Romney Campaigns to Win Some Farmersí Hearts
With elections less than a month away - campaigns are going full-steam ahead. Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney promised Iowa farmers last week that he would strengthen the family farm by cutting regulations, increasing trade, lowering energy costs and eliminating the estate tax on high-value family farms transferred after the owner dies. Romney wants to abolish the estate tax - also known as the death tax - while he says President Obama plans to raise the death tax significantly. Romney says farmers paid for the farm once - they shouldn't have to pay for it again. He says people have been waiting a long time for a farm bill - and the President has to exert the kind of leadership it takes to get the House and Senate together to pass a farm bill - which is something Romney says he will devote his time to if elected. Romney did not discuss wind energy - though - while he did promote his plan to increase oil, coal and natural gas production.
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