"Governor Romney ... promised that he wouldn't raise taxes. Well it was only $750 million in tax increases," Gingrich told the Hillsborough County Republicans. "Including, strangely enough, a tax on people who are blind. Now, I know they were scraping the bottom of the barrel, but surely there are ways to avoid taxing people who are blind."
So what was he talking about? In 2007, Romney proposed millions in fees to pay for balancing the state budget, including one fee that charged $10 to receive a state certificate of blindness. It was later repealed.
The candidates will debate twice this weekend in New Hampshire. Expect to hear more of these nuggets coming from Gingrich at both contests.
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