In a 1996 interview, Gloria Steinem criticized Limbaugh's use of the term feminazi . According to Steinem, "Hitler came to power against the strong feminist movement in Germany, padlocked the family planning clinics, and declared abortion a crime against the state—all views that more closely resemble Rush Limbaugh's."  In her book Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions , Steinem characterised the term as "cruel and ahistorical", and elaborated on the repression of feminism under Hitler, noting that many prominent German feminists like Helene Stöcker , Trude Weiss-Rosmarin and Clara Zetkin were forced to flee Nazi Germany while others were killed in concentration camps. 
As the state's fiscal outlook improved, Romney repeatedly, and unsuccessfully, urged the legislature to reduce the state income tax from a flat rate of percent to percent.  (In 2000, voters had approved a gradual reduction in the income tax from to percent; but as an emergency measure in response to the fiscal crisis, the legislature had halted the rollback at percent in 2002.  ) He also proposed a "tax-free shopping day",  a property tax relief for Seniors,  and a manufacturing tax credit.