Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Romney Sucks At Math, Truth

Romney has a "plan" for cutting taxes.  This "plan" will not lead to tax cuts on the rich, but tax breaks for all.  This "plan" will not increase the deficit because the "plan" will end various deductions for rich people making it revenue neutral.

The details of HOW Romney's "plan" will work have not been released.  Nor will they be released.  Like his tax returns, such details are not for "you people".

The Tax Policy Center tried to figure out how Romney could do what he said he wanted to do and found that in order for the plan to be revenue neutral - even under the ludicrous assumptions of the "plan" - taxes would have to be raised on everyone else.

A lot.

Is there some secret plan in the "plan" to make this untrue?  Since Romney won't release details of his "plan" we have no way of knowing.  Just like we have no way of knowing if Romney paid no taxes for ten years.

At some point our "failed media experiment" will need to address the unprecedented lying and obfuscation from the Romney campaign.


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