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heathenheathen Posts: 7,080 Officer
For much of the general election, the Romney campaign has avoided any discussion of specifics, especially when it comes to the tax plan that he and Paul Ryan have put forward. On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace gave Ryan an opportunity to finally talk about the details of his plan to a national audience, how much it will cost and how the Romney administration would pay for it.

Instead, Ryan said he didn’t have time to get into the nuts and bolts of the proposal:

WALLACE: So how much would it cost?

RYAN: It’s revenue neutral…

WALLACE: No no, I’m just talking about cuts. We’ll get to the deductions, but the cut in tax rates.

RYAN: The cut in tax rates is lowering all Americans’ tax rates by 20 percent.

WALLACE: Right, how much does that cost?

RYAN: It’s revenue neutral.
WALLACE: But I have to point out, you haven’t given me the math.

Ryan: No, but you…well, I don’t have the time. It would take me too long to go through all of the math. But let me say it this way: you can lower tax rates by 20 percent across the board by closing loopholes and still have preferences for the middle class. For things like charitable deductions, for home purchases, for health care. So what we’re saying is, people are going to get lower tax rates.

Watch it:

Ryan has been the Republican vice presidential nominee for nearly three months, and has still not found the time to explain how a Romney administration would fund its tax plan of 20 percent deductions across the board. Perhaps that is because if he did, voters would balk at the cuts that would need to occur in programs like Medicare for the plan to remain revenue neutral.

Ryan’s refusal to talk specifics only lends further credibility to the various studies and reports that have found time to do the math. And as ThinkProgress has reported, those studies from non-partisan organizations show that the Romney/Ryan tax plan would actually result in a huge tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. And the only way to keep it revenue neutral is to balance their plan on the backs of middle class families, who would see a tax increase of more than $2,000.


  • rain dograin dog Posts: 3,245 Captain
    man we are sure gonna be lucky if obama gets to hang around for another 4 years eh?
  • heathenheathen Posts: 7,080 Officer
    yup. i'm doin' much better than the last term of boy george. i don't want 4 years of mittwit "boy george redux" romney. :)
  • dstockwelldstockwell Posts: 13,823 AG
    heathen wrote: »
    RYAN: The cut in tax rates is lowering all Americans’ tax rates by 20 percent.

    Where do I sign up, only have to pay 5%....
    It is not the responsibility of the United States to solve the problems of other countries.
  • tagtag Posts: 9,410 Admiral
    So Ryan starves grannies now? I thought he just threw them off of cliffs.

    BTW, did you know that it is Romney not Ryan who is running for president? Being a Obama supporter I know you are confused.
  • rodzrodz Posts: 670 Officer
    At some point you have to think for yourself and realize that this guys not going to make it. Remember Obamacare? "Trying to cram it down our throats". He probably doesn't want to define it because it would not be appealing enough to win the election. At least he's smart that way.
  • Lucky7Team2Lucky7Team2 Posts: 6,793 Admiral
    Yup, the moment he mentions getting rid of the MTD he will drop another 5-10% in the polls...Its over, please start packing your bags wacko righties!
  • kayakjoekayakjoe Posts: 812 Officer
    typical politician. just like with obamacare...both sides would really prefer we know as little as possible. ...however the granny starving comment is stupid...

    Always strive to never let your irresponsibility become someone else's responsibility
    once we worry more about our obligations and responsbilities and less about our rights and privileges the better things will be

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