Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:21 PM
kpete (48,315 posts)
Anderson Cooper calls out Romney for claiming ‘blog posts’ are tax plan studies
Source: Raw Story
In his “Keeping Them Honest” segment, Cooper observed that Romney had pointed to “six studies” to defend the tax plan, “but neither he nor his running mate Paul Ryan have ever specified which tax deductions they’ll cap, which loopholes they’ll close, or frankly give out many details at all.”
“Despite that handicap, a bipartisan panel of three authors for the Tax Policy Center examined the plan and concluded that there’s really no way of making the numbers work, that is unless the middle class pays more. Thousands of dollars more per family, according to the authors,” the CNN host added.
But recently Romney told NBC’s David Gregory that the Tax Policy Center was biased and that he had “five different economic studies, including one oat Harvard, Princeton and AEI and a couple at the Wall Street Journal” to back his proposal. Romney later increased that total to six studies while facing President Barack Obama at the first presidential debate.
“The suggestion is that these are full-blown academic studies,” Cooper noted on Monday. “Actually, three are blog posts, one is a Wall Street Journal op-ed. In the Wall Street Journal piece, Martin Feldstein, who’s also a campaign advisor, makes the math work but only by using a different definition of middle class than Mr. Romney uses in his own plan.”
Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/16/anderson-cooper-calls-out-romney-for-claiming-blog-posts-are-tax-plan-studies/
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Anderson Cooper calls out Romney for claiming ‘blog posts’ are tax plan studies (Original post)
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Response to flamingdem (Reply #1)
Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:34 PM
Kalidurga (9,629 posts)
2. I was going to say it's still not as funny as Chris Wallace dubunking the studies...
The only thing that would be funnier is if the rest of the Fox news staff did the same thing.
Response to kpete (Original post)
Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:50 PM
DallasNE (4,328 posts)
5. All One Needs To Do To Make The Numbers Work
Is to find the magic economic growth number that makes it work. That is what George W. Bush did and we know how that turned out. With Romney's plan you not only need to do that but also apply the exact definition of middle class, meaning it will probably create even bigger deficits than what we had under Bush. And why wouldn't that be the case. After all, not only is Romney keeping all of the Bush tax cuts but he eliminates taxes on dividends, capital gains and the estate tax -- all taxes that heavily favor the wealthy. Then when you add in another $2 trillion in defense spending the deficit goes BOOM.
Not to worry, Romney will have still another proposal for tonights debate. Ignore that and debate what Romney has been talking about on the campaign trail for all of these months. On immigration that means "self deportation" -- you get the idea.
Response to kpete (Original post)
Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:19 PM
ailsagirl (11,624 posts)
6. I'm not sure but I think Anderson is a Dem
I used to watch his talk show and noted that his BIG concern is bullying. He's done a number of shows about it and makes sure everyone gets the message. Would a repuke do that?
Yes, he's rich but he seems like a regular person.