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Mitt Romney Tax Plan

Do Republicans Love Me Just for My Money?

Eric Schoenberg | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Eric Schoenberg

Even if the entrepreneurs who proclaim "I built this business" are solely responsible for their own good fortune, their kids didn't build the business. If they really dislike dependency so much, why are Republicans so passionately opposed to estate taxes?

Romney: Tribune of the Plutocracy

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Step back from the partisan posturing and political rhetoric for a moment. Ask yourself a simple question. What is the agenda of the richest Americans? What would they want to consolidate their position? In every case, Romney takes up their cause.

The Final Days, the Biggest Issue, and the Clearest Choice

Robert Reich | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

As we go into the final days of a dismal presidential campaign where too many issues have been fudged or eluded -- and the media only want to talk about is who's up and who's down -- the biggest issue on which the candidates have given us the clearest choice is whether the rich should pay more in taxes.

'Devoted' Tax Specialist: Romney's Tax Plan Is 'Not Mathematically Possible'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

Another economist has joined the chorus of analysts saying that Mitt Romney's tax plan doesn't add up. "I like tax reform. I want to broaden the ba...

The Romney Deduction 'Bucket' List

Marion Just | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Marion Just

How is Gov. Romney going to fulfill the promise he made twice during the first debate -- "I will not, under any circumstances, increase taxes on the middle class"?

5 Metaphors to Explain Romney's Tax Plan

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Dr. Faheem Younus

Where is the guy who pulled our car out of the ditch? Remember? In May of 2010 when President Obama encapsulated a ton of economic jargon for the ave...

Romney's Tax Plan: Are Blogs Evidence? What Is?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

It's shocking to me that the Mitt Romney campaign is now lurching around, daily trotting out new "studies" and "solutions" to their tax plan's math problem -- "we'll broaden the base (but can't say how)"... "we'll cap deductions at $17,000"... "whoops... that doesn't work... we'll cap them at $25,000." The Romney team clearly threw out their tax plan -- 20 percent cuts across the board -- without any of the requisite spade work to see if it actually made sense. And now that real studies are challenging it, they're veering from "just trust us" to setting the evidentiary bar down so low that anything with numbers on it can clear it. Not surprising, given the beating the facts have taken in this election cycle, but not so good for democracy, not to mention the truth.

Larry Summers Slams Romney's Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

Harvard economist Larry Summers says that Mitt Romney's tax plan fails the basic test of arithmetic. "It's just not possible to do what he says," S...

What We Know About Obama's and Romney's Tax Proposals

Mark Steber | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

No single question is of greater confusion so far in the political process than which candidate's tax plan is better for America, the majority of taxpayers, and better for you personally.

WATCH: Romney Dodges Tax Plan Questions At Every Turn

Posted 10.18.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney’s tax plan would lower tax rates for everyone, including middle-class households, while also managing to close the deficit. At least if ...

Romney's Tax Plan Still Would Be A Giveaway To The Rich

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney unofficially presented a new tax proposal during the second presidential debate Tuesday night, saying that...

Romney Plan Doesn't Add Up

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney's proposed cap on itemizing tax deductions could not on its own raise enough new government tax revenue t...

Round Two: Was it Romney's to Win or Obama's to Lose?

Mickey Costa | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Mickey Costa

After Tuesday night's intense debate, there is certainly a lot to dissect. But in the interest of concision, there is a short answer: Regardless of who "won," one thing was for certain -- Romney continued to hold Obama's feet the fire.

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Tax Plan Math Doesn't Add Up | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

In Tuesday night's presidential debate, Mitt Romney thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts. We're talking tax policy...

Amanda Terkel

Past Paul Ryan Vs. Present: 'People Are Reassured When Political Leaders Are Being Specific' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have refused to release specifics on their tax plan, particularly when it comes to which deducti...

Ex-Reagan Adviser: Romney's Tax Plan Will Not Jump-Start The Economy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business

Contrary to the Romney campaign's promises, a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan says that Mitt Romney's tax plan just won't revive th...

Lots Of Smart People Say Romney's Tax Plan Math Doesn't Work

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business

A growing number of economists and journalists are saying that the math for Mitt Romney's tax plan just doesn't add up. The Republican presidential...

Clinton Explains Romney's Tax Plan 'Illusion'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton reprised his role as President Barack Obama's "secretary of explaining stuff" on Tuesday, starring in a new video seekin...

Taibbi: Romney, Ryan Tax Plan 'Should Be Slaughtered By The Press'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business

The media should be acting like Vice President Joe Biden and responding to to Mitt Romney's campaign with "contemptuous laughter" because "it's not se...

Sam Stein

Top Romney Adviser Challenged Over Studies Supporting Tax Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time publicly, the Mitt Romney campaign was asked Sunday to defend the six studies it routinely cites as supportive of the...

The Final Word On Mitt Romney's Tax Plan

Bloomberg | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign says I'm full of it. I said Romney's tax plan is mathematically impossible: he can't simultaneously keep his pledges to cut tax...

Obama Ad Hits Mitt Romney's 'Fair' Tax Rate

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign released an ad Friday attacking Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for paying 14 percent in federal taxes last year on the...

Ryan Grim

Romney Backs Up Biden On Key Aspect Of Mitt's Tax Plan | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a much replayed moment from Thursday night's debate, Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan tussled over whether it was mathemat...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Barney Frank Slams Paul Ryan's 'Lack Of Specifics' | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said that vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's "lack of specifics" about Mitt Romney's tax plan during Thursday night's d...

Larry Summers Slams Romney's Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Larry Summers has joined the growing list of people saying that Mitt Romney's tax plan just does not work. "It’s easy to say that 'My plan is to ...