If Mitt Romney asked for ten years of tax returns from those on his vice presidential shortlist, including Paul Ryan, why should the American people expect anything less from Romney himself? Obama for America has released a new video that offers five big reasons we ought to know:
Mediaite has an irreverent take on why Mitt might not be releasing his tax returns: http://bit.ly/RPKqok
Romney won’t specify which tax deductions he’d close – his advisors have said it would be politically “suicidal” to do so. But tax experts have run the numbers, including the experts that Mitt Romney cites to tout his own plan. They say Romney would have to raise taxes on middle class families in order to pay for his $5 trillion in tax cuts skewed toward millionaires and billionaires.
A Princeton University expert, whose study is cited by Romney as evidence that his plan is viable, actually finds that Romney’s proposed tax cuts would only work if he mostly reduced the mortgage deduction: http://bloom.bg/UTcXIs
And across the country, Romney is drawing criticism for his rush to politicize an international tragedy. Now the reviews are coming in as to what his choices, and “ready, shoot, aim” style, could mean for the Presidency.
The Virginian Pilot on Romney’s “gaffe”: http://bit.ly/RWZSO
- The Roanoke Times on Romney’s “ready, shoot, aim” foreign-policy strategy: http://bit.ly/RPKg0h
- The Des Moines Register: http://bit.ly/RPKg0
- The Cleveland Plain Dealer: http://bit.ly/RPKbd5
- The Reaction talks about why Romney’s reaction is important to pay attention to: http://bit.ly/UbbDym