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The ever-charming Mitt Romney was trying to make the point that President Obama was lying when he claimed that Romney's tax plan would benefit the wealthy. To make the point, Romney said he has five sons, so he's used to hearing things that aren't true, but that people hope will be believed as true if they keep telling them. In other words, he was saying that President Obama is a liar, and that the reason he knows it is because he recognizes liars because his sons are liars:
Number two, I will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. I know that you and your running mate keep saying that and I know it’s a popular thing to say with a lot of people, but it’s just not the case. Look, I’ve got five boys. I’m used to people saying something that’s not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping I’ll believe it. But that -- that is not the case. All right? I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans.