Andrew Fieldhouse writes that Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson is drinking Romney’s tax cut Kool-Aid. Romney's contradictory tax plan requires voters to guess which promises he'll keep. Shouldn't that be his job?
Andrew Fieldhouse writes that Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson is drinking Romney’s tax cut Kool-Aid. From Blog of the Century:
Last week, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney added to the myriad of promises that make up his part-exceptionally detailed, part-mystery meat tax agenda—promising that none of his tax cuts would add to the deficit, that the middle class would see a tax break, and that upper-income households would see no tax break. Thursday, I explained at length why these pledges, coupled with his specific tax cutting plans that cannot be written off, are mathematically impossible. Romney’s tax plan didn’t add up before Wednesday night, and it’s now further into the realm of fantasy. But the Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson didn’t get the memo; instead, he’s drinking Romney’s tax cut Kool-Aid.Read more on the blog.
Essentially, Samuelson is giving greater weight to vague promises—promises that don’t add up, mind you—than to the very detailed plan Romney has laid out for cutting individual and corporate income taxes and eliminating the individual and corporate Alternative Minimum Taxes, estate tax, and Affordable Care Act taxes, among other tax cuts. In doing so, he unjustifiably criticizes President Obama for going after the price tag of the concrete, actually scoreable proposals that Romney has laid out....