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Old 03-22-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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Etch-a-Sketch Romney will simply change his positions on his tax and economic policies once he sees polls that will show that his plans are widely unpopular, so whatever current position he's taken on the subject matter is irrelevant and is not worthy of review, discussion, or consideration.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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Randomstudent, the graph that you posted shows that Romney's tax plan would better than Obama's for everyone other than those with incomes in the bottom 20%. We also don't yet know his specific plans for which deductions to eliminate.

As far as the deficit, it's impossible to say his plans would drastically add to the deficit when we don't know which deductions will be eliminated and we don't know how much spending he plans to cut. He does plan to cut quite a lot.

See this about Obama's plans:

CBO says Obama's latest budget would add $3.5 trillion in deficits through 2022 - The Hill's On The Money
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: NC
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Randomstudent, the graph that you posted shows that Romney's tax plan would better than Obama's for everyone other than those with incomes in the bottom 20%. We also don't yet know his specific plans for which deductions to eliminate.

As far as the deficit, it's impossible to say his plans would drastically add to the deficit when we don't know which deductions will be eliminated and we don't know how much spending he plans to cut. He does plan to cut quite a lot.

See this about Obama's plans:

CBO says Obama's latest budget would add $3.5 trillion in deficits through 2022 - The Hill's On The Money
Your argument seems a bit like having your cake and eating it too. You are using the pre-deduction elimination numbers to show how much he is cutting and arguing the removal of deductions will make the deficit go away, as if by magic. When we do not know exactly what if any deduction Romney plans to remove.

As I said I am still agog to hear Romney's plan to eliminate the deficit.

As to Obama's plans the article clearly lays out why that is. The CBO's baseline relies on underlying assumptions that are highly unrealistic (though in fairness I do wish they would just eliminate all the bush tax cuts).

In all honestly though if congress just did nothing for the next 10 months on the debt except honor previous committments we would probably be in better shape then both plans since the Bush tax cuts would expire entirely and the very large triggered cuts would occur.
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