One of the strongest elements of Mitt Romney's spectacular debate performance was his decisive rejoinder to the president's oft-repeated allegation that the Republican plans to raise taxes on middle class families. Obama said Romney has designs on an unpaid-for $5 trillion tax cut that would eventually necessitate higher tax bills for average Americans. Romney flatly rejected the claim by calling it false, then explained what he actually has in mind. But the president returned to the "$5 trillion" well on several subsequent occasions, prompting more rebuttals from his challenger. FactCheck.org and CNN reviewed Obama's accusation, and found it wanting....
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RG, you get that ALL taxing scheme redistribute wealth, right? I mean, that Obama acknowledged what taxes do, redistribute wealth, doesn't make him any different from any president before him, right? They all support taxing the public. Reagan raised taxes 17 times! So he was a wealth distributor, too, wasn't he? What am I missing here?
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