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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AmyDB says: "BTW that's not taking into account the growing of the economy & thus a broadening of the tax base which is also one of the points Romney stressed." How long ago was it that George W Bush president when he said the EXACT SAME THING about his tax cuts? And just how did that work out for America? How many of those 8 years had revenues in excess of expenditures like the year Bush took office? There's a name for that, AmyDB - it's called COGNITIVE DISSONANCE!
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