The unthinkable has happened: the right wing propaganda machine posing as a legitimate news outlet known as Fox News seems to have grown tired of Mitt Romney’s crap. In an interview with Romney’s policy director Lanhee Chen, Fox’s Gregg Jarret appears to be frustrated as the Romney representative once again refuses to give details on the candidate’s proposed tax plan. The campaign has consistently been vague on the question, and it continues in this interview.
Here is some of the transcript of the interview:
JARRETT: He’s not saying which of the loopholes and deductions and credits and exemptions he wants to close. That is huge. That’s significant. How can he not tell the American people those facts?
CHEN: Well, let’s back up for a second. This is a race about two dramatically different philosophies. [...] As you’ve said, they’re going to get rid of some of this underbrush, some of the deductions and some of the exemptions that are clouding our tax code.
JARRETT: But why won’t he explain how and which ones and by how much?
CHEN: Well, you know, a number of different bipartisan commissions over the years have told us exactly how we get there. The key is presidential leadership and that’s something that’s been lacking. That’s something that Governor Mitt Romney is going to provide in the White House.
JARRETT: But Mr. Chen, forgive me, you’re just not answering my question. So let me put it again: which loopholes and deductions and credits and exemptions the President’s going to get rid of would affect all Americans. Before they cast their ballot, don’t they deserve to know which ones are going, which ones are not, and by how much?
CHEN: Look Greg, Governor Romney’s been very clear that first of all we’re going to look to curb deductions for high-income taxpayers. And secondly, a lot of different deductions and exemptions are out there, we’ve got a lot of different ways to get there.
WATCH (story continues below the video):
According to the Tax Policy Center, which is strictly non-partisan, even if Romney eliminates deductions and exemptions that the ultra rich favor, he would still have to raise middle class taxes to pay for his tax plan. But we all know that Romney, Mr. Tax Manipulator in Chief, would never eliminate the tax advantages enjoyed by the rich. That would be hurting himself in order to help the middle class, and we can’t have that, now can we? It seems even Fox News wants him to cut the crap and come clean about just what a Romney tax plan would mean for America.
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