Fact-Checking on Tax Policy

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on September 15, 2012

The Obama campaign used a report from the Wall Street Journal to claim that Mitt Romney will raise taxes on the middle class. Trouble is that the report did not say what the Obama campaign claimed it said.

After demolishing the ad and the claims the ad makes, the Journal concludes with les mots justes:

Egged on by the likes of the Tax Policy Center, the media are demanding an absurd level of detail from Mr. Romney that no candidate in history has ever been required to offer. (What will you do about the tax treatment of municipal bond interest?) Meanwhile, Mr. Obama is awarded with a get-out-of-policy-jail-free card for his budget that proposes to take on debt indefinitely until the economy crashes. A middle-class tax increase is far more likely—we’d say a certainty—under Mr. Obama’s plan than it is under Mr. Romney’s.

We want nothing to do with that agenda, but readers who see our name exploited in a TV ad should take it as one more sign of the Obama campaign’s serial dishonesty.

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