We all have seen a pattern that has been ignored by the media for a very long time. Until just this weekend. No one has been asking the tough questions that are important to the middle class when the Romney campaign continue to lie, lie and lie.
The Romney camp has been obscuring what their real policy positions are in many areas while publicly claiming they will create 12 million jobs in his first term (a job number no President had ever reached in one term) or when they promise Medicare program will exist (of course, after they make it a voucher program and cut benefits for seniors), or when they claim they will reduce the deficit at the same time increase military spending, cutting taxes to the top 2% and meeting all of the core obligations of running a government without giving one ounce of detail on how they will raise enough revenue in Romney’s fraud tax plan that will reduce many popular tax benefit programs to the middle class.
Well, this weekend the chickens did come to roost as the media and concerned fact checkers have had it with Romney and company giving them their deserving smack down for their lack of substance on how they expect their tax-cut plan would work to reduce the deficit without shifting the taxes burden on the middle class while giving the wealthy a handout.
Yes, you have heard it right. There is uncertainty about the Romney/Ryan tax plan. Even conservative pundits are saying the only way the Romney plan will raise enough revenue is by increase taxes on the middle class in the form of tax reform that will impact deductions that benefit the middle class such as eliminate the home-mortgage interest deduction, ending the deduction for charitable giving, poking protections for investment income, etc. Tax analysts say, it is mathematically impossible to cut taxes at the level the Romney plan asserts without cuts to programs (deductions) that benefits the poor and middle class America. Tax Policy Center study of Romney’s plan notes:
Our major conclusion is that any revenue-neutral individual income tax change that incorporates the features Governor Romney has proposed would provide large tax cuts to high-income households, and increase the tax burdens on middle- and/or lower-income taxpayers.
It has been easy for Mitt Romney to put a straight face and say I will not release my taxes or I will not reveal my plans on TeeVee unless it is in public, taking so many flip flopping positions and not be held accountable for being a fraud. Could this be a wake up call, a signal the media is sending to Mitt Romney saying, the buck stops here and from here on the Romney camp will have to give tangible answer to the middle class they are trying to deceive? I hope so! However, regardless of this renewed effort by the media to pushback to keep Romney in check, considering Romney’s track record and many flip flopping positions, it is inevitable but to conclude that Mitt Romney’s motto is to hit the middle class hard while giving the wealthy a tax welfare.