Paul Ryan announced that he and Mitt Romney will wait until they’re elected to tell us just what tax loopholes they plan on closing. (See story here) Really?
That’s like going to buy a car and having the dealer say, “This is a great car with a lot of features, but I’m not showing you any of them until you sign on the dotted line.”
Mitt Romney “was overheard telling supporters at a private fundraiser in Florida over the weekend that he might seek to limit tax deductions for mortgages”. (See story here) Naturally, his campaign made him back away from this remark.
But, what exactly would Romney and Ryan cut to make up for the “$5 trillion in forgone revenue“.
Cheryl and I all ready pay thousand dollars in taxes higher than a couple is allowed to legally marry. So, take away my mortgage deduction and I can kiss a lot more of my hard earned money to go up in smoke. And, why should I vote for someone who won’t even tell me to my face that, yes, I’m taking away your largest deduction, so I can cut taxes on the ultra-rich?
I know a lot of people who are planning to vote for Romney and they’re going to be bitching if he runs and passes a radical tax law.
But, they will tell you a lot about their Medicare system. Romney gave some details to reporters in Miami:
“My plan for Medicare is very similar to his plan for Medicare. My plan, like his, really expands Medicare Advantage. It says, let’s give people more opportunity to take advantage of not just the standard Medicare, but also the [private insurance] policies that are available in the market place.”
Get it? They want to privatize more Medicare, but they don’t want to tell you what tax deductions they’re ending. And, they send out their main man (John Sununu) to keep repeating the lie of the $716 billion Obama “gutted” from Medicare”.