Let’s be honest. There are only three possible reasons Mitt Romney refuses to clearly explain his views on health insurance, Medicare, and Social Security, or specify how he would close tax loopholes to fund his mega tax cut for millionaires and billionaires:
- He has no idea how he would do it;
- he is leaving room for future etch-a-sketch moments;
- he knows most people would be outraged by his plans (perhaps because they will make him look like he is looting the pockets of ordinary families for his own gain)…
It has to be one of the three. Which one is acceptable to you?
80% of Americans want tax increases to form part of a responsible, viable, comprehensive debt and deficit-reduction plan. Only 20% of Americans agree with the radical Tea Party position that there should be zero new revenues to help fund a comprehensive plan for debt and deficit-reduction. Even among Republicans, only 26% believe a serious debt and deficit-reduction plan should be done entirely with spending cuts.
The news has anti-tax ideologues rapt with dismay and outrage, because they cannot believe 80% of people would want to see their own tax burden increased, especially during a slow economic recovery, but the figures are not Obama’s; they come from Gallup. The Gallup poll does not indicate that 80% of people want their own taxes increased, only that they want tax increases of some kind to be part of the overall deal. And there is good reason for this.