Skip to comments.Joe Biden miscited our work at the debate last night
Posted on 10/13/2012 7:09:38 AM PDT by don-o
In last nights vice presidential debate, Vice President Biden said (as best we can decipher) that AEI research supports the assertion that Governor Romneys tax plan would hike taxes on the middle class.
First, we would note that AEI does not take institutional positions on any policy matters and that the views we have expressed are only our own.
More importantly, Vice President Bidens assertion is completely incorrect. In fact, we have demonstrated that Governor Romneys plan can accomplish his stated goal of providing 20% statutory rate reductions for ordinary income while maintaining distributional and revenue neutrality. In plain English, that means that Governor Romney is proposing neither an $86 billion tax hike nor a $5 trillion tax cut, as the Obama-Biden campaign repeatedly asserts.
Read Alex Brills American piece for a synthesis of our work.
Transcript from debate:
Now, theres not enough the reason why the AEI study, the American Enterprise Institute study, the Tax Policy Center study, the reason they all say its going taxes go up on the middle class, the only way you can find $5 trillion in loopholes is cut the mortgage deduction for middle-class people, cut the health care deduction, middle-class people, take away their ability to get a tax break to send their kids to college. Thats why they arrive at it.
Lies cause every word outta his mouth was nothing but.
That’ll end the 5 trillion discussion during the next debate. Romney looking straight into camera: “Who do you believe - the loud-mouthed connecticut m-f or the professor who authored the report?”
And I am sure this statement by the AEI will be widely covered by all the media ... yes?