Tuesday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne said Mitt Romney’s plan to cut taxes, increase defense spending and lower the deficit did not add up.
He told Maddow the fact that people were so focused on the Republican presidential candidate’s line regarding Sesame Street character Big Bird “underscores the things that weren’t picked up in what Romney said.”
“Romney said in the debate, I’m not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high-income people,” Dionne continued. “That’s exactly what George W. Bush said in the 2000 debate. You can cut rich people’s taxes by a whole lot of money and still have them pay the same share of the total. So that’s what he was really saying. Ge said he’s going to cut everybody’s taxes by 20 percent, and then he said in the debate, we’re not going to have tax cuts that add to the deficit.
“If this is math, it’s math on meth. It just doesn’t add up at all, and I think that’s the issue that has to be raised over and over again.”
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"This election is a verdict on whether we want to live in a country where the people will lose an election, refused to concede to spend the next two years trying to shred our Constitution and rip your country apart," Trump argued.
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"And that is why the swamp is fighting back so viciously and violently," Trump argued.
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