Twenty-four hours later, the conservative reaction to a devastating
report about Mitt Romney’s tax plan is proving almost as interesting as
the report itself.
The report, published by the Brookings-Urban Tax Policy Center,
demonstrated that Romney’s plan, if implemented, would reduce taxes for
the wealthiest 5 percent of Americans but increase taxes for everybody
else. It’s one part of a larger agenda that would likely require, thanks
to a proposed cap on federal spending, deep cuts to key government
programs touching everything from health care to education to law enforcement.
As I said yesterday,
if you’re like most Americans, this is a plan to undermine your
government services and stick you with a higher tax bill, all so Romney
and his pals in the penthouse suite can keep more of their money.