“In fact, Harvard economist Martin Feldstein and Princeton economist Harvey Rosen both concede that paying for Romney’s tax cuts would require large tax increases on families making between $100,000 and $200,000.”
But that’s not true. Princeton professor Harvey Rosen tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD in an email that the Obama campaign is misrepresenting his paper on Romney’s tax plan…”
The email was quite adamant on the fact that the Obama campaign committed a major foul against professor Harvey Rosen’s report. Also, it seems that even the professor was not sure how the Obama campaign arrived at the conclusion it did. Rosen writes:
“I can’t tell exactly how the Obama campaign reached that characterization of my work. It might be that they assume that Governor Romney wants to keep the taxes from the Affordable Care Act in place, despite the fact that the Governor has called for its complete repeal. The main conclusion of my study is that under plausible assumptions, a proposal along the lines suggested by Governor Romney can both be revenue neutral and keep the net tax burden on taxpayers with incomes above $200,000 about the same. That is, an increase in the tax burden on lower and middle income individuals is not required in order to make the overall plan revenue neutral.”
Basically, the incumbent President misrepresented a study, bending it to fit his campaign’s talking points. I’m not sure which is more dishonest …lying about Romney’s tax plan or lying about research to support their conclusions.
PS - We can play this posting a bias media source game all day long.