Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New York Times Monday 16 April 2012

"Aides Play Down Romney’s Talk on Taxes for Wealthy

"Senior advisers to Mitt Romney said Monday that Mr. Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, was merely tossing around ideas, not making policy announcements, when his chat with donors about some significant changes to the tax code was overheard by reporters at a fund-raiser this weekend.

"Campaign surrogates and officials played down Mr. Romney’s candid talk about tax changes for the wealthy, including ending mortgage interest deductions for second homes, eliminating deductions for state and local taxes, as well as closing or merging federal agencies that deal with education [!] and housing [!!]...."

That's a great start, Mitt.  How about dumping the mortgage deduction completely.

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Arn Nelson in Chicago

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