The authors of a report showing Mitt Romney’s tax reform proposal would raise taxes on the middle class aren’t backing down from their findings, even after Mitt Romney derided the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center study as “garbage”.
The Tax Policy Center addressed a number of criticisms from the Romney campaign and his supporters in a detailed Q-and-A posted on its website Thursday. None of the complaints affected its conclusions, which the group said were based on running simple numbers around Romney’s previously stated goal of revenue-neutral tax reform that would lower income tax rates while eliminating tax deductions, starting with those that benefit the wealthiest Americans.
“[I]t remains true — as we showed in our paper — that a reform proposal that meets the five goals stated above would have to raise burdens on middle-class households,” they wrote.
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