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Romney campaign defends tax plan

Mitt Romney’s campaign fiercely defended his tax plan Thursday, a day after an independent study concluded it would offer big tax cuts to wealthy Americans while heavying the burden on middle- and lower-class families.

On a conference call with reporters, Romney advisers ripped the study -- conducted by the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute -- as “biased” and “a joke.”

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