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October 04, 2012
The Tax Policy Center is NOT a non-partisan organization. It is a joint venture between the left leaning Brookings Institute and the left leaning Urban Institute. STOP SAYING THAT THE TAX POLICY CENTER IS NON-PARTISAN!!!
The Tax Policy Center was formed ten years ago by tax experts who had worked under Reagan, Bush and Clinton. I don't know HOW you define non-partisan...but clearly there is no such thing in your confined universe.
“Governor Romney’s proposal that he’s been promoting for 18 months, calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. . . . When you add up all the loopholes and deductions that upper-income individuals are currently taking advantage of, you take those all away, you don’t come close to paying for $5 trillion in tax cuts. I have been around a look time and heard that argument again and again--we we iill tighten up --not raise taxes on high income earners-- and it will create a lot of jobs. Easy to say. Certainly didn't work for Bush.
The claim that 18% of doctors SAID they will take no NEW Medicare patients may be technically true. But it is horribly misleading and disingenuous. Just as high a number of doctors will not take ANY new patients. They often simply have too many patients already. If anything...a BIG part of our health care problems stems from this very issue, Too few doctors. We will have an even smaller pool if something doesn't change in how we finance higher education...education in general.