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Forum Post: Fox got right! [ don't quote me on this - but it is TRUE! ]

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 15, 2012, 5:40 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Chris Wallace Takes On Romney Adviser Over ‘Questionable’ Studies Supporting Romney’s Tax Plan to find $5T in deductions to offset $5T in tax cuts that some identify as "bribes to voters"
Not to mention the additional $2T in new military spending
by Meenal Vamburkar | 12:36 pm, October 14th, 2012

On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace spoke to Romney adviser Ed Gillespie about the Romney "tax plan". The pair sparred over the campaign’s lack of details — and Wallace went on to deem the studies that support the plan very “questionable.”

Wallace said, "Paul Ryan provided no additional specifics about the tax plan. He’s said we should leave the matter up to congressional negotiation [ that always works ]. Why is it all right to tell voters about the candy [the 20-percent across-the-board tax cut]…but let’s not tell them about the spinach, which is, you’re gonna lose some deductions?

Gillespie said they have discussed deductions, and claimed they can’t start negotiating details “in a campaign environment.” Gillespie further defended the math, repeated the mantra from his bosses,
Six different studies have said this is entirely doable.”

Wallace pointed out some of those studies are "very questionable. One of them is a blog from a guy who was a top adviser to George W. Bush. There are no nonpartisan studies.”

Gillespie argued that the neo-con American Enterprise Institute, among others, “are very credibly sources for economic analysis.”

“You wouldn’t say that AEI is a conservative think tank?” Wallace asked.

“I would say it is a right-leaning think tank,” Gillespie replied. “That doesn’t make it not credible.”

“It doesn’t make it nonpartisan,” Wallace countered.

Gillespie disagreed:
It does make it nonpartisan. It is not a partisan organization, I can tell you, there are many instances where there have been things AEI came out with and said, I didn’t find it to be necessarily to be helpful to the Republican Party.

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[-] 2 points by ericweiss (575) 1 year ago

Paul Ryan, in Thursday’s debate cited six studies as defending the dubious proposition that Governor Romney would not have to savage the middle class to pay for his tax cuts.
Josh Barro demolishes this as another of Romney/Ryan’s lies:

The Romney campaign sent over a list of the studies, but they are perhaps more accurately described as “private analyses,” since four of them are blog posts or op-eds.
I’m not hating — I blog for a living — but I don’t generally describe my posts as “studies.”

None of the analyses do what Romney’s campaign says:
show that his tax plan is sound.

This is part of the conservative battle plan.
Publish analyses in settings that are not reviewed by experts (such as blogs).
Then cite the analyses as well as the ones that Democrats cite and say “Ah there bunch of studies, who knows which ones are right.”
This is just as misleading as the outright lying they practice.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Wallace might be getting haunted by his dead father.

What else could it be.

I'm sure the FOX execs are like "Chriiis, You have some 'splainin' to do"

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

Its about time!

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

LOL.

Just a rare aberration.