8 things to know about the candidates' tax policies

The Obama campaign's messaging job on tax policy has been quite impressive, especially given the president's flawed record on this front.

Over the last four years, President Obama has not only ignored the need for major tax reform, but has also enacted counterproductive changes that narrow the tax base and raise marginal rates. Then, after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney presented a tax reform vision that emphasized simplification, fairness, and growth, the Obama campaign refused to engage in a substantive policy debate, instead firing repeated and sometimes false attacks on the accounting assumptions underlying the Romney plan.

As voters head to the polls next week, it behooves them to see through the Obama campaign's political games and understand a few basic facts about the president's record on taxes and about the impact of Romney's tax plan. 

Read the full article at The American

Alex Brill is a research fellow at AEI.

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