Mitt Romney's 'timid' tax plan
January 5th, 2012
03:51 PM ET
11 years ago

Mitt Romney's 'timid' tax plan

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - If Republican primary voters are inclined to reward candidates who have big, bold, game-changing plans for the tax code, Mitt Romney might be in trouble.

Compared to the ideas pushed by other White House hopefuls this cycle - particularly Newt Gingrich - Romney's plan is just not that aggressive.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
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    Gross. Mom jeans.

    January 5, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    What a dork.

    January 5, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    What a joke. This article puts the focus on the alleged "tax plans" of the GOBP deathcult. As we all know, any such plan must contain tax cuts for the filthy rich, as demanded by the hidden elites controlling the deathcult. In the meantime, TWO THIRDS OF AMERICA (including two thirds of the 1%) want the Bush tax cuts for the filthy rich to end and a new millionaire's surtax. Even half of GOBP voters want this!

    What is even more obnoxious than the GOBP deathcult fixation on caring only for the greedy, and not the needy (and a party pushing a tax plan opposed by two thirds of the country is pretty obnoxious!) is that our so-called "liberal" media like CNN refuse to report on this "elephant in the living room." More proof our country has no free press or elections. It's all rigged theater for the masses. Don't be fooled.

    January 5, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. Mitt Romney - He`ll say Anything to Get Elected

    How can a "businessman" have a "plan" for sizing revenues that is divorced from a plan for spending? [i.e. a budget].

    We already have a deficit. If a candidate advocates a further cut in revenue, shouldn`t we DEMAND to see their rock hard Spending plans in major areas [defense, medicare, Social security, Corporate givaways, etc.]?

    January 5, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  5. Me

    Apparently 'aggressive' is now synonymous with "crazy"

    January 5, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  6. GonzoinHouston

    Please, Mitt, please don't ever wear jeans in public again. Your look just underscores the obvious difference between a man of your caste and the rest of us unwashed heathens.

    January 5, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  7. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    aggressive, timid, whatever.... At least he HAS a plan! Where's Obama's "plan"??? Oh yeah, steal money from A to give to B. Spend more, tax more, borrow more. And as we have seen over the last 3 years, it IS a VERY AGGRESSIVE SPENDING, TAXING AND BORROWING plan!!!

    January 5, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    Even his clothes are not that aggressive. I have never seen anyone, except the extremely spoled rich, look as out of place as this flip flopper does "dressed down".
    The teapublikans really and truly have nobody. This is the best and he zucks!

    January 5, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  9. mario

    watch him flipflopping again tomorrow ,,,,

    January 5, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    Timid? Not all that aggressive? The only thing timid here is CNN's article. By any objective measure, Mittens' plutocratic nonsense is going to accelerate the already-occurring redistribution of the nation's wealth to those who are already extremely wealthy. That's mathematical fact and it makes his plan a load of exrtemist ideologue pandering nonsense. It is, in fact, an act of outright hostility and aggression towards the middle class and poor. This article's entire premise is equivalent to giving Mittens the gold star for being the sanest committed person in the asylum or the least silly clown in the GOP/Teatroll big top. Stop trying to soften his pandering exrtemism to help him in the general election and start reporting objectively like you're supposed to...or do you not have the balls to report with integrity?

    January 5, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. Larry L

    Interesting that a really rich man wouldn't want to change the tax system very much. Could it be that rich people are living large under the Bush tax cuts? Aren't they the job creators? Romney did in fact create jobs – in India and China!

    January 5, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  12. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "Where's Obama's "plan"??? "

    The reason you can't answer that question is because either (a) you're easily brainwashed or (b) you've deliberately chosen to remain ignorant and uninformed. The President's plans have been quite clear, and nearly all of his plans have been vigorously opposed by your GOBP deathcult.

    January 5, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  13. Ben Dover

    He trys to look like he is middle class... but his oath is to the Rich and Corporations..

    Willard: "Corporations are people too my friends".

    January 5, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "Interesting that a really rich man wouldn't want to change the tax system very much"

    Oh, but he does. CNN is just covering it up by comparing it only to the MORE extreme nonsense the othe GOP/Teatrolls proposed. That doesn't make Mittens' proposal any less extreme. It just means he smoked slightly less crack before getting under Norquist's desk to come up with a plan.

    Moreover, the issue this article should have brought up immediately is that Mittens has promised NEVER to release his tax returns, even if nominated. NOBODY WHO REFUSES TO BE TRANSPARENT ABOUT THEIR TAX RETURNS SHOULD BE CONSIDERD AT ALL CREDIBLE ON THE ISSUE OF TAX REFORM. Captain Buffet Rule is hiding that he's the freekin poster boy for the insanely wealthy paying far less in effective tax rates than people struggling to feed and educate their children.

    January 5, 2012 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  15. Lynda/Minnesota

    Never thought I'd be saying this, but I'm beginning to miss that blue plaid shirt of his after all. It had more of a rugged down home appeal. This newest shirt of his is too standoffish and boring.

    January 5, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |