Romney hints at tax changes
April 16th, 2012
11:55 AM ET
10 years ago

Romney hints at tax changes

New York (CNN) - One of the biggest knocks on Mitt Romney this election cycle is that his policy proposals have lacked specificity - especially when it comes to how much the government should tax, and what programs it should spend that revenue on.

But on Sunday, a few new details were revealed as reporters were able to eavesdrop on a closed Romney fundraiser.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. charlesName

    As he has said, he don't care about the poor. And he don't like middle class cause he has no control over them. He wants low to no tax on the rich, but wants the pay roll workers to pay more. So we as workers will be paying for it all. No where near fare!!

    April 16, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney cannot run from the inevitable debate question the will be posed to both candidates.

    "How will your proposed tax reforms affect you personally?"

    April 16, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    "On Monday, the Romney campaign said we shouldn't consider the details overheard by reporters to be an official position of the presumptive nominee. Instead, a Romney campaign official told CNN that the candidate was "tossing ideas out" and not "unveiling policy."

    Etch A Sketch Mitt is finding out just how difficult a job double talk / speaking with forked tongue pandering REALLY is. Popcorn time is here again.

    Mitt Romney 2012 ... Weakest.Candidate.Ever

    April 16, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  4. GOP is for the rich

    Mitt doesn't WANT to give details....that would show how full of cr*p his budget is! He doesn't even want anyone to see his tax return....that's why he filed for an extension... until after the election!

    April 16, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  5. GOP is for the rich

    He wants to run the country and he can't even get his tax return in on time????

    April 16, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. Wake up people

    Flip-flop, flip-flop, that's the sound Mittens makes whenever he opens his idiotic mouth. That's the problem with pandering, you can't please everyone, so you run on your principles. But if you have none, case in point, Mittens, you will say whatever to get what you want. It kind of reminds me of a female that dates only wealthy men and tells them whatever they want to hear just so they will give her whatever she wants. Has Mittens sold himself to the republican party, sure looks that way.

    OBAMA 2012!

    April 16, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  7. Shann

    Romney’s proposals lack specificity? Are you kidding me? When our current president was running, he promised anything and everything, including a robust economy. But he has done nothing. Where were your cries for specifics when Obama was on the campaign trail? The Kettle calling the pot black?

    April 16, 2012 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    By the time Mitt Romney actually takes the time to figure out what he really believes, it will be too late. I for one am not willing to give him the chance to wait until AFTER the election to tell me what his real plans for America are. All this wishy-washy emptiness he thinks is "cute" is a real turn-off.


    April 16, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Don't get your panties in a wad folks - he'll change what he says at least once before tomorrow.


    April 16, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    President Obama was not given the WHOLE TRUTH about the economy until he got into the white house. That's when he realized the two wars and the previous tax cuts and Medicare D WERE NOT PAID FOR.

    April 16, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. GOP is for the rich

    Mitt has no plan! It's just a jumble of unconnected numbers that amount to nothing.

    April 16, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  12. GOP is for the rich

    Now to shake the Mitts-a-sketch!

    April 16, 2012 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  13. Bill, NY

    Romney = recipe for economic disaster. If you cut taxes and goverment spending in this economy only the very rich will have money. Goverment will shut down and crime will be rampant. We are already seeing crimes of desperation due to this bad economy. Anyone who thinks the party(Republican) that got us to this point and seeks to keep us there or worse, just to make sure that Obama is a one term president is just plain insane.

    April 16, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  14. The Real Tom Paine

    Once again, Mitt has had almost 6 years to prepare something, or at least have an underlying idea. He has nothing, except to pander to a base that does not believe him and look stunned when people don't buy into it, as if they are the problem rather than the ideas he is proposing.

    April 16, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  15. GOP is for the rich

    This is why you DON'T want a businessman as president......he doesn't sweat the details, he just wants his huge salary and bonus!!! Most CEO's can't tell you how their business runs....that's what secretaries are for!

    April 16, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  16. Norma Vessels

    Looks to me like all that man wants to do is slash programs for the middle class and poor, while keeping the rich fat and sassy!

    April 16, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  17. Hammerer

    The oboma team screams for Romney to release his tax records.
    How about oboma releasing the tax records for all of the 11 social security accounts he owns.
    I know that snuffy and rudy have the answers for this, they have all of the dems talking points down pat.

    April 16, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  18. Harry Wreckdom

    Notice the title of this article – Rmoney "HINTS" at tax changes. But where are the specifics???

    April 16, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  19. CBR

    If Mr. Romney has all these plans then why isn't he talking about them now. Certainly taxes are a hot topic right now. He has had plenty of time to outline tax reform. Why now?

    Taking away the estate tax will do nothing because the very rich will find ways around that tax and leave a very limited amount that could be taxed. AN estate tax might hurt his own children. Were there taxes that were levied against his inheritance? What about others who inherited their wealth?

    April 16, 2012 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |