Romney to Attack Santorum on Taxes During Debate?

by Katrina Trinko

Romney policy adviser Glenn Hubbard stressed the differences between Mitt Romney’s tax plan and Rick Santorum’s today, suggesting that Romney might attack Santorum on the issue in tonight’s debate.

“This also is a contrast to the plan that Sen. Santorum has advanced,” Hubbard said of Romney’s tax plan in a conference call with reporters this afternoon, “which would significantly increase federal deficits … and conduct essentially an industrial policy by favoring one industry over another, whereas Gov. Romney wants to have low marginal tax rates across the board for any business activity Americans want to participate in.” 

The campaign offered little details about how the revenue losses from the tax cuts would be offset, although in reference to tax cuts on the individual side, Hubbard said the goal was to “accomplish the base broadening in such a way that it is disproportionately borne by upper income households.” The tax cuts proposed, the campaign says, will ultimately be revenue neutral.