Magazine September 10, 2012, Issue

A Stark Tax Contrast

Romney believes in incentives; Obama doesn’t

President Obama is correct when he says that the 2012 election represents a stark choice between two conflicting visions of economic policy. Comparing Mitt Romney’s approach to tax policy with President Obama’s, let us begin with the most obvious difference: President Obama proposes higher taxes, beginning four months from now, than Governor Romney does. If current law is not changed, all income-tax rates will increase on January 1 of next year. Governor Romney proposes to prevent all these rate increases from taking effect, while President Obama would allow the scheduled higher tax rates to bite rich taxpayers and successful small-business

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Rubio Rising

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