Chris Wallace Confronts Romney Adviser Ed Gilliespie On Romney’s Math
The math doesn’t work, despite what Paul Ryan said during the debate, and the “studies” that say it does are partisan.
During the debate, Wallace said, Paul Ryan provided no additional specifics about the tax plan. He’s said we should leave the matter up to congressional negotiation.
“Why is it all right to tell voters about the candy [the 20-percent across-the-board tax cut]…but let’s not tell them about the spinach, which is, you’re gonna lose some deductions?” Wallace asked.
Gillespie said they have discussed deductions, and said they can’t start negotiating “in a campaign environment.” Gillespie further defended the math, saying, “Six different studies have said this is entirely doable.”
Wallace deemed some of those studies “questionable.”
One of them “is a blog from a guy who was a top adviser to George W. Bush,” Wallace added. “So there are hardly nonpartisan studies.”