Mitt Romney’s tax problem: The far-right wing bloc of the Republican Party is singing the virtues of Paul Ryan being Mitt Romney’s running mate, but um, did anyone bother to wonder how the Romney/Ryan ticket plans on selling his tax cuts that would lead to Romney paying less than one percent in taxes?
Alec MacGillis: “Already, there is a curious bit of conventional wisdom taking hold that Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan is shrewd because it will draw attention from Romney’s ever-more apparent weaknesses, notably the more rapacious elements of his work at Bain Capital and his undisclosed tax returns. Sorry, but this makes no sense. It seems hard to imagine a running mate who would jibe better with the Democrats’ Bain Capital attacks than a well-born Ayn Rand acolyte. More crucially, it is hard to imagine a running mate who will draw more attention to the matter of Romney’s taxes than Paul Ryan. Why? Because under the ‘Ryan plan’ that made the congressman famous, Mitt Romney would pay zero taxes.”
“Don’t believe it? Romney himself said so, just a few months ago.”
Matthew Ryan: “Under Paul Ryan’s plan, Mitt Romney wouldn’t pay any taxes for the next ten years — or any of the years after that. Now, do I know that that’s true. Yes, I’m certain.”
Here’s a totally unrelated question….how does Paul Ryan feel about gun control, since the Sikh temple massacre occurred in his district? Sorry but Paul Ryan is political Kryptonite, clearly out of step with the majority of Americans, except ultra-rich like the Koch brothers. Paul Ryan would be like a deer caught between two headlights if he had to step in and become the president if Romney wins the presidential election and something unforeseen occurs.