Ryan tells Fox News he hasn’t got the time to explain how he and Romney will pay for their tax plan

For all his celebrated wonkishness, the Janesville Genius can be strangely evasive at times, as was the case HERE:

For much of the general election, the Romney campaign has avoided any discussion of specifics, especially when it comes to the tax plan that he and Paul Ryan have put forward. On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace gave Ryan an opportunity to finally talk about the details of his plan to a national audience, how much it will cost and how the Romney administration would pay for it.

Instead, Ryan said he didn’t have time to get into the nuts and bolts of the proposal.


Ryan’s refusal to talk specifics only lends further credibility to the various studies and reports that have found time to do the math. And as ThinkProgress has reported, those studies from non-partisan organizations show that the Romney/Ryan tax plan would actually result in a huge tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. And the only way to keep it revenue neutral is to balance their plan on the backs of middle class families, who would see a tax increase of more than $2,000.



  1. Boy Wonder(ing) and Willard have had plenty of time to explain the details of their super duper tax plan but to do so would just put them further in the tank. Read our lips they’re not moving.

  2. I don’t remember President Obama going on T.V. and talking about the details of health care reform either.

    Oh wait, that’s right, he didn’t write it.

    Nancy Pelosi did.

    She was so transparent with this vague document, that was thousands of pages long that she told us they would just have to pass the bill and then we could find out what is in it.


    It has been said well and famously that politicians only really commit a gaffe when they tell the truth without meaning to. Add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the list.

    Speaking Tuesday to the 2010 Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties, Pelosi began the windup of her healthcare pitch by alluding to the controversies over the healthcare bill and the process by which it has reached its current state. Then, just after saying, “It’s going to be very, very exciting,” Pelosi gaffed, telling the local elected officials assembled that Congress “[has] to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it, away from the fog of controversy.”

    This is the same Nancy Pelosi who, only weeks earlier, was bragging about the transparency of the process that produced the bill that is currently stalled in Congress. The same Pelosi who brushed aside concerns raised by organizations like Let Freedom Ring!–where I am a senior fellow–that members of Congress actually commit to reading the bill before voting for it and that it be posted online for at least 72 hours before any vote so that the American people can read it, too.

  3. Health care is the law Doc RR tax plan not so much.

  4. It is the law now, it wasn’t when Pelosi made her comments.

    Any tax plan will have to be law in order to be enacted.

  5. Hey Doc you’re close to Ryan what’s in that snake oil?

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