A declaration of non-independence

This ad from the Obama campaign is running this week in various swing states. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juox7NO14KM[/youtube]

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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. (Snip) 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...

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Obama camp out with a second ad hitting Romney on taxes

A couple of days ago, I showed you THIS CAMPAIGN AD attacking Mitt Romney on the issue of taxes. Another such ad was released yesterday: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojpl-JzPDkg[/youtube]

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New Obama ad hits hard at Romney’s tax returns

If the Mittster and his pals think yesterday’s release of tax data settles the controvery, they’ve got another think coming. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMl2AUIkFs4[/youtube]  

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Romney to release 2011 tax returns today, but he’s still hiding details on the others

The story is HERE: Mitt Romney paid $1.95 million in taxes on his 2011 investment income of $13.7 million, his campaign revealed on Friday, saying it will make good this afternoon on Mr. Romney’s promise earlier this year to eventually release his full returns for that year. The Republican presidential nominee, who released his 2010 tax returns in January, continues to refuse demands from President Obama’s campaign and other Democrats to release multiple years of his returns. Mr. Obama has sought to portray Mr. Romney as an out-of-touch millionaire who used off-shore accounts and accounting gimmicks to reduce his tax liability. But Mr. Romney’s lawyer said on the campaign’s Web site that the candidate will release a letter later today from his tax advisers providing a summary of his tax liability for a 20-year period from 1990 to 2009. The campaign said the summary will show that Mr. Romney paid taxes every year during that period, that the lowest annual federal tax rate was 13.66 percent and that the Romneys gave an average of 13.45 percent of their income to charity during the...

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