David Firestone challenges Willard Mitt Romney’s “mathematically impossible” tax and spending proposals. There’s no there there:
… the presumptive Republican nominee claims his far deeper tax cuts would have a price tag of exactly zero dollars. He has no intention of submitting his tax plan to the [Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation] or anywhere else that might conduct a serious analysis, since he seems intent on running a campaign far more opaque than any candidate has in years.
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… Mr. Romney has also vowed to repeal any Obama regulation that might burden the economy, without telling us which ones. Could he mean the power-plant rule that keeps mercury out of children’s lungs, perhaps? Or the one requiring better brakes on big trucks? Or the one expanding disability protections to people with AIDS or autism? Don’t expect an answer.