At a press event today to an audience of journalists at a Bloomberg event, Marco Rubio stressed the math behind Mitt's tax plan is important. I never thought I'd see the day when Marco Rubio is the pragmatic, common sense member of the GOP.
He stated during this event that:
"I don't think that those, especially the home interest deduction, [reducing that] is troubling, because it really helps the middle class. Do you really want to hurt charitable giving in a country when you are saying that you want to rely less on government and more on private institutions to deal with these issues? And how are you going to raise taxes on people on their health care premiums when you are saying you want there to be a system in place where folks can have more control over their own money?"Finally, a member of the Republican party is seeing the light. Even Rubio came to the conclusion that without cutting mortgage deductions, charitable contributions or insurance premium deductions, which would disproportionally hurt the lower and middle class, would only cover about 4% of the cost to cover Mitten's broad sweeping, massive tax cut....the same conclusion that supposed super-hyper-liberal (but in reality, non-partisan) Tax Policy Center and a recent Joint Committee on taxation came to.
Rubio finally came to the conclusion that every other reality based person came to long ago, either Mitt's lying about how he plans on paying for his unnecessary $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy or he's lying about the plan being "deficit neutral". Either way, that makes Mitt a liar.
You know it's going to be a bad day for Mittens when one of his strongest supporters (and one of his only minority supporters) is citing math and throwing cold water on Mitt's sketchy, secretive tax plan. Maybe Mitt uses secret air quotes when describing it as "deficit neutral" and it was not intended to be a factual statement.