Did you know that if you put the phrase “mathematically impossible” into Google, it returns a screen full of articles about Romney’s tax plans?
But, he says he has six studies to prove his plan works! It’s just that … they’re not quite all they seem:
The studies have been called into question for weeks now, as only one or two of them are actually academic. The rest are blog posts and op-eds, some written by the same author, others by conservative sources. One study cited was actually paid for by the campaign itself, though the campaign has since replaced that study with another.
In other words, only two of them could be called “studies,” the rest are “opinions,” which have a lot of caveats built in, at that. After looking them over, other economists and reporters came out with their opinion of his plans.
He’s not the only one on the ticket with … credibility issues. His running mate, Paul Ryan, has also been busily spinning, attacking things he proposed, wanting to privatize Social Security, and generally not being real clear on what exactly cuts would be made to pay for their secret tax cuts. Considering that he’s been one considered one of the “intellectuals” of the House Republicans, it leads me to conclude he’s getting his ideas from a different place.