Even as the panicked Obama campaign launched into a tirade about Mitt Romney’s character to recover ground after Obama’s decisive loss in the first presidential debate, the single most truth-challenged member of the Obama team, Stephanie Cutter, admitted Obama was lying about Romney’s tax reforms during a CNN appearance:
Remember, this is the woman who shamelessly lied about her involvement in the Joe Soptic outrage, falsely claiming she never heard of the man who tried to accuse Mitt Romney of playing a role in his wife’s death. She’s very, very, very flexible when it comes to the truth. And even she had to admit Obama was full of baloney, during one of the few debate moments when his supporters could claim they saw him getting any traction against Romney.
Cutter probably didn’t realize how devastating this admission was, because she’s still peddling the same basic fantasy as the discredited Tax Policy Center study Obama loves to cite: they want to unilaterally declare Romney’s actual plan is “impossible,” then criticize what they imagine he’ll “really” do. This is coming from the same President who promised us his plans would reduce the cost of health insurance, and bring unemployment down to 5.6 percent by now.
Tax increases never bring in the promised about of revenue, because they depress economic activity, and people avoid the taxes.