Statements about Taxes

"During the Bush administration, liberal groups were targeted" by the IRS, similar to recent targeting.

Says the inspector general for the IRS said there was "no political motivation" and "no outside influence" for targeting of tax-exempt applications from tea party groups  

"We have a tax code that allows groups to use their political operations within the tax code, under the guise of a charity, to use undisclosed millions of dollars to do political campaigns."

"The IRS doesn't have to prove something against you ... you've got the burden of proof."

The IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets."

The IRS is "going to be in charge of our health care."

"The IRS will have the ability potentially" to deny or delay health care.

Says a majority of Americans -- and Republicans -- support his approach for deficit reduction.

Says the federal government is earning more tax revenue now "than any other time."

"Under President Obama: $4,000 tax hike on middle-class families."

Says six studies verify that the math adds up for Mitt Romney’s tax plan.

Says economists Harvey Rosen and Martin Feldstein have said that "paying for (Mitt) Romney’s tax cuts would require large tax increases on families making between $100,000 and $200,000."

"The Canadians — they (dropped) their tax rates to 15 percent. The average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25 percent."

The federal tax code has "loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas."

Says Romney wants to add $2 trillion to the defense budget that the military hasn’t asked for.

"Under Gov. Romney's definition ... Donald Trump is a small business."

Obama says he’s "put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan."

Says Mitt Romney's plan "calls for a $5 trillion tax cut."

Says President Barack Obama "already passed all these Obamacare taxes. About a dozen of them hit middle-income taxpayers."

"Taxes are lower on families than they've been probably in the last 50 years."

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