Statements about Taxes

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."

Says Romney tax plan "could take away middle-class deductions for child care, mortgages and college tuition."

"Redistribution" has "never been a characteristic of America."

The "48, 49 percent" that supports President Barack Obama are "people who pay no income tax."

"Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax."

Says five studies show his tax plan can cut rates and still bring the same revenue without raising taxes on the middle class.

"I've cut taxes for ... middle-class families, small businesses."

The stimulus program "cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people."

Says Mitt Romney has put forward a plan "that would cut taxes for millionaires while raising them for the middle class."

"We do know that Romney personally approved over $70 million in fictional losses to the IRS as part of the notorious 'Son of Boss' tax scandal, one of the largest tax avoidance schemes in history."

Says Mitt Romney "paid only 14 percent in taxes — probably less than you."

Says Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for 10 years.

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