Where Are Mitt’s Tax Plan Details?
“Mitt Romney won’t tell us exactly how he intends to lower taxes without incurring a five trillion dollar deficit! He’s a witch!,” so cry the Obamaphiles. It is indeed a fact that nobody, not even Mitt, will deny: he has not revealed any great detail about how he would accomplish the tax reforms he proposes. What is most perplexing about this outcry is the fact that nobody…not Mitt, not Paul Ryan, not even the President of the United States…should have a detailed plan on how they will change any legislation. Since when was a president granted the authority to craft and modify Federal law? And so, every time I hear the shrill cry of the increasingly angry liberals accusing Governor Romney of deceit and fiscal witchcraft, I can’t help but stare at them bewildered and confounded at their foolishness.
As with many subjects around which the good citizens of this country are polarized, the Romney/Ryan tax plan has become a prominent item that the liberals attempt to pin to the Governor’s back like a target. As incomprehensible as it is to me, however, what these neo-progressive rabid Obamaphiles fail to understand or be capable of acknowledging is the very elementary fact that a president, or in this case a presidential candidate, has no authority to dictate the details of things such as changes to the tax code.
The very thought of the nerve, the gall, and the profound degree of narcissism required for a president to suppose to take it upon himself to outline and dictate the specific changes he or she would make to national legislation, essentially discounting and minimizing the legislative process that governs such things, is disgusting. Only a king, or a dictator would presume to possess such authority as to claim to be able to single handedly manipulate our tax code and completely bypass the lawful processes by which the government of the United States of America carefully crafts, drafts, debates, amends, and approves any and all Federal laws.
This nation long ago disavowed the notion of a monarchy or even an oligarchy, and by the blood, sweat, and tears of many generations devised a form of government by the people and for the people. And yet, the nervous, liberal masses…they cry foul because Mitt Romney refuses to concede to their request to issue an edict on what “he will change” regarding tax law. Why would they even consider this to be a valid request? Ah, yes; because their beloved Barack Obama governs them in this manner, and they have come to accept their subjugation as being the new Progressive normal.
If the liberals had ears to hear (which I am convinced that most of them do not), they would have heard Governor Romney and Paul Ryan on at least one of the multiple occasions when they shared the fact that they will not, nor should they, take it upon themselves to dictate the details of how to accomplish positive tax reform. Instead, they keep themselves humble and presume only to outline an approach at a high level, appropriately and respectfully leaving the specific details of the new legislation to the Legislators that have been duly elected by the people they represent.
Governor Romney and Paul Ryan are showing the proper respect for the offices they seek, and illustrating a great and appropriate understanding of the limits of the power that the Presidency and Vice Presidency hold. Unlike the current occupant of the Oval Office, Mitt and Paul get it, and therefore the angry cries of the liberal mobs for the specific details on exactly how they intend to modify the tax code shall continue to go unanswered. How the left can hold to the belief that an answer to their demand should even exist at this time is incomprehensible to me. One can only assume that because Barack Obama has been so presumptive, the liberals believe it to be right.
So to all those reading this who in their hearts and minds right now are demanding that Governor Romney share the details of how he will accomplish tax reforms: stop it. It isn’t Governor (President) Romney’s place to dictate any such details, and as he and Paul Ryan have rightly stated multiple times, they will hammer out those aspects of tax code revisions hand in hand with the legislature after their election. Don’t let the dictatorial behavior of our current president, nor the fact that he himself is leading the mob in its demand to see the details of Mitt’s tax plan, blind you to the reality that the presence of such details would be wrong in and of itself. Barack Obama is a very desperate incumbent with no hope of convincing an electorate of sensible people to choose another four years under his supposed leadership, and this lame attempt to paint Mitt as secretive and disingenuous with regards to his tax plan is simply yet another frantic attempt to distract from Obama’s disastrous record.
Any questions a person has about the tax plan Governor Romney proposes can be found plainly written out on his web site. Now, stop being incensed that the man refuses to behave as our current Dictator in Chief and instead be glad and relieved for the true respect and understanding Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan do harbor for the offices they seek.