Romney Says Obama Hasn’t Raised Taxes

‘I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years — he’s said he’s going to do in the next four years — which is to raise taxes’

Romney says Obama hasn't raised taxes in first term, but will if reelected (The Hill)

Mitt Romney declared Tuesday that President Obama had not raised taxes during his current term, in the process undercutting one of his own campaign’s arguments against the president.

“I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years — he’s said he’s going to do in the next four years — which is to raise taxes,” Romney told a crowd in Ohio.

Romney’s remarks — made with his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), standing behind him — appeared to be a reference to the White House’s push for the George W. Bush-era tax rates to expire on annual family income above $250,000.
Obama campaigned on that plank in 2008, but, after the GOP wave in 2010, signed off on an extension of all current tax rates for another two years. The president has since said he will not agree to another extension of the top-end rates.

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