Gingrich, et al, have been hounding Mitt to show his taxes, and recently ol’ Newtron released his taxes to show that he pays around 31% of his income to the government. Good for him.
But for the last 20 years, the line from Republicans has been to cut taxes on the top earners. The Bush Tax Cuts, the “death tax” repeal, constant GOP tax plans involve the biggest cuts for the people at the top, so shouldn’t Mitt Romney be considered the exemplar of GOP policy success? He’s rich as shit and doesn’t pay much in taxes, he’s exactly what they’ve been trying to make happen.
So why does that make him the villain now? And how is Newt the good guy because he pays higher taxes? Shouldn’t Mitt be the hero because he earned so much his taxes are lower? What the HELL is going on?