President Obama went hard after Mitt Romney’s tax plan at the second presidential debate Tuesday, calling the Republican’s plan a “sketchy deal” that wouldn’t fly in business.
As he attempted to do at the first presidential debate in Denver, Obama went after the lack of specifics in Romney’s tax plan. Amped up and aggressive at Hofstra, Obama said Romney’s plan didn’t pass the smell test.
“If somebody came to you with a plan that said, here, I want to spend $7 trillion or $8 trillion, and we’re going to pay for it, but we can’t tell you until maybe after the election how we’re going to do it, you wouldn’t have taken such a sketchy deal,” Obama told Romney. “And neither should you, the American people. Because the math doesn’t add up.”
Romney stuck to his guns, continuing to say Obama doesn’t have the facts about his plan.
“Why do I want to bring rates down? And at the same time lower exemptions and deductions, particularly for people at the high-end?” Romney said. “Because if you bring rates down, it makes it easier for small business to keep more of their capital and hire people, and for me this is about jobs. I want to get America’s economy going again.”