Mitt Romney’s campaign sent out a press release this morning touting the endorsement of the Times Daily, a newspaper out of Florence, Alabama, but omitted key portions from the paper’s editorial that criticized Romney’s tax plan as being overly generous to the wealthy. Romney’s press release replaced the following paragraph, among others, with ellipses:
In fact, this newspaper does not embrace many of his ideas on taxation, which give too great a reward to the wealthy and not enough help for the poor and middle class. If Romney is elected, we hope he moves closer to the center.
Indeed, Romney’s tax plan would be a massive tax cut for the wealthy, giving nearly half of the benefit to the richest 5 percent of Americans. More than 25 percent of the benefit would go to the richest 1 percent, giving the top 0.1 percent a $264,000 tax cut.
So even a group supporting Romney is concerned about his tax plan ignoring the middle class.