Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus expressed frustration with the media’s efforts to ask Mitt Romney what tax deductions and loopholes he would close to pay for his 20 percent across-the-board tax cut, calling such questions “unbelievable.”
“Not only doesn’t [Obama] have a plan for foreign policy. Clearly, he is just totally empty when it comes to his plan for the future,” Priebus said during an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio show on Wednesday morning. “I just find it, it’s unbelievable that the press continues to ask these questions, ‘well, what particular deduction are we talking about?’ Well, what about a plan in general from this president? He’s got nothing.” Listen:
In reality, while Romney has yet to specify how he would finance a proposal that all reputable economists claim would either add to the deficit or increase taxes on middle class, Obama has laid out detailed economic policy priorities and advocated for a jobs bill that has been scored by the Congressional Budget Office.
Paul Ryan has previously refused to provide the details of the GOP ticket’s tax plan, claiming that “it would take me too long.” Prominent Romney surrogate Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) called such questions “laughable.”