That sound you hear is your naively childish argument falling flat on its face.<quoted text>Paul Ryan finally had enough time to go through the math of the Romney tax plan during the vice-presidential debate. He didn't use it. Ryan filibustered instead. About the most specific he got was citing "six studies" he said vindicate the plan's mathematical plausibility.
Except they don't.
Romney's tax plan is a three-legged stool that doesn't stand. Here's how it works -- or doesn't. Romney wants to 1) cut tax rates across the board by 20 percent, 2) cut tax expenditures to pay for these tax cuts, and 3) maintain progressivity. The problem, as the Tax Policy Center pointed out, is there aren't enough tax expenditures for the rich to pay for all the tax cuts for the rich. Romney's plan only works if he cuts out the tax cuts for the rich, raises taxes on the middle class, or explodes the deficit. In other words, Romney can pick two, and only two, of his tax goals -- what Matt Yglesias of Slate calls the "Romney Trilemma".
That sound you hear is the three-legged stool falling down.
American voters' eyes glaze over when a speaker begins getting into numbers. That's #1.#2 is that you cannot possibly present an hour's worth of data and structure to an audience in under 2 minutes. If you try, you fail.
Hair-Plug Joe presented physical antics with arm waving, laughing smugly, talking over his opponent's responses and even pounding the desk. This is standard Liberal MO. Loud, sneering, disruptive and with unwarranted condescension. He then lied through his teeth while carefully not getting too specific so as to leave some doors open for later escape if confronted.
This morning, Romney put both feet into Hair-Plug Joe's mouth concerning his Libya lies during the debate. Supposedly, neither he nor the Jerk-In-Chief knew about America's security breaches abroad? Are we to believe this and, if true, are we to accept the fact that the Boy Messiah hasn't a clue about dangers to Foreign Service Personnel overseas? We are in grave danger if what the pair of laughing teeth said in that debate.