Cynical subversion triumphs in the national debate on tax policy.
Ezra Klein's, review (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/08/02/nine-takeaways-on-romneys-tax-plan/) of the Tax Policy Center's report further dissects Romney's Tax Plan so that the regular guy can appreciate just how much worse off he will be with Romney.
But what none of the analyses of the Romney or the Obama Tax Plans question is the fundamental rationale for revenue generation in the first place. Raising that question affects all Americans not just those who pay Federal Income Taxes or purchase savings bonds (Treasury Securities.)
Both Plans present reasons for expenditure cuts, tax code reforms, cuts in marginal tax rates, and the need to balance budgets and reduce deficits through taxation.