Quote of the Day: Math Is Hard

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From Paul Ryan, explaining to Chris Wallace why he refuses to talk about the Romney tax plan in detail:

I don’t have the time. It would take me too long to go through all of the math.

Well okay then! I guess we should all stop worrying our pretty little heads about this. After all, I’m sure Ryan and Romney’s team of economists has been meticulous with their calculations.

Still, my great-grandmother was from Missouri, and I guess I’d like to see the arithmetic anyway. You never know, after all. It might turn out, for example, that Romney’s plan would cut taxes on millionaires and raise taxes on the middle class, and he just doesn’t want anyone to know this. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But you never know.

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