Mitt Romney has proposed the craziest plan in modern campaign history.
In a rational country, that might seem like news. You don’t live in that country.
Consider the way the New York Times has covered that craziest plan for its “sophisticated readers.”
On Wednesday, the non-partisan Tax Policy Center released its latest study of Romney’s ludicrous plan. The next morning, Catherine Rampell reported the study’s findings—to an extent:
RAMPELL (8/2/12): A tax system overhaul along the lines that Mitt Romney has proposed would give big tax cuts to high-income households and increase the tax burden on middle- and lower-income households, according to an analysis from economists at the Tax Policy Center.
[E]ven if all possible loopholes for households earning more than $200,000 were eliminated, this group would still be a net gainer under Mr. Romney’s plan, since the marginal tax rate decreases and other changes lop off much of its tax burden.