Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted that President Obama has not raised taxes during his presidency (video below), contradicting one of the main Republican talking points for the past two years. Republicans have often attacked President Obama for “job-killing tax hikes."
Romney told a crowd at a campaign stop in Vandalia, Ohio on Tuesday: “I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years, he’s said he’s going to do in his next four years, which is to raise taxes.”
According to TalkingPointsMemo.com:
Obama temporarily cut taxes for working families via the 2009 stimulus package and signed an extension of all the Bush-era tax cuts until the end of this year. He intends to let the lower rates expire on incomes above $250,000 expire in January 2013.
The video is from ThinkProgress.org.