(WASHINGTON) — The Obama campaign has posted two interactive tools on its website, the most recent with a banner headline proclaiming “The Romney Tax Hike.”
It is an interactive map that claims to show where 158 million Americans “could” face a tax increase to pay for Republican proposals, with the math based on a think tank report that Republicans reject and one Romney advisor called “a joke.”
The other tool is an online calculator where there is a space to enter a salary level, filing status, and dependents. The page instantly produces comparisons to projected tax savings under Obama policies, past savings over the last four years, and an estimated projection of a tax “increase” under what is says are Gov. Romney’s proposals.
A disclaimer at the end admits the calculator “makes a number of simplifying assumptions.”
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