President Barack Obama asserts that Gov. Mitt Romney"s tax plan is a return to the failed policies of George W. Bush's administration. But "it is the president"s tax plan that is most similar to the Bush-era policies, while Romney proposes to enact a tax reform similar to the bipartisan plan put forth by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (the debt commission)," writes John Diamond, Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance, in a recent blog for The Hill.

Read Diamond"s analysis, "On taxes, Obama sticks to much of Bush playbook," in the Oct. 24, 2012, Congress Blog.