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On taxes, Obama sticks to much of Bush playbook

John W. Diamond

On taxes, Obama sticks to much of Bush playbook.

Despite President Barack Obama's assertion that Gov. Mitt Romney's tax plan is a return to the failed policies of the George W. Bush administration, the president's tax plan is more 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). Published Oct. 24, 2012, on The Hill's Congress Blog.