Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fox News Questions AEI Study

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been saying that six independent studies back up his tax plan.

On Sunday (Oct. 14) Romney senior advisor Ed Gillespie was challenged on Fox News by Chris Wallace, who questioned whether the studies are really non-partisan.  Said Wallace:
“Those are very questionable. Some of them are blogs. Some of them are from the AEI [American Enterprise Institute], which is hardly an independent group,” Wallace said. “One of them is from a guy who is — a blog from a guy who was a top adviser to George W. Bush. These are hardly nonpartisan studies.”
The Atlantic has documented all six "studies," as has Bloomberg.  Several of the "studies" in question are from AEI and the Heritage Foundation.