Romney and Obama may as well forget all the advice they've received in the last week from their advisers and consultants on how to talk to voters in tonight's town hall debate, and simply read from this script, helpfully prepared for them by Josh Freedman at McSweeney's, and entitled Allow Me To Evade That Specific Policy Question With Sweeping Generalizations About America:
What specific tax expenditures would I cut from the budget, since my proposals to make the budget “revenue neutral” are contingent on broadening the tax base as a result of reducing or eliminating tax expenditures? You know, that’s a great question. That’s the kind of question the American people have been asking. That’s the kind of question they need to be asking. And after all of that question-asking, Americans are ready for an answer.
Here’s the truth: America is the greatest country on Earth.
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