Sounds Like a Straight-Up Fib

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Mitt Romney just said on NBC that President Obama raised corporate tax rates. But that is simply false.

Well, in some respects I have to compliment the president on adopting a whole series of ideas that I’ve been speaking about for the last several years. If you want to get the economy going, lower corporate tax rates. He’s raised them.

In the land of 30 second commercials you could probably fudge and said that parts of health care reform raised fees on corporations. But Romney specifically says rates, which is just demonstrably not true. Our Brian Beutler caught it when he said it.

Has anyone heard Romney say precisely this before?

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