Ryan: Lower Tax Rates Are Most Important Part Of Romney’s Tax Plan

Paul Ryan said that the most important aspect of the Mitt Romney’s tax plan is that it lowers tax rates across the board in an interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday.” Host Chris Wallace pressed Ryan on which aspect of Romney’s plan — lowering tax rates, raising taxes on the middle class, or not increasing the deficit — is most important. 

“Keeping tax rates down,” Ryan said. “By lowering tax rates, people keep more of the next dollar that they earn. That matters. That is incentives. That’s pro-growth policy. That creates 7 million jobs… That’s more important than anything.”

Last week, Romney adviser Kevin Hassett suggested that if the math of the tax plan didn’t work out, Romney would scale back the rate reductions rather than raise taxes on the middle class. 

Ryan denied that there was a possibility the math of his plan wouldn’t work out.