Ezra Klein brings us the quick summary chart of the difference between the Obama and Romney tax proposals. Under Romney's vision, high-income people will pay much lower rates than under Obama's, but low-income people will pay slightly more. The overall quantity of tax revenue under Romney is also substantially lower, which, combined with his commitment to higher defense spending, implies subsantially lower spending on Medicaid and other public services.
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.