Krolicki: Romney plan adds up

Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki today defended Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s budget plan, saying it makes financial sense and counts on the creation of a promised 12 million new jobs.

“The Romney plan makes sense. It’s exciting. It’s positive,” Krolicki said in a conference call with reporters.

Romney has called for continuing tax cuts enacted under former President George W. Bush, lowering tax rates overall by 20 percent, eliminating or limiting loopholes or deductions while both keeping the majority of the burden on upper-income earners without reducing revenue to the federal government.

Independent groups, however, including and the Tax Policy Center have analyzed Romney’s plan and concluded that it doesn’t add up.

But Krolicki noted two features of the plan that affect its bottom line: He said the value of the deductions could vary (Romney mentioned $25,000, but Krolicki today said it could be higher, around $50,000, or lower, around $10,000). And he said the impact of 12 million new jobs would boost federal revenues as more workers pay taxes.

“Yes, I do believe it can be done,” Krolicki said.

In addition, Krolicki noted that President Barack Obama had received no votes for the last budget he’d submitted, a rare act of bipartisanship in the usually divided Senate. And while Romney’s plan has been the focus of debate, Krolicki noted Obama’s approach has resulted in trillion-dollar deficits and a dramatic increase in the national debt.

Krolicki is one of Romney’s top surrogates in Nevada, and a longtime supporter of the former Massachusetts governor. He dismissed as “ridiculous” criticism and jokes made at Romney’s expense during a portion of the debate when Romney indicated he’d received “binders full of women” while trying to increase female diversity in his governorship.


9 Responses to “Krolicki: Romney plan adds up”

  1. Chandler Chandler says:

    Mr. Krolicki, now that the Governor gave away the only responsibility the LT. Governor had to the State Workforce Czar, needs to find a real job.

  2. ColinFromLasVegas says:

    “I’m runnin’ for President, for Pete’s sake, I can’t have binders full of women on my front lawn….”

    Enjoyed the article, Mr. Sebelius, but Krolicki would be better served to explain why he’s a birther. After all, he appeared on stage with…um…what’s his name…the guy with the dead squirrel on his head.. Oh…wait…that guy Trump here in Las Vegas recently. Tells me he’s pretty much in the same mindwarp zone as Orly Taitz.

    Krolicki doesn’t seem to explain the Romney plan too much neither. Just doing that vague generality thing.

    After last night, Romney is now certified he’s a doofus.

    I guess Krolicki wants to go down with him.

    Go for it.

    Obama/Biden 2012!

    Romney/Ryan 1040s please! Cough ‘em up and forget the tax plan that makes no sense. You still haven’t proven Senator Reid wrong after all these months. You’re hiding something horrible in your taxes. Something so bad it will render you unelectable.

  3. ColinFromLasVegas says:

    Oops. One more thing, Mr. Sebelius.

    I just found a website that goes into explicit detail what the Romney Tax Plan is….

    Enjoy. Share it with Krolicki. It makes more sense than he does.

  4. Steve says:

    In every recovery it has been consumers and small business that drive a recovery. Government can spur this with spending but government spending is all predatory, it takes from one place to spend in another. Small business creates the new places that produce the new revenues government needs to keep spending. If we slow small business growth, revenues slow right along with it.

    80% of the business in this country is small business. 75 employees and fewer. These business’s together employ the lions share of workers. The owners of these business’s are taxed as individuals. Growing these business’s and adding new ones will drive recovery by raising employment and adding to the consumer base.

    Romneys focus on small business is being ignored by most and distorted by his opposition.

    It is this fulcrum that will lever the recovery into high gear. It is this very thing the President and his advisers do not understand. The $250,000 cut off is wrong because it sucks in a large portion of small business’s and they will react by remaining smaller than that amount of money, this will lower employment and lower revenues. In fact just the idea is doing this right now resulting in the anemic recovery we currently have.
    $250,000 is an automatic limit people who own these business’s will not want to reach unless they can leap directly to the next level of $1,000,000 where most of the loopholes in existence today help them keep most of the profits and liquidity they need to operate.

    By lowering rates and eliminating loopholes the barriers to growth are removed and small business can grow and thrive. Paying a steady, predictable portion of profits and capitol straight past the artificial limits imposed today by the current complex and, some say unintelligible, tax code.

  5. Eddie "In Liberty" Hamilton says:

    Here’s ” Romney-Ryan 101 for (liberal leftist) DUMMIES” :
    (1) their tax plan will be worth about $346 billion annually
    (2) Obama’s own Simpson Bowled Debt Commission has identified $1.3 trillion in overall tax deductions, loophokes, and other so-called tax expenditures every year.
    (3) President Romney will negotiate with the U.S. Congress next year which $346 billion –or 1/3 of all available tax exoenditures–should be eliminated (Romney had p
    ledged to protect MIDDLECLASS favorite tax deductions and credits.
    (4) So there, dummies …

  6. Jerry Sturdivant says:

    Romney said, “I went to a number of women’s groups and I said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.” Gee; turns out those Romney worked with said he didn’t. A woman’s group had already supplied both governor candidates with those binders, long before the election.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Bank lending us up. Foreclosures are down. Home sales are up. Jobless calms are at a 4-year low. Housing prices are up. Unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Foreclosures are down. Jobless rates are at a 4-year low. Stock Market near a record high. 401k near a record high. Profits for businesses are near a record high. Home construction up 15%. Auto sales….

  7. Ed says:

    So what jobs has Sandoval obtained? other than Apple give away. Kroylikci makes the rounds to talk radio, that is it.

  8. Ed says:

    oh also, Mr Inliberty forgets about the 2 trillion in extra military spending draft dodger Mitt wants to spend, Where does that come from?

  9. Ed says:

    Of course unemployment is down in 7 swing states and we hear about “Obama’s relative is on welfare or livingin a hut” BUT we don’t here about Romney’s relative cheat people and towns like Needles CA on solar scams.–abc-news-topstories.html