The Daily Show: Vague Against The Machine


The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took apart Mitt Romney's promises to both cut the budget deficit, lower taxes on everyone, increase military spending and somehow not raise taxes on the middle class, along with his running mate Paul Ryan -- the numbers guy -- and their complete unwillingness to give anyone any specifics about what they'd cut or what loopholes they would close.

After showing a clip of Ryan telling Chris Wallace that it "would take too long" to "go through all the math" that would supposedly prove their plan is "revenue neutral," Stewart offered them a little help in that regard.

STEWART: How about this? You're busy? Leave it with us. We'll look it over. Unless it's all... bullsh*t.

Stewart wrapped things up with a little reminder from one of our former presidents who was also "running at a time when we were recovering from a financial crisis and who was telling Americans about the need for the rich to sacrifice in order to help pay for social programs." The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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