U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, released the following statement on the Romney tax plan:
"Mitt Romney doesn't seem to understand that for most American families, $2000 can go a long way toward groceries, rent, clothing and prescriptions or medical bills. They simply cannot afford his tax plan that would raise taxes $2,000 a year for the average American family with children, according to a nonpartisan study. Maybe Governor Romney doesn't care because the millionaires and special interests bankrolling his campaign would get an $87,000 tax cut under his plan? The middle class can't afford Mitt Romney's plan and America can't afford to go back to tax schemes that have been proven failures. President Obama understands that America needs to keep moving forward, investing in our middle class and helping our seniors, children, working families, and small businesses while controlling our deficits in a balanced way."