Recently, Romney spokesman Lanhee Chen refused to tell Fox's Gregg Jarrett which tax loopholes will be closed to make Romney's tax cuts for the rich revenue neutral. Today, it was Paul Ryan's turn to repeatedly evade ABC's George Stephanopoulos's question, "Don't voters have a right to know which loopholes you're going to go after?" Watch Ryan present various answers that add up to "No, they don't have that right":
STEPHANOPOULOS: How do you make the math work without eliminating the big deductions that middle-class families rely on?
RYAN: Well, first of all, that — those claims have been pretty discredited. There have been five different studies –
STEPHANOPOULOS: How have they been discredited?
RYAN: — that show — that this — that this plan works. So the analysis you’re citing wasn’t even an analysis of the Romney plan. But here’s the point I am trying to make here, George. We think the secret to economic growth is lower tax rates for families and successful small businesses by plugging loopholes. Now the question is, not necessarily what loopholes go, but who gets them...
STEPHANOPOULOS: But, Congressman, as you know, many say it’s difficult to accept your word if you’re not going to specify which tax loopholes you’re willing to close. Don’t voters have a right to know which loopholes you’re going to go after?
RYAN: So Mitt Romney and I, based on our experience, think the best way to do this is to show the framework, show the outlines of these plans, and then to work with Congress to do this. That’s how you get things done...
STEPHANOPOULOS: But why not specify the...loopholes now...out in the open?
RYAN: — we want to have this — George, because we want to have this debate in the public. We want to have this debate with Congress...