The president flopped. So I'm told. One flop in particular had me in such a brain freeze that the rest of the debate became but a haze.
Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of wanting to cut taxes by $5 trillion. When talking taxes, you normally use rates. Not whole numbers.
The federal government takes in a whole number of $2.3 trillion. So if Romney cut 100% of all current taxes, that'd be a $2.3 trillion cut. You're still $2.7 trillion dollars short of $5 trillion.
So after some simple arithmetic, basically, the president accused Romney of wanting to cut taxes by around 217%?