Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee: Romney’s Tax Returns Show He Is Out of Touch With The Half of America He Wrote Off This Week

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee released the following statement today reacting to the release of Mitt Romney’s 2011 tax returns which show Romney has paid an effective tax rate much lower than the hardworking middle class Americans he wrote off this week:

“Governor Romney’s tax returns drive home just how disconnected he is from working families across our nation. For the past two years, he paid a lower effective tax rate than many of the 47 percent of Americans he disparaged last week. And under the Ryan Roadmap, he’d pay even less. No wonder Mr. Romney likes the Republican plan—it gives additional tax breaks to millionaires like him and companies like Bain Capital. Unfortunately, it hits everyone and everything else much harder as a result.”