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    Romney Unveiling New Tax Plan

    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI - FEBRUARY 21:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a town hall meeting campaign stop at Eagle Manufacturing Corporation February 21, 2012 in Shelby Township, Michigan. Romney is trailing former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) in the polls in Michigan, but Santorum's lead has diminished in recent days to within the margin of error. The Michigan primary is February 28th. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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    Mitt Romney gave a sneak peek at his new and supposedly improved tax proposal while campaigning in Arizona on Wednesday. In a change from his original plan of maintaining the current top rate of 35 percent, Romney announced he would now cap the top individual income tax at 28 percent. Speaking in Arizona, Romney insisted that his new plan was not intended to benefit the 1 percent. “In order to limit any impact on the deficit, because I do not want to add to the deficit, and also to make sure we continue to have progressivity in our code, I’m going to limit the deductions and exemptions particularly for high-income folks,” he said. Romney is expected to elaborate more on his plan at tonight’s debate in Mesa, Ariz.

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