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Tuesday round up: Klein compares Obama and Romney tax plans; Kudlow and Forbes on the President’s budget; Melloan on the gold standard.

In The Washington Post, Ezra Klein compares tax rates under Obama vs. Romney. One smart observer writes, “Obama got to the right of Romney for the first 60 percent of income levels. Brilliant. And again shows how Romney’s timidity and weakness on taxes is provocative.”

The Daily Beast reports anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist arguing that Mitt Romney is acceptable because he will sign conservative legislation.

In Forbes, Ralph Benko likens US Rep. Ron Paul (TX) to Thomas Jefferson.

From First Trust, Brian Wesbury argues the economic recovery is real.

At NRO, Larry Kudlow highlights the many tax increases in the President’s budget proposal.

On The Kudlow Report, Steve Forbes discusses the President’s tax plan:

In The American Spectator, George Melloan advocates the gold standard.

At United Liberty, Jeremy Kolassa assesses CPAC’s gold standard panel.

In The Economist, a confused columnist suggests gold is too volatile to serve as a monetary standard.

The NYT quizzically reports the rise of interest in gold-linked currency.

From US Rep. Walter Jones (NC), a chart on assets held by the US Federal Reserve:

At Salon, David Wolman cites Benn Steil making Robert Mundell’s case for a single world currency.

At RCM, John Tamny explains that on housing, the prudent bailout out the imprudent.

The WSJ roots Greece’s problems in its failure to go for economic growth.

On Kudlow, US Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) offers the Republican alternative to the President’s budget:

From Politico, Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing calls for tough action to force China to appreciate its currency (as the US did to Japan in the late 1980s, resulting in long-term deflation and stagnation).

In The NYT, Bruce Bartlett analyzes income’s definition in tax policy.

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