A new report by the Center for American Progress Action Fund gives more specifics about Mitt Romney's policies than even the Romney campaign. Specifically, they looked at what his policy proposals would mean for Nevadans.
It's a very readable 15 page report that can be downloaded here:
Here's a teaser:
Middle-class Nevadans would pay more in taxes while millionaires pay less. Millionaires in the state would receive an additional $87,000 in tax breaks under the tax plans of Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan while middle-class families would pay up to $1,800 more in health care taxes and and have to pay $1,066 more because of reductions in the mortgage interest deductions.
Jobs would decline across Nevada. Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan plan to provide extra tax incentives for corporations to outsource jobs and are pushing policy proposals to cripple the clean energy industry, jeopardizing tens of thousands of jobs across the state.
Drastic cuts to federal spending would shrink Nevada's middle class. The state stands to lose more than $15 billion in federal funding from 2013 through 2022, an average of more than $1.5 billion a year, from cuts to schools, law enforcement, highway repairs, job-training programs and more. These cuts would fall predominantly on middle-class and low-income families, especially cuts to education programs that would result in nearly $250 million in reduced federal support for education and job training in the state in 2013 and 2014 alone.
Seniors in Nevada would lose health care benefits and pay more. Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan would force seniors in the state to pay at least $590 more for their prescription drugs each year. At the same time, the Romney-Ryan plan to turn Medicare into a voucher would cost current seniors at least $11,000 more out of pocket.
Women in Nevada would pay more for health care but receive less bang for their buck. Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan would once again allow insurance companies to charge women more than men while taking away preventive care from at least 391,000 women in the state.
Young adults in Nevada would lose access to their families' health insurance. Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan promise to dismantle Obamacare, which would directly result in 33,000 young adults in Nevada losing the insurance they have today due to the Affordable Care Act.