So here’s my scenario:
November 2012: Romney Wins (amid much wailing and gnashing of SDMB teeth)
January 20 2013, inauguration speech: “…and I intend to ask Congress to immediately eliminate the capital gains tax. Let’s put the capital back into the economy!”
April 2013: Congress stalled. The votes to pass the capital gains tax killer are just not there.
May 2013, Romney speech: “I am ordering the IRS to immediately stop collecting capital gains taxes, cease any enforcement actions against anyone who doesn’t pay, and ordering all US Attorneys to drop any tax evasion cases where the tax at issue is capital gains. It’s the right thing to do.”
Is this an appropriate use of presidential power?