Collusion by Any Other Name

The Bloomberg editorial ('Romney’s Tax Plan: Secret or Just Nonsensical?') reminds us that we've been down the road of Bad Math before:

Running in 2000, George W. Bush insisted that his proposed tax cut would be a boon to the middle class. Experts demurred, arguing that
the top 1 percent of income earners would reap a windfall. Like
Romney, Bush declined to show his math. In the end, his 2001 tax
cut delivered almost half of its benefits to the top 1 percent and initiated Bush’s march toward a trillion-dollar deficit.

To a certain extent Bush was abetted by a media completely reluctant to call out his plan for what it was. Instead, they hid behind he-said/she-said which -- when you think about the results -- has to rate as borderline collusion.