Romney's Tax Returns - thoughts?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Romney's Tax Returns - thoughts?
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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 12:52pm

Do you have any feelings about Mitt Romney’s annual income for 2010, and the less-than-15% tax rate he paid?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/mitt-romney-releases-tax-records-gop-presidential-candidate-paid-3m-14-2010-article-1.1010823

“That means the former Massachusetts governor made about $59,452 every day in that year, dwarfing the median household income of $49,445, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”

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Registered: 01-09-2012
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 3:55pm

Do not leave, Dedicated. Having a variety of opinions is what keeps it interesting! I have found this year's election to be the most nasty in all my years. So many blanket statements. Every person, candidate or voter, is still an individual and should be treated as such but I guess that goes out the window in an election year as assumptions based on your party or candidate of choice are thrown around. (I am not talking on this board but in general. I avoid any political discussions on my facebook page solely for that reason and I normally do not participate in them anywhere so this is a first for me!)

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 3:56pm

Class warfare between two millionaires just indicates to me that the Republicans don't understand the concept of class warfare.

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Registered: 01-09-2012
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:03pm

That is part of the problem. "Republicans don't understand..." Maybe some do not, but others, yes. Saying "Some Republicans.." is how I would phrase it.

I honestly do not care how much they make. How much did Obama make before he was president? Where is his tax return? Did we put that under the microscope?

I am a big believer in that if I do not vote, I cannot complain about the result but I wish I could put my head in the sand until it was over, while still knowing enough to make an informed decision.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:06pm
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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-09-2012
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:09pm

Good to know, thanks. I do not remember that but I was moving during much of the campaign and do not remember a lot. Did he take advantage of every legal tax loophole too?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:11pm
Do you think Romney is hiding something? BTW, it took a lot of screaming and hollaring to get Obama to release his birth certificate too, there are still particulars about him I'm kind of suspicous about.. I'd love to know how brilliant of a law student he was really.....

 

 

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:15pm
I don't remember that. The wingnuts whined about how much he made from his books and how much he donated to charity.

There is a link in the story that leads to the tax returns Obama released before the election. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2008/03/25/4430725-obama-releases-tax-returns-to-2000
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Registered: 04-09-2011
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:15pm

No offence to the poster, but her comment on government employees sounded pretty hateful. I try to be fair to everyone, and confine my commentary to issues - unless a candidate goes way beyond, like Santorum has gone.

She can leave if she wishes, but I don't believe anyone was any more egregious in their remarks than she was.

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Registered: 01-09-2012
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:17pm

Interesting, thanks! I couldn't get the link to the tax returns open, it just hung with a blue line across my screen. Argh! I'm curious what percentage in tax he paid out of his $1.7 millon or the $980k.

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Registered: 04-09-2011
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:17pm

It depends what you mean by 'hiding'. Do I think he hides something illegal? No. Might he hide something that won't play well with the electorate? Yes.

Please, no birther stuff. Settled issue, never should have existed as one.

If we play this game, we could make Newt prove he actually divorced, and is not a polygamist. On and on we could go.

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