Romney's Tax Returns - thoughts?

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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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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:18pm
Obama released his birth certificate in 2008. http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthcertificate.asp

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:19pm

Find me a political candidate who is not! That is what scares me about any election. We know what becomes public, not what really goes on. Not a soul does not have skeletons that would be better off remaining hidden.

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:21pm
Yes. Disagreeing with someone or pointing out how someone's words are offensive and why is not hateful.
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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:22pm

Find me a political candidate who is not! That is what scares me about any election. We know what becomes public, not what really goes on. Not a soul does not have skeletons that would be better off remaining hidden.

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:27pm

Yeah, I do not see it as hateful, just differing feelings. I dislike when people leave for feeling they cannot share their feelings. I am new to sharing my feelings on a political level but not to forums and we all lose out when someone leaves feeling unwelcome just because they disagree.

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:30pm
I don't doubt that many americans are living paycheck to paycheck but "most" is a stretch....

 

 

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:33pm
It might just take a long time to load it...I think it's seven years' worth of tax returns, so it could be a large file.

Here's another link to the tax returns: http://www.taxhistory.org/www/website.nsf/Web/PresidentialTaxReturns

I just figured out the percentage Obama paid each year in taxes. From 2000-2004, their taxable income was between $170,000 -$250,000. I think he started bringing in money from his books in 2005 because the taxable income jumped to $1.5 million.

2000 = 28%
2001 = 32%
2002 = 27%
2003 = 24%
2004 = 22%
2005 = 33%
2006 = 32%
2007 = 34%
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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:35pm
likeomgreally wrote:

Yeah, I do not see it as hateful, just differing feelings. I dislike when people leave for feeling they cannot share their feelings. I am new to sharing my feelings on a political level but not to forums and we all lose out when someone leaves feeling unwelcome just because they disagree.

I feel the same way.

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:38pm
According to this, 77% are living paycheck to paycheck. http://factresource.com/2010/what-percentage-of-americans-live-paycheck-to-paycheck/
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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:40pm

But isn't the American way all about give and take... We are property owners too and there are exemptions/tax advantages we get because of that. I don't have a problem with that, but I do take issue with those who don't pay their taxes, whose way of working the system isn't a two way street.

 

 

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