Mitt Romney is a taker, not a leader. While most of us pay our taxes Mitt Romney has used every possible tax avoidance scheme in the book. It's why unlike his own father he refuses to show his taxes to the American people. He finally released, not his actual 2011 tax return but an assessment of his 2011 tax return. He had a reason for not releasing his actual return. The over 200 pages regarding hiding money in the Cayman Islands for the purpose of tax evasion. He also made the decision not to take his full deduction on charitable funds in order to show he paid just over 14% in taxes. Although that is still less than most people pay on their income it's what he stated several months ago that he paid. That deduction btw is amendable for 3 years and win or lose the election he is likely to amend it which will bring his percentage of taxes paid on income down.
So has paid more taxes in 2011 than required by the government and here's the stinger. In 2007 during a debate Romney told John McCain if he paid more taxes than required by the government he would not be qualified to be President of the United States.
Hi Mitt, I'm just an old bald guy. Even as a professional electrical engineering type, I don't make a lot of money working for a small family owned business. I pay lots of taxes. Can you help me to become a member of your 47% Club. I know you Republicans don't like taxes, so it's a good thing that 47% don't pay them.
I read the part where you got funds for Bain from rich exiled folks in Florida. They funded anti Castro groups and that included nuns and priests targeted by the death squads. Fuck you Rommey, I will incite Guatemala and Salvadreans to not vote for you.
My 92 year old grandmother with Alzheimer's in assisted living worked her entire life and paid taxes. Now she relies on her Social Security, what's left of her savings, the sale of all her assets including her home, to be able to afford the outrageous fees to pay for her medical care and housing.
Mitt will be known as the Retroactive Candidate from now on. His decision not to take his full deduction on charitable funds is his way of trying to rewrite history. This same slimeball maneuver came up when Ed Gillespie explained that Romney 'Retired Retroactively' From Bain Capital.
It's been really strange watching the Republican party over the last 50 years. When I was a kid, they consistently experienced success through low-income populism. The Republican Party was the every-man party. Then, the Civil Rights Act happened, and all the racist Democrats in the South jumped ship and became Republicans. Now, somehow, the Republicans have convinced their base that the Democrats are the elitists for representing low-income Americans. It's mind boggling, but basically all racial at heart--the change in party rhetoric coincided perfectly with the Civil Rights Act catalyzed in the 60's. It's just more thinly veiled, racist class warfare.
There may be a lot of younger conservatives who do not find this rhetoric appealing because they are racists, but it's undeniable that their party's current platform was largely designed to produce racist results when implemented.
Shame on you for what you have said about the 47% Americans who don't pay taxes. Did you even consider the poor who are really have no other means but to be on assistance when they don't have a proper income and have to put food on the table. Shame on you. And I am glad that I am Canadian and don't have to vote for a scum bag like you.
Ahhh,gotta love the internet where you can get pics of random people and caption them saying stuff they never said and get people to believe it's truth.Funny place the internet is,easy to spread truth,but also easy to spread lies.Both sides do it,so don't think this comment is against democrats/liberals.Oh and Mitt,even tho I don't care that much for how you do things,it's WAY better than how Obama does them.