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Which Candidate Paid the Highest Tax Rate/Gave the Most to Charity Last Year?

AskthisMormon Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 2:56 PM
Lois: "Mormons are required by Commandment of God to pay 10% of all their GROSS income to the LDS church. This includes all income - including: employment, unemployment insurance, student loans, pell grant checks, Social Security income, Medicare, foodstamps, trust funds and any other form of income, even including finding money on the ground. If they miss paying tithing for any reason while alive - they will jeopardize their eternal salvation."
AskthisMormon Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 3:00 PM
Lois, Ask any bishop of any ward how many members of the congregation, members of the specific ward pay tithing. There are members of the Church who do not. They are not kicked out into the street. Many of them hold callings and positions of importance. I'm sure since the economic downturn, it is increasingly difficult for people to pay tithing. But many do out of faith, and , as in my life, feel that we are blessed for it.

Mormons who choose not to pay tithing can still be Mormons.. It is 100% voluntary.

On Friday, as Kevin and Guy both noted, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax returns to the American public. Not only did we learn that the former Massachusetts governor paid taxes every single year since 1990, thus discrediting the Senate Majority Leader’s preposterous accusations, but he also paid $2 million in taxes last year alone and gave about $4 million (or nearly 30% of his annual income) to charity. In any case, now that we have these new figures, which presidential candidate paid the highest tax rate and gave the...