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Democrats, Media Get Punk'd: Romney Releases Tax Returns

bucketomeat Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 6:20 AM
"The Romneys’ effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1%." My wife and I paid over 20% for taxes on our WAGES....we WORK for a living. How's it bleating when I get p#$@'d that our tax code discourages a healthy work ethic among the wealthy?
xenophanes Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 7:17 AM
Over at Huffpo they saw the charitable deduction and are now calling for an end to the "loopholes for charities". How pathetic the 47% are. Do they have any idea what would happen to the charities in this country if they were taxed? I guess that's all part of the plan - then the government WOULD be the only source of hope.
Panda Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 7:03 AM
Bucket also doesn't understand that Romney's taxes are lower BECAUSE HIS CHARITABLE DONATION % IS AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION.

I guess Bucket is just offended that Mitt gives much of his charity to his church--rather than to Bucket's favorite charity, the US Government.
tibby2 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 6:40 AM
You don't understand the tax code. You don't understand the difference between wages and dividends. Your problem is not Romney. Your problem is the government that takes your money and redistributes it to others.

Do you have to sweat to have work ethic? If so then lets say that all engineers who do mostly paperwork do not have work ethic. Let's also include sales people and while your at it any investment counselor who tries to help you plan for the future. Romney also reduced has taxes by donating to charity and taking a deduction thereby reducing his effective tax rate.

It's official: The Romney campaign possesses a wicked sense of humor and an enviable degree of patience.  After months of caterwauling, breathless innuendo and baseless slander, the Democrats and their media allies are being treated to a Friday feast of piping hot crow.  The Romney campaign has released a detailed report of the the candidate's 2011 tax returns, as well as an extensive summary of the Romneys' taxes over the last two decades, prepared by analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  What do these documents contain?  Brad Malt, the Romney family's trustee, summarizes the 2011 data: