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Washington Post to Harry Reid: Yeah, You Lied About Romney's Taxes

JayneCobb Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 1:46 PM
"http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=42" Total giving to charitable organizations was $298.42 billion in 2011 (about 2% of GDP). This is an increase of 4% from 2010. That's all charities. Now lets look at government spending: "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_(United_States)" Total Medicare spending as a share of GDP This measure, which examines Medicare spending in the context of the U.S. economy as a whole, is expected to increase from 3.6 percent in 2010 to 5.6 percent in 2035 and to 6.2 percent by 2080. To whit, Social Security and Medicare are in need of repair, but charity isn't even in the same ballpark.
anderson659 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 1:49 PM
To Whit:

Obama is a failure and owns a failed one term presidency.

To Whit:

Harry Reid, or Dirty Harry lied and everyone knows it.

Normal people provide evidence of accusations when made, and do not expect the accuser to exonerate themselves form scurrilous attacks.

Democrats like Harry Reid are not normal.

Despite groups like ThinkProgress and people like Nancy Pelosi defending Harry Reid's comments about Mitt Romney not paying taxes for ten years because someone told him so, the Washington Post is giving the Senate Majority Leader four Pinocchios, pointing out that two years of released Romney returns show he paid taxes, making Reid's assertions false right away.

Romney’s 2010 return and his estimated 2011 return do show that he paid substantial taxes in those years. In 2010, he earned nearly $22 million, including $3 million in taxable interest, nearly $5 million in dividends and more than $12...