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Hey, Media, a $75K Mechanic Pays a Lower Tax Rate Than Romney

Sonors Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 9:21 AM
Spot on Larry Elder. Actually, simply using the standard deduction a married couple with 2 kids making 75000/yr pays an effective rate of around 9%.
If "journalism malpractice" were a crime, Nancy Grace would not be able to keep track of all the trials.

ABC news reporter Jonathan Karl recently said: "Mitt Romney ... made $13.7 million last year and paid nearly $2 million in taxes. His effective tax rate -- 14.1 percent. That's a lower rate than an auto mechanic who made $75,000 in pay."

Not again.

Back in January, anchor Diane Sawyer teased "Mitt's millions" on ABC's "World News": "What Mitt Romney's taxes really show about wealth, taxes and fairness." Then correspondent David Muir informed viewers: "(Romney's) tax rate? In 2010, about 13.9...