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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:40 PM

Why isn't Romney getting hammered on his plan to limit middle class tax deductions to $25K or $17K

or whatever magic number he pulls out that day?

This equates to a tax increase on middle class taxes or the only way to make his math work. I know his bogus "6 studies" are talked about in liberal circles but I don't hear anything about it in the regular media. I'd be willing to bet very few middle class Romney voters understand this or the impact it would have on their own pocket book or the economy if it ever were implemented.

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Reply Why isn't Romney getting hammered on his plan to limit middle class tax deductions to $25K or $17K (Original post)
leftylauren Oct 2012 OP
doc03 Oct 2012 #1
Heather MC Oct 2012 #3
doc03 Oct 2012 #4
aletier_v Oct 2012 #2
hollysmom Oct 2012 #5

Response to leftylauren (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 PM

1. I wish I had even $17k in deductions n/t

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:54 PM

3. I do because of my mortgage and my

dh and I have small businesses that take us well over 17k plus our charitable donations. for example this year we donated my DH's car. We hate trying to sell stuff. if you get a mortgage of 300k getting over 17k in deductions gets real easy. and in northern va 300k is a "cheap" mortgage crazy but true

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:02 PM

4. I know about northern Virginia, I lived in Arlington 66-68 and costs were

double what it was in Ohio even then. That is one main reasons I moved back to Ohio I also hated city life, traffic, crime and the taxes

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Response to leftylauren (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 PM

2. because he's not going to be president?

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Response to leftylauren (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:00 AM

5. heh, I have 17K in deductions this year because of medical bills and real estate taxes.

I would rather not have it and skip the surgery and disease.

So if you have over 17K do you get to opt out of cancer?

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