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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:23 AM

Mitt Romney will be on the front row at the State of the Union address.

Not really. Not in person. But he will be there.

When the President starts talking about some people not paying their fair share of taxes, he will be there.

When the President starts talking about tax rates for the wealthy, he will be there.

His opponent is an American citizen. A citizen that has hid his vast fortune in Swiss bank accounts and the Cayman Islands so he would not have to pay taxes on it.

No, he will not be there in person but he will be there...

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Reply Mitt Romney will be on the front row at the State of the Union address. (Original post)
kentuck Jan 2012 OP
jefferson_dem Jan 2012 #1
LiberalEsto Jan 2012 #2
KharmaTrain Jan 2012 #4
hobbit709 Jan 2012 #5
KharmaTrain Jan 2012 #6
democrat_patriot Jan 2012 #7
KharmaTrain Jan 2012 #9
KatyMan Jan 2012 #8
KharmaTrain Jan 2012 #10
kemah Jan 2012 #3

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:28 AM

1. Ironic.

Mittens thought he could drop his tax returns today and the discussion would be lost amidst all the SOTU stuff. Actually, he will serve as the perfect "1%er prop" for POTUS.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:49 AM

2. Mitt Romney, Tax Cheat

that's how he should be framed from now on.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:13 AM

4. What He DId Was All Legal...

and there are many others in this country who live on interest income...many who worked hard for years...are they tax cheats?

The issue is how Mittens got that money...canibalizing businesses and jobs to enrich himself and his "investors".

His tax rate spotlights the disparity of the system...he becomes the poster boy as to why we should repeal the boooosh tax breaks for the rich once and for all and revisit how capital gains are taxed. Personally, I'd go for a 15% for those with an adjusted income of 100k or less and then 20% to 500k and 30% for those with over one million.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:14 AM

5. There's a big difference between "legal" and moral and ethical.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:20 AM

6. And Who Determines "Moral and Ethical"?

Do you believe retirees who live on interest only (along with SSI) are not moral or ethical?

There are plenty of questions about Mittens "ethics" when it comes to how he earned the money in the first place (Bain) but the fact he's living off of interest only shows not his ethics but those of several decades of Congresses that have lowered tax rates that were purposely designed for the wealthy to exploit.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:20 AM

7. Legal? Absolutely. A really dumb thing to do if running for president?

Absolutely.

I would question why American banks that employ Americans aren't good enough for Mitt Romney.

Why does Mitt Romney not support America?

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:41 AM

9. He's Helping Educate...

At least that's what I'm hoping happens...that President Obama can turn Mittens Gecko into the poster boy of what the past 30 years of "deregulation" and greed has brought.

I'm convinced that Mittens thought that he wouldn't have to open up the books...or that he could deflect attacks on not just his wealth but how he earned it. We're seeing this is a real glass jaw...not only for those of us on this side of the sandbox but people in his own corrupt and inept party. Nobody likes this douchenozzle.

A year ago who would have known what an LBO or Venture capitalism was and how it affected this country. Thanks to Rmoney, he'll have everyone talking about it as long as his candidacy is viable.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:35 AM

8. Why start at 15%?

Why should capital gains be taxed at a lower rate?

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:46 AM

10. It's Supposed "Money Taxing Money"...

That's long been the right wing line why we should get rid of all capital gains. Supposedly this is money that you earned through wages or other forms of income (taxed at the 25 or 30 or 35 percent rate) and that you shouldn't have to pay any additional tax on that money if you choose to invest it and earn interest with it. A tax on a tax they say. Of course this ignores that once you reinvest and get a return on that money, it is new income. But just like other right wing games, they end when it requires them having to be responsible.


Many elderly live on interest income...their pensions. I favor them continuing to pay a lower rate as long as the amount earned is less than 100k a year. I'd raise the rate for those earning more...

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:08 AM

3. Poster Boy for the 1%

Represents the 1% with gusto.

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