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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:56 AM

Mitt Romney is a FREELOADER plain and simple!! He doesn't even pay 15%!!!

My goodness, why should ANY working class person want this guy NEAR the top job in the executive branch?!

I am going to work hard at getting Obama a progressive congress, it doesn't make sense for these people to continue to take from those who have less.

Regards

A FreeLoader is someone who has the ABILITY to give their fair share but doesn't instead takes more of their fair share from others in one way form fashion or the other. A FreeLoader is not someone down on their luck and have a plan to get out of a situation or needs to be invested in.

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Reply Mitt Romney is a FREELOADER plain and simple!! He doesn't even pay 15%!!! (Original post)
uponit7771 Jan 2012 OP
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #1
SOS Jan 2012 #2
maggiesfarmer Jan 2012 #3
uponit7771 Jan 2012 #4
elehhhhna Jan 2012 #7
bluerum Jan 2012 #5
FSogol Jan 2012 #6
maggiesfarmer Jan 2012 #10
bongbong Jan 2012 #8
maggiesfarmer Jan 2012 #9
bongbong Jan 2012 #13
elias7 Jan 2012 #11
bongbong Jan 2012 #12
elias7 Jan 2012 #14

Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:01 AM

1. His older tax returns are probably even worse. What is Mitt Romney hiding?

If he has the gall to claim the rich are over taxed, he should have to release at least 10 years of tax returns so we can see the truth of what he paid.

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:05 AM

2. A tax simplification proposal

Call it the Romney Tax Equity Act.

Form 1040/2012

Line 1:

Enter taxable income.

Line 2:

Multiply Line 1 by 13.8%.

Your payroll and federal income taxes are now complete.
Thank you for spending five minutes filling out your return.
Enjoy your tax cut!

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:17 AM

3. is 'freeloader' the right term? what does that make me?

say he paid 14% on his $45M last year, that means he paid $6.3M in FIT. that's more than I paid by several orders of magnitude. if you call paying $6.3M in FIT "freeloading" what do you call my measly $25k?

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Response to maggiesfarmer (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:20 AM

4. Definition of FreeLoader

A FreeLoader is someone who has the ABILITY to give their fair share but doesn't not someone down on their luck or have a plan to get out of a situation and needs to be invested in.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:55 PM

7. the teabaggers call that a FREERIDER. We could adopt that.

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Response to maggiesfarmer (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:56 AM

5. Mega-fail.

People need to grasp the concepts of percentages and need.

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Response to maggiesfarmer (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:38 AM

6. You do understand that the notion of a progressive tax structure

is the foundation of liberal politics?

Mitt and his ilk want you to pay more so his cronies can pay less.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:10 PM

10. I do understand a progressive tax structure.

I don't understand calling someone who paid >$6M in one year a 'freeloader'

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Response to maggiesfarmer (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:16 PM

8. Nice

 

Always nice to see non-Democratic people visiting DU. Enjoy your dose of reality! (even if you're a professional reality-denier)

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Response to bongbong (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:08 PM

9. was there something "unreal" in my post that you're referring to?

I double checked all my math....

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Response to maggiesfarmer (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:59 PM

13. The unreal part

 

Romney didn't make his money in a vacuum, he used the infrastructure of the USA and its educated workforce to do it. He needs to pay his share for that usage. If he was anywhere else he wouldn't have had such an opportunity.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:22 PM

11. I have been a member of DU longer than you but I disagree

Romney doesn't do his own taxes; he has a financial advisor/accountant who he employs to do his taxes, and everything that accountant has done is legal. The problem is not Romney but the tax code that allows this. Most of his income is likely cap gains, and that tax rate is lower than the income tax rate.

If you have a problem with that, change the law, don't blame those who work within the law, and certainly don't name call and call out those who have a different opinion than you. That is non-democratic. And that is your reality moment for today.

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Response to elias7 (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:57 PM

12. Thanks for your concern

 

I appreciate your concern, I really do.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:39 PM

14. wow...talk about disrespect

Do you have to engage in ridicule every post?

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