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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:05 PM

Obama To Romney: 'There Are A Whole Bunch Of Millionaires Who Aren't Paying Taxes At All Either'

Source: Huffington Post



Speaking at the Univision candidate forum in Miami Thursday, President Barack Obama was asked about Mitt Romney's claim that he is campaigning for 100 percent of Americans and not just those who pay federal income taxes, despite his comments in a leaked fundraiser video.

Obama said that questions as to which approach personified "the real Mitt Romney" would be "better addressed" to Romney himself. He went on to explain why 47 percent of Americans don't pay federal income taxes, and snuck in a subtle jab at Romney's own wealth.

"There are a whole bunch of millionaires who arenít paying taxes at all, either," the president said.

When you express a position like the one Romney did in that leaked video, said Obama, "my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. Because I travel around the country all the time and the American people are the hardest working people there are."

Their problem isn't that they aren't working hard enough ... or they are being taxed too little or they just want to loaf around and gather government checks," he added. "Americans work hard, and if they're not working right now, I promise you they want to get back to work."



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/obama-romney-47-percent-millionaires-taxes_n_1901217.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003



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Reply Obama To Romney: 'There Are A Whole Bunch Of Millionaires Who Aren't Paying Taxes At All Either' (Original post)
trailmonkee Sep 2012 OP
madaboutharry Sep 2012 #1
ISW Sep 2012 #2
calimary Sep 2012 #13
nolabear Sep 2012 #3
Liberal_Stalwart71 Sep 2012 #4
Heather MC Sep 2012 #9
NYC Liberal Sep 2012 #11
BootinUp Sep 2012 #5
JI7 Sep 2012 #6
closeupready Sep 2012 #7
GreenTea Sep 2012 #8
Cha Sep 2012 #10
southmost Sep 2012 #12
CRH Sep 2012 #14

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:10 PM

1. I'll bet $10,000....

Pres. Obama knows what is in those tax returns.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:11 PM

2. Where are your taxe returns Mitt???

Are you one of those who pays no taxes???

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Response to ISW (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:37 PM

13. Indeed! Where ARE your tax returns, mitt? And Welcome to DU, ISW!

Glad you're here! We need you to make sure nobody's too complacent to VOTE!!!! (And of course, VOTE DEM!!!!!)




Now get to work.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:13 PM

3. "...my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot." LOL!!

As in, where actual people are. You know, "those people."

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:35 PM

4. I think Obama screwed up a little bit here. He should have stated that there are millionnaires

who don't pay *federal* taxes. They do often pay other taxes; they just may not pay as much as average Americans. The wingnuts will pounce on this statement.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:14 PM

9. i don't think so because he can throw it right back on Mittens

So how much has Mitt Paid over the years? please defend yourself mitt show your reports

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:51 PM

11. He was using Romney's own definition of "paying taxes"

Romney says 47% don't "pay taxes". By Romney's definition, a lot of millionaire don't either.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:36 PM

5. Snap!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:36 PM

6. did he have a specific person in mind ?

hehehe

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:41 PM

7. That wouldn't be Mitt, since Mitt is a Billionaire.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:29 PM

8. And Romney is one of them! Show us your taxes Mitt! What are you hiding?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:25 PM

10. Excellent, President Obama..

b]"Obama said that questions as to which approach personified "the real Mitt Romney" would be "better addressed" to Romney himself."

Did not Univision ask Snookiemitt that question Yesterday?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 07:16 PM

12. Obama's knocking 'em outta the ballpark

such great responses

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:37 PM

14. Obama, just keeps kickin Romneys ass further into the dirt, ...

by just being human.

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