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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:05 PM

taxes + charitable contributions = 35%? Really?

Flipping through the stations, I happened to hear Erin Burnett on CNN say that Robme's taxes plus his charitable contributions equaled President Obama's 35% tax request. That should satisfy President Obama and he should drop this whole Bain and taxes issue and move on to other things people are interested in. Who is this woman talking to? I did not want to cast aspersions on CNN, but hey, they have lost their minds.

Anyone else see it? Could you please explain this to a woman who is obviously slowing down.

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Reply taxes + charitable contributions = 35%? Really? (Original post)
madashelltoo Jul 2012 OP
Kalidurga Jul 2012 #1
enki23 Jul 2012 #2
valerief Jul 2012 #3
rufus dog Jul 2012 #4
Betsy Ross Jul 2012 #5
hollysmom Jul 2012 #7
Incitatus Jul 2012 #6

Response to madashelltoo (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:07 PM

1. I won't believe it without absolute proof

it's easy to say you paid 35% when you aren't showing your tax forms. It is quite another to say that with your forms in hand.

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Response to madashelltoo (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:08 PM

2. uh huh. tithing to the effing mormon church is considered "charitable donation"

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Response to madashelltoo (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:26 PM

3. Erin Burnett is a RW mouthpiece. Probably an endpiece, too. nt

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Response to madashelltoo (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:30 PM

4. I pay 14% in taxes like Romney

Then I give 10% to madasheltoo cult, that gets me to 25% where she got the other 10% I have no clue.

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Response to madashelltoo (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:50 PM

5. How much of his charity goes to the Morman Church? n/t

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Response to Betsy Ross (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:42 PM

7. from what I remember almost 100%

there is a little here and there for others.

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Response to madashelltoo (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:52 PM

6. Um, no

Even if his charitable donations and taxes totaled 35%, that is not tantamount to paying a 35% tax rate.

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