Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:48 PM
applegrove (58,383 posts)
"Romney Made More Money, Paid Less Taxes Than Past Five Presidents" by Serena Dai
Romney Made More Money, Paid Less Taxes Than Past Five Presidents
by Serena Dai at the Atlantic Wire
Not all of Romney's tax returns are public yet, but according to his 2010 and 2011 returns, the presidential candidate made way more income and paid less in taxes than any of the past five presidents, according to information compiled by the Sunlight Foundation.
The striking scatter plot above compares the effective tax rate and adjusted gross income of Romney, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. Sunlight standardized the data and consulted Tax History Project to make the chart. The red dots representing Romney's 2010 and 2011 returns float in the top left corner, as much larger incomes than any recent president ($21.6 million and $20.9 million) and taxed at a lower rate than other presidents, 15.4 percent in 2011 and 13.9 percent in 2010. Sunlight explains that Romney is so much higher because he makes his money from investments, which are subject to a lower capital gains tax of. But the president with the closest income to Romney is Obama, who made $5.5 million in 2009. Since that money mostly from book sales, he paid an effective tax rate of 32.6 percent in 2009 in his highest earning year. It's a fascinating, striking graph. Funny detail? The president who paid the highest rate: famous tax-cutter Reagan.
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"Romney Made More Money, Paid Less Taxes Than Past Five Presidents" by Serena Dai (Original post)
Response to applegrove (Original post)
Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:49 PM
NYC_SKP (48,780 posts)
1. K/R and a link
Last edited Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:52 PM USA/ET - Edit history (2)
From a kpete post this morning:
Only two years show because Romney's only released two years of returns.
Response to applegrove (Reply #2)
Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:59 PM
NYC_SKP (48,780 posts)
3. In this case: cursor over image, mouse drag pic into URL bar, pic opens....
then copy paste.
BUT you should also be able to mouse over image, then right click > copy image location (or view image) to get the URL.
On a mac it's Control + Click over the image.
Different browsers have difference menus, but the right click is pretty universal for PC and the Control + Click is for Mac.
PS: That works if the image is already on a website, as this one was from a different DU OP.
If the image you want to use isn't out there you would need a photobucket or similar account.