a) Romney took a $77,000 tax deduction (subtracts from taxable income) and not a credit (subtracts from taxes) for his horse. At Romney's income level, $77,000 in tax deductions equals MAYBE fifty bucks in tax savings.
b) It's his wife's horse, not Mitt's.
c) It was actually $27,000 for the horse, and $50,000 for a car with a reinforced roof.
If you truly believe less government equals more freedom, ask the Somalis how free they feel.