Mitt Romney Admits Crafting 2011 Tax Return to Show a Tax Rate of Over 13%. Can Mitt Manipulate the American Voter as Easily as He Does His Tax Returns? Mitt Sure Thinks So!

my2cents 2012/09/25 01:41:41
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Romney only reached the 14.1 percent tax mark on his 2011 taxes by limiting deductions
taken from charitable giving. Had the Romneys taken all
of the deductions made available by their $4.02 million in 2011
donations, his effective tax rate could have been as low as 10.4

By not using all the available deductions, he paid an additional $500,000 to the federal government.

Spokeswoman Michele Davis explained it by saying, "[Romney]
has been clear that no American need pay more than he or she owes
under the law. At the same time, he was in the unique position of having
made a commitment to the public that his tax rate would be above 13
percent. He directed his preparers to ensure that he is consistent with
that statement."

That decision contradicts a pledge Romney made during an interview in
July, when he told ABC News he would not pay more in taxes "than are
legally due. And, frankly, if I had paid more than are legally due I
don't think I'd be qualified to become president. I'd think people would
want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires."

Romney made a similar remark in January during a GOP primary debate,
when he said, "I pay all the taxes that are legally required and not a
dollar more. I don't think you want someone as the candidate for
president who pays more taxes than he owes."

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  • NPC 2012/09/25 02:19:40
    None of the above
    The liberals have tried to smear Romney and make false accusations. All are untrue and unfounded. Romney is one of the super wealthy that does not have ordinary W-2 Income like many Americans. Romney receives and income stream from Investments. All are legal. Capital Gains taxes are less than 15% and legal under the IRS Code. Many wealthy Americans have this set up. Some take a small salary or bonus.
    Microsoft's Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Senator John Kerry and Theresa Heinz Ketchup, Rep Nancy Pelosi. Senator Diane Feinstein, Producer-Directors Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and George Lucas to name only a few.
  • my2cents NPC 2012/09/26 03:39:35
    Mitt could prove those accusations are false by just RELEASING THE TAX RETURNS!

    Mitt can't, whatever he is hiding he knows would end his bid for the White House.
  • SickOfBigGov 2012/09/25 01:57:24
    None of the above
    However you want to spin it, Romney filed a LEGAL tax form. Like it or not, that's the fact. Now, if you want to talk about manipulation, let's talk about the lies coming from the WH regarding what happened in Benghazi. But maybe you don't know about it, because the MSM is not reporting it....now that's manipulation.
  • my2cents SickOfB... 2012/09/25 02:03:51
    Naw, let's talk about the lame way Romney is manipulating YOU. That's a lot more fun!
  • SickOfB... my2cents 2012/09/25 02:10:17
  • my2cents SickOfB... 2012/09/26 03:40:04
    So, how about those tax returns?
  • SickOfB... my2cents 2012/09/26 11:41:53
    He released his 2011 tax returns...and a summary of the last 10 years. It appears that Dirty Harry's accusation of him not paying any taxes was proven to be a lie. Next.
  • my2cents SickOfB... 2012/09/27 06:23:46 (edited)
    The "summary" is a lie. Only the original documents will suffice.
  • SickOfB... my2cents 2012/09/27 14:50:16
    Just like Obama's sealed records, right?
  • my2cents SickOfB... 2012/10/03 01:33:22
    What sealed records?
  • my2cents SickOfB... 2012/09/27 06:27:24
    Says anyone who pays more taxes than legally required isn't qualified to be president.
    Pays $500,000 more taxes than legally required.
  • SickOfB... my2cents 2012/09/27 14:53:16
    Ya know who's not qualified? A President who lies on a daily basis to the American People: "Obama administration knew from day one that the Sept. 11 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans was an act of terror" consulate benghazi libya killed ambassador christopher stevens americans act terror
  • my2cents SickOfB... 2012/10/03 01:34:10
  • SickOfB... my2cents 2012/10/03 01:50:57
    Ignorance is bliss, isn't it?

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