Skip to comments.Romney the rich guy underscores income inequality?
Posted on 01/18/2012 9:28:51 AM PST by Mark Landsbaum
The self-righteous 99 percenters would have you believe income in America is unfairly distributed, hence the 1 percenters.
At the top of todays news is Mitt Romney revealing that he pays only 15 percent of his rather large, by any measure, income in taxes. People who would find this objectionable are those who subscribe to the progressive tax rate, which dictates that the more you earn, the greater percentage the government should take from you.
This progressive tax structure should be offensive to fair-minded people. . .
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How is it that you have two log-ins, and both are used to flog the same blog?
I thought multiple log-ins were verboten.
Class warfare works, and it will work perfectly against Romney. You can talk “fair minded” all you want. The media will grind Romney into the dirt in the general. So much for those that told conservatives they have to take a pass on principal and get behind Romney.
Of course Mitt pays 15%. Of course Newt Gingrich pays 31%. Of course virtually all federal government retirees pay 20% (or more!).
I was a GS 7 (an entry level professional job in the federal government) and I paid a far higher percentage than Sam Rayburn, the then Speaker of the House.
The failure of the Personal Income Tax, progressive or otherwise, is apparent to everybody but the Leftwingtards.
I think that's because they don't understand math.
This is precisely why Romney shouldn’t be the nominee. He fits the stereotype of rich, out-of-touch Republican who has profited in this recession while the majority of Americans have seen their standard of living decline in every conceivable aspect. His nomination would play right into the hands of Obama and the Democrats. Push him hard in a debate and he gets rattled. He stutters and backs up and fumbles and looks weak.
He’s using underhanded tactics to win the nomination including, now, using robo-calls with Santorum’s voice backing him in 2008 that might mislead a voter into thinking Santorum is endorsing him today. He comes across as sneaky, unprincipled, and unscrupulous. I think he is alientating the same conservative voters he’ll need to defeat Obama. I hope South Carolina voters deliver an upset in the primary. Wipe the smirk off Romney’s face.
“This progressive tax structure should be offensive to fair-minded people. . .”
Low rate flat tax is the only fair tax. I wouldn’t mind a flat 10% or 15%. Then we all have skin in the game at the same rate. Make the general population aware that when they go ahead and vote on giveaways, they’ll be paying for it too.
Let’s stop this progressive nonsense.
now, using robo-calls with Santorums voice backing him in 2008 that might mislead a voter into thinking Santorum is endorsing him today. He comes across as sneaky, unprincipled, and unscrupulous.
He comes across as sneaky, unprincipled, and unscrupulous.
That’s probably because he is probably sneaky,unscrupulous, and unprincipled, and that is also probably why the
It isn’t surprising that he pays only 15% intaxes. That is the way it is with the filthy rich. It is the upper Middle class and Middle Class who get stuck with the higher taxes.
This isn’t new, they have the wherewithal to pay tax advisers and lawyers who keep the IRS off of them and can hide their assets in trusts and other ways that hide their money.
Romney is smart, that is how the ‘rich’ get rich in the first place. They have brains, they use them, and then they get rich, very rich. The only people I would classify as able to get rich while being dumb as a box of bricks would be the entertainment ‘elite’ and I don’t see how on earth it cna be any other way. If he made money during these horrible economic times, he must be exceptioanlly intelligent. Are the smart supposed to hold themselves back so the stupid don’t feel bad about themselves?
“This isnt new, they have the wherewithal to pay tax advisers and lawyers who keep the IRS off of them and can hide their assets in trusts and other ways that hide their money.”
I have to disagree. The reason not to vote for Monsieur Romney is not your populist class warfare argument that he is rich and may have at once owned companies like the Weather Channel while at Bain but because apparently he had a weather vane implanted atop his head when he owned it.
One way to begin the libtard plan to achieve equality of outcome would be for the government to enact a program of eugenics and attempt to breed children who would all possess the same characteristics at birth. Then, with the same upbringing. the demand for equality of opportunity could, apparently at least be satisfied.Then, the next step would be for the government to begin to make the environment the same for everyone.They could abolish the institution of the family and raise all children in government run orphanages where they could be brought up in exactly the same way.
Maybe the first one is Mark and the second one is his Mommy???
I’ve had more than my fair share of hard knocks in life and I quite frankly at this point (being at the bottom of the barrel at the moment) I am all for anyone that isn’t going to take on the problems of the world, but the problems of this country. We don’t need a friend, we need a leader right now.
Romney’s rich’s are not what keeps me from wanting him i the White House. I could care less how rich he is.
Romneycare is my main objection to Mitt/
Same sex marriage comes in second, He signed off on it in Boston
Next come abortion which he allowed in Romneycare. Next is his constant flip flopping , worse than a chicken with it’s head cut off.I don’t truct him any farther than I can throw him.
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