Skip to comments.Libs and Taxes
Posted on 09/24/2012 5:38:45 PM PDT by Starman417
Before I get into all the gobbledy-gook of this post, I need to first say that I don't think Romney (or Obama) should have to release even ONE year of tax returns. It's not a requirement to hold the nation's highest elected office and, therefore, shouldn't even be a debate. With that said...
Libs are finding themselves in a precarious situation - how to attack Romney for being part of "the 1%"d while donating to programs that help "the 99%."
On Friday, Romney released his taxes from last year just as he had promised. The Obama campaign - and liberals in general - chomped at the bit to dig into it and find some dirt. The dirt they found is that Romney paid MORE taxes than he really had to. In fact, in only claimed about $2.25 million instead of the $4 million he donated. By not claiming all his donations, Romney ended up paying a slightly higher tax rate. For the record, only about 35% of donations to charity are really deductible on taxes.
I think the problem that liberals have with Romney's taxes is that he gave away good money that could have gone to government! How dare he contribute to charity when the biggest (forced) charity on the planet - the federal government - can't make ends meet!!
What I found really funny is this story by Ben Adler at The Nation:
So Romney gives $1,000 per year for a cancer center, while his church gets at least 600 times as much and he keeps millions more? He gave virtually nothing to any program that focuses directly on feeding the hungry, housing the homeless or educating the disadvantaged.
Adler is obviously an ignorant moron. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is perhaps one of the largest charitable organizations on the planet. Its many programs contribute directly to the poor and needy. Deseret Industries is similar to the Salvation Army in feeding, clothing, and providing for those in need. The Bishop's Storehouse provides nutritious food to families that can't afford to purchase their own groceries.
By contributing so substantially to his church, Mitt Romney IS directly "feeding the hungry, housing the homeless or educating the disadvantaged." The church was in New Orleans before the Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina. The church was Oklahoma and Colorado to help after the wildfires.
(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
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