Skip to comments.Rick Santorum paid DOUBLE Mitt Romney's tax rate in 2010
Posted on 02/16/2012 6:20:22 AM PST by C19fan
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum released four years of federal income tax returns on Wednesday night, showing a sharp rise in his personal wealth spurred by his growing work as Washington-based corporate consultant and media commentator. Santorum's returns show that his federal income taxes rose from 2007, when he paid $167,000, to $310,000 in 2009, then dropped to $263,000 in 2010. During that same period, his annual income surged from nearly $660,000 in 2007 to $1.1 million in 2009 before slipping to $923,000 in 2010. That amounts to an effective tax rate of about 28.5 per cent for the latter year, a significantly higher rate than Mitt Romney's effective tax rate of 13.9 per cent in 2010.
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bet that’s a lot more than Obama paid as well
I’m a Rick Santorum backer so this article actually bolsters my candidate. However, as conservatives we should not be sucked into this debate about who pays more as a percent of federal taxes. Romney’s money comes mostly from investment, therefore he’s not subject to the income tax rate that Rick is paying. Who cares???? Do we want to squeeze off investment in this country? I don’t. We want to spur investment and you do that by keeping the capital gains taxrate low. Let’s not get sucked into the lefts argument.
The only time this whole thing about taxes is relevant is if a candidate cheated on his/her taxes. If they played by the rules and paid their taxes, then that should be the end of the discussion.
Why should someone who works nine to five pay a higher tax rate than someone who earns his income via “investments”. In Romney’s a lot of his income is not from “investments” but from carried interest while at Bain which is treated as income from “investments” but Romney never risked one cent of his own money. How about the corporate income tax is eliminated and all personal income is treated the same.
All this tells me is that Santo needs to get a new accountant.
I’m with you. These attacks from the left seem to be expanding into whole new areas and frankly need to stop lest we destroy ourselves.
[That amounts to an effective tax rate of about 28.5 per cent for the latter year, a significantly higher rate than Mitt Romney’s effective tax rate of 13.9 per cent in 2010.]
Santorum is a good man, a giver and helper of the poor and yet an enemy of the evil social justice leeches and communists of America.
Exactly this is definitely not something to be proud of
So? Does that prove he’s more honest and noble or that he has a lousy accountant? This is the silliest comparison yet.
It just means he is paying income tax and Romney is paying capital gains taxes (which the principle has already been taxed once). This is a non issue, just a result of taxing income at a higher rate than taxing wealth.
Show us the varying income sources and amounts then maybe a worthwhile comparison can be made.
I absolutely don’t care. Everyone ought to try to pay as little tax as legally possible.
I give the Zero, zero.
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