Skip to comments.Obama campaign slams Romney for not paying "fair share" of taxes
Posted on 04/10/2012 11:48:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's campaign blasted Mitt Romney on Tuesday for not paying his "fair share" of taxes, escalating the rhetoric against the leading Republican presidential contender to try to paint him as an elitist who is out of touch with ordinary Americans.
Obama has made tax fairness a key part of his re-election message and he piled on the pressure by urging support for the "Buffett Rule" during a speech in Florida, which is likely to be a key battleground state in the November 6 general election.
Named after billionaire investor and Obama supporter Warren Buffett, the proposal calls for people making more than $1 million a year to be taxed at a higher rate than middle-class families.
Obama said this principle of fairness was in stark contrast to plans offered by his Republican opponents, whom he accused of looking out for the rich at the expense of the middle class.
"Lot of the folks who are peddling these same trickle-down theories, including members of Congress and some people who are running for a certain office right now, who shall not be named, they're doubling down on these old, broken down theories," Obama said in a clear swipe at Romney.
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It’s none of his business.
In Light of this Criticism Im still waiting for someone to ask Obama what he means when he says we Tried the Republican way for the 8 years before he was elected,Is that the 8 years where he campaigned on the Themes of Hope and Change,where he claimed over and Over again George Bush Drove us into a Ditch? Someone please ask him to explain how did he Drive us into a Ditch for those 8 years. Is talking about driving us into a DITCH have anything to do with Spending,Increasing the Nations debt to the Tune of TRILLIONS of Dollars,causing our Credit rating to be Lowered,causing Japan and China to no longer Buy Our debt,causing the FED to now Buy 61% of our own Debt,the left hand loaning money to the Right hand,Billions in cost overuns in Obamacare. Mr Obama George Bush drove us into a Ditch and According to your Campaign Speeches will cause our Children and Grandchildren to be in Debt to China for their entire lives,Please explain How you saved us all from this dire Fate
I want the Tim Geithner Rule where anyone who evades taxes is thrown out of office.
By August, Romney will be throwing Granny in the snow and lining up loutish lumberjacks to rape women with college degrees and chain them barefoot in kitchens.
By October, he'll be roasting helpless black babies for breakfast.
By November, he'll be seancing with the Illuminati and the Elders of Zion to wipe black people off the face of the earth.
Or we can all keep Romney from clinching the GOP nod, and throw Obama's campaign completely off the rails.
“Fair share” is a totally subjective term, and since the left controls the discussion (by virtue of their useful idiots in the media) they believe they have won the debate.
The liberals have managed to make the discussion about “fair share of taxes paid” totally and completely about the percentage amount paid. But, to my mind, there is another aspect to be considered—the dollar amount paid.
Last year, Mitt Romney paid over 3 million dollars in taxes. If the average middle-class Joe pays ten thousand in taxes per year, that means that Romney paid as much as three hundred average people combined. Is that fair?
The bottom half of American workers pay virtually no income taxes at all. Romney’s team should create a chart that depicts the number of workers whose combined tax payments equal the 3 million he paid last year. When it shows that he paid as much as the lowest-paying 10 or 20 or 50 million taxpayers (however that number works out) COMBINED, I believe he can turn the issue on its head.
As I posted just a couple of hours ago Romney is toast, Obama has the power, the position and the zombie fan club on his side.
Romney will quit in less than 4 weeks. he does not have the stomache for war, especially war against socialism.
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