Skip to comments.Romney says he never paid less than 13% in taxes
Posted on 08/16/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Mitt Romney on Thursday said he never paid less than 13% of his income in taxes over the past decade, rebutting critics who charge that he has paid nothing.
I did go back and look at my taxes, and, over the past 10 years, I never paid less than 13%, Romney said, according to NBC News. He later added: Every year, I paid at least 13%, and if you add in, in addition, the amount that goes to charity, the number gets well above 20%.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has accused Romney, a wealthy businessman, of paying no taxes in certain years, a charge Romney calls totally false.
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Mitt, never argue with a fool.
If this gets going further somebody had better bring up and portray what John Kerry paid and the tax shelters that we know about as the numbers and percentages are ugly in comparison and NOT well publicized.
Exactly, now they’ll demand proof. He needs to say that he heard an anonymous source say that Obama got a 2.3 GPA at Columbia. Let’s see those transcripts!
Reagan released 6 years. Bush I and II released 8. McCain released 12 and liberal Romney released 1 year and a draft of 2011....Get rid of Romney and put Ryan as our Presidental nomination before we get stuck with this jerk.
I am getting on in years (77), but if I remember correctly, the issue SHOULD be...did Romney pay his taxes according to the IRS codes and laws in effect each year.
If the answer is “NO”, then we really have an issue.
If the answer is “YES”, then will the idiots on the left please STFU, this is now gone beyond idiocy.
It is disgusting that politics in the USA has degenerated to the point that OBEYING the law has become a “wrongful act.”
Good. Time for Harry “the Dirtball” Reid to pony up. And DWS. What? They don’t have to...?
Of course, Alinsky’s rules.
2.3 GPA at Columbia? I don’t think it was that high. I’d guess 1.9.
I think a little reciprocity is in order. Let's see his first!
BTW, over the last 10 years I have never paid as little as 13% ~ and I've been retired for 8 years.
He's pulling our leg isn't he.
Really, it’s time for you to quit being so stupid, and devote yourself to getting rid of Obama.
Yeah, that’s the ticket ... yeah yeah, that will work really well ... yeah see with a couple of months until the election we ditch the candidate and start all over ... yeah that is just freaking brilliant
Wow, he fell for their trap. The more he talks about the content of the returns, the more ammo he gives the democrats. He should just ignore it and let them complain until the issue goes away.
Liberals, always so concerned with other peoples money.
Bingo. Romney campaign should get on the offense and quit falling into these defensive traps. Obama campaign strategy is to attack and divert. It is quite obvious what is going on. Romney’s team is not very smart.
Obama flunked lunch at Columbia and graduated "Magma Choom Fraud" at Harvard!
I'd heard that his GPA, IQ, and age were the same numerically.
PS That might have also included sperm count, not sure on that, check with Tony...
“He needs to say that he heard an anonymous source say that Obama got a 2.3 GPA at Columbia.”
You are way too generous.
Really, its time for you to quit being so stupid, and devote yourself to getting rid of Obama.
You know what? You settle for mediocre, you will ALWAYS be mediocre.
And you will always be a disgruntled idealist with a socialist President. It’s a shame we will all have to suffer for your stupid intransigence.
You are so incredible. You are willing to sell your soul to Romney who is a Socialist and you think I will be a disgruntled idealist? How funny that you claim I am going to feel what YOU are going to feel. I will feel good knowing I didn’t participate in ruining the country like you are.
I wonder if next year the IRS will understand when I tell them I'll be paying 13 percent and donating the rest to my church.
The IRS doesn't have to understand a damn thing. If you fill out your tax returns properly and pay your taxes due, whatever they are, what you do with the rest of your money is your own business.
And when Obama is re-elected you can feel good about that, too.