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Romney says he never paid less than 13% in taxes
Marketwatch– Robert Schroeder ^ | August 16, 2012, 1:41 PM

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; obama; reid; romney

1 posted on 08/16/2012 11:52:37 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Mitt, never argue with a fool.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 11:59:47 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Fair enough and enough to declare Reid the liar he has always been.
3 posted on 08/16/2012 12:00:34 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 12:00:50 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Cyman

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!


5 posted on 08/16/2012 12:02:49 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Cyman

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.


6 posted on 08/16/2012 12:03:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.”


7 posted on 08/16/2012 12:17:34 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: tobyhill

Good. Time for Harry “the Dirtball” Reid to pony up. And DWS. What? They don’t have to...?

Of course, Alinsky’s rules.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 12:18:03 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: Defiant

2.3 GPA at Columbia? I don’t think it was that high. I’d guess 1.9.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 12:19:52 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
You're playing semantics. The fact is the President ~ any President, not just the Hildabeast or the Boy Wonder, can review anyone's tax returns ~ mine included.

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.

10 posted on 08/16/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Obama will make a great commercial out of this, I'm sure. Oh look, he paid his taxes, at least 13%. Joy.
11 posted on 08/16/2012 12:25:12 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: napscoordinator

Really, it’s time for you to quit being so stupid, and devote yourself to getting rid of Obama.


12 posted on 08/16/2012 12:29:26 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: napscoordinator

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


13 posted on 08/16/2012 12:44:00 PM PDT by DirtyDawg (eat fruit)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 12:44:54 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: bootless

“2.3 GPA at Columbia? I don’t think it was that high. “

Close... its not about his grades, its about him GETTING HIGH and probably being warned about selling drugs on campus.

99% of people who have bought illegal drugs for themselves have also done it for others....”hey, man, I am just keeping a little for myself for the trouble..”

AKA DRUG DEALING...

Obama THE CRACK DEALER.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: napscoordinator
Two years is all that's required and that's all they should get.

Liberals, always so concerned with other peoples money.

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16 posted on 08/16/2012 12:52:43 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Defiant

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.


17 posted on 08/16/2012 1:15:11 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: bootless
2.3 GPA at Columbia? I don’t think it was that high. I’d guess 1.9.

Obama flunked lunch at Columbia and graduated "Magma Choom Fraud" at Harvard!

18 posted on 08/16/2012 1:16:30 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: bootless
2.3 GPA at Columbia? I don’t think it was that high. I’d guess 1.9.

I'd heard that his GPA, IQ, and age were the same numerically.

Regards,
GtG

PS That might have also included sperm count, not sure on that, check with Tony...

19 posted on 08/16/2012 1:27:14 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Defiant

“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.


20 posted on 08/16/2012 1:30:28 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: ozzymandus

Really, it’s 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.


21 posted on 08/16/2012 1:56:57 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator
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.
22 posted on 08/16/2012 2:42:43 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

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.


23 posted on 08/16/2012 5:28:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
in addition, the amount that goes to charity, the number gets well above 20%.”

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.

24 posted on 08/16/2012 5:59:12 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: Kleon
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.

25 posted on 08/16/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: 1035rep

Nice AD!


26 posted on 08/17/2012 9:54:22 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: napscoordinator

And when Obama is re-elected you can feel good about that, too.


27 posted on 08/17/2012 11:16:51 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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