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Sorry, don't have time to see if someone has already covered this, so sorry if redundant.
So all of you on the Left who were so incensed that Romney paid "only" 14% in taxes in 2011 (we'll just ignore the difference between income vs capital gains rates since y'all don't seem to understand the difference)-- How do you feel about the Obama's only paying an effective rate of 18%. Any problems with that, hmmmmm?
what was Romney's position.
Obama Uses His Own Tax Return To Call For Raising Taxes on the Wealthy
By: Jason EasleyApr. 12th, 2013
President Obama’s is using his own tax return to demonstrate what is wrong with the system. The president is also calling for taxes to be raised on the wealthy.
The White House used the release of the President and First Lady’s tax returns to call for higher taxes on the wealthy,
Today, the President released his 2012 federal income tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $608,611. The Obamas paid $112,214 in total tax.
The President and First Lady also reported donating $150,034 – or about 24.6 percent of their adjusted gross income – to 33 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was $103,871 to the Fisher House Foundation.
The President’s effective federal income tax rate is 18.4 percent. The President believes we must reform our tax system which is why he has proposed policies like the Buffett Rule that would ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share while protecting families making under $250,000 from seeing their taxes go up. Under the President’s own tax proposals, including limitations on the value of tax preferences for high-income households, he would pay more in taxes while ensuring we cut taxes for the middle class and those trying to get in it....