Romney says he is taxed at around 15 percent rate

Jan 17, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney walks to his campaign bus after a campaign stop in Florence, South Carolina, January 17, 2012.

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Jan 23, 2012
 
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You are the one making assumptions about me.My Dad was a bartender with five children.We all attended an inner city public schools.He was hardly a rich man,but he taught me at a young age on how to save and be responsible.I have been working since I have been 10 years old and bought all my own clothes with paper route money. To this day,I am still am working at age 65.I am a Vietnam era Veteran.I spent 6 years in the military and then got out and went to school four nights a week and worked six days a week during that time.Everything that I have today was earned the hard way.I never had anything given to me.I even bought my first car with money I saved from my paper route.You acuse me of making assumptions and then turn right around and make assumptions about me.People need to quit looking for handouts and start looking for ways to better themselves.It is not the governments job to take care of people from cradle to grave.They need to get off their dead asses and help themselves.
Corporations need to stop taking tax payer welfare handouts.
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Jan 23, 2012
 
McGruff wrote:
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doesn't matter what she makes. Capital gains are taxed the same no matter what you make. If she makes money in capital gains then she is taxes at 15%. If it is $100 million or if it is $1.
Yes.

And gay people have the exact same marriage rights as everyone else... if they want to pretend to be straight.

You guys really think these BS non-arguments are fooling anybody?
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Jan 23, 2012
 
McGruff wrote:
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doesn't matter what she makes. Capital gains are taxed the same no matter what you make. If she makes money in capital gains then she is taxes at 15%. If it is $100 million or if it is $1.
BTW it matters very much what she makes.

Because poor people, and lower middle class people, don't make enough to invest in stocks-- and if they do, they don't get the choice pickings that someone with Romney's money get.

So Capital Gains taxes are something that will probably never affect them.

You're trying to score points on a technicality, while ignoring the larger issue.
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Don Joe wrote:
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Yes, I did make assumptions about you. You seemed to attack anyone who was poor or middle class, parroting GOP talking points, accusing them of buying all kinds of goodies, then asking for others to bail them out. That sounds like rich bankers to me.
I to had a paper route when very young. In my area, you could not have one till you were 12, I got special permission and got started when I was 11. I didn't go to VietNam, I went to college. I graduated college before my parents graduated high school.
I earned everything myself as well. But I went to college with Pell grants, borrowed money and a few scholarships. There were jobs available to pay back those loans.
As to people looking for handouts, those are the rich. And they get all the handouts from the government they can handle. The middle class and the poor get nothing from the government, not even representation. So let's stop the handouts to the rich.
To me the issue is lack of opportunity. For example, if you go to college now, what can you get a major in, that will provide a job so you can pay back the college loans? There are no degrees which will get you a job, even if you do very well. The jobs are gone. There is plenty of opportunity for the rich, but none for anyone else.
I will even go along with getting rid of most welfare, if we can change society so there is opportunity. Right now, unless you are rich, you are out of luck.(I define luck as when opportunity meets hard work. You can work all you want, but if you never get opportunity, you will not succeed.)
Great post. And well said.

If there's one American archetype that I think is completely bogus, it's the "self-made man".

NO ONE is "self-made". Every successful person got help along the way, from mentors, parents, advisors, and even grunt laborers willing to pitch in and help.
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Jan 23, 2012
 
Elizabeth Warren said it best and will reinforce your exact point.
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tune in to about.54
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Chicago Guy wrote:
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Great post. And well said.
If there's one American archetype that I think is completely bogus, it's the "self-made man".
NO ONE is "self-made". Every successful person got help along the way, from mentors, parents, advisors, and even grunt laborers willing to pitch in and help.
rocky

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Jan 24, 2012
 
The Tax Foundation - Even at 14%, Romney Pays a Higher Rate ...
www.taxfoundation.org/blog/show/27911.htmlYou +1'd this publicly. Undo
2 hours ago As the chart below shows, based on the most recent IRS data for 2009, the average tax rate (after deductions) paid by all Americans is 11

Romney still pays a higher % rate for federal taxes than 97% of taxpayers.
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Jan 24, 2012
 
rocky wrote:
The Tax Foundation - Even at 14%, Romney Pays a Higher Rate ...
www.taxfoundation.org/blog/show/27911.htmlYou +1'd this publicly. Undo
2 hours ago As the chart below shows, based on the most recent IRS data for 2009, the average tax rate (after deductions) paid by all Americans is 11
Romney still pays a higher % rate for federal taxes than 97% of taxpayers.
Sure. He pays a lot of taxes because he makes a lot of money. And it is Newt who wants to lower Romney's taxes even more. Newt's tax plan cuts taxes only for the rich.
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Well Mitt should apply for food stamps.
rocky wrote:
The Tax Foundation - Even at 14%, Romney Pays a Higher Rate ...
www.taxfoundation.org/blog/show/27911.htmlYou +1'd this publicly. Undo
2 hours ago As the chart below shows, based on the most recent IRS data for 2009, the average tax rate (after deductions) paid by all Americans is 11
Romney still pays a higher % rate for federal taxes than 97% of taxpayers.

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