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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 4 years ago

    ^ Although, ahem, a few Brits had the same concerns as “Mitt the Twit” (not my insult, I’m just quoting UK newspaper headline) about the security preparations. You know, where the government had to step in when private enterprise failed dismally (which had its contract specs changed from providing 2000 to 10 000 security folks 6 months before the show). And when the government installed SAM missile posts atop residential buildings. (I mean do we want the bloody army there or not? Dammmitt, decide already). Anyway, what I meant was: We get to criticise our government, not you lot. Even if you have most of your nation’s best athletes there; we’re on the case, kay? Now, please pass the scones & jam. No, jelly here is wobbly, I meant JAM.

    " I wonder what Mitt plans to do with his time after the election?"
    He’s a very rich bloke, this whole campaign is just to occupy his free-time. After your Nov elections, he’ll turn to gardening. Like landscaping a small country or Island nation.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    ^^Not to mention that Romney is secretive — maybe close to paranoia. His refusal to release his tax returns, he and his staff taking all the computer hard drives when they left Massachusetts, and destruction of all the documentation of the Olympics documentation.
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    On the other hand, it may not be paranoia, but fear of criminal liability.

  3. SmoothTopSide

    SmoothTopSide said, about 4 years ago

    Hey braindead08 why don’t you post your last 10 yrs of tax returns…the double standard amazes me…

  4. piobaire

    piobaire said, about 4 years ago

    @SmoothTopSide

    If and when braindead08 runs for office, his or her financial records will become fair game, especially if braindead08 is running on his or her financial skill and track record. Until then, not so.

  5. piobaire

    piobaire said, about 4 years ago

    I bet not one person here pays more than he has too. Don’t you take all deductions you are entitled too. Do one of you know anyone who sent a check to the IRS saying I don’t think you hit me hard enough


    You would win your bet if anyone took the opposite viewpoint.

    Here’s my bet: Romney has gotten a lot more in tax deductions than I’ll ever earn, working as a professional.

    Of course Romney pays more in taxes. He should. Romney has gotten a huge amounts of benefits from America. What’s wrong with him contributing proportionately?

    The answer to that is, “Nothing.” Andrew Carnegie is an example to follow, Romney isn’t.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    Just to mention in fairness: Bill Clinton made $525,000 in one speech at a Power Within event.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 4 years ago

    And Bill Clinton paid more in taxes on that $525,000 than Romney pays on a similar amount — because Clinton earned it through actually showing up at a job, which must be penalized in a Republican world. The money that you get because your daddy gives it to you, or that your broker invests for you, needs to be tax free. You know, because the rich need a cushy deal.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    @ARodney

    Tax rate on investment: 15%
    Tax rate on making a speech: 35%

    It’s the same for both men.

  9. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Clinton has made $65 MILLION in JUST speaking fees since 2001. Just for talking. That’s all….talking…something that doesn’t produce a product….no effort. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/29/clinton-earns-65-million-in-speaking-fees-as-private-citizen/
    And this is a CNN report just so you Dims don’t get yer panties in a bunch with a Fox link. You are already problably thinking up excuses why it’s ok for him and for Obuma’s future speaking fees.

  10. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    ….and Ronald Reagan made $5million a week after he left office by speaking to a group of Sony employees. -45 minutes

  11. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago

    It’s very VERY simple, for Mitt Romney.

    Release your tax returns. Like every candidate for every major executive position.

    Release your tax returns.

    Why doesn’t Mitt release his tax returns? Even Republicans are saying, For God’s sake. Release your tax returns.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    Ans so am I to expect that since you say " We get to criticise our government, not you lot.", you will reciprocate and not criticize our government and government process?

    didn’t think so….LOL

    But really, isn’t making fun of each other and our idiosyncrasies a good thing? And wasn’t Mitt asked his opinion? Would you rather he told a polite lie?

  13. Adam Sperry

    Adam Sperry said, about 4 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    No I don’t. But I’m not in the same position to game the system the way Mittens and his friends do. I can’t hire a lobbyist for my over-sized 3rd vacation house, or buy myself a Senator to whisper sweet, self-serving tax policy to.
    Look, Mittens can afford higher tax rates without a second though. Not paying your fair share is un-patriotic.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 years ago

    I really doubt that Romney’s returns will show anything out and out illegal. But there’s a fine line between a clever accountant and a crook.

  15. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago

    Why is Romney afraid? Why is he refusing to do what every candidate – right and left has done? Even Republicans are insisting that he release his returns. What did he do that he is so ashamed of Harleyquinn??

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