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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 2 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. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 2 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

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 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.

  4. SmoothTopSide

    SmoothTopSide said, about 2 years ago

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

  5. piobaire

    piobaire said, about 2 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.

  6. piobaire

    piobaire said, about 2 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.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

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

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 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.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @ARodney

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

    It’s the same for both men.

  10. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 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.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    yawn….

  12. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 2 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

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

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Hey the bottom 50% pay no income tax and the bottom get my money given to them in tax credits. You want to pay 15%? Take the money you have earned and paid 25 to 50% taxes on, invest it back into market, turn a profit, and pay just 15% IF it pays off and you do not lose all of it.

  14. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @SmoothTopSide

    When you post your last 10 years of trax records then maybe you will have a leg to stand on. Until then private citizens are not required, nor is it appropriate for them to divulge their tax records. Public figures, and mitt robme certainly is a public figure, are reasonably expected to demonstrate that they have no special interests they are beholden to, are good stewards of finances, and are not cheating and taking special deductions that aren’t available to the rest of us. It is not just good business, it is not fair and it is not patritoic to skirt your obligation as a citizen to support the very government you are expecting to run.
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    Double standards indeed, coming from a mouth-piece for the very party of double standards. If it weren’t for double standards, the redumblicans wouldn’t have any standards at all.

  15. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    And how much did Bill Clinton pay in taxes, as a percentage? I work my butt off for my income, <$50K as a business owner and I paid almost 23% last year in FEDERAL income tax, not “self-employment” or social security, but FEDERAL income tax. Even with my wife’s income added in our AGI was right about 50K. And if you took our total paid, against our total gross income it was still a higher percentage than robme paid. Is it any wonder he won’t release any more tax returns? The one he did where he paid 14% has enough people mad, imagine what would happen when they saw his returns at 12, 13% or even less.
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    The dollar figure doesn’t matter as much as the percentage. He didn’t “work” for his money, I did and paid a whole lot more of what I had than he did.

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