Originally posted by PrinceDreamer
reply to post by beezzer
Why is it so important to know how much Romney made or had taken in taxes?
I doubt people are concerned at how much money he made, success is still quite popular in the US, the problem stems from how much he was willing to
screw the system in tax avoidance, or worse still in tax evasion.
First off, thanks for replying.
The question then is, did he screw the system or use the system. Our tax code sucks. Companies like GE pay nothing yet sit at Obama's White House
and provide input on business.
It is not unreasonable to say that if he used every possible loophole to avoid paying tax that was due then he was more interested in serving
himself rather than the nation, and if this is so, it may well be an indicator that he would be a self serving president, looking out for his
interests and his cronies interest at the expense of the normal average American.
It is his money. I would use every "loophole" avaliable as well, if it meant keeping more of my money.
At a time when there is an uproar against the mega rich people and corporations avoiding tax and people wanting to see corporations and the
mega rich paying their fair share just as every other American has to do, electing a man as president who has a personal history of tax avoidance
(allegedly) will make the situation worse not better.
Then this would be a perfect oppourtunity to introduce the flat tax. No loopholes, no exceptions, no exemptions.
It is all well and good him saying he knows how business works, we all do, screw the little guy and feed the fat cat. Corporations have become
soulless evil life draining machines, and a CEO of would being president will bring the same ethos to government. Although it could be argued
government is already completely soulless
I could care less about a presidents opinion. I just want him/her to lead, deliver the mail, and preferably not start anymore wars.
If Romney made money and he found a way to keep most of it, I would applaud that. Government has shown that they aren't good fiscal managers. They
always spend more than they take.
Also, I find it disturbing that the theme is "it's the governments money". Taxes are now either a carrot or a stick. They (taxes) are used as
punative measures (ACA) and as a reward (tax breaks).
Tax refunds are seen as government giving to the people when it is actually, government took too much in the first place!
If Romney paid a little in taxes or paid alot, it'd be more on his accountants than anything else. Warren Buffet still owes a billion in taxes that
he is fighting NOT to pay. And he's a poster-boy for this administration.
Which leads me to class warfare. It divides, it polarises, it separates us. Granted, this is what Obama wants.
But is it what America wants?