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.
The question is how far was he willing to go to keep his money outside of the United States.
I'm sure I paid a higher percentage than Romney did...I do well..but not Romney good. I have an accountant because my taxes aren't exactly simple. He has all kinds of crazy schemes he wants me to try...but I always tell him no thanks. I take the deductions and credits I'm entitled to...but I really have no desire to try to skip out on taxes.
Now, for me I don't care what rate Romney pays...I gladly pay the taxes I do because I know I support government programs that need money to run them. And the money I pay in taxes would be nice to have...but I am fine without it.
But if there is someone out there that is living paycheck to paycheck that pays there taxes like most average Americans do, and they see that Romney who makes millions of dollars paid a lower rate than they did...that might not sit too well with them.
So it is fine if you don't care what he did with his taxes...many people do...and you don't speak for them. Romney has already damaged his image by refusing so strongly to release his taxes...the damage he has taken suggest that he would suffer even more damage if he did release his taxes.
It is his money. I would use every "loophole" avaliable as well, if it meant keeping more of my money.
That is fine...you can idolize him for gaming the system and keeping his money out of the United States and in other countries.
The reality though is that the average American does not have the ability to do what he does...so they see it as there are two sets of rules.
You have to pay your taxes, unless you are rich enough to get out of it.
I could care less about a presidents opinion. I just want him/her to lead, deliver the mail, and preferably not start anymore wars.
Really...you don't care at all about their opinions???
It really seems like you are overly obsessed with Obama's opinions.
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!
Where is that theme??? Who ever said it is the government's money???
When we talk about Romney's "returns"...we are talking about his paperwork...not the money he actually got back from the government.