Mitt Romney told a group of donors in a surreptitiously taped private fundraiser that voters who back President Obama are "entitled" and "dependent on government."
Romney seems to be referring to the estimated 47 percent of Americans who did not owe federal income taxes in 2011 because their incomes were so low that they qualified for a tax credit, or because they didn't work at all. Last year, 22 percent of people who didn't owe income taxes were elderly people on Social Security, and an additional 17 percent were students, disabled people or the unemployed. More than 60 percent of the group were low-income workers, many of whom qualified for the child tax credit or the earned income tax credit. (These workers did pay payroll taxes for Social Security and other programs.)
Maybe people don't want to vote for you because your campaign is weak, you're creepy, you're at a disconnect with 99% of the country, and you're boring. Ever think about that? Just admit that you're unlikable...don't blame it on people "dependent" on the government. Maybe you helped those people come dependent, you outsourced their jobs did you not?
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
That being said.........im still voting Ron Paul
Originally posted by queenannie38
reply to post by RealSpoke
Well, if he truly doesn't want his peers to pay any more taxes than they already pay...which is probably still more than he averaged before 2010 anyway, but if they don't mind...I don't mind...
...anyway, if he doesn't want that to increase...and still wants to decrease corporate tax rates from 35% to 25%...
(which in real numbers, after the loopholes, for way too many big corporations in the US, 35% comes out to somewhere between -3% to 3% actual tax paid...which means, YES...many multibillion businesses actually got a tax refund!)
AND also wants to live up to his impossible promise of lowering EVERYONE's tax rate by something like 15%...he's going to have to find a way to come up with the money.
Maybe he can just write a check.
Or rob a bank...I bet he knows someone on the inside.
Either he is the 'tax-man' or a 'magic-man.'
Because he is definitely not a 'math-man.'
My Magic Tax Plan Will Repeal Math
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
He didnt outsource these jobs, he wasnt there for half of it because he wasnt with the company, and the other part was dicated by a PANEL of people, he was not a soul decision maker, thats how companies work....
he didnt walk in and say "lets outsource these jobs" and with a mighty wand do it, in fact it wasnt even something HE himself put into motion.......
Stop spewing more talking points, do research.....
And this is where we get to the hypocrisy at the heart of Mitt Romney. Everyone knows that he is fantastically rich, having scored great success, the legend goes, as a "turnaround specialist," a shrewd financial operator who revived moribund companies as a high-priced consultant for a storied Wall Street private equity firm. But what most voters don't know is the way Mitt Romney actually made his fortune: by borrowing vast sums of money that other people were forced to pay back. This is the plain, stark reality that has somehow eluded America's top political journalists for two consecutive presidential campaigns: Mitt Romney is one of the greatest and most irresponsible debt creators of all time. In the past few decades, in fact, Romney has piled more debt onto more unsuspecting companies, written more gigantic checks that other people have to cover, than perhaps all but a handful of people on planet Earth.
By making debt the centerpiece of his campaign, Romney was making a calculated bluff of historic dimensions – placing a massive all-in bet on the rank incompetence of the American press corps. The result has been a brilliant comedy: A man makes a $250 million fortune loading up companies with debt and then extracting million-dollar fees from those same companies, in exchange for the generous service of telling them who needs to be fired in order to finance the debt payments he saddled them with in the first place. That same man then runs for president riding an image of children roasting on flames of debt, choosing as his running mate perhaps the only politician in America more pompous and self-righteous on the subject of the evils of borrowed money than the candidate himself. If Romney pulls off this whopper, you'll have to tip your hat to him: No one in history has ever successfully run for president riding this big of a lie. It's almost enough to make you think he really is qualified for the White House.
The unlikeliness of Romney's gambit isn't simply a reflection of his own artlessly unapologetic mindset – it stands as an emblem for the resiliency of the entire sociopathic Wall Street set he represents. Four years ago, the Mitt Romneys of the world nearly destroyed the global economy with their greed, shortsightedness and – most notably – wildly irresponsible use of debt in pursuit of personal profit. The sight was so disgusting that people everywhere were ready to drop an H-bomb on Lower Manhattan and bayonet the survivors. But today that same insane greed ethos, that same belief in the lunatic pursuit of instant borrowed millions – it's dusted itself off, it's had a shave and a shoeshine, and it's back out there running for president.
Describing his family background, he quipped about his father, "Had he been born of Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot of winning this."
Originally posted by miniatus
There are loopholes int he tax code that let them get away with nonsense... they can pay the minimum .. and donate and get a break for doing so .. I don't even report my donations! .. I just do it..
I can't stand the greed that is built into some people.. it's sickening... AND THIS .. coming from an atheist .. IMAGINE
Originally posted by miniatus
I have to sleep.. to earn my income that will be taxed at a high rate .. which I gladly do to pay into the services my fellow citizens need .. so I won't be here to fight with you on the craptastic posts you're sure to get in response..
But as a tax payer .. I don't mind helping the society I CHOOSE to live with .. I hope one day if I am in need, I will have the support of my society as I so gladly support them.
"100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the federal debt and by federal government contributions to transfer payments. In other words, all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services that taxpayers expect from their government."
- Mitt Romney on Slave wages/workers
"The Bain partner I was with turned to me and said, you know, 95% of life is settled if you are born in America. This is uh, his is an amazing land what we have is unique and fortunately it is so special we are sharing it with the world".