reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
Above all, I must thank you for the kindness that you've shown me. Kindness which no one will ever know about.
Anyway, to business. I suspect that ATS will treat this largely as the outside world will, which is a little disappointing, as I held on to a hope
that ATSers were a little different. Give them a bit of information, or a hint, and I would hope they would be on it.
But what I suspect will happen will be some combination of the following:
1.) "Well, he's not disclosing every line of every page of every tax return. That proves he's hiding something and a crook." PriceWaterhouse did a
summary, no one on ATS would read the more than 2000 pages in Romney's returns.
2.) "Well, Romney probably owns PriceWaterhouse, you know how the ultra super rich help each other." Then go check on corruption in PriceWaterhouse.
Find it and report back.
3.) "But there was a year when he only paid 13.66% on his income tax, that's less than suffering Americans." Recheck the definition of effective tax
rate, and marginal tax rate, check the IRS numbers, and report back.
4.) " "
What you won't hear is "Sen. Reid, who's the source that lied to you?" "I guess we'd better apologize to Romney," and "Fair's fair, I guess we
Democrats had better demand that Obama open up his
mystery records, as well."
I must confess that I am only surprised that the information was released. I am not surprised in the slightest that he paid his fair share of taxes,
and donated money left and right.
I know this will be taken in the wrong way, but I don't know how else to put it. Strip away all their politics, render them naked to the world, so
that only the inner man is left, and I think you'll find that Romney is a good man and Obama is a bad (or at least seriously wounded) one.
edit on 21-9-2012 by charles1952 because: spelling