Romney on 47% comments: I was 'completely wrong'

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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by 3litechasr
Please tell us all how exactly corporations don't pay taxes? Read some financials and you will find they pay taxes and at a high rate.

Small businesses are unwilling to tolerate much more risk in this economy.

The Clinton adminstration brought in NAFTA, which paved the way for off-shoring.I don't like it but how is this exactly a "Republican" problem.

Having an off-shore account isn't illegal, as long as its purpose isn't to avoid taxes. I'm pretty sure Romney hasn't been indicted for tax fraud by the IRS.


Okay, they avoid paying all of the tax they owe. They might pay some, but not what they actually owe. We have this in the UK too, with corporations hiring lawyers and fighting their tax bills, eventually blackmailing the government into accepting a fraction of the tax they owe or be trapped in endless litigation.

Tax Dodgers

Also, interesting to see that Romney only released some of his tax records, not the same level of transparency traditionally expected from the nominee. If there's nothing to hide, why not show the rest?

You've already had a response to the BS NAFTA statement, so I'll leave that one alone




posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by WildWorld
Oh he said one thing last week and this week he is saying the opposite? So unlike him! Shocking! Flip flip flipper!!
Him and the other poor excuse of a leader both make me sick.
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At least he's consistently flip-flopping.

If he's predictably flipping enough, we can create a Mitt forecast that will tell us what to expect from him if he's our president. We could call it the "Mittens Index".



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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I'll agree to disagree Clinton signed it into law.
HIstory

BH, your not taking in the full context and leaving out a key portion of that text:
"As this analysis notes, in addition to paying other taxes each year (many of which involve significant tax burdens), most people who do not pay federal income tax in a given year do pay that tax over time. For example, more than half of the tax filers who received the EITC between 1989 and 2006 received the credit for no more than a year or two at a time and generally paid substantial amounts of federal income tax in other years. The taxpayers who claimed the EITC during this 18-year period paid several hundred billion dollars in net federal income tax over that period (in 2006 dollars) even after taking the EITC payments they received into account. *

The tax-paying record of both large corporations and small businesses follows an analogous pattern — in some years no taxes are paid, while in other years substantial taxes are paid. During the years when they have net operating losses, companies that are subject to the corporate income tax generally have no tax liability.

A GAO study found that in every year from 1998 to 2005, approximately 55 percent of large corporations paid no corporate income tax. ** But just 2.7 percent of large corporations reported no net tax liability in all eight of those eight years. This reflects a similar pattern as applies to families and individuals — those who do not pay income tax in a given year often do pay income tax over time.

This pattern also applies to small business owners and others who deduct business losses from their taxable incomes and thereby eliminate their income tax liability in some years." GAO Quote

So a company that operates in the red should pay taxes on what?


Ex

posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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He's a businessman, say anything, do anything to close the deal........
then look out America, he has been saying what he really means in those
quiet rooms of his..
He's going to take all of us to the cleaners then spit us out....
Just like all the people that worked in all of his companies....

Wolf in sheeps clothing.......and a lying arrogant self serving con artist at that.

Everytime I see him now.that song

" Will the real slim shady, please stand up"...rings in my brain



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by 3litechasr
BH, your not taking in the full context and leaving out a key portion of that text:


That's not part of Romney's quote. That's the explanation of how the 47% DO pay taxes. And why these two quotes are not comparable. :shk:



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by 3litechasr
reply to post by LeatherNLace
 


I'll agree to disagree Clinton signed it into law.
HIstory


Yes, Clinton signed the actual bill. A Republican bill that was conceived under Reagen, ceremoniously signed under Bush. A Republican bill that was 7 years in the making. A bill that was passed by a Republican majority House and Senate.

You see, at the time, America was coming out of a recession; a recession that has Reagen's fingerprints all over it. A recession in which Reagan bailed out the Savings & Loans and a recession that both Reagen and Bush freely exercised deficit spending (sound familiar?). America was hurting for jobs and NAFTA was the Republican answer.

Before reluctantly signing NAFTA into law, Bill Clinton was quoted as saying "NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn't believe that, I wouldn't support this agreement."

Yes, NAFTA was all Clinton's doing.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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Thanks for the blanket insult. I really didn't expect that.


Sorry about that BH.
I apologize.
It wasn't meant to come across that way.....I am just passionate and have to watch my words.
In hindsight...I probably should not have typed that.
Politics sometimes just makes me nuts and i should know better.
I should have used a better "filter" for my words.

Again,sorry.


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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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Of course he said he was wrong. He got caught. This reminds me of a kid who is only sorry he got caught, not because of what he did or said.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by hp1229
 


Read Obama's comments in context on the previous page. He was talking to his team, trying to get them to reach out to the gun and religion-clingers.
Unlike Romney, who was just vilifying and dismissing the 47% (half of whom were his own supporters)...
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Thanks but no Thanks. POTUS is a fraud just like any other politician. No point as one way or the other, i'm just a middle class citizen. Time is a luxury for me.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
There is no comparison, when we look at both IN CONTEXT.


Not true...because you've missed the point.

The "context' arguments only make sense to the side seeking the defense of the comments.

The 'guns' and 'religion' group found it deeply offensive that Obama singled out these two characteristics as a consequence of economic misery. There is no question, that EVEN in context, to Obama those qualities were used pejoratively.

To THEM, those comments were as offensive as the 47% comments made by Romney to the Left.

BOTH men stepped into it.


And BOTH men essentially were attempting to make similar points- essentially that during an election, they can't be too worried about trying to flip the most ardent supporters (apply the appropriate 47% or 'guns' and 'religion' adjectives) of the opposition.

It seems people who don't support either man very easily see how these are the same.


Plain and simple.

And the other similarity is that BOTH men later 'apologized' for their respective comments.

Obama 'sorry' for God and guns jibe




The Democratic frontrunner admitted he had used the wrong words when he described the bitterness of people over job losses.



Same, same, and same...


The proof in the point I'm making is that BOTH men, despite the justifications attempted by their respective supporters, later disavowed the comments as wrong.

BOTH men used red-meat language in communication with their base when attempting to secure their base for the nomination....and BOTH men, when later exposed for these comments, apologized for them... And once the nominations were secured, each raced to the center.
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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Who creates what we call jobs? People with money or people on the dole?

It's a fair question is it not?


If the answer isn't limited to only your A) or B) options.


Who creates jobs?

C) The consumer.




posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Unlike Romney, who was just vilifying and dismissing the 47% (half of whom were his own supporters)...


Let me put it this way.... Regardless of what you think the men's motivations were for the comments, what is clear is that each painted very negatively the other side. In other words, each 'vilified' the 47% and the 'guns' and 'religion' crew.

And each have supporters who fit beneath all three labels.


So I still don't accept your distinction.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by buster2010
Mitt doing the flip flop shuffle. Why am I not surprised?


Cause you're a lefty lover???



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by detachedindividual
Seriously guys, what the hell is wrong with you people?


Some of us suffer from more OBJECTIVITY that others...




But I sincerely doubt we will agree on which ones.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by 3litechasr
Please tell us all how exactly corporations don't pay taxes? Read some financials and you will find they pay taxes and at a high rate.


'Some financials?'
Do you think they are actually going to tell you the truth about what they pay?
How about read some equally informed 'non-financials?'

Such as this publication from CTJ.org?


Small businesses are unwilling to tolerate much more risk in this economy.


Don't believe everything that Congress tells you...Congress is by no means a 'small business!'


People who run small businesses in their formative years have absolutely no time to run for, or serve in, Congress, either.

Many true small business owners (meaning truly a small business) will tell you that in the last few years, they have actually gotten an income tax refund for the first time ever...and especially if it is their first year of start-up...almost everything is deductible.

To start up and operate a small business is to live every day tolerating and even thriving on the challenges you call risk...it isn't like it is expected to be a 'gimme' endeavor.

There is but ONE requirement for a small business to succeed outside of personal ability/acumen and that is demand. That is, consumers who are willing and able to buy what you are selling, whether it be goods or services.


The Clinton adminstration brought in NAFTA, which paved the way for off-shoring.I don't like it but how is this exactly a "Republican" problem.

Having an off-shore account isn't illegal, as long as its purpose isn't to avoid taxes. I'm pretty sure Romney hasn't been indicted for tax fraud by the IRS.


Of course not. You don't have to be a criminal to get out of paying federal taxes in this country.
He pays his accountant(s) way too much to be worried about indictments...and since he hasn't had an actual income in who knows how long, he most likely has ZERO taxable INCOME to report in any given year...just capital gains and dividends and blind trusts and so on and so forth....when he does make an income, he makes sure to give it charity immediately. That's probably a DOUBLE tax break but I don't know for sure....because I'm one of the '47%.' As well as being a 'small business owner.' That might be an oxymoron, but nevertheless...there it is.



Irregardless of being legal..he himself knows that doesn't make it RIGHT or GOOD or even AMERICAN nor does it imply that he truly has OUR best interests at heart outside of what will benefit HIM and his family...that's why he won't disclose the details...not because he's committed crimes but because he really only cares about his own ends...but that would ruin his chances, for sure...if he gave proof of what many already strongly suspect...and the suspicion is growing.
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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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So...

Why isn't the GOP up in arms - at this point - about Romney being a flip-flopper, like they were in '04 about Kerry?



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by Evil_Santa
So...

Why isn't the GOP up in arms - at this point - about Romney being a flip-flopper, like they were in '04 about Kerry?


For the very same reason the Left isn't up in arms about their Flopper-in-Chief in the White House.

Flip flopping may matter to some purists, but in today's politics, all that really seems to matter is the guy in the right colored jersey wins.
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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
He wasn't "completely wrong", he completely got CAUGHT! He's a smart man and KNEW what he was saying to his wealthy compatriots, but it was his line for his audience. He had the number exactly right. 47%. He can't come back now and say he made a boo-boo. He knew JUST what he was doing.

And Obama's right. Romney is a fraud!


Of course he knew what he was saying. He said this at a LUNCH that cost $50,000 a plate!!! He was pandering to his audience.. like he always does.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by Ex
He's a businessman, say anything, do anything to close the deal........
then look out America, he has been saying what he really means in those
quiet rooms of his..
He's going to take all of us to the cleaners then spit us out....
Just like all the people that worked in all of his companies....



Isn't this the exact same thing as, "We have to pass it....so we can find out what's in it", from good ole' dem speaker Nancy Pelosi???

I am an independent. I was a republican since 18, but after about 2006 I could see little to no difference between the Republican and Democratic fiscal policy. The only major difference is what actual programs the borrowed fake money is spent on. I haven't determined who, or IF I will even vote this time around. I really don't like the idea of voting for Romney, BUT I do think (and I could be totally wrong) that with Romeny in charge, you might have a few extra months to upwards of maybe 2 years to prepare for an economic melt down than you would with Obama. I think if O stays in, 3-6 months the economy goes. Just my personal opinion. Becuase the only real difference I see between the parties is the democrats get us to fiscal destruction faster than the republicans.
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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Isn't this the exact same thing as, "We have to pass it....so we can find out what's in it", from good ole' dem speaker Nancy Pelosi???


Actually...not at all.

When they were working out all the details of Obamacare, things were constantly being revised and worked out as far as the HUGE amount of details involved...and then there was the flak that they had to contend with and the concessions and the reality checks and everything else that defines 'work in progress.'

Most bills are tiny compared to the Obamacare bill...if we have to read one of those every time it is revised, it is no big deal. But to read Obamacare just once through, for the average joe...is not only tremendously time consuming but easily induces a headache in the best thinkers and vertigo in the rest of us...to have to read that over and over every time they submitted a revision would have probably been the death of anyone willing to follow it that closely.

Until it was passed, it was not law but a bill open to revision...which, in this case, means that Nancy's answer, while perhaps not worded in the best way for the rest of us to understand, was the most truthful and simple answer applicable. I'm sure by the time she made that statement, her own head was feeling like a seasick sit and spin ride.


AND that is also why it might seem to many that certain things that Obama said would be in Obamacare are NOT or are vastly different than how he said they would be. Some of what he wanted to do was not feasible in any way shape or form...but he had no way of knowing that until the bill was scrutinized by in committees...by the people that have practical experiential knowledge in these matters that he does not. But then, again...when pressed for details unrelentingly by those who 'want to know,' a person evidently just does the best they can with what they know at the time...unless of course, they have the ability to tell the future and all the other super-powers that come with...

We need a President with super-powers or we will never be happy in this country...that's what it seems to me, anyway.
On the other hand, I often wonder if even super-powers would be enough to satisfy this tough crowd. My conclusion is consistent: I doubt it seriously.





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