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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

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    Leading by example is what usually influences the most effective forms of changing a system...
    Is that why the rightwingers don't cash their Social Security checks, and never apply for Medicare?

    Is that why the republicans who voted against the stimulus refused to take any of the stimulus money?
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    No, I mean pay more in taxes. He's not required by law to take any tax deductions, so why did he? He should lead by example. If he wants others to pay more in taxes, he should put his money where his mouth is.
    Obama has stated he doesn't have a problem paying more in taxes.
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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Obama has stated he doesn't have a problem paying more in taxes.
    Then why didn't he? Why did he take every available tax deduction? He wasn't legally obligated to do so. Why didn't he lead by example?

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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Is that why the rightwingers don't cash their Social Security checks, and never apply for Medicare?

    Is that why the republicans who voted against the stimulus refused to take any of the stimulus money?
    Are they preaching that people should pay more taxes?

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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    So as obama preaches that the rich don't pay enough tax he and the queen take advantage of every tax break they can and get their rate down to 18.4%, what a hypocrite!


    "Obama, who renewed his call for higher taxes on the wealthy in the budget he released Wednesday, paid $112,214 in taxes last year, putting his effective federal tax rate at 18.4 percent. The Obamas donated almost one-quarter of their income to charity, according to tax returns released by the White House.
    Most of the $608,611 that the Obamas reported in adjusted gross income came from the president's salary, as he reported $394,840 in wages. An additional $258,772 came from royalties from his books, including his 1995 memoir "Dreams From My Father," his 2006 political book, "The Audacity of Hope," and a 2010 children's book, "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters."


    "Itemized deductions of $258,385 brought the Obama's taxable income down to $335,026. The first family deducted $45,056 in interest on the mortgage for their home in Chicago, plus $36,554 in state and local taxes and $26,751 in real estate taxes."

    Obama, first lady earned less than 2012 than prior years in office, paid $112k in income taxes | StarTribune.com
    Hypocrisy is complaining about Obama while accepting Romney's "Around 15%". Man . . . you havea certain kind of tunnel vision that has a little hateful paradigm thrown in for good measure when the subject is anything Obama. Remember . . . it is not patriotic to not take advantage of all of the deductions.

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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Romney said he wanted to close tax deductions, but he never failed to take one that he was able to
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Then why didn't he? Why did he take every available tax deduction? He wasn't legally obligated to do so. Why didn't he lead by example?
    Because that is only what he was required to pay. He's not saying those in higher income should pay more than they are obligated to. If taxes were raised, he and every other taxpayer in his level of income would pay what they are required to. No more, no less.
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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by DiavoTheMiavo View Post
    Hypocrisy is complaining about Obama while accepting Romney's "Around 15%". Man . . . you havea certain kind of tunnel vision that has a little hateful paradigm thrown in for good measure when the subject is anything Obama. Remember . . . it is not patriotic to not take advantage of all of the deductions.
    Did Romney say the rich don't pay enough tax? Did Romney advocate raising taxes on the rich? Guess I missed that.

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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Because that is only what he was required to pay. He's not saying those in higher income should pay more than they are obligated to. If taxes were raised, he and every other taxpayer in his level of income would pay what they are required to. No more, no less.
    So obama will not pay more than current law requires him to pay even though he does not think he pays enough. Interesting logic there or lack thereof I should say. Do you always drive the speed limit no matter what the road conditions? Is the limit the law?

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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Did Romney say the rich don't pay enough tax? Did Romney advocate raising taxes on the rich? Guess I missed that.
    Romney said there should be a limit on how much in deductions a person should be able to take, but never placed a limit on the deductions he took
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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