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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
    I do not understand all the hype over tax returns. I didn't care if Romney released his and I do not care what Obama's say. All the release of tax returns do is to cause those who are highly partisan to beef about them. Tax returns has no effect on how someone will govern or has governed.

    So Obama is a hypocrite for going after Romney who payed a low rate and Obama does the same. Big deal. In my book all 536 elected officials in Washington D.C. are hypocrites for their constant "Do as I say and not as I do," type of governing.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think the word hypocrisy has you confused as to what it means. If Obama was suggesting that people not use every deduction they are entitled to under the law, but did himself, that would be hypocrisy. Wanting to change the law, while following the law, that is not hypocrisy.
    Didn't he and his people all but label Mitt Romney as a tax cheat?
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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Why don't you Obama haters put in the following fact in your various screeds?

    The 'part-time job' is related to the books he has written and as he continues to receive royalties on said publications, he has to report it in that way.
    He lowered his taxes by contributing $50,000 to an SEP and 24% of his income to charity. I salute him for both, especially the charity.
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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Didn't he and his people all but label Mitt Romney as a tax cheat?
    Not sure if he did, nor "his people", but some certainly did. Not me however, and it is irrelevant to this since the reason those who did make the claim(with no factual basis) was Romney not releasing more than one tax return. Obama did release his, and has released others. So that does not make for hypocrisy.
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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    I'm a liberal, but that's complete bs and extremely hypocritical.

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    Re: Obama, first lady release 2012 tax returns

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You don't know what hypocrisy is. He preaches higher rates and fewer deductions available for the wealthy, ie a change in tax law. He does not preach paying more than what you are obligated to.
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