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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    so you are making over 175K or so a year with not many deductions?

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    wtf is Romney deducting, to have such a low effective rate?

    does he have 30 wives in Gloucester?

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    doesn't matter how much money he paid if he is still paying a less % than many Americans. If I say earned $60k in a year and got taxed 18% I have sacrificed more for taxes than Romeny and have far less to spend on my family than he does!
    but he paid millions compared to what you paid less than 10,000 for and he received absolutely no additional benefits

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    State taxes would be negligible for mitt because almost all of his income is probably in cap gains.
    uh so it is your learned position that his home state of taxachussetts doesn't tax his income or that he doesn't pay state sales tax or property taxes on his homes in the most expensive area of Boston or in california or New Hampshire?

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    but he paid millions compared to what you paid less than 10,000 for and he received absolutely no additional benefits
    There are things known as "Indirect" benefits...
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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    There are things known as "Indirect" benefits...
    that tends to be a term for wanting to try to claim he gets more when there is no proof. He actually probably uses less

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    I pay in about 30% in taxes and I don't get paid squat!
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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    And just a follow up question. How many people paid more than $3,016,300 in the final dollar figure?
    AND gave millions to charity. I heard somebody say that Mitt's charitable donations were not deducted before arriving at the tax rate he is said to have paid. I forget who. Sorry.

    Imagine if you made one million dollars, gave all of it to charity, and were then derided for being a millionaire who paid nothing in income tax. That's pretty much what's going on here.

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Between state and federal, virtually everybody that isn't super wealthy, who isn't living off investment income only, and who doesn't have serious heavyweight tax attorneys and accountants finding every possible loophole pays a higher effective rate than Romney. He pays amongst the lowest effective tax rates in the country.

    The bottom 20% of the income range pays an average of 16.2%
    The average American pays 27%
    Even most people in the top 1% pay 30%
    Romney pays 13.9%

    http://www.ctj.org/pdf/taxday2011.pdf

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    Re: Do you have a higher effective tax rate than mitt romney

    Quote Originally Posted by stsburns View Post
    I pay in about 30% in taxes and I don't get paid squat!
    that includes everything I assume

    federal income taxes

    the forced retirement contributions AKA FICA

    state sales tax

    state income tax (some states don't have)

    property taxes

    gasoline taxes

    hotel taxes

    airport taxes

    car registration fees

    the 11% excise tax on firearms, archery gear, ammo

    etc?

    one thing people forget and never count is the surcharge on the rich-federal and state death taxes. at one point 55% over one million dollars could be taken by the federal government with some states taking a decent chunk as well

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