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Thread: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    If the IRS/federal government says they are legally fine with whatever Romney did with his money - wherever it is - then I am fine with it. And unless he did something illegal with it, then it is NONE of your/my business where it is.


    If he placed (legally) a TON of his money off shore for tax purposes - good for him.

    Only a moron would pay more taxes then he/she legally has to.

    And I don't want a moron in the WH.
    No, but clearly you don't mind a tax dodger.
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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    yeah, and if that means sticking it in the cayman Islands where he pays nothing and leaves it to the rest of us to pick up his share of the tab, more power to him, right? You guys continue to impress.
    Taxes are paid when the money is made. Why does it matter where he put it after that?

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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    No, but clearly you don't mind a tax dodger.
    you appear to be confused on the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion.

    for example, when you claim your mortgage interest as a deduction? that's tax avoidance. under-reporting your income? that's tax evasion.

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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    No, but clearly you don't mind a tax dodger.
    If it's legal, not only do I not mind it...I STRONGLY encourage everyone to legally do everything they can to avoid paying taxes.

    Like I typed, only an economic moron pays more taxes then he/she has to. If you're dying to give your money away, give it to a worthy charity...not the government.
    Last edited by DA60; 08-11-12 at 12:18 AM.

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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    If it's legal, not only do I not mind it...I STRONGLY encourage everyone to legally do everything they can to avoid paying taxes.

    Like I typed, only an economic moron pays more taxes then he/she has to.
    It's a bit more than that. There's the part about laundering money so overseas corporations could avoid paying US taxes too. I don't care if it was legal, it shouldn't be. And I don't think a future Presdent should be involved with it either.
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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    you appear to be confused on the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion.

    for example, when you claim your mortgage interest as a deduction? that's tax avoidance. under-reporting your income? that's tax evasion.
    You know at this point I don't think it really matters what you call it. Something stinks or those forms would be out there. And that's the falling approval ratings and that's the ballgame.

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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    I won't actually vote because I think the answers are crap on there. I think most likely he paid taxes every year, but I also think that some years he paid maybe very close to 0 with tax tricks.
    Question: Do you voluntarily pay more taxes than you are required to, by law? Do you expect anyone to pay more than they are legally required to? If so, why?
    It seems to me that many people want to point their dirty little fingers at other people, for doing what they are legally entitled to do, which makes absolutely no sense. Nobody wants to pay more than they are required, and if they say they do, I would expect they are liars.
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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You know at this point I don't think it really matters what you call it. Something stinks or those forms would be out there. And that's the falling approval ratings and that's the ballgame.
    Innocent until proven guilty.

    You are assuming guilt until innocence is proven.

    The man is under ZERO obligation to release those documents...ZERO.

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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Question: Do you voluntarily pay more taxes than you are required to, by law? Do you expect anyone to pay more than they are legally required to? If so, why?
    It seems to me that many people want to point their dirty little fingers at other people, for doing what they are legally entitled to do, which makes absolutely no sense. Nobody wants to pay more than they are required, and if they say they do, I would expect they are liars.
    I suspect you would be right.


    Q. What person deliberately pays more taxes then they have to?

    A. No one with a properly working brain.


    I swear that much of the uproar (that is not just petty partisan politics) is just people who are envious that they are not rich enough to be able to utilize legal off shore loopholes like Romney may have done.
    Last edited by DA60; 08-11-12 at 12:43 AM.

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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I suspect you would be right.


    Q. What person deliberately pays more taxes then they have to?

    A. No one with a properly working brain.


    I swear that much of the uproar (that is not just petty partisan politics) is just people who are envious that they are not rich enough to be able to utilize legal off shore loopholes like Romney may have done.
    I would like to see the tax returns to answer one key question about the man who wants to lead America and its 311 million people: in his own life, does Romney put American first or does he put his own narrow financial interests about those of the nation and its people?

    Legality has nothing to do with it.
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