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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 cpwill View Post
    Not "while minimizing his tax exposure". Not "did he count losses against his gains". Did he go a full 10 years without paying taxes.
    No. No one thinks he does.

    People use the expression, "That'll cost you nothing" or "you can get it for a song" all the time.

    What's on those forms would crush his hopes of winning. It's just to damning for most people to see a super wealthy individual get out of paying taxes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    It was reported on NPR from a tax lawyer.

    USA law has special exemption for certian stocks that are inheritied.
    Joe USA cant get this exemption.

    If Romney is not breaking the law, why are you ranting. I know a lot about death taxes and you do not

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

    I think most people are misunderstanding Harry Reid's assertion. He never said Romney did not file a 1040 form with the IRS for 10 years. He said "he didn't pay taxes for 10 years". The implication: with charitable deductions, writing off taxes paid to other governments due to international business dealings and other write-offs, Romney had zero tax LIABILITY for 10 years. I don't know this to be the case but its certainly plausible.
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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I think most people are misunderstanding Harry Reid's assertion. He never said Romney did not file a 1040 form with the IRS for 10 years. He said "he didn't pay taxes for 10 years". The implication: with charitable deductions, writing off taxes paid to other governments due to international business dealings and other write-offs, Romney had zero tax LIABILITY for 10 years. I don't know this to be the case but its certainly plausible.

    If the man followed the law it is a non-issue

    this is all about class warfare operatives trying to stir up resentment against Romney in the minds of the ne'er do wells

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If the man followed the law it is a non-issue
    Not quite. If he followed the law and made millions while paying nothing or an absurdly low tax rate that amounts to next-to-nothing, then there's a serious issue with the tax law that needs to be discussed.

    I wouldn't say he did anythign wrong, unless he was instrumental in the creation of said laws.
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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Not quite. If he followed the law and made millions while paying nothing or an absurdly low tax rate that amounts to next-to-nothing, then there's a serious issue with the tax law that needs to be discussed.

    I wouldn't say he did anythign wrong, unless he was instrumental in the creation of said laws.
    whine about the laws but to whine about the man is moronic

    and he had nothing to do with the laws.

    what I want to know is how so many dems that come into office with almost no net wealth end up dying multimillionaires

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If the man followed the law it is a non-issue

    this is all about class warfare operatives trying to stir up resentment against Romney in the minds of the ne'er do wells
    Well, no. It is an issue if it effects how people vote, which is quite possible. Niether you nor I get to pick what is an issue or not, except for ourselves.
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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If the man followed the law it is a non-issue

    this is all about class warfare operatives trying to stir up resentment against Romney in the minds of the ne'er do wells

    I'm convinced Romney followed the law but if he was able to write off his tax liability to zero and the public learns of it conclusively it will push the "wealthy get away with too much" buttons, which MIGHT be why he'd rather not release everything. Its entirely plausible that Romney even benefited from Wall Street bailouts in years that he didn't have any tax liability. ???

    Again, I don't KNOW any of this to be true and if it were me, I'd do the same thing.
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    Re: Did Mitt Romney go a full 10 years without paying taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    whine about the laws but to whine about the man is moronic

    and he had nothing to do with the laws.

    what I want to know is how so many dems that come into office with almost no net wealth end up dying multimillionaires
    Follow the law is one thing...but to hide under a skirt about it is another....if he ducked and dodged and swindled and played games and ran offshore and it was all legal cool....SHOW US ALL THE FINANCIALS he wont do that because he PAID squat in taxs and the rich cant allow america to see the real truth up front and personal...that the rich are full of kaka up to their eyeballs and pay peanuts compared to what they should...they just whine louder than cats in heat incessantly

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    whine about the laws but to whine about the man is moronic
    Calling legitimate concern over bad laws "whining" is moronic. You aren't a moron, TD, so don't do that.

    Saying Romney did something wrong by exploiting bad laws, though, if he had nothign to do with those laws is moronic. Saying he's wrong to support the continuation of those laws, however, is not.

    and he had nothing to do with the laws.
    Presumably, but after a lifetime involved in the political arena it's hard to say for sure.

    what I want to know is how so many dems that come into office with almost no net wealth end up dying multimillionaires
    They, too, exploit the bad laws they (as a group along with republicans) help put in place and continue to maintain.
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