And you won't believe WHY!
Apparently the web into Manhattan is still wonky.
The gist is, Mitt "rented" the tax exempt status of the Mormon church, and in doing so, pays NO capital gains taxes whatsoever for FIFTEEN YEARS!
When asked about it, the Romney campaign said "it's all legal" even though the IRS did away with this several years ago.
As a consequence of what he's doing, Mitt is ALSO draining funds from his own church!
So, Sen. Harry Reid was right. Romney is paying NO taxes!
HOPEFULLY I can find another link that works.
Salon has now picked up the story.
Expect more "mainstream" outlets to start covering this as the Romney Campaign implodes under the weight of its many, MANY lies.
I've heard rumours that Romney hides the cash from his numerous tax avoidance schemes in his magic underpants and assumes the IRS would never think of looking there.
Isn't it ironic that the IRS came down so heavily on scholar and yet let off his hero when their income levels are so disparate.
Romney has probably got a better lawyer than the charlatan scholar used.
I was getting at Romney not scholar.
Yes, but in the case of the IRS, they were getting at scholar but, seemingly, not Romney, so you were quite right to mention this important issue in your previous post.
President Obama appointed an admitted tax cheater to be his Secretary of the Treasury--so, a man who did not follow the law with respect to his own tax filing was put in the position of enforcing all others to do so. The Sec. of the Treasury did, belatedly, pay what he had lawfully owed, since it looked so bad, so crooked, for him not to do so. Previously, he was letting the taxes go unpaid, because the cheating was not discovered early enough to require his compliance.
Another Cabinet member broke the tax laws when she did not pay taxes or file required tax records for an employee in her house. This is a crime.
Another planned appointment to the Cabinet was required to withdraw when he was discovered to have broken the law by not declaring car services provided free to him as a taxable beneift.
This year, an investigator discovered that when President Obama himself purchased a piece of property in Chicago, adjacent to his home, from his friend and fundraiser Tony Rezco, who is now in prison, Obama did not pay the required taxes.
This is the origin of the popular remark--"No wonder Democrats are in favor of raising taxes. They don't follow the laws to pay taxes, anyway!"
Compare this gang of tax cheats and crooks to Gov. Romney, who has paid huge amounts of lawful taxes, given millions of dollars to chariity, and who uses a lawful means to conserve some of his income by means of a trust which falls under the umbrella of the tax-exempt status of his church. (No, he does not rent the tax-exempt status--that is why the word "rent" is in quotes in the original article, even though ii is not a quote.)
It is also worth noting that Gov. Romney paid more in taxes this last time than was necessary. He did not deduct the full allowable amount for his charitable contributions.
It doesn't say much for Romney's opponents that any of them make a big fuss when Romney follows the law.
Don't try to misdirect the discussion away from the fact that Mitt Romney isn't even following the example set by his OWN FATHER
when HE ran for President.
His tax returns from 2000-2010 would show all kinds of irregularities that would expose him to CRIMINAL PROSECUTION!
At the very least, the fact that he had to pay a penalty to the IRS in exchange for amnesty for trying to hide money overseas -- which has been widely speculated on by even some members of his own party -- would be confirmed.
I don't give a rodent's rump if he "has paid huge amounts of lawful taxes, given millions of dollars to chariity, and who uses a lawful means to conserve some of his income by means of a trust which falls under the umbrella of the tax-exempt status of his church" if he is not paying what he legally owes because he has the bulk of his money hidden offshore!
Sorry, but your Malarkey here doesn't wash with me, or the majority of the people here who are looking at the issue from a neutral viewpoint.
The man is a crook, and his tax returns would prove it!
Why else has he refused to release them?
If he has NOTHING TO HIDE, why is he HIDING THEM?
And while I'm at it
From The New Republic:
ANOTHER Romney tax dodge uncovered, this time in the Neatherlands!
Looks like the only way he's going to avoid being audited by the IRS is to WIN tomorrow.
And even then, he has to worry about being impeached if the democrats can hold the senate and take back the house.
And I see you still think misdirection is the way to win an argument.
I won't dignify your tripe with a response because you don't back it up with verified links.
Haven't you realized that your word is MEANINGLESS to me yet with out PROOF?
Bring your weak stuff to Twitter. I got an itty bitty Kitty Cat I'd like you to meet from Florida.