Comments on: Pinning Romney down on taxes http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: IamArchangel http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-246 Tue, 24 Jul 2012 02:22:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-246 …and what about his birth certificate? There’s something fishy there.

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By: Gordon2352 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-245 Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:08:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-245 I see you are not going to print my comment (under PseudoTurtle) posted yesterday about the real problem being the wealthy 1% and my link to the UK Guardian.

You people are pathetic. You don’t even qualify as journalists.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-244 Mon, 23 Jul 2012 04:55:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-244 Ponder writes: “Whatever tax rate Romney finally paid was legal. If this was rotten, its Congress and the President that should be questioned.”

You know that Romney is running for President, right? ‘Legal’ is not a high enough test. It’s legal to be a fox. Doesn’t mean you want him guarding the hen house. Romney is running on his record in finance. So he needs to release those financial records. Legally, he doesn’t have to. And legally, he can remain president of the saggy-balls condo association in Park City, instead of a real President. His choice.

Legal. That’s a good one.

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By: costag1 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-243 Mon, 23 Jul 2012 02:11:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-243 Why weren’t you as concerned about the fast and furious coverup. Much more of a story there. The partisan reporters are so sickening!!

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By: PseudoTurtle http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-242 Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:54:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-242 You state, “The press is missing a trick in continuing to ask Governor Romney only whether he’s going to release more than his most recent tax returns,” which totally misses the “forest for the trees”, as do ALL US news media.

And that is to focus on “where the money goes” from the top 1%.

Let me give you a hint. Check out this article in the UK Guardian today — complete with a chart you have to see to believe.

As I’ve said multiple times before, the answer is simple: “It’s the wealthy, stupid!”, but none of you bright enough to figure that out.

The very least US news media could do was to at least report the truth, but apparently you can’t even manage that.

From the Guardian:

“Wealth doesn’t trickle down – it just floods offshore, new research reveals”

“The world’s super-rich have taken advantage of lax tax rules to siphon off at least $21 trillion, and possibly as much as $32tn, from their home countries and hide it abroad – a sum larger than the entire American economy … ”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/ jul/21/offshore-wealth-global-economy-ta x-havens

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By: MauiMarco http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-241 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:58:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-241 Maybe Romney actually had a tax REFUND in a few of those years. Imagine the fallout from that scenario!

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By: tartanalcove http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-240 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:33:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-240 Questions too close to those of an accountant won’t move an electorate. A little more heat may be generated from questions in consideration of what we’ve already learned:

Does Mr. Romney feel, after the extraction of $10’s of millions in compensation from Bain, any sense of responsibility for the actions of Bain?

Is the global exploitation of labor a method for US recovery?

Are Romney’s campaign donors from Hong Kong and Signapore Bain associates?

When candidates and their funders prevent the public from being aware of their union, what lies behind this appearance of mutual shame?

What do undisclosed sums from Romney/Bain accounts in Panama, Luxemberg, Bermuda, Switzerland, and the Cayman Islands tell us about how Mr. Romney views the US?

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By: tartanalcove http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-239 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:45:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-239 An accountant’s questions won’t move an electorate.

Based on what we have learned:

Does the extraction of $10’s of millions from Bain to Romney cause Mr. Romney to feel any sense of responsibility for the actions of Bain?

Is global exploitation of labor a solution for a US recovery?

Are Mr. Romney’s campaign donors from Hong Kong and Signapore affiliated with Bain?

When a candidate and his funders prevent the public from being aware of their union, what lies behind this appearance of mutual shame?

What do undisclosed sums from accounts Romney has and/or had in Panama, Luxemberg, Bermuda, Switzerland, and the Cayman Islands tell us about his belief in US?

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By: tartanalcove http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-238 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:44:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-238 An accountant’s questions won’t move an electorate.

Based on what we have learned:

Does the extraction of $10’s of millions from Bain to Romney cause Mr. Romney to feel any sense of responsibility for the actions of Bain?

Is global exploitation of labor a solution for a US recovery?

Are Mr. Romney’s campaign donors from Hong Kong and Signapore affiliated with Bain?

When a candidate and his funders prevent the public from being aware of their union, what lies behind this appearance of mutual shame?

What do undisclosed sums from accounts Romney has and/or had in Panama, Luxemberg, Bermuda, Switzerland, and the Cayman Islands tell us about his belief in US?

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By: GreginFL http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/07/19/pinning-romney-down-on-taxes/comment-page-1/#comment-237 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:25:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=498#comment-237 VarunGupta82, you have it wrong: Being taxed on income you earn from dividends, etc., is not double taxation. Yes, you paid taxes on the money you used to invest, but the EXTRA income you earn from those investments is income ABOVE what you earned at your job. “Income”=all the money that “comes in” to your possession.

And we should be clear, everyone: The tax system is beyond complex simply because ALL politicians have voted to add loopholes and tax credits over the past 90 years or so. It isn’t Republicans, it isn’t Democrats, it’s ALL politicians. A “Fair Tax” system is idiotic and would lead to absolute economic meltdown in the US and, thus, result in a global depression. But cleaning up the code to take out all the loopholes, and then lowering the steps in the graduated tax, would serve the purpose.

Taxes are VITAL. We WILL pay for whatever services the government provides, whether it’s in the form of a tax or fee. It’s why some municipalities across the country are charging for fire response, accident response, and several other things. When we all pay taxes, the cost of these important programs is spread out among us all to make the costs bearable.

What the problem is, and always will be as long as we keep electing officials based on meaningless “virtues” like anti-abortion or pro-gun or pro-choice or any of the other artificial wedge issues, is how our government uses our taxes. Get rid of those programs that provide no useful public service, that only serve to prop up industries that are simply run inefficiently, and end the massive support for Big Oil, and I think we’d all be a bit happier.

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