Romney Paid 58% Of Income To Taxes & Charities

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. pspr


    With President Obama expected to use his second-chance debate this week to portray Mitt Romney as an uncaring rich guy, a new analysis of the GOP candidate's wealth shows that the millionaire was so generous that he kept just 42 percent of his income.

    Obama's team has mocked the 14.1 percent tax rate that Romney is in as shirking his responsibility. But Charlottesville, Va.-based Marotta Wealth Management, which pens a widely-followed research blog, found that when Romney's tax burden and charitable gifts are included, he paid out 57.9 percent of his income.

    "Giving $2.3 million to charity certainly should not be the basis of any criticism," said David Marotta. "It is money the Romney's did not keep for themselves, so I am counting it with the money lost to taxes."

    His basic math for Romney's 2011 return: $18.6 million in income minus $10.8 million in taxes and charity results in a net of $7.8 million, 42.1 percent of gross. Ditto for 2010, said Marotta.
  2. Why is it that they always fail to mention... "Romney made his money via long term capital gains... and the tax code provides for LTCG @ 15% tax rate"... rather than try to make him out to be sleasy, tax evader.. ??

    Rhetorical, of course.

  3. MSM and Odumbo's campaign ad writers haven't reported this... wonder why??
  4. pspr


    They can only report half-truths and lies. There must be a law that applies to democraps with that regard. No Truth In Campaigning For Democraps.