I’m sick and tired of the President of the United States asking for personal tax returns from his opponent Mitt Romney. Romney has released two years of tax returns and in one of those years he earned $21 million. His effective tax rate was reportedly 13.9% so he contributed $2.92 million to the U.S. Treasury. In addition, Romney said when he added his charitable contributions he paid over 20% in tax and charitable giving. That would mean he gave at least $1.28 million to charities.
Romney is a multi-millionaire. I understand he has made two years of taxes public. I haven’t seen them. I don’t really care. Since Romney is already a millionaire, I assume he would have the most honest administration in history. It would be interesting to see how he drains the bureaucratic swamp of entrenched graft that is inherent in Washington D.C.
Unlike the poster child for term-limits, the former democrat congressman from Beaumont Jack Brooks who went to Washington on a bus and came back 40 years later a millionaire, Romney would not have any need to feather his nest. Romney doesn’t even drink caffeinated soda so I don’t really see him ever doing anything illegal.
Just My Opinion… the so-called Republican establishment that did not embrace the Romney bandwagon because when this Boy Scout wins, he will not put up with their shenanigans. Supposedly, they grumbled that he will hurt their chances of keeping control of the House and limit their chances of winning the Senate. As long as Romney wins, I don’t care if they win the Senate. Don’t tell me they need the Senate to overturn Obamacare. They would need a filibuster-proof threshold to guarantee this outcome and not just “control” of the Senate.
I wonder how much the president gave to charities before anybody was looking? Oh, I do know. When he released his tax returns during the 2008 presidential campaign we find he gave a paltry 0.4 percent to charity in 2002, 1.4% in 2003 and 1.2% in 2004.
I guess when he says ‘you are your brother’s keeper’ he really does mean “you” and not him. Have you seen the president’s half-brother, George Obama in the movie – 2016 Barack’s America? You would have learned that his brother lives in the (third world) slums of Nairobi, Kenya. You would also find out “Who is Barack Obama”. What is also apparent in this movie is the lack of media vetting of Obama’s past and political rise.
Instead of reporting that in Barack’s own words, he “ate dog”, they spread democrat talking points that Romney “strapped” his family dog (carrier) to the top of his car on a family vacation. Wow! I was under the impression that Mitt only vacationed on private jets.
By the way, nobody that questions Obama’s Hawaiian birth, contends that 49 year’s ago there was a plot to make this little baby the future president. Instead, they think that nobody knew who he was until that fateful keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and only at that point in time were democrats worried about “anything” in his past that would hurt his (their) future political ambitions.
George Soros and democrats nationwide got their first glimpse of ‘the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.’ and wanted this political neophyte to be president. I believe that democrats were the first to question his birthplace and not “birthers”. After that night in 2004, Barack only voted present in the Illinois state senate except for one bill that he voted to keep in committee. That bill would protect a baby that survived a botched (presumably late-term) abortion from being killed outside of the womb (made it a crime to “dispose” of a living baby).