Sunday, January 29, 2012

He's not getting my vote

How is it fair that Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential nomination candidate, can have earned $21.7M in 2010 and yet only paid taxes of $3M? This is an effective tax rate of 14%. Most of us are closer to the 30% tax rate. Romney supporters argue that most of his income comes from investments that have already been subject to 35% tax, but he is also known to have some pretty inventive investments in a number of tax havens across the world. 

How on earth can this guy have any concept of what its like to be a "average" person in the US, understand the things that concern us and therefore be a representative for us? He can't have any idea and that is why he will not be getting my vote as presidential nominee or as president when the time comes. 

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