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  •  What Mitt's hiding on taxes: Mormon donations (3+ / 0-)
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    LieparDestin, FrankAletha, Osiris

    I know that on a policy level the most devastating thing that will come out of Mitten's tax returns is the law rate he pays because most of his income is investment income.

    But I just heard a blurb on the local NPR station that makes a lot of sense and will be covered in one of their talk shows later this week.

    According to some insiders, it's that in addition to the low tax rates, Mitt has made humongous charitable gifts to the Mormon church and other Mormon charities which both further reduced his taxes, riles up Christian fundamentalists and may link him to some really questionable charitable purposes like funding weird Mormon activities like posthumously converting dead Jews to Mormonism.

    •  Romney is a good Mormon (1+ / 0-)
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      DEMonrat ankle biter

      So he would have given at least 10% to the church. Likely more, because he's held a moderately high position at times, and he makes a lot.

      That won't go over well with a lot of people, especially if that is his only charitable donation.

      And I bet it is.

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