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  •  It's not just that he will look as though (3+ / 0-)
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    he's using his wealth and influence to get out of paying his fair share of taxes, that's exactly what he's doing.  It's not illegal, mainly because people of his wealth can buy the tax rates, exemptions and deductions they want.  Republicans will call it "wealth envy," but only the truly deluded - who wouldn't vote for Obama anyway - will not understand how hiding wealth from the IRS became legal.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 10:46:03 AM PDT

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    •  And it will make crystal clear (0+ / 0-)

      the income disparity in this country that has been growing larger for years. Americans are mostly fair-minded, so I believe this would resonate.

      Hillary Sent Me. OBAMA/BIDEN '12 @HillaryzMyHmgrl

      by HillaryIsMyHomegirl on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 10:58:47 AM PDT

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    •  Polling has shown (2+ / 0-)
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      vcmvo2, PorridgeGun

      that the one thing we hate is cheats.  Especially cheaters who use their government positions or influence to cheat and get away with it.  

      (Martha Stewart, Bernie Madoff, several Ohio politians)

      (And don't ask me which poll - I do remember seeing it recently)

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