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View Diary: Here's why Romney will NEVER release his tax forms, and why we need to keep hounding him (186 comments)

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  •  I've read that several times and, honestly, (13+ / 0-)

    I don't think that's the case, at all. I'd be surprised if he ONLY paid the minimum 10% to the church.

    First, he's a high-profile and very wealthy member of the church. They would know if he wasn't paying his tithe. Second, this is a requirement to be in good standing with the church.

    Ten percent is nothing when you're a quarter-billionaire. He probably paid MORE than that- not paying it would be as preposterous to him as not wearing the undergarments. It's just something that he, as a devout Mormon, would not consider NOT doing.

    He's not afraid of the church. He's afraid of us- the citizens of the United States.

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 07:16:16 AM PDT

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    •  That's why he had to scrimp on the taxes (2+ / 0-)
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      Black Max, LSophia

      Poor old Mitt. Once he handed over the money that his church expected, he had to trim his expenses elsewhere. Ann was probably clipping coupons—the kind for groceries on sale, not the bond kind—and Mitt was getting the accountants to keep his taxes as low as possible.

      •  LOL the idea of Mitt and Ann (5+ / 0-)

        sitting around the family table (a 40-foot slab of polished Carrera marble, no doubt) clipping coupons and organizing them in a card box cracks me up.

        If they even knew what coupons are, it would be more like: "Felipe? You and Juanita get those coupons clipped, chop chop, or you're on the bus for Guadalajara by day's end. Tell Ilse to go grocery shopping by five, and make sure she has the coupons with her. Dominique, let's get me into that tennis dress, we're wasting daylight. Thurston and Lovey are already on the court."

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