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  •  F that dancing horse (13+ / 0-)

    Should I point out that you and I paid for it's oats and stall when Mittens et al took a $77,000 tax deduction on his 2010 taxes for the horse's upkeep as a business expense.

    The dollars that didn't go into the Treasury will have to be replaced by hard working people like the rest of us.

    btw...yes it was a BUSINESS EXPENSE DEDUCTION not a deduction for medical expenses like the meme that the horse serves as a medical treatment for Ann.

    From what I understand Ann doesn't even ride this horse herself...

    Mojo?!?! What mojo?

    by xopher on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 01:49:22 PM PDT

    •  That's all true, and I feel exactly the same way (3+ / 0-)
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      you do about it. It's unfair and the tax code should be corrected so that bullshit like that isn't possible. But this week that horse is representing my country and I want it to do well. And even though I won't ignore how ridiculously unfairly the system is rigged so much so that the Romneys, greedy assholes that they are, can deduct for their horse more than most people make in a year; I'll get back to hating it next week.

      Lo que separa la civilizacion de la anarquia son solo siete comidas.

      by psilocynic on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 01:57:05 PM PDT

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    •  xopher - it was never positioned as a medical (9+ / 0-)

      expense. Ann and two friends have a business to buy, train, and sell dressage horses. No MS patient would ride an Olympic class horse for therapy. Just a nit the Romney were not able to take the deduction in 2010, except for $50. It is a passive loss that is held in a passive loss carry forward until the Romney's have passive gains or the IRS determines that the dressage business is a hobby and disallows all the deductions. So far Ralfaca hasn't cost you anything.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 02:06:22 PM PDT

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    •  You know, I don't mind paying to feed that horse (1+ / 0-)
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      nearly as much as I mind paying for drones and bullets to kill bystanders, including children, overseas.

      I also mind paying for horse feed a lot less than paying for the corporate welfare that enriches parasites like Jamie Dimon and Mitt Romney and much of the U.S. Congress.

      In fact, I don't mind paying for that horse at all.

      It's the ethic-less, greedy, evil scumbags for which I begrudge  paying.

      They are also A LOT more expensive than "the horse's upkeep".

      Try harder to keep your eye on the real fucking issue.

      This is, of course, the difference between republicans and human beings. - Captain Frogbert

      by glorificus on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 03:51:03 PM PDT

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    •  another kossack pointed out the deduction was (0+ / 0-)

      disallowed.  he got $50.

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