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View Diary: Romney versus Reid, round two: 'Harry, who are your sources?' (345 comments)

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  •  Did he pay INCOME taxes? (6+ / 0-)

    Let's clarify. Harry Reid never said Romney paid "no taxes" for 10 years. He said he paid no "INCOME taxes." Romney has responded that what Harry Reid said is not true, he has paid "taxes." But the accusation is that he didn't pay INCOME taxes.

    I'm sure Romney paid sales taxes on purchases, real estate taxes on his many properties, etc. I don't doubt those taxes amounted to a significant amount, especially given the number of properties he owns. But did he pay income taxes? That's the real question.

    The media is letting Romney get away with responding to an accusation that was never made. Someone needs to ask him if there were any years he paid no income taxes. My guess is he will fall back on his stock "I've paid everything that is required by law and not a penny more," answer.

    •  There may be some fire behind the smoke (1+ / 0-)
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      Until Romney said that he'd paid "taxes" every year, I suspected Reid of blowing smoke up his ass.  This is exactly the sort of thing Mitt would say if he'd paid no federal income taxes.  I can understand how Mitt could zero out his tax liability maybe once every five years; but to do it for a decade running?  Mitt will drop out of the race before releasing this evidence of criminal misconduct.

    •  I do believe they charge sales tax on (0+ / 0-)

      yachts as well, don't they, lol?

      Got Social Security? Thank a Democrat!

      by Fury on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 12:11:45 PM PDT

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