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  •  i hope so too, but i'm (1+ / 0-)
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    Catskill Julie

    kinda thinking the time has passed for that.  unfortunately.

    it seems to have lost its power to provoke and horrify.

    “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

    by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 02:01:39 PM PDT

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    •  The new Rolling Stone article may bring it (2+ / 0-)

      back some.

      Mitt Romney’s Tax Dodge

      A guide to how the multimillionaire twists the law to hide his massive fortune - and avoid paying his fair share in taxes. By Tim Dickinson, October 12, 2012 9:00 AM ET

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      Romney has stockpiled as much as $87 million in his IRA – even though contributions to such retirement accounts are limited to just $30,000 a year. "Congress never intended IRAs to be used to accumulate that kind of wealth," says Wilkins. To get around the limits, Romney appears to have directed his IRA to invest in a special class of Bain stock. By assigning an artificially low value to the shares, Bain ensured that any returns would be wildly inflated – as much as 30 times the initial investment. By buying rigged stock with his limited IRA dollars, Romney got to reap the bonanza tax-free.

      Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

      by Catskill Julie on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 03:12:03 PM PDT

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    •  Just heard that Candy will be selecting the Qs and (1+ / 0-)

      questioners submitted by the audience members. Hopefully she will select one that questions his income tax stances--public statements vs secret personal returns. Not to mention the tax havens and highly questionable IRA.

      Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

      by Catskill Julie on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:02:07 AM PDT

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