Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax returns today.
He paid $1.9 million in taxes — an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent.

This didn’t make all of the reports but the couple gave just over $4 million to charity – 30% of their income.

Barack Obama “The Great Redistributor” donated just 1-5% to charity before running for president.

 

 

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  1. Two words tell the entire tale on Obama as benefactor…

    George. Obama.

  2. All they will talk about is the 14%, not the $2 million in taxes, not the $4 million in charity.

    Mitt pays a lower rate than Buffet’s secretary, therefore he is an evil, evil CAP-EE-TAL-IST!!!

  3. This must be the dirty little secret they were looking for- gave to charity. How unliberal can you get?

    This has definitely been a game changer. Right…

  4. here’s the talking point on this.

    Romney paid $1,900,000 in taxes in 2011. Obama paid less than 1/10 that amount $162,074. Who is paying their fair share? And who isn’t?

    (I know that’s not entirely fair, but the other side is not fighting fair with us. forget this charity angle. Nobody cares. Raw numbers.)

  5. I’d like to know the numbers on how benevolent the MSM talking heads are.

  6. Yeah, Barack Hussein Obama is real charitable when it comes to handing out taxpayer dollars (to the likes of cronies like Solyndra or to countries in the Middle East) but a complete tight wad when it comes to his own $$$!

  7. Barack Obama, “The Great Redistributor” was talking about redistributing OTHER PEOPLES MONEY!!!

  8. Most socialists expect to be on the receiving end. Most subprimers are natural-born parasites.

  9. Typical of liberals. They only show “compassion” and “generosity” when they’re voting to give away other people’s money through government spending.

  10. the couple gave just over $4 million to charity – 30% of their income.
    ++++++++
    Stingy white people . Just 30 % ?
    They couldn’t give their fair share ?
    Kanye says they don’t even pay no taxes , Obama is awesome .
    /Blacks and idiots

  11. How much of that was to the Mormon Church?

  12. Mr. Romney’s $2 MILLION TAX PAYMENT was enough money for OBOZO to support more than 200 of the “47%.” Mr. Romney’s $4 MILLION to charity could support more than 400 of the “47%.” So, AT LEAST 600 (and likely many, many more) low-to-middle income people benefited financially from Mr. Romney’s success.

  13. Dave in NYC commented:

    How much of that was to the Mormon Church?
    ++++++
    What exactly is wrong / illegal about giving charity to the Mormon Church ?

  14. What is really funny here is that over at Twitchy, lefties are frothing at the mouth, angry because he paid too much!!! I will never understand.

  15. Gov. Romney’s charitable giving, whether to the LDS Church or other agencies, surely does some good in this world.
    Gov. Romney has done more good by investing wisely, creating wealth and jobs, than he has by any amount of giving, which only makes sure that some who can’t buy pie still get some. Charitable giving does very little to increase the pie. Profitable innovation, development and investment do that.
    Gov Romney’s rate of 14ish% is higher than most of the 50% who pay, actually pay. If Mr. Buffet’s secretary pays a higher rate thean Gov Romney, it’s because she got compensation (not investment income) that was very high. If Gov Romney had a $12 million salary, like a baseball player, he’d pay closer to 33% in federal income tax. What’s this nonsense about who is paying what fair share?
    Oh, that’s right, all’s fair in class warfare.

  16. ++

    a couple of pertinent flashbacks:

    4 Pinocchios for Obama’s
    newest anti-Romney ad

    [The Obama campaign fails to make its case. On just about every
    level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue, from the use of
    “corporate raider” to its examples of alleged outsourcing. Simply
    repeating the same debunked claims won’t make them any more
    correct. ]

    Four Pinocchios for Harry Reid’s
    claim about Mitt Romney’s taxes

    [We use a reasonable person standard here. Without seeing Romney’s
    taxes, we cannot definitively prove Reid incorrect. But tax experts say
    his claim is highly improbable. Reid also has made no effort to explain
    why his unnamed source would be credible. So, in the absence of more
    information, it appears he has no basis to make his incendiary claim.

    Moreover, Reid holds a position of great authority in the U.S. Congress.
    He should hold himself to a high standard of accuracy when making
    claims about political opponents.]

    San Francisco, April 6, 2008

    Obama Visits Billionaires Row

    “You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, a lot of them
    — like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now
    for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they’ve gone through the
    Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive
    administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna
    regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get
    bitter, and they cling to guns, or religion, or antipathy toward people who
    aren’t like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment, or anti-trade sentiment as
    a way to explain their frustrations.”

    September 21, 2012

    Bozell: Media Pig Pile On Secret Romney Tape

    [According to an analysis from the Media Research Center, the three
    broadcast networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, covered the Romney tape for
    1 hour 28 minutes over 42 stories on their morning and evening news
    broadcasts. For comparison, they covered the Obama tape for a total
    of 6 minutes 28 seconds over 8 stories. That’s a 13-1 ratio.

    Even if you only start counting from the moment on Tuesday when both
    tapes were available, the ratio is still 10-1, (1 hour 6 minutes committed
    to the Romney tape vs. 6 minutes 28 seconds to the Obama tape).]

    where was the MSM bashing frenzy??

    ==

  17. I really can’t stand them. None. everytime I meet one their all the same–always wanting to spend someone elses money and they don’t care about the soldiers being raped and killed!
    TAX and spend is all they do! I love romney/ryan. I am so sorry that majority VA supports these islamist killers. I should move back to Oklahoma where they love their country! kaine is just like Obama-I asked Kaine oncein an email, so your telling me my 21 year son has to obey the law, get car insurance–but an illegal doesn’t and can go to school and get benefits but not my American son?? He said .they are disadvantaged!WOW! Obama takes up for foreign islamist terrorist first and American lives come second…always second! He makes me sick.

  18. That is because demo-turds EXPECT to be given money and freebies…not to give THEIR money away



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