Mitt Romney Donated 30% of Income to Charity – Obama “The Great Redistributor” Donated 1-5% to Charity Before Running for President

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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  • Ragspierre

    Two words tell the entire tale on Obama as benefactor…

    George. Obama.

  • Spider

    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!!!

  • Finncrisp

    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…

  • uncle jj

    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.)

  • USMC Thomas

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

  • GotFreedom

    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 $$$!

  • HeavyDee

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

  • kato

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

  • Restless

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

  • MrGoodWench

    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

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  • Dave in NYC

    How much of that was to the Mormon Church?

  • MicahStone

    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.

  • MrGoodWench

    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 ?

  • The real Wow

    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.

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  • MT Geoff

    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.

  • bg

    ++

    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??

    ==

  • Freedom Fighter

    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.

  • democraps suck

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

  • Maria

    The left will never be satisfied with that.

  • Larkin

    4 mil to charity is in effect giving 4 mil MORE for taxes, as it relieves the feds of the additional burden of coming up with that amount to care for the have-nots.

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  • iamsaved

    The left is like pigs at a trough. Ever see one look up and say thanks for the food? They just grunt and ask for more. They’ll never see Romney’s charity as good.

  • Patty

    Well, I feel this will help some undecided voters but really won’t change anything because the LAME STREAM MEDIA WILL MISTAKENLY FAIL TO REPORT.

  • Will Winans

    This is really interesting. While Obama is trying to make the government bigger so that it can deliver more services (poorly) to more people, Romney was actually making a positive difference – putting his money where his mouth is, so to speak. This matches their approaches to economics in general: Obama was to grow the government; Romney wants to grow the economy. Steve Forbes talkes about the importance diferences between those viewpoints in his new book – Freedom Manifesto (http://goo.gl/CKSUh). We need more private section solutions to things – america is great and generous – Obama just didn’t get it.

  • Radioone

    “over at Twitchy, lefties are frothing at the mouth” That is a situation we will never understand. They froth at the mouth from the moment they wake up in the morning, no matter what. Ann Romney’s plane has to make an emergency landing, and the same “Leftists/Marxist/one-step away-from-the-Asylum Punks” wish the plane had crashed. It’s SO beyond a rational thought it is a “mental disease”, and that’s the only way to look at it.

  • Judy Frank

    R ONLY GIVES TO THE MORMON CHURCH!

  • bg

    ++

    Romney Olympics Salary = $0

    Romney Governor of MA Salary = $0

    Romney return to save Bain Salary = $1.00

    On Romney’s character….

    [Sometimes, this facet of Romney’s personality isn’t so subtle. In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared. She had attended a rave party in New York City and gotten high on ecstasy. Three days later, her distraught father had no idea where she was. Romney took immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to fly to New York to help find Gay’s daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with the NYPD, and went through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York, and asked them to help find his friend’s missing daughter. Romney’s accountants at Price Waterhouse Cooper put up posters on street poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy owned by Bain put fliers in the bag of every shopper. Romney and the other Bain employees scoured every part of New York and talked with everyone they could – prostitutes, drug addicts – anyone.

    That day, their hunt made the evening news, which featured photos of the girl and the Bain employees searching for her. As a result, a teenage boy phoned in, asked if there was a reward, and then hung up abruptly. The NYPD traced the call to a home in New Jersey, where they found the girl in the basement, shivering and experiencing withdrawal symptoms from a massive ecstasy dose. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another day. Romney’s former partner credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughter’s life, saying, “It was the most amazing thing, and I’ll never forget this to the day I die.”

    So, here’s my epiphany: Mitt Romney simply can’t help himself. He sees a problem, and his mind immediately sets to work solving it, sometimes consciously, and sometimes not-so-consciously. He doesn’t do it for self-aggrandizement, or for personal gain. He does it because that’s just how he’s wired.

    Many people are unaware of the fact that when Romney was asked by his old employer, Bill Bain, to come back to Bain & Company as CEO to rescue the firm from bankruptcy, Romney left Bain Capital to work at Bain & Company for an annual salary of one dollar. When Romney went to the rescue of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, he accepted no salary for three years, and wouldn’t use an expense account. He also accepted no salary as Governor of Massachusetts.

    Character counts!! (and yes…that’s worth reading again!)

    Analysis: Apart from a dollop of hyperbole and a few minor details
    that conflict with contemporary press reports .. (blah blah blah) ..
    this account comports with the known facts.]

    ==

  • gman

    The media, geeeeeeez, it’s like watching a football game and all the refs are pulling for one team.

  • Dave in NYC

    What exactly is wrong / illegal about giving charity to the Mormon Church ?

    Nothing wrong with it, I’m just wondering how much (and the corollary question, which is what does the church do with that money).

  • US Navy Corpseman

    Scumbag Dingy Harry should apologize now – when do we see HIS returns? Wonder if he’ll claim profits on all those sweet land deals he cut for himself and illegitimate son?

    How much did Dingy give to charity??

  • squeaky
  • every liberal knows you don’t use your own money to buy votes.

  • saveus

    bho’s only pre-Presidential run charity was Rev. Wright’s black liberation church – so what does that say about him?

  • noway

    Judy Frank commented:

    R ONLY GIVES TO THE MORMON CHURCH!

    prove it or stop making charges you can’t support.

  • SoLongSong

    Speaking as a Mormon (raised, currently not active but with a very healthy respect and love for the church that my family still belongs to), the Mormon church does a LOT OF GOOD with tithing, and it’s not just restricted to other Mormons.

    They have food banks that are very hands on – I remember a lot of tuna and other canning projects! – and do a lot of community service. Bishops in the Mormon church aren’t paid, they’re just regular folks (my dad was a bishop several times) who have regular jobs.

    Even if Mitt gave all of his charity money to the Mormon church – and I bet that’s not the case – that money was in good hands and I bet he got “the most bang for his buck”.

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  • patsijean

    1. Giving money to your church does not benefit the masses. It benefits the church. Mormons are REQUIRED to tithe 10% of their earnings. If they fail they cannot enter the temple, nor participate in many religious activities.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-dantonio/mitt-romney-and-the-tithing-gimmick_b_1877447.html

    2. Romney’s net worth is over 1/4 a billion dollars, Obama’ is about $6 million, most of which is currently invested in Treasury notes, not in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2012/05/16/obamas-worth-nearly-6-million-see-why-hes-down-since-last-year/

    3. Romney has made a big deal about donating his inheritance from his father, George Romney. That was in 1995, Bain Capitol was founded in 1984 and Mitt was a wealthy man by then and could well afford it. There are also tax benefits involved in giving away stocks rather than cash.

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