Defending Mitt Romney
DISCLAIMER: This shall in no way be looked at as an endorsement. I am still running for President and for the time being will only endorse myself.
Before I do the dubious deed of defending Mitt Romney, let me point that he still has a bunch of flaws. He is the architect of ObamaCare and believes in mandating health insurance. He has changed his position on a number of issues including abortion. The oil required to keep his hair slick has risen oil prices $.15/barrel.
Mitt Romney is a very rich man. There is nothing wrong with that. He made $43 million in 2011 without having to work. I wouldn’t be honest if I said I don’t envy the bejeebus of him. People like to point out that he only paid 13.7% in income taxes. They fail to mention that 13.7% translates to $6 million. How many of you paid $6 million in taxes? I didn’t. I probably won’t pay that much over the course of my lifetime.
He also gave $7 million to various charities. $4 million went to the Mormon Church. $3 million went to other charities that help the poor. Between taxes and charities, Romney never saw $13 million of what he made (or 30% of his pay.) That is near the highest bracket. Romney’s 30% comes after deductions.
Don’t get me wrong, I do NOT want Romney to be President. But with so many other weaknesses to choose from, who much money he paid in taxes shouldn’t be one of the things to nail him on. I hope to make enough money to pay $6 million in taxes and not sweat.
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