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ELECTION: Unfair criticism of Romney’s tax returns

Letter by Alfred G. Gunn, Gig Harbor on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm | 27 Comments »
September 24, 2012 2:42 pm

Americans do not pay taxes on their wealth. American’s pay income taxes on their “income,” and there is no doubt that Mitt Romney has earned some good income. But he has also, by some estimates, given 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his state, his community and his church.

Last year, Romney gave $4 million to charity, and Democrats are jumping all over him for paying more in taxes than he was required to pay.

I can’t wait to hear what Vice President Joe (“taxes are patriotic”) Biden says about this, after Biden averaged $369 per year in charitable contributions in the 10 years before he became vice president.

In three years, President Obama hasn’t been able to put together a federal budget without the whole Congress voting it down. Enough of the community organizer; let’s put someone in charge who knows how to get things done, and who loves people enough to give of his time, talents and his own money unselfishly.

 

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