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Gayle in MD
08-20-2012, 12:12 PM
<span style="color: #990000"> And in sayng so, he is speaking out against the entire Republican Tax policy, Grover Norquist, Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, and Ryan's tax policies.</span>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Monday that he thinks Mitt Romney should pay a higher tax rate, calling the rate he pays on his investments "weird."

"I personally -- if I were designing the tax code -- would have a tax code in which Mitt Romney paid more than 13 percent, given what I know about the kind of investments he made money from," Kristol said Monday on C-Span.

The prominent conservative commentator added that he thought there would be no "economic detriment" to Romney if he paid more.

"I think it just seems kinda weird that he pays a lower rate than an awful lot of middle-class people," Kristol said.

Romney released his 2010 tax return in January after intense pressure, showing that he paid a 13.9 percent effective rate on $42.5 million in income. His tax rate, lower than that paid by most middle-class filers, was because most of his income came from investments. Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said the candidate would release his 2011 return by October 15. Romney has refused bipartisan calls to release more years' worth of tax returns.

Romney's tax plan would keep the current 15 percent rate on interest, dividends and capital gains, but eliminate such taxes entirely for filers with less than $200,000 in income. Under the plan authored by his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Romney would have paid an effective rate of just 0.82 percent in 2010, according to the Atlantic.

Kristol said on C-Span he would be in favor of tax reforms that "muted" the difference between capital gains and ordinary income and "especially" did away with the carried interest loophole.

He repeated his call for Romney to release more tax returns.


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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/bill-kristol-mitt-romney-tax-rate_n_1810512.html

eg8r
08-20-2012, 01:36 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"I personally -- if I were designing the tax code -- would have a tax code in which Mitt Romney paid more than 13 percent, given what I know about the kind of investments he made money from," Kristol said Monday on C-Span.</div></div>I think it is weird also. However, if he paid 13 percent and he did it legally then good for him. There are way too many hypocritical people out there complaining about Romney taking advantage of the tax code when they themselves take advantage also. You can look to the whining lefties on this board as an example (NOTE: sofla is not included because he wasn't even smart enough to pay his normal rate but claimed he paid more).

If the tax code was simplified all of this would be drastically reduced.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
08-20-2012, 01:40 PM
I feel the same way about Republicans whining about government spending, while being on the take from defense contracts!

G.

eg8r
08-20-2012, 02:10 PM
Wait a second, when did Dianne Feinstein become a Republican? Oh that's right, she didn't. You just forgot about the Dem bribery.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
08-20-2012, 02:14 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wait a second, when did Dianne Feinstein become a Republican? Oh that's right, she didn't. You just forgot about the Dem bribery.

eg8r </div></div>

Another diversion? Nice try, but you are too transparent to pull it off.

Besides, we all know you can't take it, and I am tired of your nasty insults.

This thread is about what william Kristol said about Romney.

If you don't want to debate about that, then go on you way.

G.

eg8r
08-20-2012, 02:34 PM
I am not creating any diversion. I am just continuing your diversion. I agreed that Romney's rate is weird and said those who take advantage of the tax law and then chastise others for doing the same thing are hypocrites. You then tried to divert the subject away from your own hypocrisy to talk about government spending and Reps on the take with defense contracts. I decided your diversion was more fun than agreeing with your original post because it showed your poor memory.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">this thread is about what william Kristol said about Romney.</div></div>Haha, you keep talking and your foot always ends up in that big hole in your face. What does Reps on the take for defense contacts have to do with what Kristol said about Romney's "weird" tax rate. LOL, you are too easy.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
08-20-2012, 02:55 PM
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