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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 04:46 PM

Bill Kristol: ‘Kinda weird’ Romney pays taxes lower than the middle class

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Monday admitted that it was “kinda weird” that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tax rate was only around 13 percent when most middle-class people paid significantly more.

“The custom over the last 20-30 years, I suppose, has been to release at least a couple years of tax returns,” the neoconservative pundit told C-SPAN. “If you know you’re running for president anyway, I think it’s just part of the price of running. … Obama did so Romney probably should do it.”

“Look, it’s an interesting debate about what tax rates people should pay, how progressive the tax code should be,” he continued. “I personally, if I were designing the tax code, would have a tax code in which Mitt Romney paid more than 13 percent, I would say, given what I know about the kind of investments he made money from.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/20/bill-kristol-kinda-weird-romney-pays-lower-tax-rate-than-middle-class-people/

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BlueStreak Aug 2012 #1

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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 04:55 PM

1. It's "kinda weird" that GE and many other huge corporations pay NO TAXES

 

Actually the taxpayers PAY THEM. "Kinda weird" indeed.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/04/top-tax-dodging-companies-politicians

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