September 21, 2012

POOR MITT. APPARENTLY, NOTHING HE DOES MAKES THEM HAPPY. Romney Tax Returns Released, Left outraged Romney paid too MUCH in taxes, gave 30 percent to charity; Reid, Biden hardest hit. “Romney gave 30% of his income last year to charity. Yes, he’s clearly a greedy, selfish one-percenter who doesn’t care about the poor.”

If you really care, you don’t give money yourself. You get the government to force other people to give. That’s what true compassion is all about. Just ask Joe Biden.

UPDATE: Unlike Warren Buffett, Mitt Romney Overpaid His Taxes.

MORE: Tax Returns Show Mitt Romney’s Empathy:

This past year, he gave $4,020,772 of his $13,696,951 in (“mostly investment”) income to charity. That’s 29.65%. Interestingly, “The Romneys [only] claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.”

Romney also provided details on his past 20 years of tax returns, indicating that he paid taxes in each of those years. Do wonder if Harry Reid will now apologize for slurring the good man from Massachusetts. And “Over the entire 20-year period, the Romneys gave to charity an average of 13.45% of their adjusted gross income.”

By contrast in the ten years prior to his nomination to be the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden gave 0.15% of his income to charity. (UPDATE: For comparison purposes, in the 20 years prior to his current bid for the White House, Mitt Romney gave ninety times as much of his income to charitable institutions as did Joe Biden in the 10 years prior to his nomination as the Democratic candidate for Vice President.)

Sounds like Mitt Romney is a most generous man, an empathetic individual.

Especially compared to Joe “All Talk” Biden.

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