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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mitt Donates Big Bucks to IRS

Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax records on Friday.  He paid an effective tax rate of 14.1%, but this was substantially higher than the 9.6% rate he would have paid if he had claimed all the deductions he was entitled to.  Thus, Mitt donated a substantial sum of money to the IRS in order to fulfill his statement that he has  spent at least 13% of his income in federal income taxes in each of the last 10 years. 

This year Mitt made a lot of dough
But what's he paid in taxes though?
He gave a lot to charity,
That's a Mormon verity.
He's generous to the gov'ment too,
Dismissed what he's entitled to.
He lost a lot of cash to get
His tax rate to 14 percent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm, back in July Mitt was also quoted as saying, "If I had paid more than are legally due, I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president.” Sounds Okey dokey to me

The old Etch a Sketch toy must be getting quite a workout at Romney headquarters.