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Forum Post: Romney is just an obscene example of the 1%

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 7, 2012, 1:37 a.m. EST by sato (148)
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Romney shows how the system allows the 1% to exploit the tax code for massive gains. I can't stand the guy. On top of that, he has the nerve to call it "being successful". He is only successful at exploiting a failed tax code written to the 1% advantage.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/romney-kids-100-million-trust-184900265.html

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[-] 1 points by freewriterguy (882) 2 years ago

i hate it when rich people take the honor unto themselves of representing me. How dare them, the bible says, they sure as hell wont be going where I am either. Thank God life is temporary and all rich people die, I get one comfort out of this, and that they cannot take their riches with them. If there is one rich person in heaven, im turning around and leaving!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28389) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Well I wouldn't suggest you do that. Because if Heaven is what the Bible says it is. Then all who enter there will be blessed ( or rich ) by Heavenly standards. That is where true prosperity for all will be real. So in a way everyone there will be rich and in being so, no one will be rich.

Paradox?

[-] 1 points by Chugwunka (89) from Willows, CA 2 years ago

Why has that tax code not been rewritten to be more fair?

[-] 1 points by Roundtree (37) 2 years ago

Because of it's inherent debt bias. There's tax incentive to be in debt. Debt is the biggest business there is. Eliminate the debt bias - eliminate the problem.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Top 1% have 50% of the wealth and 90% of that was inherited. Kind of sheds a different light on all those lectures from the 1% about us "getting a job" and our "laziness" and wanting "handouts".

To some of the most misguided among the 1%, black is white and white is black. They simply take whatever it is they do, accuse YOU of doing it and then call it a day. It's so absurd you couldn't write this stuff.

And to those who might say, "Look, Mitt is being sincere. He really believes he's in the right." I say, I think you might be right and that makes this even scarier.

Many among the 1% actually believe their own bullshit. They've been listening to it, spewing it and repeating it for so long that they have long forgotten that most of their success comes from lots of luck and a tax code written just for their benefit. Instead of being grateful, some of the worst of the 1% oddly lecture us on the various ways to be like them. No thanks.

If you haven't read Kurt Vonnegut's book "God Bless You Mr. Rosewater" I highly recommend :)

[-] 1 points by amerman (26) 2 years ago

What do you think Obama is ????

[-] 1 points by learnthis (120) 2 years ago

really...the top 5% of the taxpayers pay over 50% of the revenue that the treasury takes in from income tax. 5 percent paying over 50% now that is exploiting the top 5% if you ask me. Equal taxation on every dollar made by every person...that is fair.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

money comes from many sources besides being earned

property ownership comes to mind

[-] 0 points by sato (148) 2 years ago

what holds this country isn't the 1%. Most of his revenue is untaxed or in a foreign bank. He earns more because he has more safe havens that we do. Of course he can make 10k bets because he saves(earns) millions thanks to the benefits of a broken tax code designed for the 1%. That isn't fair at all.

[-] 2 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

Don't blame him for it though. Most sane people do everything legally possible to lower his tax rate. Why wouldn't you?

[-] 1 points by FarIeymowat (49) 2 years ago

If you were in his position would you give more out of the goodness of your heart? No? I didn't think so. You hate him because he has more than you? Write him a letter and ask him for a slice. I'm sure he'll oblige you. How fucking stupid are you? Selfish greedy little whiner is all you and your ilk are.

[-] 0 points by FreeDiscussion2 (9) 2 years ago

Thank goodness obama and all the other demcrats in congress are poor and not rich and part of the 99%.

[-] 0 points by oakwasenuf (66) 2 years ago

Well, at least he can't be bought!!!

[-] 2 points by Marlow (1141) 2 years ago

He cant be Bought?.. Actually, he formed the tax code and Corporate laws to suit his need for MORE Personal Profits!

.. Then , goes out and Asks everyone to make him President so his Buddies can climb on his Golden Band Wagon.

We havent had a 'Real' candidate to vote for in nearly 70 Years. Every single one of them are hand picked by Corporations and their Banks.. Anyone that would be FOR the Citizens.. is NOT given the Inside Network of Money.. not support. ... We should all be aware of this, and act accordingly when it's time to vote.

... I have been doing a 'Write In' for the last two Elections. It's been my own Protest against Criminals running the Show.

[-] 0 points by Roundtree (37) 2 years ago

Ronmey's career of M&A has eliminated jobs and created wealth for the last men standing. That's the business he's in. He games the system, preys on the the assets, with predatory lending practices, and sucks the last dollar out of the companies that hired him. HE"S ALL AMERICAN!

[-] -1 points by SpartacusTheSlave (60) from Las Vegas, NV 2 years ago

It's time to start making fun of Romney's bird brained, Sesame Street, Mormon religious cult.

[-] 1 points by sato (148) 2 years ago

I could care less about his religion if he seemed like he would be a good president, I would vote for him. But, his interests as a president will be clearly to favor the 1% and extend any benefits he may be getting like this failed piece of sht tax code.

[-] 1 points by learnthis (120) 2 years ago

not really. leave religion out of it.

[-] -1 points by SpartacusTheSlave (60) from Las Vegas, NV 2 years ago

It's easy to see who the spineless, supine cowards are. They are the ones who say, "leave religion out of it". Cluck cluck cluck, chicken boy.

[-] 0 points by FarIeymowat (49) 2 years ago

Go drink some douche shit brain. Make some fun of your daddy, the Muslim convert to christianity.

[-] 0 points by Chugwunka (89) from Willows, CA 2 years ago

I second that.

[-] -1 points by SpartacusTheSlave (60) from Las Vegas, NV 2 years ago

I'm a Biologist and Atheist, Jesus homos. Go pray (beg) to your girly, long haired, dress wearing, boy loving, S&M loving, Jesus Christ butt fucking dick sucking god.

[-] 0 points by FarIeymowat (49) 2 years ago

Aren't you special. A real live scientist. An atheist too. You should be in a protected class.