If Mitt Romney released his tax returns, and you found out that he didn't pay any taxes in 2008?
My reaction would be indiffenence. His AGI is irrelivant to determining his qualifications to be President. Besides, we already know he is among the 1%.
We also know that he has been very generous with his money having made a massive endowment to BYU of his inheritance from his father's estate. Obama is a 1% also - hardly a disqualification for the Presidency - if one were to bar all people falling into the 1% from nationally elected office many Presidents would not have met the standard - many of them Democrats. Many sitting Democrats in the Senate would also not qualify. Ms. Pelosi would not but there are members of the House who would.- half the 25 members with the lowest net worth in the Congress are Republicans. Half the wealthiest 25 are Democrats.
There is no legitimate claim to some kind of wealth( too little or too much) based holiness for politicians.
To me it would fall under the category of who cares! Most of the people who are not going to vote for him wouldn't care if he paid double on his taxes. The same can be said for those who dislike Obama. I would bet if we had zero unemployment, and the economy was booming right now, there will still be people who will insist on voting for whomever represents their party.
I know a lot of people who are republican, and even though George Bush Junior pretty much ruined us while he was in office, there are still people who think he's the greatest president ever. Most don't care about the facts, even when it is right in front of their face. Sad but true.
I agree. Most don't care, they only care about cheering on their 'team'.
I consider myself socially moderate and fiscally conservative. I'm not at all happy with, really, any of our recent Presidents, or Congress. The funny thing is, both parties are limited, and neither can really function without the other. But, all we get is 'Well, OUR president was blocked by YOUR congress, or YOUR president only looks good because of OUR congress.'
All of politics are full of lies and spins. Clinton balanced the budget(not really). Bush was the greatest presdient ever(not really). Obama has saved the economy(not really).
I"ve seen several posters here who will blatantly disagree with facts in favor of news articles. Even to the extent where the news article says opposite of what its claimed source says, pointing that out and people will still believe the news over the truth.
I definitely understand the idea of not having the entire population vote, lol.
On the subject of Voting. there has been a slight push to move voting to the internet or by cell phone. Which I think would be a huge mistake. This is how out of touch the government is with the people. Not everyone has access to the internet, and not everyone has a cell phone. But, a majority of people with money to burn have both, and are usually going to vote republican.
Notice how since they came out with the free government cell phones for the poor, the talk about cell phone voting is no longer discussed? The funny thing is, this idea of internet voting came out of American idol, and shows like dancing with the stars. But, the only thing they can't figure out, is how to make it so that each vote only counts once. So you don't have president Sanjaya! LOL!!
Obviously this kind of voting would leave a huge chunk of the poor, and people living in Rural areas without a fair voice. Yet, they are still looking at it seriously. The worst idea, in the history of worst ideas.
smart phone mania transcends politics but the most excited person I know when Apple talks about, yet another, new I-phone is an obnoxiouis, shrieking, shallow liberal. The presumed wealth of the everyday Republican hardly meets reality. i have known rich Democrats and poor Republicans - people are far more complex than some would believe.
Fined like everybody else! But the question will be why didn't he? Which advantage did he have that we did not?
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