Some members of congress major in tax loopholes and when they graduate from congress they get high paying jobs helping the wealthy avoid taxes. And Romney, we've been told, avoids taxes with the best of them including off-shore accounts in the Caymans and Switzerland. When you fly over to check on your accounts it's probably tax deductible too.
Yesterday my head spun as it followed the Republican tax philosophy tennis ball being slammed in the other direction. I learned that Romney disdained the 47% of Americans (actually US households, not people) who didn't pay income taxes. You'd think he'd admire their ability to legally avoid income taxes, just as he thinks we should admire his ability to avoid taxes. But no, it turns out he doesn't. They think they're victims, he said. Hell, all this time I believed that Republicans thought people who PAID taxes were victims.
He also thinks they're all Democrats or at least they plan to vote for Obama. If that's true, then why doesn't Romney just concede the election now? After all, there must be other US tax paying Americans like myself who plan to vote for Obama. If just 3.1% of us income tax payers voted along with the 47% deadbeats - in the right states of course - Obama would win.
Mitt, I hate to tell you this, but what people say they believe and what they actually do are two different things. I know because I live in the socialist Red state of Alaska where we follow the Republican Wally Hickel's (may he rest in peace) Owner State philosophy. We collectively own the oil on the North Slope (and elsewhere) and we collectively get paid dividends on it.
Just yesterday our Republican governor's Revenue Commissioner announced that this year's checks would be $87
And we're a red state that will, without a doubt, vote for you in November Mitt. I hope you can explain all this to me.
Click here to see a CBS fact checking and explaining post of the 47% figure here.