Or has tax avoidance become as reputable in the United States as it is, say, in Italy?

Thanks, Michelle



  1. NewformatSux says:

    That’s easy. An anonymous hacker has threatened to release Romney’s tax returns unless they are paid $1 million. I think maybe the two can get together and strike a deal.

    Obama campaign is doing multiple tracks of misdirection to confuse people when they leak the tax returns.

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      You democrats gotta muzzle some of your loons….the independents will see this, and flock to Romney.

      • orchidcup says:

        That’s hilarious. Taxed Dude is calling somebody a loon.

        • mharry860 says:

          Looked in the mirror lately?

          • orchidcup says:

            Anybody that does not agree with my world view is a lunatic.

            Obviously.

            I am the world’s authority on science and religion and my opinion is the only noteworthy opinion.

            Jesus Saves.

    • Ah_Yea says:

      If that was true, why isn’t the anonymous hacker just going to Flynn??

  2. noname says:

    Isn’t the classic republican’s position on asking citizens to divulge private information to the police, “What Are You Afraid Of if You Have Nothing to Hide?” Since the republican’s don’t believe in the “The Rights of the People”, why should we believe in the rights of their candidate?

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      What are you afraid of if you have nothing to hide…

      What’s your real name, Mr. Noname…

      • noname says:

        What’s your real name, Mr/Ms Taxed Enough Already Dude?

        I thought so, just another Repuk Coward!

        • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

          Alfred Persson, I posted under my real name.
          http://dvorak.org/blog/2010/09/24/congress-passes-legislation-eliminating-term-mental-retardation/

          So I got nothing to hide, nor fear.

          So what’s your real name, Mr. NoName….

        • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

          Point 1, our constitution demands your accusers stand before you in a court of law…there is no “right” to anonymity.

          Point 2: The DNC big government LOVE FEST is tyranny, where everyone life will be controlled by the government ….so how are you NOW afraid of revealing your identity…if you have nothing to hide?

          Are you, like conservatives, distrustuful of Big Government?

          If so , why are you voting for Obama, the one who is installing Big Government through his CZARs, progressively robbing us of our freedom.

          In other words, you are inconsistent, a walking contradiction.

          • noname says:

            Guess what Taxed Enough Already Dude, asshole, my real name is posted there too!

            Repukatons are such two faced assholes, left&right buttocks! Your buddy, GWB had 36 czars with only little over 1/2 appointed.

            GWB CZARS:
            Faith Czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Willett, Don[73] 2001 Exec order Bush, George W. Faith-Based Czar,

            Faith Czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives DiIulio, John[74] 2001 Exec order Bush, George W.

            Terrorism Czar National coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism, cabinet level rank removed Clarke, Richard A. [126] 2001 Jan – 2001 Oct Pres appointed[citation needed] Bush, George W.

            Terrorism Czar National Director and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism Downing, Wayne[127] 2001 Nov Pres appointed[citation needed] Bush, George W.

            Science Czar Science Advisor to the President, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Marburger, John[121] 2001 Oct – 2009 Jan Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

            Cyber Security Czar, Cyber Czar Special Advisor to the President on Cybersecurity Clarke, Richard A.[37] 2001 October Pres appointed Bush,

            AIDS Czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Evertz, Scott[13] 2001-2002 Pres appointed Bush, George W.

            Budget czar Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Daniels, Mitchell E.[27] 2001-2003 Pres Nominated, Senate Confirmed Bush, George W. √
            Clean Up Czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Department of Energy (nuclear clean up) Roberson, Jessie[31] 2001-2004 Pres nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

            Bioethics Czar Advisor to the President, Chairman of The President’s Council on Bioethics Kass, Leon[22] 2001-2005 New position, exec, appointed by Pres Bush,
            Reading Czar President’s Advisor on Reading First Initiative, Director of Reading Research,

            National Institutes of Child Health and Development, Member of the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education Lyon, G. Reid[114] 2001-2005 Pres. appointed Bush, George W.

            Regulatory Czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget John D. Graham [116] 2001-2006 Pres nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.
            Drug Czar Director National Drug Control Policy Walters, John P.[61] 2001-2009 Pres Appointed with Senate Confirmation Bush, George W. AIDS Czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy O’Neill, Joe[14] 2002-2003 Pres appointed Bush, George W.

            Faith-Based Czar, Faith Czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Towey, Jim[75] 2002-2006 Exec order Bush, George W.

            Homeless Czar, Homelessness Czar Executive Director United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Phil Mangano[92] 2002-2008 Pres. appointed Bush, George W.

            Budget Czar Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Bolten, Joshua[28] 2003-2006 Pres nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

            Global AIDS Czar United States Global AIDS Coordinator Tobias, Randall[82] 2003-2007 Pres appointed[citation needed] Bush, George W.

            AIDS Czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Thompson, Carol[15] 2004-2006 Pres appointed Bush, George W.

            Bird flu Czar Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Advisor to the President for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Simonson, Stewart[23] 2004-2006 New position, Pres appointed Bush, George W.

            Domestic Policy Czar Chief Domestic Policy Coordinator, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rove, Karl[53] 2004-2006 Pres appointed Bush, George W.

            Health IT Czar National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services Brailer, David J.[90] 2004-2006 Exec order (new position), appointed by Sec. of HHS Bush, George W.

            Manufacturing Czar Assistant Secretary for manufacturing and services, U.S. Commerce Department Frink, Albert[101] 2004-2007 Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

            Terrorism Czar Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security Brennan, John O. 2004[citation needed] Pres appointed[citation needed] Bush, George W.

            Policy Czar Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning Gerson, Michael[110] 2005-2006 Pres Appointed Bush, George W.

            Intelligence Czar Director of National Intelligence Negroponte, John[98] 2005-2007 Congress mandated (new position) Pres. nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

            Public Diplomacy Czar Special advisor to the President, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Hughes, Karen[112] 2005-2007 Pres nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

            Clean Up Czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, United States Department of Energy (nuclear clean up) Rispoli, James[32] 2005-2008 Appointed, Senate confirmed Bush, George W. √

            Democracy Czar Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy Abrams, Elliott[51] 2005-2008 Pres appointed Bush, George W.

            Gulf Coast Reconstruction Czar, Hurricane Katrina Recovery Czar Federal Coordinator of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort Powell, Donald E.[94] 2005-2008 Pres appointed Bush, George W.

            Homeland Security Czar Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chertoff, Michael[91] 2005-2009 Pres nominated, Senate Confirmed Bush, George W. Intelligence Czar Director of National Intelligence Mcconnell, John Michael[98] 2005-2009 Pres nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

            Budget Czar Director Office of Management and Budget Portman, Rob [29] 2006-2007 Pres nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W

            Abstinence Czar Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Tobias, Randall[8] 2006-2007 Pres Nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.
            Birth Control Czar Deputy Assistant Secretary of Population Affairs, Department of Health and

            Human Services Keroack, Erik [24] 2006-2007 Pres Appointed George W. Bush
            Faith-Based Czar, Faith Czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Hein, Jay[76] 2006-2008 Exec order Bush, George W.

            Health Czar for WTC, World Trade Center Health Czar Special coordinator to respond to health effects of September 11 attacks, World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program also served as Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Howard, John[89] 2006-2008 Pres Appointed Bush, George W.

            Global AIDS Czar Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, with the rank of Ambassador Dybul, Mark [83] 2006-2009 Pres nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

            Regulatory Czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget Dudley, Susan[117] 2006-2009 Nominee failed to win Senate confirmation 2 attempts, stayed in office as recess appointment by President Bush Bush, George W.

            War Czar Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan Lute, Douglas[130] 2007 New Position, Pres appointed – confirmed as Lt. General on June 28, 2007 but not as “war czar” adviser to the president Bush, George W.

            Food Safety Czar Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection Acheson, David W. K.[81] 2007-2008 Pres. appointed Bush, George W.

            Manufacturing Czar Assistant Secretary for manufacturing and services, U.S. Commerce Department Sutton, William G.[102] 2007-2008 Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

            Cyber Security Czar, Cyber Czar Director, National Cyber Security Center Beckstrom, Rod[38] 2008 – 2009 Pres appointed[citation needed] Bush, George W.

            Bank Bailout Czar United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability Kashkari, Neel[20]. 2008-2009 New position, Pres nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.

          • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

            If so, what is it?

            Seems like you called yourself a coward.

            I’m calling you inconsistent loon…being a Democrat, what else could you be.

            You fear Government…but you crave freebies…you’ll overcome your fear of government…for freebies.

            And your price is cheap…welfare, unemployment for a time, Cuban style health care where the hospital bed is free, but nothing else is available…

            Castro doesn’t make the mistake of using it himself.

            But you would, gladly.

            When your chanting “Obama….OOOObama”, I hope you have the common decency to wear an athletic supporter…so no one sees the bulge in your pants for him.

          • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

            In a way, Mr. NoName self accused coward….

            You’re like a Judas…

            He betrayed his Lord he professed to love for for 30 pieces of silver…not even gold, silver.

            So you betray the liberty you profess to love, for Government freebies….not barely worth the silver Judas got.

        • noname says:

          Taxed Enough Already Dude

          You’ve definitely gone off the deep end!

          You know Romney and you are looooosing it!

          As I noted my name was in the reference you gave, Chris. That all I’ll give a Loon like you.

          • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

            Evidently, according to your own accusation, You won’t give your full name because you are a coward.

            So now you are a self accused and confessed coward.

            But everyone knew that already.

            I’m not a fan of anonymous posting, I think it gives cowards the cover to say things they never would, if their name were attached to it.

            So they rant like lunatics, because they can do it without fear of real opposition in their life…like losing the respect of someone in the community, or their family.

            While some of my “put downs” might cause me some embarrassment, most of them are quite funny…and all of them are “in character,” its not like I don’t say these things in real life, in real time…not just here.

            BUT the fact you are willing to sell your freedom, for freebies….

            Is worse than being a coward, its selling your birthright of glorious individual freedom for pottage.

          • noname says:

            Taxed Enough Already Dude,

            My Full Name is Chris Knox. Knowing my Full Name, doesn’t change your a complete loon, in full mouth frothing mode.

            I held out on my name just long enough to see the depth of your Tea Party delusion.

            It’s obvious how deep that delusion is.

            If you are soo anti big government.

            You must hate GWB the Repukatons that made HOME LAND SECURITY and a TSA that resist any attempts to bring private firms. You also must love their Gestapo-type tactics of patting down grandma and grandpa and little children.”!

    • HMeyers says:

      I don’t vote for papers.

      I could give a rodent’s behind for Romney’s tax returns, Obama’s college records or birth certificate.

      • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

        Thats a very ignorant position to take HMyers.

        If it were shown to be true on the tax returns, why would you want as President:

        1. Someone who would outright lie to the public about what was in his tax records and how much he paid? This goes more to his willingness to lie about anything else as well more than just his tax situation.

        2. Someone who was directly benefitting in very large degree to the tax cuts he recommends.

        3. Someone who lies, cheats, and falsifies his income to the Federal Government.

        4. Someone who lies, cheats, and falsifies his income to his Church AND assumes his god doesn’t care or has given him a pass?

        FOUR GOOD REASONS TO CARE HMyers. If you don’t care, you are a dolt. And we all know you aren’t a dolt HMyers…… so what gives?

        • HMeyers says:

          First, you are making assertions.

          But more importantly, what I care about in the Presidency is jobs, getting results and policy.

          I don’t have any reason to believe that Obama would be effective in a second term.

  3. Dallas says:

    As a businessman, Romney should consider this offer. Disclose it under a front company from Serbia and he pays no taxes!

  4. Mextli: ABO says:

    Regardless of what the tax returns would show or any other information discovered this is still a sleazy campaign tactic by the party of sleaze.

    Democrats = Sleaze

    • So what says:

      Two words “birth certificate”.

      • orchidcup says:

        One word: “horseshit.”

        • you don't know him says:

          Three words: “college transcript records”

          • bobbo, like any other nut, Gun Nuts appear in Bunches and are indistinguishable from one another--aka==a fungible idiot says:

            One Word: Only idiots focus on whats not important.

      • NewformatSux says:

        You mean Obama’s release of a forged certificate where the online PDF shows multiple layers? Sheriff Arpaio sure knows how to play the politics game. They sicced the Justice Department on him, so he conducted an investigation into this birth certificate. Conclusion, the version released by Obama had some numbers which they thought were meaningless and wrote over them. Arpaio’s team tracked it down and discovered the number meant this space left blank. Oops!

        • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

          Its possible this went no further because Republicans are convinced they can beat Obama….but don’t know if they can Hillary…

          So they won’t pursue it now (perhaps after Obama loses), or if he wins.

        • Whatever says:

          Scan a doc like that–direct into Acrobat–and you get multiple layers. Acrobat 5, Acrobat 10, all of them, every time.

          That should end this stupid fake conspiracy, but it won’t.

      • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

        Ten or so words:

        REWARD: $50,000 FOR ‘KHALIDI TAPE’ OF OBAMA AT ANTI-ISRAEL PARTY

        http://breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/07/29/Reward-50000-for-Khalidi-Tape

        • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

          This is the Bizarro Universe, a president who labors night and day to keep his college records, birth certificate, video of anti-Israel love feast….secret….

          demands Romney release tax returns the IRS already vetted.

          • HMeyers says:

            TEAD guy,

            I’m telling you now.

            Obama plans to lose the election. Gets to go down as guy who lost because he was high-minded and a martyr of forward thinking.

            Plus the important part: he’s bored and tired of the office.

        • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

          Interesting theory, its possible but conflicts with his actions “under the radar” through the executive branch.

          He is implementing cap and trade through regulation, and spineless congress has yet to stop him…or they are complicit.

          Its my fear they are complicit, there is so much money they can make, it truly boggles the mind.

          And his actions prove he is the “true believer” in anti-colonial dream from his father. He is serious about taking America down…whatever he couldn’t pass through congress, he is doing in spite of them through the bureaucracy

  5. orchidcup says:

    The cash that Romoney is concealing will not appear on his tax returns.

  6. Gildersleeve says:

    Does anybody know what Larry “Hustler” Flynt does with his money?

    • orchidcup says:

      Nope. But he is not running for President and passing himself off as a man of honesty and integrity.

      We know what Larry Flynt is.

      • dusanmal says:

        And hence there are clear and well defined legal requirements, all of which Romney have satisfied to a dot (and more – he didn’t legally needed to tell us percentage of taxes paid further than 2010 and 2011). We are country of Laws. On the other side we have President on track of applying “prosecutorial discretion” as he pleases far and wide. And that same President hides his educational record better than Romney avoids showing taxes: taxes are in Romney’s personal control; President have placed restriction on institutions who COULD legally release his records not to do so, using his political power…

        • orchidcup says:

          Politics works that way.

          Show me a candidate that has a squeaky-clean image and I will show you a candidate that has a competent cleanup crew.

          George W. Bush had a competent cleanup crew.

  7. You are MORE than welcome! Thanks for sharing, and here’ s hoping some “average Joe or Jane” becomes a millionaire soon.

  8. birddog says:

    If I was Romney I would tell Obama I will release my tax records if you release your college records. Checkmate.

    • orchidcup says:

      I would not be opposed to such an arrangement.

      That way we would know they are both dishonest.

  9. Fabby says:

    If I would be Mitt Romney, I’d be on the phone with Larry Flint now and cashing in that million right now! :)

    • NewformatSux says:

      Romney wants Obama chasing his tax returns to keep him from finding out what he’s really hiding.
      Obama already knows what’s in the tax returns, so he is probably just playing it up. Or perhaps there is something and this is all a plan to leak it. We’ll know soon enough. anonymous set a late September deadline.

  10. dave m brewer says:

    Last time I looked extortion was still illegal.

    • Mextli: ABO says:

      So is the receipt of stolen property under under 18 USC §2315 so Larry better watch what he asks for.

  11. John says:

    OK tell me now who has too much money? If Larry can offer a million dollars for Mitt’s Tax info? Really. Kettle calling to pot black are we not Mr. Flynt?

  12. Kent says:

    Kewl.

  13. bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

    Was it 8 or 12 years ago that some IRS workers got fired for releasing, or was it only accessing when they had no reason to do so, the tax records of one of the candidates?

    I do assume Obama has full knowledge of what is in Mitt’s records. I assume there are years he paid less than 13%, and maybe even a year wherein he took advantage of tax amnesty provisions to avoid charges of fraud. Thats what RICH people do as a matter of assumed privilege. Course, they also jealously guard how much money they have or how they make it or how little in taxes they pay. My magic eight ball gives Romney a 50/50 on this as to Legality/Just being RICH. Can’t say for sure.

    But I do Love the way Flynt spends his Porn Profits. Outing hypocritical politicians using good old fashion greed. One Million dollars and a visa to a country without extradition? I could enjoy Rio with a Million, maybe even less.

    It is quite unique how little information ABOUT ANYTHING that Romney is presenting the voters with. Without saying it, the most onerous scam ever run on an electorate: hope for change without ever saying those words.

    Words, ideology, and the gullibility of the American Public===never more revealed than in this election.

    Imagine–a VULTURE CAPITALIST simply calling his behavior that would be illegal in any well regulated society “job creation” when the net is a loss of jobs is something to behold. “Tax breaks for everyone” where the average tax payers gets $250 and Romney gets Millions. Yes, “it takes some brass” to be so criminal. But that is what the whole Puke Party is about.

    At least the Dem’s can see it…….hmmm… do you Pukes see it too and just look forward to the ass reaming you are promised?

    Explain yourselves……..

  14. Mextli: ABO says:

    Here is a Dim “tax break”

    “Timothy F. Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for Treasury secretary, failed to pay more than $34,000 in federal taxes over several years early this decade, and also faces questions about the employment papers of a former household employee….”

    Just one of many to benefit the middle class I am sure. Wonder what his tax returns look like? Think he is rich?

    • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

      Tax cheating/under payment is rife the more you move away from straight wage slavery. What’s your point?

      Unlike Obamas college transcrips, Romneys tax returns go to his claimed qualifications for President AND his stated legislative plans.

      As Romney is under no legal requirement to tell the truth in anything he “says” during the campaing==the most steadfast truthworthy information that exists on who Romney is/what kind of man he is IS his tax records.

      You can like or dislike Obama: his college record is irrelevant.

      You can like or dislike Romney: his tax record is relevant.

      Just look. LOOK, and be honest about the issue.

  15. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    That beats Breitbart’s offer:

    http://breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/07/29/Reward-50000-for-Khalidi-Tape

    I hope the KOCH BROTHERS step up and match this with a $1,000,000 for Obama’s college records which likely show him receiving foreign student loans.

    • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

      What difference would that make Alfie?

      Just try to connect those dots.

      Equating a relevant issue to an irrelevant issue. Silly Hooman.

      • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

        Romney should do it for 50 million…to a super pac of his choice. That would pay for one helluva swift boat ad.

        The reason why the swift boat ad worked so well against Kerry…it was true.

        Against Obama, the video of him applauding the beheading of Americans during a Palestinian celebration; his college records proving he received money as a foreign student; Proven phony birth certificate….coupled with 2016 anti colonialist plotting against America…would make a powerful “swift boat” like ad.

  16. msbpodcast says:

    Since its Larry Flynt he could offer the reward in poontang and it would, uh, stick. (Yuck. :-))

    I’m just enjoying the arguments here because they really don’t matter. They’re not even a distraction.

    You’re just going to elect another millionaire overlord to rape your wallets, and you won’t even get a kiss in return.

    If you’re too stupid to learn what you’re doing wrong, go ahead, roll around on the broken glass.

    Just don’t come bitching to me the first Wednesday in November ’cause I’ll laugh right in your faces.

  17. Captain Obvious says:

    Obviously, someone is going to leak the tax records before the election. The only question is whether the Romney-FOX team will be ready with spin.

  18. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    Yet again the media whore that is Larry Flynt has found another way to get his name and magazine in the news.

  19. orchidcup says:

    Show me a perfect candidate and I will show you a perfect liar.

  20. orchidcup says:

    If the skeletons are not in the closet, look in the basement.

  21. Brock says:

    Gotta give it to the Dims for being colorfull.

    First, they idolize the ex-pres best known for screwing around on his wife, ruining a young female interns life and lieing to the congress and the people about his ways, Truly this is the party looking out for women.

    Then, they blowup the party platform on a sham vote so they can INCLUDE god back into the platform on fears of a conservative publics backlash due to a poor perception of them. If you will torpedo your supporters when things get tough, imagine what they will do to their opposition in the dark of night.

    Now lining up with the porn industry regarding Romney’s taxes, Either the IRS is incompetent, or you are just a slimeball chicago politician. Chicago smells about right.

    Add to this the racist air of Obama’s campaign and you have a recipe for a massive dimocrat defeat.

    Can’t wait for november…. Kick the bums out…

    • mharry860 says:

      We really need to start Primarying our own candidates on both sides. The cronyism is disgusting, Babs Boxer won’t even debate her opponent. People like her shouldn’t be primaried they should just disappear.

  22. Grandpa says:

    You extremist Foxbots need to listen up and take this seriously. Most intelligent voters want to know who they are voting for, especially after junior Bush.

    • mharry860 says:

      That’s funny they didn’t want to know who they were voting for 4 years ago. Oh wait, intelligent voters didn’t cause this catastrophe.

      • Sea Lawyer says:

        Sure they knew who he was… a first term senator in a seat that was only in play because the moral nuts in Illinois didn’t like that the previous guy enjoyed having kinky sex with Jerry Ryan, and then spent most of his two years in office campaigning for President.

    • Bob says:

      You mean like releasing his college transcripts?

  23. pedro says:

    Yawn!

  24. Guyver says:

    Things could be worse. You could have a president with a questionable past who’s spent millions covering it up (to include things like college records) and have the mainstream media turn a blind eye towards it.

    • Whatever says:

      Or we could have a bunch of authoritarians who believe any wild thing their insular and propagandist media tells them to believe.

      Oh wait, we DO have that.

  25. deowll says:

    If any of the Republican candidates have broken any tax laws I’m confident that the Obama WH would have had the IRS and Injustice Department act on it. I really am confident that we can trust them to do this so calm yourselves.

    Am I to understand that Larry Flynt is a socialist secular progressive willing to spend that kind of money because he loves Obama and socialism that much? Of course Larry is soliciting someone to commit a crime, steal confidential information, and in theory the injustice department should be giving him a phone call but that would require Holder to actually do his job which doesn’t seem to have been much of a priority in the past.

  26. NewformatSux says:

    He paid a lot more to blackmail Senators into voting against impeachment. The Obama campaign must be really worried about losing the election to have to do something like this. They haven’t been this panicked since Herman Cain.

  27. Pocono Charlie says:

    If Romney (or you) earn an income, it is taxed.
    If it is spent, it is taxed.
    If the money is invested and earns dividends, it is taxed again.

    WHY?

    Why does the gov’t get the second dip into our money?

    Romney pays less than you or I probably pay because capital gains are taxed less than on income (at least there’s some sanity in the tax code).

    Why do people care that the money he’s paid taxes on in the first place is taxed less in the second place?

    • NewformatSux says:

      That’s true, but it’s not why Romney’s tax rate is low. He has charitable deductions, plus his income is first taxed at the corporate tax rate.