Romney Doesn't Represent Majority

Do you want one of the wealthiest Americans representing you?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced pressure to release his tax returns. He said he would release records - but not until April, by which time the primary may well be settled.

No wonder he does not want to release his returns. He is one of the wealthiest people in our country and only pays 15 percent. Do you fall in the 15 percent tax bracket?How many citizens in our state make that kind of money in one year? And he wants to lead our country.

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Paul January 23, 2012 at 01:47 PM
It's that kind of tortuous logic that gives us the government that we deserve. There are plenty of cases to be made against Romney being the nominee. He's wooden, he's politically clumsy, he has no core convictions, on and on. But to say that he's too wealthy to be president is an insult to all Americans, and the ideals of this country. Few of us can relate to having as much money as Romney does, but the majority of us also can't relate to what it's like to be black, to be poor, or to be Jewish. Does that mean that those are also disqualifying characteristics to be president? If being rich were a disqualifier, then neither FDR nor JFK would have been president. When we start using ideas as the fodder of our political debates instead of personal labels and prejudices, our dialogue will have been raised to the level where it belongs. Until then, we will continue to wallow in the dirty mud pit of personal attacks, unfounded accusation, and intellectually lazy arguments.


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