Obama urges Romney to release past tax returns

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  • David Centerville, UT
    April 14, 2012 12:07 p.m.

    Romney paid about 15% taxes on his income. Obama paid 20%. Both are under the 35% tax rate that would otherwise apply to individuals with their income. Why is Obama criticizing Romney for not paying his "fair share" when Obama is also not paying his "fair share".

    In reality, Romney and Obama both paid what they legally owed. Because the tax law is so complex and written to reduce tax liabilities in certain situations, neither Romney or Obama broke the law by failing to pay the proper amount of taxes.

    I believe the tax code needs a major rewrite. Simplify it. Make it fair. Broaden the tax base by making every American participate in paying taxes.

    Now back to Obama and this issue of a "fair share".

    I find Obama to be the epitome of hypocrisy.

    Though Obama is wealthy, he is actually a poor man and a poor president.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 14, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    This is just another attempt by Obama to deflect attention from his own dismal performance and his own recent debacle about his secretary paying a higher tax rate than he did. Obama needs to turn this campaign away from the economy to who paid more taxes, me or Romney?