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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Romney Ponies Up on Tax Returns, What Obama Still Has Sealed

A brief summary of what we've learned about Romney's taxes:

"For 2011, Romney reported $13,696,951 in income, mostly on investments. He gave $4,020,772 to charity and paid $1,935,708 in federal and state income taxes.

Along with the returns, the Romney campaign released a statement from Price Waterhouse Coopers, based on PWC’s review of the last 20 years of the Romneys’ tax returns. The PWC letter says that the Romneys have paid both federal and state income taxes each year, with an average annual effective federal tax rate of 20.20%. For the 20-year period, the total federal and state taxes owed plus charitable contributions taken as deductions represented 38.49% of the Romneys’ total adjusted gross income." ~~From Powerline here

Of course the Dems and the Re-elect Obama Press are spinning this, going over the returns, saying Romney's adjusted the numbers, see! he pays less a percentage of his income than...whatever. Meanwhile, George, Obama's brother lives in a hut in a slum in Africa, and when he needed a $grand for medical, he asked author Dinesh D'Sousa for help, not from his brother. 

Doubles rate of Obamas' giving... 

Obama said he would be the most transparent president ever. What we haven't seen from him:

1) The original, long-form 1961 Hawaiian birth certificate. Then there’s:

2) Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham)— not found, not released

3) Obama’s baptism records — sealed

4) Obama’s adoption records — sealed

5) Records of Obama’s and his mother’s repatriation as US citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released

6) Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released

7) Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii)— not released

8) Punahou School financial aid or school records — not released

9) Occidental College financial aid records — not released.(These records were, however, subpoenaed but Obama lawyers succeeded in quashing the subpoena in court. No other Occicidental records have been released.)

10) Columbia College records — not released

11) Columbia senior thesis — not released

12) Harvard Law School records (not released)

13) Obama’s law client list — sealed

14) Obama’s files from career as an Illinois State Senator — sealed

15) Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed

16) Obama’s medical records — not released

17) Obama’s passport records — not released

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