Yes, everybody is somebody's fool, according to Connie Francis.
High tax rates are punishing to anyone who does not have the ability or circumstances to reduce them.
Romney was able to avoid a beating because of the skills of his advisers, accountants and lawyers.
Irritating, isn't it?
January 27, 2015 at 10:24 a.m.
No different than capital punishment here in the US except for the method.
Once it's done, there is no going back.
Be sure of your target before pulling the trigger.
January 26, 2015 at 8:27 p.m.
If those are accurate income and tax figures that you posted above, it only illustrates the skill of his accountants and lawyers.
This type of thing tends to generate anger and envy among those who are not participants.
Not a good thing for a potential politician.
January 26, 2015 at 8:19 p.m.
@ cambridge:The tax code is not favoring Romney and others at his income level.
In fact, it is punishing and that is why these folks have to take extreme measures to preserve wealth.
Taking these measures is very costly in terms of fees of accountants, lawyers and others.
January 26, 2015 at 1:09 p.m.
Maybe I missed the point of the Sunday Vindy's front page splash but it looked to me like this hullabaloo is more about a few prevarications than any physical or monetary damage.
Right or wrong?
January 25, 2015 at 7:45 p.m.
Please give me an example of how the current tax code favors the "rich."
Those in the top tax bracket already pay the majority of the federal tax receipts.
Please don't cite things such as capital gains tax rates or deductions. Both of those are available to any tax payer.
January 25, 2015 at 7:34 p.m.
Cambridge is correct in saying that a national sales tax would hit the middle and lower income groups the hardest.
The current progressive income tax system, as originally designed, is about as fair as a tax scheme can be.
However, it has become distorted, bloated, and overly complex from all of the "special interests."This is typical of the government.
Those special interests will keep the current system of taxation and make it virtually impossible to enact a flat tax which also hits the lower income people like a sales tax.
Obama wants to further distort the system and destroy some of the few tax breaks available to all in the form of 529 college savings plans.
The shell game never ends.
January 24, 2015 at 8 p.m.
>> alleged illegal acts <<
Innocent until proven guilty.
January 23, 2015 at 7:56 p.m.
Best advice yet.Bet his lawyer won't tell him that.
Another victim of a bad addiction who probably needs counseling far more than incarceration.
January 23, 2015 at 7:54 p.m.
The cops told the man NOT to move.
He was shot.
Some people never learn to do as told.
January 21, 2015 at 7:45 p.m.