"(Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, gave about 30 percent of their $13.7 million in 2011 income to charity, but did not take the full write-off, making their effective tax rate higher."
Who does this guy think he's fooling? See how this works? Moneybags Romney made a boat load of cash and cynically gave 4.1 million to charity and didn't even take the full deduction so it would appear he paid his fair share. He only paid a paltry 2 million in federal taxes, the cheapskate. And he pulled the same con in 2010!
Thank God Reuters and AP and all the rest of the main stream media are getting this point across and even mentioned that President Obama paid 22% (actually 21.7%) on an income of $789,674 ($400,000 salary, 390k "other sources"). Robert Gibbs said yesterday that Romney needs to "explain" the details of his "investments". RIGHT! There's something fishy going on here!