Rommey Admits He Isn’t Qualified to Be President

I don’t pay more than are legally due and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due, I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president.

Mitt Romney, talking about his taxes to ABC News in July. The candidate for president recently released his 2011 tax return, which showed that Romney intentionally claimed less in charitable deductions than he was entitled to in order to make sure he paid at least 13% in taxes, as he previously swore that he did. Romney’s income is almost totally from investments which are taxed, thanks to Republicans, at a much lower rate than work. His campaign admitted rigging the return in this statement: “Gov. Romney has been clear that no American need pay more than he or she owes under the law. At the same time, he was in the unique position of having made a commitment to the public that his tax rate would be above 13%. He directed his preparers to ensure that he is consistent with that statement.

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