Heres 12 years for Obama and 14 for Biden now its Romney and Ryans turn.
I sure Mat was talking about the 100 mil in Romneys IRA, legal ?
tank: Why wouldn't it be legal? Romney has earned his fortune and that is the American dream. Instead of making up groundless charges that he did something wrong, you should be asking how he did it. Even if you do not admit it, it should be obvious to you he has far more knowledge and experience in economics, job creation and finance than Obama could ever hope to have.
tank: Have you considered the possibility he is not "hiding", but he is just not feeding the media. He has given two years already. The problem here is all the dem. candidates(and more) were NEVER given this kind of investigation into their finances. Furthermore, why should we care what is on his taxes(or Obama;s) from ten years ago or whatever. What matters is there is no evidence of any wrong doing, but they are trying to find some or just make it up because he is a republican with success.
matt: He could have transferred the money from another account or it might not be the traditional IRA that he has. It could also be this writer has an ax to grind. The question you and others should be asking is how did he become successful and be inspired by it. This is the American dream and one reason why capitalism is the greatest system there is-its also why we are here following our own investments and dreams.
matt;You have raised several issues. First, Romney is not investing any differently than any other prominent dem. has done-if its ok for them its ok for everyone. It is fine having the dream you mentioned, but some have different dreams and thats ok too-in fact its what makes this country great. I don't know what you mean by "perverted into a race...",or what Reagan or Bill Gates have to do with it. If Romney is at a lower rate, it may be because it is the capital gains rate he is paying-perfectly normal. It is a fact the press doesn't like Romney, so whatever they say negative about him must be taken with a grain of salt and looked at in context. He can represent the country because unlike the current president, he has the knowledge and experience to do it.
matt: It is both possible and legal. I don't know the circumstances, but I can tell you he could have transferred the money he earned and invested from somewhere else to this account. Its also possible this is not being reported accurately or fully-this happens alot with the media-esp. where republicans or conservatives are concerned. Its also possible this writer may have some sort of an ax to grind. The questions we really should be asking is how did he become successful and learn from it. This is the American dream and instead of being suspect, it should be an inspiration