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August 19, 2012


Does Romney Think Taxes are Charity?

Mitt Romney seemed to suggest that paying taxes was like donating to charity "when he responded to questions about how much he pays in taxes by suggesting that people should take into account his total contributions to the government and charities," the Washington Post reports.

"The comment was a quick one -- a by-golly insistence that despite paying a relatively low tax rate on his vast income, the millions he has given to charity show that he's not a greedy guy. But experts who research public attitudes on philanthropy on both sides of the political spectrum said it was an inadvertently revealing moment, a brief window into the deep philosophical differences between how liberals and conservatives view government and society."












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