Where was VoteVets on Kerry’s tax return?

| January 25, 2012 | 12 Comments

The other day, TSO wrote about Jon Soltz’ appearance on some derelict’s show on MSNBC calling for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. Dicksmith wrote about it calling it “The Battle of the 1%“. They framed their complaint with some blathering bullshit about how veterans cared about Mitt’s tax returns.

But now that Romney’s tax returns have been released, they’re strangely silent. It might be because of this link that TSO sent me yesterday to a Washington Post article about the historical tax rates of Presidential candidates. It seems that John Kerry, arguably the richest man to run for the office of President, paid the least percentage of his income as taxes;

So, of course the reason the brainless morons at VoteVets didn’t say anything about Kerry’s tax returns is because they weren’t in existence yet, they were founded in 2006, but the question still remains. This is me holding my breath waiting for a response from the 99% at VoteVets.

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  1. Bobo says:

    I’d like to see the rate of charitable giving along with the tax rates. In my pea brain, it is the social responsibility of all citizens to contribute both to the federal government through taxes and to society through charitable giving. Just looking at the tax rates provides a skewed perspective.

  2. Dave Thul says:

    Tax returns? Aren’t we still waiting for Kerry to release his full military records?

  3. NHSparky says:

    And I’d be on the higher end of that scale, and then you can add my state taxes (mostly property, no income tax) and SS/Medicare taxes (and employer match.)

    But were I to invest my money and pay 15 percent on the PROFIT, I think that’s about right. Oblowme is playing the class warfare card because people are simply too lazy to look past the rhetoric.

  4. OWB says:

    So, they appeal to folks who pay no taxes, who naturally want to continue to pay no taxes. Duh.

    Anyone expecting that the crowd taking by force that which is not theirs to change that behavior until they are forced to change it are simply being unreasonable. We have allowed them to take more and more of that to which they are not entitled. Simply saying “NO” or whining about it is perhaps about as effective as responding to a diagnosis of a maligneant tumor by wringing one’s hands.

    Just like a growing cancer, these folks are acquiring more and more power. The longer the wresting of that power away from them is put off, the bloodier will be the process.

  5. UpNorth says:

    Old Jawn looks like Teresa caught him with his hand in her purse and took corrective action. Wonder what he’ll claim the true story is?

  6. Old Trooper says:

    @5: He says it was from playing in a hockey game.

  7. UpNorth says:

    I’m sure, OT, I’d bet he plays hockey as much as he hunts.

  8. NHSparky says:

    OT–I heard Kerry’s favorite Bruin was Manny Ortiz.

  9. NHSparky says:

    Okay, does anyone here with an IQ above room temperature or a weekly paycheck above the typical welfare recipient actually BELIEVE that if we jacked up capital gains taxes to 30-35 percent that this would somehow be GOOD for the economy?

    Bueller? Bueller?

  10. Old Trooper says:

    @10: Well, capital gains taxes used to be quite a bit higher and there was still investing in the markets, but when capital gains was cut, the economy took off, because more people saw investing as a supplement to their income, not just the 1%, but the 99% were starting to invest as well, with the idea of getting back a decent return on their money without having to fork over most of it to the government. Raising the capital gains tax will definitely slow the economy (as though it isn’t slow enough already), but you can’t tell the class warfare types that. They are still under the false idea (as are many leftists in congress) that any money we earn is the governments and the government allows us to keep some of it. I have actually heard a democrat congresscritter say in an interview that what we earn isn’t our money, but rather the governments.

  11. UpNorth says:

    @#10, Sparky, if you don’t qualify that “anyone”, oops, never mind, I was going to nominate our very own Joey, but you qualified it with “an IQ above room temperature or a weekly paycheck above the typical welfare recipient”. That eliminates him from the competition.

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