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Aug-22-2012 13:01printcomments

Cutting to Romney's Core

Romney's record as Governor is nothing to brag about...

Mitt Romney
Even with a name like 'Mitt' but he still misses the ball.

(PASO ROBLES, CA) - If instead of releasing his Taxes, Mitt tells us that he never paid less than 13% a year, should we believe him?

If we do not believe him, should he hold that against us? By being vague he offers Mormon answers; not proof for the truth. Only his Tax Returns on Income can reveal the truth.

His annual income is derived primarily from distributions, interest and capital gains from Bain investments but, what about income, or the equivalent he receives for having been the Governor of Massachusetts?

As a Mormon, he is expected to tithe 10% of his income to the Church of LDS, but there is no upper limit to what he gives and claim as a charitable deduction. As a Bishop, he might someday be elevated to a Saint of the LDS, and his contributions could makes it appear he is feathering his eventual Mormon nest.

His record as Governor is nothing to brag about, and ought to be the subject of further discussion because it would provide proper example of how he might perform if elected.


Kenneth G. Ramey, Salem-News.com's Religion and Philosophy Writer, confronts the hard issues of politics and religion from a logical point of view that combines interesting insight with history into the truth, or lack thereof, that underlies the strengths and weaknesses of the Religious Right’s determination to use American politics for its own misguided, or selfish, interest. It’s rare for a writer to balance his writing between religious values and the secular guarantees of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the knowledge that Ken possesses, and to do it so effectively.

Ken was born in Minnesota but was raised in California since 1932. He is the youngest of four boys raised by his mother alone during the dark years of the Great Depression. He Graduated from SFSU in the 1970s when in his mid-forties, majoring in Spanish North American History, and added three years of post-graduate study, much of it in Philosophy and Religion. We live at a critical time in history and believe Ken's views represent the view of many who are tired of the commercialism and false interpretations about religion today. Watch for Ken's articles on religion, philosophy, politics and history. View articles written by Kenneth G. Ramey You can email Ken at: darken1@sbcglobal.net

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Anonymous August 23, 2012 12:24 pm (Pacific time)

romneys taxes are a concern, in fact, romneys background is so full of corruption its beyond belief. The GOP is so out of control that they are basically giving the election to obama. In fact, if obama and his minions would just shut up they could simply sit back and watch the GOP destroy itself..But then again, if obama is the president, we are still in for the new world order, the united nations controlling our country, economic collapse, police state, end of Constitution etc...As I mentioned previously, whether obama or romney, they are both owned by the bankers and sold their soul for power and greed, and neither cares about the American people. With Ron Paul, we at least had a slim chance, but the GOP lied, cheated and robbed to keep him off the ticket. Good luck all, the economy is going off a cliff, while obama and romney will give bilions,(43 billion to be exact) to israel, and trillions invading countries for resources, (calling it "humanitarian: reasons, yeah right), and trilions more building up the police state. And trillions more to the bankers...while Americans go hungry. wake up. have fun...you fell for the left/right hoax, you will get what you asked for. slavery.


Anonymous August 22, 2012 6:35 pm (Pacific time)

Editor the trend is going up, and as the below states, the majority of us do not want Obamacare. In regards to this Romney tax distraction, it is nothing but a distraction, and even the left (see below) acknowledge that. So where are Obama's college transcripts, his Passport and college applications? "Health Care Law 52% Call for Repeal of Health Care Law// August 20, 2012// The majority of voters still wants to repeal President Obama’s health care law, even though most aren’t worried that the law will force them to change their existing health insurance coverage. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters favor repeal of the law, while 39% are opposed. This includes 41% who Strongly Favor repeal and 28% who Strongly Oppose it." "The 'Missing Evidence' in Romney's Tax Records: Harry Reid has provoked outrage among liberals as well as conservatives, who seem to believe he has violated propriety by repeating gossip about Mitt Romney's taxes. The Senate leader says someone connected with Romney told him that the Republican candidate paid no income taxes for a period of 10 years. Offended by Reid's audacity, commentators on the right have indicted him for "McCarthyism," while others on the left have accused him of inventing the whole story. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/health_care_law


August 22, 2012 3:01 pm (Pacific time)

Yeah Ken, the powers that be, and the media pretty much throw two losers down our throats to pretend we actually have a choice. I know that there are tens of millions that are not even going to vote in 2012. But then again, with all the illegal immigrants that obama just gave amnesty to, they will vote because they like all the money coming in. They like not being arrested, and they love all the welfare. They love all the free cell phones, using multiple social security numbers, while us regular people are being robbed, cheated and imprisoned. The left/right paradigm is a hoax, both parties do the same thing overall. Obama took the baton from bush, who took the baton from clinton etc. Nothing changes. Whether obama, or romney, nothing will change. THis has been going on for a century, and you can even look at musical artists, and poets from decades ago...Meet the new boss, same as the old boss, written by The Who, many decades ago..Nothing changes. We are already in a nazi police state.


Anonymous August 22, 2012 2:53 pm (Pacific time)

I guess the voters can decide if four more years of Obama is what they want, or have a new team in, a team that has a record of proven leadership in producing jobs, and at least submitting a budget that will start the ball rolling, whereas back and forth discussions can take place. Obama submitted a budget and not one, not one, democrat voted for it. Now it will be 4 years that Sen. Reid, democrat, has not put forth a senate budget, as required by law. He is a Mormon elder, but doubt that is the reason for his unlawful behavior. I see that all Obama is doing this campaign season is using distractions to not address his failed programs. Please note that the majority of Americans want Obamacare thrown out and to do something else. Obama took 717 Billion out of medicare funds to provide more funding to Obamacare. Here we have Medicare already losing doctors that will NOT take new patients because of low reimbursement. This election is about the economy, not someone's faith, nor how much they paid in taxes. Though maybe it's time to investigate Obama's revenue streams since he became a community organizer, and he was also very bad at that position. He has never had a private sector job outside of work as a teenager at an ice cream retailer at $3 an hour.

Editor:Pres. Obama's healthcare package is not something the majority of American people oppose.  So how about Romney's tax returns? 

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