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Cutting to Romney's CoreKen Ramey Salem-News.com
Romney's record as Governor is nothing to brag about...
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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