Do you agree with Mitt Romney that he is not qualified to be President of the United States?
In an interview with ABC News’ David Muir, Mitt Romney said he had paid all the taxes that were required by law. Romney went on to say, “I don’t pay more than are legally due. Frankly if I had paid more than are legally due I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president.
Romney eventually made good on his promise to get back to ABC News on the tax rates he had paid in the past. While still refusing to release his tax returns as proof, he claimed that he had always paid more than 13% of his income in taxes. It’s up to you whether to believe him or not. We know he lied to the people of Massachusetts about where he paid primary residence taxes when he ran for governor here.
Interestingly, Romney’s 2011 tax return shows that if he had paid no more than what was legally due last year, he would have paid under 10%—far less than many of the 47% of Americans Romney says view themselves as victims and expect the Government to do everything for them, and far less than the 13% he claims to always pay. He deliberately overpaid to make his 13% claim true, and in so doing, invoked his statement that he is not qualified to be president. That’s one time I believe Romney actually told the truth. What do you think?