Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tax Records vs College Records
I don't care to see either President Obama or Mitt Romney's tax records. I'll leave it up to the IRS to decide if he complied with current tax laws, and I'll leave it up to Congress to change those tax laws if they don't like them.
By the way, I did look at the two years of Romney tax records and saw nothing that concerned me. I wish I made that much money but don't begrudge anyone else's success. And, if someone elects to voluntarily share their wealth, I find that admirable. For example, I see from Romney's tax records that he donated ten percent of his earnings to charity. That's wonderful! Thanks to Romney's success, thousands of those less fortunate are enjoying a better life due to his charitable gifts. Romney also paid $3.1 million dollars in taxes last year (he's one of the top ten percent that pays 70% of all tax revenues!).
That too is wonderful. By supporting our government Romney's success helped to feed and house and medicate the poor, build roads and inspect our food sources.
Frankly, what I would really like to see are Obama's college records. I cannot; Obama spent over $2 million dollars in legal fees to make sure those records remain sealed. I find that puzzling. At every job I ever worked I had to submit my education records for review before I was hired. In fact, the United States government demanded to see my college records before selecting me for U.S. Air Force Officer's Training School. They were not only looking at my grades; they wanted to see if there were remarks on my records that might have reflected on my character, my leadership qualities, and my capabilities to serve my country in compliance with the service's high standards.
Four years ago the American people hired Barack Obama, to be our Chief Executive, as well as our Commander in Chief. I find it amazing that Mr. Obama goes to such great lengths to insure his college records will never see the light of day.
So, as Mr. Obama castigates Mr. Romney to show more of his "tax-complying", IRS approved tax records, he continues to refuse to open for public view his twelve years of college records. I am much more concerned about what is being hidden there! Mr. Romney's tax records have been submitted for both public and IRS review. So who's hiding what?