I paid higher taxes than Romney! (button or bumper sticker)

In 1976, Tennessee Democrat Jim Sasser's campaign to unseat incumbent GOP Senator William Brock caught fire with a campaign button that read, "I paid more taxes than Brock." The issue that brought down the high-flying Brock -- failure to fully disclose his income tax returns -- shows the potential for bringing Mitt Romney to account for paying his fair share of taxes.

Brock, heir to a Chattanooga candy fortune, used an array of loopholes to pay only $2000 in income taxes the preceding year. When the figure leaked out, Brock released information from his 1975 return but refused to disclose any returns from previous years. (Sound familiar?) As conservative columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak lamented a week before Brock went down to defeat, "In post-Watergate politics, how much taxes Bill Brock pays is more important than what he thinks. By refusing to reveal the taxes paid in earlier years, he keeps alive an issue that could have been disposed of weeks ago by full disclosure."


We don't know how much money Romney paid in taxes. We do know his tax rate doesn't exceed 13 percent -- a far cry from the average working stiff who pays probably double that. The Obama campaign should appropriate Jim Sasser's winning slogan as a button or bumper sticker -- slightly modified to read, "I paid higher taxes than Romney!"


tax returns

It is time for Mr. Romney to release his tax returns.

Before November 6.

Corpocracy to Democracy

1945 to 1980 were Great years for growth of the Middle Class.
Affordable Housing via local Savings and Loans
Affordable Health Care via company insurance coverage
Affordable Education via Pell Grants and GI Bill


Three Republican Presidents for 20 years—A Republican Senate for 18 years and a Republican House for 12 years gave us Great Middle Class Success to Less Success:

Initiated our involvement in 10 foreign conflicts where hundreds of thousands of innocent people died.
Had 5 Stock Market crashes in 20 years
Took Carter 218,000 per month job creation down to 99,000
Took a 600 Budget to 3500 (less Clinton itsy bitsy)
Took a 1000 Debt to 11,900(9-30-09)
Took a Surplus to a 1400 Deficit(9-30-09)
Destroyed the Great Savings and Loan Industry that has financed locally millions of affordable homes
Destroyed the local banking system by Repeal of Glass Steagall whereby 10 Too Big To Fail Banks own 80% of all deposits in about 7000 banks. Return to that bill..
Destroyed our Great Housing Industry by allowing predator toxic mortgages to be created and sold world wide as AAA mortgages by profiteering banks. One of all time Disasters for America.
Created a Modernization of Commodities Bill that freed Wall Street to become Casino Derivative Of America or a bigger gambling house than Las Vegas.

How do we get back to 1945-1980 Success for the Middle Class when 10% not own 73% of net wealth, 83% of financial wealth and take 50% of individual income.

It will be tough for the rich will fight like electing two of their own in 2012 and promise by one to spend as much as 100 million to elect them to save all his benefits in the tax book plus get them to add more.

It can be done by the tax code, get money out of elections, elect those who promise to be Fair in protecting programs that aid the Middle Class, invest in growth and jobs in America not in
other nations. clarence swinney

clarence swinney

Bush tax cuts 2001-2010 lost

That 1903 billion sho helped rich get ultra rich

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Want more of this? Debt debt

Remember when---We ended 2000 with a surplus and CBO predicted that, using Clinton Fiscal Policies, the surplus in 2010 would be 10,000B. Just imagine our morale today with such a surplus.

Instead, Bush took us into a fiscal hell. A Tax Cut that added $2000B. Two Wars that added $2000B and Part D unfunded that added $1000B.

Bush took Clinton Debt on 9-30-01 to $11,900B on 9-30-09

That is a Net Loss of $16,000B.

Romney and Ryan are Repeat of Bush.DEBT DEBT DEBT

clarence swinney

Get all voters out R&R=Bush retread

Who Dug the Deep Hole? Who Fumbled the ball?
Numbers rounded

Clinton left Bush an 1800B Budget
Bush Left Obama a 3500 Budget

Clinton left Bush a 240B Surplus as far as the eye can see
Bush left Obama a 1400B Deficit as far as the eye can see

Clinton left Bush 5,700B of Debt
Bush left Obama 11,800B of Debt

Clinton left Bush a 237,000 net new jobs created per month
Bush left Obama a 31,000 lowest number since Hoover.

Clinton left Bush 17 Million Manufacturing Jobs
Bush left Obama 11 Million Manufacturing Jobs

Clinton left Bush a 10,800 Dow
Bush left Obama an 8028 Dow

Clinton left Bush Peace on Earth Good Will From Most Men
Bush left Obama Hell on Earth Two disastrous wars. Enmity of 1500 Million Muslims

Clinton left Bush a President most highly rated of any peacetime President in Asia, Africa, Europe.
Bush left Obama the most hated President in history
Bush left Obama an Housing Tsunami and Financial Volcano
Bush left Obama, in 2008, an 8500B Bail out commitment Yes! 8500 not just 700
Bush left Obama his Takeover of Fannie/Freddie, AIG, and first bailout of Chrysler
Bush increased maximum loan by Fannie/Freddie from $153,000 in 2000 to $300,000 then to $729,000
That is how F&F got stuck with so many toxic mortgages. Bush gift to Big Bank pals.
Bush increased FDIC maximum deposit coverage from $100,000 to $250,000. Help the rich.

clarence swinney


Chill. These multiple comments are turning into spam. The "ALL CAPS" headings are getting rude. By all means have a conversation but don't just cut & paste the same material you post in multiple venues and run off.