Mitt Romney was right (on taxes)
More than eight in 10 Americans believe that you should do everything you can to pay the lowest tax rate possible, according to new Washington Post-ABC News polling, a finding that suggests that people likely hold politicians to a standard of conduct they themselves don’t adhere to.
Eighty-five percent of Americans — and 86 percent of registered voters — say they approve of people “doing everything within the law to lower their taxes.” Nearly six in 10 say they “strongly” approve of doing all you can to pay as little as possible. Those numbers are remarkably consistent across party lines, with 90 percent of self-identified Republicans expressing that view, as well as 83 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of independents.
And yet, people regularly pillory politicians — particularly the wealthy ones — for doing what they can to pay as little as possible.
Remember Mitt Romney? The two-time presidential candidate, whose considerable wealth made the release of his tax returns a focal point of the 2012 campaign, insisted that he paid what was required but no more.
Il est si facile de gueuler que les riches ne payent pas leur juste part d’impôt puisque le riche ce n’est jamais nous…