From The Gateway Pundit:
Today Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax returns.
He paid $1.9 million in taxes — an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, the same as Obama.
This didn’t make all of the reports but the couple gave just over $4 million to charity – 30% of their income.
Many conservatives argue that we believe that compassion and charity are best done through private methods, and not through government and the coercive nature of taxation. There are many reasons for this belief, and I am one of those who think that.
It’s nice to see that Mitt Romney puts his considerable money where his mouth is. By the way, if you add the 30% he gave to others to the 14% he paid in income tax, that’s a total of 44% of his income that is not being used for his personal benefit. Those darn greedy “one percenters!” Somehow I doubt many of his critics can even come close to that level of giving.