What of profligate Obama?

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As the general election campaign season is hitting its full stride, the media, the Left, many Democrats and the president of the United States (big difference) are revving up the attacks on Mitt Romney’s income. They believe that income beyond a certain amount is wrong and/or ill-gotten and/or too much.

Why? Romney’s income is “bad,” but those of Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, George Clooney and other militant leftists is acceptable. And may I add that Romney’s income is far less than the aforementioned? But they toe the Left’s line, and therefore, their income is justified.

Mitt Romney just released his 2011 tax return that indicated an income of $14 million and taxes paid of $1.9 million. The Left seized the opportunity to call for implementation of the Communist Manifesto’s Second Plank, and to condemn those who work and generate income – thereby reducing/eliminating the need for government services.

If the money that Romney made/earned last year is “too much” (as if it’s any of our business), what say you about the taxpayers’ money squandered on Michelle Obama’s vacations? Spin this fact if you can: Michelle Obama’s narcissistic world tour cost as much as Mitt Romney earned – and the real kicker is that you deem her entitled to her excursions.

Did the Obamas at least pay taxes on her vacations? What about sending their eldest child to Mexico during spring break with 12 of her friends and 25 Secret Service agents? And Barack has the chutzpah to gripe that Michelle receives no income as first lady!

Sleep easy. Romney paid $1.9 million to help offset those travel expenses.

And oh, by the way, is there any chance the president will come out and say anything about the radicals in the Middle East clinging to their guns and religion? I mean, he accused and condemned Americans for it, so it stands to reason that the American president will condemn to a greater degree those in other countries bent on killing Americans.

Ah, never mind.

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Techfan
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Techfan 09/25/12 - 04:34 am
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Please AC, for the sake of

Please AC, for the sake of all that's decent, stop printing the letters of the serial monthly writers. Limit LTE to once a year or something. It seems the farther from reality the person is, the more often they write. We know there is a far out fringe on the left and the right, let them just sit at home wearing their tin foils hats and don't give them a platform. Thank you.

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wayne2410 09/25/12 - 04:39 am
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So Techfan, only those with
Unpublished

So Techfan, only those with opinions that match yours should be allowed to voice their opinions? How very liberal of you.

Techfan
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Techfan 09/25/12 - 05:15 am
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What part of,"We know there

What part of,"We know there is a far out fringe on the left and the right" don't you get? It's not that hard to understand. Basic reading and comprehension. There are a handful of people who are way out there in their views that take full advantage of the 30 day rules on LTE. Surely the AC gets more LTE than just a handful a month. Why continuously allow these fringe writers a platform to spew their nonsens?. I don't care if it's left or right, put other peoples' letters in the paper, not the same handful over and over.

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InChristLove 09/25/12 - 05:40 am
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Well Techfan, it seems the AC

Well Techfan, it seems the AC allows you to write and spew your nonsense daily so why the double standard for a few people who follow the rules and takes advantage of posting every 30 days??? Put other people's letters in the paper.....I believe there are 29 days for other letters each month since writers can only post once every 30 days...maybe someone should concentrate on math skills instead of worrying about reading comprehension.

Techfan
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Techfan 09/25/12 - 05:53 am
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Right back at ya. That's what

Right back at ya. That's what the comment section is for. For those who don't utilize the online edition, they get the same writers over and over. I'm saying change the rules. No other paper I read nor any of the other publications have the same handful of people in the letters section monthly. If you want to read the same folks in the paper, make them columnists, don't just allow them to abuse the policy. Of course if the paper only gets a handful of letters a month, go for it. I would think, however, a paper the size of the AC gets enough to leave these guys off.

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 09/25/12 - 06:55 am
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I think it's a great article.

I think it's a great article. Mr. Benedict is pointing out some facts that you don't see in the papers or hear on the news. What's wrong with printing the truth?

JRC2024
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JRC2024 09/25/12 - 07:13 am
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Some just do not like any

Some just do not like any thing that points out some of the bad things that Obama and his gal are doing. With the financial condition of our country all should. Stop all that nonsense and if some person in government wants to take a junket then they should pay. All the trips. All the parties and all the hoopla just eat up money needlessly.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 09/25/12 - 07:55 am
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Well...

I'm sure all and I mean ALL first ladies spend huge amounts of taxpayer money. Let's face it since Elanor Rosevelt first ladies have been championing their causes. I don't know which First Lady has spent the most but from Nacy Reagan's "Just Say No" to Laura Bush on literacy and Michelle Obama's war on obesity.
They really do need something to do besides just hang around the White House. It's their husbands that I worry more about. We can't keep spending and spending with no idea how to pay for it.
If you and I ran our households the way the government runs this country we would have declared bankruptsy many years ago but no we just keep spending like we have the money WHICH WE DON'T.
It's going to take a long time to dig our way out of this mess but we have to get started now or I'm afraid Debt Collectors will start calling the White House relentlessly.
Time is running out.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 09/25/12 - 08:05 am
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AMen shrimp

AMen shrimp

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 09/25/12 - 08:50 am
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By the way,
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how's "tech" doing these days? A little red under the eyes, maybe?

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 09/25/12 - 09:14 am
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Oprah et al.

There are two crucial differences between Winfrey, Behar, and Clooney on the one hand and Romney on the other. The first is that none of those entertainment celebrities is running for President; they speak as private citizens and there is no way they can make their views public policy. The other difference is that many if not most high profile, wealthy liberals argue for an increase in their own taxes. Romney, if given the power to do so, would indeed make his views law, one of which would be to dramatically reduce the taxes of the wealthy, including of course himself. This at a time when the taxes paid by the wealthy are at a historical low. When George Romney was president of American Motors, he faced an upper tax rate of 70%. Today, the top tax rate is 28-30%, and poor Mitt? 14% so far as anyone knows.

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dichotomy 09/25/12 - 09:28 am
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Techfan.....you have

Techfan.....you have perfected the liberal Democrat tactic of changing the subject when you don't like the facts.

Can't argue with the cost of the Obama family boondoogles at taxpayer expense......then blame the AC for publishing a letter that points out the fact the Michelle spent all of the tax money that Romney paid in. And then she has the nerve to get on TV and feign concern for the "poor people"......in between her weekly vacations.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 09/25/12 - 09:42 am
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weekly vacations

"her weekly vacations" ??? Care to document that claim, dichotomy?

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Jane18 09/25/12 - 10:11 am
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What's in a name?

Very good letter, Lee Benedict(I'm sorry, I don't recognize your name, the only one that sticks in my mind is Greenbaum, and that's because his letters are usually so "far left", and I do check the name to make sure it's him). By the way, would someone tell me how Behar got so much money, I didn't know she ranked up there with Oprah, Clooney and Mr.Romney........................

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/25/12 - 11:28 am
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EEE, I'm sure dichotomy was

EEE, I'm sure dichotomy was using sarcasm but 16 extended vacations in 3.5 years comes to roughly 4.6 vacations a year for the First Lady. Must be nice to take a vacation about every twelve weeks on taxpayer's dime.

Bruno
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Bruno 09/25/12 - 11:53 am
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Techfan, will you address

Techfan, will you address anything in the letter or will you simply complain about it being printed?

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It is fallacious and hypocritical to say that it is okay to condemn wealth if the person is running for a government position but not okay to condemn it if they are not. If you are condemning a person for being or having wealth then you must, in order to remain honest, do the same for everyone who is wealthy. If you don't you are nothing more than a hypocritical partisan hack.

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burninater 09/25/12 - 02:06 pm
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The issue isn't that the

The issue isn't that the wealthy Left is good and the wealthy Right is bad. The issue is that the wealthy Left acknowledges they didn't get where they are on their own.

Romney, unfortunately, is the poster child for the silver spoon Republican stereotype. When people hear him espouse fiscal libertarianism, it rings hollow as Romney is a man who had all of his education paid for, his first house bought for him and his wife, and his investment seed money handed to him by his father.

This financial assistance was essential in aiding the Romneys to achieve their current position in life. It DOESN'T mean they didn't also work hard, and it DOESN'T mean they thought they were entitled victims. It simply shows the power of externally sourced financing for those going to school, buying homes, and starting businesses. And it shows the inherent value of gov't being the lender of last resort for those whose daddys can't be their private banks, education financiers, and mortgage lenders.

THIS is the problem with Romney's wealth. It constantly reminds that even a Republican needed a helping hand to reach his current position. Whenever the position is stated that those requiring gov't assistance to improve their economic condition are entitled victims, Romney -- and many of his party members who achieved similar starts in life -- looks like a deluded hypocrite who is completely dishonest about he extent of the help HE received over the years.

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Lou Stewall 09/25/12 - 02:11 pm
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Great Letter, Lee!

Has liberal hypocrisy no limits? John Kerry married a widow with ten times the money Romney earned, but you can't vote for an "out-of-touch" rich guy?

Lou Stewall
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Lou Stewall 09/25/12 - 02:24 pm
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Breaking News!

The Romney campaign announced today that presidential ballots will be changed to reflect his new name, "Mitty Cent".

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rmwhitley 09/25/12 - 04:34 pm
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winfrey put
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obama in the position he's in today. Hand picked by harpo, I mean oprah.

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gargoyle 09/25/12 - 08:14 pm
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Narrow minded deluded

Narrow minded deluded hypocrisy comes to mind when I hear the win at all costs mud slinging if facts don't suit the agenda create a diversion democratic shills pile on comments to a article with a inconvenient truth contained in it. Did Mr. Benedict misstate anything in his LTE or is this another case of we cant talk about Obama's record.

KSL
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KSL 09/25/12 - 09:07 pm
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Nobody on his side

Dares to discuss his record.

Bruno
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Bruno 09/29/12 - 09:37 pm
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I fear that this will be the

I fear that this will be the first time in history that we re-elect a President with such a dismal economy, job growth and weak GDP. He is the most divisive President that I can remember and also the one with the worst record for the economy. That doesn't even bring to the topic his lack of transparency, scandals such as Fast and Furious and how he would rather go on network TV rather than meet with our allies leaders during a time where the sovereign soil of our embassies are being invaded and our diplomats are being murdered.

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