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Obama pays 18% Tax Rate…You?

President Obama paid the IRS $112,214 in taxes on his Adjusted Gross Income of $608,611 – or 18.4%.  Let’s look at how he did it:

– As a homeowner, he is able to take advantage of the Mortgage Interest Deduction

– He is a charitable man, giving cash donations to increase his itemized deductions

– He contributed $50,000 to himself – in the form of a self-employed Retirement Plan

18%! – and nothing at all to due with the 15% Capital Gains rate utilized by Romney – Not Bad.


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