Mitt Romney’s Tax Plan Would Help…Mitt Romney
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
A victory in November could be twice as sweet for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
If Romney defeats President Barack Obama, the Republican would be able to implement his tax-cut plan for the nation—and save $4.8 million on his own taxes compared to Obama’s proposed tax plan.
This savings was calculated by the Associated Press using numbers provided by the liberal-leaning Citizens for Tax Justice and the conservative-leaning Tax Foundation.
Under Romney’s proposal, the highest tax bracket would drop from 35% to 28%. Romney’s net worth is about $220 million, which puts him in the richest one one-thousandth of one percent of Americans. According to his tax return for 2010, his annual income was $21.6 million, more than half of which came from capital gains, which are taxed at a lower rate than earned income.
Romney also wants to do away with the alternative minimum tax, which impacts the wealthy and some middle-class taxpayers. More tax savings would come from repealing Obama’s health care law.
-Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky
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Obama Win Could Cost Romney $5M in Personal Taxes (by Connie Cass, Associated Press)
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