Originally Posted by Buster
No one said he did.
IMHO, Romney is “gaming the system” and it should be stopped.
It's not "gaming the system". It is
As I said, there is no morality to gift and estate taxes beyond their revenue raising features. And, in enacting those revenue raising features, the tax code was written to say "we'll tax you on transaction X, but not Y".
Frankly, given that, any rational person would do transaction Y, if possible.
More, I find the unintentional irony here pretty damn funny - the same people who complained that Romney was "gaming the system" by not taking all the deductions he was entitled to are now claiming he is gaming the system by engaging in transactions the government has chosen - chosen - not to tax, rather than in transactions the government chooses to tax.
You've got to flip your perspective on "appropriate behavior as a citizen" like a pancake to make the condemnation fit in both directions.
Let's be honest. Romney has money. More than most voters will see in several lifetimes. That's a wedge issue for the envious, and the Democrats are swinging it for all its worth. If that's the type of thing you can get behind, so be it; as an independent who has voted Democrat far more often than Republican, it disgusts me.
A lot of the posters on this board accuse public union workers doing the same and I swear sometimes I can see the venom drip from their posts.
No, what posters on this board accuse public unions of doing is buying the people they are negotiating with.