Campaign Headlines August 16, 2012: Mitt Romney Says He Never Paid Less Than 13% In Income Taxes

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Romney Says He Paid at Least 13% in Income Taxes

Source: NYT, 8-16-12

Mitt Romney in South Carolina on Thursday, outlining a point on Medicare before answering a question about income taxes.
Evan Vucci/Associated Press

Mitt Romney in South Carolina on Thursday, outlining a point on Medicare before answering a question about income taxes.

Calling interest in his taxes “small-minded,” Mitt Romney said he had looked at 10 years of returns, a response to Democrats who suggested he might have paid nothing in some years….READ MORE

Romney Says He Never Paid Less Than 13% In Taxes

Source: ABC News Radio, 8-16-12

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Mitt Romney said today he has not paid less than 13 percent in taxes during the past ten years. The candidate had told ABC News’ David Muir last month that he’d be “happy to go back and look” at his returns.

The tax issue has been a touchy one for Romney and he made clear that he feels there are more important issues on which to concentrate.

“I just have to say given the challenges that America faces 23 million people out of work, Iran about to become nuclear, one out of six Americans in poverty, the fascination with  taxes I paid I find to be very small minded compared to the broad issues we face,” he said. “But I did go back and look at my taxes and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13 percent. I think the most recent year is 13.6 or something like that,” Romney said today during a press conference on a tarmac in South Carolina, where the candidate came to attend a fundraiser….READ MORE

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