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Although no further evidence was required which demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that we live on Planet Stupid, or even wanted for that matter, the 2012 presidential election campaign is now focused almost exclusively on Mitt Romney's unwillingness to disclose his tax returns.
Try this Google search. National Propaganda Radio literally can't stop talking about it. They have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). That's only one of their many pyschological disorders.
I seriously doubt that Mitt, who has wanted to be president since he was three years old, would file tax returns which violate federal law. But that is the whole point—his returns would reveal the squalor which exists inside the U.S. federal tax code. And the reason for this is simple: Mitt is a rich man. The tax laws have been modified again and again to benefit the wealthy at the expense of the poor and middle class.
This is news? I think not. Do you think I'm just kidding when I speak over and over again about the utter corruption of our federal government? Washington D.C. makes Sodom & Gomorrah look good!
As president, the Mittster would represent and serve the interests of other rich men. Check this out, from USA Today's Romney declines Obama deal on tax return releases—
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, amped up the issue by claiming that a "source" told him that Romney has paid no taxes at all in some years.
Romney said, "Harry Reid's charge is totally false," and he doubts anyone told Reid that.
In divulging the 13% figure, the Republican candidate also told reporters that the tax issue is being used to distract people.
"I have to say, given the challenges 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 that we face," Romney said.
This is a good example of what I "love" about our species Homo sapiens: Mitt can tell a small truth—the tax issue is being used to distract the people—to cover up a big lie—Mitt wants to focus on the "challenges" America faces.
It's so complicated. The humans are so clever! There isn't time enough to sort all this bullshit out!
You might be tempted to ask: can they sink any lower? The answer is always Yes; there is no bottom.
Of course the entire election is a distraction designed to prevent a serious discussion of the "challenges" America faces. That's why the damn thing lasts 22 months, because there's a lot of distracting to do, and one could never do that much distracting in a few weeks.
This behavior never ends, so there is no use in complaining about it. And it will never end until Mother Nature puts a stop to it, which necessarily includes our own self-destructive Human Nature.
And now, the floor is yours.