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Romney dismisses non-taxpayers

Back in April, Mitt Romney sat with local residents at a community center and dismissed some cookies since he thought they came from 7-Eleven “or whatever.”

In fact, the treats were provided by a local bakery known for its delicious pastries, cookies and cakes.

Now, Mr. Romney has dismissed all those who don’t pay federal taxes and who receive government assistance.

Doesn’t he understand that the 90,000 American men and women who served in Afghanistan last year were exempt from paying federal taxes since they were deployed to a combat zone?

How about our veterans who’ve lost arms, legs, and more? Did you know they pay no federal income taxes on their V.A. disability compensation? Who do you think pays for their rehabilitation and prosthetics?

Mitt Romney continues to illustrate just how out of touch he is with America and especially with those who sacrifice for this country. Not even a mention of our sailors and soldiers in uniform during his acceptance speech at the GOP convention.

Shame on you, Mr. Romney, shame.

Curtis Freeman


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