The Paid-His-Taxes Meme Has Been With Us All Year
August 17, 2012 6 Comments
Special bonus RWCG flashback, dateline Jan. 25, 2012:
But to add insult to injury, we have just recently learned that Mitt Romney paid the amount of taxes he was lawfully required to pay. That is just too much to bear. I was assuming, conservatively, that his tax return would show him to have paid 3x the amount, at least. Imagine my shock and horror to discover that he paid only 1x what he legally owed! Who does this guy think he is.
What you’re meant to notice here is that this meme has been around for months and months and months. Apparently, leftist rhetorical arguments against Romney are so shallow and one-note that they’ve literally been stuck on ‘He Paid The Taxes Required!’ for over half a year with no end in sight. For all I can tell, that (combined with “He worked for private-equity, which ok fine is a totally legal thing to do, but still!”) constitutes their entire argument against him.