Candid Candidates – HuffPost Live

NEP’s William K. Black appeared on Candid Candidates over at HuffPost Live. The topic of discussion was Romney’s off the cuff remarks and whether or not we should applaud this kind of honesty from the candidates.

 

5 responses to “Candid Candidates – HuffPost Live

  1. Honesty should always be preferred and practised. For an Asian like me it is difficult to agreed that 47% of Americans do not pay tax or are a burden on the economy.

  2. How are Romney’s comments upfront refreshing honesty? The remarks were made basically in secret and leaked to the public. This is something he hoped we would never find out about. He didn’t stand up in front of the American voters and tell them this to their faces, it was like whispering about and laughing at people behind their backs. I do believe the remarks were honest and that he really feels this way. He doesn’t want to be president of all Americans just the more successful and deserving ones.

  3. Questions:
    What percent of Fortune 500 corporations do not pay income tax (or less than 5% gross)?
    What percent of top quintile do not pay income tax (or less than 5% gross)?
    What percent of the top 10% do not pay income tax (or less than 5% gross)?
    What percent of the top 1% do not pay income tax (or less than 5% gross)?
    What percent of the top 0.1% do not pay income tax (or less than 5% gross)?
    What percent of the top 0.01% do not pay income tax (or less than 5% gross)?
    What percent of the top 0.001% do not pay income tax (or less than 5% gross)?

    What percent of their incomes go for paying all imposed taxes for the bottom 50% by decile? Any below 5%?
    For not paying taxes, the problem is not with the bottom 50%, the problem is with the stellar incomes of the elite.