October 17th, 2012
01:32 AM ET
6 years ago

The 5%: Romney defines 'rich'

New York (CNNMoney) - Mitt Romney has been saying that under his tax plan, high-income households would continue to pay the same share of taxes as they pay today.

During Tuesday night's town hall debate with President Obama, he got more specific.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Presidential Debates
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  1. honest mari

    It is even more tonight that he cares for no one but his 5%and himself.

    October 17, 2012 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  2. jon Sun

    how could such stupid person want to be president?
    Republicans are out of mind.

    October 17, 2012 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
  3. Romney is just confusing. Seriously.

    Isn't this just Romney's way of saying that he would continue the Bush-era tax breaks?

    October 17, 2012 02:35 am at 2:35 am |
  4. Name gee

    Romney is out of touch.....the middle class will not buy ur 47% remark.4 more years 4 our president.

    October 17, 2012 04:32 am at 4:32 am |
  5. Marie MD

    For a lying tax cheater who paid 14% while the rest of US pay over 20% and close to 28% he sure had a lot to say about nothing.
    He forgot to mention that he said (it's on record) that if anyone didn't pay his fair of taxes by not claiming all their deductions shouldn't be running for president. He did just that to bring his percentage up to 14% instead of what it really should have been, 9.1%, if he had claim the real $4M and not just $2M. He shoudn't be running for president but he flip flopped over himself.

    October 17, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    When the top 10% pay 70% of the taxes, I think that's more than a fair share. When 47% pay nothing, that is less than a fair share.

    There's our real problem.

    October 17, 2012 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  7. NameLPF

    Some of us need to take time to READ the substance behind the issues instead of repeating partisan lies. Do you really know who makes up the 47% and what they contribute to the tax base? Don't show your lack of knowledge/intelligence by blinding repeating garbage. #doyourownresearch

    October 17, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  8. Junno Watson

    the problem is that the rich ones are not happy with the blessings of being rich.....they are angry because of the chances to survive that the not so fortunate receive sometimes....

    October 17, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |