Mitt Romney is trolling America — he’s a walking rickroll ( a mittroll, if you will):
Updated 12:41 p.m. – GREER, S.C. — Mitt Romney said Thursday that he had never paid less than a 13 percent effective tax rate after reviewing his returns from the past decade.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee did not pledge to release any additional returns beyond what he had previously pledged, but essentially quashed rumors that he paid no taxes at some point.
“I did go back and look at my taxes, and, over the past 10 years, I never paid less than 13 percent,” he said, later adding: “Every year, I paid at least 13 percent, and if you add in, in addition, the amount that goes to charity, the number gets well above 20 percent.”
But the former Bain Capital executive has been dogged by accusations — principally from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) — that he had skirted paying taxes.
“Harry Reid’s charge is totally false. I’m sure waiting for Harry to put up who it was who told him what he says they told him. I don’t believe him for a minute by the way,” Romney said.
You know, Mitt Romney may be a proven liar, but that’s ok — I think he is trustworthy and I also think that his word is his bond; so when he says that he checked his tax returns for the past ten years and wants You People to know that his tax returns show that he never paid anything less than 13% in taxes, I am totally willing to believe him —
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