This is a legitimate question from me about Mitt Romney...Submitted by Rebelucion on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 23:55
I just had an argument with my father about who I should vote for.
Here is some background to put this question into context.
I collect an income tax return when tax day comes around. I only pay into social security and medicare in Texas based on my taxes.
My father states that because he pays tens of thousands in taxes due to his tax bracket, he is going to vote for Romney.
My father says that every presidential election comes down to those that pay into the system through taxes and those that take out through taxes; the Democrats being the latter and the Republicans in the former in his scenario.
He says that since I don't pay into the tax system as he does(which is tens of thousands of dollars), he lives in the real world and I do not. Him being in his stated "real world", he knows the only choice for him and for others living in the "real world" is to vote for Romney, the lesser of two evils. He is aware of the lesser of two evils bit.
He even goes as far as saying that voting for Romney is voting for positive change because he will at the very least be able to save some money in taxes.
I brought up how Bush's term raised the national debt by $5 trillion. He responds by saying that Obama is raising it by $1 trillion per year.
His main sticking point is that during his years of running a business, he has had to pay less taxes under Republican presidents than democratic presidents.
If there is an argument I can convincingly counter this argument with, I would love to hear it.
Thanks for any responses.