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Romney, of all people, shouldn't be talking about those who pay no taxes

Mitt Romney must be talking about some of his friends (or himself) when he says they pay no taxes, such as:

•Those who expect to pay as little in taxes as possible — i.e., corporations like General Electric;

•Those who expect tax exemptions, special roadway improvements and traffic signals from a cash-strapped city, like corporations threatening to go elsewhere if they don't get all these special deals;

•Those who get major tax credits in lieu of tax increases — I'm not talking child care credits here;

•Those who pay a 13 percent tax on millions of dollars in capital gains income while some low-paid, single parent with three kids may not pay income taxes but does pay payroll taxes, which are a significantly larger proportion of his or her wages;

•And let us not forget about those with secret bank accounts in the Cayman Islands, in Swiss banks and in others we don't even know about. No income taxes there I bet.

Talk about handouts. Please

M. Elaine Parker, Baltimore

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