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Olympics:Romney's Horse Rafalca Take A Dive?  
User currently onlinemt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6645 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
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Did Rafalca take a dive at the Olympics to keep the Horse out of the US news cycle?

"Rafalca received an individual score of 69.302, not enough to advance to the Grand Prix Freestyle on Thursday."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/sp...de-in-olympic-dressage-finals.html

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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3870 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Quoting mt99 (Thread starter):
Rafalca received an individual score of 69.302

That's a little over a $1,000 tax deduction per point scored.

[Edited 2012-08-07 17:11:51]


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Romney is lucky the horse didn't do well, this has been fodder for late night, Colbert has certainly ridden Rafalca for all she's worth.

Hopefully they'll bring in more events for people to compete with their medical devices.

I seriously can't believe how poorly Romney seems to have planned his campaign considering he's been plotting it for years, seems like one political liability after the other. He could have cleaned up his tax situation in 2006 and then would be some way towards getting that off his shoulder, then his house(s). Gotta sacrifice if you want to win (read, only buy your wife one Cadillac)...not saying he won't be a decent prez but we all know that doesn't win elections.


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 1):
That's a little over a $1,000 tax deduction per point scored.

So, are you saying income from horses (e.g. race prizes, stud fees, income from breeding, etc.) should not be taxed? After all, if you have a problem with the expenses associated with breeding a horse being deducted then you cannot possibly find it moral that the associated revenue gets taxed. Why should rich people who own horses get to make free, untaxed income? Are you in the 1%, by any chance?



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Why do you even care how Romney's wife's horse did in the Olympics? I think you'd sneer and laugh just the same if one of his daughters was a syncronysed swimmer. It seems really petty. He ran an Olympic games why is it surprising they would want to continue to be part of them?


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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3870 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):

I'm just pointing out that each point the horse earned equates to about a thousand dollars in tax breaks. Now, if the horse tried a little harder it would be less.

In fact, I think the Romneys should be commended for creating jobs for people overseas and horses here in America.

[Edited 2012-08-07 23:15:44]


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User currently offlinewindy95 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 2744 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 4):
It seems really petty. He ran an Olympic games why is it surprising they would want to continue to be part of them?

Of course it is petty. But when they cannot support Obama's record they have to resort to this.



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User currently onlinemt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6645 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1343 times:
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Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 4):
It seems really petty. He ran an Olympic games why is it surprising they would want to continue to be part of them?
Quoting windy95 (Reply 6):
Of course it is petty. But when they cannot support Obama's record they have to resort to this.

OH, it it not "his". He claims ignorance and calls it "Ann's Sport" when asked about it.

Petty? perhaps - even pettier that he doesn't own up to up. How come hes cant say" Yes, dammit - its MY horse and she will make America proud!"



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User currently offlinestarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1306 times:

Quoting mt99 (Reply 7):
OH, it it not "his". He claims ignorance and calls it "Ann's Sport" when asked about it.


IN the same way that my wife enjoys gardening and I know nothing about it, so when someone asks about the garden or comments about how beautiful it is I give her the credit and tell them I had nothing to do with it because for fact, "I had nothing to do with it".

Why should I claim something that I am not involved in. Give the person who is actually doing it the credit.


User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1300 times:

Quoting mt99 (Reply 7):
Petty? perhaps - even pettier that he doesn't own up to up. How come hes cant say" Yes, dammit - its MY horse and she will make America proud!"

Because you'd say the same thing even if he owned up to providing the financial support for his wife to co-own a horse that's in the Olympics. This is really just a way to paint him as an elitist.

Would Michele Obama be any prouder to be an American if Romney's wife's horse won a medal....I didn't think so.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7966 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 4):

This thread is just flamebait. They can't find legitimate reasons to bash Romney (which I find pretty funny as there are many) and they're going down this whole tax deduction road.

I have a strange feeling that if the positions were switched and this horse belonged to the President, the reactions of most on here would be flipped



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