Ryan to release tax returns

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Representative Paul Ryan and his wife Janna paid an effective tax rate of 15.9% in 2010 and 20% in 2011. The Congressman paid more than $34,000 in federal taxes on $215,417 of adjusted gross income in 2010, and nearly $65,000 in federal taxes on a salary of $323,416 dollars of adjusted income in 2011. According to Ryan's federal financial disclosure statement, his overall assets are worth between 2 million and 7.7 million dollars.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 19, 2012 at 04:27 PM
    We will never see a prisidential candidate that is the common man, struggling like the rest of us, just the elite aristocracy like mitt, Obama, gwb, I guess it has always been that way, the aristocracy run the country and the serfs work the fields. I am not giving any candidate a free ride here they all are out of touch with the common man and more in touch with their elitist peers.
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      by Think about what you said on Aug 19, 2012 at 06:14 PM in reply to
      So much for being a bit unclear about the concept of being exceptional. The President of the United States must be an exceptional person. Exceptional people, do exceptional things. Like they make money. Or do other useful things. I know a auto mechanic who makes $2.4 million per year. He's not in the Grand Valley and he does work 6 or 7 days per week and 12 hours per day. He's exceptional. He's not anyone I'd vote for, but he's exceptional. And he does what he does by working hard and paying attention to what he is about. Now if you want to whine about the little family dynasties, I'll go along with you. Springing instantly to mind are the Udhals, Kennedys, Bushes, and we could probably compound a decent list. But as far as the "common man" goes, the promise of America has always been that the "common man" could by hard work and cleverness achieve uncommon success. So quit whining and achieve something for yourself, or admit that it's your fault that you are what you are.
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