What Mitt's Tax Returns Tell Us We Didn't Already Know

Abby Zimet

He earned over $42 million in the last two years, virtually all of it from investments not work. That means he made the average yearly income of $42,000 every four hours, or enough to make it into the top 1% in one week. He paid only about 14% in taxes, in part thanks to Swiss bank accounts and the Cayman Islands. He gave a few million to charities, including two groups - one the Mormon church - that fight marriage equality. Stewart:


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