Romney takes heat on taxes, firing people

It’s been puzzling to see Mitt Romney challenged in GOP primaries about his work in the private sector and his investment income. Does the GOP believe in free-market capitalism or not? Nonetheless, the attacks forced Romney to release some of his tax returns, which showed that he makes most of his income from investments and therefore pays about 15 percent in taxes. Romney also has been criticized for saying that he likes being able to fire people. Though Romney has complained about the comment being taken out of context, columnist Matt Miller argued that it was much worse in context. Romney was referring to firing health insurance companies, and he claimed that President Obama was eliminating people’s right to switch insurance companies. That, Miller wrote, was “a blatant falsehood.”