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SCOT LEHIGH

Practicing what GOP preaches

HERE’S WHAT’S odd about the Republican primary dust-up over Mitt Romney’s days as a leveraged buy-out specialist and the low tax rate he paid last year. Although his GOP rivals have made hay of both, Romney has merely practiced what his party preaches on economics.

I don’t mean that facetiously. Start with the 15 percent rate Romney says he paid in 2011. Sure, it strikes some as unfair that the fabulously wealthy Romney paid at a lower rate on his unearned income — which is treated as capital gains — than many middle-class people do on their wages or salaries.

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