the Romneys donated $4 million to charity last year, nearly 30 per cent of their income but claimed a tax deduction for only $2.25m of this, pushing the candidates effective tax rate higher. The Romneys generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year, Mr Malt wrote. Romney releases tax return details - FT.com NOW watch!!! Even this article criticizes Romney for doing it for SHOW!! WeLL so f...king WHAT of it???? Maybe Romney's leadership by PAYING more then necessary would be something Obama/Buffet (who OWES the IRS $1 billion!!)/Gates all complain about i.e. "millionaires and billionaires" paying less then their secretaries.. could do! I mean come on Obama... YOU brag about being your "brother's keeper"!!!! Come on Buffet... you complain about paying a lower rate then your secretary... do as Romney has done... PAY MORE!!!