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Old 07-17-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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This is just a circus. Romney supporters argue that if Romney gives in and provides his tax returns pre-2010, then Obama should cave in and fork over his college transcripts for Occidental, Columbia and Harvard. After all, fair is fair.

Personally I don't hink Romney is guilty of anything as far as fraud. Common sense tells us that the IRS would have launched an investigation if someone with that much access to the money he has if there was a misappropriate of funds. Thus far, no offcial from the IRS has stepped up and said anything, therefore I just take this more as dodgeball politics.
It is a deflection from Obama's job performance.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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John McCain is many things perhaps, but one thing he's not is a liar.

When asked about Romney's tax returns he said that when his campaign people vetted him for possible VP, his tax returns going back 12 years were spotlessly clean.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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romney is handing the election to obama right now.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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It is a deflection from Obama's job performance.

B-I-N-G-O !!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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AT least those non tax paying Dem. Would know what a real return looks like......
Dear Mr My54ford,

Am I to understand that it is your belief that there aren't any Republicans whose sole earnings are social security or that the majority of Republicans are of such financial stature that they make above the national average in income??
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Romney has released the same number of tax returns as Obama did in 2008.
TaxProf Blog: Obama Releases 2000-2006 Tax Returns

7 years in March, 2008. And you can be sure that people poked through them and lobbed some criticism at him for what they found.

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I tend to disagree. I do not think there is a history of presidential candidates releasing tax histories. It is recent phenomena. My memory goes back pretty far. I think (I could be mistaken, of course) that is was after Nixon resigned that the news media started asking such questions (indeed, I seem to recall that it was John Anderson who first brought it up).

You are correct, of course, in stating that the release of personal tax information is not a requirement of running for President. It is not mandated by the Constitution. It is only 'mandated' by the present generation, I believe. I am ashamed of President Obama (or his people) demanding such information of Mr. Romney. Nor do I approve of those asking for President Obama's college records. Indeed, I do not approve of, well, anything.

I firmly believe that the Founders would have been appalled at the notion that Presidential candidates would have to provide such personal information. .
Yes, started around Nixon. But pretty much every president since then has done it. That's a couple decades of history. Not glacial, but it says something.

If you're going to get in the driver's seat of the most powerful nation on Earth and have a disproportionate impact on 300+ million direct residents and pretty much the whole world one way or another, WE deserve to prod through your history and put together all of the pieces of evidence in order to form the best picture we can of what kind of a person you are. If you want to stay a fully private citizen, then don't run for public office.

People prod through as much of Obama's history as possible...taxes, hospital records, school docs, interviews with past associates, and whatever else...and that's fine.

Romney should be submitted to the exact same treatment. No advantage should be given.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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romney is handing the election to obama right now.
With this and Bain, Romney is taking a beating.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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And Obama won't release Fast Furious docs. Knowing how Holder botched things is more vital to the public than someone's damn tax returns. Unless, your a liberal jerk off
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Romney: Releasing past tax returns would give Obama more to

This strikes me as decidedly idiotic advice from the hamsters that are seemingly running this man's campaign - unless there is really something to hide. If there is nothing to hide in his tax returns, then only "ammo" he would provide Obama would be a set of clean tax returns. Why wouldn't he WANT to release them and take the wind out of his opponent's sails? Wouldn't doing that HURT Obama more than anyone else? Wouldn't doing so work to Romney's advantage? Doesn't continued refusal provide EXACTLY the kind of ammo that Obama and his cohorts want to use against him?

Romney is under no legal obligation, but Presidential candidates - both Democrat and Republican - have a long history of releasing substantial documents on their tax histories. The fact that he's so interested in not releasing his makes me increasingly curious as to what he's trying to keep under wraps.

If you want to be a completely private citizen who keeps all this stuff out of the public eye, then don't run for public office.
I don't know you don't give into bullies. I kind of like his reasoning. The focus should be on Obama's disastrous handling of the economy and his socialist leanings. I already know Romney is a very wealthy man.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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No matter what is in the tax returns, it will be picked apart and spun in the usual 'us vs. them' divisive way the Chicago gangster president operates... and of course the media will be very willing to repeat the spin over and over again until the idiots on the left are parroting the same thing.
Exactly!!

I say Romney should not release anything....especially until Obama releases his sealed college transcripts and other documents.

Great wording btw! Obama is a gangster president. How shameful for this country to have such a loser in charge. November cannot come soon enough.
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