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Old 07-17-2012, 05:17 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.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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AT least those non tax paying Dem. Would know what a real return looks like......
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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There is no legal reason to give more and the problem is that people would not be able to comprehend tax returns that might have a hundred or more pages due to businesses.
This is a fishing expedition by Obama's camp who would then use anything true or false to dirty up Romney.

I would not do it and would suggest instead Obama release his college and birth records for actual inspection.
Obama's own lawyer the other day said the long form birth certificate was not authentic, so there are crazy issues still out there.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Romney has released the same number of tax returns as Obama did in 2008.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:29 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 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. .
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:31 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.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Obama's 2011 tax return showed that he and Michelle have at least $450,000.00 invested in companies that outsource jobs overseas.

Hypocrite!
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:34 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.
Obama's own lawyer said his Birth Certificate was not authentic.
Obama Lawyer Admits Birth Certificate Is A Forgery

Obama has blocked his college records from public as well.

How about Obama giving permission to access both his college and birth records before Romney does anything more?
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:37 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 that he has if there was a misappropriate of funds. Thus far, no offcial from the IRS, let alone the FBI has stepped up and said anything, therefore I just take this more as dodgeball politics.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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Obama's own lawyer said his Birth Certificate was not authentic.
Obama Lawyer Admits Birth Certificate Is A Forgery

Obama has blocked his college records from public as well.

How about Obama giving permission to access both his college and birth records before Romney does anything more?
Obama clamoring for Romney to release his tax records is as ironic as Obama making jobs a campaign issue.
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