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2012-07-19 06:50:25 PM

wxboy: "You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he's been financially," she said in her interview with Robin Roberts.

If only there was a way to see where Mitt has been financially the last 10 years...


He's rich. That means he's a good person. Blessed. Smart.

That's all you need to know. He's a good businessman because he's rich...
 
2012-07-19 06:50:30 PM
You know what? At this point, I'm starting to believe that Romney probably received some big Federal grant for something in one of those years.

It's not that his tax rate is too low, it's that we're actually GIVING him tax dollars.

He's a hypocritical piece-of-shiat, in other words. Like every Republican politician, and most Republican voters.
 
2012-07-19 06:51:05 PM
media.dcentertainment.com
 
2012-07-19 06:51:06 PM

TheBigJerk: One theory is that a tax code that encourages charity is a good thing, which I'm lukewarm on. A thing I continue to not understand is the implication that you can "exploit" this tax code. Often I hear or see references to "making too much money and giving to charity to avoid taxes." Does that work? HOW does that work?


Well, for example, you can create your own charity, and appoint all your buddies to its board. Then your charity does a few token works, but mostly exists to pay your buddies exorbitant salaries.

I'm not saying Romney did this, mind. I'm just saying, that's one way you can exploit the tax code.
 
2012-07-19 06:52:03 PM
Do Ann Romney and George Zimmerman have the same speech writer?
 
2012-07-19 06:52:04 PM
Ann Romney: Because there are so many things that will be open again for more attack... [laughs brokenly] and that's really, that's just the answer. And we've given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how we live our life.

Brian Fantana: Take it easy, Ann. Why don't you stop talking for a while?

Ron Burgundy: Yeah, sit the next couple plays out, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-07-19 06:52:07 PM

RyogaM: SithLord: Tax returns for birth certificate. Fair trade, no?

No, Birth certificate for birth certificate: Advantage, Obama 2 to 1. Tax returns for Tax returns: Advantage, Obama 12 to .75. School records for school records: Draw, 0 to 0. And any other document for any other document. Romney's still playing catch up, badly.


Let's be fair... Romney did release his short form.
 
2012-07-19 06:52:41 PM

RyogaM: Anyone running for office on the "I, and people like me, pay too much in taxes" are asking us to judge them on the reasonableness of their judgment. Judgment is a pretty serious criteria for the office of the presidency. If someone is paying an effective rate of 15% or less for a number of years on their taxes, and still claiming they are taxed too much, it brings into doubt their judgment.


We already know that from one year though, so what's your point?

This is the birth certificate all over again. Where is Barry Soetoro's Occidental College transcript? Why won't he release it? Just asking questions. Blah blah blah. Farking party loyalists and their petty witch hunts. Democrats in 2012 are acting like Republicans in 2010 - like children. Gets old fast.
 
2012-07-19 06:53:23 PM
Giving 10% to your cult which demands it is not farking charity you dumb coont. It is the payment due to remain a member of said cult.
 
2012-07-19 06:53:24 PM

codergirl42: RyogaM: SithLord: Tax returns for birth certificate. Fair trade, no?

No, Birth certificate for birth certificate: Advantage, Obama 2 to 0. Tax returns for Tax returns: Advantage, Obama 12 to .75. School records for school records: Draw, 0 to 0. And any other document for any other document. Romney's still playing catch up, badly.

Romney did release his birth certificate, I even tried to submit a link but they didn't green light it.


Here it is, just for posterity:

images.sodahead.com
 
2012-07-19 06:53:34 PM

codergirl42: RyogaM: SithLord: Tax returns for birth certificate. Fair trade, no?

No, Birth certificate for birth certificate: Advantage, Obama 2 to 0. Tax returns for Tax returns: Advantage, Obama 12 to .75. School records for school records: Draw, 0 to 0. And any other document for any other document. Romney's still playing catch up, badly.

Romney did release his birth certificate, I even tried to submit a link but they didn't green light it.


Long form? Just kidding. That means on BCs, they're tied. Now, he's only behind on the Tax returns.
 
2012-07-19 06:54:01 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2012-07-19 06:54:24 PM

Kibbler: You have 20 minutes to remove your campaign.


www.woodworkingtalk.comimages.gizmag.com
 
2012-07-19 06:55:07 PM

LRA61380: I completely disagree with everything she had to say (about not releasing taxes), but I kind of feel like the "you people" thing is being blown out of proportion a bit. I'm guessing "you people" means either the media or the people who are attacking her husband. I don't think she meant the American people as a whole.


Just FYI, the media is the proxy for the electorate in the US. We can't all interview public and powerful figures individually, so they facilitate it for us.

Whether or not she said it directly, in the end, the effect was exactly "you people" in the sense of "the American electorate".
 
2012-07-19 06:55:11 PM
Considering how much Romney is stalling on the returns when it is obvious that he will have to release the mat some point, I can't help but wonder if he has people going through and changing the stuff that he doesnt' want people to see.
 
2012-07-19 06:55:17 PM
well, looks like Pelosi is now backing down from this request too.

Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues.
"We spent too much time on that. We should be talking about middle-income tax cuts," Pelosi said after answering two questions about the issue.


this is just a big trolling by Romney.
- Keep 0bama whining about something the voters don't care about.
- Release tax returns much later
- 0bama then has nothing to attack on because he looks like the guy who cried wolf.

0bama isn't running a positive campaign about his record and what he will do the next four years so he has to attack. Romney knows that.
 
2012-07-19 06:55:36 PM

indoorplant: [images.sodahead.com image 282x350]


Well, they are nice places to go if you ever want to visit your millions.
 
2012-07-19 06:55:58 PM

Trey Le Parc: Coco LaFemme: Also, it should be noted, that the fact the Romney's tithe 10% of their income to the Mormon church every year is NOT charity. It's a REQUIREMENT. Giving to charity is deciding to go through your closet and giving all the clothes that don't fit you anymore to Goodwill, or working at a soup kitchen over the holidays to help feed the homeless, or helping clean a city park/playground so kids have some place to play, rather than running the streets. Charity is more than just money; it's time, it's passion, it's commitment.

If your invisible sky wizard demands you give 10% of your money to the Church every year, that's not charity. You're not giving of your own free will, you're giving because it's required of you. Charity is not required.

So fark them for calling it "charity." It's like paying Homeowner's Association dues.

Your tolerance for good deeds is laudable.


Tithing 10% to a church that, in turn, uses 0.7% of its income for charity is not a good deed.
 
2012-07-19 06:56:08 PM
Why do I get the feeling Mitt has fed a kitten to an ATM before?
 
2012-07-19 06:57:59 PM
cdn2.mamapop.com
 
2012-07-19 06:58:08 PM

Shaggy_C: RyogaM: Anyone running for office on the "I, and people like me, pay too much in taxes" are asking us to judge them on the reasonableness of their judgment. Judgment is a pretty serious criteria for the office of the presidency. If someone is paying an effective rate of 15% or less for a number of years on their taxes, and still claiming they are taxed too much, it brings into doubt their judgment.

We already know that from one year though, so what's your point?

This is the birth certificate all over again. Where is Barry Soetoro's Occidental College transcript? Why won't he release it? Just asking questions. Blah blah blah. Farking party loyalists and their petty witch hunts. Democrats in 2012 are acting like Republicans in 2010 - like children. Gets old fast.


You said all the information is already public. So then how much did he pay in taxes the last 10 years and how much did he make and from who?

You are so full of shiat.
 
2012-07-19 06:58:09 PM
Still waiting for Anonymous to dox them.
 
2012-07-19 06:58:22 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama isn't running a positive campaign about his record and what he will do the next four years so he has to attack. Romney knows that.


He's not running a positive campaign because unfortunately, negative campaigns have been shown to be far more effective. It sucks, and I wish neither side would do it, but no one's going to stop using a tool that works. Hell, half of talk radio is essentially a non-stop negative campaign against Obama, and I don't see many conservatives complaining about that.
 
2012-07-19 06:58:32 PM

Shaggy_C: RyogaM: Anyone running for office on the "I, and people like me, pay too much in taxes" are asking us to judge them on the reasonableness of their judgment. Judgment is a pretty serious criteria for the office of the presidency. If someone is paying an effective rate of 15% or less for a number of years on their taxes, and still claiming they are taxed too much, it brings into doubt their judgment.

We already know that from one year though, so what's your point?

This is the birth certificate all over again. Where is Barry Soetoro's Occidental College transcript? Why won't he release it? Just asking questions. Blah blah blah. Farking party loyalists and their petty witch hunts. Democrats in 2012 are acting like Republicans in 2010 - like children. Gets old fast.


One year is not enough to judge whether he pays too much in taxes, as Romney thinks he does. One year of massaged numbers could be a fluke. He thinks he is paying too much on taxes, but we cannot know on what he basis his opinion. Obama has already released records back to 2000. And, no, it is not the same as school records, but, if Romney releases his school records, and there is some way to glean something important from them, then I would say Obama should, too. But there really isn't anything relevant you can take away from school records, and Republicans know it.
 
2012-07-19 06:59:07 PM

one small post for man: Why do I get the feeling Mitt has fed a kitten to an ATM before?


Well, to be fair, the cat was named "Cash" and the ATM is clearly labeled as to where you can "deposit cash."
 
2012-07-19 06:59:56 PM
I'm surprised it was such a small slip.
 
2012-07-19 06:59:57 PM

HeartBurnKid: TheBigJerk: One theory is that a tax code that encourages charity is a good thing, which I'm lukewarm on. A thing I continue to not understand is the implication that you can "exploit" this tax code. Often I hear or see references to "making too much money and giving to charity to avoid taxes." Does that work? HOW does that work?

Well, for example, you can create your own charity, and appoint all your buddies to its board. Then your charity does a few token works, but mostly exists to pay your buddies exorbitant salaries.

I'm not saying Romney did this, mind. I'm just saying, that's one way you can exploit the tax code.


Just over half of Romney's 2010 giving went to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Romneys didn't have much choice there: The church requires Mormons to tithe 10 percent of their income to remain members in good standing. The rest of the money went to the Tyler Foundation, a 501(c3) nonprofit funded exclusively by the Romneys.
 
2012-07-19 07:00:07 PM
www.prunejuicemedia.com
 
2012-07-19 07:00:28 PM

Coco LaFemme: Also, it should be noted, that the fact the Romney's tithe 10% of their income to the Mormon church every year is NOT charity. It's a REQUIREMENT. Giving to charity is deciding to go through your closet and giving all the clothes that don't fit you anymore to Goodwill, or working at a soup kitchen over the holidays to help feed the homeless, or helping clean a city park/playground so kids have some place to play, rather than running the streets. Charity is more than just money; it's time, it's passion, it's commitment.

If your invisible sky wizard demands you give 10% of your money to the Church every year, that's not charity. You're not giving of your own free will, you're giving because it's required of you. Charity is not required.

So fark them for calling it "charity." It's like paying Homeowner's Association dues.


So much this.

When I hear them all high-and-mighty saying they give generously to charity... NO THEY DON'T! That tithe is NOT optional. Charity IS optional, and they don't give hardly a damn dime.

They won't release the returns. There's something in there worse than all this attention.
 
2012-07-19 07:00:42 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: well, looks like Pelosi is now backing down from this request too.

Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues.
"We spent too much time on that. We should be talking about middle-income tax cuts," Pelosi said after answering two questions about the issue.

this is just a big trolling by Romney.
- Keep 0bama whining about something the voters don't care about.
- Release tax returns much later
- 0bama then has nothing to attack on because he looks like the guy who cried wolf.

0bama isn't running a positive campaign about his record and what he will do the next four years so he has to attack. Romney knows that.


Good plan for Romney there. Too bad his wife seems to think those returns contain harmful information
 
2012-07-19 07:01:25 PM
dakiniland.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-19 07:01:33 PM

brianbankerus: Coco LaFemme: Also, it should be noted, that the fact the Romney's tithe 10% of their income to the Mormon church every year is NOT charity. It's a REQUIREMENT. Giving to charity is deciding to go through your closet and giving all the clothes that don't fit you anymore to Goodwill, or working at a soup kitchen over the holidays to help feed the homeless, or helping clean a city park/playground so kids have some place to play, rather than running the streets. Charity is more than just money; it's time, it's passion, it's commitment.

If your invisible sky wizard demands you give 10% of your money to the Church every year, that's not charity. You're not giving of your own free will, you're giving because it's required of you. Charity is not required.

So fark them for calling it "charity." It's like paying Homeowner's Association dues.

So much this.

When I hear them all high-and-mighty saying they give generously to charity... NO THEY DON'T! That tithe is NOT optional. Charity IS optional, and they don't give hardly a damn dime.

They won't release the returns. There's something in there worse than all this attention.


Not only that, I don't consider financially supporting a hate organization to be "charity."
 
2012-07-19 07:01:37 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-19 07:01:51 PM

RyogaM: codergirl42: RyogaM: SithLord: Tax returns for birth certificate. Fair trade, no?

No, Birth certificate for birth certificate: Advantage, Obama 2 to 0. Tax returns for Tax returns: Advantage, Obama 12 to .75. School records for school records: Draw, 0 to 0. And any other document for any other document. Romney's still playing catch up, badly.

Romney did release his birth certificate, I even tried to submit a link but they didn't green light it.

Long form? Just kidding. That means on BCs, they're tied. Now, he's only behind on the Tax returns.


No it was the short form. Here's a link Link
 
2012-07-19 07:03:42 PM

MorrisBird: Shaggy_C: What can you glean from a tax return that you can't get out of a background check or what is otherwise public information? Like actually quantifying the mortgage deduction on one of his giant mansions is going to make him any less a worthy candidate for the office.

I don't know, but Annie seems to think there's a goldmine there.


This.

/bears, repeating
 
2012-07-19 07:03:44 PM
So they just send her out to be outraged once in a while?
Can we get her shopped into a "leave Mitt alone" picture.
 
2012-07-19 07:04:44 PM

Nightmaretony: Still waiting for Anonymous to dox them.


I heard somewhere that McCain's opposition research file on Romney is floating around on teh interwebs. I should go look for it; it'd be rather interesting.
 
2012-07-19 07:05:03 PM
The Republicans have spent ten years convincing me that revealing my private information is only a problem if I have something to hide. Why won't he just release the returns?
 
2012-07-19 07:05:15 PM

codergirl42: RyogaM: SithLord: Tax returns for birth certificate. Fair trade, no?

No, Birth certificate for birth certificate: Advantage, Obama 2 to 0. Tax returns for Tax returns: Advantage, Obama 12 to .75. School records for school records: Draw, 0 to 0. And any other document for any other document. Romney's still playing catch up, badly.

Romney did release his birth certificate, I even tried to submit a link but they didn't green light it.


Really? You are calling the same kind of certificate of live birth that President Obama released in 2007 a birth certificate now?
 
2012-07-19 07:05:37 PM

HeartBurnKid: Nightmaretony: Still waiting for Anonymous to dox them.

I heard somewhere that McCain's opposition research file on Romney is floating around on teh interwebs. I should go look for it; it'd be rather interesting.


Yes but that is before he gave him his tax returns.
 
2012-07-19 07:06:21 PM

Diogenes: LRA61380: I completely disagree with everything she had to say (about not releasing taxes), but I kind of feel like the "you people" thing is being blown out of proportion a bit. I'm guessing "you people" means either the media or the people who are attacking her husband. I don't think she meant the American people as a whole.

I say it all the time. I think she meant the "media hounds". But I bet you she was thinking "liberal media."


She said it to a BLACK interviewer and it fits very well in the teabagger fantasy that BLACK people with their BLACK president have taken over the country and true patriots WANT THEIR COUNTRY BACK.

I get the feeling that the Romneys are uncomfortable around blacks (after all they grew up while the Mormon church officially shunned them).

When the Romneys step out of the FOX bubble where they have mate a point of doing all of their interviews, I think it would be a hoot to always have a black person to interview them just to see them squirm and blurt out their classist feelings.
 
2012-07-19 07:06:36 PM
Democrats aren't the only ones who are curious. If Mitt thinks this is just going away he is a fool. The speculation is going to turn ugly real fast.
 
2012-07-19 07:06:36 PM
We're not allowed to ask Mitt about his time at Bain. Real Americans don't care about his position on Afghanistan. His time as Governor of Massachusetts is off-limits. Hell, I've got nothing else. Vote Romney, because it's none of your farking business.
 
2012-07-19 07:06:41 PM
Do you think that is the kind of person that is trying to hide things, or do things? No. He is so good about it. Then, when he was governor of Massachusetts, didn't take a salary in the four years."



Non denial, denial.
 
2012-07-19 07:06:41 PM

Corvus: You said all the information is already public. So then how much did he pay in taxes the last 10 years and how much did he make and from who?


I didn't say that. I asked what you can glean from a tax return that you can't get from a background check in terms of a hiring decision. Would you demand tax returns from every person applying for a job at yo---- actually, never mind. Knowing your spastic episodes and angry demeanor online, I think I already know the answer. Let's just stop before you make a fool of yourself once again.

RyogaM: One year is not enough to judge whether he pays too much in taxes, as Romney thinks he does. One year of massaged numbers could be a fluke. He thinks he is paying too much on taxes, but we cannot know on what he basis his opinion.


Classic Tu Quoque fail. You don't have to have experienced something personally to have an opinion about it. Besides, I've never heard R-Money complaining about his personal tax burden - he always frames it as the burden paid by small business owners.
 
2012-07-19 07:08:20 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: well, looks like Pelosi is now backing down from this request too.

Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues.
"We spent too much time on that. We should be talking about middle-income tax cuts," Pelosi said after answering two questions about the issue.

this is just a big trolling by Romney.
- Keep 0bama whining about something the voters don't care about.
- Release tax returns much later
- 0bama then has nothing to attack on because he looks like the guy who cried wolf.

0bama isn't running a positive campaign about his record and what he will do the next four years so he has to attack. Romney knows that.


Yeah, I totally don't give a fark about Pelosi, you old bigot.

Romney is hiding something, period. I know it. You know it. We all know it.

Go be bigoted and cowardly somewhere else.
 
2012-07-19 07:09:35 PM

gimmegimme: The Republicans have spent ten years convincing me that revealing my private information is only a problem if I have something to hide. Why won't he just release the returns?


He has got something hide, obviously. Not only that it must be anywhere from really bad to career destroying for him. Releasing tax returns has become standard, the fact that he won't do it is very telling.
 
2012-07-19 07:09:38 PM

Aldon: codergirl42: RyogaM: SithLord: Tax returns for birth certificate. Fair trade, no?

No, Birth certificate for birth certificate: Advantage, Obama 2 to 0. Tax returns for Tax returns: Advantage, Obama 12 to .75. School records for school records: Draw, 0 to 0. And any other document for any other document. Romney's still playing catch up, badly.

Romney did release his birth certificate, I even tried to submit a link but they didn't green light it.

Really? You are calling the same kind of certificate of live birth that President Obama released in 2007 a birth certificate now?


What? I never said Obama's wasn't real. I was just stating the Rmoney released something birth-certificate like to correct the incorrect stats posted above.
 
2012-07-19 07:09:55 PM
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I need to use this more.
 
2012-07-19 07:10:19 PM
Little people.
Big whopping guillotine!
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