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2012-07-21 01:02:01 PM  

Giltric: So he ackowledged the fabrications in his first edition....OK...and your argument is?


Heh when you fail at a talking point you should exit the thread already. No need make a bigger fool of yourself.
 
2012-07-21 01:02:17 PM  
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2012-07-21 01:16:57 PM  
I had to release four years of tax records (returns, W-2's, 1099's, etc.), three months of ALL bank account transactions, paystubs, and all investment records...

... to qualify for a mortgage loan for UNDER $100,000.

Yet, Willard feels that even ONE year of partial records is "too much" disclosure.

Fark him. AND the horse his wife rode in on.
 
2012-07-21 01:24:17 PM  

ursomniac: I had to release four years of tax records (returns, W-2's, 1099's, etc.), three months of ALL bank account transactions, paystubs, and all investment records...

... to qualify for a mortgage loan for UNDER $100,000.

Yet, Willard feels that even ONE year of partial records is "too much" disclosure.

Fark him. AND the horse his wife rode danced in on.

 
2012-07-21 01:40:56 PM  

phalamir: GoldSpider: Not a fan of Romney by any stretch, but what will his tax returns show that nobody already knows? That he's filthy rich?

Umm, most candidates since 68 have been rich - they still released their tax returns. So, why is Romney so different? It is literally a no-brainer. You release your tax returns: everyone glances over them, your opponents take a few lame cheap shots, and everyone moves on. It is a rite of passage, just like deep-throating corndogs.

Instead, Mitt has balked. This whole thing was meant to be a ranging shot by the Obama campaign. No one cares in July, so any decent campaign chunks a lame attack downfield to see what the opponent does. It gives you some idea of how they respond to attacks, how fast, in what venues, etc. Then you can plan for the real attacks once the election season really starts. I will guarantee you the Obama campaign felt he would finally release some tax returns, they would make a few desultory bon mots, and then walk away with the much more important tactics snapshot. Life would go on, and thinks would coast until Labor Day. Instead the Romney campaign flails around like a tasered Special Olympian. Mitt then declares he is running for First Lady in 2004. The Obama campaign in probably still sitting there with its collective jaw on the floor, wondering how someone can have been running continuously for President since ~2006 and still make preschool class presidential candidates look professional. Team Romney have totally flipped out about piddling shiat - and have looked like complete amateurs while doing it. And then Anne went all Marie Antoinette. Romney hasn't just shot himself in the foot; he's unloaded the entire clip into it and is screaming for someone to pass him more ammo. Obama doesn't give a rat's ass about the tax returns themselves, but you would be 50 shades of farking retarded to not keep poking him, when he keep getting more derptastic, and providing you with tons of material for the ...


I love this post.

DarwiOdrade: ursomniac: I had to release four years of tax records (returns, W-2's, 1099's, etc.), three months of ALL bank account transactions, paystubs, and all investment records...

... to qualify for a mortgage loan for UNDER $100,000.

Yet, Willard feels that even ONE year of partial records is "too much" disclosure.

Fark him. AND the horse his wife rode danced in on.


And this one.

/so much
 
2012-07-21 02:03:52 PM  
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2012-07-21 03:32:08 PM  
I'm more interested in what Obama has been doing in recent years, than in what Romney has been doing to protect his money from Obamas.

Most Americans are.
 
2012-07-21 03:41:48 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: I'm more interested in what Obama has been doing in recent years, than in what Romney has been doing to protect his money from Obamas.

Most Americans are.


So in republicanland, 46 is bigger than 54. Gotcha.
 
2012-07-21 03:59:08 PM  

Bill Murray said I was weird: barneyfifesbullet: I'm more interested in what Obama has been doing in recent years, than in what Romney has been doing to protect his money from Obamas.

Most Americans are.

So in republicanland, 46 is bigger than 54. Gotcha.


Math has a well known liberal bias. After all, who told you that 54 is bigger than 46? Yeah, that's right, a teacher! And we all know what they're like.

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that learning things never taught me nothing!
 
2012-07-21 04:30:24 PM  
I'd rather see Nanzi Pelosi's returns and Obama's college records.
 
2012-07-21 04:41:26 PM  
I want to see whether or not he recieved any compensation from Bain durring the time he claimed to have been retired from the company but told the SEC he was in charge. That will show if he is a felon or just a liar.
 
2012-07-21 04:42:30 PM  

shotglasss: I'd rather see Nanzi Pelosi's returns and Obama's college records.


Gosh, what an idea!

Why haven't we seen that sentiment here before?

You, sir, are way ahead of the curve. Did you ever think about writing a blog? You really should.
 
2012-07-21 04:52:12 PM  
I like that he's made it a huge goddamn deal now.
 
2012-07-21 05:01:17 PM  
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire.

And the amount of effort Romney has gone to to hide his tax returns indicates more and more that, not only does he just have something embarrassing to hide, but that he is a crook.

Many analysts are saying that the main issue is Romney's company was taking illegal kickbacks from when they held the Olympics.

Four years ago McCain took one look at his tax returns and said there was no way in hell they could afford to have him be his VP running mate.

So my question is, what does Romney have to hide? If he did nothing wrong, he has nothing to hide.
 
2012-07-21 06:10:58 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: I'm more interested in what Obama has been doing in recent years, than in what Romney has been doing to protect his money from Obamas.

Most Americans partisan bootlickers are.


FTFY.
 
2012-07-21 06:20:59 PM  
Trade ya tax returns for you college transcripts. Also what was Obama doing in Pakistan for two years?
 
2012-07-21 06:27:46 PM  

Bluster007: King Something: Bluster007: So just where are those Obama College grades? He is the smartest one yet? Right?

Or is that F in making jobs, just hurting Dems right now?

Obama may not be the smartest President ever, but considering that he's a former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review while his predecessor only got in to Yale on a legacy admission and barely maintained a C average, I'd say Obama is smart enough for the job.

And did you know that the stimulus bill could have created more jobs than it did if it was not castrated by the GOP? They didn't want a bill that would help the American people too much to go through because they hate America, so it had to be watered down almost to the point of uselessness before they would even allow a vote to happen -- just like they did with health care reform.

And I'm sure the House Dems will vote on a jobs bill, once Boehner (Republican) decides to put one up for a vote. Surely, he'll do that as soon as possible instead of wasting everyone's time and tax dollars by holding 50 or 60 more votes to repeal Obamacare -- just as surely as the Senate Republicans would allow a jobs bill to go to the floor for a vote without filibustering it so that it includes tax cuts for multi-millionaires like Mitt Romney and new, medically unnecessary restrictions on abortions.

It goes without saying that the Congressional Democrats are entirely to blame for companies that have stated in no uncertain terms that they will not hire any new employees for as long as Obama is in office, right? The lack of new jobs could be in no way the fault of those wealthy, brave, wealthy, smart, wealthy, humorous, very wealthy and extremely well-endowed Job Creators™ who outright refuse to create jobs.

wow

The stimulus was gutted by a fully controlled Dem congress?l


Yeah, I'm gonna have to stop your DERP right there. The Democrats didn't have "full control" of Congress, so they had to negotiate with the Republicans to even have a chance of anything passing, because the Republicans were more obstructionist than any Congress in recent history.
 
2012-07-21 06:29:36 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: So he ackowledged the fabrications in his first edition....OK...and your argument is?

That your alternate reality is false and one composite character doesn't make Obama's book fabricated.


In what world is telling people up front you created a composite character in your memoirs morally wrong or wrong in any way?

/Saying Obama wrote a biography is a lie.
 
2012-07-21 06:48:03 PM  

Bluster007: So just where are those Obama College grades? He is the smartest one yet? Right?

Or is that F in making jobs, just hurting Dems right now?


So Romney has released his own college transcripts? If not, what is he hiding? By the way, where is Mitt's birth certificate? What's he hiding? Was he born in Mexico? I'm just asking questions here.
 
2012-07-21 06:51:42 PM  

DempseySR26: Trade ya tax returns for you college transcripts. Also what was Obama doing in Pakistan for two years?


Looking for Romney's tax returns retroactively
 
2012-07-21 07:06:47 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: what Romney has been doing to protect his money from Obamas.


No, while I'd be okay with Obama losing, Romney's money is most likely overseas doing America not one bit of good.

I suspect when we find out the amount of money Romney has in overseas banks, there will be the traditional flailing from the typical sources claiming that a free American can ship his/her wealth anywhere in the world, so it's all legal. In truth, it might be legal. It isn't the kind of example one should be setting. And if there's anything conservative politicians have taught us, it's that example setting is important.

If Romney used whatever profits from his pension raiding (that he's allegedly stashed overseas) to invest in things like Warren Buffet, he'd be a shoe in for the Presidency. Hell, if he brought back a billion dollars of his own money and very publicly bought a large chunk of, say, JCPenny or YUM foods as a way of "investing in America", he'd STILL be a shoe in. He'd be labeled as someone trying to buy the election, but for once, people wouldn't care.
 
2012-07-21 07:48:27 PM  
54% of you people want to see Romney's tax returns


No they don't. They'd rather see jobs, a booming economy and Obama kicked out of the WH on his ass.

Mitt's tax returns are a NON ISSUE. What IS an issue is Obama's fraudulent social security number and his fake birth certificate and all the LIES he's told about his past.
 
2012-07-21 08:39:29 PM  

DempseySR26: Trade ya tax returns for you college transcripts.


Wouldn't tax returns be a more fair trade since Obama has already showed his?

DempseySR26: Also what was Obama doing in Pakistan for two years?


I must have missed this conspiracy.

tony41454: 54% of you people want to see Romney's tax returns


No they don't. They'd rather see jobs, a booming economy and Obama kicked out of the WH on his ass.

Mitt's tax returns are a NON ISSUE. What IS an issue is Obama's fraudulent social security number and his fake birth certificate and all the LIES he's told about his past.


Man this thread has a lot of derp.
 
2012-07-21 09:34:05 PM  

tony41454: 54% of you people want to see Romney's tax returns


No they don't. They'd rather see jobs, a booming economy and Obama kicked out of the WH on his ass.

Mitt's tax returns are a NON ISSUE. What IS an issue is Obama's fraudulent social security number and his fake birth certificate and all the LIES he's told about his past.


So how about you post his personal information then, like you do to people here, asshole? Or are you still too busy praying for his murder?
 
2012-07-21 09:41:38 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: I like that he's made it a huge hilarious goddamn deal now.


Correction made. Hilarious is the right answer. No other candidate has ever made a big deal of this. It's something you do. Some have caught shiat because of it but that's part of running for President. Because the Romney camp has decided to pick this fight, then I really want to see why it's such a big deal now. And his wife can kiss my prole ass. "Her people" are fark-all shiat heads who think I owe them something.

I don't. Especially my vote.
 
2012-07-21 09:48:12 PM  

tony41454: 54% of you people want to see Romney's tax returns


No they don't. They'd rather see jobs, a booming economy and Obama kicked out of the WH on his ass.

Mitt's tax returns are a NON ISSUE. What IS an issue is Obama's fraudulent social security number and his fake birth certificate and all the LIES he's told about his past.


Sigh.

They're a huge issue because Romey has made them an issue. And nobody, nobody except radical nuts or unhinged freepers give two shiats about Obama's birth certificate or whatever "mysteries" you think exist with the President. In fact, your post paints you as pretty nutty. Settle down. Drink a beer. Reevaluate your news sources.

Romney's got something to hide. I want to see it now. I didn't before, but now I do.

/Loves it when somebody making less than a quarter million a year white knights Romney aka, "The worst presidential candidate in 40 years".
 
2012-07-21 09:54:12 PM  

Graffito: Vodka Zombie: Seth_The_Wide: I'd rather see Pelosi and Boehner's.

Maybe. Before, I couldn't give two shiats about seeing Mitt's returns. And then, after seeing how skittish he was about releasing them (a precedent set by his own father), my curiosity was piqued.

Look, I don't care if he paid nothing in taxes. Hell, if he did so legally, hats off to him. Navigating tax law to accomplish that is no small feat. But, that's if he did it legally.

I do care if he paid nothing in taxes. I am tired of right whingers telling me about the 47% of americans paying no income tax. I want to shove Mittens down their throats as an example of the 47%.


THIS.
 
2012-07-21 10:02:21 PM  

tony41454: 54% of you people want to see Romney's tax returns


No they don't. They'd rather see jobs, a booming economy and Obama kicked out of the WH on his ass.

Mitt's tax returns are a NON ISSUE. What IS an issue is Obama's fraudulent social security number and his fake birth certificate and all the LIES he's told about his past.


54% of people disagree with you.
 
2012-07-21 10:09:23 PM  

shruggingdowntheroad: HeartBurnKid: shruggingdowntheroad: I suggest a trade. One year's return, Romney's choice for Obama's college transcripts. One year's return, Obama's choice for the fast and furious documents. Sounds like a win for Obama. We know there's nothing damaging in the F&F documents.

So, what should Obama get for the 11 years of tax returns he's already released?

A pat on the head. Romny is not required to release anything. As I said with the media shilling for team Obama, I just don't see an upside.


There would be an upside if he had nothing to hide.
 
2012-07-21 10:10:17 PM  

Graffito: tony41454: 54% of you people want to see Romney's tax returns


No they don't. They'd rather see jobs, a booming economy and Obama kicked out of the WH on his ass.

Mitt's tax returns are a NON ISSUE. What IS an issue is Obama's fraudulent social security number and his fake birth certificate and all the LIES he's told about his past.

54% of people disagree with you.


Shh, he thinks that same 54% want to follow his lead in a massive lynch-mob.
 
2012-07-21 10:16:23 PM  

aug3: i bet the Tea Party will start protesting any day now, I mean look what they did to Fartbaba when he didn't release his birth certrificate...

wher
tax returds
whar !


It would be nice if I thought there was any shred of possibility of the Tea Party turning their sights on Romney. Not likely - they are too ideologically blind to see that they are being duped.

/hope I'm wrong
 
2012-07-21 10:30:58 PM  

Smackledorfer: Seth_The_Wide: DarwiOdrade: The Stealth Hippopotamus: DarwiOdrade: I'll take False Equivalences for $1600, Alex.

No, it's the same thing. They are in powerful postions in our government. We should know. I would like to see if Nancy is a generous with her money as she is with mine.

And Romney should release his taxes. Like 5 years or so.

Therefore everyone in a powerful position in government should release their tax returns? Funny, the only tradition of releasing tax returns I know of is among presidential candidates, since the 70s.


None of them are legally required to. "IT'S TRADITION" is a pretty stupid argument.

I wasn't implying that Romney shouldn't disclose his tax returns. But Congress has direct control over how money is collected and spent. I'd like to see how they're making their own money when they're so quick to spend mine. If Boehner buys stock in XYZ Company right before he passes legislation giving them an edge against their competitors I'd like to know. I think others would too. Insider trading may be perfectly legal for members of Congress, but I think their constituents have a right to make up their own minds about it.

Presidential candidates should only provide the minimum information legally required, and anyone requesting more is a socialist. Because voters ask for the information is a pretty stupid reason.


What about 50 years of precedent? Is that just "stupid" to you too? Between that 50 years of precedence of ALL other Presidential candidates, and the fact that Romney had no problem releasing 23 years of returns to McCain in 2008 when he did everything but BEG to be VP but was still passed over, I say that there are plenty of "smart" reasons requesting this info. The only stupidity is from comments like yours.
 
2012-07-21 10:35:32 PM  

Funbags: Honestly, what's the point? This election is a referendum on Obama.

No one voting for Romney is doing so because they like Romney, they simply hate Obama. And nothing in Romney's tax returns is going to make them hate Obama any less.

His returns could paint him as the most greedy, entitled 1%er who deliberately used his vast financial resources to completely game the IRS, and it isn't going to result in Romney gaining or losing any votes, so why bother?


You forget the Independents. Believe it or not, not everyone has made up their minds yet. A lot of people will have their heads buried in the sand until the last possible moment because they just flat out HATE "politics". Sad, but true.
 
2012-07-21 10:56:04 PM  

Bill Murray said I was weird: tony41454: 54% of you people want to see Romney's tax returns


No they don't. They'd rather see jobs, a booming economy and Obama kicked out of the WH on his ass.

Mitt's tax returns are a NON ISSUE. What IS an issue is Obama's fraudulent social security number and his fake birth certificate and all the LIES he's told about his past.

So how about you post his personal information then, like you do to people here, asshole? Or are you still too busy praying for his murder?


Seriously, how has Tony not been banned? The personal information thing alone should've gotten him thrown out on his hateful ass, let alone the kinda stuff that would interest the Secret Service.
 
2012-07-21 11:02:47 PM  

LordJiro: Bill Murray said I was weird: tony41454: 54% of you people want to see Romney's tax returns


No they don't. They'd rather see jobs, a booming economy and Obama kicked out of the WH on his ass.

Mitt's tax returns are a NON ISSUE. What IS an issue is Obama's fraudulent social security number and his fake birth certificate and all the LIES he's told about his past.

So how about you post his personal information then, like you do to people here, asshole? Or are you still too busy praying for his murder?

Seriously, how has Tony not been banned? The personal information thing alone should've gotten him thrown out on his hateful ass, let alone the kinda stuff that would interest the Secret Service.


He's protected - if you email the mods about him they just respond "we don't talk about other members" and suspend you instead.
 
2012-07-21 11:06:54 PM  

Bluster007: So just where are those Obama College grades? He is the smartest one yet? Right?

Or is that F in making jobs, just hurting Dems right now?


"F" in making jobs? More like a C-.

4 million jobs in a couple of years isn't great but it's not bad. Certainly better than lies about a half million jobs if we passed Keystone (more like 20,000 tops). Mittens doesn't have a clue how to create jobs, he only knows how to do the Bain Capital 'come in and fire everyone and then run away with all of the profits to hide in tax sheltered other countries' routine.
 
2012-07-21 11:15:22 PM  

Giltric: Aldon: Giltric: Meh, why are we focused on how much money one guy paid or didn't pay in taxes when we have a guy who fabricated his own biography sitting in the white house?

If Obama was really bad you conservatives would not have to lie so much about him.

I think what you are experiencing is called beaten wife syndrome or maybe stockholm syndrome ....its that one where you make excuses for the person or are convinced that the person really isn't that bad.


Look Beavis or giltric or whatever the fark your name is, we have had 4 years to make up our minds about Obama. Good or bad, diatribes like your aren't helping.

You act like everyone questioning Mitt is a super-libby lib. Not true dork. Most of us want to know just what the fark this elitist POS is hiding. And we don;t have a lot of time to make up our minds so him refusing to show the info that could ruin his political career or save it is just...damning.

Now go back to your sad little troll den and come up with a better troll.
 
2012-07-21 11:32:54 PM  

my lip balm addiction: There would be an upside if he had nothing to hide.


Am I the only one that suspects there's an ammended tax filing somewhere in the works?

Filed retroactively?
 
2012-07-22 01:03:06 AM  

my lip balm addiction: Smackledorfer: Seth_The_Wide: DarwiOdrade: The Stealth Hippopotamus: DarwiOdrade: I'll take False Equivalences for $1600, Alex.

No, it's the same thing. They are in powerful postions in our government. We should know. I would like to see if Nancy is a generous with her money as she is with mine.

And Romney should release his taxes. Like 5 years or so.

Therefore everyone in a powerful position in government should release their tax returns? Funny, the only tradition of releasing tax returns I know of is among presidential candidates, since the 70s.


None of them are legally required to. "IT'S TRADITION" is a pretty stupid argument.

I wasn't implying that Romney shouldn't disclose his tax returns. But Congress has direct control over how money is collected and spent. I'd like to see how they're making their own money when they're so quick to spend mine. If Boehner buys stock in XYZ Company right before he passes legislation giving them an edge against their competitors I'd like to know. I think others would too. Insider trading may be perfectly legal for members of Congress, but I think their constituents have a right to make up their own minds about it.

Presidential candidates should only provide the minimum information legally required, and anyone requesting more is a socialist. Because voters ask for the information is a pretty stupid reason.

What about 50 years of precedent? Is that just "stupid" to you too? Between that 50 years of precedence of ALL other Presidential candidates, and the fact that Romney had no problem releasing 23 years of returns to McCain in 2008 when he did everything but BEG to be VP but was still passed over, I say that there are plenty of "smart" reasons requesting this info. The only stupidity is from comments like yours.


my post was sarcasm
 
2012-07-22 01:56:05 AM  

SVenus: my lip balm addiction: There would be an upside if he had nothing to hide.

Am I the only one that suspects there's an ammended tax filing somewhere in the works?

Filed retroactively?


Stephanie Cutter apologized for that years ago
 
2012-07-22 05:55:53 AM  
I've said it before, and I'll say it again.

He's hiding something.

I want to know what it is.
 
2012-07-22 08:39:25 AM  

Halli: Wouldn't tax returns be a more fair trade since Obama has already showed his?


You brought a deck of pinochle cards to a backgammon game. Our friends on the right couldn't give less of a shiat about what's fair. They want to stick it to the libs, first, foremost and above all else.
 
2012-07-23 12:54:36 AM  

shotglasss: I'd rather see Nanzi Pelosi's returns and Obama's college records.

Lemme get this straight:

You'd prefer to see the college records of someone who has been on the job for 3+ years over finding out if a man worth 1/4th billion hid money overseas or paid any taxes? Really? You'd rather see if Obama got a D in science than find out if Romney is a job outsourcer or a morally bankrupt cheat? You'd prefer checking out a guy whose very existence has been scrutinized by the nano-second, who has been investigated by every nut in the world from Orly Taint to Sharif Joe, to seeing some tax returns that could reveal some amazingly damning shiat that would make a guy unfit for this office? That's what you're saying?

Please consider being a real patriot and not voting. I'm sure you're a lovely person, but being as intellectually uninterested as you are makes for one bad voter, no matter what side one is on. Obama's already in, so like him or hate him but there's nothing more to learn. Even the most rabid right-winger should have an interest in Romney's tax returns, if for no other reason than morbid curiosity. C'mon. Have some interest in your friggin' country, not some game about Kenyan Darkie being a gay muslim spaceman who studied witchcraft with the ghost of Karl Marx. It's worth it to find out about Romney even if you're absentee ballot is already filled out in your mind.
 
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