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2012-07-20 04:21:16 PM  
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2012-07-20 04:22:32 PM  
I think I'd settle for him releasing the 2008 and 2009 ones. That will show whether or not he took advantage of the IRS tax amnesty for unreported overseas accounts.
 
2012-07-20 04:26:45 PM  

abb3w: I think I'd settle for him releasing the 2008 and 2009 ones. That will show whether or not he took advantage of the IRS tax amnesty for unreported overseas accounts.


I want to see the ones from his years in retroactive retirement.
 
2012-07-20 04:29:07 PM  
Is this how it feels to be rabble?
 
2012-07-20 04:32:02 PM  
I'd rather see Pelosi and Boehner's.
 
2012-07-20 04:37:28 PM  
I want to know where she got that hat.
go.bloomberg.com
 
2012-07-20 04:38:10 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-20 04:39:30 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Is this how it feels to be rabble?


Heaven's no.
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Have you forgotten? We're TF, old boy.
 
2012-07-20 04:40:23 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I want to know where she got that hat.
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From the look of things, I'd say she stole it from the woman on her right.
 
2012-07-20 04:41:33 PM  
I do, but only for the lulz.

He's right in that no matter what's there, Obama's campaign would find a way to excoriate him, which would be lovely to see.
 
2012-07-20 04:42:13 PM  

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


When they run for President, you can.
 
2012-07-20 04:45:42 PM  

vernonFL: Seth_The_Wide: I'd rather see Pelosi and Boehner's.

When they run for President, you can.


I'm game for all politicians running for office to show their income tax returns. If they can have the power to raise, lower, keep taxs stable, we ought to know.

/Especially if they give tax breaks for corporations, football luxury boxes, etc.
 
2012-07-20 04:46:24 PM  

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


I'll take False Equivalences for $1600, Alex.
 
2012-07-20 04:55:04 PM  
If he used Turbo Tax, does that mean we still need to see them?
 
2012-07-20 04:55:07 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I want to know where she got that hat.
[go.bloomberg.com image 620x375]


Beachcomber hat

They're fantastic. If you can walk around wearing one of those, everyone knows that you're hot stuff.
 
2012-07-20 04:58:11 PM  

abb3w: I think I'd settle for him releasing the 2008 and 2009 ones. That will show whether or not he took advantage of the IRS tax amnesty for unreported overseas accounts.


I want to see if speculation is correct that he paid no taxes in 2009. The hate from that would be priceless.
 
2012-07-20 04:58:58 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-20 04:59:37 PM  
I think he needs to release them, but I won't be looking at them.
 
2012-07-20 04:59:54 PM  

AirForceVet: vernonFL: Seth_The_Wide: I'd rather see Pelosi and Boehner's.

When they run for President, you can.

I'm game for all politicians running for office to show their income tax returns. If they can have the power to raise, lower, keep taxs stable, we ought to know.

/Especially if they give tax breaks for corporations, football luxury boxes, etc.


I'm more interested in a nice tabular presentation of all the money Congresscritters made off of insider trading deals and why that was only barely discussed in the news.
 
2012-07-20 05:01:21 PM  

AirForceVet: I'm game for all politicians running for office to show their income tax returns. If they can have the power to raise, lower, keep taxs stable, we ought to know.


I agree, the way to do that is to ask your representative to make theirs public. If enough of their constituents asked them to, they probably would.
 
2012-07-20 05:03:43 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-20 05:05:26 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus:

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


Farther than that!
I wanna see the receipts for all that fetus disposal equipment.
Did they start out with just a pitchfork and a barrel fire and slowly build up, the American way?
 
2012-07-20 05:05:53 PM  
I remember when Howard Stern ran for Governor but had to drop out because he didn't want to show anyone his taxes.
 
2012-07-20 05:13:16 PM  

DarwiOdrade: 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.


I know the history.

And yes all members of Congress should release their tax info. Before I let them tell me I'm not giving enough I want to make damn sure they are "paying their fair share".
 
2012-07-20 05:28:45 PM  

neritz: abb3w: I think I'd settle for him releasing the 2008 and 2009 ones. That will show whether or not he took advantage of the IRS tax amnesty for unreported overseas accounts.

I want to see if speculation is correct that he paid no taxes in 2009. The hate from that would be priceless.


That's what I'm curious about. Investors took a hit thanks to the recession, and if there's one thing rich people know about when they lose of lot of invested money, it's how to pay those losses forward into a lower tax rate the following year. I may very well have paid 0% in 2009. Probably not illegal, but not exactly something he wants "us people" to know...
 
2012-07-20 05:29:36 PM  

DeltaPunch: I may very well have paid 0%


Dammit... HE may very well have
 
2012-07-20 05:31:56 PM  
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This movie was scarier when you didn't see the shark as much as was originally intended.

Also, see John Kerry and the Swift Boat stuff for more details.
 
2012-07-20 05:38:40 PM  

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


Pelosi and Boehner are running for president?
 
2012-07-20 05:38:52 PM  
This is a very interesting article that speculates that Romney had illegal over seas tax shelters and in 2009 he got IRS amnesty for them (they offered this for everyone) and that is why he can't release those tax years because it would be political suicide:


Did Mitt Romney Take the 2009 Swiss Bank Account Amnesty
 
2012-07-20 05:40:20 PM  

abb3w: I think I'd settle for him releasing the 2008 and 2009 ones. That will show whether or not he took advantage of the IRS tax amnesty for unreported overseas accounts.


Yeah lets see if he had illegal tax shelters.
 
2012-07-20 05:40:26 PM  

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.


Yeah, this. It's Romney's apparent terror at letting people see his returns that makes me want to see them.

It's like he said "Listen, don't ask about where I've been for the last five years. You know where my residency is now, I never lived outside of the US in that time, and that is all that is legally required." I normally couldn't care less about where someone lives but if they said that I would really like to know where they had been.
 
2012-07-20 05:42:43 PM  

odinsposse: It's like he said "Listen, don't ask about where I've been for the last five years. You know where my residency is now, I never lived outside of the US in that time, and that is all that is legally required." I normally couldn't care less about where someone lives but if they said that I would really like to know where they had been.


His incredible bungling of this is threatening to rename the Streisand Effect.
 
2012-07-20 05:43:02 PM  
I want to see if Willard Mitt Romney returned any salary he got from Bain when he was 'retroactively' retired.
 
2012-07-20 05:44:05 PM  

AirForceVet: vernonFL: Seth_The_Wide: I'd rather see Pelosi and Boehner's.

When they run for President, you can.

I'm game for all politicians running for office to show their income tax returns. If they can have the power to raise, lower, keep taxs stable, we ought to know.

/Especially if they give tax breaks for corporations, football luxury boxes, etc.


Am I already subscribed to your newsletter?
 
2012-07-20 05:44:17 PM  

neritz: abb3w: I think I'd settle for him releasing the 2008 and 2009 ones. That will show whether or not he took advantage of the IRS tax amnesty for unreported overseas accounts.

I want to see if speculation is correct that he paid no taxes in 2009. The hate from that would be priceless.


Makes sense. He was probably unemployed.

After listening to stories about how hard it is to find work, Romney said, "I should tell my story, I'm also unemployed," the Times reported.... Link
 
2012-07-20 05:48:28 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: DarwiOdrade: 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.

I know the history.

And yes all members of Congress should release their tax info. Before I let them tell me I'm not giving enough I want to make damn sure they are "paying their fair share".


You're asking for a new rule in addition to the one we already have. That's fine, and I tend to agree with you. But the post by Seth_The_Wide: was indeed a false equivalence.

We should institute your idea, I agree, but until we do, the equation of Representatives to Presidential candidates is misleading.
 
2012-07-20 05:48:33 PM  
The most patriotic thing a person can do is hide money in offshore bank accounts to skirt their responsibilities as an American citizen.
 
2012-07-20 05:48:46 PM  
I would have no prob with all politicians showing some of their income tax returns.
Like maybe just 2 years for house representatives but like 10 year for president and 6 years for senators or such.

But I do think it's more important for the president because it is one person who can make decisions not a group.
 
2012-07-20 05:48:49 PM  
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"Hater's gonna Hate"
 
2012-07-20 05:50:19 PM  

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.


No, it should be 12 years, just as his father did when he ran for president.
 
2012-07-20 05:50:42 PM  
A) did he take 2009 Tax Amnesty

B) How long was he getting money from Bain Capital

C) what rates was he paying.
 
2012-07-20 05:51:40 PM  

ObamaTheOmnipotent: [media.bonnint.net image 640x360]


"Hater's gonna Hate"


Rapers going to rape?
 
2012-07-20 05:51:48 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Is this how it feels to be rabble?


Yes.
 
2012-07-20 05:53:52 PM  
Romney will release his returns now or after the speculation that gets taken as fact is actually worse than the truth.

Romney is a moron if he thinks he can send out his disabled wife to diffuse the issue.

Romney is hiding something, maybe something so bad he thinks it will cost him the election. The tax issue isn't going away, I can smell blood in the water on this one.
 
2012-07-20 05:54:36 PM  

Corvus: A) did he take 2009 Tax Amnesty

B) How long was he getting money from Bain Capital

C) what rates was he paying.


Yes, 2002 for income, 2005 for stock, and 0%
 
2012-07-20 05:55:16 PM  

kapaso: Romney will release his returns now or after the speculation that gets taken as fact is actually worse than the truth.

Romney is a moron if he thinks he can send out his disabled wife to diffuse the issue.

Romney is hiding something, maybe something so bad he thinks it will cost him the election. The tax issue isn't going away, I can smell blood in the water on this one.


So can the Republican pundits that hate having to shill for Romney.
 
2012-07-20 05:55:57 PM  

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%.
 
2012-07-20 05:56:51 PM  
Romney is an experiment to see if a horrible candidate can be elected with a sufficient, nearly unlimited amount of money, and of course some dirty tricks in the right places.
 
2012-07-20 05:58:26 PM  

DeltaPunch: DeltaPunch: I may very well have paid 0%

Dammit... HE may very well have


Hi, Mitt! Who knew you were a Farker?!
 
2012-07-20 06:04:30 PM  
Tax amnesty is a total deal breaker.

If the answer is yes, Romney needs to drop out now.
 
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