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2012-07-31 09:47:05 PM
14 votes:
I've just uncovered a lost Philip K. Dick novel: "Do Androids Pay Any Taxes At All?"
2012-07-31 08:57:57 PM
9 votes:
If I release the returns, do you think they'll shut up?
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Nice world your party has created, isn't it?
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2012-07-31 08:34:00 PM
9 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: This is what it's like when rich Mormons fight, apparently.Roves cry.

2012-07-31 04:33:27 PM
9 votes:
Mitt Romney kicked a nun in the teeth and then got a tax credit for shoe repair.
2012-07-31 04:31:08 PM
6 votes:
Bain Investor Told Me That Mitt Romney 'Didn't Pay Any Taxes For 10 Years'

If this is true, Romney is beyond toast when he finally does release his Tax Returns. Well, for everyone but Team GOP. They'll love him more.

But I'll ask: if he paid no taxes, why didn't he create far more jobs than anybody else?
2012-07-31 09:38:17 PM
4 votes:
He's polling much better than I expected.

If it was just his hair that was being elected I would feel much more comfortable. His hairdo is very soothing, it's the meat below it that has me a bit nervous.
2012-07-31 08:26:21 PM
4 votes:
Mitt also wrote off his extensive Nazi memorabilia collection as a business expense in 1996. He did. Can't prove otherwise, can you?
2012-08-01 10:20:20 AM
3 votes:

DaSwankOne: You pathetic losers can kiss Romney's ass. You are just jealous.


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2012-08-01 12:20:15 AM
3 votes:
Come on, Mitt. We just want to see your tax returns

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since the year 2000
2012-08-01 12:04:21 AM
3 votes:
Asa Phelps: Three Crooked SquirrelsPersonally, I am disgusted by all the sleeze in politics, both sides, which is why I favor public funding of elections. But on the topic of Romney's returns, I don't think he did anything illegal. At least I doubt he did. There is the possibility of 2009 amnesty. But if that isn't in there, I think the reason he is hiding the returns is because he paid ridiculously low rates in certain years and they are afraid to have a discussion about tax fairness. They are afraid of ads saying "in 2008, Mitt Romney was worth a quarter of a billion dollars and paid a 2.4% tax rate. What did you pay in 2008?"

I am disgusted by all the sleeze in big business. Which is why i favor disclosure by Romney.



You're making a pretty bold statement here.
2012-07-31 11:50:54 PM
3 votes:
WHAR TAX RETERNS RMONEY WHAR?
2012-07-31 04:35:24 PM
3 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Bain Investor Told Me That Mitt Romney 'Didn't Pay Any Taxes For 10 Years'

If this is true, Romney is beyond toast when he finally does release his Tax Returns. Well, for everyone but Team GOP. They'll love him more.

But I'll ask: if he paid no taxes, why didn't he create far more jobs than anybody else?


And are you still allowed to biatch about taxes if your tax bill is zero?

And if you can't biatch about taxes, are you still a Republican?
2012-08-01 02:14:00 AM
2 votes:
Mitt Romney covered the expenses incurred with disposal of the body of the girl Glenn Beck may have raped and murdered in 1990. We know this because he deducted them on page 147 of his 1991 tax returns.
2012-08-01 01:52:18 AM
2 votes:
You know you're a biatch if Harry Reid can slap you around.
2012-08-01 01:08:14 AM
2 votes:

Wendy's Chili: Mitt Romney kicked a nun in the teeth and then got a tax credit for shoe repair.


Mitt Romney shiat on my doorstep and then got a tax credit for toilet paper.
2012-08-01 01:02:04 AM
2 votes:
Is it possible for private citizen Romney to be impeached before the election?
2012-07-31 11:59:05 PM
2 votes:
I wish some sheriff from some dumpy little county would step up and form a cold case posse to interview this Bain leak and see what's up. Also they should stand by to investigate the veracity of any returns released. The Barney Fifier the better.
2012-07-31 11:58:05 PM
2 votes:

johnnyrocket: When he can figure out how to write off his $500,000 'dressage' horse...then yes, Romney can figure out how to squirrel away all his cash and hide it from taxation.

His continual flubs should eat away at his poll numbers, the 100 of millions in ads may prop it up, but no amount of money can polish this Romney turd.


Karl Roves secret plan
2012-07-31 09:32:25 PM
2 votes:
Here's my favorite quote from Reid in that article:

"We feel comfortable in the Senate. Where the problem is, is this: Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election. They are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, 'Hey, we just bought America. Wasn't so bad. We still have a whole lot of money left.'"

Well-spoken, sir...
2012-07-31 08:57:48 PM
2 votes:
I heard, and I have no idea if this is true, that he can't release 12 years of returns because 12 years ago he didn't report the money he was paid to rape and murder a girl in 1990.
2012-07-31 04:53:08 PM
2 votes:
What a wonderful variation on "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" Well played.
2012-08-01 10:58:36 AM
1 votes:
Clearly, this is just Harry Reid's way of diverting attention from stories that Harry Reid is a pederast. In fact, that was a #1 trending Twitter topic last night. Astonishing that Reid has done nothing to address these serious allegations, especially if they're unfounded. I mean, even if there's no proof that Harry Reid is a pederast, given the gravity of the charges, it would only be reasonable for him to release his FBI records to establish that there's nothing to the suggestion that Harry Reid is a pederast. Why is Harry Reid running away from the suggestion that Harry Reid is a pederast? What's he hiding, exactly? And until he does something to squelch these rumors that Harry Reid is a pederast, what's a safe distance to keep him away from our children?
2012-08-01 09:56:31 AM
1 votes:
Unfounded accusations aren't as fun when they're leveled against your guy, eh GOP?
2012-08-01 09:46:51 AM
1 votes:

FlashHarry:
Either way, it's a darn interesting "no-win" situation from a guy who's essentially been running for president for YEARS. What the heck was he thinking?

this is what i don't get. and it's amazing he's gotten this far.


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Look who his competition was.
2012-08-01 09:27:19 AM
1 votes:

Brandyelf: This discussion is nice, but.... where are Romney's tax returns? If he didn't do anything wrong, there's a simple way to fix this.


Well, he has them, but they're written on golden plates.

And he's not allowed to show them to anyone else.

But he'll tell you exactly what's in them.

Trust him.
2012-08-01 09:01:49 AM
1 votes:
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2012-08-01 08:39:21 AM
1 votes:

GameSprocket: Riothamus: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: If you idiots are done arguing with the poor, persecuted little troll...

Oh, come on, it's fun! How often can I honestly brand someone as a heretic?

It's great to see Harry freaking Reid hand Mr. Money Tit his internal organs using birther tactics.

Even more, he's using birther tactics to raise questions on an actual goddamned relevant issue. I think Mr. Reid might be learning something.

I find these kinds of unverifiable attacks distasteful, but it would be easy enough to disprove. Since Romney seems unwilling to provide the truth, He leaves himself open to any attack that anyone wants to make.

Romney donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood three years ago.
Romney had over a billion dollars, but game most of it to the Michigan Neo Nazis.
Romney claimed a male spouse in 2010.

We could have all sorts of fun.


Oh please, those are all verifiable due to the tax returns. You can shut those down immediately.

Here's an example of an unverifiable true birther-style attack.


"I heard from a reliable source that leveraged buyouts involve a ritual known as 'sealing the deal' wherein the CEO of the dominant company performs oral sex on the CEO from the captured company as a means of equalizing humiliation. As CEO of Bain Capital, Mitt Romney may have 'sealed the deal' on dozens of occasions. So far he hasn't denied performing oral sex on other men...."
2012-08-01 08:10:39 AM
1 votes:

Hobodeluxe: walkingtall: Bypasssec: Absolutely correct! CHRIST as you refer to it is a convenient McGuffon for the Religious™ retards to rally around.

And so it begins......

actually he's right. the "Christ" of Republicans is nothing like the Christ in the Bible.

Jesus preached tolerance,humility,to help the poor,the sick,to pay your taxes and that worshiping mammon was a sin.

This idea of a prosperity gospel,of huge opulent temples in which to display your piety to be seen by man,to shun the poor,the sick and to judge others is an apostasy. And is exactly the type of false prophecy that the Bible warns against.


The greatest trick the devil ever pulled wasn't convincing the world that he didn't exist.

Oh no.

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing Evangelical Christians that he was God.

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2012-08-01 07:06:24 AM
1 votes:

snowshovel: Nothing like a lie to get Romney's successful foreign relationship trip out of the news cycle.


Successful? (spittake)
2012-08-01 07:04:59 AM
1 votes:
Nothing like a lie to get Romney's successful foreign relationship trip out of the news cycle.

Desperate times for Democrats are desperate, so it seems.
2012-08-01 06:54:44 AM
1 votes:

thamike: Good move on Reid's part. Romney's caught between a rock and a hard place. If he's hiding his finances because he used a tax loophole for ten years, he'll either release the info or be a liar. And if it's worse than not paying taxes, if it's something illegal, he'll be indicted while he's campaigning for president.

The latter is what I think is going on. I think there's something in there that may lead to charges and Romney's hoping to ride out the election without releasing the info. In fact, what if his entire motivation to become president is merely to put himself in a position to quash any investigation into his finances? It certainly would explain his complete lack of enthusiasm or finesse on the campaign trail. All he's doing is showing up for work and trying to gain access to the shredder.


Romney is a very bad candidate and there is nobody else worth a damn out there for the Republicans to rally around. Or even simply decent people who want to find a decent leader. There isnt anyone. So four more years of Obama with no reelection to hold him back. He even might get a super majority in Congress again if Romney keeps messing up as badly as he has been he is going to take all the incumbent Republican senators down with him. This is going to be a sad time. Far far reaching expansions of government power. More and more debt. More and more waste and corruption. 10-20% unemployment. Another recession. Maybe a depression. Hard times are a coming boys and girls. The rich are already jumping ship like rats leaving a sinking ship. Liberalism will rule the halls of power for the next 4 years. Unopposed and unchecked.
2012-08-01 06:50:39 AM
1 votes:

shotglasss: The last thing Obama wants to talk about is what he's accomplished over the last three and a half years.


You might want to tell him that.
2012-08-01 02:50:13 AM
1 votes:

Bladel: Considering how much mileage they are getting out of the "you didn't build that" lie, the Dems might as well go ahead and run with this.

And if it isn't true, well Mitt can always release his taxes to prove them wrong....


Only as long as he releases his long form tax returns.
2012-08-01 02:41:25 AM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Bain Investor Told Me That Mitt Romney 'Didn't Pay Any Taxes For 10 Years'

If this is true, Romney is beyond toast when he finally does release his Tax Returns. Well, for everyone but Team GOP. They'll love him more.

But I'll ask: if he paid no taxes, why didn't he create far more jobs than anybody else?


He did. In China.
2012-08-01 02:23:54 AM
1 votes:

NewportBarGuy: Mitt Romney covered the expenses incurred with disposal of the body of the girl Glenn Beck may have raped and murdered in 1990. We know this because he deducted them on page 147 of his 1991 tax returns.


he did it retroactively...
2012-08-01 02:13:18 AM
1 votes:

acefox1: Loucifer: You know you're a biatch if Harry Reid can slap you around.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Can you farking imagine what the right-wingers would be doing if the situation was reversed and Obama was refusing to disclose his tax returns?

It would be nuclear powered DERP to the power of infinity all day long until he released them.

Looking at the polls I'd say Romney has gotten off pretty light so far.


What, you mean Conservatives have a double-standard when it comes to their own candidates? Surely you jest?
2012-08-01 01:43:40 AM
1 votes:

ArmednHammered: Yeah, whatever.
Seven of the top ten richest butt clowns in Congress are Democrats.
How much in taxes have they avoided paying?
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2012-08-01 01:42:31 AM
1 votes:

ArmednHammered: Yeah, whatever.


Both siedz aer bad so voet rMoney!
2012-08-01 01:32:17 AM
1 votes:

kronicfeld: Hearsay within hearsay. Come on.


Come on yourself. Hearsay and "gut feeling" was more than enough for you assholes to invade Iraq. Now suddenly it's not good enough?
2012-08-01 01:28:12 AM
1 votes:
Since the Tea Party is so upset over all of the Americans who don't pay taxes, I assume they'll be voting against Rmoney? Excuse me while I ROFL.
2012-08-01 01:27:28 AM
1 votes:

propasaurus: Because Americans want someone who will do the bare minimum and no more.


I'm counting your pieces of flair.

You DO want to express yourself, don't you?
2012-08-01 01:08:10 AM
1 votes:
October Surprise:

Warren Buffet will come out and drop a bomb on Romney's dealings at Bain.
2012-08-01 01:04:28 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: The Romney campaign's press secretary, Andrea Saul, has previously denied rumors that Romney didn't pay "any taxes at all."

Oh, I'm sure at some point he bought a pack of gum of something and paid sales tax on it.


No, I bet he drove (or had an aide drive) to New Hampshire to avoid sales tax.
2012-08-01 12:42:03 AM
1 votes:

my lip balm addiction: Three Crooked Squirrels: Lsherm: czei: Sure, Mitt can release his tax returns, but then how do we know that they're *really* his tax returns? They could be easily faked, so maybe we should get some county Sheriff to look 'em over just to make sure.

Seriously, though, Romney doesn't need to release them, all it'll take is a question at the debates that brings up the subject, where either the moderator flat out asks each candidate how much they paid in taxes, or Obama says "I've paid 30% in taxes for decades", how about you?

Small point of correction, but Obama didn't pay 30%, either. I haven't gone through all of his tax returns, but he's still paying less than the average American. However, he's almost certainly paying more than Romney.

Your own article says he pays much more than the average American. He paid slightly less than the average 1%er because he gave a bunch to charity.

The Mormon church is not a "charity" it is a hate group masquerading as a church.

/see Prop. 8 in California if you don't believe me


I'm pretty sure Obama didn't give to the LDS. Read that post over.
2012-08-01 12:24:33 AM
1 votes:
So, Ron Paul at the convention, eh?
2012-07-31 11:50:50 PM
1 votes:
On my phone, *every* ad on Fark is a Romney campaign ad. I don't think he'll gain much support from a site with fact-based readers.
2012-07-31 11:39:50 PM
1 votes:
"When a man assumes public office he should consider himself public property"

~Thomas Jefferson

Why do Republicans hate the Founding Fathers?
2012-07-31 10:55:23 PM
1 votes:
Some think I have too much interest in US politics as a Canadian.

Anyways, my 7 year old daughter often asks me questions about US politics. I'm not shy about telling her why I think Romney would be a bad choice for US President.

Anyways, I said something bad (but polite) about Romney the other day and she said "He's like the Mayor in they Yogi Bear movie" and I told her she was very smart and very correct and he most certainly is.
2012-07-31 10:46:42 PM
1 votes:
so the leader of the Senate that gets his money from insider trading and favors from his contributors, the guy that has his sons working as lobbiests, the guy that made millions in real estate from political favors is attacking the rich guy for adhering to a tax code that is written by the Senate the leader heads. and democrats are outraged at Romney?
2012-07-31 10:46:14 PM
1 votes:

czei: Seriously, though, Romney doesn't need to release them, all it'll take is a question at the debates that brings up the subject, where either the moderator flat out asks each candidate how much they paid in taxes, or Obama says "I've paid 30% in taxes for decades", how about you?


Obama should casually state that he pays his fair, unlike his opponent who for several years paid zero in taxes. Just drop it on his head like a goddamn bag of hammers. Mitt will get flustered, and pretty much his only defense would be "if you saw my taxes, you'd know that I've never payed zero in taxes," which would lead to one of the most awkward moments in debate history. The alternative is to admonish Obama for saying something uncalled for, but whoever does that in a debate always looks bad.

Romney could always bet him $10,000 that he's paid all his taxes.
2012-07-31 10:41:02 PM
1 votes:
"You know, I think it's fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms..."

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2012-07-31 10:28:38 PM
1 votes:

Bontesla: Bladel: Considering how much mileage they are getting out of the "you didn't build that" lie, the Dems might as well go ahead and run with this.

And if it isn't true, well Mitt can always release his taxes to prove them wrong....

What's amazing is that Rmoney feels this is preferred to actually releasing his returns.


The load of bullsh*t we're supposed to be swallowing from Romney is this: "I have nothing to hide in my tax returns, but if I release them the Democrats will nevertheless find ways to attack me based on all the severely normal and perfectly legal things that are in there."
2012-07-31 10:27:09 PM
1 votes:
Broke ass Republican: "Rich guy, no taxes? He's our better. No taxes sounds about right. You still hate gays and minorities, right?"
2012-07-31 10:13:50 PM
1 votes:
Mitt Romney invested in Mapplethorpe artwork and wrote it off as decoration for his home/office.
2012-07-31 10:01:18 PM
1 votes:

Ambivalence: FlashHarry: whatever it is, clearly mittens thinks the political fallout for not releasing his returns is preferable to the fallout that would come from releasing them.

Either way, it's a darn interesting "no-win" situation from a guy who's essentially been running for president for YEARS. What the heck was he thinking?


"I'm better than everyone else, and I don't need to play by their rules, because I'm awesome."
2012-07-31 09:43:48 PM
1 votes:

brap: He's polling much better than I expected.

If it was just his hair that was being elected I would feel much more comfortable. His hairdo is very soothing, it's the meat below it that has me a bit nervous.


His eyebrows are tremendous. Caterpillars tremble in fear.
2012-07-31 09:34:28 PM
1 votes:

EngineerBoy: Here's my favorite quote from Reid in that article:

"We feel comfortable in the Senate. Where the problem is, is this: Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election. They are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, 'Hey, we just bought America. Wasn't so bad. We still have a whole lot of money left.'"

Well-spoken, sir...


Reid is a tough bastard when he wants to be. Dude knows politics.
2012-07-31 07:49:09 PM
1 votes:

wejash: JerseyTim: I'm also sticking with the "really, really undertithed" theory.


The "I didn't pay any taxes -- and that proves how farked up our Tax Code is BUT ALSO how smart I am!" ad practically writes itself. Who doesn't cheer for someone sneaky enough to get away with something completely legally, at some level?

The way-under-tithed thing is really interesting. If he has to catch-up tens of millions to LDS, he might be willing to take the hit politically in return for keeping the cash. After all, he's mostly spending other people's money on this campaign as well.


I worked for a mormon family. A cousin of the family was caught under tithing (the separated and scorned wife tipped off the sect leaders).

It was a huge freaking deal. The church used him as an example during sermons. They constantly bullied him. Members approached him - sent their children to approach him.
2012-07-31 06:25:44 PM
1 votes:
A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.

"Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years," Reid recounted the person as saying.

"He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain," said Reid. "But obviously he can't release those tax returns. How would it look?


Well if that's not an airtight allegation I don't know what is.
2012-07-31 05:22:30 PM
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: This is what it's like when rich Mormons fight, apparently.


Rich Mormon v Rich Mormon in power. Heh.
2012-07-31 05:04:09 PM
1 votes:
This is what it's like when rich Mormons fight, apparently.
2012-07-31 04:55:08 PM
1 votes:

Dogberry: What a wonderful variation on "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" Well played.


actually, it's a classic use of "weasel words." fox does it all the time: "there are those who say that the president is a communist pedophile." they're not saying... they're just saying...
2012-07-31 04:44:30 PM
1 votes:
It seems likely this is the case. But he has claimed to have been audited. Can the IRS confirm what year this audit took place?

Anyone?
2012-07-31 04:31:52 PM
1 votes:

Ambivalence: FlashHarry: whatever it is, clearly mittens thinks the political fallout for not releasing his returns is preferable to the fallout that would come from releasing them.

Either way, it's a darn interesting "no-win" situation from a guy who's essentially been running for president for YEARS. What the heck was he thinking?


this is what i don't get. and it's amazing he's gotten this far.

but he did release them to the mccain campaign when they were vetting him for veep - and they picked palin. that should tell you everything you need to know.
2012-07-31 04:26:38 PM
1 votes:
whatever it is, clearly mittens thinks the political fallout for not releasing his returns is preferable to the fallout that would come from releasing them.
 
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