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2012-08-02 10:26:30 PM
If you had a band put out an album called "Dead Fetus Portfolio" I'd probably buy a copy.
 
2012-08-02 10:27:32 PM

Lost Thought 00: dofus: There's a lot of things you can criticize Romney about but I think this tax return thing is the worst.

Elaborate. Why should a man advocate a policy of raising taxes on others so that he can cut his own not first demonstrate how his tax burden is crippling his ability to function properly in the economy?


And that's the crux of the issue. The main plank of the conservative econonmic policy is that taxes are too high on the job creators and they aren't able to function optimally as a result. Romney is the poster child for the taxed enough already 1%ers. If it turns out that the highest rate he paid in the last 10 years is 10% then all that taxed enough bs gets exposed
 
2012-08-02 10:29:23 PM

nmrsnr: Gyrfalcon: And Mittens isn't even a lawyer!

Actually... Mitt Romney "passed the Michigan bar exam in July 1975".

So he is, though he never practiced.


Ah. Well, that explains why he's so slimy. Old School lawyer, at that.
 
2012-08-02 10:29:39 PM
"You know, I think it's fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms..."

www.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-08-02 10:30:32 PM

Lost Thought 00: Mrbogey: queenstacela: I don't know if I believe the 0% thing, but he's got to be hiding something.

I'm sure there's something that can be made hay over. Hell, there were pundits that ridiculed his taking a tax deduction on a horse. There's something in there that can be twisted. So Romney is going to let people look like conspiracy nuts. Same thing Obama did with the birthers for so long.

That analogy would make more sense had Obama not released his birth certificate, or if there were a long standing tradition of candidates releasing their birth certificates.


Or if Obama had spent his entire life building multiple legitimate identities through questionable proxy while erasing the birth records of thousands of people, trading them in untraceable bundles, having them scrubbed, and then buying them back at the lowest possible cost, leaving the initial investors bankrupt, while still making a profit off the accrued lifetimes of those whose records were erased in the first place. Then we might be talking about making a comparison.
 
2012-08-02 10:30:46 PM

DamnYankees: queenstacela: Mrbogey: More documents must be released so any little thing can be nitpicked and used against him. Same thing that happened in the Illinois race with Ryan. Glad to see Obama likes to stay with what works for him.

As a citizen of IL, if you want dirty politics and political races, than IL is a pretty good example. He learned it from the best corrupted political machine in Chicago politics.

I never understand this argument. Obama has literally never held political office in Chicago.


Well, at least it wasn't an office that you've heard about. But that's okay. They downplay things like that. Like how they are keeping that whole nuclear material to Iran for the infiltration of the Euro press corp to embarass Romney on his trip. The fact that Romney came through with flying colors working against that is just another Obama embarassment, but I digress. But yeah, but yeah, keep an eye on them...they do a good job of protecting the people they want to protect. It all goes back to the almighty dollar, and just like everyone else, they follow the green.
 
2012-08-02 10:31:40 PM
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2012-08-02 10:34:21 PM

Insult Comic Bishounen: abb3w: Ed Finnerty: [pic]

Have you done a blinking positive/negative GIF yet?

Got you covered:

[img198.imageshack.us image 843x403]


Thanks for the seizure!
 
2012-08-02 10:35:13 PM

snowshovel: Well, at least it wasn't an office that you've heard about. But that's okay. They downplay things like that. Like how they are keeping that whole nuclear material to Iran for the infiltration of the Euro press corp to embarass Romney on his trip. The fact that Romney came through with flying colors working against that is just another Obama embarassment, but I digress.


What do you believe you just digressed from?
 
2012-08-02 10:35:46 PM
Once the 0% think becomes the accepted probable reason.... and they're still not released...then it's something worse.

I still think it'll be a lowish rate, and hundred little cheats and flukes, but mainly a massive tithing underpayment.
 
2012-08-02 10:37:13 PM

Hagbardr: PanicMan: I_C_Weener: I heard from someone somewhere that one time Mitt Romney water skiied through a no wake zone. Well, that's what Mr. Reid said anyway.

I got pulled over in a no wake zone for speeding. And once on a bike. Never been pulled over in a car though.

I got pulled over for the first time the other night. Expired registration. Oops. Got off with a warning and renewed online when I got home.

/cool story bro


Actually, thanks. You reminded me I have to do my emissions test.
 
2012-08-02 10:37:47 PM

cchris_39: Rich people have the very best tax lawyers and accounting firms doing their tax work? Stunning!

I am, Ric Romero

/apparently so are alot of you.


You being a Republican, do you think he should show any more tax returns?
 
2012-08-02 10:37:50 PM
Look, if you can't trust guys like THESE to do the right thing when it comes to money, who can you trust?

www.redstate.com
 
2012-08-02 10:38:49 PM
Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).
 
2012-08-02 10:39:17 PM

Bungles: Once the 0% think becomes the accepted probable reason.... and they're still not released...then it's something worse.

I still think it'll be a lowish rate, and hundred little cheats and flukes, but mainly a massive tithing underpayment.


Honestly, I think paying 0% legally is MORE harmful that flat out tax evasion.
 
2012-08-02 10:41:07 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).


Another Republican, should Romney release any more tax returns or keep it a mystery, hold out until the election is over?
 
2012-08-02 10:42:00 PM

shower_in_my_socks: Look, if you can't trust guys like THESE to do the right thing when it comes to money, who can you trust?

[www.redstate.com image 560x437]


www.costumeshopper.com

It duh millennium, dog.
 
2012-08-02 10:42:19 PM
if I had paid more than are legally due, I don't think I'd be qualified to become president.

Yes, because doing more than you are required is not a trait we want in a national leader. Only do the bare minimum and not an ounce more.
 
2012-08-02 10:44:10 PM
i158.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-02 10:45:17 PM

NateGrey: tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).

Another Republican, should Romney release any more tax returns or keep it a mystery, hold out until the election is over?


You're talking to the same people who are suddenly all for photo ID requirements for voting, but who would sh*t a Nokia if anybody ever mentioned photo ID requirements for gun ownership. It's plain and simple--they are exactly what you think they are.
 
2012-08-02 10:46:51 PM

SN1987a goes boom: Yes, because doing more than you are required is not a trait we want in a national leader. Only do the bare minimum and not an ounce more.


Bare minimum, I wouldn't necessarily blame him. But Romney's a straight-up grifter.
 
2012-08-02 10:48:13 PM

Coco LaFemme: Before Mitt Romney, I didn't know there were people sleazier than used car salesmen and pawn brokers.


HA! Let me help a brotha out.

Just sayin'...

/I didn't read the list, and I'm stupid, so no point trying to argue with me.
//Gas = $2 gallon or less the beginning of November, I'm voting for President Obama.
///That's my criteria.
 
2012-08-02 10:48:35 PM

NateGrey: tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).

Another Republican, should Romney release any more tax returns or keep it a mystery, hold out until the election is over?


Not a Republican, but I'll answer anyway.

I think 0bama and the press should stop making it an issue. It is completely irrelevant to being President and fixing the economy.

If this is all 0bama can do, then I think it is smart not to release anything and just have 0bama sound like a broken record while Romney pounds him on things voters care about, like the economy and jobs.

Then, if there is nothing heinous in the returns (my guess is that maybe he donated to planned parenthood which would annoy his base), release them a week before the election and deflate 0bama completely.

No different than the birther thing. It went on and on, people speculated, got out of hand, then 0bama said, okay, here it is...and woosh, so many people got washed away.
 
2012-08-02 10:48:44 PM

NateGrey: tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).

Another Republican, should Romney release any more tax returns or keep it a mystery, hold out until the election is over?


Dude, it's tenpoundsofcheese. I'm pretty sure the bolded line is in half the threads in the politics tab. Either he's a troll and will not back down at all to get under your skin, or he's for real and will not back down because n0fartbongo, etc. With the insanity of the GOP this election cycle, I simply do not possess a troll detector of appropriately fine calibration to tell the difference anymore. Either way, not worth the time or effort.
 
2012-08-02 10:51:47 PM

Greil: NateGrey: tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).

Another Republican, should Romney release any more tax returns or keep it a mystery, hold out until the election is over?

Dude, it's tenpoundsofcheese. I'm pretty sure the bolded line is in half the threads in the politics tab. Either he's a troll and will not back down at all to get under your skin, or he's for real and will not back down because n0fartbongo, etc. With the insanity of the GOP this election cycle, I simply do not possess a troll detector of appropriately fine calibration to tell the difference anymore. Either way, not worth the time or effort.


Wut?
Why is 0bama focusing so much on the negative attacks, so early in the cycle?

He admitted he hasn't been able to communicate what he did during his term...so not a surprise that his campaign has to go negative so early.
 
2012-08-02 10:52:08 PM

DeltaPunch: Insult Comic Bishounen: abb3w: Ed Finnerty: [pic]

Have you done a blinking positive/negative GIF yet?

Got you covered:

[img198.imageshack.us image 843x403]

I used to make GIFs using Flash, then with some command line crap in Linux (my god that sucked) -- can I ask what you use?

Or perhaps someone else can recommend something basic for making a 2-3 frame GIFs like that?


Photoshop if you've got it. If not, ImageMagick will do it.
 
2012-08-02 10:52:20 PM

Tumunga: //Gas = $2 gallon or less the beginning of November, I'm voting for President Obama.
///That's my criteria.


Well, at least you aren't simple-minded.
 
2012-08-02 10:52:26 PM

Thrag: Mugato: Is he that stupid or that arrogant?

Yes.


Came to post this very answer. Shakes tiny fist... ;^)

Opiate of the Lasses: StoneColdAtheist: Sweet Baby Jeebus, the schadenfreude is giving me the weirdest boner.

More eloquently than I would have put it, but THIS!


LOL..thanks!

/makes small bow
 
2012-08-02 10:53:12 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Not a Republican


But you just happen to vote for them every election anyway...
 
2012-08-02 10:54:04 PM
I think that if it comes out that Romney got the 2009 tax amnesty deal his poll numbers would tank in a big way. If this happens, do you guys really think the GOP will stick with him?

I know that right now he seems like their only chance, but given the shiatstorm of negatives that would come from being a confirmed tax evader who got amnesty for his crimes - don't you think the GOP would pressure him to drop out before the convention?

God it would be awesome to have an open Republican convention. It would be like a powerball drawing in an insane asylum. Whatever derpster wins the golden ticket would ride into glorious infamy.

This shiat could really happen.
 
2012-08-02 10:54:45 PM
Is it coincidence that "Romney" sounds like "RAW MONEY"?
 
2012-08-02 10:54:59 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Why is 0bama focusing so much on the negative attacks, so early in the cycle?


Because Rmoney is so vulnerable to them...duh!
 
2012-08-02 10:55:01 PM
Yeah, IRS audit.... Weird! They audited me for not deducting a bunch of stuff that "Their research and records said I should have deducted..." I was too lazy to do the extra work, so I I didn't... I didn't think it was worth my time and effort. But then I had to do the farking work a couple years worth anyways... And... They said (I embellish) "Dude, deduct everything... You could have gotten a several thousand dollars back.. And the result of your audit is that your get a bigger refund anyway" A few hundred dollars, could have been more... not the full amount because I don't keep good records of shiat. Yeah... the time it takes to me is worth more than the stupid record keeping and work. But they want every fracking detail of what you do...
 
2012-08-02 10:56:30 PM

queenstacela: DamnYankees: queenstacela: Mrbogey: More documents must be released so any little thing can be nitpicked and used against him. Same thing that happened in the Illinois race with Ryan. Glad to see Obama likes to stay with what works for him.

As a citizen of IL, if you want dirty politics and political races, than IL is a pretty good example. He learned it from the best corrupted political machine in Chicago politics.

I never understand this argument. Obama has literally never held political office in Chicago.

DamnYankees: queenstacela: Mrbogey: More documents must be released so any little thing can be nitpicked and used against him. Same thing that happened in the Illinois race with Ryan. Glad to see Obama likes to stay with what works for him.

As a citizen of IL, if you want dirty politics and political races, than IL is a pretty good example. He learned it from the best corrupted political machine in Chicago politics.

I never understand this argument. Obama has literally never held political office in Chicago.

Do you live in IL? I can almost guarantee that Obama, coming out of Chicago, elected to State Senate and not finishing that term, straight to Presidency has worked with Chicago politicians. Rahm Emmanuel went from the White House to Mayor of Chicago. He learned to play the game and unlike Blago understands how it needs to be done. Nothing against him, but it's pretty much understood here. Now Romney never learned the game and how to play it with regular people instead of his peers.


I lived in IL but now I'm in CA and even I knew that Obama became a US Senator before he became President.
 
2012-08-02 10:57:13 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).


img155.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-02 10:57:57 PM
"I don't pay more [taxes] than are legally due, and frankly, if I had paid more than are legally due, I don't think I'd be qualified to become president. I'd think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires."

I don't expect Romney to pay more than he is due, but this is the absolutely most ridiculous thing Romney has come up with. And this is coming from "Mr Ridiculous" himself. This is possibly the stupidest thing anyone has come up with in a similar situation.

Ever
 
2012-08-02 10:58:34 PM
tenpoundsofcheese: The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.


LOL. Romney won't talk about his crowning achievement as governor of Mass, and after touting his business experience, he suddenly doesn't want to talk about what he did as a businessman or how he made his money. So what about Romney's record are we allowed to talk about?

Regarding Obama, I'll talk about the massive financial turnaround that has been orchestrated after Bush nearly destroyed this country, the stock market compared to when he took office, his success at finally getting Osama bin Laden... we can talk about it all day long, if you want. But we already know all of that. We don't know anything about Romney compared to how much we know about Obama.

So it's Romney's turn to talk about his "record" -- but he won't! He is operating his campaign at an unprecedented level of secrecy. He allows very little press access, he won't release the same amount of tax returns as his opponent, he doesn't want to discuss off-shore tax shelter bank accounts. So fark him, until he lets the American people know exactly who the fark it is they're voting for.
 
2012-08-02 10:59:59 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "You know, I think it's fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms..."

[www.washingtonpost.com image 606x404]


Hey, wait a sec...

www.washingtonpost.comlegalinsurrection.com

Did the Washington Post hire a sex offender list registered nature photographer for the Politics section?
 
2012-08-02 11:00:50 PM

Loucifer: God it would be awesome to have an open Republican convention.



They would have to pad the walls of the convention hall.
 
2012-08-02 11:01:13 PM
As much as I'd like to think this guy is a complete joke and a hack (which he absolutely is) and has no chance beating Obama, I have to remember a few important things.
1) Half of this country doesn't believe in evolution.
2) George W. Bush won TWICE.
 
2012-08-02 11:02:45 PM

StoneColdAtheist: tenpoundsofcheese: Why is 0bama focusing so much on the negative attacks, so early in the cycle?

Because Rmoney is so vulnerable to them...duh!


I would like to point out that that moron you're indulging just called August of an election year "so early in the cycle."
 
2012-08-02 11:03:05 PM

Tumunga: Coco LaFemme: Before Mitt Romney, I didn't know there were people sleazier than used car salesmen and pawn brokers.

HA! Let me help a brotha out.

Just sayin'...

/I didn't read the list, and I'm stupid, so no point trying to argue with me.
//Gas = $2 gallon or less the beginning of November, I'm voting for President Obama.
///That's my criteria.


So you'll vote for Obama if we have another global financial meltdown? Because that is the only way gasoline is going below $2 by November, or ever for that matter.
 
2012-08-02 11:04:11 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).


It's the only thing the internal polling is shwoing that's anything close to being effectiive against Romney. It's all they got, the poor souls. Let them be.


www.thebestdamnpoll.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

/The farklibtards think it's working.
 
2012-08-02 11:04:37 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).


The only reason why the hard right continues their futile war to prove President Obama is not eligible for the United States is because they dont want people remembering shiat that happened from 2005-2009
 
2012-08-02 11:05:12 PM

cman: tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).

The only reason why the hard right continues their futile war to prove President Obama is not eligible for the United States Presidency is because they dont want people remembering shiat that happened from 2005-2009


Fixt
 
2012-08-02 11:07:07 PM

tenpoundsofcheese:

Not a Republican,


Hey look, he's lying again.
 
2012-08-02 11:07:40 PM

thamike: StoneColdAtheist: tenpoundsofcheese: Why is 0bama focusing so much on the negative attacks, so early in the cycle?

Because Rmoney is so vulnerable to them...duh!

I would like to point out that that moron you're indulging just called August of an election year "so early in the cycle."


Oops, my bad. It's such a target-rich environment tonight that I simply missed that one.
 
2012-08-02 11:09:57 PM

Tumunga: tenpoundsofcheese: Yeah, we are good. If he obeyed the law, wtf is the problem?

The only reason 0bama is trying to make this a big deal is that he can't run on his record.

Bush never hounded Kerry for being rich....especially after Kerry released his tax returns, but wouldn't release his wife's tax return (as if he doesn't benefit from her wealth and investments and her tax strategies).

It's the only thing the internal polling is shwoing that's anything close to being effectiive against Romney. It's all they got, the poor souls. Let them be.


[www.thebestdamnpoll.com image 364x242]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 550x445]

/The farklibtards think it's working.


Yes because when you're running on a platform that you're "taxed enough already", it might be relevant if people want to see just how much taxes you really paid. Doubly relevant when your own father was the first to start the practice of releasing tax returns.
 
2012-08-02 11:11:49 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: Yes because when you're running on a platform that you're "taxed enough already", it might be relevant if people want to see just how much taxes you really paid. Doubly relevant when your own father was the first to start the practice of releasing tax returns.


On the plus side, they're copping to the absurdity of the birth certificate thing in droves now.
 
2012-08-02 11:12:55 PM
I see the trolls have arrived.
 
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