HeartBurnKid: imontheinternet: Her anonymous "credible source" confirmed that some guy is saying that Romney paid 0 taxes. This is a bullshiat non-story. When somebody is ready to go on the record in front of a camera, you've got a story, until then leave it alone.As we all know, responsible reporters only report what's on record. That's why we knew the identity of Deep Throat from day 1.
Vlad_the_Inaner: "What did the rich people ever build for us?""Roads?""Nope""Bridges""Nope"
sprawl15: I'm starting to wonder if Romney is a liberal plant and his campaign is complex performance art: a Life of Brian-esque satire of rich people.
Pocket Ninja: Do people who read Daily Kos really call themselves Kossacks? Is this true or just some stupid little bit of silliness this one blogger uses?
shower_in_my_socks: Captain Dan: Mitt Romney is probably the most intelligent candidate to run for President since Jimmy Carter.What are you basing this off of?
Trapper439: Dimensio: As I have stated previously: until President Obama releases his complete educational transcripts from kindergarten through college, admission applications for the same, his entire medical history, the entire medical history of his mother, the microfilm of his birth certificate and every passport that he has ever used ever, then requests for Mr. Romney's tax returns are not reasonable and hypocritical.This.Where are Fartbongo 0nambla's kindergarten fingerpaintings of Karl Marx? Whar?
Imperialism: No, all Bash did was find the same source Reid did.
LordJiro: Corvus: OHHH OHHH!Romney is farked if this story is true. Reid is one thing but a news source also saying it's true is going to make it 10 worse. And now Romney is on record saying it is untrue.It's a nice trap. Romney can let the lie (if it is a lie) about him paying no taxes run rampant, OR he can release the tax returns. And he's made it clear that there's SOMETHING damaging in those returns...so either way, he's farked.
Cat Food Sandwiches: Imperialism: No, all Bash did was find the same source Reid did.Without naming the source, she didn't confirm shiat.
Bucky Katt: They went with Sarah because she looks better in a skirt than Mitt.
WombatControl: Oh look, a highly credible source gave me this super-secret memo:
Skleenar: skullkrusher: Romney still had to sign his returns. He knew what was in there.Actually, he has already used the excuse that he didn't read his tax returns when he signed them the LAST time he was caught lying about his tax returns./see previous links if you doubt this.
colon_pow: i bet romney has nothing to hide and he's just playing the opposition. he'll probably offer to trade one year's tax return for obamas college transcripts. maybe another year for the fast and furious documents, and so on.
cgw_niu: It did take him several years and Donald Fricken Trump for him to release the real one
More_Like_A_Stain: Withholding them isn't exactly a genius move.
cgw_niu: so what laws are we asserting that Romney broke?
FishStampede: Derp up there does actually bring up a good point, that the oft-used argument about people who pay zero federal income tax is they still pay other taxes like sales tax, social security, etc. If Mitt paid zero income tax, it's true he still probably paid taxes everywhere. Unless he managed to completely write off his homes as churches, buy everything online but have a minion pick it up from the distributor thus avoiding S&H, etc. That would just be completely silly.We can be outraged about him not paying INCOME taxes at his level of wealth, but we do have to acknowledge he put into the pot somewhere along the way, even if he might have put a ten in but taken a buck or two back out and snickered as he walked away.
Captain Dan: Romney should offer to release his tax returns in exchange for Obama releasing his college transcripts. It would be an instant Great Moments in Politics./they're both probably mildly embarrassing but innocuous
Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: dr_blasto: Dinki: dr_blasto: 2010 tax was complete. TManateeGag: Since this is CNN reporting, it could be the exact opposite for all we know.Um, it's CNN, not Fox. CNN may be incompetent, but they aren't the liars of Fox.True, but everyone knows that when CNN reports something you need to doublecheck that they haven't hosed it again. I'll give them the credit that they're not necessarily intentionally bullshiatting like FOX does.CNN is proof positive that you should not attribute to malice what is better attributed to incompetence. They're dumb as a bag of hammers. Although I am inclined to believe Mitt Romney is shadier than a live oak, I'm going to wait until this is confirmed by an organization that isn't the international symbol for cranial-rectal inversion.
Serious Black: You forgot the rape, buddy.
skullkrusher: Paying NO taxes is quite another feat altogether
Jackson Herring: sprawl15: I'm starting to wonder if Romney is a liberal plant and his campaign is complex performance art: a Life of Brian-esque satire of rich people.when do we get to see his penis
sprawl15: HotWingConspiracy: Boxcutta: How stupid is Harry Reid to double down on this stuff?Now, when Mitt releases the returnsIf that happens, then Reid is farking brilliant.And if the source happens to have exaggerated in his descriptions, that will be brushed aside in the flood of LOOK AT HOW MUCH HIS DANCING HORSE COSTS reports.
qorkfiend: "I did the bare minimum; make me President!"
randomjsa: "People are stupid. They will believe anything either because they want it to be true or they are afraid that it might be true."So basically the IRS hasn't ruined Romney's life by now... because? Go on, tell us.Romney released one year of tax returns and the results have been an unprecedented campaign of distortion and lies from liberals about it. He's going to release this years tax returns, and the results will be another campaign of distortions and lies from liberals. I'm terribly sorry if Romney isn't given you material to distort and lie about because you sure as hell can't run on Obama's record.
Dimensio: As I have stated previously: until President Obama releases his complete educational transcripts from kindergarten through college, admission applications for the same, his entire medical history, the entire medical history of his mother, the microfilm of his birth certificate and every passport that he has ever used ever, then requests for Mr. Romney's tax returns are not reasonable and hypocritical.
badhatharry: An IRS employee or McCain could be the source. More likely Reid is just a liar.
sprawl15: Corvus: And now Romney is on record saying it is untrue.I was under the impression that he didn't so much say it was untrue as say "I paid exactly what I was supposed to pay!"
Corvus: What would be hilarious is democrats in congress to put up a bill where anyone running for US president must show 10 years of tax returns AND their official birth certificate. Put republucans in a situation where they would look bad voting either way.
imontheinternet: dr_blasto: Still, I'd prefer to see something better than "my anonymous source confirms Reid's anonymous source's argument" articles.Her anonymous "credible source" confirmed that some guy is saying that Romney paid 0 taxes. This is a bullshiat non-story. When somebody is ready to go on the record in front of a camera, you've got a story, until then leave it alone.Fark, I hate modern tv journalism. At least when you read shiat like this on a blog, you know it's sketchy. The tv reporters still pretend to do the news.
FlyingLizardOfDoom: No sales tax, property tax, or thumb tacks?/nice one, mittens
cman: If he paid no taxes for the past decade then why did he release two tax records saying that he did?
FlyingLizardOfDoom: DjangoStonereaver: FlyingLizardOfDoom: No sales tax, property tax, or thumb tacks?/nice one, mittensWhat are you, 12?Wait, you mean he didnt pay taxes, or he didnt pay "taxes"./there is a difference.
GAT_00: DjangoStonereaver: FlyingLizardOfDoom: No sales tax, property tax, or thumb tacks?/nice one, mittensWhat are you, 12?Nope, just dumber than a box of nails.
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