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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Why doesn't Mitt Romney want to release his tax returns? Because that's a Mormon church secret, and he isn't about to let you in on it   (sltrib.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Mitt Romney, Mormon Church, Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, Mormons  
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2012-08-23 01:42:49 PM  
5 votes:
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2012-08-23 12:17:36 PM  
5 votes:
www.ldschurchtemples.com

www.moroni10.com

Charity.
2012-08-23 01:21:38 PM  
4 votes:
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This thing isn't working!!!!
2012-08-23 03:04:13 PM  
3 votes:

RyogaM: They had drive-by knifings, single knife wounds to the head executions, assault knives, but no guns.


They only got knives after Clinton signed NAFTA. Before that it was drive-by fruitings.
2012-08-23 12:31:35 PM  
3 votes:
Listen Mittens, if you don't want to reveal how much you gave the Angel Moroni's Magic Underwear Brigade, there's a simple way to keep that completely between you and Invisible Sky Wizard, Inc. (Salt Lake City Division), with none of us outsiders knowing anything about it: Just donate whatever amount you want, and don't farking claim it as a tax deduction. Once you do claim it as a tax deduction, however, it's no longer solely between you and the church, because ever dollar you take as a deduction deprives U.S. Treasury of money that can otherwise be used to support the defense and infrastructure of our country, forcing other taxpayers to make up the shortfall through additional taxes or debt.

In other words, your tax returns don't have to show how much you gave in donations to your cult (or to any other charity). All your tax return shows is how much of your donations you decided you don't want to have to pay taxes on. That's your choice.

I'll bet the bigger problem for Mittens is that he shorted the Mormons on his tithing requirement and failed to pay them less than the required minimum of 10% of his income in some years, which he doesn't want anybody to know about because it would mean that he would no longer be a member of the church in good standing and would not be welcome at a Temple.
2012-08-23 02:54:58 PM  
2 votes:

shotglasss: Meh..


I know. Did you know that prior to January 2008, there were no gun murders in Mexico at all? They had no guns prior to Obama entering office. Just knives. They had drive-by knifings, single knife wounds to the head executions, assault knives, but no guns. Then, Obama enters office, and suddenly everyone in Mexico gets three guns! It's insane. I'd care, but, hey, I hate them Messicans and if they want to kill themselves, Obama's guns are easier than knives, am I right?
2012-08-23 02:45:50 PM  
2 votes:

shotglasss: Meh. I'd rather see the Fast & Furious documents Obammster is hiding. Maybe we can find out why they killed Brian Terry and loaded up the Mexican drug cartels with thousands of guns.


Funnied.
2012-08-23 02:43:52 PM  
2 votes:

Blues_X: [www.ldschurchtemples.com image 850x637]

[www.moroni10.com image 461x409]

Charity.


You could put a lot of homeless people in there!
2012-08-23 01:49:53 PM  
2 votes:
I am still hoping to hear that he is a polygamist and funding another family or two.
2012-08-23 06:44:58 PM  
1 vote:
i248.photobucket.com
2012-08-23 04:29:11 PM  
1 vote:
So he was hiding money from the Church *and* the government in those Swiss bank accounts.

I wonder if he also got amnesty from the church for underpaying his tithes?
2012-08-23 04:19:22 PM  
1 vote:
I am more positive than ever that Romney has something HUGE to hide in his tax returns.

This "religious privacy" gambit is only one step up from "my dog ate them"
2012-08-23 04:00:44 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Romney surrogate who is also Mormon"

Can anyone enlighten us about this fellow? State rep, or congresscritter? And a surrogate to Rmoney HOW? Is he carrying a baby for him? Is he a bagman picking up the cash drops? Is he a valet? WTF?
2012-08-23 03:40:52 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: "I love tithing," Ann Romney tells the magazine. "When Mitt and I give that check, I actually cry."

"So do I," Mitt Romney adds, "but for a different reason."


Who says he's a cold robot? He gets emotional about parting with his dollars.
2012-08-23 03:01:45 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: RyogaM: shotglasss: Meh.?

It's those long range knife snipers that really have ME worried...


Don't worry too much, you'll never hear the one that stabs you.
2012-08-23 02:59:31 PM  
1 vote:

RyogaM: shotglasss: Meh..

I know. Did you know that prior to January 2008, there were no gun murders in Mexico at all? They had no guns prior to Obama entering office. Just knives. They had drive-by knifings, single knife wounds to the head executions, assault knives, but no guns. Then, Obama enters office, and suddenly everyone in Mexico gets three guns! It's insane. I'd care, but, hey, I hate them Messicans and if they want to kill themselves, Obama's guns are easier than knives, am I right?


It's those long range knife snipers that really have ME worried...
2012-08-23 02:53:00 PM  
1 vote:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Blues_X: [www.ldschurchtemples.com image 850x637]

[www.moroni10.com image 461x409]

Charity.

All that white is overcompensation.


These people bleed mayonnaise when you cut them.
2012-08-23 02:48:41 PM  
1 vote:
What he doesn't want known is that he took his $20million dollar donation to the Anti-Gay movement in California as a charitable write off
2012-08-23 02:35:37 PM  
1 vote:
If a Mormon doens't pay his 10 percent they risk losing the award of having your own planet to rule over. There is no way Mitt risked that. Being president of this world is nothing compared to the glory of the afterlife.
2012-08-23 02:26:28 PM  
1 vote:

LibertyHiller: Actually, it is. At a minimum, 10 percent.


You too can enjoy the afterlife for the small price of 10% of your income! Just ask all the other satisfied customers!

oh... wait.
2012-08-23 01:50:52 PM  
1 vote:
So he may have been sheltering income in offshore accounts to hide it from God? Release the Avenging Angels!
2012-08-23 01:48:22 PM  
1 vote:
No one, but no one is going to buy this BULLSH*T.

But by all means, Mittens, KEEP TALKING ABOUT YOUR TAX RETURNS.
2012-08-23 01:33:15 PM  
1 vote:

Blues_X: [www.ldschurchtemples.com image 850x637]

[www.moroni10.com image 461x409]

Charity.


Why do I picture a bunch of castrated virgins sitting around those rooms in white suits drinking milk and singing the lyrics to the Oscar Meyer Weener commercials?
2012-08-23 01:29:13 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "Our church doesn't publish how much people have given," Romney tells Parade magazine in an edition due out Sunday. "This is done entirely privately. One of the downsides of releasing one's financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended our contributions to be known. It's a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church and our accountant and the IRS and John McCain."

FTFY, Mitt.
2012-08-23 01:29:06 PM  
1 vote:

Corvus: he hasn't actually been tithing enough like he supposed to and he doesn't want to be excommunicated for being a liar.

I still think it's the Tax Amnesty.


I'm betting that it's both of these and more
2012-08-23 01:28:25 PM  
1 vote:
He probably saw the 10% number and said "Yeah, right, that is like 4 million. Billy don't the street only makes 80 grand. 8 grand tithe. Pfffffft. I will give one million. That is fair...it is a smaller percentage but still more money. Moroni will understand."
2012-08-23 01:20:09 PM  
1 vote:
Damn, so he's even hiding cash from his church?

Isn't Reid a Mormon? Maybe some internal church politics playing out here?
2012-08-23 12:06:48 PM  
1 vote:
TFA: It's a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church.

...and to John McCain's 2008 campaign staff....
2012-08-23 12:00:17 PM  
1 vote:
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