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(The Daily Caller)   The IRS scandal has people wondering about where Harry Reid got his supposedly detailed knowledge of Mitt Romney's tax returns   (dailycaller.com) divider line 159
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2013-05-16 08:56:37 AM  
This is fair game.
 
2013-05-16 08:59:38 AM  
Here's how Reid's accusations went down last year: In an interview with The Huffington Post, Reid claimed he had been called by someone who had invested in Romney's former firm, Bain Capital. That person said Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years.

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


I'm outraged!  Outraged I tell you!
 
2013-05-16 09:05:49 AM  
When a headline ends with a question mark the answer is always no.
 
2013-05-16 09:06:20 AM  
It kind of seems like the IRS was a free for all from the top down.
 
2013-05-16 09:07:44 AM  
All you need is about $300, an IRS employee with access to their database, and a name or social security number, and you can get a copy of any tax return you like.
 
2013-05-16 09:08:36 AM  
Just certain people.
 
2013-05-16 09:14:00 AM  

Wendy's Chili: When a headline ends with a question mark the answer is always no.


Sometimes it's maybe. Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"
 
2013-05-16 09:17:22 AM  

usernameguy: Wendy's Chili: When a headline ends with a question mark the answer is always no.

Sometimes it's maybe. Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"


Around here it's usually a question-begging epithet.  "Is Obama ready to reveal his true agenda to eliminate the Legislative and Judicial branches and make himself dictator for life?"
 
2013-05-16 09:17:55 AM  
Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.
 
2013-05-16 09:18:27 AM  

usernameguy: Wendy's Chili: When a headline ends with a question mark the answer is always no.

Sometimes it's maybe. Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"


Or, "I don't know. You tell me. You're the f*cking reporter!"
 
2013-05-16 09:18:31 AM  

usernameguy: Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"


This is especially true of Daily Caller links.  Question marks or not.
 
2013-05-16 09:19:22 AM  

ManateeGag: usernameguy: Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"

This is especially true of Daily Caller links.  Question marks or not.


Who knew yellow journalism was a sustainable business model?
 
2013-05-16 09:20:11 AM  
Quite the dilemma: Admit that Harry Reid's information was factual, investigate the IRS, and risk discovering that it was merely a low-level "rogue" employee who gave him the information OR continue to deny that Reid's information was factual and thereby preclude an opportunity to attack the IRS and the administration? If I were a raving batshiat lunatic right-wing nutjob, I would definitely be wringing my hands over this one.
 
2013-05-16 09:24:47 AM  
But I was told his information was false. So, I guess the answer is no? Or were we lied to by the Romney camp?
 
2013-05-16 09:25:59 AM  
yes, let's revisit those returns. specifically, his 2009 return. you know - the one with the swiss amnesty.
 
2013-05-16 09:28:07 AM  

kronicfeld: Quite the dilemma: Admit that Harry Reid's information was factual, investigate the IRS, and risk discovering that it was merely a low-level "rogue" employee who gave him the information OR continue to deny that Reid's information was factual and thereby preclude an opportunity to attack the IRS and the administration? If I were a raving batshiat lunatic right-wing nutjob, I would definitely be wringing my hands over this one.


No, if you were a right wing nutjob you would have studied it out and determined that 0bama has sunk his teeth into the IRS and he used information he got from his tax cabal there to deface Rmoney's campaign and steal the election. It's only further proof that despite being the most incapable leader in the history of the United States, Taxbongo has the entire government under his thumb and he's going to install himself as dictator any day now.
 
2013-05-16 09:33:07 AM  
There is an "IRS scandal" with the IRS prioritizing the processing of certain 501(c) groups based on political affiliation.

If the IRS gave Reid Romney's tax returns, that too would be an "IRS scandal."

Since both sentences contain the phrase "IRS scandal," we can assume they are linked.

/RWA logic.
 
2013-05-16 09:35:52 AM  
The important thing is that it's totally a wolf for real this time.
 
2013-05-16 09:36:31 AM  

Diogenes: ManateeGag: usernameguy: Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"

This is especially true of Daily Caller links.  Question marks or not.

Who knew yellow journalism was a sustainable business model?


William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer.
 
2013-05-16 09:38:03 AM  

xenophon10k: Diogenes: ManateeGag: usernameguy: Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"

This is especially true of Daily Caller links.  Question marks or not.

Who knew yellow journalism was a sustainable business model?

William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer.


Yeah I lost my head there for a minute.
 
2013-05-16 09:46:19 AM  
The GOP response to a report that its former presidential nominee is a tax cheat: discredit the report. If that doesn't work, say it was immoral to report that Mitt is a tax cheat.

Country Tax Cheats First
 
2013-05-16 09:48:17 AM  

Diogenes: usernameguy: Wendy's Chili: When a headline ends with a question mark the answer is always no.

Sometimes it's maybe. Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"

Around here it's usually a question-begging epithet.  "Is Obama ready to reveal his true agenda to eliminate the Legislative and Judicial branches and make himself dictator for life?"


Oh gods above how I wish that one were true. I would love to be the boot stamping on a human face forever.
 
2013-05-16 09:51:54 AM  
themysteriousyes.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-16 09:52:53 AM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Diogenes: usernameguy: Wendy's Chili: When a headline ends with a question mark the answer is always no.

Sometimes it's maybe. Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"

Around here it's usually a question-begging epithet.  "Is Obama ready to reveal his true agenda to eliminate the Legislative and Judicial branches and make himself dictator for life?"

Oh gods above how I wish that one were true. I would love to be the boot stamping on a human face forever.


Like a alligator boot? :-)
 
2013-05-16 09:53:19 AM  
5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!
 
2013-05-16 09:54:47 AM  
The IRS scandal has derpers wondering - does paste taste good?
 
2013-05-16 09:55:17 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!


I know. It's crazy the way they are greenlighting stories about that really big thing that is in the news and that the President personally is very upset about.
 
2013-05-16 09:56:06 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!


Eh. Main has 4 in a row about Florida.

// you'll live
// BUT NOT IF FARTBONGABONGA TAKES YOUR AR-15 AND GIVES IT TO A WELFARE QUEEN TO START A RACE WAR - THINK OF THE NON-ABORTED CHILDREN
 
2013-05-16 09:56:10 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!


Admins.
 
2013-05-16 09:56:27 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS. Go mods, go!


And none about the Tea Party press conference currently going on.
 
2013-05-16 09:57:48 AM  

Diogenes: xenophon10k: Diogenes: ManateeGag: usernameguy: Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"

This is especially true of Daily Caller links.  Question marks or not.

Who knew yellow journalism was a sustainable business model?

William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer.

Yeah I lost my head there for a minute.


It happens to all of us.
 
2013-05-16 09:58:47 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!


The IRS seems to have earned them. How high the scandals go is yet to be seen, but they are out of control.
 
2013-05-16 10:01:02 AM  
 I'm sorry, but I thought the official line throughout the campaign was that it absolutly untrue as Harry would have no way of knowing.

Is now true? Why for why the flip flop?

Hypnozombie
 
2013-05-16 10:01:46 AM  

SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.


He never claimed to have them.  He said his source was someone from Bane.
 
2013-05-16 10:03:08 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!


i586.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-16 10:03:43 AM  
It's called a bluff.  Reid made it, and kept it up long enough for Romney to sweat and flinch under pressure.

Reid's not the brightest guy in the room at all, but he's a smart political tactician.  I'd be surprised if he didn't account for this.
 
2013-05-16 10:03:50 AM  

R.A.Danny: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

The IRS seems to have earned them. How high the scandals go is yet to be seen, but they are out of control.


Yes. Conducting Congressionally-mandated verification of groups seeking tax-exempt status means the IRS is out of control.
 
2013-05-16 10:04:20 AM  

I_C_Weener: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

[i586.photobucket.com image 350x262]


lolwut?
 
2013-05-16 10:05:15 AM  

qorkfiend: R.A.Danny: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

The IRS seems to have earned them. How high the scandals go is yet to be seen, but they are out of control.

Yes. Conducting Congressionally-mandated verification of groups seeking tax-exempt status means the IRS is out of control.


You haven't been reading the news, they also have all the HIPAA data on 10,000,000 people as well, all taken with direct threats instead of warrants.
 
2013-05-16 10:06:12 AM  

mrshowrules: SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.

He never claimed to have them.  He said his source was someone from Bane.


I heard that Obama is Kenyan.  My source is literally thousands of pages on the internet.  Clearly, hearsay is how we should determine elections.
 
2013-05-16 10:08:09 AM  

qorkfiend: R.A.Danny: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

The IRS seems to have earned them. How high the scandals go is yet to be seen, but they are out of control.

Yes. Conducting Congressionally-mandated verification of groups seeking tax-exempt status means the IRS is out of control.


Yes, let's pretend Congress told the IRS to target and harass conservative groups.
 
2013-05-16 10:08:22 AM  
Does this mean Sarah Palin is president now?
 
2013-05-16 10:08:28 AM  

R.A.Danny: qorkfiend: R.A.Danny: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

The IRS seems to have earned them. How high the scandals go is yet to be seen, but they are out of control.

Yes. Conducting Congressionally-mandated verification of groups seeking tax-exempt status means the IRS is out of control.

You haven't been reading the news, they also have all the HIPAA data on 10,000,000 people as well, all taken with direct threats instead of warrants.


If it's all over the news, then surely it would be trivial for you to provide some corroborating evidence.
 
2013-05-16 10:09:56 AM  

I_C_Weener: mrshowrules: SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.

He never claimed to have them.  He said his source was someone from Bane.

I heard that Obama is Kenyan.  My source is literally thousands of pages on the internet.  Clearly, hearsay is how we should determine elections.


I was just clarifying the derp.
 
2013-05-16 10:10:33 AM  

kronicfeld: Quite the dilemma: Admit that Harry Reid's information was factual, investigate the IRS, and risk discovering that it was merely a low-level "rogue" employee who gave him the information OR continue to deny that Reid's information was factual and thereby preclude an opportunity to attack the IRS and the administration? If I were a raving batshiat lunatic right-wing nutjob, I would definitely be wringing my hands over this one.


That assumes facts not in evidence. Namely, that right wing conspiracy nutters (redundant, I know) maintain any sort of internal logical consistency in their ravings and lunacy. They do not. They will continue to deny the facts while pressing for an investigation and attacking the IRS and every Democrat in office.
 
2013-05-16 10:11:57 AM  

qorkfiend: R.A.Danny: qorkfiend: R.A.Danny: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

The IRS seems to have earned them. How high the scandals go is yet to be seen, but they are out of control.

Yes. Conducting Congressionally-mandated verification of groups seeking tax-exempt status means the IRS is out of control.

You haven't been reading the news, they also have all the HIPAA data on 10,000,000 people as well, all taken with direct threats instead of warrants.

If it's all over the news, then surely it would be trivial for you to provide some corroborating evidence.


Yes, on Fark's Politics page you illiterate dolt. Four links down from this thread.
 
2013-05-16 10:15:17 AM  

R.A.Danny: You haven't been reading the news


Calling a rote regurgitation of allegations in a bare-bones John Doe "Complaint" that has been filed in a California court "the news" is a bit of a stretch, wouldn't you say?
 
2013-05-16 10:15:26 AM  

SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.


He may have been bluffing about having the information, but he was probably still accurate.  Romney didn't exactly trip over himself trying to prove Reid wrong.
 
2013-05-16 10:17:01 AM  

R.A.Danny: qorkfiend: R.A.Danny: qorkfiend: R.A.Danny: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

The IRS seems to have earned them. How high the scandals go is yet to be seen, but they are out of control.

Yes. Conducting Congressionally-mandated verification of groups seeking tax-exempt status means the IRS is out of control.

You haven't been reading the news, they also have all the HIPAA data on 10,000,000 people as well, all taken with direct threats instead of warrants.

If it's all over the news, then surely it would be trivial for you to provide some corroborating evidence.

Yes, on Fark's Politics page you illiterate dolt. Four links down from this thread.

"Plaintiff's attorney Robert E. Barnes declined to elaborate on the complaint's allegations, saying he will have more information "in a few months."


Sounds horrifying, especially considering we don't have any actual information.
 
2013-05-16 10:17:25 AM  

kronicfeld: R.A.Danny: You haven't been reading the news

Calling a rote regurgitation of allegations in a bare-bones John Doe "Complaint" that has been filed in a California court "the news" is a bit of a stretch, wouldn't you say?


Not if it's greenlit dammit!
 
2013-05-16 10:18:52 AM  
I always figured it was an easy bluff because he knew there was no way Romney was ever going to release the information.
 
2013-05-16 10:19:23 AM  

MarshHawk: SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.

He may have been bluffing about having the information, but he was probably still accurate.  Romney didn't exactly trip over himself trying to prove Reid wrong.


Can I see your tax returns?  In thread for all to see.  I heard that you didn't pay any taxes in 2009.  I'm just trying to help you address these concerns.  1040 plus all attachments and schedules for the last 10 years should clear this up, don't you think?
 
2013-05-16 10:22:32 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I always figured it was an easy bluff because he knew there was no way Romney was ever going to release the information.


And if Romney did disclose it, the chances are they could at least catch him making money...like a... capitalist!  *spits on the ground*
 
2013-05-16 10:23:57 AM  

I_C_Weener: HotWingConspiracy: I always figured it was an easy bluff because he knew there was no way Romney was ever going to release the information.

And if Romney did disclose it, the chances are they could at least catch him making money...like a... capitalist!  *spits on the ground*


Seems odd that he elected to hide his very legal, patriotic, politically favorable activities.
 
2013-05-16 10:31:59 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I_C_Weener: HotWingConspiracy: I always figured it was an easy bluff because he knew there was no way Romney was ever going to release the information.

And if Romney did disclose it, the chances are they could at least catch him making money...like a... capitalist!  *spits on the ground*

Seems odd that he elected to hide his very legal, patriotic, politically favorable activities.


This sounds very much like the birth certificate stuff.  WHY DON'T HE DISCLOSE IT IF HE'S GOT NOTHING TO HIDE?
 
2013-05-16 10:38:06 AM  

I_C_Weener: HotWingConspiracy: I_C_Weener: HotWingConspiracy: I always figured it was an easy bluff because he knew there was no way Romney was ever going to release the information.

And if Romney did disclose it, the chances are they could at least catch him making money...like a... capitalist!  *spits on the ground*

Seems odd that he elected to hide his very legal, patriotic, politically favorable activities.

This sounds very much like the birth certificate stuff.  WHY DON'T HE DISCLOSE IT IF HE'S GOT NOTHING TO HIDE?


Obama released the birth certificate though. So not really, no.

It's just not hard to understand. I'm sure there was nothing illegal to find, but Romney is a hyper wealthy smarmy elitist and that wouldn't play with the base. He hid the information from GOP voters, they were his biggest worry.
 
2013-05-16 10:38:27 AM  

I_C_Weener: HotWingConspiracy: I_C_Weener: HotWingConspiracy: I always figured it was an easy bluff because he knew there was no way Romney was ever going to release the information.

And if Romney did disclose it, the chances are they could at least catch him making money...like a... capitalist!  *spits on the ground*

Seems odd that he elected to hide his very legal, patriotic, politically favorable activities.

This sounds very much like the birth certificate stuff.  WHY DON'T HE DISCLOSE IT IF HE'S GOT NOTHING TO HIDE?


The thing is, Obama did. More than once. The nutters just chose to believe it was a forgery. Romney's tax history? Not so much.
 
2013-05-16 10:46:21 AM  
1040ers?  Taxers?

"Whar taxes, Rmoney?  Whar?"

Who thought the bogey monster for Democrats would be this?
 
2013-05-16 10:47:44 AM  
Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.
 
2013-05-16 10:48:18 AM  
Man, a lot of people hate the IRS but love driving on roads and not having shiat in their drinking water.

I wonder if they understand the connection...
 
2013-05-16 10:48:43 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I always figured it was an easy bluff because he knew there was no way Romney was ever going to release the information.


I wonder if Romney re-filed after the election to get those numbers back to zero
 
2013-05-16 10:49:20 AM  

Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.


The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.
 
2013-05-16 10:50:18 AM  

what_now: Man, a lot of people hate the IRS but love driving on roads and not having shiat in their drinking water.

I wonder if they understand the connection...


Not sure it's the ideal time to begin that campaign to reverse negative perceptions of the IRS.
 
2013-05-16 10:51:49 AM  

Halli: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.


It's not Romney's "case" it's Reid's. If he can't prove his allegations it must be assumed he's a liar.
 
2013-05-16 10:53:12 AM  

Cletus C.: what_now: Man, a lot of people hate the IRS but love driving on roads and not having shiat in their drinking water.

I wonder if they understand the connection...

Not sure it's the ideal time to begin that campaign to reverse negative perceptions of the IRS.


The IRS vs the Tea Oarty? I'm with the IRS on this one.
 
2013-05-16 10:53:33 AM  

Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.

It's not Romney's "case" it's Reid's. If he can't prove his allegations it must be assumed he's a liar.


All Romney had to do was do like his opponent and show his tax records. What was he hiding?
 
2013-05-16 10:53:47 AM  
*Party
 
2013-05-16 10:55:05 AM  
Suddenly the White House theme of 'Hope and Change' has evolved to 'Lets work together'.

I dub these scandals the 'Canned Heat Scandals' of 2013.  LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN7j-LCgaiE
 
2013-05-16 10:55:05 AM  

Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.

It's not Romney's "case" it's Reid's. If he can't prove his allegations it must be assumed he's a liar.

All Romney had to do was do like his opponent and show his tax records. What was he hiding?


If Reid has proof he should produce it. What is he hiding?
 
2013-05-16 10:55:56 AM  

SilentStrider: Cletus C.: what_now: Man, a lot of people hate the IRS but love driving on roads and not having shiat in their drinking water.

I wonder if they understand the connection...

Not sure it's the ideal time to begin that campaign to reverse negative perceptions of the IRS.

The IRS vs the Tea Oarty? I'm with the IRS on this one.


As a simplistic, knee-jerk analysis, that will work fine.
 
2013-05-16 10:57:31 AM  

Halli: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.


what you did there.  I see it.
 
2013-05-16 10:58:03 AM  

Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.

It's not Romney's "case" it's Reid's. If he can't prove his allegations it must be assumed he's a liar.

All Romney had to do was do like his opponent and show his tax records. What was he hiding?

If Reid has proof he should produce it. What is he hiding?


Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?
 
2013-05-16 10:59:21 AM  

Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.

It's not Romney's "case" it's Reid's. If he can't prove his allegations it must be assumed he's a liar.

All Romney had to do was do like his opponent and show his tax records. What was he hiding?

If Reid has proof he should produce it. What is he hiding?

Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?


No. And neither can you.
 
2013-05-16 11:00:03 AM  

Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.

It's not Romney's "case" it's Reid's. If he can't prove his allegations it must be assumed he's a liar.

All Romney had to do was do like his opponent and show his tax records. What was he hiding?

If Reid has proof he should produce it. What is he hiding?

Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

No. And neither can you.


Well personally I think it was a coverup.
 
2013-05-16 11:00:42 AM  

what_now: Man, a lot of people hate the IRS but love driving on roads and not having shiat in their drinking water.

I wonder if they understand the connection...


Jesus loved tax collectors.  And he got crucified.  Are you trying to be like Jesus?
 
2013-05-16 11:01:23 AM  

Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.

It's not Romney's "case" it's Reid's. If he can't prove his allegations it must be assumed he's a liar.

All Romney had to do was do like his opponent and show his tax records. What was he hiding?

If Reid has proof he should produce it. What is he hiding?

Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

No. And neither can you.


I can, it's because they would have made him look bad. That wasn't so hard now was it?
 
2013-05-16 11:01:39 AM  

Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?


Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?
 
2013-05-16 11:02:49 AM  

Cletus C.: what_now: Man, a lot of people hate the IRS but love driving on roads and not having shiat in their drinking water.

I wonder if they understand the connection...

Not sure it's the ideal time to begin that campaign to reverse negative perceptions of the IRS.


Why not? You have an organization who's stated goal is to violated tax law. The people who's job it is to uphold tax law give this organization a more careful look, and there's the bad guys?

I think it's bullshiat, personally. If I was in charge of stuff, the IRS would have double the amount of auditors.
 
2013-05-16 11:03:08 AM  

I_C_Weener: Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?


Well you would have a point if presidental candidate would normally make their college transcripts available.

But thanks for the birfer talking points.
 
2013-05-16 11:03:32 AM  

SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.


This

It was a great bluff too, considering the Romney campaign's refusal to prove it wrong.
 
2013-05-16 11:04:14 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: All you need is about $300, an IRS employee with access to their database, and a name or social security number, and you can get a copy of any tax return you like.


If that were true we would have seen Romney's by now.
 
2013-05-16 11:06:27 AM  

I_C_Weener: 1040ers?  Taxers?

"Whar taxes, Rmoney?  Whar?"

Who thought the bogey monster for Democrats would be this?


You are correct. Requesting that a Presidential candidate release ten years worth of income tax returns is unprecedented. A claim that such a release be a requirement for the trust of a Presidential candidate is so absurd that even the offspring of the claimant should be considered disqualified from holding public office.
 
2013-05-16 11:06:54 AM  
Daily Caller: "Did the IRS give Mitt Romney's tax returns to Harry Reid?"

Did Glenn Beck rape and murder a girl in 1990?

I mean, shoot, while we're just asking questions.
 
2013-05-16 11:07:01 AM  
Reid just made it all up. That Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years turned out to be untrue.
 
2013-05-16 11:07:14 AM  

I_C_Weener: Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?


We need to move the goalposts again I see.
 
2013-05-16 11:07:37 AM  
And here's where the GOP scandle machine starts to have the wheels come off.
Not content with perhaps tying the President to any of this they are going to go all in and as the accusation fly more and more people will tune out.

The further afield the GOP runs with this the less good will they will develop.

Whitewater started as an investigation into a real estate deal.
Lots of people were outraged!!!

When it got down to a blow job people lost interest because although not many people are ever going to be "inside" enough to score on a insider real estate deal a great many thought "Yeah, no a blow job isn't sex"

Subtle the GOP ain't it
 
2013-05-16 11:07:55 AM  
Good question.  Romney should release all those tax returns and if it turns out that Reid wasn't just pulling it out of his ass, questions should be asked.
 
2013-05-16 11:08:20 AM  

neversubmit: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Halli: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

The only one who can prove his case is Romney. He refused to do so because you people could be mean to him.

It's not Romney's "case" it's Reid's. If he can't prove his allegations it must be assumed he's a liar.

All Romney had to do was do like his opponent and show his tax records. What was he hiding?

If Reid has proof he should produce it. What is he hiding?

Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

No. And neither can you.

I can, it's because they would have made him look bad. That wasn't so hard now was it?


That would be the popular assumption. But you don't know that for sure. If we're going to go with gut feelings and speculation, maybe his tax returns were extremely complex and took legal advantage of various tax codes to reduce his overall tax burden. All perfectly legal and typical among the super rich. That, during a political campaign, would have been red meat to his opponents, who then, yes, would have made him look bad. Maybe that's the case but I don't know and neither do you.
 
2013-05-16 11:08:53 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: All you need is about $300, an IRS employee with access to their database, and a name or social security number, and you can get a copy of any tax return you like.



Tell that to the IRS employees busted just for peeking at famous people's info out of boredom..

Those system admins at Treasury can see who's logged on and everything.
 
2013-05-16 11:09:19 AM  

DeArmondVI: SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.

This

It was a great bluff too, considering the Romney campaign's refusal to prove it wrong.


I have to think it contributed to Mitt losing the election, so it was pretty effective.
 
2013-05-16 11:09:44 AM  

I_C_Weener: It kind of seems like the IRS was a free for all from the top down.


Pretty much what you'd expect for an organization run by a Bush appointee.
 
2013-05-16 11:11:14 AM  

lilbjorn: Good question.  Romney should release all those tax returns and if it turns out that Reid wasn't just pulling it out of his ass, questions should be asked.


Don't bother. He'll pull that "The tax returns are on these golden plates in a special language that only I can read" con. It gets the rubes every time.
 
2013-05-16 11:12:04 AM  

Halli: I_C_Weener: Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?

Well you would have a point if presidental candidate would normally make their college transcripts available.

But thanks for the birfer talking points.



i586.photobucket.com

No.  Thank you.
 
2013-05-16 11:12:48 AM  

what_now: Cletus C.: what_now: Man, a lot of people hate the IRS but love driving on roads and not having shiat in their drinking water.

I wonder if they understand the connection...

Not sure it's the ideal time to begin that campaign to reverse negative perceptions of the IRS.

Why not? You have an organization who's stated goal is to violated tax law. The people who's job it is to uphold tax law give this organization a more careful look, and there's the bad guys?

I think it's bullshiat, personally. If I was in charge of stuff, the IRS would have double the amount of auditors.


The Tea Party's stated goal is to violate tax law? I hadn't heard that. Fight to the death any tax increases, make the gays enemies of the state, hang abortion doctors, mandatory lapel flags and Jesus for the next opening on the Supreme Court I'd heard about.
 
2013-05-16 11:13:26 AM  
did tucker carlson imprison and rape a girl for ten years in his basement?

i'm only asking questions.
 
2013-05-16 11:13:47 AM  

lilbjorn: I_C_Weener: It kind of seems like the IRS was a free for all from the top down.

Pretty much what you'd expect for an organization run by a Bush appointee.


5 years on...b-b-b-b-Bush.  Well done.
 
2013-05-16 11:14:44 AM  

BitwiseShift: Marcus Aurelius: All you need is about $300, an IRS employee with access to their database, and a name or social security number, and you can get a copy of any tax return you like.


Tell that to the IRS employees busted just for peeking at famous people's info out of boredom..

Those system admins at Treasury can see who's logged on and everything.


I think it was well done, underhanded, and perfectly legal.  I don't think Reid had any information other than an internet rumor.  And he played that hand beautifully.
 
2013-05-16 11:15:33 AM  

FlashHarry: did tucker carlson imprison and rape a girl for ten years in his basement?

i'm only asking questions.


yes?

i'm only asking questions
 
2013-05-16 11:17:05 AM  

Fart_Machine: I_C_Weener: Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?

We need to move the goalposts again I see.


By no means.  I'm agreeing with those who don't think Obama should have had to disprove a negative.  But if you think there should be different rules for Republicans and Democrats, I can't stop you from thinking that.  Go team.  Rah, rah, rah.  Sis boom bah.
 
2013-05-16 11:21:25 AM  

what_now: Man, a lot of people hate the IRS but love driving on roads and not having shiat in their drinking water.

I wonder if they understand the connection...


I don't think people are complaining about paying their fair share of taxes.
 
2013-05-16 11:22:28 AM  

I_C_Weener: MarshHawk: SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.

He may have been bluffing about having the information, but he was probably still accurate.  Romney didn't exactly trip over himself trying to prove Reid wrong.

Can I see your tax returns?  In thread for all to see.  I heard that you didn't pay any taxes in 2009.  I'm just trying to help you address these concerns.  1040 plus all attachments and schedules for the last 10 years should clear this up, don't you think?


You know, if I were running for president, and if my dad had run for president decades before and had started the tradition of disclosing multiple years of income tax returns during a campaign, then sure, what the hell?  You can have 'em.
 
2013-05-16 11:23:24 AM  

I_C_Weener: Fart_Machine: I_C_Weener: Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?

We need to move the goalposts again I see.

By no means.  I'm agreeing with those who don't think Obama should have had to disprove a negative.  But if you think there should be different rules for Republicans and Democrats, I can't stop you from thinking that.  Go team.  Rah, rah, rah.  Sis boom bah.


You are wrong. The two are not comparable. It is precedent for someone running for president to release their tax returns. Birth certificates and transcripts are not. The only people who would draw a comparison are partisan hacks. The GOP has put you in the position of defending Mitt Romney, you should be angry with what your party has become.
 
2013-05-16 11:25:20 AM  
thedailybleat.com
 
2013-05-16 11:27:03 AM  

jst3p: I_C_Weener: Fart_Machine: I_C_Weener: Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?

We need to move the goalposts again I see.

By no means.  I'm agreeing with those who don't think Obama should have had to disprove a negative.  But if you think there should be different rules for Republicans and Democrats, I can't stop you from thinking that.  Go team.  Rah, rah, rah.  Sis boom bah.

You are wrong. The two are not comparable. It is precedent for someone running for president to release their tax returns. Birth certificates and transcripts are not. The only people who would draw a comparison are partisan hacks. The GOP has put you in the position of defending Mitt Romney, you should be angry with what your party has become.


And you have put yourself in the position of defending wild hearsay accusations as if that is evidence of something.  Go team.

B-b-b-but Harry Reid said someone told him that his sister's boyfriend's best friend's neighbor saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night.  I guess it's pretty serious.
 
2013-05-16 11:27:12 AM  
I like this story since DC seems to be implying that the rumors that Romney was a tax cheat were true.

/didn't think their cunning plan all the way through
 
MFK
2013-05-16 11:31:00 AM  

MarshHawk: I_C_Weener: MarshHawk: SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.

He may have been bluffing about having the information, but he was probably still accurate.  Romney didn't exactly trip over himself trying to prove Reid wrong.

Can I see your tax returns?  In thread for all to see.  I heard that you didn't pay any taxes in 2009.  I'm just trying to help you address these concerns.  1040 plus all attachments and schedules for the last 10 years should clear this up, don't you think?

You know, if I were running for president, and if my dad had run for president decades before and had started the tradition of disclosing multiple years of income tax returns during a campaign, then sure, what the hell?  You can have 'em.


just think. whatever was in those returns was more damaging than not releasing them despite the fact that HIS OWN FATHER was the one who set that particular precident for releasing multiple years in order to get an accurate picture because ""Release of the document, while it might serve a political purpose, would not prove very much. One year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show, and what mattered in personal finance was how a man conducted himself over the long haul."

Romney made the decision that whatever fallout he got from hiding them was less damaging than whatever was in there. All that does is make people wonder what he's hiding.

Thank god that amoral farker lost.
 
2013-05-16 11:31:22 AM  

I_C_Weener: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

[i586.photobucket.com image 350x262]


Oh, puleeze, the purple should be trolls paid shills.
 
2013-05-16 11:34:02 AM  

I_C_Weener: jst3p: I_C_Weener: Fart_Machine: I_C_Weener: Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?

We need to move the goalposts again I see.

By no means.  I'm agreeing with those who don't think Obama should have had to disprove a negative.  But if you think there should be different rules for Republicans and Democrats, I can't stop you from thinking that.  Go team.  Rah, rah, rah.  Sis boom bah.

You are wrong. The two are not comparable. It is precedent for someone running for president to release their tax returns. Birth certificates and transcripts are not. The only people who would draw a comparison are partisan hacks. The GOP has put you in the position of defending Mitt Romney, you should be angry with what your party has become.

And you have put yourself in the position of defending wild hearsay accusations as if that is evidence of something.  Go team.

B-b-b-but Harry Reid said someone told him that his sister's boyfriend's best friend's neighbor saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night.  I guess it's pretty serious.


I am not defending anything, I am saying that it hurts Romney's credibility that he didn't do what every presidential candidate in my lifetime has done. It contributed to the GoP losing the White House. You should be angry, I am happy with the way the election turned out.
 
2013-05-16 11:34:54 AM  

MFK: Romney made the decision that whatever fallout he got from hiding them was less damaging than whatever was in there. All that does is make people wonder what he's hiding.

Thank god that amoral farker lost.


This and that.
 
2013-05-16 11:36:34 AM  
Good to see so many support allegations without any proof.  Should make it easier to control you.
 
2013-05-16 11:38:05 AM  
If Reid is telling the truth, it wouldn't surprise me if it was someone in the Mormon Church who has access to the records Romney is required to show them. Not everyone, especially the more fundamentalist members, were thrilled about the image of Mormonism that Romney was presenting.

/Assuming Romney has actually been honest with the church
 
2013-05-16 11:39:44 AM  
And now the Republicans bring out their stupid "What if" machine. I guess even when there's a real life scandal to exploit they still can't resist the temptation to derp about a bunch of fiction and get outraged about that instead of reality.
 
2013-05-16 11:40:28 AM  

I_C_Weener: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

[i586.photobucket.com image 350x262]


I think you're "alts" wedge needs to be a lot bigger.
 
2013-05-16 11:43:17 AM  

I_C_Weener: Good to see so many support allegations without any proof.  Should make it easier to control you.


The American people expected some proof, and one candidate didn't provide any.  That candidate lost.
 
2013-05-16 11:43:37 AM  

BitwiseShift: Marcus Aurelius: All you need is about $300, an IRS employee with access to their database, and a name or social security number, and you can get a copy of any tax return you like.


Tell that to the IRS employees busted just for peeking at famous people's info out of boredom..

Those system admins at Treasury can see who's logged on and everything.


I forgot to add you need to find a sneaky IRS employee that uses someone else's login to do the deed.  I can't imagine the security layers they've had to put in place.
 
2013-05-16 11:47:50 AM  

ManateeGag: I_C_Weener: JusticeandIndependence: 5 different green threads about the IRS.  Go mods, go!

[i586.photobucket.com image 350x262]

I think you're "alts" wedge needs to be a lot bigger.


I stole it.  I might have varied it a bit if I'd made it.
 
2013-05-16 11:48:57 AM  
Well you can rest assured no matter what comes to light, the Fark libs will stand by their man.
 
2013-05-16 11:51:16 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Well you can rest assured no matter what comes to light, the Fark libs will stand by their man.


Are you sure they're not just going to act like they never voted for him and claim they're "libertarians?" That's usually how you disavow knowledge of a president you're ashamed to have voted for, or so I've noticed.
 
2013-05-16 11:56:23 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Well you can rest assured no matter what comes to light, the Fark libs will stand by their man.


You don't even have to wait for anything to come to light. Just start with whatever conclusion you'd like and let your outrage flow from there.
 
2013-05-16 12:01:57 PM  

CorporatePerson: Kangaroo_Ralph: Well you can rest assured no matter what comes to light, the Fark libs will stand by their man.

You don't even have to wait for anything to come to light. Just start with whatever conclusion you'd like and let your outrage flow from there.


Harry Reid kicks girl scouts and puppies, and hates Caturday according to a Farker who called my office and saw it.
 
2013-05-16 12:06:51 PM  

I_C_Weener: Harry Reid kicks girl scouts and puppies, and hates Caturday according to a Farker who called my office and saw it.


Checkmate. Romney's totally going to win this thing now.
 
2013-05-16 12:09:19 PM  

Wanna know something ?

You can't sue a Senator or Representative for slander.

Article 1, Section 6 paragraph 1

The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.

No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time: and no person holding any office under the United States, shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office.

So, technically ... He can allege all he wants.
 
2013-05-16 12:10:22 PM  

rubi_con_man: Wanna know something ?

You can't sue a Senator or Representative for slander.

Article 1, Section 6 paragraph 1

The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.

No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time: and no person holding any office under the United States, shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office.

So, technically ... He can allege all he wants.


Interesting.
 
2013-05-16 12:20:30 PM  
Threadjack.  Someone just posted a link about this in TFD:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-16 12:25:25 PM  
Actually since Romney was using Harry Reid's church as a tax haven, he could have gotten the information there as well.
 
2013-05-16 12:26:25 PM  

Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.


And I assume that your new-found burden of proof standards for people making wild, unfounded accusations will also extend to those pushing unsupported conspiracy theories about Benghazi?  Should Darrel Issa also show us proof of wrongdoing or else admit that he's a lying sack of shiat?
 
2013-05-16 12:27:46 PM  

Cletus C.: That would be the popular assumption. But you don't know that for sure. If we're going to go with gut feelings and speculation

......

Wow.  Double standard much?
 
2013-05-16 12:33:52 PM  

udhq: Cletus C.: Until Reid proves otherwise, he's a lying sack of shiat. It's not on Romney, it's on Reid.

Efforts to connect his alleged knowledge of Romney's taxes to the IRS clusterfark are a predictable fallout from the disturbing mess.

And I assume that your new-found burden of proof standards for people making wild, unfounded accusations will also extend to those pushing unsupported conspiracy theories about Benghazi?  Should Darrel Issa also show us proof of wrongdoing or else admit that he's a lying sack of shiat?


Yes, wild, unfounded accusations are bad.
 
2013-05-16 12:35:59 PM  

udhq: Cletus C.: That would be the popular assumption. But you don't know that for sure. If we're going to go with gut feelings and speculation......

Wow.  Double standard much?


If you have something to say, please proceed.
 
2013-05-16 12:40:08 PM  

impaler: There is an "IRS scandal" with the IRS prioritizing the processing of certain 501(c) groups based on political affiliation.

If the IRS gave Reid Romney's tax returns, that too would be an "IRS scandal."

Since both sentences contain the phrase "IRS scandal," we can assume they are linked.

/RWA logic.


Now, you know, there's only a scandal, when, the names 'Bush', 'Cheney', or 'Haliburton' are mentioned on a Libtard Politics tab comment section.

/FarkLibtard logic.
 
2013-05-16 12:47:33 PM  

Tumunga: Libtard


You do realize that using a term like that is the quickest way to let others know that you aren't looking for honest intelligent discourse, right? It says a lot more about you than it says about those you disagree with.
 
2013-05-16 12:54:10 PM  
I think Alex Pappas "Political Reporter" was listening to the same segment of the Mark Levin show yesterday on the drive home that i was because THATS THE EXACT SAME QUESTION THAT BOZO LEVIN STARTED ASKING.  isn't that right Mr. Producer?

 
2013-05-16 12:55:35 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Here's how Reid's accusations went down last year: In an interview with The Huffington Post, Reid claimed he had been called by someone who had invested in Romney's former firm, Bain Capital. That person said Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years.

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

I'm outraged!  Outraged I tell you!


I don't get it. If this is the case then how does one make the conclusion that the info was gathered from an IRS source?
 
2013-05-16 12:59:31 PM  

I_C_Weener: CorporatePerson: Kangaroo_Ralph: Well you can rest assured no matter what comes to light, the Fark libs will stand by their man.

You don't even have to wait for anything to come to light. Just start with whatever conclusion you'd like and let your outrage flow from there.

Harry Reid kicks girl scouts and puppies, and hates Caturday according to a Farker who called my office and saw it.


Marie? Mapes? James? Drew? Any of you know who hired this asshole?
 
2013-05-16 01:01:19 PM  

I_C_Weener: Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?


Ask Romney's dad, he's the one that started Presidential candidates reporting their tax returns.
 
2013-05-16 01:07:45 PM  
You know, given that I.C. Weener was actually the most famous troll move in animated sitcom history, I think this guy might be playing us.

Of course, he's supplied enough shiat dark matter to collapse this thread into a singularity of stupid.
 
2013-05-16 01:08:15 PM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: I_C_Weener: CorporatePerson: Kangaroo_Ralph: Well you can rest assured no matter what comes to light, the Fark libs will stand by their man.

You don't even have to wait for anything to come to light. Just start with whatever conclusion you'd like and let your outrage flow from there.

Harry Reid kicks girl scouts and puppies, and hates Caturday according to a Farker who called my office and saw it.

Marie? Mapes? James? Drew? Any of you know who hired this asshole?


It's James!  Gotta include the exclamation point.
 
2013-05-16 01:16:50 PM  

jst3p: Tumunga: Libtard

You do realize that using a term like that is the quickest way to let others know that you aren't looking for honest intelligent discourse, right? It says a lot more about you than it says about those you disagree with.


In a perfect world, yes.  But Fark is not about discourse.  Fark is about calling people creatively vicious names because they do not agree with you.
 
2013-05-16 01:24:43 PM  
what is these guys problem?
 
2013-05-16 01:25:44 PM  
So are people now saying that Reid was right, and Romney paid zero dollars in taxes? Is this the take-away? Reid wasn't bluffing?
 
2013-05-16 01:31:28 PM  
Like most people, I think Harry just pulled them out of his ass.
Just like 63% of all statistics.
 
2013-05-16 02:02:41 PM  
the derp is strong with this one. Yes, if it turns out to be true then lets prosecute harry reid for getting mitts tax info, and bust mitt for the tax dodger he is, fair is fair
 
2013-05-16 02:06:36 PM  

I_C_Weener: Good to see so many support allegations without any proof.  Should make it easier to control you.


Headline - The IRS scandal has people wondering about where Harry Reid got his supposedly detailed knowledge of Mitt Romney's tax returns.

Never go full potato, son.
 
2013-05-16 02:39:31 PM  

Trey Le Parc: jst3p: Tumunga: Libtard

You do realize that using a term like that is the quickest way to let others know that you aren't looking for honest intelligent discourse, right? It says a lot more about you than it says about those you disagree with.

In a perfect world, yes.  But Fark is not about discourse.  Fark is about calling people creatively vicious names because they do not agree with you.


Shut up you bulbous anal secretion.
 
2013-05-16 02:45:16 PM  

Diogenes: ManateeGag: usernameguy: Often it's "Oh, good Christ, Who cares?!"

This is especially true of Daily Caller links.  Question marks or not.

Who knew yellow journalism was a sustainable business model?


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-16 03:00:35 PM  
Is there enough cool aid to drink for the lefties????
 
2013-05-16 03:09:09 PM  

R.A.Danny: Trey Le Parc: jst3p: Tumunga: Libtard

You do realize that using a term like that is the quickest way to let others know that you aren't looking for honest intelligent discourse, right? It says a lot more about you than it says about those you disagree with.

In a perfect world, yes.  But Fark is not about discourse.  Fark is about calling people creatively vicious names because they do not agree with you.

Shut up you bulbous anal secretion.


Thank you.  See, Tumunga?  This is how Fark works.
 
2013-05-16 03:22:14 PM  

Trey Le Parc: R.A.Danny: Trey Le Parc: jst3p: Tumunga: Libtard

You do realize that using a term like that is the quickest way to let others know that you aren't looking for honest intelligent discourse, right? It says a lot more about you than it says about those you disagree with.

In a perfect world, yes.  But Fark is not about discourse.  Fark is about calling people creatively vicious names because they do not agree with you.

Shut up you bulbous anal secretion.

Thank you.  See, Tumunga?  This is how Fark works.


Ahhhhhhhh.
 
2013-05-16 03:24:50 PM  

R.A.Danny: Trey Le Parc: jst3p: Tumunga: Libtard

You do realize that using a term like that is the quickest way to let others know that you aren't looking for honest intelligent discourse, right? It says a lot more about you than it says about those you disagree with.

In a perfect world, yes.  But Fark is not about discourse.  Fark is about calling people creatively vicious names because they do not agree with you.

Shut up you bulbous anal secretion.


Does the "bulbous" describe the anus, or the secretion?
Or maybe the gland that occasionally makes the dog scoot across the carpet on its ass?
 
2013-05-16 03:33:07 PM  

give me doughnuts: Or maybe the gland that occasionally makes the dog scoot across the carpet on its ass?


You are now farkied as "Skidmark"
 
2013-05-16 03:35:14 PM  

I_C_Weener: Fart_Machine: I_C_Weener: Halli: Why didn't Romney produce his tax records? Can you answer that?

Why didn't Obama give his transcripts. Can you answer that?

See how silly this is?

We need to move the goalposts again I see.

By no means.  I'm agreeing with those who don't think Obama should have had to disprove a negative.  But if you think there should be different rules for Republicans and Democrats, I can't stop you from thinking that.  Go team.  Rah, rah, rah.  Sis boom bah.


Well except that Obama released his tax records and I can see why you would want to change the subject.
 
2013-05-16 03:38:52 PM  
Republicans out an operating CIA agent to get back at his wife.

Republicans:
www.washingtonpost.com
Meh

IRS under Obama caught investigating OBVIOUSLY political teabagger groups operating under the fraud of being "social welfare groups".

Republicans:
www.tooconservative.com
 
2013-05-16 04:00:59 PM  
So they are saying that Harry Reid was truthful and accurate.

/otherwise access to records wouldn't be an issue, right?
 
2013-05-16 04:01:06 PM  

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2013-05-16 06:23:09 PM  

SilentStrider: Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.


Likely this.  Liberals have mastered the game of knowing that facts don't matter.  Reid can stand up and say whatever he wants and he knows that the media will report it as if fact, and there is no way to counter the public opinion.

Did Romney spend a decade paying $0 to the Treasury?  Almost certainly not because the amount of money he made is nearly impossible to get the tax bill down to zero, even with a vast array of business tax credits and deductions.  But it doesn't matter because Reid says what he wants, the media reports it, and it is done.
 
2013-05-16 06:33:57 PM  

Cletus C.: That would be the popular assumption. But you don't know that for sure. If we're going to go with gut feelings and speculation, maybe his tax returns were extremely complex and took legal advantage of various tax codes to reduce his overall tax burden. All perfectly legal and typical among the super rich. That, during a political campaign, would have been red meat to his opponents, who then, yes, would have made him look bad. Maybe that's the case but I don't know and neither do you.


That is pretty much my assumption.  Tax returns filled with all sorts of business credits, deductions, transfers, etc.  All in the name of doing what 100% of Americans should be doing: minimizing their tax burden to the lowest possible level.  But in a tax return that would run hundreds of pages, the entire Low Information Voter crowd consists of people that E-file a 1040EZ and wouldn't know any other forms if they saw them.  For Romney to release his tax returns, all it would take is one Ma and Pa Kettle couple to get ahold of one page that, by itself, looks shady simply because it's some credit or deduction that 99.999% of Americans don't even know exist.  Then it would be all "Well, would you look at that?!  I ain't never seen one of those . . ."  And then it's back to the narrative that Romney is an evil capitalist who only gets rich by stealing from other people.
 
2013-05-16 06:41:19 PM  

mrmopar5287: Did Romney spend a decade paying $0 to the Treasury? Almost certainly not because the amount of money he made is nearly impossible to get the tax bill down to zero, even with a vast array of business tax credits and deductions. But it doesn't matter because Reid says what he wants, the media reports it, and it is done.


c'mon, say it like you know it.

& by the way, facts certainly do matter. don't let yourself be fooled into thinking otherwise.
what the problem is is that truth doesn't matter, lies seem to be the ammunition of choice.
just turn on Fox News, they sell opinion as fact & lie just to get you to tune in!
 
2013-05-16 06:43:10 PM  

mrmopar5287: That is pretty much my assumption. Tax returns filled with all sorts of business credits, deductions, transfers, etc. All in the name of doing what 100% of Americans should be doing: minimizing their tax burden to the lowest possible level. But in a tax return that would run hundreds of pages, the entire Low Information Voter crowd consists of people that E-file a 1040EZ and wouldn't know any other forms if they saw them. For Romney to release his tax returns, all it would take is one Ma and Pa Kettle couple to get ahold of one page that, by itself, looks shady simply because it's some credit or deduction that 99.999% of Americans don't even know exist. Then it would be all "Well, would you look at that?! I ain't never seen one of those . . ." And then it's back to the narrative that Romney is an evil capitalist who only gets rich by stealing from other people.


RRriiiight.  because everyone who is capable of itemization always surpasses the standard deduction. always.
 
2013-05-16 06:59:48 PM  

kronicfeld: If I were a raving batshiat lunatic right-wing nutjob, I would definitely be wringing my hands over this one.


It's not like anybody actually liked Romney, even before he lost the election to a ni[bong!] (Hear that? The President is near!!!). Nah, he's going to get thrown under a bus.
 
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