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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 26
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2013-05-16 11:03:08 AM
3 votes:

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 10:48:18 AM
3 votes:
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...
MFK
2013-05-16 11:31:00 AM
2 votes:

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 11:22:28 AM
2 votes:

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 03:38:52 PM
1 votes:
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 12:25:25 PM
1 votes:
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 12:09:19 PM
1 votes:

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 11:27:12 AM
1 votes:
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
2013-05-16 11:23:24 AM
1 votes:

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 11:09:44 AM
1 votes:

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 11:06:27 AM
1 votes:

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 10:38:27 AM
1 votes:

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 10:38:06 AM
1 votes:

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 10:23:57 AM
1 votes:

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 10:18:52 AM
1 votes:
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 10:15:26 AM
1 votes:

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 10:03:50 AM
1 votes:

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 10:03:08 AM
1 votes:

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


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2013-05-16 09:48:17 AM
1 votes:

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 09:28:07 AM
1 votes:

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 09:25:59 AM
1 votes:
yes, let's revisit those returns. specifically, his 2009 return. you know - the one with the swiss amnesty.
2013-05-16 09:20:11 AM
1 votes:
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 09:19:22 AM
1 votes:

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 09:17:55 AM
1 votes:
Since he never released them, I'd say he probably never had them and was bluffing the whole time.
2013-05-16 09:05:49 AM
1 votes:
When a headline ends with a question mark the answer is always no.
2013-05-16 08:59:38 AM
1 votes:
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!
 
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