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DNC Chief Called on to Release Tax Returns

zbacku 2012/04/17 04:44:38
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DNC Chief Called on to Release Tax Returns
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DANIEL HALPER

Democratic National Committee chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been called on to release her personal income tax returns. The request was made by her congressional opponent, Republican Karen Harrington of Florida.

“This week millions of taxpaying Americans will fulfill their requirement of filing their tax returns by paying any and all taxes due to the federal government,” Harrington’s campaign writes. “Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been asking Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release his 2011 tax return even after Governor Romney released his 2010 tax return.”

“Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz’s request of Governor Romney to release his tax returns screams of hypocrisy, because to the best of our knowledge, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has never released a single tax return of her own. As a member of Congress, she is required to release a yearly ‘financial disclosure,’ this yearly disclosure is not a tax return.

“While asking for Governor Romney to release his past tax returns, and In keeping with the spirit of President Obama’s call for ‘full transparency,’ we ask Congressman Wasserman Schultz to release her own tax returns.”

There are no records of Wasserman Schultz having ever released her personal income tax returns, though, as the Harrington campaign states, members of Congress are required to disclose assets, holdings, and various other financial information.


Wasserman Schultz has an annual salary of $174,000, which is the standard rate for members of Congress. As newsbusters.org notes, “her Congressional salary is more than three times greater than the median salary for individuals in her own district (FL-20) which is $54,194.”

Harrington’s request comes at a time when Democrats, Wasserman Schultz included, have been waging a war on taxes, trying to get Romney to release his financial records from years back. And at a time when Democrats, including the president of the United States, are pushing for increased taxes through the so-called Buffett Rule.

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  • 4570GOVT 2012/04/17 07:12:54
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    Debbie is a Loudmouth Jerk ( Typical of her kind ) ! She is the Poster Child for typical rude democrat behavior .

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  • Snowball 2012/04/18 05:21:32
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    I can't stand her.
  • Rabbit 2012/04/18 02:13:12
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    They are all non-tax paying hypocrites. Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, Communists, Socialists don't have to pay taxes. Sad thing is that they are all calling for the rich to pay their "fair share". I'm convinced that ALL of our elected officials are in the tank.
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  • 4570GOVT 2012/04/17 07:12:54
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    Debbie is a Loudmouth Jerk ( Typical of her kind ) ! She is the Poster Child for typical rude democrat behavior .
  • Dale 2012/04/17 05:36:21
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    I do think it sounds kinda' right that DNC Chief/Representative Wasserman-Schultz has been asked to release her records. I also think she will ignore or stonewall this request. But what more could I, or anyone else for that matter, expect?
  • angelbaby 2012/04/17 05:25:17
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    Hand them over Debbie! All is fair in love and politics
  • wolf sloan 2012/04/17 04:49:52
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    All elected officials should.

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