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Romney Paid $1.9M Taxes. Harry Reid Avoids Prior Claims: Who Won Tax Return Scuffle?

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) claimed Romney didn't pay taxes. Well, Romney did pay taxes -- and he paid a lot of taxes. Romney paid $1.9 million in taxes -- Romney voluntarily paid more than required by IRS law.




POLITICALTICKER.BLOGS.CNN.COM reports:
(CNN) - Sen. Harry Reid said nothing of his earlier claims that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes over a ten-year span in a Friday statement joining Democrats in responding to Romney's release of tax-related documents on Friday.


friday statement joining democrats responding romneys release tax-related documents friday

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  • Daryl 2012/09/22 02:46:04
    Romney
    Daryl
    +12
    Harry Reid is the second most powerful Democrat in the USA.

    Harry Reid is a lying scum bag that will say almost anything to promote his depraved political party.

    Democrats should be ashamed to be represented by such a filthy human being.

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  • rcardon 2012/09/24 18:21:08
    Romney
    rcardon
    dems need to think before speaking, or, if they're going to make slanderous claims, they need to make them less verifiable.
  • Mary Va... rcardon 2012/09/25 21:42:12
  • Magus BN-0 2012/09/24 01:08:13
    Reid
    Magus BN-0
    Romney didn't prove Reid wrong at all. Reid said that Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years, Romney's only given two years of tax returns. We need 10 more years to know if Reid was lying.
  • Kim 2012/09/23 20:15:26
    Romney
    Kim
    I could care less about Romneys tax returns. I care about MINE and what obimbos policies are doing to us all
  • Mary Va... Kim 2012/09/25 21:37:21
    Mary Vaughn
    Obimbos is what Rick Santorum said all of you voters are. He said that smart poeple would never vote Republican. A first for Santorum he actually told the truth. If you are not better off than you were 4 years ago you can thank Romney for shipping people's jobs to China. Or thank the Republican Congress for saying no to jobs bills. Just the other day they voted against a bill that was pid for and passed but the Republicans decided to filibusterit. A bill to help returning vets get help finding jobs. What a big patriot all of you Obama bashers are. These men are dying , coming home physically and mentally ill. But you hate filled idiots spit on them.
  • Kim Mary Va... 2012/09/25 22:36:30
  • Miles 2012/09/23 13:48:38
    Reid
    Miles
    Sorry to say Reid won...Romney lost when he relented to Rieds and public pressure to release his tax returns...
  • flaca BN-0 2012/09/22 21:31:01
    Reid
    flaca BN-0
    The alleged "didn't pay any taxes" refered to the years before 2010. So far, Romney hasn't released the tax returns for several years back, and those are the ones people want to see: the ones when he had his foreign accounts (before he closed them just prior to running this time for the candidacy)
  • Kim flaca BN-0 2012/09/25 22:37:33
  • litsey68@juno.com 2012/09/22 21:10:21
    Romney
    litsey68@juno.com
    +1
    Even this won't shut them up.
  • Mark DeBarbieri 2012/09/22 20:21:25
    Romney
    Mark DeBarbieri
    I guess Harry Reid did not call the Instant Rip-off Service to get his facts straight.
  • Loree 2012/09/22 19:00:45
    Romney
    Loree
    It's no secret that Harry Reid is an idiot who opens his mouth before putting his brain in gear. What were the people of Nevada THINKING when they elected him?
  • Sweet-N... Loree 2012/09/23 03:06:44
    Sweet-N-Sour
    Lol! Who said he was actually "elected"? You're so silly! ;-)
  • thefatguy 2012/09/22 17:36:13
    Romney
    thefatguy
    +1
    Reid is a lowlife dirt clod. He is unqualified to park Romney's car.
  • Rebel Yell 2012/09/22 14:50:05
    Reid
    Rebel Yell
    +1
    Romney is a slick weasel. He has often said he pays his taxes and only what is owed ,not a dime more. So why did he overpay?

    Earlier when Romney released his 2010 tax return and his accountant’s estimate of what he would owe for 2011 once that return was ready to be filed, he said that he’d pay about 13% of his income in federal taxes.

    Enter Harry Reid who said Romney probably hadn’t paid any taxes in some years, Romney insisted that he’d never paid less than 13%. Imagine Romney’s disappointment when the accountants told him that his actual 2011 tax bill worked out to LESS THAN 13%. The only thing to do was to cut a bigger check to the Treasury, so he could save face. Also, after the election is over, his accountant will ask for an adjustment and that overpayment will be corrected. Pretty smooth, eh?

    Here is Romney, talking to ABC News in July: “I don’t pay more than are legally due, and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president. I’d think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires.” Here ! Here ! For once, I agree with Willard !
  • Mary Va... Rebel Yell 2012/09/22 18:03:47
    Mary Vaughn
    He overpaid by only declaring 2.5 million that he gave the Mormon church instead of the 4 million. If he had claimed the entire 4 million then his tax rate would have been under the 13.9 % that he claimed he had never paid less than. Besides if he loses or even if he becomes president he can always ammend his taxes and the moiney will be returned to him. The summary of taxes is a lot of hot air. He can put anything he wants on that summary. While the average American is paying 15% in taxes he is paying less. Many millionaires pay nothing in taxes. But you Soda Head people go ahead and worship at the feet of someone who calls you a moocher and thank him when he takes away your rights to deduct childcare credits, mortgage interest rates and several other things he will not allow you to deduct therby raising your tax obligation while he plans to give huge tax breaks to the wealthy. If the Romney tax breaks pass then his next taxes will go down to 0.85%.
  • Sweet-N... Mary Va... 2012/09/23 03:38:26
    Sweet-N-Sour
    Uh...you do realize that ANYONE who has capital gains (investment) income gets taxed at 13% for that income, right? Or have you worshiped at the altar of the gubbment check too long? Only a stupid liberal could twist giving to charity into a bad thing. Do you have any idea how many really huge things he has done for no pay whatsoever? He turned around the Olympics for one, and oh yeah, was the governor of Massachusetts. He is a true leader, not a community organizer, whatever the hell that is. He has far more successes than failures. Your boy has done nothing but fail, never had a real job, has no clue how to fix anything and is only where he is because of people like you who have held him to a lower standard and given him a pass for every stupid, inane thing that shoots out of his pie hole. He is a total failure and you will not find one successful business or project with that drooling moron's fingerprint on it.
  • Magus BN-0 Sweet-N... 2012/09/24 01:09:52 (edited)
    Magus BN-0
    +1
    The capital gains tax is 15%, not 13%.

    Also, Romney was a disaster as governor of MA, and he took a record amount of federal subsidy money for the Olympics.
  • Loree Rebel Yell 2012/09/22 19:02:58
    Loree
    +1
    So Rebel, how much extra taxes have you paid over and above what you legally owed? Typical liberal... they want everyone but themselves to pay for their crazy entitlement programs.
  • Mary Va... Loree 2012/09/25 21:30:01
    Mary Vaughn
    Like Santorum said smart people will never vote for a Republican . I am receiving a government check because the government took my money for 52 years and I will not bend over for you . That money is mine and I am entitled to it.
    In that 47% that Romney spoke of is also the men and women in foreign countries putting their life on the line.
    It is on the record just how many jobs that Mitt and Bain have sent to China and then he has the brass to talk about Obama. But you teabags prefer to make up your own facts and try to convince people that Romney is good for us.
    Giving to charity. LOL Romney is a bishop in the mormon church where he is required to pay at least 10% of his earnings. How many charitable organizations do you know of that will only help you if you beccome a mormon?. Any Goodwills or Salvation Army places? Any? They are a corporation worth bilions. A secretive organization whose goal is to get a mormon in the Whitehouse . Romney's cousin said that Romney has been being groomed for this since he was 12 years ol. His church is to put the beliefs of the mormon church ahead of any political office.
  • Loree Mary Va... 2012/12/08 20:56:03
    Loree
    Your knowledge is so limited and twisted that it's not worth correcting. do more research about all of the above.
  • lill 2012/09/22 14:33:33
    Reid
    lill
    +1
    He got Romney to release his returns didn't he? Although it seems a little calculated to release them right now when he is desperately in need of damage control. Whatever, at least he finally released them.
  • EdVenture 2012/09/22 12:56:16
    Reid
    EdVenture
    +1
    These can be amended for 5 years lets see 10 years.
  • PetrifiedElephantPoop 2012/09/22 11:16:58
    Reid
    PetrifiedElephantPoop
    +2
    Verdict is still out until we see more tax returns. But I do know who lost their ass today....Scott Brown...trying to avoid a debate,,,and Reid making him go....Priceless!
  • Don 2012/09/22 11:11:17
    Romney
    Don
    +1
    Reid looks like the small and pathetic fool that he is.
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/09/22 11:05:26
    Romney
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +1
    Reid doing Obama dirty work no wonder they call him Dirty Harry !!!!
  • rikonjohn 2012/09/22 08:19:05
    Reid
    rikonjohn
    +3
    Romney still hasn't released the 12 years worth of tax returns Obama has released, or the ten years worth his father George released.

    I suspect a 12 year tax return from the Romney's will show not just a net payment of zero but a substantial number of refunds despite paying nothing in taxes.

    Why else would he hide his tax returns while running for the most powerful office in the land?

    Just my hypothesis.
  • Magus BN-0 rikonjohn 2012/09/24 01:11:19 (edited)
    Magus BN-0
    +1
    I suspect the thing Romney's really afraid of us seeing is that he participated in the 2009 IRS amnesty for tax cheats who hid their money in Swiss banks.
  • rikonjohn Magus BN-0 2012/11/11 07:36:25
    rikonjohn
    You know, I haven't followed up the Romney tax issue like I wanted to. Family medical issues knocked me off Sodahead and the internet itself for a few months. The election has rendered the question moot anyway.

    I hypothesized Romney was getting money back from the IRS despite paying nothing in taxes and that's what it looked like happened per the Bloomberg revelations.

    Did he also use the 2009 IRS amnesty as you were thinking?
  • Magus BN-0 rikonjohn 2012/11/11 22:29:24
    Magus BN-0
    We never found out.
  • mrdog 2012/09/22 07:57:27
    Romney
    mrdog
    +2
    Harry is a crook....Democrats need to replace him as senate leader...bark
  • Magus BN-0 mrdog 2012/09/24 01:11:46
    Magus BN-0
    +1
    We should've replaced him with somebody who's not as wimpy.
  • 81sp 2012/09/22 06:31:58
    Reid
    81sp
    +2
    there is no doubt on who won this little skirmish. romney was forced to release his returns.
    he did not want to do this at all. he did it in desperation in order to change the conversation. hence the friday afternoon release. now is there any real doubt.
    in the grand scheme of things this will mean little or nothing, just a political game both sides play. in the old day the gop would win these little skirmishes all the time.
    today the democrats play the game alot better.
  • Rod 81sp 2012/09/22 15:19:03
    Rod
    +1
    It's obvious that you know nothing about the release of Romney's tax returns. Romney had already given the time schedule for releasing his 2011 returns many many months ago. The law requires that he release 2 years. He had released his 2010 returns and promised to release his 2011 returns as soon as they were ready which he did Friday. Romney has NOT released any of the 10 years that the liberals are screaming for. What he did publish was a summary of the last 20 years showing what his effective tax rate was for those years. You're right about one thing though, in the grand scheme of things this will mean nothing. Obama is going to suffer a landslide defeat in November because of his fiscal irresponsibility and the failing economy, not because of Romney's tax returns.
  • thefatguy Rod 2012/09/22 17:37:35
    thefatguy
    You got that right!
  • Loree Rod 2012/09/22 19:10:11
    Loree
    Rod, Obama and the liberals have to try to take the focus off their abysmal record and failures... that is why they keep the crazy tax return nonsense going... and now they're trying to spin letting Christopher Stevens pay the price for Obama's complete incompetence in protecting and defending US Citizens and our interests abroad.
  • Rod Loree 2012/09/23 01:51:46
    Rod
    I totally agree.
  • 81sp Rod 2012/09/23 22:07:55
    81sp
    +1
    well sorry to disappoint you but romney himnself said there would be no returns released.
    he said this because as he put it., it would give the doubters and nay sayers more to complain about. not those exact words but the meaning none the less. the fact of when he released them and what part of the day should tell all, i am sure you have picked up on that, but maybe not. landslide defeat, what planey are you living on or more accuratly
    what bubble are you in. if you are thinking its 1980 again, think again.
    you are right about one thing his tax returns was never a large issue. but it was fun to see
    him stumble all over himself in the process.
  • Rod 81sp 2012/09/24 01:08:11
    Rod
    You're not disappointing me because it happened just the way that Romney said that it would. You're talking in circles. The law says that Candidates must release two years of tax returns and that is exactly what Romney has done. He didn't do it because of any pressure from the liberals it is what the law requires. He is holding steady and NOT releasing any more than that. Liberals want him to release ten years. He won't. I can't figure out why you think that he has stumbled all over himself on this issue. As a matter of fact Harry Reid has backed off of the statements that he said earlier so it looks like the liberals are the ones that are stumbling all over themselves. Romney is ahead of Obama by huge margins and it will be a landslide for Romney. You're blind in one eye and can't see out of the other. See you in November.
  • 81sp Rod 2012/09/24 04:24:07
    81sp
    i am not talking about the law, this was never about the law and you know that so next time stick to the point. you also know that he released them to try to change
    the conversation, you know this so quit playing coy, it will not work. what reid did was simply to make him look bad, and you know this as well. as far election goes,
    i ask again what planet are you living on. right now the president leads and every poll says the same thing. now you can try to ignore this but like a person once said
    you can run but you cannot hide. the facts stand for themselves. romney needs
    a really good performance in the first debate, the odds on this are not good, considering that it is really not a debate, but more a twin press conference.
    call me what you want, but right now you are talking out your backside and you know this and i know this.
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