Romney tells Reid to PUT UP OR SHUT UP!!!

Allbiz - PWCM - JLA 2012/08/03 01:11:17

Mitt Romney lashed back at Harry Reid on Thursday in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, saying the Senate majority leader needs to "put up or shut up" after airing allegations about Romney's taxes.

Reid, a Nevada Democrat, first raised eyebrows Tuesday by saying in a news interview that someone had told him Romney went 10 years without paying taxes. He would only identify his source as an investor in Romney's former venture capital firm, Bain Capital, and he acknowledged, "I'm not certain" it's true.

That didn't stop Reid from taking to the Senate floor Thursday to accuse the Republican presidential candidate again of paying no taxes, part of a broader Democratic attack on Romney for declining to release more than two years of tax documents.

"The word's out that he hasn't paid any taxes for 10 years," Reid said. "Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn't."

But Romney forcefully denied Reid's allegations in his interview with Hannity.

"Harry’s going to have to describe who it is he spoke with, because, of course, that is totally and completely wrong," Romney said. "It’s untrue, dishonest and inaccurate. It’s wrong.

"So, I’m looking forward to have Harry reveal his sources, and we will probably find out it’s the White House."

Romney's campaign earlier rejected the majority leader's statement as "shameful."

Reid also raised eyebrows for invoking Romney's late father, himself a one-time presidential candidate.

"His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son," Reid said told the Huffington Post.

George Romney, a Michigan governor, released 12 years of tax returns during his unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968. His son has released only his 2010 tax return and an estimate for 2011, years when he was preparing for his own presidential bid or already running.

Reid's comments come in the middle of a scathing critique of the former Massachusetts governor's tax plan. The Tax Policy Center, which Romney has called "an objective third party" in the past, noted that his proposal would give benefits to high-income earners while giving a tax increase to middle-class Americans. Romney's camp has disputed that analysis.

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  • princess 2012/08/03 09:56:02
    Hey Reid, you are a living example of the lowest of the lowest life form....what a piece of human waste.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/03 04:55:47
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    Reid is a lying sack.
  • Ken 2012/08/03 04:16:53
    Democrats become dumber and dumber when they listen to and accept these lies.
  • wtw 2012/08/03 04:11:02
    If that is the worst they have--they got nothing compared to the lack of experience Obama had and has!
  • Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥ 2012/08/03 03:33:58
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    Obama probably put him up to it...They are all desperate and all they have is dirty politics. Obama will not win. He lost the Star power. He is a big loser.
    Dirty Harry had some corrupt land deals in Nevada. He is so despicable.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/08/03 03:29:44
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    As he should.

    Reid is a first class a-hole and, unfortunately, arguably the most powerful liberal in DC.
  • Kiosk Kid 2012/08/03 03:21:04
    Kiosk Kid
    Let try some logic.

    Reid had a filibuter proof Senate in 2009. Along with Pelosi, he made the tax laws.

    If Romney didn't pay any taxes then it is not Romney's fault. it is Reid fault. Reid was in charge of making the tax laws.
  • MarinerFH 2012/08/03 02:55:37
  • KingdomNow 2012/08/03 02:33:28
    Liberals will just repackage the lie. They have nothing else.

    I say, who cares? So what?
  • Kat ♪ ~ ♪ 2012/08/03 02:31:39
    Kat ♪ ~ ♪
    Good for mitt, he needs to start fighting back.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/08/03 02:29:30 (edited)
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    I have been thinking about this today - goes without saying that Reid is bottom feeding slime but I had a thought - maybe he is auditioning for Biden's job, making a run for VP

    He is as stupid as Biden and just slimier - a much better fit with Obama. Just a thought
  • NPC 2012/08/03 01:53:18
    Senator Harry Reid-D-NV is a despicable and grotesque LITTLE MAN.

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