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Sen. Harry Reid Says Romney Hasn't Paid Any Taxes in 10 Years: Stunt or Truth?

Chris D 2012/08/07 20:00:00
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Well here's a way of getting Romney to release his tax records: accuse him of not paying taxes for 10 years. The heat is getting turned up on Mitt Romney to release his tax records. The claim seems to be outrageous and inflammatory, but may in fact be true. We won't know the real truth unless Romney releases historical tax records. Is Senator Reid right -- or is this all just a political stunt?

FOXNEWS.COM reports:
Mitt Romney called on Harry Reid Tuesday to reveal the source for his claim that the Republican presidential candidate has not paid taxes for 10 years, stepping up pressure as two major fact-check sites ruled Reid had no basis for the incendiary allegation.
stepping pressure major fact-check sites ruled reid basis incendiary allegation

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  • Broddy 2012/08/07 22:02:35
    It's Just a Political Stunt
    Broddy
    +20
    the best answer to this question is do you honestly think that if Romney had NOT paid his taxes that the IRS which currently answers to Barack Obama would not be all over him?

    Yes the IRS doesn't need to ask him for his Tax records because they already have them.

    Not only is it a stunt but worse is people are stupid enough to fall for it.

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  • lee Mr. Smith 2012/08/08 01:41:09
    lee
    +2
    self loathing are you?

    you should be.
  • Mr. Smith lee 2012/08/08 02:17:57
    Mr. Smith
    +1
    project much?
  • lee Mr. Smith 2012/08/08 18:44:58
    lee
    yes you do.
  • Mr. Won... Mr. Smith 2012/08/08 04:11:26
  • InoYama... Mr. Won... 2012/08/08 04:51:36
    InoYamanaka
    Hey! I'm mentally ill and I'm not accusing people of being pedos.
  • Mr. Smith Mr. Won... 2012/08/08 12:53:58 (edited)
  • Mr. Won... Mr. Smith 2012/08/08 13:11:34
    Mr. Wonderful
    You do seem mentally retarded. Don't worry, nearly all right wingers seem that way. So you're just one of the herd.
  • Mr. Smith Mr. Won... 2012/08/08 15:22:36
    Mr. Smith
    LOL. Coming from the retard who can't tell the difference between real news and a metaphor. No wonder this went over your head.

    When you were a kid, did you wear hockey equipment but you weren't on a team?
  • MO.gal Mr. Smith 2012/08/08 03:12:09
  • Mr. Smith MO.gal 2012/08/08 03:15:29
    Mr. Smith
    I know, Harry Reid is full of it.......
  • nbarton2 lee 2012/08/08 04:00:52
    nbarton2
    Please post these sources for confirmation since you seem to be in the know, I haven't found any nor has any reputable news source. Why is it when 50% of American Middle Class don't pay income tax that isn't a problem yet the top 20% of the wealthiest people in America pay 68% of the income tax in America (Romney included)and yet we still have issues with them. Tax experts have agreed that it would be highly improbable that Reid is correct in his assumption (I'm assuming you are no tax expert). Being rich isn't a crime in this country yet the Democrats have turned this into a class warfare political issue, when in truth the Democrats are afraid that Obama has lost his "edge" with the People. He has had to give amnesty to almost a million illegals to garner votes from Hispanics because his stance on gay marriage was making him lose that vote, now he plays the Rich candidate didn't pay his taxes and has foreign bank accounts; which unlike TV and Movies are actually used because most foreign businesses do not like to use American Banks because of our Government regulations and lack of privacy. Liberals are so easily manipulated by the media it is no surprise that I continue to see the same responses on every page about these issues.
  • Mr. Won... nbarton2 2012/08/08 04:15:18
    Mr. Wonderful
    That old chestnut again? You clueless dummies love to babble how much tax the rich pay but never get around to explain that the top 10% richest people in this country own 50% of the assets. That should be enough to cause riots in the streets when you think about it. Especially when these bastards are getting a 10% tax cut.
  • nbarton2 Mr. Won... 2012/08/08 06:41:14
    nbarton2
    This is America not Medieval France they pay 35% of their income in taxes, while most Americans pay 15% so why don't you put the pitchfork away and go back to your tent in the park. Maybe you could actually find some facts about things before jumping on the Liberal bandwagon, that isn't an "old chestnut" it is a fact but Liberals aren't use to those in their lives, so I understand the confusion. I guess it is time for an uprising and take all that wealth and power away?
  • lee nbarton2 2012/08/08 18:47:49
    lee
    no they do not.. .Romney's ONE year that we do have shows he paid only 14%.

    this is only unusual in the sense that normally they can find shelters and deductions that bring that figure down even further... sometimes to 0% for years on end... sometimes for 10 yrs strait...

    there is a simple way to prove this one way or the other....
  • lee nbarton2 2012/08/08 18:48:05
    lee
    you're not looking.
  • lauren dull 2012/08/08 00:36:58
    It's Just a Political Stunt
    lauren dull
    +4
    Like ANYONE would get away with that . My Dad was a business man and took EVERY legitament deduction he was entitled to. He was audited many times but always proved all deductions. Libs. would have a field day if Romney was ever audited and some folks are to dump to understand that it happens often to smart business men like my dad & Romney.
  • Che Guevara - Hero 2012/08/08 00:31:21
    Harry Reid Is Right
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +3
    If Mitt Romney paid his taxes he wouldn't have to go to such great lengths to hide his tax returns. And where is his Long Form Birth Certificate ?
  • CAPISCE 2012/08/08 00:24:34
    It's Just a Political Stunt
    CAPISCE
    +5
    Hey let's distract America from Obama's failed presidency
  • Patriotic 2012/08/08 00:10:07
    Harry Reid Is Right
    Patriotic
    +3
    Yeah right...

  • nbarton2 Patriotic 2012/08/08 04:13:06
    nbarton2
    Wow offshore accounts for a man with foreign businesses that is odd wonder why in an era where the Government is involved in every transaction, note many foreign businesses don't like it when it takes forever to get things done in a transaction, foreign accounts make this much easier in making foreign investing. Plus that Vanity Fair article is filled with hearsay and conjecture that wouldn't hold up in a court of law but in the court of public opinion it is damning as was intended against Romney. Why is it acceptable for Obama to do drugs and yet Romney does everything legal and still gets chastised for it by Liberals?
  • Patriotic nbarton2 2012/08/08 12:45:53
    Patriotic
    We are talking about his personal finances, not his business accounts. You should know the difference and quite making excuses for Romney. This is a problem for him and creates a negative perception in the mind of some voters. Americans are willing to forgive people who did stupid things in their youth, admitted it, and made something of themselves. Americans don't like people who think they are stupid and continue to lie to them. Mitt Romney is his own worst enemy, which is why he will lose.
  • dave b 2012/08/08 00:09:22
    It's Just a Political Stunt
    dave b
    +4
    And the ever dopey Obots swallow this hook, line AND sinker. How about Obama release his Columbia records....there are people who were in the same classes Obie was supposedly in who dont remember ever seeing him.
  • Bilingual required sucks 2012/08/08 00:08:33
    Harry Reid Is Right
    Bilingual required sucks
    +4
    Whether it is a political stunt OR Harry was actually told by someone that Romney did not pay taxes is immaterial. What he has done is to intensify the pressure on Romney to release his taxes. This secrecy around Romney is ridiculous he simply MUST release his taxes.
  • lauren ... Bilingu... 2012/08/08 00:37:58
    lauren dull
    +1
    No he should not !!!
  • Bilingu... lauren ... 2012/08/08 00:52:32
    Bilingual required sucks
    +1
    YES HE MUST!
  • lauren ... Bilingu... 2012/08/08 01:12:24
    lauren dull
    +1
    No ! He should not. Reid should PROVE his claim . Does innocent until proven guilty ring a bell?
  • Bilingu... lauren ... 2012/08/08 01:22:18 (edited)
    Bilingual required sucks
    +2
    The question of Romneys taxes came WAY before Harry Reid's statement. Also Reid has a responsibility to protect his source. That source told him this information with the understanding that his identity be kept confidential. It is for ROMNEY to prove Harry Reid wrong and release his taxes.
    Besides even if Harry Reid DID name his source, the question of what is in Romney's tax returns will not be answered.
  • lauren ... Bilingu... 2012/08/08 01:27:30
    lauren dull
    No, it is not.
  • Bilingu... lauren ... 2012/08/08 01:34:28 (edited)
    Bilingual required sucks
    +1
    Great argument....."No it is not" because you believe you are right...lol how old are you 5 ? Or is Alzheimers setting in?

    What is naming a source going to do? The fact is to prove Reid AND the source wrong the taxes would still have to be released to PROVE them wrong.
  • lauren ... Bilingu... 2012/08/08 01:50:18
    lauren dull
    He needs proof . Typical for you Dems. to resort to mane calling. But I must way you are just to stupid to figure out why he should not. See, I can call manes to if I want.
  • Bilingu... lauren ... 2012/08/08 01:52:53
    Bilingual required sucks
    +2
    You can call manes? How is that working out for you?
  • lauren ... Bilingu... 2012/08/10 04:47:11
    lauren dull
    Sorry , I get a little tired. I had to take on part time job because I refuse to let this stinking obama economy bring me or my finances down. i now work at least 75 hours a week, I'm not lazy and don't want government freebies like Dems.
  • Bilingu... lauren ... 2012/08/10 04:54:44
    Bilingual required sucks
    If you're working that many hours a week, how do you have time to kill... skulking around on Soda Head?
  • lauren ... Bilingu... 2012/08/10 05:02:51
    lauren dull
    Don't get on that often , sometimes I miss month's at a time.
  • Bilingu... lauren ... 2012/08/10 10:12:28
    Bilingual required sucks
    Ohh I see, well enjoy your day.
  • Mr. Won... lauren ... 2012/08/08 04:19:48
    Mr. Wonderful
    +1
    Hypocrite! Yet you demanded Obama release his birth certificate and even after you retards still didn't believe it. What a bunch of hypocrites.
  • InoYama... Mr. Won... 2012/08/08 04:57:38 (edited)
    InoYamanaka
    You are seriously one bad-ass ninja. Ninja
  • exsecrare 2012/08/08 00:04:40
    It's Just a Political Stunt
    exsecrare
    +4
    It's a bald face lie.
  • RT 2012/08/08 00:00:20
  • Bob DiN RT 2012/08/09 00:00:44
    Bob DiN
    What for? The failed Obama economy is what you should be worring about. His failed Presidency may cost you YOUR job like it has millions of othe Americans.

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