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Should a Candidate for Public Office Release Their Tax Returns?

ABC News U.S. 2012/07/22 10:30:57
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  • mike.blu 2012/07/23 15:23:45
    Yes
    mike.blu
    House rep. Erik Cantor shorted US Treasury Bonds just be for he voted NO to the House vote in 2008 that triggered the crash of the stock market. He was betting against America. I think we should know what kind of sleazebags are running before they are put in a position of power.
  • Diverbelo 2012/07/22 23:07:15
    Yes
    Diverbelo
    And Romney has. Should they also release their college transcripts?
  • kyle 2012/07/22 21:57:07
    No
    kyle
    They should not be required to, but they should be free to release them if they so choose.
  • Diana 2012/07/22 16:58:12
    Yes
    Diana
    Just a couple of years worth.
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/07/22 15:47:31
    Yes
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    Everyoine has other than Obummmer....... Yes, even Romney has. He merely got tired of doing it and stopped When" Obama-Louie" would not produce a legitimate Birth Certificate. He has not Found one yet in the 9 produced. Looks like you have a FAKE President here
  • mike.blu jackola... 2012/07/23 15:31:00
    mike.blu
    The State of Hawaii said he was born there, his short BC was valid and correct, the long one was valid and correct but even is Christ himself came down and said Obama was born in Hawaii you'd still say it was a fake and Christ was an imposter.

    Romney has NOT even released 1 full year of tax returns yet. He intentionally left out several pages of key information. George Romney was an honorable man who set the standard for releasing over 10 years of tax returns. However, his son Willy Mitt Romney is not, he couldn't even release 1 full year.
  • mich52 2012/07/22 15:43:29
  • Wolf 2012/07/22 15:40:52
    No
    Wolf
    It is not important ...because as we see all candidates cheat on their taxes...we need competence not more unnecessary roadblocks to candidacy...we already got a Communist in the White House who violated the Constitution numerous times and committed Treason in front of everyone....
  • tom C 2012/07/22 15:37:34
    No
    tom  C
    IT seems to be more important to the media than the average person...
    I want some one who can lead...someone who can turn the economy around...

    AND most importantly some one willing to work with eveyone.....not a divider...
    someone wanting to do some compromise for a greater good...
  • mike.blu tom C 2012/07/23 15:34:38
    mike.blu
    If you want someone that can work with everyone then vote out the republicans who decided to be against any and everything Obama was for, even when he was promoting republican ideas. Obama's big mistake was that he thought republicans would do what's right for the country rather than self interest.
  • The Libertarian 2012/07/22 13:57:22
    No
    The Libertarian
    Why? Just so you get pissed off that someone makes more money than you? If the IRS hasn't found any wrongdoings whats the point, I could care less.
  • mike.blu The Lib... 2012/07/23 15:37:30
    mike.blu
    Would you vote for someone that took a bet against the US economy and then voted against something that would help the US economy? House Rep Erik Cantor did just that right before the House vote that triggered the market crash in 2008 before the election.
  • The Lib... mike.blu 2012/07/23 23:34:22
    The Libertarian
    I believe we are talking about Tax Returns. So what's your point?
  • KCurtis 2012/07/22 13:29:47
    Yes
    KCurtis
    abc media malpractice
    ABC you are a disgrace to journalism.
  • Waldorf 2012/07/22 13:22:06
    No
    Waldorf
    It's not relevant information, because there is nothing wrong with being wealthy and using legitimate deductions. What I might understand is mandatory vetting by way of IRS audit, so nothing ugly comes up later, but none of the data or results would be public.
  • Franklin 2012/07/22 12:20:51
    No
    Franklin
    not untill Obama releases his campaign records so that he can be given credit for FUNDING the Colorado shooting ! "Change for America" funds occupy ....LOL
  • Andrew 2012/07/22 11:20:49
    No
    Andrew
    +1
    Not necessarily! What the person earns is their own affair. If the voters dount their integrity, they shouldn't vote for them. In the case of Mitt Romney, I have no reason to believe there is anything amiss in his financial dealings. Therefore, I have no need to see his tax returns. Those seeking for him to release them are looking for evidence of his success that they will in turn use to demonize him with the entitlement crowd!
  • Franklin Andrew 2012/07/22 12:22:29
    Franklin
    +1
    just like the call for Taxes on the rich this call for records will never end ...liberals will always want more and they will always claim the records are false - its a waste of time trying to satisfy Liberals
  • mike.blu Franklin 2012/07/23 15:42:35
    mike.blu
    and conservative want things that they already got like birth certificates or college records and so on. The difference here is that even when supplied people on the right will deny them as real and scream conspiracy.

    Tax records show how honest a person is. I don't care that romney is rich but I do care how he did it. If you is playing games to avoid taxes then that matters.

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