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Who thinks the only reason we ask politicos and candidates for their tax returns is so we can tut-tut and feel envious of how much they make?

Christopher Kirchen 2012/08/22 15:06:19
There are other ways to gauge their honesty by asking them questions in interviews and watching and listening to their responses. Asking them for tax returns is just an exercise in jealousy.
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  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/22 23:23:08
    jackolantyrn356
    They should make no more than we make.
  • Christo... jackola... 2012/08/23 02:02:14
    Christopher Kirchen
    Why not? I bet they contribute more to society than you do.
  • Christo... jackola... 2012/08/25 02:37:30
    Christopher Kirchen
    Why? Because you don't want them to?
  • JULIE 2012/08/22 15:18:34
    JULIE
    We want to know exactly what % they paid on their incomes & investments, loopholes & foreign accounts included! or why else would we trust Romney with our money, they looked at my credit report for me to get my job.
  • Christo... JULIE 2012/08/22 15:21:28 (edited)
    Christopher Kirchen
    I'll say it slowly so you can understand; it's...none...of...your...bus...
  • JULIE Christo... 2012/08/22 15:26:49
    JULIE
    I'll make this quick, your on a PUBLIC BLOG!!
    lmao
  • Christo... JULIE 2012/08/22 15:30:13
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    Yes, but my tax returns aren't and never will be, even if I were to run for office; are you that dense?
  • JULIE Christo... 2012/08/25 02:25:19
    JULIE
    Are you so dense? to think I or most other intelligent people would vote for you or anyone that hides their finances and wants to run the finances for the US
  • Christo... JULIE 2012/08/25 02:39:15
    Christopher Kirchen
    First of all it's not the President who spends our money it's the legislative branch; secondly even if it was I wish financial p***s envy was illegal.
  • Transquesta 2012/08/22 15:08:24
    Transquesta
    Not me. I think most people just want the transparency. Politicians aspire to rule over (and thus own) other human beings. People want to know everything there is to know about their future slavemasters.
  • Christo... Transqu... 2012/08/22 15:11:50
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    But it's not their business! Is it any of your neighbors' business how much you declared last year, vs. how much you actually made? "Transparency" is just another excuse to get in people's business.
  • JULIE Christo... 2012/08/22 15:22:02
    JULIE
    +1
    If you want to be President, It is all voting Americans business
  • Christo... JULIE 2012/08/22 15:25:59
    Christopher Kirchen
    No it's not, unless somehow the political system has changed and now Schadenfreude is a legitimate political currency.
  • JULIE Christo... 2012/08/22 15:29:27
    JULIE
    +1
    We as Americans are requesting it from a man running for President stating business experience
  • Christo... JULIE 2012/08/22 15:31:05
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    Requesting means he has a right to say no, and you have no right to order it.
  • JULIE Christo... 2012/08/25 02:26:13
    JULIE
    I have the right to say "if you dont show, I dont show a vote for you!
  • Christo... JULIE 2012/08/25 02:40:36
    Christopher Kirchen
    Fine! The average candidate can deal without having the vote of whining babies.
  • Christo... JULIE 2012/08/22 16:16:48
    Christopher Kirchen
    The key word is requesting. to quote an old commercial, "You have a ri-i-ight, to say no!"
  • JULIE Christo... 2012/08/25 02:27:36
    JULIE
    He has have a right to take your behind back home also
  • Transqu... JULIE 2012/08/22 15:59:31
    Transquesta
    +1
    Damned straight!!!
  • Transqu... Christo... 2012/08/22 15:58:57
    Transquesta
    "But it's not their business!"

    If you're aspiring to rule over me (and thus own me), I beg your pardon but it blinking sure IS my business!

    "Is it any of your neighbors' business how much you declared last year, vs. how much you actually made?"

    Non sequitur. I'm not trying to rule/own my neighbor. If I were, then the answer would be an unqualified YES!!

    "Transparency" is just another excuse to get in people's business."

    Bullsquat!
  • Christo... Transqu... 2012/08/22 16:17:32
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    I see now your communist tendencies.
  • Transqu... Christo... 2012/08/22 16:20:19
    Transquesta
    If that's what you see, then you're blind. I'm an anarcho-libertarian. I'll ASSUME you recognize the difference.
  • JMCC 2012/08/22 15:08:16
    JMCC
    Isn't it also an exercise of honesty and trust?
  • Christo... JMCC 2012/08/22 15:12:34
    Christopher Kirchen
    That's more how they actually do the job, or whatever job they currently have.
  • JMCC Christo... 2012/08/22 15:15:49
    JMCC
    +1
    Surely past behaviour is a good thing to be concerned about future performance?

    If somebody has a record of putting themselves first at all costs, does that make them good presidential material?
  • Christo... JMCC 2012/08/22 15:18:34
    Christopher Kirchen
    That would disqualify most people from the job.
  • JULIE Christo... 2012/08/22 15:20:21
    JULIE
    +2
    Exactly, This position should be held by the best of the best, not the best of the worst!
  • JMCC JULIE 2012/08/22 15:22:45
    JMCC
    +1
    I agree. There is something distinctly rotten about politics where professional politicians are in bed with campaign contributors, lobbyists and financial institutions.
  • Christo... JMCC 2012/08/22 15:27:54
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    I think it's funny we came up with the concept of "in bed" in a political sense. I think it shows that as crooked as some politicians may be, some voters are looking for exactly that, in their favor, at least.

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