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Why is Mitt Romney Dodging releasing his 2011 tax return?

Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/04/14 13:00:16
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Barack Obama and Joe Biden released their 2011 tax returns on Friday.

2011 Tax Return
Mitt Romney's campaign announced at 5:16 p.m. Friday that the
presumptive GOP nominee has filed an extension for his 2011 tax return.

"Sometime in the next six months, and prior to the election, Gov. Romney
will file and release the 2011 return when there is sufficient
information to provide an accurate return," wrote Romney spokeswoman
Andrea Saul.

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  • kmay 2012/04/14 13:30:16 (edited)
    hmmmmmm
    kmay
    +15
    I filed for an extension and I am middle class.

    Obama playing the 'Class card' is evident in the sheeple here following his lead - pathetic!

    Romney is more for the middle class than Obama ever will be. Do your homework!

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  • Assassi... Cognito22 2012/04/15 04:34:11
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    You are so silly. How cute. Was that meant to insult me? LOLOLOLOLOL....

    Better luck next time you silly child.
  • Live Fr... Cognito22 2012/04/14 21:36:52
    Live Free Or Die
    Mitt Romney is running for President and has been for years. He has had plenty of time to get his taxes together, so we're not buying it. If the President can find time in his busy schedule, so should this clown.
  • kmay 2012/04/14 13:30:16 (edited)
    hmmmmmm
    kmay
    +15
    I filed for an extension and I am middle class.

    Obama playing the 'Class card' is evident in the sheeple here following his lead - pathetic!

    Romney is more for the middle class than Obama ever will be. Do your homework!
  • Cognito22 kmay 2012/04/14 13:46:37 (edited)
    Cognito22
    +12
    Yep, instead of uniting us as a people, Obama divides us.
    And his sheeple like Badass here are all too willing to help.

    War on women? Obama
    War on the middle class? Obama
    War against the rich? Obama
    War on capitalism? Obama

    What is his next war against America going to be?

    If he's trying to bring this nation down, I can't think of a better way than starting more wars against ourselves. Brilliant plan for our Divider-in-Chief.
  • trentin... Cognito22 2012/04/14 18:34:54 (edited)
    trentinafur
    +1
    "yep, instead of uniting us as a people, Obama divides us."

    The "dividing" has been done by the legislators, corporate boards of directors, groups like ALEC, and job outsourcers who drove the massive earnings gap between the top 1%, and everyone else over the past 30 years:

    http://images.sodahead.com/pr...

    Obama is recognizing this divide - and recognizing the damage and destruction it is wreaking on the country. The U.S. now "leads" the world in income inequality. Great news, eh?

    Why you righties can't recognize what a problem this income gap represents to the country....only God knows how your brains work (or don't).
  • Cognito22 trentin... 2012/04/14 18:48:19
    Cognito22
    Thanks, Trent.
    I forgot the war on "righties".

    Obama, Divider-in-Chief.

    Make note of the theme of his campaign:
    No appeals to inspire or appeals to noble ambitions.
    Just appeals to the baser faults mankind . . . class envy and class warfare.
    The call to raise taxes on the rich is not a realistic solution to our economic situation.
    It amounts to a spit in the ocean.

    This President is a failure . . . unqualified and unfit for the office.
    And the proof is in his performance.
  • trentin... Cognito22 2012/04/14 19:02:46 (edited)
    trentinafur
    +1
    As the graph makes crystal clear - THE CLASS WAR WAS STARTED BY REAGAN - and has been going strong ever since.

    Are you incapable of recognizing the exponential growth of the income gap over the past 30 years that is portrayed in this graph? This divergence of income between the top 1% and everyone else didn't "just happen".

    http://images.sodahead.com/pr...

    Look at the graph, incognition. Address the graph - and what it means to the USA. I know. You don't want to do that. But THIS REALITY is what is tearing the country apart.
  • Cognito22 trentin... 2012/04/14 19:19:36
    Cognito22
    Like I said, appeals to envy and calls for class warfare.

    It's not enough that America as a nation has provided upward mobility more than any other country in the history of mankind.
    We have to change to meet the stagnation of class of other nations.

    The fact that this President has to resort to arguments presented over a century ago by Marxists and shown to fail . . . that he even resorts to 'class' as a theme for his campaign just illustrates his failure as a leader.
    Pathetic . . . sad and pathetic.
    Obama is a bummer . . . worse than a bad acid trip . . . because he's real.
  • trentin... Cognito22 2012/04/14 20:31:40
    trentinafur
    +2
    You're beyond hope and help, cog.

    But the good news is - you and yours are in the minority - and are gonna get your asses kicked AGAIN in November.

    I know, I know "we'll see". You will see. The GOP has done an awesome job alienating the vast majority of women, hispanics, and seniors. There ain't enough rich white guys and hardcore evangelicals to offset the voting power of these groups.
  • CFlyJuice trentin... 2012/04/15 08:22:43
    CFlyJuice
    You mean like you kicked our asses in Nov. 2010?
  • trentin... CFlyJuice 2012/04/15 08:35:12
    trentinafur
    +1
    I will entertain your stupidity just 1 time.

    What wonders bags-full of Koch, Rove, and Armey - along with lies about "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" can do with your sheep. They bought it hook, line and sinker.

    Meanwhile - what are the new state GOP'ers doing? Anti-abortion laws, anti-contraception laws, anti equal pay for equal work laws, anti-union laws. Re-affirming "In God We Trust" as the national motto. ANYTHING but jobs bills.

    So yep - the GOP sold the American people a bill o'goods. And there will be hell to pay.

    Now. Instead of wasting my time here - why don't you go look for work.
  • CFlyJuice trentin... 2012/04/15 08:20:48
    CFlyJuice
    You mean outsourcing millions of jobs and paying 0% tax like 0bama's butt-buddy Jeffery Imment at GE???
  • Assassi... kmay 2012/04/14 14:25:30
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +2
    Do you have a team of accountants working for you?

    Obama has cut taxes for the middle class 17 times.
  • Max7 Assassi... 2012/04/14 16:53:12
    Max7
    +4
    Assassi a person after my own heart, everything that Conservatives have a problem with, they label it, "the classcard," or "the race card." They just have a hard time dealing with what they don't like in an intelligent manner, they only seem to thrive if they can stretch what they feel is the truth, and some things they see, but they have selective sight, you know see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear. The difference between Kmay and Mitt Romney, Kmay filed for an extension, and Romney just decided to disobey the law of the land, because he has it like that. He's arrogant and the fact that President Obama has cut taxes for the middle class 17 times, killing Osama Bil Laden are things that they turn a blind eye to.
  • JP Max7 2012/04/14 17:01:57 (edited)
    JP
    +3
    What good are the pennies he has allowed us to keep when the costs of living have skyrocketed under his watch?
  • JP Assassi... 2012/04/14 17:01:24 (edited)
    JP
    +2
    What good are the pennies he has allowed us to keep when the costs of living have skyrocketed under his watch?
  • kmay Assassi... 2012/04/15 16:10:35 (edited)
    kmay
    Can you name them for us. I haven't seen anything but rising cost every where.

    Also see this:
    Fact Checker: Obama’s tax-cut claim

    http://www.washingtonpost.com...

    The Facts
    We took an informal survey in our office and asked people what they thought the president’s statement meant. Everyone agreed he was claiming the biggest tax cut in terms of dollars. After all, he talked about “putting more money in your pockets.”

    Imagine our surprise when the White House responded that he wasn’t talking about dollars at all.

    “The point the president was making is that there is not a tax cut that has been enjoyed by such a broad section of the population,” an administration official said, pointing to a report that said that 95 percent of working families received some kind of tax cut under the Making Work Pay provision in his stimulus bill.

    Huh?

    In other words, this isn’t about the size of the tax cut, but about the fact that the White House says that every working family, except those making more than $190,000, received as much as $800 in tax cuts.

    That strikes us as a very odd way to claim “the biggest,” but maybe that’s because Obama can’t make that claim. We ran the numbers every which way, but the fairest over time is to look at the tax cut as a percentage of national inco...












    Can you name them for us. I haven't seen anything but rising cost every where.

    Also see this:
    Fact Checker: Obama’s tax-cut claim

    http://www.washingtonpost.com...

    The Facts
    We took an informal survey in our office and asked people what they thought the president’s statement meant. Everyone agreed he was claiming the biggest tax cut in terms of dollars. After all, he talked about “putting more money in your pockets.”

    Imagine our surprise when the White House responded that he wasn’t talking about dollars at all.

    “The point the president was making is that there is not a tax cut that has been enjoyed by such a broad section of the population,” an administration official said, pointing to a report that said that 95 percent of working families received some kind of tax cut under the Making Work Pay provision in his stimulus bill.

    Huh?

    In other words, this isn’t about the size of the tax cut, but about the fact that the White House says that every working family, except those making more than $190,000, received as much as $800 in tax cuts.

    That strikes us as a very odd way to claim “the biggest,” but maybe that’s because Obama can’t make that claim. We ran the numbers every which way, but the fairest over time is to look at the tax cut as a percentage of national income (gross domestic product minus depreciation.)

    John F. Kennedy seems to win the prize for biggest tax cut, at least in the past half century. By the same measure, the income tax provisions of the George W. Bush tax cuts are more than twice as large as Obama’s tax cut over the same three-year time span. (Yes, a large portion of Bush’s tax cut went to the wealthy, but it also benefited the working poor. We still don’t know what Obama means by “middle class,” since his definition also seems to include the working poor.)

    Incidentally, the report that the administration official cited as “outside validation” for the 95 percent statistic just mentioned it as an aside. We checked with one of the co-authors, and he said the source for the figure was a White House fact sheet.

    We’re not that impressed by the 95 percent claim, in any case. Essentially, all this means is that the top 5 percent of taxpayers did not receive the tax cut. Some economists might argue that the cutoff limited the effectiveness of the provision as economic stimulus.


    The Pinocchio Test

    Obama’s claim of having passed the “biggest middle-class tax cut in history” is ridiculous. He might have been on more solid ground if he had claimed the “broadest” tax cut, but that doesn’t sound very historic. It might not even be true, depending on how one defines the universe of taxpayers.

    We went back and forth over whether this was a three or four Pinocchio violation, until we found evidence that Obama knew he was telling a whopper. Here’s how he put it in his 2010 State of the Union speech: “We cut taxes for 95 percent of working families.” That phrasing, at least, would not have been so misleading.
    (more)
  • Flowers 2012/04/14 13:14:56 (edited)
    Because he doesn't want the middle class to know he pays less in taxes than t...
    Flowers
    +4
    Fact of the matter is, the tax system is corrupt. It has been corrupt for quite a while, just now more people are waking up to that fact and pushing the issue. We need to demand changes to a lot of departments within our establishment if we want to keep going as a country. Past generations allowed these problems to go uncontested and now WE have to fix it. Together, not divided.
  • Soup Man Flowers 2012/04/14 13:48:33
    Soup Man
    B-S
  • Flowers Soup Man 2012/04/14 13:51:28
    Flowers
    +4
    LOL! Thanks for explaining your position of why you think I'm "B-S" It's so clear now

    argument is invalid
  • Soup Man Flowers 2012/04/14 13:57:37
    Soup Man
    +1
    That was fun
  • Fallout 2012/04/14 13:14:22
    Because he doesn't want the middle class to know he pays less in taxes than t...
    Fallout
    +3
    Google Romney Mansions. That's a lot of real-estate to keep up with.
    Life is super tough when you have five adult children and a bottomless pockets.
  • Assassi... Fallout 2012/04/14 13:16:11
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +4
    They need to hire a new team of accountants that can get stuff done on time.
  • Cognito22 Fallout 2012/04/14 17:58:40 (edited)
    Cognito22
    +1
    Ah yes, the appeal to class envy and class warfare.
    How easily Obama manipulates your faults.
    Actually, how pathetic and so easily duped.

    This isn't a President who inspires or appeals to noble ambitions.
    This is a President who appeals to your baser faults of envy and resentment.
    It's not the quality of a leader.
    It's the tool for further dividing this nation.

    By far, the worst President that has ever occupied the office . . . unqualified and unfit.
  • Fallout Cognito22 2012/04/15 09:42:27
    Fallout
    You people are out of touch with reality.
  • Cognito22 Fallout 2012/04/15 12:15:30 (edited)
    Cognito22
    You're too much in touch with your envy of others.
  • Someone Else 2012/04/14 13:12:14
    hmmmmmm
    Someone Else
    +3
    My taxes are complicated so I have to file an extension every year. The IRS likes me because there's always penalties and interest in the end
  • Assassi... Someone... 2012/04/14 13:13:27
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +4
    So Mitt Romney can't afford a competent accountant?
  • Someone... Assassi... 2012/04/14 13:26:10
    Someone Else
    +2
    No I'm sure he has something to hide most politician's do
  • Assassi... Someone... 2012/04/14 14:25:52
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/04/14 13:07:56
    hmmmmmm
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +5
    He's been out campaigning, and ran out of time to file. It can happen to anybody. S'matter? Haven't you ever filed for an extension on your own tax return? Or do you still use the E-Z forms?
  • Assassi... Temlako... 2012/04/14 13:12:22 (edited)
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +4
    No, actually I don't. I have my accountant take care of it. I haven't ever filed for an extension.

    Obama and Biden managed to file and release theirs. They are a little busy as well. LOL...

    You have had a big cup of stupid for breakfast.
  • Jackie ... Assassi... 2012/04/14 14:19:31
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Busy doing what?? Oh, forgot - campaigning non-stop.

    Why the hell do you care so much when Romney files? He has violated no law.
  • Assassi... Jackie ... 2012/04/14 14:43:31
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +2
    Did I say he had? No. Calm yourself.
  • Assassi... Temlako... 2012/04/14 13:15:01
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +2
    BTW do you REALLy think Romney does his own taxes? LMFAO!!!

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