Skip to comments.Rivals Call on Romney to Release Tax Returns; Perry Says "We Need to Know it Now"
Posted on 01/16/2012 1:56:20 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Texas Governor Rick Perry is demanding Mitt Romney release his tax records, warning there can't be any surprises should the GOP front-runner become the party's nominee.
"Anita and I put out our taxes every year since back the 80s, and every candidate up there, they should put their taxes out, including Mitt," Perry insisted during a town hall meeting.
"You know, November, or excuse me, September and October, is not the time for us to be finding out that whoops, there's something out there that is a problem. We need to know it now."
Perry has hit Romney on this issue before but never by suggesting it could prevent an October surprise.
Meanwhile former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum lashed out at Romney while on the Laura Ingraham Radio show. When asked if he thinks the former Massachusetts Gov. is a liar because of some of his attack ads, Santorum responded, " You know liar means--has he perpetrated lies? Yes he has. I'm not going to judge him as a person I am going to judge what his actions are and his actions were not truthful."
Santorum also called on Romney to release his tax returns, "I don't know why he isn't releasing his tax returns, I think he should. I think it is appropriate that if you are going to run for federal office that you let folks know," said Santorum. "Particularly someone with the enormity of wealth and he keeps going out there talking about how he has all this experience how he's done all these things, and he understands how the economy, well let's see how he managed his own economy."
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Not surprisingly, just a cursory examination of Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports shows Romney banked over $798,000 from employees of TARP recipients.
*********Romney's Disclosure Form**********
Perry on Mitt. Some highlights:
Perry's ad: Carbon Copies [:60]
Perry rattles Mitt: That's -- I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals. [video clip]
And Perry's gone after Mitt (A LOT) on hiding his support for mandated health care (remember the $10,000. bet?).
Perry's ad: "Romney's Remedy"RomneyCare
Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.
Meanwhile former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum lashed out at Romney while on the Laura Ingraham Radio show. When asked if he thinks the former Massachusetts Gov. is a liar because of some of his attack ads, Santorum responded, “ You know liar means—has he perpetrated lies? Yes he has. I’m not going to judge him as a person I am going to judge what his actions are and his actions were not truthful.”
Willard pulled the same crap against his conservative opponents last cycle while “posing” as a conservative but fooling few. And yes, his donations also come from CINOs exclusively.
“Particularly someone with the enormity of wealth and he keeps going out there talking about how he has all this experience how he’s done all these things, and he understands how the economy, well let’s see how he managed his own economy.”
Offshores accounts doing quite nicely.
That said, I'll vote for whomever wins the GOP nomination. (Third party vote splitters would elect Obama.)
That said, Mister Romney will have to disclose fully his financials at some point, better for HIM to do so ASAP.
And, that said, one of our very best issues v Mister Obama is his refusal to release his full and complete and unexpurgated collegiate transcripts. One suspects that Mister Obama is hiding a mountain of creepy and scary truths, here. If Romney refuses disclosure, then that gives Marxist Obama cover to decline disclosure. We need a stronger hand.
No dirt on Mitt could possibly come as a surprise to any alert voter.
He’s as shifty as they come.
The answer is don't vote for him in this primary. I'm not.
I am so angry as most of America will be if and when the word gets out.
Hope the shhhhh hits the fan soon.
Apparently Sarah, Newt and Rick P know what's in those financial records...Newt given him to Thursday to release them.....The election in SC is Saturday. Will the word get out?
Thank you for the post. Tick tick tick
Mitten would rather not release his tax return so as to give obama his legitimacy in not releasing all his bona fide? What does that tell you?
Too bad he does not challenge obama - release all your records and I will release my tax return!
He will get my vote if he does that!
The best way to get someone to release their returns is to release your own and call for all to release theirs.
i believe Romney left the door open to releasing returns if he becomes the Repub candidate.
This IS very interesting. What’s Mitt really hiding? Or is this a false flag (if that’s the right term)...where we go looking for something, think we have the goods on Mitt and then it turns out to be nothing? I’m guessing it’s something...but what? So he made a lot of money? If it was done legally...more power to you Mitt. It’s not about your money that I am having problems w/ ever voting for you.
As for Newt...why would he say you have til Thursday? Why isn’t he going for the jugular? C’mon Newt...spill what you know. Times awasting.
Think Newt is being a gentleman. Giving Mitt a chance to come forward and release the information. Mitt would not know what Newt has so he might even release a bit more.
OTOH Fox did report that although Mitt said he left Bain in 1999 he was still making 15.5 million in 2006-7. Guess it all depends on what “left” means.
Fellow freepers have much more information on his financial situation, but are waiting to see what Sarah/RIck/RIck/Newt are doing. We don’t want to step on their toes...They may know much more....You can bet that 0 does.
Everyone but Willard has. Perry said they released theirs annually.
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Eleanor Clift, liberal commentator who appears regularly on “The McLaughlin Group” said over the weekend that rumors are spreading that Romney won’t release his tax returns because he’s hiding something—in the Cayman Islands. If the Democrap opposition research is discovering skeletons in Romney’s closet they’re doing the job that Republicans should be doing but aren’t. With the Republican elite anointing Romney, this kind of stuff will come out in September in Democrat ads.
This multi-millionaire fits the stereotype of the Republican to the letter—rich, oblivious to the fate of the less well-off, a rapacious Capitalist, and a chicken hawk who calls for bigger armies but whose five sons have never worn the uniform. This will not win in the climate that Obama has so carefully prepared. Rich versus poor; corporate greed; Wall Street bankers and investors making out like bandits while the average American is losing his home, his retirement savings, his healthcare, etc. Romney is the last person who should be the Republican nominee.
Hiding money in the Cayman Islands shows up on your tax returns? That’s lousy hiding.
Try calling the Blonde Russian Dentist
She is an expert at records extraction!
He was asked about his returns a number of times during the debate. He was a flipping and a flopping. Finally, he said something like probably April, maybe. doh
Yes. Romney just waved his hand to deflect.
Thinking about it — after April.
After Super Tuesday.
“Yes. Romney just waved his hand to deflect.”
Romney is sleaze.
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