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Obama Campaign Offers Deal on Romney Tax Returns
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 08/18/2012 12:09:03 AM PDT by John Semmens

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina sent a letter to the Romney campaign offering to stop demanding more disclosures if the Romney campaign would consent to providing five years worth of Romney’s tax returns. The Romney campaign has rejected the offered deal.

Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades explained that “given President Obama’s lengthy list of broken promises we have no confidence that any offer coming from his campaign can be trusted. To take just one example, in 2008 he promised voters he would halve the deficit. Instead he’s boosted it by nearly 50 percent. We’re afraid he can’t be counted on to keep his word.”

Messina characterized Rhoades response as “the kind of self-serving position we’ve come to expect from the Republicans. They feel that they have plenty to talk about in this election with the economy in the doldrums, unemployment remaining stubbornly high, and so-called runaway government spending. They refuse to consider that we might want to talk about other issues. All we’re trying to do here is level the playing field.”

“If Romney thinks this is the end of it he’s sadly mistaken,” Messina added. “We can still make allegations. How will he disprove them if he won’t release his tax filings? He might also want to keep in mind the fact that the President can look at any taxpayers’ files he wants. If he feels that voters need to see Romney’s records he can issue an Executive Order mandating their release. Romney’s people shouldn’t forget whose hand holds the whip. They can comply as requested or suffer the consequences.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/08/18/obama-campaign-offers-deal-on-romney-tax-returns/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; romney; satire; taxes
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To: John Semmens

How about if the suck up press starts asking Obama for his college records. Did Obama put down that he was a foreign student to secure additional student aid? Was Obama the first birther - by putting Kenya as his country of birth?


21 posted on 08/18/2012 10:56:34 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Family: One of God's masterpieces." sign at Chris McMurray's bakery - Crumb and Get It)
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To: John Semmens

Let’s see Obama’s birth certificate first. Then we can talk about the tax returns.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 12:01:02 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: John Semmens

Thanks again John for the ping. This less satire and more scary.


23 posted on 08/18/2012 4:07:36 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens
New Jersey State Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex) called on Governor Chris Christie to break ranks with fellow Republicans who are drafting a voter ID law for that state. McKeon says he wants Christie to use his allotted speaking time at the upcoming GOP Convention to denounce voter ID laws.

“These voter ID laws are clearly aimed at disenfranchising the illiterate, lazy, and undocumented persons who comprise a significant portion of the Democratic Party’s constituency,” McKeon complained. “These people already have a hard enough life without having to endure the additional effort required to get a photo ID. The state ought not to be burdening them with tasks they can’t handle.”McKeon called the proposed voter ID law “a solution in search of a problem. Thus far only a handful of so-called fraudulent voters have been caught. The implication that this is just the tip of an ice berg with the vast majority lying unseen below the surface is unproven. In fact, I’d even go so far as to say that research showing that the vast majority of non-voters are Democrats raises the question as to whether these so-called fraudulent votes are in any meaningful sense wrong. Someone needs to speak for the interests of these people. Is casting votes on their behalf really so bad?”

In other news, John McKeon has offered Semmens a position as head speech writer.

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24 posted on 08/19/2012 9:02:49 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: John Semmens; nathanbedford
Faust and Mephistopheles


25 posted on 08/21/2012 8:34:07 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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