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Posted on 08/17/2012 2:57:27 PM PDT by dynachrome

Should Mitt Romney’s tax returns be a campaign issue?

Yes. As a presidential candidate, Romney is obligated to be more transparent

No. I don’t care if he releases his returns, and I don’t care how much he’s paid in taxes

Only if Dems have hard proof that his tax bills were inordinately low

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And obozo's records of everything?
1 posted on 08/17/2012 2:57:33 PM PDT by dynachrome
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2 posted on 08/17/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

“And obozo’s records of everything?”

Two stubborn acts don’t make anything right. Just release the GD things. If you’re a gazillionaire and haven’t broken any tax laws, who gives a crap. The more money the better. If you can figure out how to keep it - rmember the old saying, it isn’t how much you make, it’s how much you keep that matters - then God Bless.

If there have been dodgy tax stuff. let’s get it out in the open and deal with it.

Cripes. We KNOW Obama is hiding something and we’ve bitched about it for years. Mitt should walk naked around the country if he has to...what better way to say there - I got nothing to hide - I showed you mine, now show me yours!


3 posted on 08/17/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: dynachrome

Done!


4 posted on 08/17/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: jessduntno
As a President Romney would have the right to see just anyone's tax returns ~

That includes mine. I"d like to see some reciprocity first ~ on his part, or maybe he can promise to suspend ALL AUDITS so that we don't even need to file!

5 posted on 08/17/2012 3:18:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dynachrome

fox leftist radio news has been peddling this tired
obama media pr scam non stop all day.

Fox is just as leftist and Obama media whores as the rest of the evil lot.

we turned off Fox about a year ago and never looked back.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 3:20:33 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: dynachrome

BTW, Romney’s own claim that he was paying barely more than 13% demonstrates that he was paying taxes at an inordinately low rate ~ much lower than my own ~ certainly much too low for the kind of income he claimed to have.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 3:20:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dynachrome

I keep fanning the dim flames of hope. Things like CFA (and now I hope Support Wednesdays) and Chris the Baker give me hope. Not everyone here likes Hannity but I always take his “let not your heart be troubled” philosophy as some comfort.

Our latest hopeful note:

Thank you for voting!
Yes. As a presidential candidate, Romney is obligated to be more transparent 7.6%

No. I don’t care if he releases his returns, and I don’t care how much he’s paid in taxes 86.09%

Only if Dems have hard proof that his tax bills were inordinately low 6.3%

Return To Poll

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/16/voter-registration-mailings-raise-eyebrows/#ixzz23qPhPaIk


8 posted on 08/17/2012 3:21:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: muawiyah

“That includes mine. I”d like to see some reciprocity first ~ on his part, or maybe he can promise to suspend ALL AUDITS so that we don’t even need to file!”

Heh heh heh ... if that happened, you’d have to spend a fortune on car washes getting all that pigshit off the top of your car everyday. And the umbrellas we’d need...


9 posted on 08/17/2012 3:22:45 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: dynachrome
The law says Presidential candidates MUST submit two (2) years of taxes.

This "we want more" is just a diversion by the Dems. And when/if he does release more, those will become another diversion for the Dems.

Let's face it....anything that keeps the Dems off the real issues is welcome....

10 posted on 08/17/2012 3:25:10 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jessduntno
I think you should release what is asked according to the law I believe he has done that. I would rather see all the federal employees who owe millions in back taxes pay them.

Why should you release stuff when it is not required. Do you release all your records to your neighbors if they ask you to so they will like you better? Whats the point if you don't like Romney and you think he is “dodgy” don't vote for
him but don't for a second believe that a release of Romney records will produce Obama records to be released. Obama lies.

11 posted on 08/17/2012 3:32:56 PM PDT by funfan
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To: dynachrome
Fox. Should Romneys's tax returns be a campaign issue?

Hell, no. Obozo is just trying to create a distraction from his dismal and continued failures in office. DON'T RELEASE ANY MORE TAX RETURNS...just to piss off Obama. Not important anyway.

Where are Obozo's college transcripts?
Where is Obozo's "Real" birth certificate?
What was Obozo's "true" relationship with Tony Rezco? With Blago? With Ayers?
And on, and on, and on, and on.

12 posted on 08/17/2012 3:34:18 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: dynachrome
The issue is not the issue.. issues are weapons. That is in the 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radicals' credo.

Yes it should be one of their "issues" it is what they do.. but our response should be ridicule.

Laugh at them.

But talk to the apolitical and independents about tax receipts of ALL politicians and the records of presidential candidates that were released by the majority of candidates in the past.

13 posted on 08/17/2012 3:35:19 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: muawiyah

so WHO CARE about this sorry attempt to avoid talking the real issues outside of Leftists TROLLS?????


14 posted on 08/17/2012 3:36:33 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: muawiyah

Hold the phone, there, muawiyah. The 13% rate claimed by Romney isn’t so far off, nothing that the largest portion of his income likely comes from dividend and LT capital gains, which are taxed at different rates than the meager incomes of “we the people”.
That 13% is probably pretty well correct. And, it seems the IRS doesn’t have any issue with his returns, to this point.

Yes, the 13% number is lower than my effective tax rate, too. But, it’s not accurate to demonize the Romney’s due to the source of the income.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 3:36:41 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Sacajaweau
This "we want more" is just a diversion by the Dems.

Yep. Anything but talk about Obomas record.

I think what Oboma has done ( and plans on doing) to harm the country is more important, because if we don't talk about that, he could squeeze out another 4 years to create his hell on earth.

16 posted on 08/17/2012 3:36:41 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: dynachrome

Looks like some FReepin’s been going on!

:-)


17 posted on 08/17/2012 3:37:23 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: muawiyah

If Romney’s deductions were legal he was only doing what every other taxpayer tries to do: minimize his tax liability.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 3:38:07 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: dynachrome

Thank you for voting!

Yes. As a presidential candidate, Romney is obligated to be more transparent
7.59%

No. I don’t care if he releases his returns, and I don’t care how much he’s paid in taxes
86.11%

Only if Dems have hard proof that his tax bills were inordinately low
6.3%

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/16/voter-registration-mailings-raise-eyebrows/#ixzz23qUz6Fmr


19 posted on 08/17/2012 3:38:39 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: jessduntno

I disagree with you. The administration and media will run nonstop stories if he does release them, and will just be another distraction from the issues at hand.

This would be cow towing to them, and I think Romney is right in not giving in to them. It would show that he can be bullied.

Nope, it won’t serve any purpose for him to do so, and personally, I don’t care.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 3:39:53 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: funfan

“Why should you release stuff when it is not required. Do you release all your records to your neighbors if they ask you to so they will like you better? Whats the point if you don’t like Romney and you think he is “dodgy” don’t vote for
him but don’t for a second believe that a release of Romney records will produce Obama records to be released. Obama lies.”

1. I think you missed my point. I never said do it to make anyone like him better.
2. The neighbors thing is dumb. I’m not asking my neighbors to run my country and I don’t even need to trust them too much.
3. I never said either I didn’t like him or I thought he was dodgey. I said show us whether there was dodgy tax games played - there’s a big difference there.
4. I never suggested that if he released more records Obama would release his...I don’t believe that for a minute. I think it would highlight who the real secretive bastard with something to hide in the race is.
5. To my knowledge, there is no legal requirement, but it has been customary to release multiple years...not just one and a promise.

Aside from that, I’m gonna have to admit, you really got me on that post!


21 posted on 08/17/2012 3:43:27 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: dynachrome

It’s nobody’s damned business, if the IRS has no problems with his returns, then I have no problem with them.

Romney should tell them to pound sand.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 3:44:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Catsrus

“I disagree with you. The administration and media will run nonstop stories if he does release them, and will just be another distraction from the issues at hand.”

You mean, as opposed to what they are doing now?

“This would be cow towing to them, and I think Romney is right in not giving in to them. It would show that he can be bullied.”

I think it would be more like cow tipping. And it would not show anything but the fact that he has nothing to hide.

“Nope, it won’t serve any purpose for him to do so, and personally, I don’t care.”

Huh. You don’t care...then the point of your post was?


23 posted on 08/17/2012 3:46:26 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: dynachrome

Yes. As a presidential candidate, Romney is obligated to be more transparent 7.59% - You know, like Obama has been.

No. I don’t care if he releases his returns, and I don’t care how much he’s paid in taxes 86.11% - I don’t give a flip what Romney has paid in taxes, I care about how much I am going to have to pay if Obama remains in office.

Only if Dems have hard proof that his tax bills were inordinately low 6.3% - But we all know that democrats don’t need proof.


24 posted on 08/17/2012 3:46:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: dynachrome

The funny thing is that if they are 13.6, it is because of most of his income is taxed at the capital gains rate, which is lower than income tax, and the fact that he gave so much to charity..He probably tithes, which means last year he would have given over 2 million..In contrast, biden gives about $50 per year..


25 posted on 08/17/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Sacajaweau

BTTT


26 posted on 08/17/2012 3:54:43 PM PDT by oldtimer (Q)
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To: jessduntno

I wouldn’t give them a damn thing. Why do they need it? To go through some extremely complicated returns to twist things out of it, what is the upside? axle rod took this same tack with Clinton.


27 posted on 08/17/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: dfwgator

Agreed... 100%.


28 posted on 08/17/2012 4:00:27 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: muawiyah

Most of his income was paid as capital gains, which is 15%. Also,he probably tithes, so that could lower the rate to 13.9%. I pay about the same rate for the same reasons, so his statement is very believable to me.


29 posted on 08/17/2012 4:04:45 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: muawiyah; dynachrome

I would suspect that Romney made the decision at least 6 or 7 years ago to consider running for President. I am sure his tax returns for at least that period of time are squeaky clean. Only a fool would not make sure that there were no skeletons in that particular closet. He may have had what most of us would probably consider a lot of income, but it may not have been taxable. Romney may be a lot of things but IMO he’s no fool.


30 posted on 08/17/2012 4:06:14 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dynachrome

They forgot the 4th and best option: Release them if and only if Obama releases all his sealed crap.


31 posted on 08/17/2012 4:08:41 PM PDT by Marathoner (GTFO: January 21, 2013)
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To: muawiyah

Yeah, if he’s not going to release his tax returns anyway, he should claim he’s been paying 28%.


32 posted on 08/17/2012 4:13:01 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: dynachrome

Poll question for tomorrow

Should Barack Obama’s college transcripts, Passports, multiple citizenships, Social Security number, Place of Birth, sexual preferences, financial records while in Chicago, be campaign issues?


33 posted on 08/17/2012 4:23:14 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED:

Results as of 4:30 California time:

Yes. As a presidential candidate, Romney is obligated to be more transparent 7.59%

No. I don’t care if he releases his returns, and I don’t care how much he’s paid in taxes 86.06%

Only if Dems have hard proof that his tax bills were inordinately low 6.35%

Romney’s taxes are a diversionary tactic to keep attention off of 0bama’s miserable record!!!

I wish the so-called conservatives would stop wringing their hands over this and LAUGH it off for the silly notion that it is.


34 posted on 08/17/2012 4:32:22 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Bon of Babble

“diversionary tactic”

with the press-titutes beating the drum, it will get some traction.


35 posted on 08/17/2012 4:36:17 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: kenavi
Or even higher ~ I found it unbelievable that he'd admit to 13% ~ is he terminally stupid?

Nobody who pays pays that ~ they pay LOTS MORE!

36 posted on 08/17/2012 4:40:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Grams A

13% says he’s a fool.


37 posted on 08/17/2012 4:41:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dynachrome

Someone needs to ask the usurper who paid the taxes on that Chicago house of his down the street from Ayers. Hint: he didn’t.


38 posted on 08/17/2012 4:53:10 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Probably rezko, but he ain’t talking because of the possiblity of “accidents” in prison.


39 posted on 08/17/2012 4:55:43 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

No, is wasn’t Rezko. The name “Obama” is nowhere on the deed. There is the femal professor who lives in the guest house, a lawyer, a trust and maybe more. Hussein might be part of the trust but as of yet, that hasn’t been proven (don’t know if Rezko is in on the trust). It was the lawyer who paid the taxes.

IOW, that house is a front.


40 posted on 08/17/2012 5:17:34 PM PDT by bgill
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To: jessduntno

I could care less how much Mitt made, paid or gave away - what I DO care about, is what Obama’s government is doing with MY money!


41 posted on 08/17/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: dynachrome

The Romney campaign should now demand Obama’s Transcripts and Travel Passport information.


42 posted on 08/17/2012 5:23:19 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: dynachrome

Not just “no” but “Hell No!” I’m so tired of the diversionary tactics! We need some serious talk about the issues — Jobs and Medicare!


43 posted on 08/17/2012 5:28:07 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: zerosix

“I could care less how much Mitt made, paid or gave away - what I DO care about, is what Obama’s government is doing with MY money!”

Romney has built one of the most successful businesses in the country and worked hard. Obama has loafed and spent others money. I think their past is relevant to how they will treat us. Both pasts.


44 posted on 08/17/2012 5:38:01 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: muawiyah
50% of Americans pay ZERO, ZIP, NADA in Fed income taxes. I CARE MUCH MORE ABOUT THE UNFAIRNESS OF THE CURRENT TAX SITUATION THAN I COULD EVER CARE ABOUT ROMNEY'S INDIVIDUAL TAX RETURNS.

Zero and his RAT party are in the midst of destroying America with their class warfare - wake up and smell the coffee.
45 posted on 08/17/2012 6:12:33 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Well, you got the right tax in mind ~ the FEDERAL PERSONAL INCOME TAX. Ronald Reagan started the process to take us back to the original Republican promise that this one would affect ONLY 1 or 2% of the highest income wage earners.

It was not sold to the people as a general purpose tax.

So, you want to engage in class warfare or something by raising the federal personal income tax on lower income people?

Go to it ~ waste your time.

BTW it's 53% paying and 47% not paying ~ so be sure to research this before you toss it at someone again.

Like I've said before it's a crying shame that we have 53% paying that tax because that's 51% TOO MANY and only filthy fascist pigs imagine it should be spread to everyone.

46 posted on 08/17/2012 6:22:14 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jessduntno
Hahaha you sound like my husband he always says I do not listen to what he is saying so maybe I misunderstood you—
However I really do not care if he releases more than he has because even if he released them all the way up to when he worked his first job it would never be enough.

Obama is just playing a game with good ole Mitt. Obama knows there is nothing damning in his returns I am sure he as already seen them.

47 posted on 08/17/2012 6:30:21 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Sacajaweau

“”The law says Presidential candidates MUST submit two (2) years of taxes.””

What law? If there is a law about this now, why was one just introduced in the Senate in July for this very thing?


48 posted on 08/17/2012 6:54:36 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: dynachrome

You can find Romney’s 2010 1040 Form here - something that has eluded the media - ALL MEDIA. There is no need for any speculation about anything or LYING from the floor of the Senate about at least this one return! Why on earth hasn’t all the criticism been countered by the media simply reading the first two pages of the return?

The dems want to bitch about taxes that weren’t paid - how could they speculate on that if they hadn’t at least looked
at this one return? Reid didn’t say “he didn’t pay ANY taxes for 10 years.” He said “he hadn’t paid HIS taxes in 10 years.”
http://c4230422.r22.cf2.rackcdn.com/1040-2010.pdf


49 posted on 08/17/2012 7:00:39 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: jessduntno

The point of my post is that I disagreed with your post. Its as simple as that.


50 posted on 08/17/2012 8:21:36 PM PDT by Catsrus
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