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Harry Reid's Wild Speculation About Mitt Romney's Unreleased Tax Returns
Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | July 31, 2012 | Sunlen Miller

Posted on 08/02/2012 10:34:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Here's a totally unsubstantiated rumor: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that he's heard that Romney did not pay any taxes for 10 years. Democrats have criticized Romney for not releasing more than two years of his tax returns. But there has never been anything to suggest that Romney's tax bill was zero.

The presumptive GOP candidate has said he always paid all of the taxes he was required by law to pay. But he has said releasing more tax returns would likely not quiet critics.

And so speculation has run rampant. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Reid said that a month ago someone who invested with Bain Capital, called his office to say that Romney, "didn't pay any taxes for 10 years."(continued)

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TOPICS: Nevada; Campaign News; Issues; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: harryreid; obama; romney; taxes
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Straight from the Alinsky playbook. Yeah, and someone e-mailed me that I inherited $100 million USD in Nigeria, should I go after that Harry?
1 posted on 08/02/2012 10:34:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s really close to an ethics investigation.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 10:37:40 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: WellyP

When Romney ran for Gov in Massachusetts he released several years of tax returns. Did Harry’s informant forget to tell him about that???Hummmm


3 posted on 08/02/2012 10:39:53 AM PDT by codder too
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When did Dingy stop diddling the male interns?


4 posted on 08/02/2012 10:39:59 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is mild compared to what the Dems will be saying (and the “news” media will be printing/broadcasting) in October.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 10:42:37 AM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: WellyP
Probably true in the sense that young Mitt made no money from the time he was born until he was 10 when he took over all the neighborhood lemonade stands and outsourced the lemons.
6 posted on 08/02/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But he has said releasing more tax returns would likely not quiet critics.
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then it wont hurt him to do so will it ...


7 posted on 08/02/2012 10:43:48 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The fact a democrat as dirty as "Mr Cleanface" Harry Reid can make these charges with such confidence that it will not boomerang is a blistering indictment of the mainstream media.

For the brazillianth time, they are partisan progressive scum.

8 posted on 08/02/2012 10:44:34 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This communists insane pric! is beyond any reasonable chance of being call a human being.
9 posted on 08/02/2012 10:46:30 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wild speculation about Harry "The Pervert" Reid:

Harry Reid [CADAVER-NV] has a goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, which he molests daily, tied-up in his office.

Prove me wrong, Harry boy!

10 posted on 08/02/2012 10:50:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [CADAVER-NV] has a goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a trick to get Mitt to release his tax returns.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT by Freakazoid (God is sovereign)
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To: Tennessee Nana
then it wont hurt him to do so will it ...

Of course not. And the media won't use every jot & tittle in 10 years worth of Romney tax returns to smear, deflect, & divert public attention from the sh*tty economy & Obama's record of failure for the next three months, either.

Why, if they find nothing they'll probably even report that Willard is squeeky clean after their investigation of his returns.

sarcasm off

12 posted on 08/02/2012 10:50:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tennessee Nana
But he has said releasing more tax returns would likely not quiet critics. _____________________________________________ then it wont hurt him to do so will it ...

Give me a valid reason why he should do with the communists liberals want. Let the fools stew.

13 posted on 08/02/2012 10:50:44 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And I heard a rumor that Harry Reid fathered an illegitimate son by his mistress many years ago, but I’ve never told anyone about it.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 10:52:17 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: WellyP

That statement is maybe the most despicable thing Dems have ever done. And that’s saying something. Imagine some Republican getting on the floor of congress and stating that someone who knew Obama way back when, called the congressman or woman, and said Obama killed puppies with a hammer when he was in college. The congressman can’t cite the source, but what if it were true? It’s up to Obama to prove that he didn’t kill puppies with a hammmer. The whole thing is so reprehensible that it’s beyond the bounds of civility.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 10:53:23 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Wild speculation” is a polite term to describe ‘Liar”


16 posted on 08/02/2012 10:54:40 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is actually a great twist for Romney if he takes advantage of it.

Now, all he has to do is say, “I give the IRS permission to disclose ALL my tax records IF I have failed to file taxes for the past 10 years.”

“NOW...I challenge Obama to release HIS records.”

OK, GOP establishment types will never play hard ball, so forget the second part. But the first part is PERFECT.

Please, somebody pass this along to the campaign and make sure I get credit.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 10:54:40 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Portcall24

Why can’t Boehner come out and say, I heard a “rumor” Obama has a Connecticut SS#, or I heard a rumor Obama graduated with a 2.2 GPA, or I heard a rumor Obama doesn’t care about white people.

I do you think the press would react to that?


18 posted on 08/02/2012 10:55:29 AM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somebody needs to tell him he was looking at Timothy Geithner’s tax records.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 10:55:40 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard that Harry Ried is a pederast.

I think I read it over at Ace of Spades HQ.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 10:57:16 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard from an unnamed source that Harry Reid likes to have sex with little boys.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 10:58:50 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: MissEdie

Romney releases tax records WHEN Obama rescinds Executive Order 23489


22 posted on 08/02/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT by Invictus (Get used to living in the USSA (ununited socialist states of america))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should literally been run out of town on a rail. Congratulations, Reidless. You have proven to be the most irresponsible and despicable member of a collection of irresponsible, corrupt boobs assembled in Washington since the Grant administration.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 10:59:23 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if Reid would like potatoes with his crow...or rice. Maybe he would prefer Chick Fil A over crow.


24 posted on 08/02/2012 11:01:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Logical me

Maybe because the Birthers dont need that excuse from Obama to not hand over his records ???

Willartd would be playing right into Obamas hanmds...

But then Willasrd is not a Birther himself...

he has mocked the Birthers and told us to leave Obama alone that he doesnt ned to prove anything...

Does Willard have things he does not want exposed ???


25 posted on 08/02/2012 11:01:11 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: skinndogNN

Absolutely not. The left has a strangle hold on the Nation’s throat and the print and televised media encourage them on by saying the “public” doesn’t know what’s good for them...but we do.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 11:05:22 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reid is a grease ball.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 11:05:42 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Logical me

Let the fools stew.
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Yeah thats what Obama says about us...

seems like we have a Chinese standoff going on here...

Willard is deliberately playing into Obamas hands

Why ???


28 posted on 08/02/2012 11:05:53 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Paladin2
When did Dingy stop diddling the male interns?

Probably when he started beating his wife.

Rush said today that somebody from Harvard called him and said that Obama had the worst grades ever seen at Harvard and only made it because the professors there covered his ass. Of course now if Barack Hussein wants to prove otherwise he'll just have to show his college transcripts.

:-)

29 posted on 08/02/2012 11:06:20 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: NeoCaveman

#HarryReidIsAPederast hashtag on Twitter, LOL.


30 posted on 08/02/2012 11:07:26 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Your suggestion has a lot of merit...the IRS can easily do that, in fact, for executive office appointees they do it routinely, with a permission slip to do it signed by the applicant. The report comes back: all returns filed, no taxes due and owing.

After he does that, all he has to do is say, well, Obama, I showed me mine now show me your college/birth/passport records.


31 posted on 08/02/2012 11:08:55 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Given the level of corruption in the Democratic party, I imagine the Obama campaign already has procured Romney’s tax returns from the IRS. By not releasing the returns, the Romney campaign is forcing the Obama campaign to leak the returns — which could backfire on Obama. Feels like a game of chess.


32 posted on 08/02/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is easy to fix. Romney should just release digital copies full of layers and evidence of tampering just like the President’s birth certificate and then the press will just accept them and criticize anyone who questions them even if a law enforcement investigation proved they were a fraud.


33 posted on 08/02/2012 11:17:38 AM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's aye gettin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Harry Reid is taking direction from the 0Bammma machine, following Alinsky-like tactics to discredit the opposition. In some circles, this is tantamount to extortion. Harry should be investigated, questioned regarding his “source,” and dealt with accordingly. Reid is poor excuse for a human being is not serving the needs of Nevada nor the nation! Has anyone asked him when he will stop committing felonies?


34 posted on 08/02/2012 11:18:39 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Tennessee Nana
then it wont hurt him to do so will it ...

Won't help him, either. In politics, if an action neither helps nor hurts, you don't do it.

35 posted on 08/02/2012 11:19:59 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: skeeter; Logical me; Tennessee Nana
You mean the same media who "crowd-sourced" (used lefty private volunteers) to go through thousands of pages of Governor Sarah Palin's official and private e-mails a few years back, yet couldn't care less about Mr. Obama's background?
36 posted on 08/02/2012 11:29:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney has an easy counterplay for this without disclosing his taxes. Obviously, Romney doesn’t do his own taxes - he has accountants do that. Have the accountants who filed his taxes submit a sworn affidavit that they did prepare and file tax returns for Mitt Romney during the last ten years.

Falsifies the claim but keeps the returns secret. If the Dems then want to press Romney to disclose his taxes, he should adopt a “I’ll show you mine when Obama shows his” tact. Throw the challenge back in their faces.

Oh, and here’s a new tack - promise to release his tax returns the day the Democrat Senate passes a budget.


37 posted on 08/02/2012 11:31:11 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I got no problem releasing mine.


38 posted on 08/02/2012 11:40:28 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Mouton

I really wish the campaign would pick this idea up. It’s perfect. Unless, of course, he didn’t pay taxes one year. Otherwise, Dingy Harry has given him the perfect out for this BS tactic Ovomit is using to detract from his record.


39 posted on 08/02/2012 11:57:14 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
You are truly a "Principled Conservative", Tennessee Nana.

If you cannot get your particular candidate nominated, then you are pleased to insure that the Anti-American RAT will be reelected, just out of spite.

And to think that so many of us served so long to defend your right to be spiteful and stab us in the back!

Don't bother responding. In the past four months, I haven't seen anything posted by you that was either cogent or coherent.

40 posted on 08/02/2012 12:13:18 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t Reid pull something like this against McCain too. I don’t recall the details, but have a vague recollection.


41 posted on 08/02/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: Redleg Duke

And to think that so many of us served so long to defend your right to be spiteful and stab us in the back!
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And to think that I served so long to defend your boy Wee Willie’s right to be spiteful and stab us Conservatives in the back!

Feel free to exercise your Constitutional right to free speech that I served to defend and respond...


42 posted on 08/02/2012 12:20:44 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need to challenge Sen. Reid, Rep. Pelosi, Rep. DWS to release all of their tax records for the past ten years and Pres. Obama to release all his college records.


43 posted on 08/02/2012 12:45:17 PM PDT by Eric Roelfsema
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t there a crime in here somewhere?

Tax returns are confidential. Reid is facilitating the commission of this crime. Looks like a golden opportunity to put Reid on the stand a get him in a perjury trap.


44 posted on 08/02/2012 12:53:35 PM PDT by IamConservative (Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reid said that a month ago someone who invested with Bain Capital, called his office to say that Romney, "didn't pay any taxes for 10 years."

I invest with a lot of companies and I have never had any occasion to learn what their CEO's tax status was. Even venture capitalists investing at the start of Bain would be unlikely to get that kind of info for 10 years?!?!?.

So what is going on here is a man who can make these incendiary statements, protected by his position and party, does it to grab the news cycle. We talk about it and it inevitably colors the coverage as the DemonRATS and their media allies desire. Harry Reid is so slimy and low that he could walk under a snake while wearing a top hat. He won in 2010 by supporting the weakest GOP candidate in the primaries and then wins another 6 year sinecure.

45 posted on 08/02/2012 12:53:47 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney tried to nab the nomination 4 years ago. I have to imagine he was ready at that time to release recent tax records. These people have no shame.


46 posted on 08/02/2012 12:58:20 PM PDT by clarissaexplainsitall
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To: Lee'sGhost

I’d be careful though about disclosing the actual “taxes”. All he has to prove is he FILED a return. All the IRS has to say is they were accepted as filed or there is no tax owing. He may in fact have had enough preferences to not have owed taxes any one year, that can happen to non salary people.

Meanwhile, I was happy to see someone from his staff call the deputy chief of staff a crook!


47 posted on 08/02/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Someone called me to tell me that the Harry Reid was a Child Rapist!!! HEY HARRY.....PROVE YOU AREN'T!!

ANd THIS POS is what is STOPPING GOOD THINGS FROM HAPPENING IN THE CONGRESS!!!!!!

48 posted on 08/02/2012 1:07:13 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rasmussen polling just a week ago shows that only 35% consider Romney’s tax returns even somewhat important and that a solid majority of Republicans and unaffiliated voters say it is not important at all.

It’s a losing argument for Harry but I really enjoy watching them chase their tails.


49 posted on 08/02/2012 1:12:09 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone called Rush and told him Obammy failed all his Harvard classes and was pushed through by liberal affirmative action activists.

Guess, Obammy has to release his Harvard transcripts to prove he’s not a dummy.


50 posted on 08/02/2012 2:59:14 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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