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Barack Obama campaign cites precedent set by Mitt Romney’s father as it demands release of old tax
boston.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Callum Borchers

Posted on 04/10/2012 10:54:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The Obama campaign is escalating its call for Mitt Romney to release old tax returns by using the likely Republican nominee’s father to make its point.

“Mitt Romney’s own father [George Romney] released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president” in 1968, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said Monday during a conference call with reporters.

Romney in January released his 2010 tax return and a 2011 estimate, which showed he paid an effective tax rate of 14 percent on $45 million in total income over those two years. The returns also revealed a recently closed Swiss bank account and financial holdings in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

Romney has thus far refused to make earlier returns public. Presidential candidates are not obligated to release their tax returns, but the Obama campaign has argued that Romney should follow the precedent set by his father and others.

“Our message to Mitt is simple,” Messina said. “If you don’t have anything to hide, release your taxes just like every other candidate for president does.”

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To: csense

We will NOT vote for the Father of ObamaCARE/DeathCARE
and the destroyer of Constitutions — Mexican Romney.

Romney is also ineligible.

Romney WILL LOSE, and the GOP/conservatives will
be blamed for everything again. All because
of the backstabbing, RINO Team Romney.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 12:54:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis
We will NOT vote for the Father of ObamaCARE/DeathCARE

And I'm not going to criticize that decision, by anyone. We all have to live with our own decision and our own conscience.

22 posted on 04/11/2012 1:07:31 AM PDT by csense
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Talk about baiting public.


23 posted on 04/11/2012 1:36:07 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Theoria

RINOmney doesn’t have the nuts to ask that which is why I think he doesn’t have a chance to defeat the foreign Marxist.


24 posted on 04/11/2012 2:10:05 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: Lancey Howard

The question is, does Romney have the balls to respond by demanding that Ubama release all of his college transcripts?
Or is Romney going to run “an honorable campaign” like that loser McCain?


What gave you the impression Mitt was trying to beat Obama ?


25 posted on 04/11/2012 3:01:33 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am confused- did Barry release 12 years of tax returns?

How about if Romney releases 12 years of academic transcripts?


26 posted on 04/11/2012 3:30:08 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama must have completed the forging of all of his documents so now he can call out other candidates and then present his fake stuff.
27 posted on 04/11/2012 3:33:54 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney should say “let’s compare Harvard transcripts”. (And Occidental, and Columbia, and foreign student financial aid and where the cash came from for law school).

I also read he lived in a decent Chicago down town, nice neighborhood apartment when he was a “community organizer” on a supposed $12,000 a year salary. Right....


28 posted on 04/11/2012 3:38:33 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama doesn't really want to bring up the candidates fathers in this race does he? His dead beat dad was a real role model. Father leaves him and he dedicates a book to him and calls his white grandmother that raised him racist. What a piece of work.
29 posted on 04/11/2012 3:45:04 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Our message to Mitt is simple,” Messina said. “If you don’t have anything to hide, release your taxes just like every other candidate for president does.”

Well, is Romney's Social Security Number on his tax returns valid and legimate?

30 posted on 04/11/2012 3:52:49 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seriously Guys & Gals, this is going to be where this election is fought. If Mitt alows this opening to pass without a reference to Obama’s lack of a verifiable personal history he’s a sure loser in November. All the rest is just smoke if he let’s this oppotunity for a major counterattack lapse.

And by the way, Mitt, you do want to play this game, since your politics are little different from our current emperor.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 5:03:26 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

if this doesnt prove the complicity of ‘our’ reps, nothing does...this is so easy to respond to, a caveman could do it, unless that caveman is just as dirty as the bambam...


32 posted on 04/11/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: kcvl
Romney should present Barack with a framed copy of Romney’s birth certificate. He needs to play hardball with Barry since Barry and his cohorts think they are so damn smart (and arrogant!).

And his college records.

33 posted on 04/11/2012 6:50:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The only acceptable response: "I'LL RELEASE MY TAX RECORDS WHEN YOU RELEASE YOUR COLLEGE RECORDS AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE."

BTW, when is Kerry going to release his records?

34 posted on 04/11/2012 6:51:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Mitt Romney’s own father [George Romney] released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president”

And a long form birth certificate as I recall.

35 posted on 04/11/2012 7:04:37 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Caipirabob
> And a long form birth certificate as I recall.

From MEXICO !

Yep, George Romney was born in Mexico and yet ran for President, so we give up yet another critical issue by going with Mitt.

36 posted on 04/11/2012 10:59:39 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Lancey Howard
The question is, does Romney have the balls to respond by demanding that Ubama release all of his college transcripts? Or is Romney going to run “an honorable campaign” like that loser McCain?

Ah, you know what the answer is...

37 posted on 04/11/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney should respond by releasing his college transcripts, and then throw it back at Obama.

Whether he does this or not will be a test of how hard he will fight, or whether he will wither like McCain.

-PJ

38 posted on 04/11/2012 11:24:44 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll give Obama credit for one thing. He knows how to use the tactic of diversion. This will probably be at the front of the news for two weeks.


39 posted on 04/11/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll give Obama credit for one thing. He knows how to use the tactic of diversion. This will probably be at the front of the news for two weeks.


40 posted on 04/11/2012 11:31:54 AM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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