Skip to comments.Ron Paul: Romney should release more tax returns
Posted on 07/17/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT by raulgomez05
(CBS News) With pressure building on Mitt Romney to release more of his past tax returns, Ron Paul on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of people - including some Republicans - who say Romney should just bite the bullet and release the returns, according to Politico.
"Politically, I think that would help him," said Paul, Romney's former Republican presidential rival, in an interview with Politico. "In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want."
Democrats and the Obama campaign have relentlessly hammered Romney in recent days for his decision to make public just two years' worth of returns in the lead-up to November's election, collectively releasing a slew of campaign videos Tuesday questioning Romney's motives.
"Romney admits that over the last two years he's paid less than 15 percent in taxes on $43 million in income," a narrator intones in a new ad from the Obama campaign. "Makes you wonder if some years he paid any taxes at all."
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Why not hold Obama to some set of reporting standards too, Ron?
I am beginning to believe our side can never win the White House again because we just can’t stick together. This is absurd that our candidate who has provided miles more documentation than Obama is under fire from our own side. Our side needs to learn how to win. There is always someone who wants to get a headline and go off script. The other side never seems to have this problem.
Reagan released 1 year. McCain and Kerry released 2 years (no, Kerry did not release Teresa’s). Romney is releasing 2 years. That is sufficient.
Black communists are excempt from having to release anything.
One more reason not to ever trust Ron Paul on anything. What a marooon. If Republicans would spend 10% of the time attacking Obama that they do attacking Romney, the election would already be over.
Romneys answer for releasing tax returns should be..
I DID... but Obamas life is a totally mystery..
College transcripts, passport, emigration papers from Indoesia where he lived as a citizen.. like that..
Did Ron Paul ever bring this matter up in the debates or the primaries?
He seemed to have had a truce with Mitt Romney to go after all of the other candidates instead.
Just Ron Paul and his Paulestinians trying to create chaos at the convention, hoping against hope it becomes an open one.
Guess what someone posted on my Facebook ? The “Mitt Romney bullied a kid in high school” story!. Seriously!!!???
For all we know, this fits Paul’s strategy to challenge Romney at the convention. I’m all for that.
Wrong Paul auditioning for a place on Morning Joe.
Our Economy is in the tank
Unemployment remains high and could get higher again.
Our debt will never ever get paid off.
The Country’s credit rating was lowered.
Cities all across the Nation are broke and many are filing bankruptcy..
And what is the major issue these MORONS are talking about?
Romney’s past tax filings......
Really? That is what is important to you all? Well bite me.....
Oh and I don’t even like Romney
“Romney admits that over the last two years he’s paid less than 15 percent in taxes on $43 million in income,” a narrator intones in a new ad from the Obama campaign.
Good for him.
You think any of the mega billionaire far left donors to Obama paid more taxes? Yeah, I thought not..........
Get a grip...or a straight jacket
Romney knows that if he released tax returns they would be mined for more ammo against him no matter how straightforward they were. As many are saying, he needs to start hitting Obama with a non-stop barrage from the big guns. He has a huge stockpile of large, armor-piercing shells accumulated during Bam’s disastrous 4-1/2 years. No reason to conserve them now. Too many battle analogies? This is war isn’t it?
” And what business is it of yours (theirs) anyway??”
Amen, brother. It isn’t and the Zero campaign has gall beyond belief to say $hit about it. We know absolutely nothing about this fraud president, NOTHING!
Make him a deal. One additional year of tax returns for each of his “secret” documents he turns over. Never happen.
Well if the buffoon paul is for it then it must be wrong
Mitt will release more tax returns only if Obama releases his information.
July 20th - David Axelgreese ask why Romney won't release 25 years of tax returns for himself, his wife, children plus his pets veterinarian records. "There must be something he's hiding!"
Are we really this stupid?
Ron Paul doesn’t like Mitt.
Figured that sooner or later you Hate Mitt and Mormons PAUL-BOTS would "out" yourselves.
Congrats, your the first, but I'm sure, not the last, though your "buds" don't exactly care to fess up as to who they supported in the primaries?
Wonder why that is?
If its any consolation, as LOONY-TUNE as is he who you support, I'd even vote for Moonbat Paul over Dear Leader.
Another great endorsement for MItt.
I am not with the Paultards.
—George HW Bush
To hell with that loon, Paul.
PS> Romney is not officially the nominee yet.
You’ve analyzed my post incorrectly.
During the primaries, I supported in order: Perry, Gingrich, Santorum.
I never did support Paul due to his unusual opinions about relationships between nations.
However, I would choose that over a pro-abortion, pro-homosexualism, anti-gun, big government statist.
Paul, and all of his supporters I’ve discussed this with, strongly assert that he is pro-life. I’m going with their opinions and my readings, all of which support that conclusion.
If Paul can throw that convention into turmoil, then I’m not gonna get in his way.
Paul is not pro-abortion. I’ve verified that with any number of his supporters, including a local supporter who is steeped in all of Paul’s positions.
Romney is anti-gun, pro-choice, pro-big-government, and, imho, because of his multiple deferrments during Vietnam, contra-military, if not anti-military. He also is a social corporatist.
I agree that he is probably not anti-Jewish. I was concerned about Bay Buchanen being one of his close advisor, but discovered she has an entirely different view of Jews as does her brother/cousin(?), Pat Buchanen.
I personally am not a fan of agreements like Nafta, so one must explain “free trade” before I believe they also mean “free market”.
Paul is probably no different than Romney on homosexual rights, although there is probably a bit of a difference. He thinks government shouldn’t be involved in marriage at all, that it is a religious issue.
Didn’t happen More to it than that
Didn’t happen More to it than that
“Romney knows that if he released tax returns they would be mined for more ammo against him no matter how straightforward they were. “
Hopefully, they would be mined for ammo by conservatives to be used against Romney, if Romney runs again in 2016.
Romney could easily sidestep the controversy, and turn the tables on Obama, by demanding that Obama release all the personal documents that Obama should have released in 2008 (college transcripts, passport (if any), birth certificate etc etc.) at the same time that Romney releases his tax returns. Seems reasonable to me.
We can all speculate about the information that Romney’s returns contain, but could it be that under charitable contributions Romney has recently donated money to groups such as Planned Parenthood? The Brady Campaign? Pro-homosexual groups? I’d be more interested in what Republicans would do with such information. Unfortunately, I suspect the answer is “nothing”.
“Romney is not anti-gun nor big government.”
This is probably the most moronic comment that I have ever read on FR.
“The surrender monkey is pro-homo and pro-abortion.”
No, he is not. But that is a curious claim coming from you. Do you still refer to conservative Christians as “Bible thumpers”?
I agree, but there are too many one issue Bible thumpers who would rather see a democrat elected than see a strong conservative elected who has been divorced. To those thumpers: Remember the greatest president the United States has ever had was divorced.
15 posted on 09/16/2009 4:50:29 PM PDT by John D
That's been demanded for years by many people with the same result, he absolutely won't do it. Because of that, Romney demanding their release in return for release of his (Romney's)tax returns would not get much notice. That's because Obsma got a pass on that a long timr ago. I agree that Romney's Republican foes, and they are many, would cull as many negatives from the returns as the Demonrats.