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Ron Paul: Romney should release more tax returns
CBS News ^ | 7-17-12 | Lucy Madison

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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1 posted on 07/17/2012 12:44:21 PM PDT by raulgomez05
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To: raulgomez05
The stupid party lives up to its name once again.

Why not hold Obama to some set of reporting standards too, Ron?

2 posted on 07/17/2012 12:49:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: raulgomez05

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.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 12:49:09 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: raulgomez05

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.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 12:49:30 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: raulgomez05

Black communists are excempt from having to release anything.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 12:50:40 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: raulgomez05

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.


6 posted on 07/17/2012 12:54:36 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: raulgomez05

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..


7 posted on 07/17/2012 12:56:35 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 12:58:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: LS
Hey Ronney P why don't you STFU!!
9 posted on 07/17/2012 12:58:14 PM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: raulgomez05

Just Ron Paul and his Paulestinians trying to create chaos at the convention, hoping against hope it becomes an open one.


10 posted on 07/17/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Guess what someone posted on my Facebook ? The “Mitt Romney bullied a kid in high school” story!. Seriously!!!???


11 posted on 07/17/2012 1:04:56 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: raulgomez05
You know this income tax revelation thing is just so much crap. When was the last time any of you demanded to see your neighbor's returns to determine if they were making too much or too little money?? And what business is it of yours anyway?? One thing is certain, if Mitt Romney did not file his income tax or filed it in error, the IRS would have long since audited his returns and caused him to make the necessary adjustments. So unless someone has any proof that Romney has committed a crime by bamboozling the vaunted IRS, just shut the hell up and mind your own business. This class envy BS has gone just too far.
12 posted on 07/17/2012 1:08:05 PM PDT by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

For all we know, this fits Paul’s strategy to challenge Romney at the convention. I’m all for that.

Dump Romney!


13 posted on 07/17/2012 1:09:34 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: raulgomez05

Wrong Paul auditioning for a place on Morning Joe.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 1:11:05 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: raulgomez05

Unfreekin believable....
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


15 posted on 07/17/2012 1:14:03 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: raulgomez05

“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..........


16 posted on 07/17/2012 1:20:30 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: raulgomez05
You think its about time that we knock off with this bullshit...the economy is SNAFU and there is a tax-armgisddion getting ready to crush us like a gnat, socialized medicine is being forced on us and all you care about is someones tax forms!

Get a grip...or a straight jacket


17 posted on 07/17/2012 1:20:43 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: raulgomez05

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?


18 posted on 07/17/2012 1:23:54 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: USMA '71

” 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.


19 posted on 07/17/2012 1:28:27 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: raulgomez05

Well if the buffoon paul is for it then it must be wrong


20 posted on 07/17/2012 1:30:26 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: italianquaker
I am with Donald Trump

Mitt will release more tax returns only if Obama releases his information.

21 posted on 07/17/2012 1:55:06 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: raulgomez05
July 19th - Romney releases 12 years of tax returns.

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?

22 posted on 07/17/2012 2:01:43 PM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: raulgomez05

Ron Paul doesn’t like Mitt.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 2:34:06 PM PDT by ElPaseo
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To: xzins
For all we know, this fits Paul’s strategy to challenge Romney at the convention. I’m all for that.

Dump Romney!

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.

24 posted on 07/17/2012 2:37:27 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: raulgomez05

Another great endorsement for MItt.

I am not with the Paultards.


25 posted on 07/17/2012 2:40:34 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08. Right?)
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To: raulgomez05

‘Wait...Watch...and LEARN!’
—George HW Bush

‘You Betcha!’
—Sarah Palin


26 posted on 07/17/2012 2:48:09 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: raulgomez05

To hell with that loon, Paul.


27 posted on 07/17/2012 3:14:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: raulgomez05
Romney should say he will take as long to release his tax returns as Obama took to release his BC.

PS> Romney is not officially the nominee yet.

28 posted on 07/17/2012 4:23:43 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

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.


29 posted on 07/17/2012 7:32:33 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ilgipper
This is absurd that our candidate who has provided miles more documentation than Obama is under fire from our own side.

Cut and Run was NEVER on our side. He has always been for and only for himself. He could not care less for anybody but himself.
30 posted on 07/18/2012 6:20:35 PM PDT by John D
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To: xzins
However, I would choose that over a pro-abortion, pro-homosexualism, anti-gun, big government statist.

The surrender monkey is pro-homo and pro-abortion. Romney is not anti-gun nor big government. He is also not anti-American, anti-military anti-free trade, anti-Jewish, or pro-terrorist like Cut and Run.
31 posted on 07/18/2012 6:31:51 PM PDT by John D
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To: John D

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.


32 posted on 07/18/2012 6:50:12 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Paul is not pro-abortion

Then why did he DEMAND that an underaged girl be allowed to cross state lines in able to get one when it was illegal in the state she lived?
33 posted on 07/19/2012 3:50:57 PM PDT by John D
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To: John D

Didn’t happen More to it than that


34 posted on 07/19/2012 5:33:39 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: John D

Didn’t happen More to it than that


35 posted on 07/19/2012 5:36:31 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: luvbach1

“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”.


36 posted on 07/19/2012 11:30:36 PM PDT by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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To: John D

“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”?


To: londonfog
Newt. Palin is fading history. We must have intellectual leadership to navigate these uncharted waters. Newt is the BEST!!

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



37 posted on 07/19/2012 11:48:25 PM PDT by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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To: SecAmndmt
...demanding that Obama release all the personal documents that Obama should have released in 2008 (college transcripts, passport (if any), birth certificate etc etc.)

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.

38 posted on 07/20/2012 12:10:53 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SecAmndmt
Yes I do agree that "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."
I did not say all conservative Christians were bible thumpers though, just many of them. They are only concerned about social issues. Their top issues are that they want the president to overturn Rowe Vs. Wade. Which he has no power to do. Or prohibit all alcohol. They do not care about much else. I have seen too many of them down here in GA, and many in AZ.

I do not see Cut and Run getting any of their support since he is pro-homo and pro-abortion though.
Anyone who demands under aged girls be allowed abortions is pro-abortion. I know the surrender monkey despises the military but anybody who wants queers in the military is pro-homo.
39 posted on 07/20/2012 6:44:12 AM PDT by John D
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