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Democrats starting a legislative push to get Romney to release his tax returns
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Posted on 07/18/2012 4:45:20 PM PDT by chessplayer

It’s actually come to this. Wow… just wow. ------------------------------------------------

"In the House, Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) is proposing legislation that would require presidential candidates to release 10 years worth of tax returns and disclose any overseas investments."


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1 posted on 07/18/2012 4:45:27 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

How about his social security records? Selective Service records? Passport records? College records? I’d like to see those too.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 4:48:18 PM PDT by marron
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To: chessplayer

Awesome. I fully support this.

As long as the legislation also requires full release of birth and college records.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 4:49:08 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: chessplayer
"In the House, Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) is proposing legislation that would require presidential candidates to release 10 years worth of tax returns and disclose any overseas investments."

Why bother having elections at all for anything?

We should just have life positions in D.C.

We are almost there anyway...

4 posted on 07/18/2012 4:50:10 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: chessplayer

Well tell Romney to do it.and Obama can release all info..college records, what grants he got, when..and anothe BC would be nice ..maybe a couple more bc’s. He has never had a real job.


5 posted on 07/18/2012 4:51:04 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Zeppelin

Yes, attach an amendment requiring the microfiche of the birth records.

Of course Dems will call this a “poison pill”


7 posted on 07/18/2012 4:56:32 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: chessplayer

Make it mandatory for everyone in Congress and see how it goes over.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT by bear11
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To: chessplayer

I think Romney is playing the left on this like a fiddle. I have a strong feeling there is nothing suspect in his tax returns and they may actually paint him in a good light with high charitable donations and wise investments.

They keep hinting he is hiding something and he is letting them build that to a crescendo. He releases when he is ready and pulls the trigger on talking points about his wise investments and fiscal responsibility.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 4:58:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: chessplayer
Again.. the issue is NOT the issue. Issues are weapons.

Stop trying to reason with these aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky radicals and their ideological issue.. all psycho spoiled brats actually.

Stop it already. Tell 'em to F - off and if they don't like that then let's get it over with. Don't leave it for the children.

10 posted on 07/18/2012 4:59:15 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: chessplayer

I am pretty sure you can’t pass legislation aimed at one person. It was a SCOTUS ruling way back when.

Can someone check me on that?


11 posted on 07/18/2012 4:59:49 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: Zeppelin

I also fully support this as long as ALL CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS have to do the same.


12 posted on 07/18/2012 5:00:16 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: marron

I agree!


13 posted on 07/18/2012 5:03:13 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: marron
How about his social security records? Selective Service records? Passport records? College records? I’d like to see those too.

Without even making mention of Obama, Romney's campaign needs to send a shot across O's AND the media's bow with that followed up with some "staffer" of Romney's being seen walking into Sheriff Joe's office.

14 posted on 07/18/2012 5:05:37 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: marron

Top Ten Things Obama Has Not Released

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2907987/posts


15 posted on 07/18/2012 5:07:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: All
No TV but I listen to network/cable radio "news".. the reporting is one-sided. It's all up to Romney -- it's all his fault, "report" the "news" men and women. . . .

". . . some key [events] exacerbated the national debate, fraying trust, and national cohesion just a little more each time . . . The two-party system that had governed America . . . begin to fall apart . . . interest in politics took the place of all other forms of news-related entertainment . . . politicians were the celebrities . . . [Politics/ideology] was becoming such a habit, the reactions so automatic, that [journalists] taking sides on every news story became inevitable."

.. from for Love & Liberty by Robin Young and it's about 1857 America.

16 posted on 07/18/2012 5:07:57 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: marron

Also must submit proof of citizenship, birth certificate and make submitting fraudulent documents a serious felony. And make it retroactive to 2000.


17 posted on 07/18/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: chessplayer

Did they clear this with Obama? Going back ten years the SSn on his tax returns might be different.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 5:08:34 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: chessplayer
"In the House, Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) is proposing legislation"

The RATS are in BIG trouble - and they know it.

19 posted on 07/18/2012 5:11:06 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: chessplayer

Pub’s need to add riders to require original long form birth certificate, all college transcripts and post grad papers.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 5:14:34 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: chessplayer
We should have the public release of all tax records, educational transcripts, and complete birth records of all senior government employees or volunteers, political party executives, and media employees currently serving going back 50 years.

Then we can talk about current candidates.

21 posted on 07/18/2012 5:20:10 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: chessplayer

They could just ask McCain, he’s got 20 years of Willard returns.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: bear11

Reid , Peosi and Debbie syph test , have already refused.


23 posted on 07/18/2012 5:27:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: chessplayer

Political theater. They don’t have the courage or the desire to carry it out.


24 posted on 07/18/2012 5:29:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mnehring
I think Romney is playing the left on this like a fiddle. I have a strong feeling there is nothing suspect in his tax returns and they may actually paint him in a good light with high charitable donations and wise investments.

I agree something along that line is probably the case. Somehow I don't see the Team Romney managers wringing their hands and asking, “Oh, what to do. What to do?,” in quavering voices. More like, “Target acquired. Readying tax return response. Execute.”

25 posted on 07/18/2012 5:36:34 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: chessplayer

How about all Congressional candidate’s records, also. Including taxes, income, collegiate records, papers, etc.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 5:46:24 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: freedumb2003
I am pretty sure you can’t pass legislation aimed at one person.

You are speaking of a "bill of attainder", and it is, indeed, unconstitutional, but to be invalidated it must be shown that one, and only one, individual would ever be affected.

"All candidates" is obviously more than one person.

27 posted on 07/18/2012 5:49:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: chessplayer
It would only be fair if Senators and representatives were required to do the same.

Bernie isn't against fairness, is he?

28 posted on 07/18/2012 5:54:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: mnehring

McCain viewed 23 years of Romney tax returns when considering him as a vice presidential candidate in 2008 but selected Sarah Palin as his running mate instead.

I also believe there is nothing Romney is hiding. I do hope this is a ploy to make the usurper release his information in exchange for Romney’s. This of course will never happen, but it would be a very good move! Trump is pushing for this in the background!


29 posted on 07/18/2012 5:56:49 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: bear11

“Make it mandatory for everyone in Congress and see how it goes over.”

It would be like cockroaches scrambling when you shine a flashlight on ‘em.


30 posted on 07/18/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: chessplayer

Hey LevinIdiot, how about legislation aimed at having all future candidates producing authentic birth certificates? /s =.=


31 posted on 07/18/2012 6:09:16 PM PDT by cranked
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To: chessplayer

Has Sander Levin never heard of ex post facto?


32 posted on 07/18/2012 6:35:00 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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