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Harry Reid: Some Bain investor who I wonít name told me Romney didnít pay income taxes for 10 years
Hotair ^ | 07/31/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 07/31/2012 1:57:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Sounds solid. Mitt Romney, who's been running for political office for 20 years now, decided he'd gamble those prospects and risk time in a federal pen for tax evasion in order to save a few million dollars that he doesn't need.

And he made this decision year after year, for 10 years.

By the way, some random guy on the Internet told me Obama was born in Kenya. Now, do I know that's true? Well, I'm not certain. But let me just toss it out there.

"His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son," Reid said, in reference to George Romney's standard-setting decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in the late 1960s.

Saying he had "no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy," Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.

“Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years,” Reid recounted the person as saying.

“He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” said Reid. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?

“You guys have said his wealth is $250 million,” Reid went on. “Not a chance in the world. It’s a lot more than that. I mean, you do pretty well if you don’t pay taxes for 10 years when you’re making millions and millions of dollars.”

No surprise that Reid would smear Romney so casually. He specializes in these tactics during presidential campaigns. In 2008, he made more noise about McCain’s temper being a sign of possible derangement than any other major Democrat. (He also insisted that he couldn’t stand McCain as part and parcel of the demonization effort, even though the two had been known to socialize.) He’s an unusually nasty character, even by normal political standards, when he wants to be; gratuitously accusing George Romney of being disappointed in his son is simply S.O.P. But he does have a strategy here: Pull an accusation of criminality straight out of his ass and hope it gets enough media play that Romney feels obliged to respond. Either Mitt will start to sweat and release his returns, as Democrats have demanded, in order to disprove Reid’s charge or he’ll sit tight and the smear will circulate online, with Romney’s refusal to disclose the documents taken as “proof” that Reid is right. In that respect, it’s not that different from Birtherism. It just so happens that you’ve got the Senate majority leader pushing this, not some commenter at dKos or wherever.

Exit question via Philip Klein: “How would ‘a person who had invested with Bain Capital’ know about Romney’s personal tax returns anyway?”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; bain; fakebutaccurate; harryreid; revisionisthistory; romney; smearcampaign; taxes
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1 posted on 07/31/2012 1:57:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Would you believe me if I told you there are FReepers willing to accept Harry at his word on this?


2 posted on 07/31/2012 1:58:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry, put up or shut up. Sue him for slander.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 1:58:37 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: SeekAndFind

Then where is the IRS???


4 posted on 07/31/2012 2:00:11 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: SeekAndFind

Hate to tell Harry but that attack the rich thing isn’t working.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 2:01:33 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

How would an unnamed Bain Investor know that.

Bishop Rooks Bishop.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 2:01:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bigdaddy45

I expect Valerie to leak Romney’s “enhanced” tax returns for an October surprise.


7 posted on 07/31/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

Well maybe Mitt had a lot of losses and deductions, BUT

A Vegas Blackjack dealer, whose identity I will not reveal, told me that Harry sleeps with sheep.


8 posted on 07/31/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: skeeter

I would believe you, because I know at least one freeper who believes this.


9 posted on 07/31/2012 2:03:44 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: SeekAndFind

WHO!!!!. would pay federal taxes IF they could legally get out of it?..
HARRY?... well Harry is not too smart.. but I doubt he would..
As a matter of fact Harry may be “PROJECTING” as democrats love to do...

If I remember correctly Harry has some very shady deals happening in Nevada..
Harry may be whistling past the graveyard..

You know.... trying to look busy...
Because he’s not done squat in the Senate..


10 posted on 07/31/2012 2:03:54 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure it is true the real take away is that Reid and the democrats have broken the law by purloining Romney’s tax returns.

I don’t care if Romney pays no taxes and owes $1 million in parking tickets. I want Obama out.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 2:04:18 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: bigdaddy45

Believe Reid is saying he didn’t pay taxes (via loopholes) rather than didn’t filw taxes (a la Geithner who Reid, of course, didn’t care one whit about).


12 posted on 07/31/2012 2:04:30 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: SeekAndFind
There's a remedy for "Harry Reid": Preparation H.
13 posted on 07/31/2012 2:04:49 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: SeekAndFind

Some anonymous staffer, who I won’t name, told me Harry Reid diddles kids. /sarc


14 posted on 07/31/2012 2:05:13 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: SeekAndFind

Heh Harry, someone I can’t name tells me you were in the limo with Barry & Larry doing lines of cocaine and gave Barry a Lewinsky.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 2:05:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

I think the die is caste my friend. I think 0bummer is toast.


16 posted on 07/31/2012 2:06:31 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: SeekAndFind
I overheard someone say that Harry Reid is involved in funneling South American drug money into Las Vegas casinos; and that Harry Reid has personally ordered 16 assassinations for the drug cartels.
But of course I can't divulge the source for this or provide any evidence.
17 posted on 07/31/2012 2:06:35 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Harry, someone I can’t name tells me you were in the limo with Barry & Larry doing lines of cocaine and gave Barry a Lewinsky.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 2:06:35 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

Soembody who I won’t name told me that Harry Reed had sex with a gerbil.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 2:07:04 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: skeeter

Someone (I can’t tell you whom) told me Harry Reid molested his children and abused his pets.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 2:07:38 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: shalom aleichem

“A Vegas Blackjack dealer, whose identity I will not reveal, told me that Harry sleeps with sheep.”

shhhhh! Keep that one quiet. That kind of thing is a resume’ enhancement for a DemocRat as slimy as him. It doesn’t say much for the morality of the sheep though.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 2:08:34 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

First, Reid Who?

Secondly, who else would know besides Romney, the person(s) prepared his tax returns, and the IRS?

Is it possible to be leaked from IRS?


22 posted on 07/31/2012 2:10:37 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Someone told me, and I cannot say who, that Reid has sex with ten year old boys.
Reid is a pedophile.
23 posted on 07/31/2012 2:12:07 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Williams

This is clearly not true because the McCain campaign vetted Romney’s previous returns for the 2008 election according to Slate.


24 posted on 07/31/2012 2:12:21 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: skeeter

It is the serious nature of the charge, not the evidence of any wrong-doing, that is the important thing here.

Of course, even if Harry Reid also produced his income tax returns for the past ten years, or twelve, or thirty, nothing would change.

He would STILL be a jack-Mormon, one who observes all the obsequiousities and rituals, but without charity and grace, consequently he feels no warming of the heart and soul as a result. One cannot be a good Mormon and a liberal Democrat simultaneously. Mutual exclusives.

Hey, Harry brought up this context of trying to fit Mitt Romney into a “felon” meme. Could come back and bite him in the gluteus maximus.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 2:14:10 PM PDT by alloysteel (Voter suppression is needed now more than ever. Only, whom shall be suppressed?)
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To: SeekAndFind

We know this is bull because in 2008, Romney released 23 years of tax returns and that would have come out then. The only ones that haven’t been released are the past couple of years. Also, data on what he did pay in taxes over the past few years has already been released so we know Dingy is lying.

http://politicker.com/2012/01/mitt-romneys-tax-tempest/


26 posted on 07/31/2012 2:14:10 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody seen how Harry reported those sweetheart land deals, on his Federal Tax returns?


27 posted on 07/31/2012 2:18:40 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Figures.

Harry's been hanging out all these years with Nancy Pelosi.

Some of the crazy just had to rub off.

28 posted on 07/31/2012 2:18:50 PM PDT by x
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To: SeekAndFind

My take is a bit different than the previous posts. My attitude is “if it was legal for him to pay no taxes, so f’n what?”

I think it’s completely hypocritical of Congress to put tax breaks in the laws, and later for political figures to complain when they are used. If they want charity, they should ask for it straight up—they shouldn’t wheedle by setting up rules that they then designate as evil touse.


30 posted on 07/31/2012 2:20:39 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bigdaddy45

The IRS? Don’t you know that they just look at Refund Due to You line and cut a check?


31 posted on 07/31/2012 2:21:12 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: grainbelt
...another crazed witch hunt? ...birthers?

What? You believe what Obama presented and Sheriff Joe found to be a complete computer generated fraud on many levels to be real?

You should read more.

32 posted on 07/31/2012 2:24:34 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

Reid is a nasty and vile little man.


33 posted on 07/31/2012 2:26:46 PM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: grainbelt
Sounds like something someone from D.U. or KOS would post Noob!

Be careful you don't get Zotted!

34 posted on 07/31/2012 2:28:23 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: shalom aleichem

A Vegas Blackjack dealer, whose identity I will not reveal, told me that Harry sleeps with sheep.


Only the white ones.


35 posted on 07/31/2012 2:29:29 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: SeekAndFind

I despise Romney, but I don’t believe this trash talk for a nano second.


36 posted on 07/31/2012 2:30:03 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: fatnotlazy

Who’s richer Harry or Mitt?


37 posted on 07/31/2012 2:32:04 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: SeekAndFind
“Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years ...

What a piker, I didn't pay any taxes for 18 years! Care to guess when?

Harry Reid of Las Vegas - such a fount of probity! Hey Harry, Vito left a message for you about that land deal. You might need to 'clear' that land of those unsightly calcium dumps before you sell it.

38 posted on 07/31/2012 2:34:58 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: SeekAndFind

These guys are really getting desperate.

This leads me to think that their internal polls must look much worse (for them) than the ones the mediots are publishing.


39 posted on 07/31/2012 2:38:25 PM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: grainbelt

I smell troll


40 posted on 07/31/2012 2:38:33 PM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone told me that Reid had a brain MR and it revealed enlarged ventricles and brain shrinkage consistent with dementia. Release the MR results!


41 posted on 07/31/2012 2:38:56 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: SeekAndFind
And Joe Conforte says we should look at your finances, Harry. Shall we delve into that relationship?
42 posted on 07/31/2012 2:40:21 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: TexasCajun; grainbelt

That’s the only post brainbelch has ever made. You know you’re over the target when the libtards start squealing :)


43 posted on 07/31/2012 2:43:15 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: grainbelt
this is reminiscent of another crazed witch hunt....any birthers here? “why doesn’t he just show us the physical birth certificate?!?” “what is he hiding??” “he must be from kenya!!”

grainbelt Since Jul 21, 2012

Welcome to FR. Please tell us about yourself.

I smell ozone.
44 posted on 07/31/2012 2:44:01 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: grainbelt

watch out for the kitties....


45 posted on 07/31/2012 2:44:16 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Romney should ignore Reid's attempt to change the subject from Obama's failures to Romney's income taxes or just laugh off the stupid attempt to smear him with vague and totally unsubstantiated allegations attributed to an unidentified person that most likely only exists in Reid's clouded mind. Few Americans have any love for grumpy old Harry Reid with his lemon-sucking face and his high, reedy voice that sounds like a whine. He would be easy to mock and dismiss by simply pointing out the amorphous quality of Reid's 'informant' and demanding that Reid provide details for his accusation. Romney could also comment that if he had actually avoided paying taxes illegally, the IRS would have found out about it by now. Say it with a smile and a chuckle, a la Reagan. It works.
46 posted on 07/31/2012 2:45:08 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: TexasCajun

Check out the born on date. We may have a lightning rider here.


47 posted on 07/31/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: grainbelt

I got a call yesterday from a guy who says you told him Harry Reid roams around at night in women’s underware.


48 posted on 07/31/2012 2:46:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind

Does Harry still beat his wife?


49 posted on 07/31/2012 2:47:16 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: SeekAndFind
I would vote for Romney if he were wanted for murder!!! ABO!!!
I would vote for Al Capone over this knucklehead Obama. If I wanted to live in Cuba I would go their. Why ruin my neighbors lives voting for the Muslim Marxist.
50 posted on 07/31/2012 2:48:28 PM PDT by bramps
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