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Romney Tells Harry Reid To 'Put Up Or Shut Up' About Tax Returns
Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2012 | Grace Wyler

Posted on 08/02/2012 5:19:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

mitt romney harry reidMitt Romney took a shot back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this afternoon, responding to Reid's apparently baseless claim that the Republican presidential candidate did not pay income taxes for 10 years.

"It's time for Harry to put up or shut up," Romney said on Sean Hannity's radio show this afternoon. "Harry's going to have to describe who it is he spoke with, because of course that's totally and completely wrong. It's untrue, dishonest, and inaccurate. It's wrong." 

Reid, who doubled down on his claims about Romney's taxes on the Senate floor today, said Tuesday that he learned about Romney's tax returns from an unnamed source at Bain Capital. But Romney suspects that his opponent had a hand in starting the rumor — an equally baseless accusation. 

"I'm looking forward to having Harry reveal his sources," Romney told Hannity. "We'll probably find out its the White House. Look, the Obama campaign is gonna do everything in its power to try and talk about anything besides the president's record."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: reid; romney; taxreturns

1 posted on 08/02/2012 5:19:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry Reid is a despicable, corrupt turd of a man.

That he is the head of the Senate of the United States is a travesty that has to be corrected on November 6th.

History will show that Reid,Pelosi,Obama and Biden were the worst, most corrupt group of leaders this country has ever seen.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 5:24:26 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: SeekAndFind

When did we make it legal for commie ‘RATS like Stinky Harry to campaign on the floor of the Senate? Is that legal?


3 posted on 08/02/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney is a terrible candidate, but the democrats, like the Chick-fil-a protesters are overplaying their hand.

If Reid has some inside information about Romney’s income tax returns, then he just committed a felony by revealing it.

I suspect he just made the whole thing up.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: exit82
Wait for history? Don't have to. Harry himself has commented on how poor he was and needs to explain how on a Senators salary he became a multi-millionaire. Don't get there without some advantages and shenanigans the rest of us would get thrown in jail for.
5 posted on 08/02/2012 5:27:18 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney’s got balls finally and he’s going to need them in the days, months, years to come.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 5:28:00 PM PDT by Lucky2 (Obama, puppet for the progressives, communists, socialists and pukes.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry POS Reid ALERT! Wake up, Mittens. Call it like it is...TACTICS OF TOTALITARIANS.

(don’t be a 10th amendment totalitarian sucking the lifeblood out of the rest of the country for a debt-ridden state’s failures)


7 posted on 08/02/2012 5:30:05 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: exit82

8 posted on 08/02/2012 5:33:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Me thinks he doth protest too much.”

William Shakespeare

Harry.....what are you distracting everyone from?


9 posted on 08/02/2012 5:45:37 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster
Harry.....what are you distracting everyone from?

Pretty much everything zero has done, and everything he (ried) has not.

10 posted on 08/02/2012 5:57:58 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Puckster

Hairy doesn’t release his nor his family’s tax returns.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 5:59:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: going hot

Considering Harry’s character, I believe that patience will tell the tale of corruption in Nevada by the hand of Harry.

All the “green” legislation and paybacks only needs to come to the light of day even in a marginal manner....then Harry’s toast....and not of the town.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 6:03:40 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Mitt should have also said"And I have only ONE Social Security Number, and it's valid too. But Harry, you ALREADY know that, don't you".
13 posted on 08/02/2012 6:08:49 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Puckster

I volunteer tar and many feather pillows, and I am not even from NV.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 6:10:31 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rachel Wiener, whose instincts for the jugular are showing signs of being highly attenuated, added this to the Warshpost tale: "Earlier in the day, Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom offered his own sweeping denial and likened Reid’s accusations to the anti-Communist witch hunt conducted by Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.).

“His charges are baseless and untrue,” Fehrnstrom told the same radio station. “[T]his reminds me of the McCarthy hearings back in the 1950s, and it was another son from Massachusetts then, Joseph Welch, who finally asked the question that should be asked of Harry Reid, which is: Have you no sense of decency, sir?” "

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/romney-responds-to-reid-put-up-or-shut-up/2012/08/02/gJQAj9MlSX_blog.html?hpid=z4

NOW, the hard question that makes this particular story of VITAL concern to Conservatives ~ why does Romney have a guy working that close to him (and Fehrnstrom is really close) who believes Senator Joe McCarthy told lies? After the fall of the Soviet Union the Verona papers revealed, lo and behold, Joe McCarthy had the names, the numbers and was quite truthful.

That we can have someone like this idiot Communist Criminal Coverup artist that close to a potential president is really disturbing.

I think Eric needs a new job somewhere else, or maybe we can ask Romney what he thinks about McCarthy and commies.

15 posted on 08/02/2012 6:12:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: exit82

Harry Reid is the worst. I don’t like Obama, Pelosi, DW or any of the other Dem leadership but Harry Reid I especially dislike. Shame on those 3rd part purists who put him in power in 1998.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 6:13:26 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney should get Reid kicked out of the Mormon church!


17 posted on 08/02/2012 6:14:11 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Harry can say what he wants all day long and into the night as long as he keeps it to the precincts of Congress ~


18 posted on 08/02/2012 6:14:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Did Romney as for Reid’s tax returns? Maybe he should.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 6:57:36 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Michael Barnes

Ya! Like getting congress the approval of the release of acres upon acres of BLM land for development around Vegas. Then, when the developers sold the lots, he got a portion of the proceeds.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 7:02:53 PM PDT by crz
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Said Romney to the “grotesque little man”.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 7:08:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

Yah, Rush was on FIRE today, roasting Dingy.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 8:14:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: going hot

“and I am not even from NV”

I’m not either, but, we all feel the pain of him everywhere....When one suffers, all suffer....if one believes in the Truth.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 8:25:41 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: SeekAndFind
It's untrue, dishonest, and inaccurate. It's wrong...nothing is beneath this administration - if there was actually evidence in the IRS files that Romney hadn't paid taxes in ten years, or any other kind of irregularities, that information would have been leaked all over the Obamapravda press weeks ago.......
24 posted on 08/02/2012 9:34:49 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: SeekAndFind
"I'm looking forward to having Harry reveal his sources,"

Desperate little Harry Reid's source should be named and then immediately charged with the crime he/she has committed.

Definition of Disclosure Disclosure is releasing your tax return information to a third-party. Disclosure may be authorized or unauthorized. Unauthorized disclosure is a crime.
25 posted on 08/02/2012 11:11:21 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Romney can kill this right now by going to the IRS, quoting Harry Reid, and asking for a full investigation into whom at the IRS release information about his tax returns. Don’t just push back but hit their square in the face.
26 posted on 08/03/2012 12:08:06 AM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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