Skip to comments.Reid: My source on Romney’s taxes is so incredibly credible that I won’t say who he is
Posted on 08/03/2012 7:28:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 08/03/2012 7:51:34 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
After Mitt Romney told Harry Reid to "put up or shut up" about allegations of income-tax evasion, Reid chose this morning to ... do neither. Instead, Reid released a statement late yesterday essentially tripling down on his evidence-free accusations, and again insisted that Romney had to prove himself innocent:
As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. People who make as much money as Mitt Romney have many tricks at their disposal to avoid paying taxes. We already know that Romney has exploited many of these loopholes, stashing his money in secret, overseas accounts in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.
Last weekend, Governor Romney promised that he would check his tax returns and let the American people know whether he ever paid a rate lower than 13.9 percent. One day later, his campaign raced to say he had no intention of putting out any further information.
When it comes to answering the legitimate questions the American people have about whether he avoided paying his fair share in taxes or why he opened a Swiss bank account, Romney has shut up. But as a presidential candidate, its his obligation to put up, and release several years worth of tax returns just like nominees of both parties have done for decades.
Its clear Romney is hiding something, and the American people deserve to know what it is. Whatever Romneys hiding probably speaks volumes about how he would approach issues that directly impact middle-class families, like tax reform and the economy. When you are running for president, you should be an open book.
I understand Romney is concerned that many people, Democrats and Republicans, have been calling on him to release his tax returns. He has so far refused. There is only one thing he can do to clear this up, and thats release his tax returns.
Note, please, that we seem to be back to one source for this information — “an extremely credible source,” but Reid did not use a plural. Earlier in the week, Reid claimed to have “a number of sources,” and that “the word is out.” So which is it? One extremely credible source from Bain who somehow got to look at Romney’s personal taxes for a ten-year period even though no one would have access to that except the Romneys, their accountant, and the IRS? Or a number of sources who say “the word is out”? Reid’s sounding more and more like Joe McCarthy every day.
Reid, who also refuses to release his own tax returns, isn’t just a hypocrite and a slanderer. He’s also a political idiot. Until these attacks, Romney was on the defensive over his tax returns. Now Romney can paint his decision to keep them private as a principled stand against unscrupulous opponents. Reid has handed the high ground to Romney in this fight with his scurrilous lies. Reid has all but ruined Obama’s strategy of making Romney look secretive and weird.
Andrew Malcolm wants to probe Reid’s brain, too:
Have you heard about a mysterious phone call from one of Happy Harry Reid’s political cronies from the mortifying days in 1974 when Paul Laxalt waxed him for the Nevada Senate seat that changed the course of Reid’s life forever?
It’s a pretty shocking story, and one that the powerful Democrat has understandably never explained through all these years. It’s haunted him though, through those early devastating political losses for the Senate and the Las Vegas mayor’s office, the defeats that turned him into the bitter, cynical political mumbler he’s become at age 72.
This troubling tale has haunted Harry Reid through the shadowy years he ran the Nevada Gaming Commission, through his public embarrassment over the Los Angeles Times investigation into his son and son-in-law’s Washington lobbying activities,the ethics investigation into the free tickets Reid happily accepted to boxing matches and the successful land development deal that ended up netting Reid $1 million when he sold it, in an amazing coincidence, to a friend and it became a shopping center.
And through all these years, Harry Reid has never bothered to deny that awful early story. Just as he’s never denied any early involvement with left-wing South American political parties and an unsuccessful 1964 bid to become a Goldwater Girl.
I remember that LA Times investigation well. It explained at least in part how Reid got to be so wealthy while working in public office. Maybe we can start asking Reid about that, because the LA Times actually did have a number of credible sources, as well as documentation from the public record.
Reid is just upset because he does not like Senator Blutarsky. (/s)
“I didn't do anything...when I woke up, I was on the floor and I don't know how it happened...I passed out.” “Just a game...we'd done it before and I know that I could not have hurt that girl” -
“Now if this had happened someplace else, we couldn't have helped...Just do as I say. We're putting a call into your office. Explain that you'll be there tomorrow afternoon. You decided to spend the night at Michael Corleone's house in Tahoe as his guest...This girl has no family, nobody knows that she worked here. It'll be as though she never existed. All that's left is our friendship.”
Of course he paid all his taxes. That's not the point.
True. And even if Reid were correct, that would just qualify Romney for a place in Hussein’s administration.
YOU GO HARRY !!!
The conservatives BFFN (Best Friend For Now)
Give up the goods on Willard now before the convention so the GOP-e has no choice but to Repeal and Replace him with a Conservative who can beat Obama..
Given the left’s history of major projection, both conscious and unconscious, the likely ‘source’ for this story is entirely fabricated. The most likely reason for this is to either: A. Shield Obama or a high ranking democrat from a soon to be released true story of tax evasion or B. just sling mud in all directions. The funny thing is that most of Harry Reid and Barack Obama’s constituents don’t pay any taxes at all.
Which means that most other feral agency are too.
Isn’t this libel?
Romney should ask for Oboma paperwork, just so we can know something - anything - about who he is. To this day, no one knows.
But I have to admit, your wish does have its merits.
Where are the investigative agencies?
FYI Ramirez cannot be posted, thanks.
I have reliable sources that say Harry Reid, Senator-NV has on numerous occasions molested little girls and has vidoes of the acts he shows to his Democrat collegues in the US Senate.
As El Rushbo said(yesterday),”Dingy Harry”should be interviewed by federal agents.Whoever this”leaker”is should be prosecuted for committing a felony,and “His Dinginess”should be prosecuted if he refuses to name his”source”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From my anonymous source, Obama is keeping the missing TARP money in a bank in Kenya, for use after he loses. Reid and Pelosi are on his payroll.
Wow life is really going to suck for minority leader Reid under the new Romney adminisartion...
Conservative pundits should refrain from using these McCarthy analogies; Romney's etch-a-sketch adviser did the same thing the other day.
McCarthy was MUCH maligned by the left. Some of this methods were annoying (to left and right), but more so because for a time they were effective. There were and still are plenty of communists and marxists in positions of high govt power, even more so today than in McCarthy's day. McCarthy's image should be restored and his efforts vindicated...
Romney should just say "I'll show you my paperwork if you show me your paperwork." I year of tax returns in exchange for his Harvard theses.
That would be great. It would sound fair to the voters, too. They never got to read his theses, or see any of his college records.
People would become quite curious - especially if Romneys request was denied. What is Oboma hiding?.
Someone as high profile as Romney stops paying taxes 10 years ago doesn’t trigger an audit? Yea right.
“People who make as much money as Mitt Romney have many tricks at their disposal to avoid paying taxes.”
Gazillionaire Stinky Reid oughta know. What a despicable, ugly little troll.
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