Skip to comments.Harry Reid Insists Dude Who Told Him Romney Didnít Pay Taxes Isnít Imaginary
Posted on 08/04/2012 3:55:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Earlier this week, Harry Reid revealed why Mitt Romney is refusing to release more tax returns: He didn't pay taxes for an entire decade! It almost sounds too crazy to be true, and in fact, Reid is "not certain" that it isn't a total lie. However, he is sure of one thing: "I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination," Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I have had a number of people tell me that." So we aren't talking about just one anonymous Bain investor, but several people who have seemingly only shared this story with Reid.
In an interview with Nevada reporters on Wednesday, Reid refused to name his sources or back down on his accusation. "I don't think the burden should be on me," he said. "The burden should be on him. He's the one I've alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn't he release his tax returns?"
A Romney spokesman said Reid's accusation is proof that the Obama campaign will do anything to distract from his economic record, "no matter how baseless, unfounded or demonstrably false their attacks are." Of course, the Romney campaign didn't actually offer new evidence to demonstrate that the claim is untrue.
According to Reid, it's the media's job to get to the bottom of this. "What if he has paid no taxes, like I am saying he hasn't," Reid said. "What if he has all these moneys as we already know ... in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Swiss banks. I mean, gee whiz, rather than ask me why I should do this, that is a story you should be writing." Looking into Romney's finances? Reporters must be kicking themselves for not thinking of that sooner.
Reid is such a rotten little prick
I hope he steps in front of a speeding bus .
Its out there, all over the place. It must be true ... its even on the internet. Harry Reid has been accused of pedophilia on the internet and has failed to prove it isn't true.
According to me, it's up to the press to find out if Harry Reid is a pedophile like thousands of people are saying on the Internet. Is he a boy rapist? I'd really like to know, and if so, how many little boys has he raped? I'd also like to know what's going to be done stop him if the private sources are correct.
And then the bus backs up.
Well, “Senator Reid”, I have a non-imaginary friend who claimed that you’ve been participating in a nightly menage-e-trois with farm animals of the male sex. DO you wish to tell us when these activities will stop?
Mitt Romney donated all of his fathers inheritance to chairity, ran the Olympics without pay for 3 years, has kept all his assets in a blind trust since 1999, served as Massachusetts governor for 8 years without pay, and has released 2 years of tax records showing he donated more to chairity ($7 million) than he paid in taxes ($6.2 million).
It seems unlikely someone with this record of public service would “not pay taxes for 10 years” and far more likely that Dingy Harry is a miserable POS lying hack. Romney needs to tell Reid to go to he!!.
“...every investor lost a bundle in 2007/2008. The law allows you to carry losses back 3 years and forward 7.”
Well we know he didn’t carry them forward in 2010, so Reid is wrong even in that unlikely scenario.
“word on the street is Harry is a pedophile...dont know if true but he has some explaining to do..”
Yes he has to prove that he isn’t.. (his standards)
“Romney needs to tell Reid to go to he!!.”
I’m wondering if Reid’s accusations cross the threshold of slander.
I doubt there is anyone, Romney supporter or opponent, who really believes a release of 10, or for that matter, 50 years of tax returns would satisfy Harry Reid or any of the anti Romney machine. When you deal with sleaze merchants, you don’t try to pacify them anymore than you do hostage takers or terrorist. They don’t want answers, they want an issue.
And then repeats the sequence - 4 more times.
Maybe he ran out of losses to carry forward, or he just didn’t carry them forward for 2010 ~ to trick you!
"yeah fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me. I saw it I saw it with my own two eyes ..."
Reid may have a legitimate excuse for hearing voices in his head and having imaginary friends. In his younger boxing days, he must have taken one too many shots to the noggin.
Someone said Reid is a pedophile and everyone knows that he has Las Vegas mob ties.
The whole purpose of the allegation is to provide the left and the media with a feeding frenzy year by year, return by return, page by page, line by line etc. Mitt can afford the best tax advisors and Mitt may not have paid any income taxes at all as Reid alleges. Good for him. The Kennedys went for decades with essentially muni-bond interest in the millions as sole sources of income. Not even required to be reported on one's 1040 until rather recently.
Then he announced he could fly and jumped out his senate office window...