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Harry Reid Insists Dude Who Told Him Romney Didnít Pay Taxes Isnít Imaginary
New York Magazine ^ | 8/2/2012 | Margaret Hartmann

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.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: harryreid; reid; romneytaxes; taxes
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To: nickcarraway

Harry POS Reid ALERT!


41 posted on 08/04/2012 4:58:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: al baby
Harry Reid molests dead horses

I don't know how true that is, but I am certain he beats dead horses!

42 posted on 08/04/2012 5:00:39 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1292 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: masadaman
All it takes is ownership through corporations and you get the benefits of the corporation.

We can speculate all day about this, but Harry and his cronies know something, and Romney's resistance rather demonstrates they know something.

You know, even if that parable about the "eye of a needle" was a play on words about a guy on a camel going through a Jerusalem gate known as the "needle", the camel Romney is on is still working on the first hump and there are three more of them to go ~ he's never going to make it.

43 posted on 08/04/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Flightdeck

Probably not but he’s immune anyway. He made his statements on the floor of the Senate.


44 posted on 08/04/2012 5:03:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: etcb
Correct! Rasmussen did a poll in late July regarding the tax return issue. It showed only 35% found it even somewhat important and a solid majority of Republicans and independents said it was not important at all.

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45 posted on 08/04/2012 5:03:51 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; nickcarraway

Wasn’t 2 full years, but one year, and then a partial or preliminary on another. I have no doubt it’s difficult to figure out his taxes and then present them in a concise form.


46 posted on 08/04/2012 5:05:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway

Of course Harry knows who it was. It was the guy that Harry sees every morning reflected in his mirror as Harry shaves. It was that guy in Harry’s shaving mirror who told him.


47 posted on 08/04/2012 5:05:56 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: windsorknot

Gaming interests and miners unions. Do you recall that reference to Murry the other day? He owned the coal mine that caved in. There’s all sorts of mining in Nevada.


48 posted on 08/04/2012 5:06:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway

As long as Romney FILED his returns, it’s the problem of the IRS if any taxes weren’t paid that should have been.

It would NOT be Romney’s problem.

Sorry Harry. You lose. You get... NOTHING. Good DAY!


49 posted on 08/04/2012 5:07:48 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: halfright

I keep hearing about the Harry Reid pedophile connection.


50 posted on 08/04/2012 5:26:01 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: muawiyah

The senate floor was only one of the places he made that charge. He first made the claim in an interview with the Huffington Post.


51 posted on 08/04/2012 5:29:49 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Flightdeck

You know where this is going. Harry Reid will clarify and say that Romney submitted his taxes, he just took so many write offs he didn’t have to pay anything.

And the media will claim how unstable Romney is in his accusations.


52 posted on 08/04/2012 5:31:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: JaguarXKE

Elwood P. Dowd: Harvey and I sit in the bars... have a drink or two... play the juke box. And soon the faces of all the other people they turn toward mine and they smile. And they’re saying, “We don’t know your name, mister, but you’re a very nice fella.” Harvey and I warm ourselves in all these golden moments. We’ve entered as strangers - soon we have friends. And they come over... and they sit with us... and they drink with us... and they talk to us. They tell about the big terrible things they’ve done and the big wonderful things they’ll do. Their hopes, and their regrets, and their loves, and their hates. All very large, because nobody ever brings anything small into a bar. And then I introduce them to Harvey... and he’s bigger and grander than anything they offer me. And when they leave, they leave impressed. The same people seldom come back; but that’s envy, my dear. There’s a little bit of envy in the best of us.


53 posted on 08/04/2012 5:33:13 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: nickcarraway
Rachel Madcow and Tingly would not agree....they're giddy with this situation.

(....forced to flip through the 'lean forward' network to get to some wimmins beach volleyball.......... ((as was Madcow, tongue dragging))....)

54 posted on 08/04/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: nickcarraway

Words out that the Harry Reid is a child rapist.


55 posted on 08/04/2012 5:41:31 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: muawiyah

Dear Obama supporter, muwiyah.......is that ALL you can do is denegrate our ONLY chance to get rid of your guy, Obamba?? DU is calling, they lost their first O guy.


56 posted on 08/04/2012 5:44:00 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: muawiyah

Dear Obama supporter, muwiyah.......is that ALL you can do is denegrate our ONLY chance to get rid of your guy, Obamba?? DU is calling, they lost their first O guy.


57 posted on 08/04/2012 5:44:00 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 1035rep

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! FABULOUS!!!! THAT needs to be on EVERY thread!!!


58 posted on 08/04/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Flightdeck

IN HIS SENATE OFFICE. Find a picture at http://evergreene.com/projects/us-capitol-building-senate-majority-leaders-office/ It’s inside the Capitol Building. He’s immune for what he says there.


59 posted on 08/04/2012 5:47:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 1035rep

NO politician with his wits about him would give up 35% of the vote just to keep from telling folks about his tax situation.


60 posted on 08/04/2012 5:49:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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