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Romney calls on Reid to reveal source as fact-check sites challenge tax claim
Fox News ^ | 8/7/2012 | fox news

Posted on 08/07/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT by tobyhill

Mitt Romney called on Harry Reid Tuesday to reveal the source for his claim that the Republican presidential candidate has not paid taxes for 10 years, stepping up pressure as two major fact-check sites ruled Reid had no basis for the "incendiary" allegation.

Romney, in an interview with Fox News, said he doesn't believe Reid has a credible source but urged the Senate Democratic leader to reveal who it is.

"I don't really believe that he's got any kind of a credible source," Romney said. "I don't know who gave him this line of reasoning, whether it came from the White House or the DNC or a staffer, but he ought to say where it came from, and then we can find out whether that person has any credibility. I know they don't."

He said Reid also has "lost a lot of credibility."

Romney's latest comments came as two major fact-check sites knocked down Reid's comments, which the senator amplified by repeating them last week on the Senate floor. Reid has said his source is an investor with Romney's former venture capital company Bain.

But PolitiFact wrote that it is "far-fetched" to believe Romney paid no taxes for 10 years.

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Reid's a damn liar. He made up the claim and since he repeated it on the Senate Floor he should be expelled from the Senate for attempting to influence the election with lies in the People's Chamber.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 11:15:05 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
If Romney had not paid taxes for ten years, Reid has now alerted the IRS, and the IRS should be taking him away in shackles.

The fact that this is not happening is proof enough that he paid his taxes.

2 posted on 08/07/2012 11:17:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: tobyhill

Reid and the obama gang already have the ten years of Romney tax files, and have dug through them with a fine-tooth comb, but to release any of that private information would be admitting to a felony, by him, or his source(s), whoever that is...so, they’ve got to get Romney to release them in order to use the information on his own.

Politics is a dirty business.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 11:23:10 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: tobyhill

Of course Reid is a liar - the WH put him up to it. Make baseless unsubstantiated claim and make Romney go on defense.

What Romney should do is call the bluff and tell Obama, “You’ll see my tax returns when I see your dubious transcripts - all of them!”

My niece who divorced her live in no-good that knocked her up (she’s no prize either) sued the tatooist (yea, a tatooist) for child support. This guy had a fantastic lawyer. Instead of responding to a paternity claim for support, he countered with a “prove you even had a baby - and that the baby was YOURS”....

Mitt needs to get balls like this.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 11:24:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: FrankR

It is a dirty business and Republicans tend to wear straight jackets in competing in it, while the Democrats wear ninja costumes, metaphorically speaking of course.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 11:25:31 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: tobyhill

I still dont know if the accusation is that he didn’t file for 10 years, or filed but had no tax liability.

The fedguv has so successfully snookered the population via withholding and refunds, that no one can ever answer me when I ask what their liability was. They just know what they “get back”, even though it’s usually no different than welfare.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: FrankR
It's turning on Reid now. Romney probably showed the Obamamedia some sort of proof, off the record, that he paid taxes and now if they keep repeating the claim then Romney can slam them as liars too.
7 posted on 08/07/2012 11:30:56 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: tobyhill

Reid has never said WHICH ten years.

I have it on good authority that Romney paid no income taxes for 1947-56.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 11:36:42 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: tobyhill

Why doesn’t Romney just demand Reid release his taxes and be done with it? How about 0bama release his school records from Columbia? Just a straight, concise attack and let it hang.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 11:37:43 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: tobyhill

Oh this is SOOOOOOOO important

stamp out them there fires Willard...


10 posted on 08/07/2012 11:38:34 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: tobyhill
Romney and his team need to get serious and fight back hard against all of the Obama/ Chicago thug tactics. If they observed the McCain campaign, they learned that his ‘Mr. nice guy’ approach only resulted in having his a** handed to him.
11 posted on 08/07/2012 11:39:52 AM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: tobyhill

he ought to say where it came from, and then we can find out whether that person has any credibility.
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Now Willard thats right interesting...

It depends who said it whether its true or not...


12 posted on 08/07/2012 11:41:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: tobyhill
This really shouldn't be so hard to overcome.

All Romney need do is to find a half-dozen highly credible, high profile people (recently retired senior military officers, perhaps a member of the news media, and maybe someone like Louis Freeh), ask them to sign an agreement to not disclose any of the specifics of his tax returns, show them the last 10 years of returns so they can verify for the world that Harry Reid is a conformed liar, and that Romney did pay taxes for the past 10 years. Once he establishes that all he needs to do is remind people that the Obama IRS has had his tax documents to review for the past four years. So the fact that no action has been taken against him proves that his taxes were reviewed and deemed by the Obama IRS to be spotless.

13 posted on 08/07/2012 11:42:19 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: tobyhill
This really shouldn't be so hard to overcome.

All Romney need do is to find a half-dozen highly credible, high profile people (recently retired senior military officers, perhaps a member of the news media, and maybe someone like Louis Freeh), ask them to sign an agreement to not disclose any of the specifics of his tax returns, show them the last 10 years of returns so they can verify for the world that Harry Reid is a conformed liar, and that Romney did pay taxes for the past 10 years. Once he establishes that all he needs to do is remind people that the Obama IRS has had his tax documents to review for the past four years. So the fact that no action has been taken against him proves that his taxes were reviewed and deemed by the Obama IRS to be spotless.

14 posted on 08/07/2012 11:43:39 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: tobyhill
Reid IS a damned liar. And the scary thing about this is apparently it is having an effect. Rasmussen - the ONLY reliable poll - had Romney up over Obama for weeks - now Obama is up over Romney by 2% points two days in a row.

An EQUALLY scary thing is that nothing succeeds like success and if these bastards can manufacture “facts” without being called to account, the election is clearly over and they win. The Media will RUN with any falsehood and lie.

Further, Romney should be ignoring this and having his PAC surrogates go after this bastard - like leaking stories about allegations that Reid owns interests in Nevada Bordellos or has friends connected with Mexican drug gangs.

This is a gun and knife fight - Chicago style - and no place for people consumed with a sense of fair play and taking the “high” road.

Mayne some PACS should start a few damaging rumors about the Communist in Chief.

15 posted on 08/07/2012 11:48:11 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: tobyhill

“But PolitiFact wrote that it is “far-fetched” to believe Romney paid no taxes for 10 years.”

What about Reid ? Has he payed taxes? How much ? Where are his tax returns ?


16 posted on 08/07/2012 11:49:12 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: tobyhill

FLASH!

Reid’s source is Bill Burkett, who cites Lucy Ramirez as his “source”.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT by coldoc
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To: Tennessee Nana

Are you angry? It appears that you are angry.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 11:51:19 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JPG

“Romney and his team need to get serious and fight back hard against all of the Obama/ Chicago thug tactics. If they observed the McCain campaign, they learned that his ‘Mr. nice guy’ approach only resulted in having his a** handed to him. “

Oh and please let us know what ass is getting handed to him?

No media outlet is running with this.

Reid is being made a fool of.

Obama is running away from this.

Romney comes off as clean and the Democrats like desperate fools.

But you want Romney to go off on school records, birth certificates, and SS cards just to show some fireworks for amusement?

This isnt the battle for the top talk radio spot. Obama WANTS distractions like this!


19 posted on 08/07/2012 12:01:48 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: tobyhill

20 posted on 08/07/2012 12:08:16 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (will do graphics for food...)
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To: Gaffer

I am curious as to how that defense will work. Surely she had the baby and it is hers?


21 posted on 08/07/2012 12:08:42 PM PDT by winodog
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Reid is not saying he illegally paid no taxes but that he used legal loopholes to avoid paying them.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 12:10:28 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Eh ???

Angry ??? Me ???

On behalf of Willard ???

Im not a RomneyBot...

Why would I be angry ??

I dont live and breathe the Romneys or their horsie...

My life doesnt come to a screehing halt beause Wee willie breaks a finger nail...

and Im not the one who cheeted on my taxes,,

Willard alredy knows who told on him

Harry and Willard go back for decades,,

Theyve known each others dirty secrets for years,,,


23 posted on 08/07/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: tobyhill

If a Republican did this to a Democrat, the Dems/MSM would call it McCarthyism.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 12:20:51 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: winodog

Cost, effort delay and prejudicing. In the end it only delayed but it was worth it to the tattooist


25 posted on 08/07/2012 12:24:09 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: tobyhill

So we’re suppose to believe that: 1)Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years and yet decided to run for president - twice - thinking that noone would find that out, and 2)Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years and the IRS didn’t notice.
It just doesn’t pass the smell test.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 12:26:18 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: tobyhill

I think that Romney should SEAL his Federal and State Tax Records.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 12:27:05 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: tobyhill
why would a “credible source” be worried about going public?

Hell, he could collect a bounty from the IRS for reporting a mega tax cheat.

Answer- there IS no credible source and Harry “Uriah Heep” Reid is scurrilous cowardly liar. Too bad dueling is no longer practiced

28 posted on 08/07/2012 12:31:59 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: VanDeKoik

When the MC at a McCain rally in ‘08 (Bill Cunningham) mentioned, Barack “Hussein” Obama, McCain had a fit. McCain was never willing to take on the Chicago mob and he did get his butt handed to him. I’m not suggesting what exactly Romney should do other than be willing to go toe to toe with Axelrod, Gibbs and the rest of the rats, as/if required. They don’t play by the Marquess of Queensberry Rules; never have, never will.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 12:32:22 PM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Just let it all out. I’m listening.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 12:32:58 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Tennessee Nana; All

Do you have proof or just blowing smoke out of you a**??


31 posted on 08/07/2012 12:33:27 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Virgil Goode and other 3rd party candidates are losers!!!!)
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To: tobyhill

Reid already had no credibility.

His latest lies change nothing.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 12:34:10 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: tobyhill
I believe Pelosi is trying to hide behind "It's a fact that someone told him" as opposed to "Someone told him this fact".

Frankly, I doubt it's a fact that someone told him unless he typed it out on a slip of paper to give to a staffer who he then had call him from the next room.

33 posted on 08/07/2012 12:34:10 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: KevinDavis

RomneyBot wheres your proof Im smoking ???

Thats something your boy Wee Willie has done...


34 posted on 08/07/2012 12:35:52 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL


35 posted on 08/07/2012 12:36:46 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: wiggen
Reid is not saying he illegally paid no taxes but that he used legal loopholes to avoid paying them.

Sort of like Obama's benefactor General Electric?

36 posted on 08/07/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: tobyhill

Greg Garrison pointed out this am on his show that the first of each month brings out a new outrageous allegation.

So the MSM can talk about something other than the unemployment report.


37 posted on 08/07/2012 12:42:29 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: tobyhill

What Romney needs to do is completely ignore Harry Reid, and say he is doing so because he is focusing on the American people and how the current President is not helping them. He can also mention it’s interesting that President Obama hasn’t thought this was important enough of a matter to speak to and so Romney is going to focus on the important stuff because what Harry Reid thinks is of little consequence to him.

Just my two cents


38 posted on 08/07/2012 12:44:32 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: tobyhill
Romney said. "I don't know who gave him this line of reasoning, whether it came from the White House or the DNC

It came straight from Jarrett, Axelrod and Obama himself. Bet the ranch!

39 posted on 08/07/2012 12:51:46 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: tobyhill

RE: Romney calls on Reid to reveal source as fact-check sites challenge tax claim

In the meantime, Romney should also call for Obama to UNSEAL his college records, even as Romney shows his own college records. GO ON THE OFFENSIVE MAN.


40 posted on 08/07/2012 12:53:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: tobyhill
WHERE ARE THE COLLEGE RECORDS, MR. OBAMA AND WHY WON'T YOU RELEASE THEM?
41 posted on 08/07/2012 12:57:29 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: tobyhill

Sue him for libel and make him produce his “source”.


42 posted on 08/07/2012 1:07:00 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: tobyhill; All

He made up the claim and since he repeated it on the Senate Floor he should be expelled from the Senate for attempting to influence the election with lies in the People’s Chamber.
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WOW! Never thought of that. Has Rush or Sean or anyone mentioned this? What has to be done to make this happen?


43 posted on 08/07/2012 1:21:02 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: ZULU

........................And the scary thing about this is apparently it is having an effect. Rasmussen - the ONLY reliable poll - had Romney up over Obama for weeks - now Obama is up over Romney by 2% points two days in a row................

And the real scary thing is that US voters can be so totally ignorant - no, stupid - to be swayed by these horseshit attacks!

But then, probably 50% of the population can’t tell you that “plugs” is the VP.


44 posted on 08/07/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

What has to happen for Reid to be expelled from the Senate?

He has to be investigated, judged and expelled by his fellow senators.

That will never happen. Only the people of Nevada, or an act of nature or nature’s God, can get Reid out of the Senate.

Now this: what would happen if EVERY senator who tried to influence an election by lying on the Senate floor were expelled??

In theory, there would almost be nobody left.

But, a quorum of senators has to be present for business to even be conducted. Very quickly, so many would be expelled there wouldn’t be enough left to expel any more, if you want to be realistic about it.


45 posted on 08/07/2012 1:31:55 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
The House can subpoena Reid and force him to disclose his source and if he refuses then they can impeach him.

Reid made a legal accusation and the House has every legal right to investigate the allegation.

46 posted on 08/07/2012 1:32:18 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: tobyhill
Reid is a Liberal and the source of his facts come from the LIE BARREL!


47 posted on 08/07/2012 1:33:19 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: tobyhill
This is already backfiring on Reid/Democrats/0bama. How sweet. They will all end up looking like the hysterical, lying, marxist fools that they are.

More and more people are seeing past the veneer of Democratic politics, and how utterly slimy these people are behaving. It will only hurt them in the general election.

48 posted on 08/07/2012 1:42:05 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: RavenATB
So the fact that no action has been taken against him proves that his taxes were reviewed and deemed by the Obama IRS to be spotless.

I doubt you know much about the IRS if you can make that statement with a straight face. The IRS doesn't have the human attention to detail to be able to deem a large percentage of returns "spotless." Their computers are best at identifying returns that likely have opportunities to recoup significant further revenue. Those are the ones they go after.

Your statement wouldn't be true for the average Joe, except that Mitt Romney surely has had that kind of unique screening of his tax information because he's a top Republican candidate on whom the Left has its sights. Lest Obozo troops get taken down on felony information disclosures that are logged as anyone accesses people's tax returns, those thugs need Mitt's voluntary disclosure so they can safely come out with portrayals they may have already identified as usable for their propaganda.

Let 'em all rot. Don't show any returns.

If anything comes out without Mitt's disclosure, check the records, bring out the lie detector tests and send people to jail, including Reid.

HF

49 posted on 08/07/2012 1:59:04 PM PDT by holden
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

oh certainly.


50 posted on 08/07/2012 2:13:48 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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