Skip to comments.Obama campaign makes tax offer to Romney team
Posted on 08/17/2012 10:05:42 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's campaign offered Mitt Romney a deal: If he releases a total of five years of tax returns, Obama's team won't criticize him for not releasing any more. Romney's campaign quickly rejected the offer.
Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina made the offer in a letter Friday to Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades.
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I don’t know why Romney issued the 13% statement. All that did was put the issue back on page one. Releasing the old returns is not a good option. My guess is that they may run 300 pages each..judging by all the items that could be included..that is plenty to give the ammo on all sorts of class warfare issues. Tell them to get bent on the latest deal.
Five years tax records released for all of Zero’s college transcripts and records...:^)
If Obama releases his college transcripts, college application forms, financial aid application forms, SAT scores, LSAT scores, draft registration, passport records, travel visas, documents rescinding his US citizenship, and Social Security application, Romney will tell Donald Trump to "shut up". (Fret not, neither can nor will happen!)
How about this for a counter-offer?
“I release nothing more and you can all get yourselves to the Nether Regions”.
“I dont know why Romney issued the 13% statement.”
Yep. If for no other reason than a lot of us paid a WHOLE lot more than 13% and if you add in tithing and donations to charity that’s even more than mittens was on the hook for.
Nailed it. One of Romney’s surrogates could/should get on TV and suggest such counter offers.
I’m sending Huckabee an email telling him that whoever convinced Romney to say he paid 13% tax rate has rocks for brains. Most people don’t realize that 13% is based on INVESTMENT INCOME - which is always taxed at a lower rate.
Now ... all it has done is open the door to more attacks.
When are the elites in the GOP ever going to get the message - the DEMOCRATS DO NOT LIKE THEM - AND ONLY PAL WITH THEM TO GET INFORMATION - information they can USE AGAINST US.
Geeeeeeez! The elites in the GOP are so obnoxious.
The Romney campaign already responded:
Thanks for the note.
It is clear that President Obama wants nothing more than to talk about Governor Romneys tax returns instead of the issues that matter to voters, like putting Americans back to work, fixing the economy and reining in spending.
If Governor Romneys tax returns are the core message of your campaign, there will be ample time for President Obama to discuss them over the next 81 days.
In the meantime, Governor Romney will continue to lay out his plans for a stronger middle class, to save Medicare, to put work back into welfare, and help the 23 million Americans struggling to find work in the Obama economy.
See you in Denver.
Romney for President
All Mitt has to say is that the IRS did an audit on his tax returns and found nothing wrong.
The Obama Admin is lagging in their negative attack campaign.
They need to get this Romney tax issue behind them (while looking like they won), so they can move on to the Mormon attack issue.
... that would take the Romney Tax Returns off the front pages and out of the Obama play book.
Two years is enough. R should release the next return just as planned. Do not allow the Dems to define you. Do what you say and say what you mean.
how did obama pay for his education? during the 2008 campaign, michelle complained endlessly that they had “just recently paid off” their student loans, and they were in their mid-40’s. how did obama finance his unsuccessful 2000 run for the US house? how did obama pay for the house in chicago that he clearly couldn’t afford at the time?
I would trade that information for tax return information.
If he releases a total of five years of tax returns, Obama’s team won’t criticize him for not releasing any more.
What a generous offer LMAO. Are they kidding?
Tell them to go Chit in their hats. Lets see your college record BO. Him and the horse he rode in on, and the blacksmith who shoed the horse.
Romney can hit this out of the park:
Release the details of your mortgage deal with Tony Rezko.
Release the details of your meetings with Bill Ayers.
Release the details of your deals with Ron Blagojevich.
Release details of your trip to Pakistan.
Release ANY college record.
Release the thousands of documents on Fast and Furious.
Release the secret deals you made with Solyndra.
Then we’ll talk.
Ninety percent of the country likely paid a whole lot less than 13%. Remember that about 50% paid zero income taxes. Divide your total tax paid by your gross income, and you will be surprised how low the percentage is. You're probably thinking "marginal tax rate" and adjusted income which includes deductions, rather than total paid.