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Reid To Romney On Tax Returns: Not Good Enough
TPM ^ | 09/21/2012 | Brian Beutler

Posted on 09/21/2012 4:38:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is no longer insinuating that Mitt Romney paid no federal taxes over the last 10 years. But he’s showing no contrition and continues to maul Romney for withholding tax returns from voters.

“The information released today reveals that Mitt Romney manipulated one of the only two years of tax returns he’s seen fit to show the American people - and then only to ‘conform’ with his public statements,” Reid said in an official response to the release of Romney’s 2011 return, and a brief summary of his tax payments over the last 20 years.

That raises the question: what else in those returns has Romney manipulated? We already know Romney has money in tax havens in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. What we don’t know is why he refuses to be straight with the American people about the choices he’s made in his financial life. When will the American people see the returns he filed before he was running for president? Governor Romney is showing us what he does when the public is looking. The true test of his character would be to show what he did when everyone was not looking at his taxes. It’s also galling to see the creative accounting Mitt Romney applied to his own tax returns only days after learning of his insulting comments that seniors, soldiers and hard-working parents don’t pay enough taxes. Once again, we see Mitt Romney is out of touch with middle class families, who don’t have the luxury of accounting wizards and foreign tax shelters. It’s obvious he believes in two sets of rules: one for him, and one for the middle class. He says he wants to be president for only half the people but he acts like he only cares for the top two percent. Despite the fiscal cliff looming in just over three months, Mitt Romney refuses to explain the details of his tax policy. Will the policies he proposes benefit all Americans, or only multi-millionaires like him?

Reid more than any other Democrat forced scrutiny of Romney’s finances by claiming he’d been told by a mutual acquaintance that Romney effectively paid no taxes at all.

Judging by public statements, Democrats won’t ease their drumbeat for more disclosure.

“The American people deserve more than a summary of Gov. Romney’s returns filtered by his campaign,” said Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), the top Democrat on the tax writing House Ways and Means committee. “Gov. Romney clearly has his old tax returns at the ready, so why does he continue to hide them from the public? Gov. Romney seems to believe the American public should hold him to a lower standard than he holds his own vice presidential nominee — who was required to turn over 10 years of tax returns — and lower than the tradition of previous presidential candidates.”

Of course, Republicans hope this means the controversy will subside. Asked for a response to Reid’s statement, the Romney camp forwarded the following from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

“Mitt Romney has now released more than 1,200 pages of tax returns, giving voters an incredibly detailed look at his finances,” he said. “Now that the most recent tax return has been released, it’s time to get back to discussing the issues that voters care about.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: massachusetts; nevada; reid; romney; romneytaxes; taxes
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1 posted on 09/21/2012 4:38:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

FUHR!


2 posted on 09/21/2012 4:40:09 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

No, pomegranite man, it’s you who are seriously lacking in intelligence and a right to serve in the U. S. Senate.

Your position in DC was secured by money from gangsters who run Las Vegas and have a willing crooked rat to represent the under-populated state of Nevada!


3 posted on 09/21/2012 4:41:08 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: IbJensen

The Romney campaign posted a letter from Romney’s tax preparer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, that summarized Romney’s tax rates from 1990 to 2009.

See here:

http://www.mittromney.com/sites/default/files/shared/pwc_letter_for_tax_website2.pdf

Who do we believe, Price Waterhouse Coopers, or Harry Reid?


4 posted on 09/21/2012 4:45:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: IbJensen

and with the polls tied in Nevada, you have to wonder where Gay Prince Reid will be doing in vegas/reno over the next 5 weeks.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 4:45:44 PM PDT by Ryan_Rubio_2016
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s funny watching the literally toddler-esque tantrums of the left as their worldview collides with reality and math.


6 posted on 09/21/2012 4:46:16 PM PDT by dk88 (Outlaw)
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry we deserve more info on your years as a bag man or whatever the heck you were for the bordellos at the start of your career. Especially if ya stopped inside the Wh%re house for a moment to get out of the sun. But you are probably comfortable with that atomsphere given the body you are in in Washington, Just sayin’...


7 posted on 09/21/2012 4:46:18 PM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: SeekAndFind

The issue is moot now. The more they talk about this the more it makes Romney look good. His surrogates can simply make the case over and over again that his release proves he’s a very generous man who not only paid his taxes but also contributed 30% of his income to charity on top of it. That at least should be the response from anyone who isn’t an idiot. If they want to continue this foolish debate they will to their detriment. They look like fools.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 4:46:38 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Country to Reid, do not even speak to us until you pass a Budget. You have been AWOL from your job which means you collect your pay but do not complete your tasks under your job description. So zip your lip!


9 posted on 09/21/2012 4:46:38 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Jim Robinson

When are Harry Reid and the Dems in the Senate going to submit a budget?


10 posted on 09/21/2012 4:47:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Reid To Romney On Tax Returns: Not Good Enough

It's more than the law requires.

11 posted on 09/21/2012 4:47:52 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time for Reid to apologize.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 4:47:52 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush has always said this about liberals....nothing is ever good enough. You compromise and they want more. Give them an inch, they want another....how about those college transcripts next?


13 posted on 09/21/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry Reid is truly evil..Nancy Pelosi is the definition of the devil but I wouldn’t want to be around Harry Reid when lightening strikes, he is a disgusting sack of garbage, to call him human is an insult to human beings


14 posted on 09/21/2012 4:53:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Reid, you lying weasel, until you disclose the name of your mutual acquaintance, STHU!


15 posted on 09/21/2012 4:53:43 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Blue Turtle

Liberals are a lot like Palestinians..you give them a little bit of land to shut them up, then they want more and more and more..nothing is ever good enough for them


16 posted on 09/21/2012 4:54:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind
As far as I know, 2011 tax returns are for income, expenses, and donations made during 2011. Romney made his comments about how much he paid in taxes at some point after April of 2012, so there is no way he could have, at that point, manipulated the tax returns for the preceding year. The same is true for each of the previous years. Tax planning must be done during the tax year in question, except for contributions to IRA’s.
17 posted on 09/21/2012 4:54:53 PM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tonight a man who has known Senator Reid for many years called me and told me Harry humps dogs. Mr. Reid has yet to prove it isn’t true.


18 posted on 09/21/2012 4:56:55 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, what’s this standard Harry is using ~ maybe he’d like for us to get a personal comparison ~ just show it Harry!


19 posted on 09/21/2012 5:03:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

At a frenetic press conference in my imagination:

“There’s got to be more, we want to see it all you crook!” yelled Harry Reid of Nevada

Governor Romney politely responded, “I’ve found a very secure place that I’m certain they won’t be found.”

Reid then shouted, “And just where is that, dummy”?

Governor Romney smiled and said, “They are underneath Obama’s college records, his immigration status as a student, and his funding sources to pay for college. What’s your next question?”


20 posted on 09/21/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Blue Turtle
Rush has always said this about liberals....nothing is ever good enough.

Rush also said about Harry Reid "This despicable, grotesque little man, this vile troll... a bitter, dried up old vulture without character, scruples or class." This in a rear cover article in this month's Limbaugh Letter titled "Slimy Harry". Rush ends with "Could Harry Reid be a felon? We don't know. He refuses to release his tax returns."

21 posted on 09/21/2012 5:06:07 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry Reid is a first class prick!


22 posted on 09/21/2012 5:06:53 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Maelstorm
They look like fools.

As if that's ever stopped 'em.

23 posted on 09/21/2012 5:10:09 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It's Nakoula's fault.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is never good enough for these people. FUHR and the rest of them. They are like a cancer, they never heal they just keep killing.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 5:11:26 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: SeekAndFind

477 words supporting the Dems, about 45 supporting Romney. Fairness-and-balance from our ‘friends’ at TPM. /s


25 posted on 09/21/2012 5:13:28 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador -- Ann Coulter. Election, 46 days to go.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Reid, Romney won’t say this to you, but I’m not a mormon so I will, “FU”.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 5:15:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Maelstorm
They look like fools.

More and more. Reid's is the most desperate response imaginable.

27 posted on 09/21/2012 5:15:37 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador -- Ann Coulter. Election, 46 days to go.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney played a splendid game of rope-a-dope with the libs, they pushed and pushed, he didn’t budge, then without any warning, he moved and they have fallen on their faces.

Nitt, tell Harry, “tough s#i+, that’s all you get!”


28 posted on 09/21/2012 5:28:07 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

FUHR


29 posted on 09/21/2012 5:34:29 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish some GOP had the fortitude to throw this in Harry’s face!

Monday, January 11, 2010
Harry Reid: illegal aliens “free loaders and scam artists”

OH! THE IRONY!

From John Lollipop..

Reid, now an impassioned champion of amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens in America, once called illegal aliens “free loaders and scam artists” which he proposed to deal with in his Immigration Stabilization Act in the United States Senate in 1993.

That proposed legislation was introduced to the floor of the US Senate with the following press release, in part, issued by Reid’s office on August 5, 1993.

“In response to increased terrorism and abuse of social programs by aliens, (I) today introduced the first and only comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress. Currently, an alien living illegally in the United States often pays no taxes but receives unemployment, welfare, free medical care, and other federal benefits. Recent terrorist acts, including the World Trade Center bombing, have underscored the need to keep violent criminals out of the country.”
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html


30 posted on 09/21/2012 5:42:59 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB
Two softballs in one day.

You must be in a fair mood.

31 posted on 09/21/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Where are your tax returns, Dirty Harry??
32 posted on 09/21/2012 5:50:51 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: IbJensen
One thing I haven't read or heard is that Romney only followed the tax laws as written by CONGRESS. If the demoncrats think he didn't pay enough taxes, they only have themselves to blame.

I'm not advocating that they change the code, just pointing out that Romney followed the current law and he didn't take all of the deductions he was entitled to under current law (charity donations for 2011).

33 posted on 09/21/2012 5:50:56 PM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Absolutely!

Who didn’t see this coming?

We’ve already got more paperwork on Romney than we have on Obama after four years.

FUHR indeed! To the x...


34 posted on 09/21/2012 6:00:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: Reddon
Rush also said about Harry Reid "This despicable, grotesque little man, this vile troll... a bitter, dried up old vulture without character, scruples or class."

Yeah, but after saying that Rush started to get nasty.

35 posted on 09/21/2012 6:01:15 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: SeekAndFind
Who do we believe, Price Waterhouse Coopers, or Harry Reid?

Not so sure about that one. Remember A. Anderson fiasco.

36 posted on 09/21/2012 6:09:05 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: jimfree

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/sep/21/nevada-republican-harry-reid-make-our-day-release-/


37 posted on 09/21/2012 6:10:35 PM PDT by zeaal
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To: jimfree

“first class”

I prefer low class, he’s not first class in anything.


38 posted on 09/21/2012 6:11:24 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is no longer insinuating that Mitt Romney paid no federal taxes over the last 10 years. But he’s showing no contrition and continues to maul Romney for withholding tax returns from voters.”

Who is Brian Beutler?! What a silly bunch of assinine drivel! The idea that Dingy Harry could “MAUL” anybody! Reid is just a bitter old political whore who has kept his job by selling his soul to stay in the good graces of the Vegas and the democRATS’ mobs.


39 posted on 09/21/2012 6:12:07 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh man, this guy makes me livid!


40 posted on 09/21/2012 6:14:07 PM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: Maelstorm
...but also contributed 30% of his income to charity on top of it.

Many libs are saying that his 30% in donations doesn't count because they were made to the Mormon church. Yes, they really are that deranged.

41 posted on 09/21/2012 6:19:05 PM PDT by Bob
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To: A Strict Constructionist

No, he is absolutely the highest quality of morons.


42 posted on 09/21/2012 6:20:08 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

It would be nice for someone in the press to acknowledge his impressive charitable contributions. And he didn’t just start because he is in office, like Gore and Biden who each gave just over $300 the year before they became VP. Wonder what Harry’s were.


43 posted on 09/21/2012 6:30:30 PM PDT by ScarletRed
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To: SeekAndFind

How I loathe these people!


44 posted on 09/21/2012 6:32:22 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: dk88

“It’s funny watching the literally toddler-esque tantrums of the left as their worldview collides with reality and math.”

Priceless.


45 posted on 09/21/2012 6:44:37 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: Mr. Silverback

**** “Tonight a man who has known Senator Reid for many years called me and told me Harry humps dogs. Mr. Reid has yet to prove it isn’t true.” ****

Is he the same guy that sold Harry the Goat? If so was it a Billy or a Nanny?

TT


46 posted on 09/21/2012 6:49:48 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Bob
Yes, they really are that deranged

We've come to think of liberals as unprincipled opportunists but maybe its time we should seriously consider that these people are certifiably psychotic.

47 posted on 09/21/2012 6:52:40 PM PDT by stormhill
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“It’s funny watching the literally toddler-esque tantrums of the left as their worldview collides with reality and math.”

For some of us "reality and math" is a redundant phrase. Reality and math are synonymous.

48 posted on 09/21/2012 6:52:40 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Senator_Blutarski
Reality and math are synonymous

Nah, don't think so; and this coming from someone who loves math.
It is a tool like any other; math can be used to tell a sublime truth or a monstrous lie.

Ever hear the expression "figures don't lie but liars do figure"?

49 posted on 09/21/2012 7:04:06 PM PDT by stormhill
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Dick.


50 posted on 09/21/2012 7:16:31 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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