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Romney Overpaid $500,000 Income Tax: Reid Cries 'Manipulation'
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 21 Sep 2012 09:51 PM | Todd Beamon

Posted on 09/22/2012 1:29:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid charged Mitt Romney with manipulating his 2011 taxes to “conform with his public statements,” after the Republican presidential challenger's return showed he paid nearly $500,000 more than he should have.

"Governor Romney is showing us what he does when the public is looking," Reid said. "The true test of his character would be to show what he did when everyone was not looking at his taxes."

Reid was referring to the Republican presidential candidate's decision not to take the full write-off on the huge amount he and his wife Ann gave to charity last year. The return, released Friday, show the couple donated some 30 percent of their $13.7 million income—but they did not take the full write-off, making their effective tax rate higher. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: harryreid; romney

1 posted on 09/22/2012 1:29:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Reid is just slimy. I’ll be glad to he his downfall.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 1:32:08 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Olog-hai

Mr. Reid, part of gambling is knowing when to fold...

(but as far as I’m concerned, he can make an idiot of himself all he wants)


3 posted on 09/22/2012 1:32:37 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: Olog-hai

Confused Harry, did he not pay taxes, or did he pay too much, or too little. It’s hard to keep track day-to-day.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Olog-hai

He should know since he was one of the ones who was “manipulated” the hardest.

If Romney was clever enough to manufacture all of the exploding cigars the Democrats and their Media allies have been smoking, then he is clever enough to be President .


5 posted on 09/22/2012 1:34:57 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Olog-hai
Good Lord, he really is that stupid...
6 posted on 09/22/2012 1:36:29 PM PDT by MarineDad
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To: Olog-hai

Uhh Harry ... would you please explain that land deal with your son some years ago?


7 posted on 09/22/2012 1:36:43 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Olog-hai

FUHR. Crook.


8 posted on 09/22/2012 1:37:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Olog-hai

You can never win with these people, why try?


9 posted on 09/22/2012 1:37:51 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mitt Romney: Walking the walk on the Buffet rule.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 1:39:28 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: Olog-hai

Harry, give it a rest, you shot your load and you were shooting blanks...


11 posted on 09/22/2012 1:39:51 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Olog-hai

this just BLOWS MY MIND!!!!


12 posted on 09/22/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: Olog-hai

this just BLOWS MY MIND!!!!


13 posted on 09/22/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: Olog-hai

this just BLOWS MY MIND!!!!


14 posted on 09/22/2012 1:42:22 PM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: Olog-hai

Related:

Howard Dean: Yeah, Harry Reid has some credibility issues now, huh?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2934904/posts


15 posted on 09/22/2012 1:45:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Olog-hai

Did Harry Reid ever settle his pedophile law suit? Was’nt he sued $500,000 for being a pedophile?


16 posted on 09/22/2012 1:46:10 PM PDT by Shaka
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To: Olog-hai

Good grief! Is that little yard gnome still alive?


17 posted on 09/22/2012 1:49:49 PM PDT by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: Olog-hai

Reid is an asshat. Apologies to the ass and the hat.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 1:51:24 PM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: Free Vulcan

The fact of the matter is that Rommney produced tax reports ; no matter what was produced , it wouldn’t satisfy Reid.

Now its time for Reid to produce his discredited mystery source , or, put out his own tax report out to the public .


19 posted on 09/22/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: Olog-hai
"Governor Romney is showing us what he does when the public is looking," Reid said. "The true test of his character would be to show what he did when everyone was not looking at his taxes."

If people weren't so stupid this would be funny. He voluntarily pays MORE than he should and it's bad because he didn't take advantage of a legal tax credit that he could have used when he donated MILLIONS of dollars to charity??

20 posted on 09/22/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Olog-hai

If MR had not filed his income tax for 10 years I am sure by now O’s IRS would know and be doing something about it.


21 posted on 09/22/2012 1:59:55 PM PDT by WKB (After 4 years of Obama I am ready for a little R and R!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Just go to this website.

http://www.pastormelissascott.com/faq.shtml

Go down to the video under “Can I get a tax deduction?” and watch it.

It will make clear why someone may not take a tax right off for a donation to a church.


22 posted on 09/22/2012 2:09:00 PM PDT by Rage cat
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To: Nowhere Man

This whole issue is because Romney is trying to gain approval of the liberal Dems. . He jumps through their hoops. I don’t think he would have lost votes if he had paid as little taxes as was legally required, we all do. Romneys manipulation of his taxes for political reasons does not do him any good. His constant attempt to do what the Dems. tell him, does not bode well for what he would do as President. When they told him to release his taxes he should have demanded they release theirs.


23 posted on 09/22/2012 2:11:52 PM PDT by brightright
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To: Free Vulcan

If he pays none, it’s not enough. If he pays what he’s supposed to do, it’s not enough. If he pays to much, it’s immoral.

Typical dem gotcha trifecta. No right answer possible.


24 posted on 09/22/2012 2:20:18 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Olog-hai

A lot of the crud from the whore houses in Shearchlight really rubbed off on Harry


25 posted on 09/22/2012 2:25:08 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Olog-hai

My response at this point would be that perhaps it’s time for the one making the allegations to release his past 10 years filings and show everyone what the leading democrat in congress taxes look like for an example of what they consider a proper tax return.

Then watch the coward run.

Or suggest that Reid’s taxes would prove the Dirty Harry made
Millions in the stock market with insider info. He got based on pending legislation before congress


26 posted on 09/22/2012 2:35:56 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Olog-hai

Can’t we let Pakistan know that Harry Reid was behind the production of the anti-islam video on Youtube.


27 posted on 09/22/2012 2:38:58 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Olog-hai

And people wondered why Romney wouldn’t release ten years of tax returns...


28 posted on 09/22/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: brightright

Your replies on all threads about Romney make me wonder.


29 posted on 09/22/2012 3:45:59 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Olog-hai

Reid you ignorant slut! What percentage of your income have you given to charity over the past 10 years?


30 posted on 09/22/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Olog-hai
So, acording to Harry Reid, anybody who pays more taxes than are owed is an idiot.

As of now, I am refusing to pay any taxes. Therefore, I must be a genius.

31 posted on 09/22/2012 4:22:31 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: tapatio

I only wish it would. If more people thought about what they were voting for instead of the my side wins mentality this Country would not be in such horrible shape.


32 posted on 09/22/2012 5:25:47 PM PDT by brightright
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To: Olog-hai

Harry Reid is a disgusting human being. I’m not just talking about stimulus funds borrowed from China and shackled to the backs of our children. I’m saying at his core, he is a filthy despicable inexcusable waste of protein. If Harry Reid got hit by a bus and killed, it would be a tragic waste of fiberglass and $3000 to fix the bus.


33 posted on 09/22/2012 5:28:02 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Olog-hai

Romney now should file an adjusted return and get the 500k or whatever it is, back.


34 posted on 09/22/2012 5:57:42 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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