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David Axelrod: Romney Manipulated Tax Return to Look Good to Voters
Newsmax ^ | 09/23/2012 | Amy Woods

Posted on 09/23/2012 1:28:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod slammed Mitt Romney over the GOP challenger’s recently released 2011 tax return.

Axelrod charged Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the return was manipulated to give a false impression of the Romney family’s finances and “boost” the amount Romney paid to the federal government.

“Two months ago, on your own air, he said that anybody who didn’t take the deductions they were owed wasn’t qualified to be president,” Axelrod told host George Stephanopoulos. “Well, I guess he’s not qualified, because that’s exactly what he did last week to try and get his number up from 9 or 10 percent to 14 percent.

“It’s fair to say that a lot of those 47 percent that he was slandering earlier in the week probably pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes overall than he does,” Axelrod said, referring to a leaked campaign video in which Romney wrote off low-income voters as his supporters because they “will vote for the president no matter what.”

Axelrod also questioned Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’ statement that the Romney campaign has “specifics coming out of our eyeballs.”

“The bigger issue isn’t that he isn’t being straight about his own taxes, the bigger issue is that he isn’t being straight about what he’s going to do to everyone else’s,” he said. “You hear Chairman Priebus say we have specifics coming out of our eyeballs. I don’t think anybody else has seen those specifics.”

Axelrod pointed to Romney’s proposals to cut taxes by $5 trillion and increase defense spending by $2 trillion.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelrod; duplicate; romney; taxes

1 posted on 09/23/2012 1:28:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Small and petty. Like Axelrod’s creepy mustache.


2 posted on 09/23/2012 1:30:35 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe the MSM can now get Obama to release his academic records? PLEZ... we don’t know where he was born for sure, but at least we ought to be able to see what classes he took and the grades he earned.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 1:31:28 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: rovenstinez

“Maybe the MSM can now get Obama to release his academic records?”

I would like to see if he registered as a “foreign student”.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 1:33:24 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SeekAndFind
David Axelrod: Romney Manipulated Tax Return to Look Good to Voters

The manipulation worked. He looks good to voters.

5 posted on 09/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT by stevem
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To: SeekAndFind

Had I been able to pose a question to 50s Porn Star lookalike, Mr. AxelROD, I’d have asked him this:

“Mr. Rod, Why didn’t Mr. Obama do the same thing? Mayhaps Mr. Obama didn’t give anything to amount to much anyway?”

[Follow up, sir]

“Will you be wearing your black socks in your newest porno, again?” “Also, is there any truth to the rumors you’ve been seen flashing little boys in the Washington DC parks from beneath your heavy overcoat?


6 posted on 09/23/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish someone would tell them WHO CARES! They are making ocmplete fools of themselves. They are the most judgemental group I have ever seen. He proved them wrong and he is still being blasted. All it does is makes them look completely ridiculous and petty.

We have a serious global and economic crisis and these people are worried about the motivation of his tax returns which are compliant and legitimate.

It really shows us the lack of interest they have in the well being of our nation.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 1:35:50 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: SeekAndFind

So what if he did? Hey Axe buddy, are you saying candidates never do anything to try to appeal to voters? That would seem to be the very definition of a candidate?


8 posted on 09/23/2012 1:40:25 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney could have boosted his tax rate by simply lowering his charitable contributions to the same level that he deducted. Then, there would have been no “manipulation”.

But instead, he did both. He made a larger charitable contribution AND he paid more taxes. Both the charities and the government benefited.

Only the Democrats could find something to complain about.


9 posted on 09/23/2012 1:41:03 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: miss marmelstein
Small and petty. Like Axelrod’s creepy mustache.

Clearly, Axelrod subscribes to the "nanny, nanny, boo, boo" school of political argument.

10 posted on 09/23/2012 1:41:31 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s internal polls must have shown that once Romney released his tax returns that he gained more voters. That is why Hitler’s look alike is reacting like this. They don’t know what their internals are showing them


11 posted on 09/23/2012 1:41:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: HollyB

Axelrod is giving his talking points to the media for them to keep repeating all week


12 posted on 09/23/2012 1:42:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind
David Axelrod: Romney Manipulated Tax Return to Look Good to Voters

The DUH ! factor kicks in.


13 posted on 09/23/2012 1:45:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is what will play on the alphabet networks and liberal press. It’s the DNC’s talking points memo to their propaganda arm (commonly called “the press”). The truth doesn’t matter to these people.


14 posted on 09/23/2012 1:50:27 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Warren Buffett says he should pay more taxes but doesn’t. Romney just pays more than he has to and Romney is the bad guy. This is more insanity from the left.


15 posted on 09/23/2012 1:55:06 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2935217/posts


16 posted on 09/23/2012 1:55:42 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The DB just keeps blathering...when was the last time he gave 30% to charity??? What a jerk and a joke


17 posted on 09/23/2012 1:56:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: justlurking

The problem is that Romney said in July “I DON”T PAY MORE than are legally due. I don’t think I’d be QUALIFIED to become President. I think people would want me to follow the law and pay ONLY what the tax code requires. Why in the world would he say that and then turn around and do it?


18 posted on 09/23/2012 2:06:11 PM PDT by brightright
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To: SeekAndFind

This group has a habit of accusing the other side of exactly what they themselves are doing. Do the Obama tax returns deserve a second look? I’m sure they would never manipulate their returns to look good to voters/sarc - if they thought it might work.


19 posted on 09/23/2012 2:06:13 PM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: newheart

Alinsky tactics are nothing more than 3rd grade school yard behavior.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 2:07:07 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: justlurking

Only to a delusional Democrat would a man who paid almost 2 million in taxes be a bad guy, and a man who cheated on his taxes (Geitner) is perfectly okay.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 2:09:18 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: SeekAndFind
Axlerod manipulates HIS tax return to cheat the IRS.

I heard that from a reliable source.

How about it, Dave?

Come clean.

22 posted on 09/23/2012 2:13:03 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you didn’t foresee this response coming 2 minutes after hearing about the release of tax information, raise your hand. Yeah, I didn’t think so.


23 posted on 09/23/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: SeekAndFind
“It’s fair to say that a lot of those 47 percent that he was slandering earlier in the week probably pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes overall than he does,” Axelrod said.

Hey Axelrod, you f***ing dumbass, those 47% don't PAY ANY INCOME TAX, PERIOD! That's the problem you stupid f***ing moron!

I swear if I see him walking around Chicago I'm gonna bitch slap him straight to hell where he belongs.

24 posted on 09/23/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, someone should remind Adolph II that Bill and Hillary Clinton took $3 charitable donations for each piece of used underwear they gave to a charity. All Romney did was take less in charitable donations than he could have taken.

I also think the real indicator should be what is the percentage of income taxes paid and charitable donations made to income. That would show up people like Plugs Biden as being a cheap fatherless child.


25 posted on 09/23/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: usconservative

(sigh) ... Yeah, Axelrod’s stupidity and arrogance just get the better of me. Ok, so I won’t bitch slap him straight to hell. I’ll cross the street and go the other way to avoid the temptation!


26 posted on 09/23/2012 2:16:48 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: newheart

Alinsky tactics are nothing more than 3rd grade school yard behavior.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 2:17:29 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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