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Did Santorum ever complete his taxes and make them public? Has not been vetted thoroughly.
February 10, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell

Posted on 02/09/2012 10:31:58 PM PST by mitchell001

Rick Santorum went home to do his income taxes on his home computer. Did he ever release them? Seriously, Santorum has been given passes by the media and the other candidates and the public. He seems like his accomplishments are weak and his grasp of issues are couched in 1990's rhetoric. He needs to release his taxes and he needs to communicate and explain in detail his economic plans for America. Agree?


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: absurdity; desperation; graspingatstraws; santorum; santorumbashing; vanity
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1 posted on 02/09/2012 10:32:06 PM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001
Why now ? why bring this up now when many thought that Rick was a loser ?
Perhaps ? the real motivation in this is to bring Rick Santorum down since he is gaining momentum... seem really ? all the Romney sleaze machine is out to get him..
2 posted on 02/09/2012 10:35:04 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: mitchell001

I do not care how much money he makes, or how much his taxes are.
It is a stupid issue.


3 posted on 02/09/2012 10:35:47 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: mitchell001

I really don’t give a spit about the candidates taxes.


4 posted on 02/09/2012 10:37:06 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mitchell001

LOL

That’s funny


5 posted on 02/09/2012 10:37:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mitchell001

Did Obumbo ever prove that he is a US citizen?


6 posted on 02/09/2012 10:39:21 PM PST by AlexW
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To: mitchell001

Oh, and he picks his nose and scratches his butt... shocking...


7 posted on 02/09/2012 10:39:48 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: mitchell001

I don’t get this whole fascination with candidates releasing their tax returns. We currently have a President who apparently won’t release ANYTHING. Who has the free time to care how much Santorum made last year?


8 posted on 02/09/2012 10:40:15 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: mitchell001

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/09/santorum-on-his-tax-returns-we-can-get-them-out-in-the-next-couple-of-days/


9 posted on 02/09/2012 10:41:01 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: JennysCool

He promised to release them. Promises are important.


10 posted on 02/09/2012 10:41:35 PM PST by mitchell001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If we abolished the income tax we wouldn’t have this nonsense about tax returns.


11 posted on 02/09/2012 10:42:39 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: mitchell001

He is basically a cheerleader like Romney. He has not verbally explained his plans for legislation policies and goals. Feel good Conservative lingo only goes so far.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 10:46:41 PM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

He is basically a cheerleader like Romney. He has not verbally explained his plans for legislation policies and goals. Feel good Conservative lingo only goes so far.


13 posted on 02/09/2012 10:46:51 PM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

Nope, not sure exactly what you are driving at...


14 posted on 02/09/2012 10:47:20 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Taxes are only an issue if it is Romney, Rick should get a pass.


15 posted on 02/09/2012 10:47:24 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: mitchell001

Well, then, I’m sure he will. Are you anxiously waiting by the teevee for the Big Event?


16 posted on 02/09/2012 10:47:55 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: mitchell001
Santorum has been given passes by the media.

Just wait. When the media has decided the he may be a threat to Obama's reelection you will know if his family pets are neutered or not. The they will seek out anyone that has ever worked for him. If anyone close to him has for some reason has become "unhappy", the world will hear all about it.

17 posted on 02/09/2012 10:53:02 PM PST by oyez
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To: mitchell001
Rick Santorum went home to do his income taxes on his home computer. Did he ever release them? Seriously, Santorum has been given passes by the media and the other candidates and the public. He seems like his accomplishments are weak and his grasp of issues are couched in 1990's rhetoric. He needs to release his taxes and he needs to communicate and explain in detail his economic plans for America. Agree?


18 posted on 02/09/2012 10:53:22 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: mitchell001

“He has not verbally explained his plans for legislation policies and goals. Feel good Conservative lingo only goes so far.”

you mean like

http://www.ricksantorum.com/defender-taxpayer

and

http://www.ricksantorum.com/spending-cuts-and-entitlements-reform

listing some very specific changes to government programs:
Implement Medicare Reforms and Innovation proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan and speed up their implementation to control healthcare costs and improve quality.
Reform Social Security and place on a sustainable path by a combination of reforms such as addressing adjusting CPI, dependent benefits and disability income benefits reforms, moving back the retirement age for younger workers, means testing benefits, annual adjustments as needed, and dedicating Social Security payroll taxes to Social Security.
Implement reforms and cost savings of up to $100 billion in March 2011 GAO report requested by Senator Coburn listing 34 areas of duplication and waste.


19 posted on 02/09/2012 10:55:08 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: mitchell001

In FL debate he said he was going home to do them. He made it home but had his plans changed when his daughter suddenly was hospitalized. Once she was better he was back on the road. Now he’s home for a few days, and CPAC, he has a chance to get them done.


20 posted on 02/09/2012 10:56:03 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: mitchell001

Better a cheerleader for America than the apologizer it now has. It’s a necessary part of the skill set, but, as you point out, not sufficient.


21 posted on 02/09/2012 10:59:20 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: mitchell001
Promises are important.

Newt's marriage vows are promises.

There's a lot of slime that Santorum supporters and Gingrich supporters can throw back and forth at each other.

Your posts are predominantly anti-Santorum and only occasionally anti-Romney.

Why don't the conservatives on Freerepublic first focus our efforts on defeating Romney? Then we can pick the best conservative.

22 posted on 02/09/2012 11:01:27 PM PST by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: mitchell001
1) Did Santorum ever complete his taxes and make them public? Has not been vetted thoroughly.

2)Did Ralph Mitchell ever say a kind word about Santorum on FreeRepublic?

3) Does anyone give a damn about 1) or 2) above?

Nope.

23 posted on 02/09/2012 11:03:50 PM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: ari-freedom

Nice text but he never attempts to explain in a speech.


24 posted on 02/09/2012 11:05:06 PM PST by mitchell001
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To: Washi

If everyone is for newt, Romney can’t win. If everyone is for Rick, Romney can’t win.

But if some people are for rick and some are for newt then romney can win with his rino base. The rino base won’t listen to us but other conservatives will and that’s why rick and newt fans like to attack each other to be the one that beats Romney.


25 posted on 02/09/2012 11:06:00 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: mitchell001
Rick Santorum went home to do his income taxes on his home computer.

Maybe you don't get the paper or shelter yourself from the news, but the period of time that Rick went home to do his taxes his daughter became deathly ill and almost lost her life. I imagine he was spending a lot of time in the hospital instead of catering to worthless inquiries into his taxes. Considering he had to borrow a truck to get around IA when he started this campaign, I doubt the high finance dirt you are looking for is forthcoming.

26 posted on 02/09/2012 11:06:35 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: mitchell001

Who was the one who really hit Romney hard on Romneycare during the Florida debates? It was Santorum.


27 posted on 02/09/2012 11:07:29 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: mitchell001
LOLOL. The Rick supporters defend him with all sorts of funny excuses. He can do wrong. Show the tax returns, Rick. Newt and Mitt has.
28 posted on 02/09/2012 11:38:42 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: mitchell001; Lazlo in PA

You have got to be kidding me...


29 posted on 02/09/2012 11:39:44 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: mitchell001

He doesn’t have to reveal them to the IRS for over 2 mos. What makes you so special that he should hurry to get them done to satisfy you?


30 posted on 02/09/2012 11:42:33 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: abigailsmybaby

Well, he did say Mitt and Newt should release theirs.

Why does he get a pass?


31 posted on 02/09/2012 11:47:19 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

So what. This nitpicky stuff is pure unadulterated BS. How the hell do YOU know that he isn’t going to release them?


32 posted on 02/09/2012 11:51:57 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Christie at the beach

Newt wanted Romney to release his so that we could all find out about his Cayman Island accounts and blind trusts.


33 posted on 02/09/2012 11:57:47 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Lazlo in PA

This same pattern of nonsense has occurred against every candidate who has challenged Romney’s position. First it was Bachmann after her good showing in the Iowa straw poll - post after post attacking her as pro-establishment, in it to help Romney as an agent of the establishment, etc. Then it was Cain - same thing. Then it was Perry - same thing. Then it was Gingrich when he had his first surge. Now it’s Santorum. Same recycled style of attacks each and every time.


34 posted on 02/09/2012 11:58:32 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Christie at the beach

What are you even talking about? How do you know he’s even filed them yet?

Do you not understand how ridiculous you sound?


35 posted on 02/09/2012 11:59:32 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
Same recycled style of attacks each and every time.

Usually pushed by the same group of characters here.

36 posted on 02/10/2012 12:09:29 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: abigailsmybaby

Awww, hit a nerve.

Maybe he needs a pass.


37 posted on 02/10/2012 12:21:23 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Washi

How do you think we can defeat Romney if we don’t unite behind a candidate? It merely splits the vote and Romney waltzs through to be the nominee.


38 posted on 02/10/2012 12:24:01 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (99 weeks = associates degree)
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To: Republican Wildcat

It is a legitimate question the poster ask.


39 posted on 02/10/2012 12:25:54 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

If he does his taxes with Turbo tax how much can there be to discover??? I mean REALLY move on!!!!!


40 posted on 02/10/2012 12:29:07 AM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Kit cat

The poster just ask the question-that’s all- Chill out people. Man, you guys are rude.


41 posted on 02/10/2012 12:41:34 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: mitchell001

“Agree?”

No, and why do you need to know?

JC


42 posted on 02/10/2012 12:59:00 AM PST by cracker45
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To: mitchell001

Really? His taxes are what you worry about?


43 posted on 02/10/2012 12:59:36 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ari-freedom
Rick castigated Newt and Mittens of spending for all their time attacking each other. Then in his next breath he gave the both hell, can we say hypocrite? I can.
44 posted on 02/10/2012 1:03:50 AM PST by Sea Parrot (You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something. --Stephen Adam)
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To: ari-freedom
Santorum in debate: “I don’t want a trade war with China. I want to beat China, I want to go to war with China”.

Can someone tell me what his plan is in regards to this?

45 posted on 02/10/2012 1:14:42 AM PST by anglian
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To: mitchell001

there is NO Constitutional requirement to release your tax returns

conversely... there is a CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT to prove you’re a natural born citizen

anyone demanding tax returns that isn’t also demanding NBC eligibility documentation is just playing politics and needs to be ignored and ridiculed


46 posted on 02/10/2012 1:48:05 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: mitchell001

Obviously, Willard’s negative research employees are on the job trying to dig up dirt on his next challenger. He learned from the way Obama won his congressional race in Chicago that you pick them off, one by one, until you are the only one left.

However, it doesn’t work so well when you are running as a “conservative”, but have an incriminating history of MA liberalism and big government policies on your record. Conservatives aren’t as stupid as Obama’s voters were.


47 posted on 02/10/2012 3:15:21 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: svcw

I don’t care how much money he makes either. I do care how he made his money -— because that is a potential ad against him in the general election.

Let’s not be afraid to truly vet Mr. Santorum. It’s ultimately in our best interest.


48 posted on 02/10/2012 3:20:10 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: mitchell001

Yep, but he doesn’t make enough $ to have people to do it for him. Maybe Romney can send some of his people to do it for him. You know, the people that aren’t busy assuring us Romney WON’T repeal RomneyCare/ObamaCare. Or the people that aren’t supporting the increase in the minimum wage. Better still, how about the people that have been so busy working on the negative ads against Newt! Oh, wait, I forgot they are no busy preparing negative ads on Santorum.

How about his advisors from when HE CALLED HIMSELF a “moderate republican with progressive views”?

Oh well, never mind.

CC


49 posted on 02/10/2012 3:27:00 AM PST by CapedConservative (Stop Obama)
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To: American Constitutionalist

I wont vote for Romney


50 posted on 02/10/2012 3:32:19 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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