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Harry Reid: Some Bain investor who I wonít name told me Romney didnít pay income taxes for 10 years
Hotair ^ | 07/31/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 07/31/2012 1:57:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Sounds solid. Mitt Romney, who's been running for political office for 20 years now, decided he'd gamble those prospects and risk time in a federal pen for tax evasion in order to save a few million dollars that he doesn't need.

And he made this decision year after year, for 10 years.

By the way, some random guy on the Internet told me Obama was born in Kenya. Now, do I know that's true? Well, I'm not certain. But let me just toss it out there.

"His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son," Reid said, in reference to George Romney's standard-setting decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in the late 1960s.

Saying he had "no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy," Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.

“Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years,” Reid recounted the person as saying.

“He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” said Reid. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?

“You guys have said his wealth is $250 million,” Reid went on. “Not a chance in the world. It’s a lot more than that. I mean, you do pretty well if you don’t pay taxes for 10 years when you’re making millions and millions of dollars.”

No surprise that Reid would smear Romney so casually. He specializes in these tactics during presidential campaigns. In 2008, he made more noise about McCain’s temper being a sign of possible derangement than any other major Democrat. (He also insisted that he couldn’t stand McCain as part and parcel of the demonization effort, even though the two had been known to socialize.) He’s an unusually nasty character, even by normal political standards, when he wants to be; gratuitously accusing George Romney of being disappointed in his son is simply S.O.P. But he does have a strategy here: Pull an accusation of criminality straight out of his ass and hope it gets enough media play that Romney feels obliged to respond. Either Mitt will start to sweat and release his returns, as Democrats have demanded, in order to disprove Reid’s charge or he’ll sit tight and the smear will circulate online, with Romney’s refusal to disclose the documents taken as “proof” that Reid is right. In that respect, it’s not that different from Birtherism. It just so happens that you’ve got the Senate majority leader pushing this, not some commenter at dKos or wherever.

Exit question via Philip Klein: “How would ‘a person who had invested with Bain Capital’ know about Romney’s personal tax returns anyway?”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; bain; fakebutaccurate; harryreid; revisionisthistory; romney; smearcampaign; taxes
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry, according to my sources, you and Nancy had sex and Nancy gave birth to a boy - Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


51 posted on 07/31/2012 2:48:28 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: grainbelt
Noob, Your only post in 10 days and you call the Birther movement a witch hunt?
52 posted on 07/31/2012 2:49:24 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

The libtard idiocy apparently has no clue to what slander is.... =.=


54 posted on 07/31/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT by cranked
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To: SeekAndFind
There are several sources that say that half of the people in the USA not only do not pay taxes but demand a middle class living off of taxpayers. Did Barry show his tax records for the last 10 years? Has John the traitor kerry shown any tax records?
55 posted on 07/31/2012 2:49:41 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years,” Reid recounted the person as saying.

Hey Harry someone that I can not name told me that you were a prostitute and a dealer in drugs.

Harry can you prove this is not a fact?

56 posted on 07/31/2012 2:50:16 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually wouldn’t be surprising to me.

He may well not have taken a salary at Bain, only participating in his share of the investment profits, which would be taxed as capital gains.

Then, he may well have boasted to an investor about that as a demonstration of how he wasn’t taking their money unless he made money for them.

He may well have paid a good chunk of taxes, but at the capital gains rate—sometimes as low as 15%—rather than at the income tax rate that was up to more than twice as high.


57 posted on 07/31/2012 2:54:38 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: grainbelt

underware=underwear

Sorry, my spell checker was set on “tuppers and trolls”.


58 posted on 07/31/2012 2:54:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: forgotten man


Soembody who I won’t name told me that Harry Reed had sex with a gerbil.

He and Richard Gere put on Requiem for a Dream and then back up to each other and make a human Habitrail.

Too far?


59 posted on 07/31/2012 2:56:46 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Perdogg
McCain "campaign" or McCain himself?

Last thing we saw on that was about McCain looking at 20 years worth of Romney's tax returns.

60 posted on 07/31/2012 2:57:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard Reid is a Pedophile.


61 posted on 07/31/2012 2:57:51 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: SeekAndFind

what a cheap shot, old Hairyass needs to be tared and feathered and hoisted up a lamppost by his thumbs.


62 posted on 07/31/2012 2:58:53 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: skeeter

Wow. I saw some video on youtube that said Obama was a homo who was systematically having his old lovers axed.


63 posted on 07/31/2012 2:59:45 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: skeeter

Would you believe me if I told you there are FReepers willing to accept Harry at his word on this?


Absolutely. There is a contingent on this site who would unhesitatingly believe anything negative about Mitt, regardless of the veracity of the source.


64 posted on 07/31/2012 3:03:21 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: alloysteel
The traditional tale is that a Mormon will be (politically) whatever the Prophet wants him to be.

So the plan is that with this election the Mormons will turn up with the Presidency, the majority leader of the Senate (Orin Hatch), and maybe some guy in the House.

If the Republicans don't take the Senate the Mormons will still have Harry Reid.

Thought it was strange when we had a whole big bunch of Mittbots demanding Dick Lugar be dumped, and at the same time they said nothing whatsoever about equally senile and leftwingtard voting Orin Hatch.

Or, no, I didn't find that strange at all. Lugar is the only Republican with more seniority than Hatch.

65 posted on 07/31/2012 3:03:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Starboard
You all do know that Mitt has these moments when he looks totally disoriented ~ not exactly vacancy seizures, but something like that. He'll look around as if it's all new and he hadn't been there before.

Well, the story is he put a message in the Wailing Wall the other day in Jerusalem, and somebody came along behind him and retrieved it.

It said "Beam Me Up Scotty".

66 posted on 07/31/2012 3:05:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t have any use for Romney, but I won’t criticize him for not paying taxes.


67 posted on 07/31/2012 3:10:06 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone told me that Harry Reid likes prepubescent boys. And that he has had a long-term unnatural relationship with a goat. Think about that creepy little undertaker voice Harry has....it is totally believable.


68 posted on 07/31/2012 3:12:14 PM PDT by hcmama
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To: mountainlion
You keep getting the story wrong ~ just less than half don't pay FEDERAL PERSONAL INCOME TAX.

It was designed intially to tax only 1 or 2% with high incomes. The fact it taxes 53% of folks means it has been an unmitigated failure.

Think of it as one of those federal programs we should get rid of.

Thinking you should expand the scope of this abomination is a serious problem and not at all Conservative in essence.

69 posted on 07/31/2012 3:14:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Some mobster I won’t name says harry Reid is on the take


70 posted on 07/31/2012 3:17:31 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: shalom aleichem

“A Vegas Blackjack dealer, whose identity I will not reveal, told me that Harry sleeps with sheep.”

According to a woman, on her death bed, who worked for Harry when he first started campaigning, he got his first big donations from the back of a car and the money came from Joe Conforti the original owner of the Mustang Ranch Brothel (you know, the one the IRS seized some years ago for a tax problem and tried to run it, but went under). Now isn’t that just like the government. A bunch of whores who can’t even run a whorehouse.


71 posted on 07/31/2012 3:17:46 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: KSCITYBOY

Trending on Twitter: #IheardHarryReidis....


72 posted on 07/31/2012 3:23:50 PM PDT by hcmama
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To: SeekAndFind
Unless there any publicly-accessible records of liens, levies, assessments or other actions by the IRS, this is all BS.

Not that I care. I am voting for neither Obama nor Romney in the upcoming election.

Them and their minions can continue to fight it out up to and beyond election day and it will not matter to me.

73 posted on 07/31/2012 3:24:07 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: muawiyah

Dumbest. Story. Ever.


74 posted on 07/31/2012 3:25:47 PM PDT by hcmama
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To: SeekAndFind

A food preparer at the Luxor, whom I will not name, told me Harry is an active member of NAMBLA.


75 posted on 07/31/2012 3:26:17 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: shalom aleichem

I know that guy...he said it was a threeway with a donkey.


76 posted on 07/31/2012 3:28:48 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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REIDISM, no better than the so-call McCarthy “list” we heard of.

Screw off, Screwball Harry.


77 posted on 07/31/2012 3:30:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: TexasCajun
I expect Valerie to leak Romney’s “enhanced” tax returns for an October surprise.

I do too. It's entirely in keeping with Obama/Axelrod/Jarrett practice from Obama's IL campaigns. Romney should expect it and be ready with a counterpunch.

78 posted on 07/31/2012 3:34:02 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: skeeter

Liberals are famous for having their imaginary friends, and few more so than Reid. Recall the fabricated kid from Lighthouse, NV, who wanted to grow up to be another Reid. Maybe he just meant he wanted to be so corrupt that he’d get rich without actually doing anything.


79 posted on 07/31/2012 3:37:09 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: skeeter

Liberals are famous for having their imaginary friends, and few more so than Reid. Recall the fabricated kid from Lighthouse, NV, who wanted to grow up to be another Reid. Maybe he just meant he wanted to be so corrupt that he’d get rich without actually doing anything.


80 posted on 07/31/2012 3:37:20 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: SeekAndFind

Some police officer in Las Vegas told me that Harry Reid is big time in to the Vegas Mob and that he likes sex with underage boys.
Come onnnn, what kind of crap is this???


81 posted on 07/31/2012 3:38:49 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Paine in the Neck; TexasCajun
Few things come between a rich guy and his money except for the IRS, and if you're a Mormon, the church with its hand out expecting that 10% tithe.

Mitt is probably going to learn from this that NOT revealing 12 years of his taxes is going to leave him little time to do so when the Democrats do that just 3 days before the election.

Not enough time for "catch up" explanations ~ and they'll still get that 10%.

82 posted on 07/31/2012 3:46:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: skeeter

Yes, SOME Freepers are IGNORANT and HATE ROMNEY!! WHO in thir right mind would believe ANYTING that Reid said????? NO ONE in their right mind.


83 posted on 07/31/2012 3:51:50 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: skeeter

Yes, SOME Freepers are IGNORANT and HATE ROMNEY!! WHO in thir right mind would believe ANYTING that Reid said????? NO ONE in their right mind.


84 posted on 07/31/2012 3:52:00 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: shalom aleichem

right.....and they also told me that Harry is GAY.


85 posted on 07/31/2012 3:52:59 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: shalom aleichem

right.....and they also told me that Harry is GAY.


86 posted on 07/31/2012 3:53:07 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The he/she/it AllahPundit is mad as a mercury sniffing hatter.


87 posted on 07/31/2012 3:55:52 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Once I was young, now I am old and the in between went way too fast)
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To: muawiyah
Thinking you should expand the scope of this abomination is a serious problem and not at all Conservative in essence.
???????

What is wrong with expanding the scope of people in office showing their tax records??

88 posted on 07/31/2012 3:56:45 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: mountainlion
YOU SAID: "There are several sources that say that half of the people in the USA not only do not pay taxes"

I responded to you about that.

Now, should Mitt reveal his taxes?

Of course. I have no problem with a that. He wants our votes ~ we want our pound of flesh out of him first! The only question is just how married to his money is he.

89 posted on 07/31/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ann Archy
Some Freepers are very intelligent and find Romney to be deficient in the sort of ethics necessary to make a decent President.

We've already had too many of the other kind so we need a change ~ he ain't it!

90 posted on 07/31/2012 4:10:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: windsorknot

I was thinking more along the lines of a cob and turpentine.


91 posted on 07/31/2012 4:31:38 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: muawiyah

I have a bit different point of view. I wonder how RHINO he is.


92 posted on 07/31/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guy I know told me Harry Reid likes fat little Chinese boys and proctologists with fat hairy knuckles.


93 posted on 07/31/2012 5:04:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office... “Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years,” Reid recounted the person as saying.

Then he said, "And, Harry, so help me God... Romney stole a whole hand full of Bain Capital Bic pins. Just put them in his pocket and walked out of the office!"

I was so shocked, I almost missed what he said them. "Listen, Harry, Romney does not... wash his hands after going to the bathroom. He just zips up and leaves!"

Now we all know what a tragedy this is and I shook hands--- This hand... matter of fact, with Romney years ago at the Olympics.

Let me get this straight. Romney doesn't wash after #1 and you shook hands with him? With the hand... you pick your nose with?

The very... exact one!

And there is nothing we can do to punish Romney for such filth... Is there nothing?

Let me... think--

Okay, I got it... We cut off Romney's right hand as it is called for in the Democrat Party edition of the Koran--

Don;t ya just love honest journalism... that gets the story hot off the trail?

94 posted on 07/31/2012 5:20:19 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: mountainlion
Whatever ~ listening to Levin this evening he got a call from a lady who said Romney actually approved of the law passed just today that removed 200 executive positions from Senate approval.

Apparently that's one of Mark's hotspots but otherwise he's been a regular knee-jerk MIttbot as far as I've been able to determine.

95 posted on 07/31/2012 7:13:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bender2

Hiding his sources and the list?

Wasn’t that a signature Joe McCarthy move?


96 posted on 07/31/2012 7:54:08 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1288 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: KSCITYBOY
I heard Reid is a Pedophile.

I have proof he's screwing all our children...

97 posted on 07/31/2012 8:03:07 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1288 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Flashback: Senator Harry Reid Claims that Paying Taxes is “Voluntary”...

http://voices.yahoo.com/senator-harry-reid-claims-paying-taxes-voluntary-5645656.html


98 posted on 07/31/2012 8:49:41 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: skeeter

They don’t realize that because of their hatred for Governor Romney that they have fallen for the lies of the lamestream media who is pro 0bama and anti Romney


99 posted on 08/01/2012 7:21:25 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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