Skip to comments.Reid To Romney On Tax Returns: Not Good Enough
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 hes 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 hes 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 Romneys 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 dont know is why he refuses to be straight with the American people about the choices hes 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. Its 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 dont pay enough taxes. Once again, we see Mitt Romney is out of touch with middle class families, who dont have the luxury of accounting wizards and foreign tax shelters. Its 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 Romneys finances by claiming hed been told by a mutual acquaintance that Romney effectively paid no taxes at all.
Judging by public statements, Democrats wont ease their drumbeat for more disclosure.
The American people deserve more than a summary of Gov. Romneys 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 Reids 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, its time to get back to discussing the issues that voters care about.
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!
The Romney campaign posted a letter from Romney’s tax preparer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, that summarized Romney’s tax rates from 1990 to 2009.
Who do we believe, Price Waterhouse Coopers, or Harry Reid?
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.
It’s funny watching the literally toddler-esque tantrums of the left as their worldview collides with reality and math.
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’...
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.
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!
When are Harry Reid and the Dems in the Senate going to submit a budget?
It's more than the law requires.
Time for Reid to apologize.
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?
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
Hey Reid, you lying weasel, until you disclose the name of your mutual acquaintance, STHU!
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
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.
So, what’s this standard Harry is using ~ maybe he’d like for us to get a personal comparison ~ just show it Harry!
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?”
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."
Harry Reid is a first class prick!
As if that's ever stopped 'em.
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.
477 words supporting the Dems, about 45 supporting Romney. Fairness-and-balance from our ‘friends’ at TPM. /s
Hey Reid, Romney won’t say this to you, but I’m not a mormon so I will, “FU”.
More and more. Reid's is the most desperate response imaginable.
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!”
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.”
You must be in a fair mood.
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).
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...
Yeah, but after saying that Rush started to get nasty.
Not so sure about that one. Remember A. Anderson fiasco.
I prefer low class, he’s not first class in anything.
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is no longer insinuating that Mitt Romney paid no federal taxes over the last 10 years. But hes 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.
Oh man, this guy makes me livid!
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.
No, he is absolutely the highest quality of morons.
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.
How I loathe these people!
“Its funny watching the literally toddler-esque tantrums of the left as their worldview collides with reality and math.”
**** “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 isnt true.” ****
Is he the same guy that sold Harry the Goat? If so was it a Billy or a Nanny?
We've come to think of liberals as unprincipled opportunists but maybe its time we should seriously consider that these people are certifiably psychotic.
For some of us "reality and math" is a redundant phrase. 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"?