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?”