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  • Mary Burke’s taxing resume problems (WI)

    10/24/2014 11:03:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-23-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Mary Burke’s resume, much like the Democratic candidate for governor, has gone through a lot of changes — particularly during the course of her campaign. And some new tax records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter beg more questions about Burke’s shifting employment record. Burke is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next month’s election. There is “no record” of Mary Burke on Wisconsin’s income tax rolls in 1988. That’s peculiar because Burke did pay $3,514 in 1987, and $3,750 in income taxes in 1989, according to a document from the state Department of Revenue’s Central Tax...
  • The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return

    03/29/2014 9:06:12 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 34 replies
    Bonner & Partners newsletter ^ | March 29, 2014 | Bill Bonner
    The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return By Jeffrey Tucker, Executive Editor, Laissez Faire Books The least of the problems with income tax is that it takes your money. The really big problem is that the income tax takes your life. It gives the government direct access to the things you own and sets up the political-bureaucratic sector to be the final arbiter of what you can and cannot consider to be yours. Illustrating this point is the bitter news that the IRS has considered it completely legal to demand access to your email archive whenever it wants....
  • Congressman Markey's hypocritical tax breaks

    05/27/2013 6:51:39 PM PDT · by Davidmbrown · 7 replies
    David M. Brown's Blog ^ | 5/27/2013 | David M. Brown
    Membership gifts have been used to avoid detection of bribery China's top anti-graft official Wang Qishan on Monday urged disciplinary and supervisory staff to return all membership cards gifted by others. The chief of the Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said during a videophone meeting that the campaign aims to send a signal to the Party and society that anti-graft officials are taking real action to improve their working style as required by the new leadership in December. The country's top leaders have required officials to reduce meetings, condense paperwork, minimize traffic disruption during official visits and exercise frugality....
  • Mitt Romney Tax Returns: Hacked, Up For Bids!?

    09/05/2012 8:41:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hollywood Gossip ^ | September 5, 2012 | Free Britney
    An anonymous individual or group claims to have obtained "all available" tax returns associated with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The alleged hackers claim to have accessed them via computers in the Franklin, Tenn., office of professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers. An anonymous posting on a file sharing website claims PwC was hacked; the same site has been used to boast of other high-profile corporate hacks. How'd they pull it off, allegedly? The posting states: "[Romney's tax returns] were taken from the PWC office 8/25/2012 by gaining access to the third floor via a gentleman working on the 3rd floor of...
  • You're Nuts If You Do Your Own Taxes

    04/15/2013 7:20:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/15/2013 | Michael, Bankers Anonymous
    You prepare your own taxes?!? Are you insane? I ran into a friend at the local coffee place recently. She made the mistake of mentioning that her husband prepares their household taxes, by himself. “What? Is he insane?” “I know, seriously, I keep telling him not to.” Dear friend, don’t do this to yourself. I would no more do my own personal taxes than I would hand-sew my wife’s wedding dress, do her hair and makeup just before the ceremony, and then administer the vows for the both of us. Because I might, just might, make a mistake along the...
  • Freep a Poll! (yahoooo. Is it important for the people to see Romney's tax returns?)

    09/24/2012 4:22:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 9-24-12 | Yahoo
    Do you think it's important for the public to see Romney's tax returns? . Yes No No opinion
  • Mitt Romney Releases Tax Return for 2011, Showing He Paid 14.1 Percent Tax Rate

    09/21/2012 4:52:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2012 | Philip Rucker and Jia Lynn Yang,
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney earned $13.69 million in 2011, mostly income from his investments, and paid $1.9 million in taxes for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign announced Friday. Following months of political pressure on him to reveal more information about his large personal fortune, Romney released his 2011 tax returns Friday afternoon, as well as a summary of his effective tax rates dating back to 1990. Romney earned $6.8 million from capital gains and another $3.6 million in interest, according to his tax return. None of his income came from wages, the primary source of...
  • Revealed: Mitt Romney’s tax returns (read this and weep, Harry Reid)

    09/21/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Mitt Romney's campaign released his 2011 tax information this afternoon, as well as a notarized letter from PriceWaterhouseCoopers attesting to Romney’s tax rates from 1990-2009, and I must say: Well played, Romney campaign. Well played, indeed. The Democrats have been making a federal case of Romney's supposed "tax secrecy," with countless ads and speeches and the voice in Harry Reid’s head making Romney out to be a greedy, tax-evading corporate mastermind of epic proportions, but the Romney camp just let them huff and puff until they wore themselves out, and now they're releasing the information on their terms. I'm sure...
  • United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Accused of Filing False Tax Return

    09/14/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 47 replies
    Citing what they call an "impossible transaction" the campaign team for Wendy Long sent out a press release today accusing United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of filing a false tax return in 2010. Here is a copy of the press release: A cursory review of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's taxes indicates a transaction that was impossible. But the New York Times refused to even examine the issue. U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long said, "Two things stand out here: we have a tax code that even a U.S. Senator can't get right and a liberal media goliath that is playing one side...
  • Hackers Steal Romney's Tax Returns?

    09/09/2012 10:45:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Technorati ^ | September 7, 2012 | Craig Blaha
    An anonymous hacking group claims to have stolen Mitt Romney's tax returns from financial services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). PWC denies that there has been any unauthorized access to Mitt Romney or wife Ann's tax information and that any of their systems have been breached. The hacking group sent thumb drives that supposedly contained copies of the returns to the Democratic and Republican county offices in Nashville Tennessee, as well as PWC. The Nashville city paper was among the first to report on the hacking incident. The group announced their demands on Pastebin, a tool that is used by coders to...
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Denies Anonymous Hackers Have Mitt Romney Tax Returns

    09/05/2012 2:05:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    PricewaterhouseCoopers told Whispers Wednesday that it has no evidence an anonymous group hacked its computer systems and stole GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns.
  • Mitt Romney Tax Returns Hacked? Alleged Ransom Asks For $1 Million In Bitcoins

    09/05/2012 2:25:57 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    IBT ^ | September 5, 2012 | DAVE SMITH:
    A team of hackers claims to have stolen Mitt Romney's tax returns from PricewaterhouseCoopers' offices in Franklin, Tenn., and is threatening to release them to the public on Sept. 28 unless a $1 million ransom is paid in Bitcoins, the online currency that is difficult to trace and identify. The alleged claim was reported via a pair of anonymous postings on Pastebin, dated on Sept. 2 and Sept. 4. Although several gossip websites have written about the hackers' claim, it is most likely a prank with no veracity; Romney's camp has not commented on the hackers' allegations so far. In...
  • Anonymous group allegedly hacked Romney tax records via Franklin firm

    09/05/2012 8:26:41 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 61 replies
    An anonymous individual or group is alleging that they have gained "all available 1040 tax forms" of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by accessing computers in the Franklin office of the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. An anonymous posting on a file sharing website states that PwC has been hacked. This same website has been used by hackers who have claimed to have infiltrated computers from companies like Apple in the past. An excerpt from one message states...
  • Vanity - Take out Romeny's contributions, and his tax rate is the same as Obama's.

    08/20/2012 7:46:28 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 15 replies
    me | today | me
    The Obama people have been running ads complaining Romney only pays 15% tax. Well, check his 2011 return draft - he is shown as giving over three million dollars to charity. Take out his charitable contributions, and surprise, his tax rate is just about the same as Obama's.
  • Joan Walsh Accuses Ann Romney Of Throwing 'Tantrum' Over Tax Returns

    08/19/2012 5:51:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to family members of Republican presidential candidates, looks like the MSM has decided they're fair game for attacks. Yesterday we noted how ABC's Bianna Golodryga claimed that Paul Ryan's mother was campaigning in a "very calculated" manner. Today we offer Joan Walsh into evidence. Appearing on the weekend edition of MSNBC's "Hardball," the Salon editor accused Ann Romney of throwing a "tantrum" over her husband's decision to release no more than two years of tax returns. View the video here.
  • Mitt Romney and the Case for a Price List

    08/18/2012 2:42:58 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 18, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Democratic Party smells blood in the water. The Republicans have nominated – for the Presidency! – a rich man, a successful businessman at the top of his profession. Mitt Romney has made millions through his business acumen, invested it wisely, and contributed a great deal to his church and other charities. Mitt Romney’s vision and advice have spurred many a company toward greatness; through his career as a venture capitalist and consultant, he can honestly claim to have done more to “save or create” many thousands of jobs than most politicians of either party could ever dream. The Democratic...
  • Romney offers personal tax details, Democrats want more

    08/16/2012 7:01:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/16/2012 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Seeking to put an end to questions about his personal finances, Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Thursday he paid at least a 13-percent tax rate every year over the last 10 years. Democrats have criticized Romney for not releasing more than two years of tax information and openly asked whether the millionaire former private equity executive has something to hide about his wealth. "I did go back and look at my taxes, and over the last 10 years, I never paid less than 13 percent," Romney told journalists in Greer, South Carolina. "I think the most recent...
  • Harry Reid's Big Mouth

    08/07/2012 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Whenever a name Republican says something stupid or indefensible or arguably both, for the next three days folks will open a conversation by asking me (the only Republican they know) what I think about the latest GOP gaffe. That standard does not apply when Democrats talk out of turn -- even when they make unsupportable accusations deliberately. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did just that when he told The Huffington Post that an unnamed Bain Capital investor told him Mitt Romney "didn't pay taxes for 10 years." Romney denies the charge. PolitiFact rated Reid's unsubstantiated claim as "pants...
  • Harry Reid not releasing his own tax returns

    08/07/2012 9:49:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/07/2012 | By DARREN GOODE and JONATHAN ALLEN
    LAS VEGAS — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid again deflected questions Monday about releasing his tax returns, even as he continued to pound the demand for Mitt Romney to make more of his own public. Instead, Reid pointed to the financial disclosure forms he files as a member of Congress, which provide different information. “I’m a member of Congress now, I don’t make too much money,” said Reid, whose net worth was estimated at $10 million in 2010. “But it’s all listed every year.” Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson told POLITICO last week that the majority leader will not release his...
  • Romney Tells Harry Reid To 'Put Up Or Shut Up' About Tax Returns

    08/02/2012 5:19:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Mitt Romney took a shot back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this afternoon, responding to Reid's apparently baseless claim that the Republican presidential candidate did not pay income taxes for 10 years. "It's time for Harry to put up or shut up," Romney said on Sean Hannity's radio show this afternoon. "Harry's going to have to describe who it is he spoke with, because of course that's totally and completely wrong. It's untrue, dishonest, and inaccurate. It's wrong."  Reid, who doubled down on his claims about Romney's taxes on the Senate floor today, said Tuesday that he learned about...
  • Harry Reid Says He Knows What's in Romney's Taxes

    07/31/2012 5:10:49 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he heard from a Bain investor who heard that Mitt Romney paid exactly zero taxes for 10 years, Reid tells The Huffington Post's Sam Stein and Ryan Grim. . Reid said Romney's dead father would be "so embarrassed" by his son. Then he recounted how a Bain Capital investor called him a month ago and said, "Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years." Acknowledging that's awfully slim evidence, Reid offers this massive asterisk: "He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain… But...
  • Most members of Congress keep their tax returns secret

    07/18/2012 1:56:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | July 18, 2012 | Kevin G. Hall and David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi was emphatic. Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of his personal tax returns, she said, makes him unfit to win confirmation as a member of the president’s Cabinet, let alone to hold the high office himself. Sen. Harry Reid went farther: Romney’s refusal to make public more of his tax records makes him unfit to be a dogcatcher. They do not, however, think that standard of transparency should apply to them. The two Democratic leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives are among hundreds of senators and representatives from both...
  • George Will, Matthew Dowd Blast Mitt Romney For Not Releasing Prior Tax Returns

    07/15/2012 9:37:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/12 | George Stephanopoulos - abc
    ABC News' George Will slammed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for failing to fully release information on his tax returns and offshore accounts, saying Romney "must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them." "If something's going to come out, get it out in a hurry," Will said this morning on the "This Week" roundtable. "I do not know why, given that Mitt Romney knew the day that [John] McCain lost in 2008 that he was going to run for president again that he didn't get all of this out and tidy up some of his offshore...
  • Some tax facts as that taxing time approaches…

    04/13/2012 1:52:28 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    Never on Sunday, apparently. So this year your income tax is due next Tuesday, April 17. Even if you pay none. And in fact, 41 percent of those filing last year, 2010, didn’t pay a dime in tax. But the government sent a good number of them checks for $105 billion...
  • President Obama and Vice President Biden’s 2011 Tax Returns

    04/13/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | April 13, 2012 | Jay Carney
    Today, the President released his 2011 federal income and gift tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $789,674. About half of the first family’s income is the President’s salary; the other half is from sales proceeds of the President’s books. The Obamas paid $162,074 in total tax. The President and First Lady also reported donating $172,130 – or about 22% of their adjusted gross income – to 39 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was a $117,130 contribution to the Fisher House Foundation. The President is...
  • Exclusive: Santorum releases four years of tax returns

    02/15/2012 6:31:55 PM PST · by writer33 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/15/12 | Maggie Haberman
    Rick Santorum said they would come this week, and here are four years worth of his taxes, from years 2007 through 2010. They can be found here, here, here and here. The returns are the most in number that have been released by any of the major GOP contenders - Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney didn't release several years' worth. Santorum and his wife Karen filed joint returns for all four years. As you'll see from the returns, the Santorums' adjusted gross income went from about $659,000 in 2007, his first year out of the Senate, to $952,000 in 2008,...
  • In Romney's tax returns, details on Mormon tithe

    01/25/2012 3:09:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2012 | Rachel Zoll
    Mitt Romney's newly released tax returns provide more than an accounting of the Republican presidential candidate's remarkable personal wealth. The documents also give a rare glimpse into tithing to the Mormon church by one its most prominent members. Romney reports he will give a total of $4.13 million to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over two years as part of his overall charitable donations. The former Massachusetts governor reported income of about $43 million for the two years. Separately, over the past decade, Romney and his wife, Ann, have given more than $4.7 million to the denomination...
  • Gingrich’s Tax Return Shows 2010 Income of $3.2 Million [$20k To Basilica; $10k-Opera, $500-Alzheim]

    01/19/2012 9:30:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | January 19, 2012 | John D. McKinnon, Danny Yadron and Laura Saunders
    JANUARY 19, 2012 Gingrich’s Tax Return Shows 2010 Income of $3.2 Million By John D. McKinnon, Danny Yadron and Laura Saunders Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich appeared to time the release of his 2010 tax return for maximum impact on front-runner Mitt Romney, who has delayed releasing his own tax information. Mr. Gingrich released his 2010 return, dated March of 2011, about 20 minutes into Thursday night’s critical campaign debate in South Carolina. But the former House speaker’s tax return also was likely to prompt lots of curiosity about Mr. Gingrich himself, his taxes, and how he makes and spends...
  • Romney Says He Pays About 15 Percent in Income Tax

    01/17/2012 12:37:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2012 | KASIE HUNT
    After weeks of stalling, Mitt Romney did an about-face on Tuesday and said he will release his tax returns in April and that they will show he pays close to 15 percent of his income in taxes. Romney, a multimillionaire, has been under pressure from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination and others to release the information. He'd previously said he wouldn't release it. He suggested Tuesday that he would make public only one year's worth of information, for 2011. Speaking to reporters after a campaign stop in South Carolina, Romney said most of his income comes from investments,...
  • SC Debate: Romney Says He Will 'Probably' Release Taxes in April

    01/17/2012 2:40:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies · 1+ views
    KGO - ABC News Radio - San Francisco | January 17, 2012
    (MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Amid continued pressure from his rivals to make public his tax returns, Mitt Romney said at a Republican presidential candidates debate Monday night that he will "probably" release that information in April. That timetable is in line with tradition of past nominees, who have released their information around tax day in early April. "I have nothing in them that suggests there is any problem," he said. "I'm happy to do so." Romney had said as recently as last Wednesday that he doesn't feel the need to do anything more than the law requires him to do,...
  • Mitt Romney’s Son Matt Makes Major Gaffe on Campaign Trail

    12/30/2011 1:18:01 PM PST · by lbryce · 60 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 30, 2011 | Nina Mandell
    Matt Romney may not want to count on inheriting his dad's millions. Mitt Romney's son stole a bit of the news cycle on Friday after he joked to a group of seniors in New Hampshire that his dad would release his tax records when President Obama released his birth certificate. "He has not said that he will not do it, he has also not said that he will. I think it's a matter of time until that issue comes up because I think everybody has to get a chance to do that. And so I don't know the answer to...
  • Romney, Perry, and Tax Returns

    10/31/2011 2:42:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 31, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    .....“Governor Perry has always released his tax returns and Mitt Romney and the other candidates should do the same.” If history is any indication, watch for Perry to push that theme hard, and for Romney to remain firm in his decision to keep his returns private. “We’ll take a look at the question of releasing tax returns during the next tax filing season,” says Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul about the Perry campaign’s request. By then, of course, the primary campaign could be effectively over. Perry communications director Ray Sullivan responds: “Governor Perry made a decision a long time ago in...
  • Why won't Mitt Romney make his tax returns public?

    10/26/2011 10:35:46 AM PDT · by freespirited · 40 replies
    CSM ^ | 10/26/11 | David Grant
    Rick Perry wants Mitt Romney to cough up his form 1040s (that’s the US individual tax return document). The Romney camp demurred, saying they would consider doing so next year. (Remarkably, Romney has NEVER released, even during his governorship of Massachusetts.) Why won’t Romney do it? Speculation, from liberal group ThinkProgress and others, is that Romney pays a way lower tax rate than many Americans because of his extensive financial investments, from which income is typically taxed below that of regular income. One left-leaning analyst speculates Romney paid an effective tax rate as low as 14 percent on his $6.6...
  • Foundation Center(Great tool for looking up tax returns)

    07/20/2011 5:33:47 AM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies
    Foundation Center:Look Up Organizations-990 finder directs you to an organizations IRS returns
  • So, Donald Trump, Now That Obama Has Released His Birth Certificate, Release Your Tax Returns

    04/27/2011 7:32:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2011 | Henry Blodget
    A week ago, Donald Trump said he would release his own tax returns when Obama released his birth certificate. Well, now Obama has released his birth certificate. So, Mr. Trump, when can we see your tax returns?
  • Why You May Not File Your Tax Return Before February (some tax breaks expired in 2009!)

    01/16/2011 5:18:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 16, 2010 | Tom Herman
    Q: The law Congress passed in December should only affect the taxes for 2011, which will be filed in 2012. Why is the IRS blaming Congress for this problem when its actions should not have affected the processing of 2010 returns? A: You are correct about the Bush-era income-tax rate cuts. However, several other popular tax breaks expired at the end of 2009, and Congress didn't resurrect them until mid-December of 2010. As a result, the IRS says it needs time to "reprogram its processing systems." That, in turn, means millions of people will have to wait to file their...
  • (Bill) White (D) releases tax returns, challenges (Rick) Perry (R-Texas) to debate

    06/09/2010 11:17:33 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies · 31+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 8, 2010, 9:21PM | PEGGY FIKAC
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White released his income tax returns Tuesday for the entire time he served as Houston mayor, disclosing $11.8 million in adjusted gross income over six years, largely related to his energy career, including investments, fees and sales of stock in companies on whose boards he served. ...White previously had released his 2009 return and said he released the 2004 to 2008 returns to “call his (Perry's) bluff.” ...“This partial release of some tax returns creates further questions about how Bill White profited while serving Houston as a part-time mayor,” Miner said, citing work by BTEC Turbines,...
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People

    02/05/2010 12:59:00 PM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 21 replies · 865+ views
    WebCPA ^ | January 27, 2010 | WebCPA Staff
    Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People Riverside, Calif. (January 27, 2010) By WebCPA Staff A California man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. after he was accused of filing at least 250 tax returns of deceased individuals. Haroon Amin of Upland, Calif., pleaded guilty Monday to the charges. He was indicted, along with Ather Ali of Diamond Bar, Calif., in December 2008. The two were accused of filing the returns in 2002 and 2003 falsely stating that the deceased individuals earned wages from which income tax was withheld. The false returns claimed...
  • Time for IRS to review ALL ACORN-prepared tax filings

    09/14/2009 6:57:05 AM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies · 856+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2009 | Clarice Freldman
    The federal government should review all tax returns prepared by ACORN tax preparers (and all loan applications prepared by ACORN -- but that is a separate review process).
  • Alaska 1st family used H&R Block, pulled in $294G (combined in 2006/2007)

    10/04/2008 1:56:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 2,039+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 3, 2008 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin can make one more claim as a typical Joe Sixpack American: she gets her taxes done by H&R Block, it was revealed Friday. Alaska's GOP governor and her husband Todd paid $37,000 on their combined $294,000 in income in 2006 and 2007, according to the tax returns released by the John McCain presidential campaign. Among the Alaska-centric deductions the Palins claimed were expenses for Todd's racing snow machines, such as parts and fuel. The tax returns also show that they've given about $8,000 to charity since 2006. By contrast, Democratic vice presidential rival Sen. Joseph Biden...
  • AP Shows Double Standard on Release of VP Candidates' Tax Returns

    10/03/2008 4:00:54 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 10 replies · 1,117+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 10/03/2008 | Mike Bates
    The Associated Press reported today that Sarah and Todd Palin have released their 2006 and 2007 tax returns. The release concluded: The McCain-Palin campaign had said the tax returns would be released Monday, but it suddenly put them out Friday afternoon — a time long used by government to reveal embarrassing news because few people watch TV or read newspapers Friday evening and Saturday. Interestingly, Joe and Jill Biden also released tax returns on a Friday. In their case it was September 12. The AP began its report: Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife on Friday released...
  • Palin tax returns for 2006 and 2007 released (more AP slant in case you you've been under a rock)

    10/03/2008 2:21:59 PM PDT · by Phil Southern · 11 replies · 1,265+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 3 04:59 PM US/Eastern | AP
    Of course the AP couldn't syndicate an article without inserting a lil' spin. They coulda said she earned all her tax deductions the old fashioned way....by birthing them.....
  • Cindy McCain had $6 million income in 2006

    05/23/2008 6:40:33 PM PDT · by Snurple · 22 replies · 95+ views
    BREITBART.COM ^ | May 23 2008 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Cindy McCain, who two weeks ago said she would never make her tax returns public, revealed Friday that she had a total income of more than $6 million in 2006. The presidential campaign of her husband, Republican John McCain, released the top two summary pages of her 2006 tax return, eager to avoid making her earlier refusal an issue in the contest. The documents show that Mrs. McCain, who files her taxes separately from her husband, paid more than $1.7 million in federal income taxes—a tax rate of more than 28 percent. She reported nearly $570,000 in...
  • Cindy McCain Tax Info Released (Kinda)

    05/23/2008 4:58:27 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 30 replies · 54+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 23, 2008 | Justin Rood and Avni Patel
    ABC News' Justin Rood and Avni Patel report: After GOP Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign spent the past several days dumping a series of lobbyists with conflict-of-interest issues, rejecting endorsements from two controversial evangelists and releasing the 71-year-old candidate's medical records, what could be left to jettison? A small portion of his wealthy wife's IRS returns, apparently. As millions of Americans switched off the news this afternoon and hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend, the McCain campaign released the first two pages of his wealthy wife's 2006 IRS filing. The pages summarize the would-be first lady's finances for...
  • Did Media Matters push WaPo's edit board?

    05/14/2008 8:25:54 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 6 replies · 174+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-14-2008 | Michael Calderone
    Today, the Washington Post editorial board urged Cindy McCain to release her tax returns, repeating a call made four years earlier to Teresa Heinz Kerry. But the timing seemed coincidental, given that Media Matters just wrote a letter to Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt last Friday. In that letter, the organization brought up the Heinz Kerry editorial from 2004, and asked why a similar request was not made to McCain. Hiatt tells Politico that the letter wasn't the reason for publishing Wednesday's editorial. "The editorial actually had been drafted before the [group's effort] began, or at least before I...
  • Cindy McCain says she'll never release her tax returns (filed separate 28 years, a privacy issue)

    05/08/2008 11:46:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 124 replies · 2,208+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Cindy McCain says she will never make her tax returns public even if her husband wins the White House and she becomes the first lady. "You know, my husband and I have been married 28 years and we have filed separate tax returns for 28 years. This is a privacy issue. My husband is the candidate," Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting John McCain, said in an interview aired on NBC's "Today" on Thursday. Asked if she would release her tax returns if she was first lady, Cindy McCain said: "No." The Arizona senator released his tax...
  • Obama, Clinton And Capitalism: It's Okay For Them, But Nobody Else

    04/20/2008 4:41:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 216+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2008 | Austin Hill
    He was a character created by Actor Garrett Morris on the “Saturday Night Live” TV show, back in the 1970’s. Morris became famous for uttering these simple words in broken-English, with a Spanish-sounding accent: “Beisbol …been bery bery good to me …” “Chico” was a fictitious professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic. He barely spoke English, but loved the fact that he was able to leave his impoverished homeland and come to the United States, where he was paid quite handsomely to play ball. And each time “Weekend Update” Anchor Jane Curtain would introduce Chico on the news set...
  • Clintons Made $109 Million in Last 8 Years(

    04/05/2008 6:31:02 AM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 85+ views
    new york times ^ | April 5, 2008 | MIKE McINTIRE
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton released tax data Friday showing they earned $109 million over the last eight years, an ascent into the uppermost tier of American taxpayers that seemed unimaginable in 2001, when they left the White House with little money and facing millions in legal bills. The bulk of their wealth has come from speaking and book-writing, which together account for almost $92 million, including a $15 million advance — larger than previously thought — from Mr. Clinton’s 2004 autobiography, “My Life.” The former president’s vigorous lecture schedule, where his speeches command upwards of...
  • Snow: Clintons' Failure to File 2007 Return Shows 'They're Human'

    04/05/2008 6:06:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 69+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On yesterday's Hardball, Chris Matthews, smelling a rat, was livid when he learned that the Clintons had failed to file or release their 2007 tax return. But on today's Good Morning America, Kate Snow managed to make a silk purse out of the sow's ear of the Clinton's delay. Far from depicting it as a means to evade the promulgation of inconvenient facts, Snow painted the procrastination as proof of the Clintons' humanity. Compare and contrast . . . HARDBALL APRIL 4TH DAVID SHUSTER: As far as the details we do not have the details from last year. We don't...
  • Clintons Made Nearly $109M Since 2000

    04/04/2008 9:56:51 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 61+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2008 | JIM KUHNHENN and DEVLIN BARRETT
    Clintons Made Nearly $109M Since 2000 By JIM KUHNHENN and DEVLIN BARRETT Saturday, April 5, 2008 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Clinton made nearly $109 million since they left the White House, capitalizing on the world's interest in the former first couple and lucrative business ventures. The Clintons reported $20.4 million in income for 2007 as they gave the public the most detailed look at their finances in eight years. Almost half the former first couple's money came from Bill Clinton's speeches. "I have absolutely nothing against rich people," Hillary Clinton told North Dakota Democrats at their party...