23 years of Romney's tax returns - Romney Taxes Were Complex, Not Disqualifying

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    Jul 23, 2012 9:40 AM GMT
    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/schmidt-mccain-romney-taxes/2012/07/22/id/446178

    "Mitt Romney went through this process and what I can tell you is that he's a person of decency with the highest ethical character and background," Schmidt told The Hill. "There was nothing that was disqualifying. That pick in 2008 was not about any deficiency with Mitt Romney. It was a political decision that we made in a very bad political circumstance."


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    Jul 23, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
    Then why not release them and end the speculation?
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidThen why not release them and end the speculation?
    Because it will show 200+ million going to the LDS church!icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidThen why not release them and end the speculation?




    Probably because had he released them early on, no one would have been paying attention or even care. Now, the Romney campaign has created a mystery of sorts surrounding these returns that has piqued interest and making it a big deal than it needed to be. The Democrats have played right into his hands. Can hardly wait until the returns are finally released and Mitt Romney looks like the highly successful, mega-tax paying, and VERY charitable American that he is. icon_wink.gif
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 saidThen why not release them and end the speculation?




    Probably because had he released them early on, no one would have been paying attention or even care. Now, the Romney campaign has created a mystery of sorts surrounding these returns that has piqued interest and making it a big deal than it needed to be. The Democrats have played right into his hands. Can hardly wait until the returns are finally released and Mitt Romney looks like the highly successful, mega-tax paying, and VERY charitable American that he is. icon_wink.gif
    Its the 'charity' he's afraid the nation will find out about!icon_wink.gif
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 saidThen why not release them and end the speculation?




    Probably because had he released them early on, no one would have been paying attention or even care. Now, the Romney campaign has created a mystery of sorts surrounding these returns that has piqued interest and making it a big deal than it needed to be. The Democrats have played right into his hands. Can hardly wait until the returns are finally released and Mitt Romney looks like the highly successful, mega-tax paying, and VERY charitable American that he is. icon_wink.gif


    Yeah... That's not going to happen. If that was the case, he would be touting them, not hiding them from "you people"...
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    Jul 23, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 saidThen why not release them and end the speculation?




    Probably because had he released them early on, no one would have been paying attention or even care. Now, the Romney campaign has created a mystery of sorts surrounding these returns that has piqued interest and making it a big deal than it needed to be. The Democrats have played right into his hands. Can hardly wait until the returns are finally released and Mitt Romney looks like the highly successful, mega-tax paying, and VERY charitable American that he is. icon_wink.gif


    Yeah... That's not going to happen. If that was the case, he would be touting them, not hiding them from "you people"...


    He's given all you little people all you need. The rearepa the tax returns are somewhere in Swiss bank accounts or the cayman islands.. Floating around somewhere.
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    Jul 23, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    Christian73 said

    Yeah... That's not going to happen. If that was the case, he would be touting them, not hiding them from "you people"...



    I am pretty confident that a man who has been running for President for like 8 years now has absolutely nothing in tax returns to be ashamed of. In fact, they will likely prove an anti-climactic embarrassment to the Dems looking for something where nothing exists
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    Jul 23, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    I can't believe Romney won't just release them and end this stupid drama already.
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    Jul 23, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    libertpaulian saidI can't believe Romney won't just release them and end this stupid drama already.


    I can. Romney is tone deaf when it comes to campaigning. His whole platform is an unfunny comedy of errors (i.e. "stupid drama"), especially when it comes to taxes and healthcare.
    ROFL at Romney.icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 said

    Yeah... That's not going to happen. If that was the case, he would be touting them, not hiding them from "you people"...



    I am pretty confident that a man who has been running for President for like 8 years now has absolutely nothing in tax returns to be ashamed of. In fact, they will likely prove an anti-climactic embarrassment to the Dems looking for something where nothing exists


    Perhaps if Romney was running a campaign that demonstrated anything this savvy, I'd give weight here. But he's not.
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    Jul 23, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    Big deal. I do not recall anyone saying Romney's tax returns might 'disqualify him from the White House' per se. The argument is, they will show him to be an out of touch multi-millionaire who squirrels away millions of dollars in overseas accounts.
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    Jul 23, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    I don't know if he will release more, but there is good reason not to.

    1) We know the Obama campaign intends to talk about everything except his performance, the percent unemployment, the public's disapproval of his handling of the economy from polls, the public's view that the country is on the wrong track from polls, the unpopularity of his signature achievement, the health care law from polls.

    2) The strategy must be a negative one to try and discredit Romney by having enough people view him as an unacceptable alternative so that they are stuck with Obama. I think this strategy is common knowledge.

    3) There are two approaches being used to implement this negative strategy:

    a) Not just misrepresent, but lie about the underlying facts. Examples of ads that have been discredited by independent sources include GS Technologies, Outsourcing, and Bain tenure. Even after they were discredited, the ads continued to run and the lies were continued by Obama campaign officials and Obama, himself. That demonstrated not faulty research, but a deliberate intent to deceive.

    b) Use actual facts but take advantage of most people's naivete regarding finances, especially of a wealthy person. The most obvious example is the insinuation that there is something shady and unpatriotic about an overseas bank account. The notion is absurd. Interesting that many top Democrats also have overseas bank accounts. They are useful when trading in overseas markets. There is also deliberate insinuation that any form of tax avoidance is unethical, deliberately blurring the distinction between tax avoidance, which is legal, and tax evasion, which is not. Most people living paycheck to paycheck without any form of investments are probably unaware that legal tax avoidance, i.e. reducing tax liability is common and good practice in estate planning.

    4) The point of giving Obama's team hundreds or thousands of pages of complex returns would only give them fodder to fabricate new diversions from Obama's performance on a weekly basis. "Oh my gosh, he has an account in Monaco, can you believe it....He's soooo out of touch Millie cause I don't have one." or "look at that deduction he took in 2004. I bet he is a felon and could go to prison."
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    Jul 23, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    But where's his Birth Certificate?!?!?
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    Jul 23, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidBut where's his Birth Certificate?!?!?


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/mitt-romney-birth-certificate_n_1554412.html
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    Jul 23, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
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    TigerTim saidBut where's his Birth Certificate?!?!?


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/mitt-romney-birth-certificate_n_1554412.html


    Ah, but is it the long version and, even then, how do we know it is not a forgery?
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    Jul 23, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree said
    TigerTim saidBut where's his Birth Certificate?!?!?


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/mitt-romney-birth-certificate_n_1554412.html


    Ah, but is it the long version and, even then, how do we know it is not a forgery?


    I wanna see his marriage certificate. Long form. Proof he isn't married to 20 women.
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    Jul 23, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    "You people" need to trust Willard, nothing to see here...
    move along now.

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    Jul 23, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 saidThen why not release them and end the speculation?




    Probably because had he released them early on, no one would have been paying attention or even care. Now, the Romney campaign has created a mystery of sorts surrounding these returns that has piqued interest and making it a big deal than it needed to be. The Democrats have played right into his hands. Can hardly wait until the returns are finally released and Mitt Romney looks like the highly successful, mega-tax paying, and VERY charitable American that he is. icon_wink.gif



    What a Republican suck ass, you are.
    If he releases them at all, it will be late in the game when he realizes that he's definitely going to lose, and his only chance to win is to roll the dice, release the tax returns, and hope for the best.
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    Jul 23, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 saidThen why not release them and end the speculation?




    Probably because had he released them early on, no one would have been paying attention or even care. Now, the Romney campaign has created a mystery of sorts surrounding these returns that has piqued interest and making it a big deal than it needed to be. The Democrats have played right into his hands. Can hardly wait until the returns are finally released and Mitt Romney looks like the highly successful, mega-tax paying, and VERY charitable American that he is. icon_wink.gif


    Hmm...

    Highly successful. Mega-tax paying. Yet residing in his son's unfinished basement?

    Sounds like you're supporting a man who committed voter fraud.
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    Jul 23, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    Webster666 said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 saidThen why not release them and end the speculation?




    Probably because had he released them early on, no one would have been paying attention or even care. Now, the Romney campaign has created a mystery of sorts surrounding these returns that has piqued interest and making it a big deal than it needed to be. The Democrats have played right into his hands. Can hardly wait until the returns are finally released and Mitt Romney looks like the highly successful, mega-tax paying, and VERY charitable American that he is. icon_wink.gif



    What a Republican suck ass, you are.
    If he releases them at all, it will be late in the game when he realizes that he's definitely going to lose, and his only chance to win is to roll the dice, release the tax returns, and hope for the best.

    I'm starting to wonder if Romney's playing a game of political chess, and he'll release the tax returns in October, just before the debates, and they'll be clean. Something like that would cripple the Obama campaign just a month before people go out to the polls.
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    creature said

    Hmm...

    Highly successful. Mega-tax paying. Yet residing in his son's unfinished basement?

    Sounds like you're supporting a man who committed voter fraud.



    Yep, that's it --- the wishful Dems are trying anything and see if it sticks --- felon, tax cheat, voter fraud --- could "ax murderer" be next? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    I can. Romney is tone deaf when it comes to campaigning. His whole platform is an unfunny comedy of errors (i.e. "stupid drama"), especially when it comes to taxes and healthcare.
    ROFL at Romney



    Nope, me thinks the Governor knows exactly what he's doing. He's playing the libs like a fiddle. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    creature said

    Hmm...

    Highly successful. Mega-tax paying. Yet residing in his son's unfinished basement?

    Sounds like you're supporting a man who committed voter fraud.



    Yep, that's it --- the wishful Dems are trying anything and see if it sticks --- felon, tax cheat, voter fraud --- could "ax murderer" be next? icon_rolleyes.gif


    So you actually believe Romney lived in his son's unfinished basement?

    Talk about wishful thinking.
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    libertpaulian saidI can't believe Romney won't just release them and end this stupid drama already.


    Maybe because hr knows he's been up front and truthful and honest in his dealings, and thats all that matters, also these are also private documentation, so why should he just to appease the haters.