ROMNEY HYPOCRISY: ROMNEY REQUIRED 10 YEARS OF TAX RETURNS DURING VP VETTING

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    Sep 14, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney requested at least ten years of tax returns from several of his potential running mates during the vice presidential vetting process, three Republicans familiar with the requests confirmed to CNN.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/14/sources-romney-requested-ten-years-of-tax-returns-during-v-p-vetting-process/
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 14, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    A Presidential candidate should only reveal the tax returns that are required by law. However, a Presidential candidate vetting a potential V.P. has the freedom to vet as broadly as they possibly can, and they should, leaving no stone unturned in the process. This is no more hypocritical than it is that the Obama campaign criticizes Romney for not revealing things, while Obama has not revealed many things either. A candidate is justified to only reveal what they absolutely have to by law. Revealing any more than that just opens them up to be criticized.
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidA Presidential candidate should only reveal the tax returns that are required by law. However, a Presidential candidate vetting a potential V.P. has the freedom to vet as broadly as they possibly can, and they should, leaving no stone unturned in the process. This is no more hypocritical than it is that the Obama campaign criticizes Romney for not revealing things, while Obama has not revealed many things either. A candidate is justified to only reveal what they absolutely have to by law. Revealing any more than that just opens them up to be criticized.


    Romney doesnt want to reveal his hidden offshore tax shelters and accounts in the Caymans. We get that. Just dont insult our intelligence by pretending he only released one year of returns because that was the requirement.
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    from the Washington Post news story at the time:

    " Mitt Romney has paid a lower federal tax rate than his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan.

    Ryan, R-Wis., paid an effective federal tax rate of 15.9 percent in 2010 and 20 percent in 2011, according to tax returns released by the Romney campaign "


    Hmmmm,

    "MITT ROMNEY HAS PAID A LOWER FEDERAL TAX RATE THAN".......

    ........well...........EVERYONE !
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 14, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    Mitt Romney has paid all the taxes he is required by law to pay. To expect more than that is disingenuous. He's also given millions to charity, and his charity towards others has been well documented --- though not by Romney himself because he doesn't exploit that.
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMitt Romney has paid all the taxes he is required by law to pay. To expect more than that is disingenuous. He's also given millions to charity, and his charity towards others has been well documented --- though not by Romney himself because he doesn't exploit that.


    Mmmmhhhmmm. How bout those offshore accounts. Cheat the system much Romney?
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    catfish5 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidMitt Romney has paid all the taxes he is required by law to pay. To expect more than that is disingenuous. He's also given millions to charity, and his charity towards others has been well documented --- though not by Romney himself because he doesn't exploit that.


    Mmmmhhhmmm. How bout those offshore accounts. Cheat the system much Romney?


    Are they illegal? I think not.
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    Sep 14, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    catfish5 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidMitt Romney has paid all the taxes he is required by law to pay. To expect more than that is disingenuous. He's also given millions to charity, and his charity towards others has been well documented --- though not by Romney himself because he doesn't exploit that.


    Mmmmhhhmmm. How bout those offshore accounts. Cheat the system much Romney?


    Are they illegal? I think not.


    President should be held to a higher standard. Not paying your fair share of taxes is not illegal. But hes cheating the American public out of revenue used to maintain Americas infrastructure, provide needed services, fund vital programs. He used these resources to help him build his success. Now he needs to pay it back. Ive got mine and to hell with the rest of you people is a common theme with Romney.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 14, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidIve got mine and to hell with the rest of you people is a common theme with Romney.



    Proof positive that you don't really know much about Mitt Romney at all. Color me NOT surprised. icon_rolleyes.gif


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    Sep 14, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMitt Romney has paid all the taxes he is required by law to pay. To expect more than that is disingenuous. He's also given millions to charity, and his charity towards others has been well documented --- though not by Romney himself because he doesn't exploit that.


    He had plenty of speakers expound on his so called charity work at the RNC, but we can't rely on the charity of religion in a secular society, especially since religions aren't obliged to treat people equally.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 14, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    HottJoe said

    He had plenty of speakers expound on his so called charity work at the RNC, but we can't rely on the charity of religion in a secular society


    "So called charity work"? LOL....Shocker...yet another poster who really doesn't know much about Mitt Romney.

    NEXT!
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    Sep 14, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidA Presidential candidate should only reveal the tax returns that are required by law. However, a Presidential candidate vetting a potential V.P. has the freedom to vet as broadly as they possibly can, and they should, leaving no stone unturned in the process. This is no more hypocritical than it is that the Obama campaign criticizes Romney for not revealing things, while Obama has not revealed many things either. A candidate is justified to only reveal what they absolutely have to by law. Revealing any more than that just opens them up to be criticized.




    Revealing his tax returns would open up Romney "to be criticized"?
    Criticized for what?
    As usual - you're not making any sense.
    If Romney hasn't done anything wrong then what would he be criticized for?
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    Romney would only be criticized if he's done something wrong.
    Clearly even you know that Mitt is hiding something bad.
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    Sep 14, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    Romney would only be criticized if he's done something wrong.
    Clearly even you know that Mitt is hiding something bad.


    Wrong! His tax returns would reveal only what we already know -- he is one very successful rich man -- and, of course, he'd be criticized for that, as he already has been. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Mitt Romney's tax returns will reveal absolutely nothing unscrupulous whatsoever. I also do not think he should reveal any more than is required by law.
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    Sep 14, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    RickRick91 said
    Romney would only be criticized if he's done something wrong.
    Clearly even you know that Mitt is hiding something bad.


    Wrong! His tax returns would reveal only what we already know -- he is one very successful rich man -- and, of course, he'd be criticized for that, as he already has been. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Mitt Romney's tax returns will reveal absolutely nothing unscrupulous whatsoever. I also do not think he should reveal any more than is required by law.



    You're a brainwashed knee jerk Repub partisan trying desperately to cover Mitt's ass.
    You have no credibility and no one takes the nonsense you post seriously.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 14, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said

    You're a brainwashed knee jerk Repub partisan trying desperately to cover Mitt's ass.
    You have no credibility and no one takes the nonsense you post seriously.


    Ricky, you just keep on kidding yourself that you have your finger on the pulse of everybody. Many here know better...but keep on with that broken record of blather you call posting
  • rnch

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    Sep 14, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    Willard "Flip-Flop" Romney: "Do as I say and NOT as I do."




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  • GQjock

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    Sep 14, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    Son of Boss Tax Shelter

    Kind of a Shell Game with assets that the wealthy can play with their money
    This is the kinda Sh*t Romney has done and doesn't wanna explain cause it basically is cheating the govt out of taxes
    Taxes that you and I have to pay .... us ... the little people
    Or as Mrs Romney puts it ... you people

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2012/08/08/son-of-boss-for-sons-of-you-know-if-marriott-did-it-did-romney/
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    Sep 14, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidA Presidential candidate should only reveal the tax returns that are required by law. However, a Presidential candidate vetting a potential V.P. has the freedom to vet as broadly as they possibly can, and they should, leaving no stone unturned in the process. This is no more hypocritical than it is that the Obama campaign criticizes Romney for not revealing things, while Obama has not revealed many things either. A candidate is justified to only reveal what they absolutely have to by law. Revealing any more than that just opens them up to be criticized.


    Ummm .... did you have a tough enough time writing this as I had FOLLOWING it ?
    So a Presidential Candidate can "leave no Stone Unturned" but the American PUBLIC has to go on Faith?
    When a candidate has Millions tied up in foreign tax shelters and there has been QUESTIONS before about his taxes .... when he ran for Governor of MA
    .... and it was later found that HE LIED

    I think it's a safe bet that we should verify .....
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 14, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    GQjock said
    So a Presidential Candidate can "leave no Stone Unturned" but the American PUBLIC has to go on Faith?


    Not true even a little bit. Sorry, but there are very specific guidelines that a presidential candidate must follow in order to run for President in terms of information they are required by law to provide and make public. Mitt Romney has followed all of this. Granted, he has not provided nearly the amount of information the Democrats are asking for but then nothing would likely ever be enough. It should be noted yet again that Republicans have been asking for a significant amount of information on Obama as well over the past 6 years, much of which he has neglected to provide, so this game of withholding information works both ways.
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    Sep 14, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    GQjock said
    So a Presidential Candidate can "leave no Stone Unturned" but the American PUBLIC has to go on Faith?


    Not true even a little bit. Sorry, but there are very specific guidelines that a presidential candidate must follow in order to run for President in terms of information they are required by law to provide and make public. Mitt Romney has followed all of this. Granted, he has not provided nearly the amount of information the Democrats are asking for but then nothing would likely ever be enough. It should be noted yet again that Republicans have been asking for a significant amount of information on Obama as well over the past 6 years, much of which he has neglected to provide, so this game of withholding information works both ways.


    Actually no ... There are NO specific guidelines for tax return releases for Presidential candidates
    Remember... your candidate was going to release Nothing .... and there was questions ... even his allies on the right were telling him that you have to give them Something
    So he released two years worth
    BUT
    He released the two years where there were no Marriott tax shelters and income that came from Bain

    So we got ourselves a Moonscape of stones unturned CJ
    ...... Funny that if Mitt were picked for VP there'd be more information than if he was running for President
    Strange how all that works... huh?
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    Sep 14, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ makes the assumption that Romney's tax returns are honest. But without releasing them, we don't really know that, do we? Nor do we know about his hidden offshore assets.

    And even if they are honest, what should American voters think when they learn how the super-rich leverage their positions to pay less taxes than the working Middle Class? Will they respect a guy like that, want to vote for him? Support his platform of reducing taxes for the mega-rich even more, while leaving the Middle Class to foot the bill?

    Arguing that what Romney has done is legal is based on an uncertainty. What is certain is that he hasn't paid his fair share, and he intends to continue to shelter his rich friends so they pay even less. Yeah, let's follow CJ's advice and vote for Mitt, so we can underwrite the mega-rich. We all agree with that, right? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 14, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidWashington (CNN) - Mitt Romney requested at least ten years of tax returns from several of his potential running mates during the vice presidential vetting process, three Republicans familiar with the requests confirmed to CNN.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/14/sources-romney-requested-ten-years-of-tax-returns-during-v-p-vetting-process/


    I can't even sarcastically pretend that this surprises me.