A Tenth of a Billion Dollars*

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    They gave 10% to charity and paid 1/3 of their income to the IRS. So what exactly are you complaining about? Most people that make that kind of money take advantage of loopholes and end up paying much less than their share.
     
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    Rich republicans are to be admired without criticism. Rich Dems, not so much.
     
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    True true....
    I don't think they should use their income as a platform....
    "Well we're better people because we made this much, and donated this much, and paid this much last year."

    Has our presidency degraded to this?
     
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    :iagree: Dumb question I know.
     
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    Brian, buy a clue. The press has been demanding the release of their income tax records for months now. It isn't Hillary's platform.

    Jeebus!

    No offense.
     
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    I call BS....... no offense.

    I agree about them media. but, Hillary did give a speech about her income and Bush's tax cuts.

    Also, her and Obama were hashing it out, in the beginning of their campaigns, about how much money they were raising and who had more and all of the bull crap. Maybe it's not a giant platform like Iraq or health-care, but unfortunately it plays an integral part in their campaigns, and they don't mind releasing their income or tax-returns.
     
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    Do you have a link to the speech?

    I'm almost positive it isn't a matter of if they mind releasing their tax records or not. They have no choice.
     
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    I'll try and find a link for it. I saw it on C-Span....

    Try and find me a link for them releasing taxes. I'm not up to date on candidate rules...but my rationale would be if I didn't have to release my tax return to the public, they wouldn't have to either. However, they may have certain stipulations that make them release their tax-returns.
     
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    whodathunkit??? :eusa_doh:
     
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20080405/pl_bloomberg/a1linki2axyk

    "I have nothing against rich people,'' Clinton told an audience of several thousand at the North Dakota State Democratic Convention. ``My husband has made a lot of money since he left the White House doing what he loves most, talking to people. But we didn't need Bush's tax cuts.''

    This is the best I can find....

    This isn't the speech I heard, but pretty close. I don't think she gave the entire speech on tax-cuts, but mentioned it. She said that she didn't want them, and that she didn't need them.

    I don't think they are required to release them, but they supposedly have since Watergate. I can't find anything specifically stating that they don't. I've read several articles about them being able to withhold personal information. One article said that Obama released his, then challenged Hillary to do so. Some may be out of good faith, but I think that we've degressed to the point where they start showing off who has made more money. Who's more "business savvy."

    news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20080326/pl_bloomberg/aan8_hokrdz4
     

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