Democrats apply legislative pressure on Mitt Romney to release more tax returns

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    so lets see, time for some 'transparency' eh?:eusa_think: were have we heard that before:rolleyes:





    Democrats apply legislative pressure on Mitt Romney to release more tax returns

    Congressional Democrats are using the legislative process to pressure Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release more tax returns and information about his investments in offshore accounts.

    The push on the Hill represented a full scale legislative assault on Romney over the tax issue, as Democrats sense they may be getting traction over Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of tax information.

    In the House, Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) is proposing legislation that would require presidential candidates to release 10 years worth of tax returns and disclose any overseas investments.

    And in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich) are proposing beefing up financial disclosure forms for all candidates for federal office to require disclosure of overseas investments, including Swiss bank accounts.

    more at- Democrats apply legislative pressure on Mitt Romney to release more tax returns - 2chambers - The Washington Post



    but, as I said, and hey, if I recall McCain only released 2 years of returns..........:eusa_eh:....

    so you first:lol:


    Most members of Congress keep their tax returns secret
    By Kevin G. Hall and David Lightman McClatchy Newspapers

    Hundreds of lawmakers from both parties refuse to release their tax records at at time when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is being pressured to disclose his tax returns.


    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 further: 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 Democratic leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives are among hundreds of senators and representatives from both parties who refused to release their tax records.

    Just 17 out of the 535 members of Congress released their most recent tax forms or provided some similar documentation of their tax liabilities in response to requests from McClatchy Newspapers over the last three months. Another 19 replied that they wouldn’t release the information, and the remainder never responded to the query.

    Only one Florida lawmaker — Rep. Corrine Brown of Jacksonville — responded, but she declined to share any tax records.

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    Read more here: Most members of Congress keep their tax returns secret - Florida - MiamiHerald.com



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    The Democrats have NOTHING better to do than waste their time on something like tax returns..Maybe they should bring College up transcripts next?
     
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    Record Budget deficit
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    But the top priority for Congressional Dems? The tax returns of presidential candidates.
     
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    I think a Top Secret background investigation is needed.

    Any associations with groups that advocate the overthrow of the government would result in automatic disqualification.
     
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    why bother? They wouldn't understand anything on there anyway and then claim Romney isn't a "regular joe" because of it. Obama becoming a millionaire while being a public servant is what they should be questioning.
     
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    Another targeted ploy with a call for 'transparency'.... but of course, as discussed in the other thread.. it is very selective and not surprisingly targeted specifically at the latest class warfare attack only, I.E. 'Romney is Rich'...

    If they want transparency, open it up all the way.. but not selective to only whatever attack they are going after at the moment

    While many candidates HAVE released more... it is not always so... and Romney is not breaking any rules...

    I would like to see what the robots on here and the DEMs would do is it was specifically targeted at, say, college transcripts ... hmmm???...
     
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    They are a bunch of hypocritical bastards. Telling Romney he must show them 10 years worth of returns, while refusing to do so themselves.
     
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    It won't get anywhere...it's just another smokescreen to distract from Obama's many failures.
     
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    I think Romney needs to be on double secret probation...
     
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    Here's an idea. How about to be President you must be a natural born citizen, at least 35 years of age, and lived in the US at least 14 years?

    Call me crazy.
     

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