Romeny's Tax Returns from a Political Analysis Perspective

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  1. IndependntLogic
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    I see a lot of "My side vs. your side" here. So let me offer the observations of an Independent. Like I said before, Reid is probably lying his ass off. Normally the burden of proof lies on the accuser. But Romney is not being tried in a court of law, he's running for president. Thus, he is being tried in the Court of Public Opinion. So while I doubt Romney has committed any crimes, only the most faithful of ConservaRepubs feel it's appropriate for Romney to continue withholding his returns. LibDems, Moderates and Indie opinions of him declines as a result.
    Obama has come out ahead in every poll since July 11. That includes FOX, Rasmussen and Gallup. Only denial would lead someone to think this isn't an issue.
    When the Conservative editors of the National Review says he should release his returns, you know this isn't "just another unfair Liberal attack". It's a legitimate concern for his campaign.

    Release the Returns - The Editors - National Review Online
     
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    Yep, that's pretty much true.

    Most everyone thinks he should release them.

    He should just do it or it will haunt him until the election.
     
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    I don't see the upside to him releasing anymore than he has nor any further downside to not.
     
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    Romney has demonstrated that he in fact has a backbone. This is upsetting to the mindless and spineless.

    Too fucking bad
     
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    eh. it's just a sideline issue for the Obama captured media to whine and distract about instead of doing their real job..

    Hell, their certainly not going talk about the Obama pathetic and consistent failures, that would be counter productive and honest reporting after all...:lol:
     
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    There's NOTHING independent about YOU or your source.

    Stow it.:eusa_hand:
     
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    .

    One question will be whether the Dems can keep this issue alive for another 3 months.

    You can be sure the debate moderators will be all over it.

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    1. Yes

    2. No, he was told by a Bain investor that Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years.

    3. No, it was the Bain investor that lied to Reid.

    4. No, Romney lied to the investor, and bragged how he didn't pay taxes for 10 years.

    5. No, Romney used gimmicks and loopholes to avoid paying taxes for 10 years.

    It's still in Mittens court, and don't expect it to go away. Considering the items found in the only complete return he did release, i.e. taking a $77,000 write off on a limited partnership that only produced $211 in revenue, that he calls his wife's hobby, I think that Romney wants to avoid his other schemes and embarrassments.
     
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    They want to make polical hey about tax issues that the people don't understand such as capital gains tax being the second tax on income.
     
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