Romney Wont Release His Tax Returns?

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    If thisis true it is a second major issue related to Romney the press is basically just ignoring like his destruction of government documents in the last days of his serving as govenor of Massachussettes.

    DNC video asks ‘What is Mitt Romney hiding’ in tax returns – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    But is that all that Romney is hiding?

    Personally, had the GOP establishment not decided to ram Romney through no matter what, I would have liked him as a candidate. But since the show no respect for the democratic process, since they are apparently crypto-fascists, I would rather vote for Obama anyday than Romnuts.

    But why is this getting so little coverage and discussion?

    Romney has serious legal and ethical issues that far outweigh temporary loss of memory in a debate or the exact circumstances for a divorce decades ago.

    Romnuts is a sure loser in the general election and this is just one more thing that proves it.
     
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    Tissue?
     
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    "Text on the screen reads: "For decades, Republican candidates for president have released their tax returns." The examples date from 2008, showing pictures of Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, to the George Romney case from 1968. Then governor of Michigan, George Romney unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 1968"

    Only elected officials have to release their tax returns.
    Interesting that the three mentioned in this article were elected officials at the time they were running for another public office.

    "Mitt Romney will tell you that it's not required by the law that he release his returns..."

    And Romney would be right.
     
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    The issue seems to be clear. He is paying a tax rate that is very low. That is not his fault. He has accountants smart enough to take advantage of every loophole afforded to people who have assets. We have to remember, what probably gets him there is things like philanthropic dealings. But what is wrong is not closing these loopholes so those tax holes don't give these tax advatanges to the rich.

    Their fair share of taxes should be a fair rate substantially higher than ours.

    He hasn't done anything wrong. The laws are wrong.
     
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    Has Romney even held a job or political office in the last five years?
     
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    His resume says he spent the past 3 years as CEO and spokesman of "Free and Strong America", a conservative political action committee.



     
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    Well, that's fine. By law he's not required to.

    But frankly, I think it's a matter of honesty. Is there something in his tax records he doesn't want us to see? Something that he thinks is going to cost him votes. (Not my vote, since I won't vote for the guy, anyway.)

    It's a bad sign when the guy is being secretive from the get-go. I mean both this and the destruction of internal correpsondence from his Governor days.
     
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    Just more of the double standard by libs..... no release of documents of
    legal citizen status
    school records showing citizenship status
    college documents releases by "other" politicians
    reason social security number is suspicious
    passport used to travel to Pakistan

    all, defended and protected by dems/libs/progs/etc

    But, yet the same people are crying because they cannot get documents to comb thru from republican/conservative canidates to "destroy" them. Please talk to me after you demand the above documents from the pretender in the White House.
     
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    so that would be a "No" then.

    I think he joked about being "unemployed" this year, like that was supposed to be funny or something to people who are afraid of losing their homes and families.

    Sweet Evil Jesus, am I the only guy who sees what an absolute disaster this joker is going to be as a nominee?
     
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    He knows that numbnuts like you will only hold his enormous wealth against him, so he is withholding the details until he is legally bound to disclose them, which is not in fact an ethical issue at all, except to those who want to smear him and manipulate public perception AS IF he has done anything wrong...
     

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