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Tax returns: Romney required VPs to submit more than 2 yrs

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Really? Let the big kids talk then

Really, really?

Don't be a Dick... Your statement didn't make a whole lot of sense... And you are as obviously partisan as guys like CWG are for the dems... So don't be so surprised when people take issue with what you say.

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isn't the potential for the egg being on the face like squarely on the libs? lets say Romney produces them and there is absolutely nothing. no story. no hidden this or that. no supporting The Village Voice while at the same time supporting Chick Fil A.

how dumb would you have to be to know that people will want/need to see your returns only to have something so bad on there that you don't think it will come out?

is there a specifc law that requires a candidate to produce X # of years?

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The narrative would change to, what is he still hiding since it took him so long to release them. Nevermind what's important.

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i get the angle of then what is he hiding then so go ahead and produce the returns. in some ways, this is more revealing of those that want them and are acting all sanctimonious like there is going to be something in the returns that change your mind. oh for God's sake quit being so bitter and fake liberals. i would prefer you say you don't really care because like a nutless zombie you will vote Dem's no matter what.

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The narrative would change to, what is he still hiding since it took him so long to release them. Nevermind what's important.

which is why he should have just released them... He may not have anything at all questionable, but now he's raised that spector himself and of course they are going to jump on it.

if I had to guess, he doesn't necessarily have anything incriminating on them he just didn't want to come off as an ultra elite to the electorate... Now It's worse...

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As a registered dem, I couldn't care less about Romney's tax records. I'm sure he uses every available way to lower his taxes and I really don't care. To me it is the same as people on the right getting caught up in Obama's birth certificate. Just a way to put doubt in people's minds without having to actually discuss issues.

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Of course we won't care, but the independents might. This whole thing is a character issue. For a guy who's been in politics (him and his dad) forever, he seems to be awfully ignorant of what's expected, or desperate to change the game for guys like him....or of course, he has nothing to hide and all this will blow up in the Dems faces.

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Stupid, Stupid Argument

1. The stupid outsourcing argument is that the dems and pubs in Washington pass trade laws. When people use the new laws(or go out of business because their competition is and they are not), then the same politicians who passed the trade laws setting up outsourcing are enraged that someone is actually doing it.

2. Tax laws--ditto above.

I suppose the Dems would like us to think that Romney is a moron and paid 50% in taxes instead of the percentage called for by whatever incomes he declared. I think that anyone with a brain, including Soros will use their brains to pay as little as the law will allow. In fact, the tax "Jesus" to the libs, Buffet, is using his lawyers trying not to pay too much. No double standard here, oh no.

Speaking of morons, your POS POTUS was out today in a cornfield and was either lying or exhibiting complete unawareness of what is actually going on in DC, or maybe the cord would not reach to his teleprompter.

Speaking of the drought to people actually being hurt by it, he says

"Unfortunately right now, too many members of Congress are blocking the farm bill from becoming law," Obama said. "I am told that Governor Romney's new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days. He is one of the leaders in Congress standing in the way. ...

Of course, Ryan and the whole House passed it 2 weeks ago. Stupid or Lying? Which is it?

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is there a specifc law that requires a candidate to produce X # of years?

there isn't. I doubt there is anything illegal about his returns. I expect he just doesnt want Americans to know that, like most of the wealthy, he utilizes legal methods to pay very little in taxes.I don't know what the big deal is about that, but I have a hard time believing, like you, that there is anything illegal hidden on his returns.

Romney's father set the precedent of releasing several years of tax returns, and in general, most candidates have. Romney himself demanded Kennedy release tax returns in a previous race. He also required his VP candidates to release to him multiple years of tax returns. However, what Romney thinks other people should do apparently doesn't apply to him. That I find kind of odd.

At this point, his releasing his tax returns won't change my mind about voting for him but it would comfort me if he became president. I also think independents might actually care, because it is indicative of the kind of transparency Romney might provide the American public.

The narrative would change to, what is he still hiding since it took him so long to release them. Nevermind what's important.

For some, but not for most. I think if he released them the VAST majority of people would just say, "oh, okay, he's just so filthy rich he thought we might find that offensive or something, whatever." It'd go away completely - assuming he didn't just release 3 lines of them or something.

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http://washingtonexaminer.com/new-obama-panic-romney-crowd-sizes/article/2504781#.UCmyWaM_Kq8

"I love the smell of fear in the morning"

Hmmm. Can we be too far away from a major swing from Obama? As in Iran? Don't take all the Obama is far ahead in polls. Watch the money, watch Obama. Spending waaaay too much time in the "blue" states along with all the "swing" states. Watch the money.

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Of course, Ryan and the whole House passed it 2 weeks ago. Stupid or Lying? Which is it?

Eh? You mean the Agricultural Disaster Assistance act? That is NOT the 5 year Farm Bill that the senate passed with bipartisan support.

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How many of those $ that he'll never ever be able to use in his lifetime has he devoted to making more jobs for American workers? Thats what I'm concerned with as a voter. Has he been devoted (like others have been) to create more jobs to lift America with all of that which he has amassed? As a voter that is my biggest question. No you can't judge a guy by how much money they have stashed in tax shelters but you see a lot in a guys character when he has put up and shut up and invested in a better future for their country and community. There are people that are just as wealthy and are doing massive things to try and pull this country back together. There are very many people not as wealthy that have put a lot on the line to invest in Americans and American jobs. Is he one of those guys or something else? To whom much is given much is required. Stashing massive amounts offshore already doesn't look like team playing. Tax returns can be a window into that whole world.

I put all I had into a business and lost my shirt. There is a saying in business that goes " If you don't feed it, it will eat you!" Yes, I could have sat on that $ but I invested in the community and created more jobs as well as a quality product. I was also a recession casualty in very very very many ways. As a former small business owner who lost everything trying to create jobs I'm very sensitive to the subject of hoarding when you can be out there helping and creating for you AND many many others. I was raised that way.

Its the cultural issue of our time. "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." There are people who have done a lot on paper for their country. The question is, who is he?

Awesome post. I agree with everything you say.

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