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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:37 PM

Sen. Harry Reid Has No Intention Of Backing Down On Romney Tax Accusations

Sen. Harry Reid Has No Intention Of Backing Down On Romney Tax Accusations

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by Josh Feldman |

On the floor of the Senate earlier today, Harry Reid continued to criticize Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over continuing to withhold his tax returns, and remarked that “the word’s out” about Romney not paying any taxes for ten years, without mentioning the fact that it was Reid himself who spread that word in the first place.

Reid first scolded his Republican colleagues for making the defeat of President Obama a top priority in the coming months, before going after the tax plan touted by Romney that the Tax Policy Center said yesterday would put higher tax burdens on lower- and middle-class Americans. Reid pointed out that Romney’s campaign had previously touted the Tax Policy Center as a nonpartisan group before dismissing it as partisan. Reid called Romney’s tax plan “a massive handout to the top one percent.”

Reid then turned to the issue of Romeny’s tax returns, arguing that if a candidate for cabinet secretary was before Congress, their tax returns would need to be thoroughly inspected, and repeating his claim about Romney not paying taxes for a decade.

“The word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for ten years. Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.”


Even after the barrage of criticism Reid received yesterday for his claim and lack of factual information to back up the claim, Reid gave no sign that he was going to retract his remarks or apologize for them.

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http://www.mediaite.com/tv/sen-harry-reid-has-no-intention-of-backing-down-on-romney-tax-accusations/

Maybe ABC News can revisit the issue:

Romney Keeps ABC Waiting For Promised Tax Information

Benjy Sarlin

Despite telling ABC News over the weekend he’d be “happy” to hand over more information on his past tax returns, Mitt Romney has yet to follow up on their request.

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But ABC says Romney officials have not gotten back to them on whether Romney ever paid a lower tax rate than 13.9% despite their repeated queries. Instead, they received a rehash of Romney’s already disclosed taxes and charitable donations from 2010, suggesting that Romney may have overpromised in his interview what his campaign was willing to reveal.

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The Obama campaign accused Romney of “breaking his promise” by not disclosing more details about his tax rate.

“It’s not surprising that Mitt Romney - the most secretive nominee in recent history - is once again siding against transparency and breaking his promise to ‘go back and look’ at additional tax returns to see if he ever paid less than his 2010 rate of 13.9%,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith said in a statement. “His refusal to do so raises serious questions about just how much he has paid in taxes and whether he has resorted to tax loopholes and dodges to avoid paying his fair share. He can put these questions to rest by following decades of precedent by releasing additional years worth of returns and providing the full account of the income tax rates he paid, as he promised he would just days ago.”

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/romney-keeps-abc-waiting-for-promised-tax-information.php


Former Bush Sr. official calls on Romney to release his tax returns.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021048922

Here's why Romney will NEVER release his tax forms, and why we need to keep hounding him
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021035433

OOPS! Mitt's 2010 Tax Returns NOT Fully Disclosed
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002969609



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:05 PM

1. i have to say it

I am proud of Harry Reid... let's keep harping this and banging the gong. Regardless of what other 'news' the MSM tries to stir up, THIS is the big deal of the election. HOW can anyone apply for the job of president if they can't be open and transparent?

so many jobs that we 'commoners' apply for ask for all kinds of background info. Why is it okay for a corporation to run a credit check on me (even if the job has NOTHING to do with handling money ...) but Rmoney thinks he can apply for the highest job in the country and not be asked the same?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:47 PM

2. How can anyone

want to run this country but have no desire to invest his money in this coutry. think about it sheltering money in other countries is keeping it from circulating through the American system
it is another way He steals from us. It's another sign IMO that shows his only interest in being President is so the WE the people he robs daily will have to pay for him for the rest of his life. Remember if he wins and only serves one term. we will have to pay the ridiculously wealthy man 400k a year for the rest of his life.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:46 PM

3. KRNT

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