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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:10 AM

Romney Paid 13.9% ("Romney advisers stressed that the holdings in the Caymans")

Romney Paid 13.9%

Josh Marshall

We’ve got the first report about Romney’s 2010 taxes. His effective tax rate was 13.9%, just below the 15% he estimated last week. Here are the initial details.

Key passage from Reuters story …

Romney advisers stressed that the holdings in the Caymans — along with those in a Swiss bank account that was closed in 2010 after an investment adviser decided it could be politically embarrassing to Romney — were reported on tax returns and were not vehicles to avoid taxes.

My quick take on this is that there’s a lot here that’s fairly damaging for Romney in political terms, largely for the reasons I set forth earlier in this post. Beyond that there’s a lesson about the consequences of losing control of events. For a man running for president in 2012 it’s damaging stuff. But now everything in these documents comes with a preface that reads “We really wanted to keep this secret. But that didn’t work out.”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/01/romney_paid_139.php?ref=fpblg

Time for Romney to release the returns going back at least eight years.

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Reply Romney Paid 13.9% ("Romney advisers stressed that the holdings in the Caymans") (Original post)
ProSense Jan 2012 OP
Scuba Jan 2012 #1
denverbill Jan 2012 #2
tallahasseedem Jan 2012 #9
The Genealogist Jan 2012 #11
uponit7771 Jan 2012 #3
Scuba Jan 2012 #4
dynasaw Jan 2012 #5
closeupready Jan 2012 #6
intheozone Jan 2012 #7
ProSense Jan 2012 #8
Scurrilous Jan 2012 #10

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:14 AM

1. I want to see 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08 and '09 too.

Twelve years, like Daddy.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:30 AM

2. No shit. Considering he closed his Swiss bank account that year.

Did he report that income in previous years?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:01 PM

9. Same here...

I am definitely not satisfied with two. I want to see it during his time at Bain as well.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:20 PM

11. I want to see this too

I am not holding my breath. Look what it took to get just these 2. Pressure needs to be kept up on Romney to release his returns back to 2000.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:32 AM

3. Romney STILL got rich while companies Bain ran failed. That's what's REALLY hurtful about Romney

...and what we're going through right now.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:48 AM

4. He took profits by bleeding the pension funds, then sticking the taxpayer with making it up.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:25 AM

5. What he learned to do

in business school no doubt. What I've hated about MBA programs have done in the last decade.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:32 AM

6. Sorry, but if it looks, walks and quacks like a duck, it's a duck.

You don't have Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island accounts for anything other than to avoid keeping assets where tax authorities can get their hands on it.

He's a freeloader.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:05 AM

7. Hey media guys, please ask Romney if he and wife

participated in either of the IRS's recent Voluntary Offshore Disclosure programs. If they did, they would have had to amend years 2003 through 2009 to reflect the income from any foreign accounts that was unreported on the original returns. The advisers say the accounts were reported on tax returns, does that mean the original returns or amended returns?????

Inquirying minds want to know!

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Response to intheozone (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:59 AM

8. How

will the media treat Mitt? They should be demanding the release of his previous tax returns.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:17 PM

10. K & R

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