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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:37 PM

Mitt Romney's Refusal to Release More Tax Returns

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Reply Mitt Romney's Refusal to Release More Tax Returns (Original post)
Dalai_1 Jul 2012 OP
malaise Jul 2012 #1
Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #15
rufus dog Jul 2012 #2
panader0 Jul 2012 #8
rufus dog Jul 2012 #11
panader0 Jul 2012 #12
rufus dog Jul 2012 #17
Deepunder Jul 2012 #3
tkmorris Jul 2012 #10
MADem Jul 2012 #13
longship Jul 2012 #14
Spazito Jul 2012 #16
Jessy169 Jul 2012 #19
handmade34 Jul 2012 #22
handmade34 Jul 2012 #20
GopperStopper2680 Jul 2012 #4
aint_no_life_nowhere Jul 2012 #5
turtlerescue1 Jul 2012 #21
babsbunny Jul 2012 #6
DevonRex Jul 2012 #7
11 Bravo Jul 2012 #9
uponit7771 Jul 2012 #18
moondust Jul 2012 #23

Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:38 PM

1. Because

He's hiding lots of stuff.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:47 PM

15. Show me a man who is hiding something

and I will show you a man with something to hide.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:39 PM

2. Who writes this guys stuff?

It is like we have Bill Murray as VP.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:57 PM

8. Whaddya mean? You think Biden's a clown? You don't want to see Rmoney's returns?

What?

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Response to panader0 (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:17 PM

11. That was a classic comedic slam

The line could have easily been delivered by Murray and it was a complement to Biden.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:27 PM

12. Sorry, I guess I'm getting old.

I think Biden has been great of late. Even his foibles are genuine.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:26 PM

17. Lawrence O'Donnell used the line as his 'line of the day'

I agree it was classic.

And yes you are getting old.

Dude, my knees hurt so damn much last week I had to go online to determine what was wrong with me, turns out, I am getting old.

I did learn about RICE.

Rest
Ice
Compress
Elevate

In my implementation world it means Reports, Interfaces, Customizations, Extensions.

Guess which one will be used by me more often over the next 10 years.



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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:41 PM

3. Offshore Tax Haven

I have a question based on an article in the Los Angeles Times dated December 19th 2007. “Romney utilized offshore tax havens to help investors”.

It was reported that “While in private business, Mitt Romney used shell companies in two offshore tax havens to help eligible investors avoid paying US taxes, federal and state records show.”

Could it be possible some of Mitt Romney’s biggest donors might be some of those same people he helped avoid paying their US taxes.

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Response to Deepunder (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:09 PM

10. Not only possible, it's a virtual certainty

After all, if you are trying to raise serious funds, who do you call? I'd start with people that I KNOW have lots of money, and especially ones that owe me a favor or two.

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Response to Deepunder (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:32 PM

13. Welcome to DU, and By George I think he's got it! That is very likely. nt

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Response to Deepunder (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 08:45 PM

14. Welcome to DU! Promising 1st post

But I don't have an answer. Some smarter DUer will be with you in a moment... Er, I hope they will.

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Response to Deepunder (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:01 PM

16. One of those shell companies may well have been the one in Bermuda...

Sankaty High Yield Asset Investors, Ltd. One of the programs on MSNBC this afternoon pointed out that on Ann Romney's disclosure (remember, Mitt transferred HIS shares to her ONE day before his swearing in as Governor hence it would be her responsibility to report), this company was valued at only $10,000.00 and a guest pointed out it could be being used as a 'flow-through' account which, to me, is very much a shell company. Many millions could flow through it and the value, for reporting purposes, could be stated as being worth $10,000.00. It was an eye-opening discussion. I think it may have been on Hardball but am not totally sure.

Welcome to DU and thanks for bringing this aspect to our attention, it is a very interesting one.

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Response to Deepunder (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:39 PM

19. Like a good novel

I'm getting the same giddy feeling of excitement in watching this Romney offshore/tax thing unfold as I get when reading a good novel. I don't know why. It feels like I've just finished reading the first chapter of a really good mystery, and I can't wait to see how the story unfolds. And like any good book, you know the best part is still ahead. It certainly feels like there is a great, epic story waiting to be told here. I hope that I'm not disappointed...

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 01:06 AM

22. not me

I see Romney being forced out because of this and it not being a good thing for us

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Response to Deepunder (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:18 AM

20. thanks for bringing attn

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. DU Rec N/T

 

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:47 PM

5. It all got swallowed up in the Bermuda tringle

Romney's tax records, his Bain records, the list of his campaign bundlers, info about his offshore accounts.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:39 AM

21. ya know I bet that's what we end up being told to believe.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:52 PM

6. lame

as usual.............

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Response to babsbunny (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:54 PM

7. WTF?

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Response to babsbunny (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:58 PM

9. Romney or Joe? Care to clarify?

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Response to babsbunny (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:27 PM

18. hit and run

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 01:50 AM

23. Even if taxes are not an issue...

if the money had been in a U.S. bank instead wouldn't it have more likely been used to fund home loans and car loans and small business loans and other things FOR AMERICANS? I don't know what happens to money in international institutions but it would seem to follow that it gets "deployed" on an international basis, potentially helping anybody or anything that offers the highest return. Iran? Drug cartels? Is that patriotic? Does somebody like that belong in the White House?

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