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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:43 AM

Romney Suggests Releasing Additional Tax Returns Could Be Politically Damaging

Romney Suggests Releasing Additional Tax Returns Could Be Politically Damaging

By Igor Volsky

Mitt Romney appeared on Fox & Friends Monday morning to respond to the growing number of conservatives who are calling on the former Massachusetts governor to release more of his tax returns.

At least eight Republicans have urged Romney to publicize the records and put the issue behind him, but the candidate is sticking to his guns. The public will see just two years of returns and no more, Romney said, before appearing to admit that the records may contain something politically damaging:

ROMNEY: The Obama people keep on wanting more and more and more. More things to pick through, more things for their opposition research to try make a mountain out of and to distort and to be dishonest about. We’re going to put out two years of tax returns.

Watch it:

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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/07/16/519241/romney-suggests-releasing-additional-tax-returns-could-be-politically-damaging/


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Reply Romney Suggests Releasing Additional Tax Returns Could Be Politically Damaging (Original post)
ProSense Jul 2012 OP
WI_DEM Jul 2012 #1
warrior1 Jul 2012 #2
BumRushDaShow Jul 2012 #3
malaise Jul 2012 #4
nc4bo Jul 2012 #5
malaise Jul 2012 #6
corkhead Jul 2012 #8
malaise Jul 2012 #9
reformist2 Jul 2012 #7
MADem Jul 2012 #10
justabob Jul 2012 #12
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2012 #13
Avalux Jul 2012 #11
SunsetDreams Jul 2012 #14
ProSense Jul 2012 #15

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:44 AM

1. the more Romney talks the deeper the hole he digs.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:45 AM

2. #whatismitthiding

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:46 AM

3. Oh boy

they are going to haul him off the stage and get that VP pick out here quick.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:47 AM

4. Translation - my tax returns are toxic

ROMNEY: The Obama people keep on wanting more and more and more. More things to pick through, more things for their opposition research to try make a mountain out of and to distort and to be dishonest about. We’re going to put out two years of tax returns.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:50 AM

5. That faucet needs more than a washer..

Lawd this is delish.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:51 AM

6. Hahahahahaha

I'm lovin' it

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:12 AM

8. What's in them must be worse than what our imaginations can conjure

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Response to corkhead (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:14 AM

9. Yep

Looks that way

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:51 AM

7. The crazy thing is he's been running for 5 years...his tax returns ought to be squeaky clean!


Just goes to show, he loves making money more than becoming president.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:14 AM

10. WhoopWhoopWhoopWHOOOP--there it is! Greed over common sense! nt

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:18 AM

12. really!

I was just thinking about that... This guy has known he was going to run for public office and HAS been running or in office for the last effing DECADE, twice for president. Why is his paperwork STILL such a mess? He had to know it was going to come up sometime.

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Response to justabob (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:26 AM

13. My guess is he did some really sneaky stuff just after he failed in 2008

Given he wasn't that successful in the primary that year, maybe his initial reaction had been "I'll never win the nomination - why bother running again? I'll just get as much money as I can by moving it to <insert tax havens here>". And then he looked at the likely 2012 runners, and thought "the only ones saying they might run are a bunch of loons - I'll run after all". It took him until 2010 to make his return look half-decent, so that's as far back as he thinks he can go now.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:17 AM

11. Hey Asshole - if you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem???

Actually, not releasing them is only choice he has, since those returns will sink him.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:42 AM

14. That's an understatement

if it wasn't politically damaging, he would release them.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:59 PM

15. Stating the obvious. n/t

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