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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:31 AM

Why is Mitt Romney Hiding the Rest of His Tax Returns?

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Reply Why is Mitt Romney Hiding the Rest of His Tax Returns? (Original post)
Skinner Jul 2012 OP
railsback Jul 2012 #1
flamingdem Jul 2012 #2
Voice for Peace Jul 2012 #3
emulatorloo Jul 2012 #9
Voice for Peace Jul 2012 #10
progressoid Jul 2012 #4
CanonRay Jul 2012 #5
flamingdem Jul 2012 #6
Jessy169 Jul 2012 #17
Coyotl Jul 2012 #7
mchill Jul 2012 #11
randr Jul 2012 #8
CanonRay Jul 2012 #12
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #13
Quantess Jul 2012 #14
UnrepentantLiberal Jul 2012 #15
Smilo Jul 2012 #16
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 #18
chknltl Jul 2012 #19
PDJane Jul 2012 #20
Douglas Carpenter Jul 2012 #21
Warren DeMontague Jul 2012 #22

Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:42 AM

1. As someone pointed out here yesterday

 

the odds are that Romney took advantage of the IRS's amnesty for tax cheats.

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Response to railsback (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:59 AM

2. Someone must be onto this bit of info

The question is how it will come to light.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:06 PM

3. the plot keeps thickening..

 

it does seem that the Obama team is very confident about this.
I don't think they'd be so dumb as to set themselves up to
look like idiots if it turns out there's nothing significant there.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:12 PM

9. Agreed. They have something on him

Maybe from the McCain campaign, who had 20 years of Mitt's tax returns.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:56 PM

10. it's possible there's only ample evidence of how ridiculously wealthy he is

 

which is damaging in itself I think. More would be better of course.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:06 PM

4. Keep hammering him on this.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:20 PM

5. 'Cause they're really, really f'ing bad.

He's screwed if he releases them....I think he'd rather give up the nomination.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:38 PM

6. Protesters could tail him around asking for the returns

dressed like IRS agents!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:10 PM

17. That would be an awesome sight to behold!

I'm buying my IRS Agent costume now.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:54 PM

7. Maybe he hasn't been giving the church their full ten percent tithes

 

Oh crap, there goes the Mormon vote

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:25 PM

11. Actually

When he has his annual interview by the Stake President and Bishop, one of the 10 questions they will ask him is if he has fully tithed. I think it is considered to be 10%. If he passes all 10 questions, he get's his Temple Card. Without it, he cannot enter the Temple. The reality of it is, Romney is equally hiding his money from his church as he is the IRS. While he's probably a devout LDS, I doubt he likes parting with 10% of his income annually.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:10 PM

8. Failure to disclose

is all the public needs to know he is hiding something.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:27 PM

12. Did he get amnesty for his Swiss bank account?

As I recall, that was a couple of years ago that IRS was giving amnesty if you revealed your Swiss account. That would explain his only going back a year. Hmmmmmmm...

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:38 PM

13. I think the answer to the question is rather obvious.

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 05:15 PM

14. Thanks for posting, Skinner.

K & R

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:32 PM

15. Is he required to disclose this

 

or does it just look bad?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:09 PM

16. On the radio today

Nicole Sandler standing in for Randi Rhodes had a brilliant guest on - Brad Friedman - who writes - http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9397

Here is a snippet..........

To date, there has been no legitimate explanation for Mitt Romney having cast a vote in the January 2010 Special Election for the U.S. Senate between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley. At the time of his vote (which he has admitted doing) he owned no house in MA, and yet he was registered to vote from the address of his son's unfinished basement in Belmont, MA.

................... snip...............

The state's requirements for residency for the purposes of voting are quite clear in MA. Ones residence must be "where a person dwells and which is the center of his domestic, social, and civil life," according to state law. Yet, the evidence demonstrating that Romney ran afoul of those requirements in order to vote in that election are similarly clear, at least as fairly meticulously compiled by a former Republican Presidential candidate last year.

Romney's 2010 state tax return, which he still refuses to release, even though he finally released his federal return from that same year, likely shows that he did not pay state income tax in MA, but rather declared himself to be a NH resident for its more friendly tax purposes.

Such a declaration, if revealed via his 2010 state tax return, would underscore the apparent fact that Mitt Romney himself is actually a voter fraud felon.

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Response to Smilo (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 02:10 AM

18. Fascinating information!

Deserves it own post! And hopefully will soon be front page news everywhere...

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Response to Smilo (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 11:19 AM

19. THIS may indeed answer Skinner's question!

I too listened to that show. Heard same info earlier from Brad Friedman when he guest hosted for Mike Malloy a week or so ago.

This revelation is significant on another level as well: 'VOTER FRAUD'. The GOP is doing real ELECTION FRAUD and VOTER PURGING tactics under the guise of preventing voter fraud. The very last thing they want brought to full public awareness are these tactics. If it comes to light that Mitt committed actual voter fraud himself, these anti democracy tactics should get the public airing that we in the DU have sooooo longed for!

Furthermore this could have a significant impact on Holder's current efforts against these GOP tactics as well!

This needs to be a topic of discussion here in the DU.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:16 PM

20. Apparently, Romney's personal lawyer is handling his blind trust.

That means it's not a blind trust under the rules, because there is no firewall. Crooks and Liars has a full explanation here:
http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/mitt-romneys-ethics-problem-blind-trust-edi

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 02:41 PM

21. May I suggest EVERYONE post this EVERYWHERE and send it to EVERYONE!! NOW!!!!!

This is a message along with the Bain Capital message that must be saturated everywhere nonstop!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 04:31 AM

22. I think this could go very, very, very badly for Team Mitt.

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