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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Romney Releases 2011 Tax Return, Raises New Questions

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann released their 2011 tax return online this afternoon, along with a summary of tax rates from their returns of 1990 to 2009.

In 2011, the Romneys paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in income, which was mainly derived from investments. That makes their effective tax rate 14.1% for 2011.

They donated $4,020,772 to charity, claiming a deduction of $2.25 million. Interestingly, the Romneys’ trustee R. Bradford Malt wrote on campaign’s website:

The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year. The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor’s statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.

In other words, the Romneys paid extra to intentionally inflate their tax rate from about 12 percent to 14 percent. This is an odd decision, considering that Romney said in July that “frankly if I had paid more [taxes] than are legally due I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president. I’d think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires.”

The letter summarizing the Romneys’ tax rates claims that the Romneys owed some amount in taxes in each year of the 20-year period, that their average annual effective federal tax rate in those 20 years was 20.20%, that the lowest annual effective federal personal tax rate was 13.66%, and that the Romneys paid 100 percent of the taxes they owed.

This does counter Senator Harry Reid’s accusation that Romney paid no taxes at all in some years, but it leaves several other unanswered questions. For example, by releasing averages of the data, Romney left open the possibility that he paid his lowest rates in the years where he made the most income, and vice versa. Having released a summary instead of releasing the tax returns themselves, Romney still lags behind the precedent set by every presidential candidate over the past 30 years aside from Senator John McCain.

The timing of the release suggests that the Romney campaign recognizes its vulnerability on the tax return issue. Traditionally, campaigns release damaging information on Friday afternoons in an effort to minimize the attention paid to it. That strategy didn’t appear to work for Romney; at 3pm, when the returns were released, the disclosure page of Romney’s website almost immediately crashed due to the amount of traffic flowing to the site.

It’s also worth noting that Romney chose to release his return at the end of the most difficult week of his entire campaign, which included the release of a secret videotape showing Romney denigrating 47 percent of the country, reports of infighting in his campaign, and Paul Ryan getting booed at a speech to the AARP. Romney may as well add in his tax return; after all, his week could hardly get any worse.

  • Are we supposed to be impressed by the fact that Mitt filed his 2011 income tax 3 weeks before the filing extension deadline: October 15, 2012? I am especially impressed by the fact that a multi-millionaire paid 14.1% of his income in taxes, pretty much the same rate this middle class retiree who can not afford to replace his 9 year old car paid! Regarding his charitable contributions, don’t forget that Mormons are expected to give their Church 10% in tithings…
    What happened to the rest of his tax returns? Are they being ammended?

    • Taxes Are Due In April It Took 5 Months To Cook The Books LOL!!! We Want To See Those Back Taxes You Know The Ones Where You Have Been Selling Out America For What Money You Can Get Also The Ones That Show Your Ties With Monsanto You Know Monsanto The Corporation That’s Putting The Poison In Our Food All Over The World!!!

      • Your name is ‘Fern’; therefore, your point is moot.

        • You My Ass Kissing Thug Only Got 45 Likes After Trolling Your Crap On 10 Different Pages You Need To Shut The Hell Up Also Nobody Seems To Like You Or The Other Fool I Just Ripped!!!LOL Tea Bagging Trolls!!!LOL

        • johninPCFL

          Wow, this from the “king of the wicker people”?

      • montanabill

        Your comment shows you have no clue about what it takes to do taxes when you have a large and varied income. Somehow, I doubt you’ll ever find out.

        • You Again Back Kissing Rich People Asses I See!! LOL After 1104 Comments And Only 473 Likes ROTF!! That’s Not Even 1/2 Like For A Comment You Gave You My Thug Is Clueless And Nobody Like What You Are Saying So You Need To Shut Your Dumb Ass Up!!! You Are Only Making Yourself Look Bad LOL And You Been Trolling Your Crap On 5 Different Pages LOL

          • montanabill

            Just a little wealth envy there, Fern. Very unbecoming.

        • seagazer101

          You mean he can’t afford a CPA to do his taxes?

          • montanabill

            Yeah, I can afford a CPA too, but guess what, my 2011 taxes still aren’t done. Wise up.

          • WhutHeSaid

            That’s only because the CPA fees caused you to have a violent sphincter spasm that sent you to the ER with ruptured hemorrhoids. I hope that you end up in the same place where Fern works some day — that would be poetic justice!

      • Gammaanya

        Fern – Corp. taxes must be done by March 15, Personal April 15 with extention, Corp. due Sept.15 (last chance no more ext.) personal due Oct.15th. Remember them more you deduct the less is your income and it’s lower tax rate. When you manipulate donations etc. and do amendments later you will get MORE money back. Most large Corp. do that.
        YES his Accountants COOKED the books.

    • BDD1951

      Me either and mine is 7 years old. I understand that if he had claimed all his charitable donations that he would have only paid 9%.

    • montanabill

      You are supposed to be impressed that a single individual was skillful and successful enough to be able to pay taxes equal to the combined taxes of about 138 middle class ($58,000/yr) taxpayers.

      • WhutHeSaid

        While raking in the income of 225 of those same taxpayers. So by my calculations he managed to cheat the rest of us out of 87 taxpayers worth of money (over $5 million) that could have been applied towards something more important than dancing horsies.

        Perhaps the fact that he can cheat the system so badly is what REALLY impresses you.

        • lindablue

          Two thumbs up!!!

        • montanabill

          So he is 225 times as smart as you. Did he really cheat by donating to charity or are you upset he just didn’t give that money to government? If it ever finally dawns on you that those ‘dancing horses’ actually support a lot of people, let me know.

          Now tell me how he ‘cheated’.

          • WhutHeSaid

            Really, I’m surprised to find you still here in North America. The last time we talked, successful businesses sprouted like weeds everywhere that you walked with nary a need for infrastructure, labor, or the safety & stability afforded by an orderly society, yet you STILL complained about paying your share! I hoped that you would wise up and move to Antarctica, where there are no hungry babies, poor people, or other pesky little annoyances to interrupt your lust for money. Or was that all another of your fanciful lies fashioned for the specific purpose of ‘scrooging’ another few pennies out of the society that allows even gluttonous dummies such as yourself to be successful boors?

            I trust you’ve counted all of your shiny pennies again, so now you are feeling positively full of yourself once more. But have a care, because oiling your body and rolling around in your pennies can lead to unfortunate accidents if you aren’t careful.

            Yes, I’ve heard you flap out lie after ridiculous lie from your mealy mouth as if somehow this will validate your unusually warm feeling towards all things greedy. Perhaps this is your only joy in life, counterbalancing the humiliation of living with the over-sized hemorrhoids caused by your violent sphincter spasms whenever a bill arrives in the mail.

            Yet even a boor such as yourself cannot escape the simple math involved. If we had 225 middle class Americans paying their taxes rather than 1 Mitt Romney doing everything in his power to avoid them (including spouting ridiculous self-serving whoppers just like you), we would be ahead that much more as a society. Perhaps to charlatans (such as yourself) who pretend to be wealthier than they really are (again, such as yourself) this is just par for the course in their quest to find self worth.

            It’s interesting to note the difference between your fawning reverence for Mitt Romney and your jealous rage of Warren Buffett — how do you reconcile this fact? Buffett makes Romney look like a rounding error, yet you react to his name is if one had taken a wire brush to your burning bung-hole — why is that?

            I think the real truth is that you a greedy little wannabe that cheated somebody out of their inheritance and/or hard work, and now must endlessly attempt to justify his ill-gotten wealth (small as it is) in order to gain some measure of relief. I know that your claims of being ‘self made’ are a lie. I know your ridiculous whoppers about how you can sprout ‘endless oceans’ of successful businesses out of thin air are as false as your claims that you pay your employees a ‘good wage’. I doubt that you have any employees, or at least very many, and I’m certain that they have a different story.

          • montanabill

            It would be even better if we had 225 more people paying $2 million a year in taxes. Hey! Guess what? Even in this economy there will be more than that by the end of the year! I doubt one of those will be you.

            Have any idea where these 225 middle class Americans are going to come from or how they will be created?

            Why do think I don’t like Warren Buffett? All I have done is pointed out that he is playing Obama like a fiddle.

            By the way, just because you don’t want something to be true and hope it isn’t true, doesn’t, in any way, mean it isn’t true. But it keeps me grinning.

          • WhutHeSaid

            I rather doubt that much gets you grinning other than cheating somebody or a sudden attack of gas. It’s clear that you are quite insecure with your financial situation since you must repeatedly go to great lengths to exaggerate your wealth, and attempt to belittle others by insinuating that you are more successful. Guess what? Some of us are already comfortable enough to get a chuckle out of your sophomoric digs.

            I never said that you didn’t ‘like’ Warren Buffett. What I said was that the mere mention of his name sends you into fits of jealous rage. Perhaps he just isn’t as successful at cheating as you would like. I’m sure that you would dearly love to be in his shoes, but sadly you would be in far over your head — so it’s really just as well.

            You don’t fool me — not even a little. It’s clear that you aren’t half as successful as you wish that you were, and that whatever wealth you actually do have is certainly not due to anything useful that you’ve contributed to society. I’m sure that your little pot of pennies came more from cheating people who trusted you than anything else. People like you are a dime a dozen, and I’m afraid that you would never qualify to work for me anyway — sorry.

            You just keep right on posting your whoppers. Your hero Multiple Mitt has already lost this election, so you will have to deal with another 4 years of a black man in the White House — isn’t this your real beef? Of course it is, don’t bother to lie about it.

            I’ll still be here to call you out whenever you flap out another of your ridiculous whoppers about being ‘self-made’, when it’s obvious that you are just another sad little skinflint whose only joy in life is whining in public and pretending that you are something you really aren’t.

          • montanabill

            One thing I don’t have to do is try to fool you. You do a handsome job of it all on your own.

          • lindablue

            Yes please do solve the how to stamp out the poorest among us since they have been around since the beginning of time. Why is it alright in your mind that the rich has a different tax standard than you do?

          • lindablue you are all “RIGHT” in all you have said.

          • montanabill

            Any time you or I make our money the same way he does, you will be subject to exactly the same tax laws. In fact, if you have any savings investments now earning dividends, it is being taxed the same way his is. If his money was earned income instead of investment income, he would be paying somewhere around 33% depending any any deductions earned from charitable donations.
            That is the law. The Democrats have had far more time controlling Congress than the Republicans, so maybe you are venting at the wrong person.

          • lindablue

            Wearing our suits and signing paperwork to send our money and jobs off shore. No thanks I’m more American than that. What he has cost America we will never get back.

          • montanabill

            You are relying on propaganda for your ‘facts’. Just curious. Can you tell me specifically what the President has done to bring back the economy? He talks about another ‘jobs bill’, but since it is just another stimulus with borrowed money, how would that create a single long term job?

          • lindablue

            I have named how many jobs the President has created in other post read them. Construction jobs which all economist said would create over a million jobs and help local economies. Still waiting to hear how many jobs the Republican do nothing congress has created?

          • montanabill

            I’ll point out it was not ‘all economists’. How about we just do the math? The President said he has created 4.5 million jobs. I think its a bogus number, but we will use it. He spent $800 billion creating them. That’s $177,778 per job. There are still 23 million unemployed. So, he needs only $4,088,888, 888,889 more.
            Unfortunately, I don’t think he created any businesses, so it seems pretty certain his ‘created’ jobs were short term and most of them have probably disappeared by now.

            The Republican plan is to encourage businesses. We know businesses have a lot of money stockpiled waiting for Mr. ‘You Didn’t Pay Your Fair Share’ to go away. Even though times are tough for the majority of us, it has resulted in people lowering their accumulated debt and there is a building backlog of things people would like to replace when times get better. As soon as some confidence can return to business that it will not be attacked for success, they will use their stockpiles to start expanding to produce the goods and services for the pent-up demand. That will result in long term jobs being created, a return of the middle class and increased revenues for government. Sure, some jobs may be created overseas, but it will also create jobs here to produce the stuff people overseas want from us.

            There is a coming drawback. This country is deeply in debt, to put it mildly. Our entitlement programs are nearing a cliff. We are printing money that, sooner or later, will result in a much more rapid pace of inflation. China’s economy is slowing so instead of lending more to us, they will be looking for us to start paying them back. It is the brewing of a perfect storm. If our economy doesn’t start reviving pretty darn quick, we are in for some pretty hard times.

            I know a lot of this is counter to your beliefs, but put those aside for a minute and really look at what is happening. Try not to be a Democrat or a Republican, but simply someone who looks at the world as it is without the spin. That storm is definitely on the horizon. Which party has the best chance get the economy moving quickly enough to, hopefully, head it off? If you think the President can change his stripes quickly enough (he’s not Bill Clinton), then vote for him and a Democrat slate. If you think they will keep on doing what they are doing with the same results, and you think it is worth a chance to try to head off certain disaster, then vote Republican. We are not in the same situation as we were in the last two years of the Bush administration, so ignore the ‘return to the policies that got us here’ rhetoric. That is just so much campaign bull.

          • lindablue

            They encourage business? Where are the jobs then?

          • montanabill

            Ask me again after Romney is elected if you still are wondering. If Obama is re-elected, you can continue to ask him.

          • lindablue

            Ask the Republican Congress who ran on jobs where are the jobs?

          • montanabill

            On Harry Reid’s desk.

          • lindablue

            How many jobs have the Republicans created in the last two years since they ran on a jobs platform? Zero!!! How’s those postal naming bills putting people back to work? All they have done for two years is make busy work for themselves. Do nothing Republican Congress at least nothing for the country.

          • lindablue

            No just top leading independent economists.

          • montanabill

            Whose names are?

          • lindablue

            Yeah those dancing horses support a few unpaid barn cleaners.

          • montanabill

            Don’t know much about horses do you? Maybe some young girls will volunteer to clean stalls in exchange for board, but most stall hands and grooms like to get paid. As do the vets, the ferriers, the trainers, the boarding facility, feed stores and assorted massage therapists (yes, horses do get massages), horse dentists and tack providers. It is a pretty expensive sport that employes a lot of people.

          • lindablue

            Minimum wage with no medical benefits just what we all strive for. Vets and feed store owner just hanging on.

          • montanabill

            We haven’t lost any feed stores in our area. The vet population is down because fewer people can afford horses. The ones left do much better than minimum wage.
            Everyone and virtually every industry is being hurt by this economy. It is time for the amateur in the White House to say, ‘thanks for memory’, and let a professional have the job.

          • lindablue

            Its time for the amateurs on the sidelines to start doing their job and stop obstructing moving this economy forward. I think that would be your side. Remember t he 2010 wave of Republicans that ran on jobs? Where are they?

          • montanabill

            Harry Reid has them bottled up.

  • “In other words, the Romneys paid extra to intentionally inflate their tax rate from about 12 percent to 14 percent.”

    I’m sorry. He manipulated charitable contributions to make himself look better? I am not impressed…. I’m disgusted.

    • IF I were to donate less in order to pay more in taxes it would only mean that I am willing to pay more to support my government. IF I contributed more to a non profit instead to lower my taxes that would mean nothing except it shows my willingness to be helpful.

      I can totally relate to Romney and his purpose of making contributions as in my world, there are deductions. Those deductions are there to lower my federal taxes. It comes with owning a business. Until you actually do so there is not way you could possibly understand.

      • We’re Not The Dumb Ones Johnny Quote Rick Santorum ” We Can Never Get The Smart People On Our Side” Unquote!!! WE Are WIDE AWAKE!!!! And We Are Smart Enough Not To Fall For ROMNEY BULLSHIT!!!

        • callixte

          I totally agree with you and I wiss all Americans will fallow.

        • You proved his point Fern . You arent smart enough

          • Ok so Romney released his taxes will Obama now release his real birth certificate , his passports , visa’s , his foreign student loans that ONLY FORIEGNERS can qualify for , his school records , the fast and furious docs. Im less concerned with what romnay dod with his own money then what Obama has done with ours . Also , what is Obama hiding and will he now do what raomney did and release all of that if he doesnt have anything to hide . But we know he does otherwise those records wouldnt be sealed .

          • Looks Like You The Dumb One You Are Repling To Your Self TROLL ROTF!! You Are One Big IDIOT I Give You That My Thug!!LOL You Still Way Behind After Troll With Your Crap 365 Comments You Only Got 276 Likes You Still Is A Fool Michael Go Play In Traffic!! LOL Like A Good Little Puppy Troll!!!

          • Ferm do you really think that people of intelligence care about how many likes they get on a lib site ? You cant be that stup oh never mind you are…. who am I kidding

          • But You My Tea Bagging FAG Are Far From Being Intelligent You Vote For A Thug Who Been Destroying American People Lives For A Living!! You Just A Racist Low Life Ass Sucker Of The Rich Man With Your Broke Lying ASS

          • grammyjill

            all school records are sealed. and why should he release those things? no one else has. as for his birth cert. same thing. and his is online. stop being such a racist. I’m going with the guy that has an IQ if 147 not the guy that probably has an IQ of 60.

          • They Are Just STUPID And They Don’t Make No Sense What So Ever!! All These Trolls Are Some Broke Ass Wanna Be Romney Going To Use Them Like Door Mats!!!LOL

          • grammyjill

            They just don’t like it that a smart black man is in the white house.

          • That Too LOL

          • grammyjill

            Hey Fern, could I have your email address. I got something in an email that I think you would be very interested in. Thanks, Jill

          • Sorry Jill I Never Give Thing Like That Over The Internet To Smart For That One!!!

          • grammyjill

            do you think if I forwarded it through here you’ld get it? I’ll see if it will.

          • Okay!!

          • grammyjill

            Fern, I got this a couple days ago.
            Found this interesting, Children of congress members do not have to pay back their  college student loand. How nice! Monday on Fox news they learned that the staffers of congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans. This will get national attention if other news networks will broadcast it. When you add this to the below, just where will all of it stop? 35 states file lawsuit against the federal government.
            Governors of 35 states havefiled suit against the federal government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them.It only takes 38 of the 50 states to convene a Constitutioal Convention. This is an idea that we should address.
            For too long we have been too complacent about theworkings of congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the healthcare reform…in all it’s forms. Somehow, that doesn’t seem locical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop. If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States Of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around. PROPOSED 28th AMENDMENT to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators  and/or Representatives; and, congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.

          • wow I like that and you even cited FOX you are right the other networks need to pick up on that

          • grammyjill

            Wow, we agree on something! I forwarded it to one of the news shows to see if they will fact check and put it on. If one news shows put it on maybe the rest will pick it up.

          • lindablue

            Why do you think Republican Congress men and women hate Obama Care so much? Because they have to buy their plans on the same exchanges we do. We have always known congress put more burden on us than themselves. We should insist on them paying their own way like we do. They should only be able to put their retirement into a 401k while they are in office and must live off those earning only. They have done worse to us allow Private Equity Firms to buy into companies loading them down with debt and then legally being allowed to pull their funding out taking a profit off the top and destroying our pensions on their way out the door.

          • grammyjill

            I also sent this to Rachel Maddow. I figured it would get her fact checkers working and if it is all true as I expect it is, it’ll be on her show soon.

          • lindablue

            Good I hope you watch her show so she can teach you few things.

          • grammyjill

            watch her every night

          • lindablue

            She is probably one of the few news shows that actually do their homework. Uses facts instead of rhetoric.

          • grammyjill
          • lindablue

            Wasn’t all G.W. Bush’s record of his whole life sealed for the next 50 years. Google it.

          • seagazer101

            You birthers really enjoy showing off your ignorance. Let me give you a tiny lesson on citizenship: If ONE of your parents is American, YOU are American even if you were born in Outer Mongolia. So are you guys saying his mother was a foreigner? Better do some fact-checking, bud; you look SO stupid every time you say this!

          • seagazer101

            Why does this GD thing post every comment two or three times? Very annoying.

          • That’s one interpertation of the law . The other is that you have to be born here . Look It’s not a matter of being a birhter its a matter of what is he so despesrately trying to hide ? The birth certificate is a forgery the Conn Soc Sec # …come on even a rational Liberal whould have questions . In the old days the media would be falling over themselves to get that kind of scoop . Your media wont even look into it . None of you sheep find that strange ?..His mother was a Communist by the way

          • Michael Your Racist Ass Need To Shut The Fuck Up I’m Sick Of Your Bullshit!!

          • No, I took the word of the people in the Federal Government whose JOB is to check such things BEFORE a Candidate is allowed to run. Later I also took the word of the Hawaiian local Government who verified the birth certificate as official and real.

          • We Been Knowing The Man Was Born Here In The USA These Racist Thugs Know Too But They Just Can’t Seem Help Themselves From LYING!! Look At The Man They Backing For President That’s All He Do Is Lie And Flip Flop All Over The Place!! The Whole New Breed Of GOP Are Just Low Life LIARS!!

          • Sure that’s why it lists his dads race as African a term that was never used back then .It should have listed him as Negro . Lists Kenya as his country when Kenya didnt become the name for that country until 2 years later and the Name of the Hospital on it didnt even exist for years later when it was renamed . And you Liberals find nothing wrong with that and would rather not know . How convenient

          • lindablue

            Idiot he is African the same thing white people from Africa list themselves as African. Duh. Quit listening to thug Rush.

          • BDD1951

            Go do some Fact Checking. Not Faux news either. Google it. SS numbers are not on birth certificates. By the way it has been looked into so many times it is rediculous. The state of Hawaii says that he was definately born there. Do you think that the whole state of Hawaii is lying.

          • They Think Hawaii Is Kenya!!LOL

          • Yeah isnt Kenya the 58th state ?

          • Only In Your Tea Bagging Mind Bitch!!

          • Hawaii did not release that BC . who said anything about a SS # on a BC ? I stated , rather correctly , the one he uses is from a state he has never lived in . Are all you Liberals just as good as Obama at excuse making 101 ? I mean instead of wanting to know the truth you people , like brain dead sheep , would rather just make excuses then demand to know the truth

          • seagazer101

            That is just plain not true. As I said, you look stupid, and apparently you’re happy to show it off.

          • lindablue

            Yeah when Romney releases his real Birth Certificate, his real school records, his real tax records for the last 20 years, his e-mails from is time as Gov. of Mass, all of his charity records for the last 20 years. Lol. Why not ask G.W. Bush to do it too, including his hide out time in the military records.

          • Gammaanya

            Can you do some research?? Do you think that Obama’s background wasn’t checked by CIA ?? If he were born in Timbuktu to one American parent he is US Citizen. McCain was born in Panama City and he run for Potus.
            It would be beneficial for you to be a little more objective and more informed. All these demands you put in have nothing to do with economy and running country. If some comp. is going to hire you do you think they should ask you for your DNA and your mother/father to make sure that you don’t have some black background??? To hand over your bank statements, your whole list of debts etc. U R grasping at straws and it make you look so desperate and parroting the birthers, Rushie, Faux etc. It seems to me U R with very limited intelligence, gullible and part of the 47% Romney was condemning. The lazy and stupid, and most of them WHITE.
            Every red state is supported by Gov. because their Governors. give money to their donors. Fat Chris Christie keeps his mouth shut, bimbo Michelle is quiet, even Gingrich. Looks like you support the rats, when the ship is sinking they are the first to bail out.
            Now when their jobs is in jeopardy, they turn on on their own. It’s a survivor mode now, and they count on your stupidity, gullibility to still vote for them.They just don’t want to lose their cushy jobs, unemployment is short lived, a something that they were against it from the get go. Now some will write and critisize the grammar, punctuation and all the BS – when nothing to run, no substance they will grasp at straws. Grammar. Intentional. Just for fun

          • johninPCFL

            Even Mitt admitted that his father was born in Mexico. Odd that the GOP had no problem with George Romney running in 1968, huh? Odd that they have no problem supporting Mexican Mitt, huh?

          • They Are Just Low Life Racist Thugs!!

          • They Know But Since They Been Drinking Venom From These Snake Oil Salesmen They Brain Dead Nothing Is Sinking In!! Their Racists IDIOTS!!

          • Michael Is An Old Tea Bag Fag He Don’t Need No Stinky Facts!!

          • While you talk dirty dirty to me all Ive been doing is citing facts ..and you just get mad and hate

          • I Don’t Hate No One I Just Don’t Talk To Tea Bagging Idiot Like You But Yet You Follow Me Around Like Some Kind Of Lost Little Dog Sniffing Around Me When In Fact I Have Asked You So Many Times STOP TALKING TO ME!!! WHAT PART OF STOP TALKING TO ME YOU JUST DON’T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND!!! I Don’t Want To Talk To You Go Catch Up With You Crowd!!!

          • You Are One Ignorant Bastard What Purpose Are You Serving Here Nobody Seems To Like A Damn Thing You Are Saying Just Maybe One Or Two Of Your Fellow Klans Members!! WHY Do YOU ALWAYS Try To Step To Me Bitch I Don’t Like You Cause You My Thug ARE Just Another BRAIN Dead PUNK!! Go Play In Traffic!! I Will Meet You In Front Of City Hall And Slap The Taste Out Of Your Mouth!! I’m Not Scared Of You Michael!! Why You Keep Talking To Me??? But You Still Talking To You Self You Need Some Meds Just Like Romney!!

          • Well Well Well Here My Little Puppy Dog Back To Get Cuss Out Again !! I’ll Be Nice Shoo Little Tea Bagging Troll Go Back To Licking Rich People Asses!!

          • lana ward

            Since our country is just about bankrupt, why is the communist muslim dictator sending MILLIONS of U S dollars all over the world to support mosques?

          • YOU TOO CAN GO BACK TO SUCKING OUT OF RICH MEN ASSES!! LYING BITCH!!

          • lana ward

            I don’t lie, go to—Pat Dollard, you might learn something

          • You My Thuggett Is Just A LYING WITCH!!

          • lana ward

            Have a nice day

          • Take These Other Tea Bagging Bitches With You And GO!! Have A Tea Bagging Evening You Hear!!

          • lana ward

            Nasty gutter skank

          • YOU AND YOUR MOTHER GO SUCK ON ROMNEY TINY DICK!! BITCH!!

          • lana ward

            Wow! You must really have sex on your mind. Better take care of your problem!

          • msrita

            Fern I’m LMAO @ your comments. I approve all of your post from yesterday.

          • Pat Dollard Is That Your Mother???

          • lana ward

            Pat Dollard is a website, nasty

          • Then You Should Take Your Lying Ass There!!

          • lana ward

            Pat Dollard is the web site—your the nasty

          • You Low Life Stupid Tea Bagging Bitch Go Fuck Yourself!!

          • lana ward

            I think your Obama needed his teleprompter tonight

          • lindablue

            Shouldn’t you pull the curtain back on the man from Oz. He never heard of his own tax/budget plan. 5 trillion dollar tax break for the rich and 2 trillion more in military spending. Who do you think he is coming for to get that large increase in spending? Not to mention he continues not to tell you how he will decrease the deficit. Duh!!!

          • lana ward

            Obama could have told Romney he was wrong–he didn’t, Romney isn’t wrong

          • lindablue

            Really tell me that when all your tax deductions are taken away. The rich has a door into government, you do not. If they take the riches tax deductions away they will get them back quickly. You will never get them back.

          • lindablue

            Why bother facts have no meaning to Republicans?

          • lana ward

            Facts have meaning for all Americans, and so everyone who watched the debate knows what Romney said is true or Obama would have refuted it. He DIDN’T, and he knew all were watching

          • lindablue

            Your delusional.

          • lana ward

            You saw what I saw. A bumbling stumbler Obama. I almost felt sorry for him he looked so small

          • lindablue

            When a fool is stepping in it an intelligent person lets him make a fool out of himself. The only thing Romney showed us is he is used to being a bully with no class over and over again it started on his foreign trip and he just keeps stepping in it. Obama like usual when dealing with bullies remains to be a class act. He has shown that since he was elected in 2008. When Mitch McConnell announced his main goal was to make Obama a one term President. Obama has done quite a lot despite the road block the Republican Party has put up including 5 million private sector jobs with no Republican help.

          • lana ward

            Obama is a Red Diaper baby. So is David Axelrod. Both were mentored by communists. ROMNEY-RYAN!! Drill baby drill!!!

          • lindablue

            You are just laughable.

          • lana ward

            Tou are uninformed and Stupid

          • lindablue

            Talk about uniformed. Again you are laughable.

          • lana ward

            Candy Crowley may be related to Alister Crowley, the self pronounced SATANIST. She looks just like him

          • lindablue

            Yes poor Candy Crowley instead of be pronounce the real winner in the Debate for calling out the liar-in-chief. You demonize the truth teller. Well the rest of us loved her calling out the liar –in- chief and realize that we don’t want another bully for President one was more than enough. We want a leader who waits for all the information to come in before making a statement instead of the guy who shoots off his mouth before he knows the facts. Again laughable you.

          • lana ward

            That wasn’t Crowleys business to open her yap, especially when she was wrong. Romney will set it straight tonight, if he has duct tape for Scheiffers yap

          • lana ward

            Did you see Obama’s satanic, blood stripe flag? He took it down from his website, but just type in ” obama’s blood stripe flag” and you will see

          • lindablue

            What kind of illogical idiot are you. Oh sure the President of the United States put a satanic, bloody stripe flag on his official Presidential website sound like something Karl Rove/Koch brother’s would do. The only un-American candidate in this race is the Godfather of shipping American jobs over seas using his Capital Gains Firm Bain. Check out Freeport Illinois where Bain is shipping jobs overseas and the President saved the jobs of tire workers in that town along with in Ohio, Tennesse, Indiana. Your siding with the real loser.

          • lana ward

            You spew out ignorance, but won’t look it up. typical Dem. Just type Obama’s blood stripe flag and see what comes up –stupid!

          • lindablue

            You know how stupid you are when you have to sink to calling others names and making up lies to justify your nonsense.

          • lana ward

            You say what i say are lies, but you won’t look things up.? What are you afraid of? I DON’T LIE, I write what I’ve read-stupid

          • lindablue

            Again you know how stupid you are when you have to sink to calling others names and making up lies to justify your nonsense.

          • lana ward

            What are you afraid of, not to look things up, smart lindablue?

          • lindablue

            Laughable.

          • lindablue

            Why call a weak politician he is wrong when we already know he changes positions quicker than Wyatt Earp could get his gun out of his holster.

          • lana ward

            The whole world saw a small, weak Obama. THE WHOLE WORLD!

          • JunB

            Lana really is that all you can come up with!!! Idiot!

          • lana ward

            You people all forgot to take your drugs–chill, the world isn’t coming to an end unless the dictator gets 4 more years

          • You Need To Get Your Tea Bagging Ass Out Of Here With You Bullshit Remakes!!

          • joyscarbo

            And guess what….he will get another term. Your coming to this website forum doesn’t do anything to change the reality. It’s all SOUR GRAPES for you and your repubes.

          • lana ward

            Go to the website WND, Romney is up 8 points and higher!!!!! God Bless America!!!!!

          • No stupid the world will end if Mittshit get voted. I guess you must be part of that 47% fo the retard party.

          • lana ward

            Go to the website WND, Romney is up 8 points and higher in all their polls!!!! God Bless America!!!!!

          • Your world has already ended, your romney is your dictator, who said quote” the 47% he doesn’t care about, now that tells me, he was also talking about you, oh yeah he’s tried to flip flop on that, naw it’s KARMA , he bought all this on himself for cont. lies, God’s wrath is on him, the devil is busy & your lying dictator wanna be has hanged himself, “PITIFUL”

          • That’s What I Say That Why He’s Screwing Up His Own Run For Office It’s Karma For All The Lives He Has Been Destroying To Order To Hoard Money He Clearly Don’t Need!!!

          • lana ward

            Have you seen obama’s new flag? Blood stripes for our stripes and the logo dictators use for our stars. It only cost $35, buy one from his website

          • lindablue

            Maybe it has something to do with John McCain’s statement Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.

          • lana ward

            Go to the website WND, all the polling has Romney up 8 points and higher!!!! God Bless America!!!!!

          • lindablue

            Dreamers dream and doers do.

          • That’s Cause Your GOP Forever Starting Wars They Can’t Pay For!! Then They Don’t Want To Pay Their Fair Share Of The Taxes!!

          • who are you refering to Fern . The top 10 % of wage earners pay the most taxes . 86% as a matter of fact . While the 47% who pay none and who mostly support Obama pay none . Where’s their fair share? …or are we just supposed to support them and give them free shit and listen to people like you say that producers arent paying their fair share . How much is enough before these producing people say why should I even work if I have to give all my money to lazy liberals ?

          • You Faggot Ass Just Don’t Get The Message Do You Little Tea Bagging Bitch???

          • lindablue

            Yeah that 47% include 1% of the 1%’er’s like Romeny and his ilk. As a matter of fact 24,000 Romney ilk pay no Federal taxes at all, 26 blue chip corporations pay no taxes at all and the rest have more accounting schemes than the average small business ever gets. That sucking sound is your head going up the rich guys ass.

          • half of Obama’s appointees are tax cheats . Including the man who he put in charge of the U S Treasury Dept

          • you must be resreing to GM who got OUR money from Obama and is exempt from paying taxes until 2016 . Or maybe GE who got Billions of OUR money and recorded record profits and paid no fed taxes . Sweeeeeeett

          • lindablue

            WTF? Cant’ understand a word you said.

            you must be resreing to GM who got OUR money from Obama and is exempt from paying taxes until 2016 . Or maybe GE who got Billions of OUR money and recorded record profits and paid no fed taxes . Sweeeeeeett

          • He’s An IDIOT And He Can’t Spell!!

          • Your Broke Ass Don’t Have No Money Cause You Don’t Have The Sense Enough To Go Get Some Real Working Men Don’t Waste The Time Trolling Behind People All Day Trying To Invade others With Their Bullshit!! You Are A Sad Excuse For Somebody Who’s Only Pretending To Be A Man That Why I Believe You My Thug Is A Tea Bagging FAG!!! Men Just Don’t Do What You Are Doing!!

          • Fern I unlike you have worked my whole life . It was in legal businesses unlike yours . You do realize prostition is Illegal

          • Maybe It’s Not Me But Your Mother You Need To Remind That Selling pussy Is Going To Get The Bitch Locked Up Along With Her Crack Dealing!!

          • I Refer You Shut The Fuck Up Talking To Me !!

          • lindablue

            And they should pay the most in since they get the most state and federal welfare, tax breaks, and the largest wages. Again why do you think they should they should not pay the same percentage on their income no matter how they make it then you do?

          • YOUR MOTHER IS THE DICTATOR STUPID IGNORANT BITCH!! YOU LOW LIFE BASTARDS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR OUR PRESIDENT THEN YOU SHOULD GET THE FUCK OUT OF AMERICA!!!

          • lana ward

            I have NO respect for anyone purposely destroying MY country and that’s exactly what the dictator is doing. Did you take care of your problem yet so you can calm down?

          • ROMNEY THE ONE WHO’S DESTROYED THE AMERICAN COMPANIES AND THE AMERICAN JOBS STUPID LOW LIFE LYING BITCH!! FUCK YOU BITCH STOP TALKING TO ME !! LOOK HONEY BOO BOO ON AND HILLBILLY HAND FISHING IS NEXT GO CATCH UP WITH YOU CROWD WHORE!!

          • DID YOU SELL ANY PUSSY YET WHORE!! SO YOU CAN GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA BITCH!!

          • Fern is on crack

          • Your Mother On Meth And Steroid Fag As Bitch!!

          • See you cant even decipher that as English . Is that some kind of Chicago Public Union School Ebonics ? Can I take a course so I can understand your brainless rants ?If so where do I have to go ?

          • Michael You Are A Fag

          • lindablue

            Hey better the businesses use dollar bills to further our suffrage. Right?

          • sikathelibsheet

            I guess you should have left America when Bush was president because you had no respect for him. Your comment cuts both ways. Oh by the way I see you still haven’t worked on your grammar or vocab yet.

          • You Didn’t Hear Me Say Nothing About Bush So You Can That Your Tea Bagging Fag Ass With Her Troll You Can Work On Minding Your Own Damn Business She Think She Got Cuss Out The Worst Is Yet To Come And You , Little Tea Bagging BITCH I Got Enough For You Cock Sucking Ass Also!! Get You Some Business Punk!! We Not Giving Grades Out Here School Out BITCH

          • as I said Chicago Public Union Schools and Liberal indoctrination centers . Oh by the way you should’ve seen the way our CTU held our kids hostage and used them for leverage in Chicago. yep used the kids for Human Sympathy Shields in their negotiations ..It wasn’t a strike it was a terrorist siege .

          • Michael You Just An Old Fag Who’s Been Hiding In The Closet You Low Life Tea Bag Fag!!

          • Tell that to my girlfriends past and present you bitter single foul mouthed undereducated lonely lesbian

          • lindablue

            Funny as usual your wrong the teachers were also fighting for equalization of funding in schools, money resources for library books, and had be denied negotiated pay raises. Oh but its okay to deny teachers pay to keep allow the sucking of our tax dollars to oil, gas, and Coal, subsidies while states funding (tax payer money) of moving jobs from one state to another by way of corporate welfare? Grow up and educate yourself. Put yourself through withdrawal from Faux News. Don’t talk about human shields when you allow yourself to be taken in by corporate dehumanization and propaganda.

          • You obviously don’t live in Chicago . What city or state in your bizarro world of Liberalism diverts education funds to oil ? What planet are you from ? No ..Chicago teachers said the strike was about books and programs for the kids and held them hostage . Chicago teachers are the highest paid in the nation . They work the shortest school day and the shortest school year . They produce horrid results and think that entitles them to a raise at their neighbors expense. Neighbors who make 1/2 of what the teachers do on avg . They went on strike even though a DEM mayor was already caving to their every demand . They held the kids and the city hostage for even more . They said they were striking for books and programs but thier actions belied their Liberal hypocrisy and disengenous intent . As soon as they got the raise they wanted and an evaluation process that will hold NO teacher accountable for poor performance the strike was over . The Union and membership got nothing for the kids in the way of books and programs because that was never their intent . The new deal will weaken rather then help education here .Every city in America needs to look at this strike and bar teachers from using a strike in their cities and using their kids as hostages .The deal will result in higher costs and lower performing schools , but it’s all good as long as the teachers still sipprt DEMS with donations of OUR tax dollars right ?

          • lindablue

            Every state in our nation diverts Federal/state Funding to Business over education. What state do you live in utopia? Do you even pay attention? Do you not notice the billions of State/Federal dollars going to subsidize oil drilling, mountain top removal, and mining, fracking?

          • they may divert funds but the one has nothing to do with the other except for excuse makign finger pointing liberlas

          • lindablue

            Well let us talk about diverting funds. Every time my Red state has a Republican Gov. We spend next whole 8 years with a democrat Gov. cleaning up after the financial mess left to our state. Man maybe you should stay out of the political conversation since you have nothing of value to add to any conversation and you certainly have absolutely no prospective on the real world about you.

          • KKK Brain Dead Ass Kisser Of The Rich Man With You Broke Faggot ASS!!

          • Lana . You will find these Liberals dont debate becuase they cant . What they do is swear a lot and call you a racist . I truley believe most of them are the 47% and they are smoking crack on our dime . I mean Fern didnt get that mouth and that level of intelligence in Private schools like the Obama kids go to . Im guessing Chicago Public Union Schools and daycare centers of Liberal indoctrination. Im thinking when she’s broke her crack dealer does trades for services

          • lana ward

            Maybe after some sleep, Fern has calmed down. Apparently she doesn’t remember the mean, degrading, horrible untrue things that were said about George Bush. He LOVES his country and did his best. The “thing” in there now is purposely destroying us!!

          • As Lond As You Shut The Fuck Up Talking To Me I’m Fine And I’m Always Calm I Just Don’t Like The Fact That You And The Rest Of You Tea Bagging Bitch Keep Talking To Me!! Why Are You All Here You Bring Nothing But Bullshit I Quite Sure Sarah Palin Got A Page Somewhere On The Internet Go There Where All Of You Ass Kissers Of The Koch Brothers, Brain Dead Idiots Should Be Right At Home!! FERN DON”T WANT TO TALK TO RACIST STUPID ASSHOLES!!!

          • lana ward

            Go to the website WND, Romney is up 8 points and higher in all their polls!!!! God Bless America!!!!!

          • lindablue

            Really 2 unpaid for wars, one of which he lied to us about. Weapons of mass destruction, good one. A unpaid for Senior Drug Plan while not allowing the government to negotiate with drug companies, nothing like giving away our tax dollars to private industry. 3 unpaid for tax breaks during a 2 wars unheard of by any pervious Presidents, and the creation of a whole new Government Department of Homeland Security was the best he could do. Yeah if your trying to bankrupt the country which he managed to do. Your kind of leadership is a disgrace.

          • lana ward

            Everyone in the Government believed there were weapons of mass destruction. We didn’t start the war, those souless animals did and if these”human right’s groups” had kept their fat fucking faces out of the war, we would have had way fewer casualties. Because of them our troops couldn’t do their job. Yes George Bush loves his country, but because of democrats, he couldn’t do his.

          • lindablue

            Please it’s been proven over and over again that the Bush admiration lied to the American people to go to war with Iraq. And no their where many people including Senator Obama that did not believe Iraq had weapons of mass destruction including most in the intelligence community. Good way to move the conversation away from the disastrous fiscal financial deficit/cliff/meltdown that the Bush Administration and Republican policies have brought this country too this country though.

          • lana ward

            In 4 years just what has Obama done to make things better?

          • lindablue

            Brought 19 unfair trade practices against China and won 7 in the courts so far the other 11 are still working their way through the court. Succeeding in bring the first health care reform ever. Killed Bin Laden and almost all his top men. Created 4.5 million private sector jobs during the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression. Consumer Protection Agency. Lilly Ledbetter Act . Ended the war in Iran. Has drawn down the surge of troops in Afghanistan and gave us a date to end that war 2014. Showed his birth certificate to the ignorant. First President ever to stand with same sex couple. You know shown political courage in the face of bigots.

          • lana ward

            He said his healthcare was bipartisan. Not l Republican voted for it. Most of Americans didn’t want it and still don’t want it. Our Military got UBL using policies Bush put in place. There are 23 MILLION people out of work, and our country is over 16 TRILLION in debt. We don’t know yet how Afghanistan will turn out. The birth certificate he showed is a fraud. He’s always been against gay marrage, he wants their votes. He’s sending MILLIONS of dollars to countries around the world to support mosques, while America is on the verge of bankruptcy

          • lindablue

            All your talking points are Faux News lies. But hey if it makes you feel voting for a guy that won’t be looking out for you but his rich friends be my guest that’s the wonderful thing about a democracy. If you won’t to vote empty suits it’s your business with no plans you have that right.

          • lindablue

            Change the subject much?

          • lana ward

            All subjects should be very important in this election. Plus Obama has put 100’s of coal companies out of business, so expect higher energy bills this winter

          • lindablue

            Poor, poor, poor government subsidized coal companies. Where is your proof? Expect higher energy price in the future always. That’s what happens when the country takes their eye off enery innovation for the past 40 years and is stuck in a system that only works for dirty energy (money interest).

          • lana ward

            the coal miners themselves are the proof,if you would watch a channel that would have them on. Obama has put thousands of them out of work.

          • lindablue

            Again empty rhetoric with no proof.

          • lana ward

            You shouldn’t be allowed to vote, your clueless. You wouldn’t know the truth if it smacked you up side the head

          • lindablue

            I see. When you can’t convince people with no truth in your arguments just a bunch of Faux news statements the other person is clueless and shouldn’t have the right to vote. About sums up this election doesn’t it?

          • lana ward

            Go to the website W N D All of the different polling has Romney up 8points and higher. America is waking up!!

          • Your Mother Was The Biggest Crack Dealer On The North side I Seen The Bitch On The News When The Haul Her Ass In Then She Tried To Suck The Police Dick In Order For Him To Let Her Go!!

          • If my mother were your dealer she wouldnt do trades . She was hetero . I’m thinking your dealer is some GD teenager who wears his pants down around his knees

          • Tea Bagging FAG BITCH GO SUCK YOUR OWN TINY DICK IF YOU CAN FIND IT!!!LOL

          • Tea Bagging FAG!!! Your Mother And You Are Stupid Low Life BITCHES!!

          • Kurt CPI

            If you want to try to look smart, I suggest using a spell-checker and following the basic rules of grammar every 4th grader should know. Posts such as yours (especially the latter) do indeed tend to prove Johnny’s point.

          • If Your Tea Bagging Ass Don’t Want To Get Ripped A New Butt Hole Do Yourself A Favor And STFU Talking To Me Tea Bagging TROLL!!

          • I love your style Fern. Keep on doing what your doing. Remember a Troll is and aways will be a Troll.

          • Thank You Andre These People Are Really Sick And Attacking Me Will Only Get Them Cussed Out Please Everyone Forgive Me For What Seems Like The Only Way I Can Get These Fools Off Of My Back!!

          • hilandar1000

            Yep — you are just saying what the rest of us are thinking, Fern. They have no argument, yet continue to make nonsensical and false statements. Go girl!

          • lindablue

            Reply you can’t educate stupid, racist, loons.

          • Don’t allow these devils to steal your joy ok, we all here agree with you, don’t stoop to their level, you are an intelligent lady, like you style, reminds me of myself lol, I feel the same you are not alone so when these haters make a comment, or on the attack, hey!!! do what u gotta do, you know exactley how to handle these haters, kill them with kindness,remember God is on our side, stand still let him fight our battle for the battle is not our’s it’s the Lord’s.take care.

          • Oh hell no Don’t forgive yourself for speaking the truth. We need more ppl like you to keep it real. Just keep up the good work you have a friend here. Take care and God bless

          • Dear Fern,
            I really like what you represent, don’t allow stupid like them to get you upset. You and i know that’s the only thing they have going for themselfs. With Mittsh$t and lying Ryan they have to act like this. So just keep the good work up. Thanks

          • Fern loving it, u tellem gurl, thay are just loseing haters” we 47% of who romney don;t care about, little do theses ass’s know he’s talikg about their dumb ass’s too, who needs a spell check? when u know what I am saying, who is he a school teacher who romney is gonna cut he or she salaries & job if he gets in office, don’t keep lying to themselves, oh well they need to be educated to the truth., they are ” “PITIFUL” “OBAMA” 2012-2016

          • You Got That Right Romney Ready To Cut Teachers Firefighters , Police, FEMA, EPA, Education All The Things The 99% NEEDS These People Have Lost There Minds!! All They Seems To Have On Their Is Getting A White Man In The White House I Really Don’t Thing They Are Paying No Attention What He Plans To Do If He Get There We Have Hear Bit And Piece And It NO Good At All It Only For The 1%!! These Poor Ass Thugs Here Will Be In For A Rude Awaking If That Thug WINS!!!

          • SCREW YOU AND MICHAEL!! YOU BOTH A TEA BAGGING FAGS!! YOU TWO BROKE BITCHES CAN BE ROMNEY DOOR MAT!!!LOL

          • Kurt CPI

            Sorry, it was Michael’s point.

          • Why You Got Your Ass Talking Shit To Me Fuck You And Michael You Two Should Meet Up Compare Notes And Fuck Each Other And LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE!! Can You Get It Thru You Tea Bagging Brain Dead Head I Don’t Have No Need To Talk To Neither One Of You ASSHOLES!!

          • By the way Fern the top 10 cities in America in terms of Poverty and Crime have all been under firm DEM control for a minimum of 60 yrs ( Philly being the least ) ..Seems you guys are only good at creating ghetto’s …Sounds like you know about those with that dirty mouth . So the DEMS are good at booing God ..apologizing to Islam , excuse making , finger pointing and creating Liberla Utopias of Crime and Poverty

          • Your Fag Ass Just Don’t Get The Message !!

          • You really are low information aren’t you ?The worst states in terms of fiscal stability are DEM states . Illinois and California lead the way . A large reason for both states problems are the cost of Illegal Aliens ( both are Sanctuary states ) and the cost of Public Unions . The only states creating jobs are RED States . If it weren’t for the Policies of Republican Governors , Obama would only be creating 1 job for every ten who have left the work force instead of 1 job for every 4 that have left . You do realizew the labor participation rate is the lowest in over 30 yrs and that was when we had approx 85 million fewer people .I dont expect you to understand big words like that but maybe one or two libs will . In effect we are doing you and Obama a favor .Without us Unemployment even with the U3 method Obama uses would be over 20% . By the way using the old and more accirate U6 method we are at 19% now . Without us who is going to pay for all that welfare you enjoy ? How are you going to pay for your crack ?I dont think your dealer is going to do trades every day Fern

          • By the way the KKK were all DEMS your party had an active member as a Senatpr for decades and said and did nothing while indoctrionating inner city balcks into generational poverty at the same time ….happy food stamps and public housing for the Blacks in America . Cheers to the KKK Senator enslaving you …His name was Byrd by the way …Look it up on your CUMPOOTER

          • Your Fag Ass Is Replying To Your Own Self SISSY!!

          • lindablue

            Now the KKK is all Republicans so what’s your point? The South went red. Now the KKK has indoctrinated a whole generation of joblessness not just blacks plus put more than half the black men in prisons that the tax payers pay for. Besides the fact that the red states don’t pay their fair share into the tax system. How’s that working out for us?

          • You can blame Democrats for the generational unemployment of blacks as they have staed them into the entitlement state . And to state that anyone other then blacks and drugs is responsible for incarceration rates is , well stupid . So you can blame the DEms for that as well . can you cite any facts NO of course not

          • explain to me how states that are producing are not paying their fair share of taxes ? You are so misinformed it’s laughable and irrational . It’s not based in Logic

          • That Was When Abe L. Was President When The KKK Killed Him They All Jump Ship In The GOP !!

          • I Check On Your Bootie Bandit Ass And It Say Michael A Fag Hag!!

          • lindablue

            Funny its still those blue states paying the Red states way. How are they doing that?

          • You must be out of your mind… Blue state paying for Red ? Just wait until Illinois and California declare bankruptcy like greece and demand help from the responsibly run Red states

          • lindablue

            Yeah the Red states are so responsible that t he blue states have been funding their ass since the civil war.

          • Red States Are The Poorest Ones With The Whites On The Government Tits!! Go Talking To Your Fellow Bagger Bitch!!

          • lindablue

            Hear that sucking sound its your head going up the rich guys ass.

          • You sound just as stupid as Fern . You Got your Blue state Lie rebutted with fact and instead of debating that you make an ass sucking comment . Who’s your Pimp Linda I want a date

          • You Really Are Acting Like A FAG!!

          • I’m Pimping Your Mother That How BITCH!!

          • MAN you been watching the wrong news. why are you so racist? you are provocking her knowing you can’t win, so we guys are good creating ghetto’s “AH HAH” , you really need to be educated, for a racist like youself, who needs friends like you? nobody, nobody appologize to no Islam ,man you are dumb & in total denial, you need to stop watching FOX NEWS , & stay out that bottle & stop smoking that himp ” know what himp is michael since you can’t relate to our choice of slang words for only we black’s can relate so you see it’s our ghetto of communicating so don’t hate cause you don’t understand that’s your fault, thank God people like you are really not the answer”it’s got you alusinating, No democrat boo’d God you really are in sane & very uneducated, in denial, racist, delusinal, have you seen your therapist, need to make an appt. you are just yourself which is going to cost you to go straight to “HELL”, seriously.

          • Obama apologized to Islam over their terrorist attacks on our embassies . He then tried to exuse and blame a You Tube video for 3 highly planned , coordinated, and executed Terrorist strikes in 3 different countries on 9/11 . He did that to excuse and blame something else for his weak foriegn policy .He got caught with his pants down and then He Lied . The Whitehouse and Dept of State recanted that Lie and Excuse . Even after that Obama repeated that same LIE on Letterman . He gets away with it for two reasons . His followers like yourself dont care to get real information . Another reason is he knows sheep like you have learned his excuse making tactics well and will do the same thing . That is make exuses for him . The other reason to why he so blatantly LIES is because he knows no one in YOUR media will call Bullshit on him . I mean Letterman could’ve but didn’t because he is a bone sucking liberal . You Obviously didn’t watch your own party’s convention if you dont know what I refer to when I say your partry Boo’ed God …3 freking times it was put to a vote on your Jumah convention and 3 times God was boo’ed / The Nays outweighed the yays by the way but your party still passed the amendment anyway over the obvious boo’ing from DEM delgates . Go to You Tube and watch it for yourself . You can’t even spell or use English and you calling someone else who is better informed then yourself ignorant . Oh And you played the race card too . When you cant debate on merit just play tha race card right ? STUPID

          • lindablue

            Man you lie so much by the time you get the the truth no one is paying attention. Put in the rack with your birther stuff.

          • harryh51

            Ilick your style Fern Where did you get your diet from?>

          • Eating Tea Bagging Mother Fucker Like You For Dinner!!

          • I hope you got paid for eating him . You didnt give him a freebie did you .

          • Your Mother Sucked His DICK Ask Her How Much She Got!!

          • Excellent ready repartee, but I don’t understand ROTF LMAO.
            I am a senior citizen and I do not want R & R screwing me out of the funds I put in for years. They must want us to bend over and take the shaft the way Bane (sic) has been doing the workers whose pensions they stole.
            Right now they are shafting workers at Freeport, Illinois’ Senata Plant. They are shipping the plant off to China and as a parting gift they are forcing long-time workers in their profitable plant to train Chinese replacements. In my time, that would be treason. Nixon opened up the door to China and now the Senata plant will be making parts for cars, planes and Missiles in China. I sure hope we don’t get an explosive return our brainy Bain’s bright bonanza.
            Sure Romney isn’t their CEO no mo’ but he is one of their biggest share holders and is running for President. Let’s vote for him so he can shaft our economy some more. RIGHT!!!!!!!!

          • You got That Right Maynard These People Have Lost Their Minds And These Broke Ass Fools That Voting For Him Are In For A Rude Awaking Not Of These Thugs Got A 7 Digit Bank Account Romney Going To SCREW THEM ALSO!!!

          • Rolling On The Floor, Laughing My Ass Off Sorry Maynard These Trolls Are Just Like Roaches And Ants I Got To Put On The Orkin Outfit To Get Their Butts Away From Me!!

          • 67talk89

            Language, Fern…language

          • Get You Some Business!!

          • lana ward

            Are all Dems as nasty as you?

          • Fern Woodfork & Michael Stoll I do tax return and I know U He got extension and he change his deduction and U really have up to 2 years to file if you don’t own that 3 year if U have not filed if U own or not the IRS will send U a notice to file or they will charge for not filing on your earned income U received that years.. This man is good at this because when Mitt try to run for Gov Mass He was told he was not a residence of Mass He lied. Until they DNC check to find out he filed in Utah that gave him a tax cut in 2000. But contact the IRS and refiled in Mass and end up have to pay IRS large amount but was never charge for lying for being a Mass residence, but in the begin filed tax as a Utah residence first..

            This man what was flip flop and lying back in 2000 why would he not do this now He can’t help he was born lie

          • lindablue

            Does the Character of a man really change that much. This isn’t Dickens and the Scrooge is not going to wake up on Christmas day and suddenly become a man of honor.

          • Michael I Seen Your Facebook Page And Just Like I Said You Are Just A Old Fag On One Of Your Great Grand Kids Motorcycle Looking Like A Wanna Be Tough Guys Who In Reality Is More Than Likely A Woman Beater Just Cause You Are Too Afraid To Come Out Of The Closet And Be Your Self A Tea Bagging FAG!!!

        • 10% of his “charitable contributions” are not really charitable. Mormon’s (good Mormons at least) owe the Church 10% of their income in Tithe every year. The Mormons that I do personally know do not claim their Tithing as a charitable contribution for tax deduction purposes, but Mr. Romney is legally allowed to do that under the current tax codes. If it is right or wrong is something that needs to be discussed between him, his Bishop, and his God though.

          • Romney Has Been Gutting Out America For A Living He Thinks He’s Slick But He’s Not We Want to See Taxes From Pass Years!! When He Was Funding Monsanto You Know Monsanto Right The Biotech Big Corporation That Put The Poison In Our Food Daily All Around The World!!!

          • lindablue

            Good point.

        • barbarahugh

          WoW!!! I still can’t understand why there are people for Romney , he gave to charity to help himself not the poor but himself . Where or what else could he have done so he could look good .Give me a break this man filed late because he needed to keep an A’s up his sleeve just in case one of his messed up agendas went south like they did this last week !!! What gets me is these folks who still want to defend Romney knowing that he is as fake as can be . Just because they do not want Obama my President to be re-elected. But I pray that he does win again and you all Romney ‘s are going to see what a President we truely have.And after him Hilary Clinton
          Dems cannot give up the WH we just can not let a Rep back in the seat as President and lets get them out of Congress too !!!! Lets VOTE , VOTE , VOTE. P.S. someone tell Romney ALL Latinos nor Hispanics are skin tanned there are blond blue eyes hispanics just like my father and me and the rest of my family ..ROMNEY STOP putting your son spray tanned and
          trying to speak spanish to get our votes !!!! For most of us that is NOT working or will work..

          • Romney Made A Living Ruining People Lives Not Only Here In America But Around The World!! He Think He’s Slick He Only Pull Those Taxes Out Of His Ass, Cause Of The Caught On Tape!! The Back Taxes Is What America Needs To See!! Romney Knows He Will Lose Cause The Show All Of The Scum Of The Earth Deals He Did Just To Make Money He Clearly Didn’t Need !!

          • lindablue

            Romney will lose because just as he was a master of shipping our jobs to China and was a master of tax avoidance to the point it was criminal. Look up Son of Boss Tax scheme/scandal Romney was involved in While head of Marriot, and he snowballed after that.
            While 288.1 percent of all wealth going to the rich since 1987. The U.S. has the least amount of opportunity for the next generation of any industrialized nation. This is systemic do to Global economy the Reagan sold us.
            People making 1 million more got 73% more money out of Republican tax policies. 24% of 1% don’t pay any Federal Income Taxes.
            26 Blue Chip Corporations pay zero taxes.
            Republicans don’t want Corporations to pay any taxes and who do you think makes up for those lost revenue dollars.
            We have the lowest Corporate Tax of any Industrialized Nation.
            1987 the combined wealth of Fortune 500 Companies was 93 Billion, now 1.3 Trillion.
            Workers productivity up 47% since 1967. Which means we work harder than our parents did all the while wages and benefits has decreased and Corporations pocket the money on the backs of the sweat shops we now work in. You know once the barb wire fences go up around the factory we really lost the fight.
            We have awaken.

        • lana ward

          Half of our servicemen turned their backs while obama was speaking. the communist news networks wouldn’t show that

          • Lana is this all you do, do you work or read, I saw that clip ,but did you notice all white serv.men who were told to do just that, just like the miners were told it was manditory but yet they did not get paid for that day-how is anything manditory but u don’t get paid for working at the same time, relate that please, u have no answer just like them dummies they don’t have a plan just a bunch of lie after lie, their tongues must be choking them by now for all the lies they have been telling, or u that stupid to believe they do-then tell it, republican party has not created any jobs at all, explain that, but romney says we’ll tell the american people after the election, something stinks here & you know what it is. Yeah they got KARMA alright, & God is not threw with them yet. that’s right half of them so the other half must have been paying attention, no but u didn’t see that part, stop your foolishness & get the true facts, for u being all over this page, you are really getting ridiculous & not true at anything you are saying, so just give it up it’s a wrap.Oh the only communist news network is “FOX NEWS, rush limbaugh,so which one do you look at, need a new network dear, & u r suppose to be a women when they are trying to take away your women”s right, gurl you are crazy, naw you are just pure “RACIST” & a FOOL on top of it all, It’s clear just what & who you are, pitiful.

          • lindablue

            Remember the 2010 election was all about the Republicans telling the American people they needed to vote them in so they could create jobs. Obama 4.5 million private sector jobs, Republicans 0.

          • lana ward

            Have tou ever heard anything bad reported about Obama on your news channel? If so ,what. If not, don’t you think that is odd? If Herman Cain, Alan West, Thomas Sowell, J.C. Watts, Charles Payne were running for Presisent, I’d vote for them. Your a RACIST for not voting for Romney. RACIST!!

          • lindablue

            Wow.

          • lindablue

            I can yes. All the time that is the difference between Faux news and credible news stations. They give facts not rhetoric.

          • lana ward

            Go to website WND, All the polls have Romney up 8 points and higher!!!! God Bless America!!!!!

        • lana ward

          The AARP walked out on Ryan because they are communists, and he’s not. Thousands have canceled their membership .Conservatives have an alternative–You are sound asleep, you just do’t know it yet!

          • lindablue

            The only thing AARP members canceled was their Republican vote.

          • lana ward

            You really arn’t bright at all- check it out, know nothing

          • lindablue

            Tee-he.

          • lindablue

            I always thought Stalin Ryan lead the Communist, tee-he.

      • Justin Napolitano

        Some of us are willing to pay more to support our government. I have always said that I would like to pay more taxes next year than I did this year. The reason is that if I pay more taxes I have made more money. Now if tax rates go up I will look at it in another way; the country needs more revenue to pay for those things it has already bought. The things I buy I am expected to pay for and it is the same for the Federal Government. Two wars and an unfunded part “D” drug program need to paid for and asking the middle class, poor and elderly to do it is counter intuitive.
        My dad always said you can’t get blood out of a turnip so, the only place you can get the money is from those that have it. The top 400 people, on the Forbes billionaire list, increased their wealth by 13% or 221 billion dollars. Some of that money should go to the government.

        • seagazer101

          And let’s not forget who started those wars.

        • johninPCFL

          The wierdness is that he donated more and claimed less, so his taxes were higher than they would otherwise have been. This conflicts directly with his statements earlier this year that if he paid more than absolutely necessary he shouldn’t be president.

          I guess since he’s not president, it’s OK?

        • I Know I Don’t Mind When The Tax Breaks Run Out At The End of The Years I Know I Will Be Paying More!! As Long As These Rich Ass Greedy Thugs Pay More I Will Do So With A Grin On My Face That Way The Debt Can Be Paid Down !! Cause This Trickle Down Is Just A Bunch Of Bullshit!! Only Thing Trickle Down Is Rich Men Pissing On Your Head Telling You It’s Raining!! (Money) It Just Don’t Work For The 99%!!

          • lindablue

            So true.

      • The timing of his 2011 income tax disclosure suggest he filed for an extension. Would he have contributed as much to charity had this not become an issue? I guess we will never know, but it would not surprise me if when his tax returns became an issue he instructed his tax accountants to manipulate his deductions and all the loopholes he used in the past to pay a higher rate than he would have paid otherwise. I would not be surprised if they are filing ammended returns for previous years as well…
        Consider this, if he had nothing to hide why did it take him months to make his 2011 tax return public, and why has he not made most of his tax returns public yet? If I was asked to make mine public I could do it in a matter of minutes, and I suspect most Americans could too.

      • why n the hell couldn’t I understand. I get it perfectly did so before you explaned it. Everyone’s dumb but you? plzzzzzzzz

        • seagazer101

          Well, heavens! Didn’t you notice he’s a business owner! My god, how could we miserable peons possibly understand? I’ve only got a Master’s degree, so he must be MUCH smarter than I am!!!

      • Oh, Johnny, you are s-o-o-o special, so much more, uh, uhm, so much more something than the rest of us poor peons. Could you possibly have condescended more?

        • lindablue

          Not all non-profits are helpful. The B.S, you continue to spread. 501©3’s include many religious hate groups and 501© 4’s are nothing but political rot money not being given to Represent you that is for sure.

      • Gammaanya

        BS – I run CPA bus. If you claim more donations write off you reduce your fed taxes and some cases U get money back. I have corp. that run in red just to collect more from Gov. The largest Corp/ are the moochers. Paying 14% on 14M (ded.or not it’s about 10%.). The statements released from his Acct. is doctored. Smoke and mirrors. HONEST MAN HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE.
        He have a lot to hide , especially what his investm. and where.
        If he puts 10M (TEN) now in German Bank (conv. to Euro) he will get about 7% per ann. Do your math and most of is tax free of US taxes. Saudi Arabia banks offer even higher interest on Inv./savings. Mostly oil.

      • It is not that he donated more to pay less tax; it is that he tactically deducted less of what he donated for the express purpose of misleading the public about his effective tax rate. After the election, he will file amended return to claim the balance. Mitt Romney comes across as a man hell-bent to live in the White House with no clue or vision of what he will do while there.

      • He is being intentionally dishonest. He is claiming less to pay more, to conform to his statement that he wouldn’t be qualified to be president if he paid less than. He didn’t donate less. He CLAIMED less to pay more so he could try to fool the American voter. BIG difference. Johnny, can’t you see the difference?? I don’t think so.

      • They did not claim the full charitable deduction they were allowed during this year. They can amend those taxes after the election to claim the full deduction.

        Neither you, nor I know the Romney’s purpose of making contributions because we do not live in “his world”, the thirteen million a year in investment income world.

        Yes, all deductions are designed to lower your tax rate and to reward “good”, dud! These are charitable deductions under discussion and so have nothing to do with being a business owner; so we all understand.

        • lindablue

          Your right we do not live in a world where we can use Show pony for a tax deduction, where our money can summer in the Cayman and winter on the Swiss Alps, where the car deserves the elevator and the worker gets the shaft.

      • hilandar1000

        Poor Johnny — nobody understands him. Suck it up, Johnny — anybody who has a child or is paying off a mortgage has deductions. You should be thankful that there are some loopholes to help businesses. Most of us don’t have those loopholes.

      • Try not to talk down to us, Johnny. (See your last sentence.)
        P.S. You are wrong as to why the deductions are there.

    • Yes Romney Will Do And Say Anything Haven’t You Notice That He’s Been Flip Flopping And Lying All Thru His Campaign!!

    • Manipulated charitable contributions, that’s an interesting way to express it. The money contributed probably was used better then if it was taxed. I’m sure none of it went to Solyndra and other Obama fund raising welfare programs. Liberals can’t stand the fact that conservatives are much more generous with THEIR money then they are.

      • grammyjill

        sweetheart, solyndra was a bush thing. it just happened to go under a couple months after obama took office. and all those suposed welfare programs, check the facts. if the republicans won’t pass a jobs bill what makes you think they would pass anything to do with welfare except maybe taking it away.

      • Gammaanya

        How much Haliburton made on war in Iraq??? That means CHeney?? Yep U have short memory. Solyndra was approved for a loan/bail money under Bush. CHeck it out.

        • lindablue

          Two thumbs up but they are reaching for anything to avoid talking about Romney’s tax avoidance behavior engineering.

    • hellowoman

      Don’t forget that he has up to three years to go back and ammend his return, which I’m sure he will. He did this because he knew he was running for President.

      • johninPCFL

        Now THAT makes a ton of sense.

    • The Obama’s avoid Paying taxes by gifting to their two daughters . They donate about .0005 % of their income to charity . Feel better now ? America is not Impressed they are Disgusted .

      • johninPCFL

        So let’s see. Romney says if he paid a penny more tax than necessary, he doesn’t deserve to be president. He intentionally overpays his taxes.

        Obama, on the other hand, pays the minimum required.

        Hmmm…by Romney’s own logic, Obama is the better choice for president.

    • It’s All Bullshit He Did That Show Of The One Tax Returns Cause His Own Party Is Really Mad At His Dumb Ass For Getting Caught On Tape!!! ROTF LMAO!!!

      • sikathelibsheet

        Unlike Obummer getting caught on tape admitting he’s a communist by stating he believes in redistribution of wealth. Of course he’s in favor of taking from the doers and giving it to the 47 per cent that pay no taxes. Talk about fostering class envy. What a loser. And Fern before your foul mouth calls me a racist it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with him and his wife’s hate for America and purposful destruction of it. Actually I think you are a racist, you like him because he’s black. I don’t dislike him because he’s black, I dislike him becaus he’s evil.

        • lindablue

          Whose has fostered Class division. I’d say it’s the party who while writing in tax escapes/loopholes for the rich and sticking it to the 99% by shouldering all the burdens on us and then fighting against descent wages, work benefits, and any norm for fairness I’d say only someone with their head in the sand or is so unintelligent to reality would talk like you do.

    • Somehow my comment disappeared …while Romney paid taxes and gave about 20% of his OWN money to charity . …The Obama’s paid none by gifting to their daughters . They also gave only about .0005% to charity . Such a compassoinate charitable party ..well in all fairness Obama does better on the charity front when you factor in the gifting he does with OUR money . Im less concerned with what Romney does with HIS money then what Obama has done with OURS …Lets see GM just built 4 new plants in China with OUR money . I and America an not impressed . We are disgusted

      • lindablue

        I we all noticed the so called Family Values Summit Ryan attended aka hate groups summit hiding behind religious 501©(3)’s. How proud your side must be in gifting to hate groups.

      • Then you need to as well, the lost comments goes right along with you-no one paying you no attention any more, just give it up already, we here us intelligent people are talking to each other, so people lets not even stoop ourselves to LANA or Micheals delusions. or their level.

        • lindablue

          You got that right.

    • hilandar1000

      And the charity to which he donated was probably the RNC.

      • lindablue

        The Family Research Center, Mormon’s against gay marriage aka hate groups.

    • montanabill

      I gather you think government is a better charity than the one’s he chose.
      You might be disgusted, but I’ll bet the people who were the beneficiaries of his significant charity don’t agree with you.

      • lindablue

        Name some charities that are doing any work for people? Besides the food banks that we all contribute too? Who are the people they are helping? What kind of help are they giving?

        • montanabill

          Most of Romney’s charitable contributions go to his church, exactly like the contributions members of other religions make to their religious organizations. If you want details, look for the article in the Deseret News entitled, “LDS Church outlines its approach to charitable giving”. Basically, no different than Catholic, Jewish, other Protestants, or Muslin charities.

          • lindablue

            His church that uses their money to divide America and fight against civil rights. Not to help the poor in their own neighborhoods. Yes and I don’t like where the churches are putting their money. I give to certain things in my church. Christmas money for a poor family member in my church. Supplies to soldiers that I bought, coats to the homeless, and my tidings to keep my church doors open. I don’t and will never fund any of their political goals unlike Romney.

          • montanabill

            Where do you get those ideas? I’m not a Mormon and wouldn’t consider ever becoming one, but having lived in communities dominated by them, I know that stuff simply isn’t true. They are no worse and no better, than any other religious organization. They are extremely good at taking care of their church members who come upon hard times and others in their communities.

  • That SOB makes a hell of a lot more money than I do and I paid more taxes than he did. He is an android, not a real American.

    • pani, who the hell cares that someone made a “hell of a lot more than you”. You have all the opportunity under our Freedom to make as much as you would like, or would you want the Government to tell you how much you can make, or how big of a house you can live in, or what kind of car to drive. If so, move to China and the old Soviet Union or many other 3rd. world hell-holes around the world, nobody is stopping you. When you move you won’t even make any wealth to redistribute. Geeeezzzz!

      • DurdyDawg

        Their not gripping about how much he makes plzzer, their arguing fair taxes for money earned.. That one skuds the letter of the law is immaterial.. FAIR IS FAIR!!

      • Justin Napolitano

        Sorry, piznnn but not everyone has the same opportunity. Do you think the average American has the same opportunity as someone like Romney or Ryan. They came from wealthy families so they had a head start and a big hand up. We like to think that every American can pull themselves up by their own bootstraps but, interestingly, it is often those that have had some help who usually say that.
        When every American has a chance to go to college and earn a decent living then I will say we have opportunity for everyone. I find it despicable that the total debt for student loans now exceeds total credit card debt. Someone is making a lot of money off of students, that are trying to better themselves, and I’ll bet it is the rich.

        • All Of Them Got Help From The Government Don’t Let These Thugs Fool You!!

        • seagazer101

          That platinum spoon does give you a hand up on the old bootstrap, doesn’t it?

        • sikathelibsheet

          Seriously, Ryan did not come from money. His dad died he was 16. His mom rode a bus 40 mile a day to her job to support her family. He still lives on the same block he grew up on. And every one does have A chance to go to college. Some have more of a chance than others, it’s called Affirmative Action. A lesser qualified student takes the place of another with a higher GPA all in the guise of fairness. Sounds like redistribution of education to me.

          • lindablue

            Seriously Ryan did come from money his family owned a construction Company that did all the road construction in Wisconsin. Just because his father died when Ryan was 16 most certainly means he inherited his wealth. Just like Romney did.

      • ” You have all the opportunity under our Freedom to make as much as you would like ”

        BS

        ” would you want the Government to tell you how much you can make, or how big of a house you can live in, or what kind of car to drive

        That’s what Big Business does, already.

        ” you won’t even make any wealth to redistribute

        ” Most Democrats are not asking for redistribution of what the wealthy have, but a return to the tax rates that existed in the Clinton era and the preservation of social programs that allow us to live with a modicum of comfort and dignity. – Dominic Villa ”

    • You are wrong. In this case you are the SOB. If you paid more dollars than Romney it would mean that you made more then 3million dollars. IF you had, you would be using all the deductibles you could to reduce your tax payment amounts.

      I don’t know how much you make and really don’t care. However, I am willing to bet it is way less than 3 million dollars. I have learned over the last few decades that it is those with less that complain more. Just like you are doing.

      • Justin Napolitano

        Johnny, Johnny, Romney has the benefit of who knows how many tax experts that can find ways for him to pay less in taxes. When you make millions of dollars you can pay people to reduce your tax burden in ways that are not available to the average Joe. I have read a little about the methods he uses, including offshore bank accounts, that you and I have no clue about how they can reduce our taxes. The simple matter is that the more money you have the more money you can accumulate by using that money to make more using any means available, including obscure tax shelters.

        • sikathelibsheet

          Well Justin, isn’t it the American dream to work hard make lots of money and not be forced to give it all to the government? As far as the deductions to lower his taxes, so what. Romney did not write the tax codes. Everyone takes deductions that is why they’re there. When Clinton was president his deductions included ,what he claimed , we’re his and Hilary’s old underwear they gave to Goodwill. Who the hell donates old underware?

          • lindablue

            Your conclusions is exactly right Romney did not write the Tax code and every time the Tax code changes who’s favor does it go in? He may not of wrote the tax code but you can be sure he greased the wheel for pleasant returns for his top 1% of the 1%.

      • seagazer101

        You seem to be doing more than your fair share of complaining here and now. Why not shut up for a while?

  • Gee Mitt how big of you to release this info on your taxs to us lowly serfs, to us infidels, to us 47% that are sucking off the goverenment. Ohhh Mighty Mittt, the honerable esteemed Mitt, you make me PUKE!

  • toby speeks

    The dude can’t get anything right. As an American I’m embarrassed to have him on the national and international stages.

  • how much money went to groups like ALEC, which is listed as a charity by the IRS even though they are politically fascist.

  • Jerry Papenheim

    He told the truth about the 47%. I agree with him 100%.
    If we don’t make some changes now that 47% will be the majority soon and then our country will be DOOMED. You just can’t have that many people not contributing and expect to have a prosperous nation.

    • sunniejam77

      Jerry, that 47% includes hard working people who pay payroll taxes, but don’t make enough money to pay income taxes. They are hardly deadbeats. It also includes senior citizens, who have already paid their dues, and it includes college students. It also includes wealthy people who have huge tax breaks and pay very little taxes.

    • If you are writing about the 47% who did not pay federal income tax, over 2/3 of them are working but don’t make enough to pay minimum tax. Of the remaining, almost all are elderly or disabled living on social security or railroad retirement.

      Everybody pays sales tax, real estate taxes [either directly – for home owners/buyer or indirectly – for renters], and gasoline taxes.

    • edwardw69

      Gee Jerry, that 47% includes disabled veterans–retired for physical disability. I’m in that catagory–combat wounds including the loss of an organ and use of a hand. Oh, and a broken spine.
      But I’ll tell you this, when you folks come for me, you better pack a lunch.

    • So you are asking retirees to pay income tax on their SSI…..which has already been taxed. You are asking the military to pay taxes on their earnings while they are on combat duty abroad. You are asking families, earning minimum wage to not take any deductions, thus upping their tax rate so as not to receive any taxes returned to them to even out their daily living expenses. At $7.25 an hr., 40 hrs. per week (if they even get 40 hrs.) that would average to $1160.00 per month BEFORE taxes and SSI and any other deductions such as Medicare tax, insurance, worker’s comp., etc. AND let’s be sure that college students working their way through college on minimum wage take no college deductions, either. I am sure Mitt didn’t take deductions on his five children either, so I am sure he expects everyone to forfeit that, too. Now for the other government milkers…….let’s be sure we cut out medicade to the elderly suffering with dementia, etc. in nursing homes, returning Veterans receiving VA benefits due to battle fatigue or loss of limbs and the ability to work. It doesn’t matter that the suicide rate is the highest in the military. They can ignore any problems that were caused by two and three trips to Afghanistan.Let’s cut out any subsidies for low income families to daycare or healthcare. Employers will get use to children coming to work with their parents. Cut out any therapy or special education for the mentally challenge child……..no extra deductions on their income tax for medications, wheelchairs, crutches, or other apparatus such as lifts, etc. Cut out Pell Grants and student loans so that more people can maintain their lives on minimum wages. No WIC for low income families. These mothers can always mix Cremora with water for formula to cut expenses. That goes for the female mother who hasn’t even finished high school as well. I am sure I have left out tons of government freebies that the 47% are government dependent. Romney would love to have every American believe that those 47% are all welfare frauders. Actually, there are only 4.1% of the adult population receiving welfare with 38.8% of that 4.8% are white. I am sure the people who have lost their homes are still able to live off their savings until the economy turns around. AND lets not forget that there are thousands of Americans earning a million dollars or more who are NOT paying any taxes at all…….are they in this 47%? I know many hard working adults who work everyday, janitors, clerks, waiters, lawn care workers, child care providers, nursing care aides, bus boys, maids, housecare workers, delivery boys, stockers, that only draw minimum wage, have little or no health insurance and have their hours rotated in such a manner that they rarely work overtime. My own daughter worked as a waitress while attending college and drew only $2.25 an hour as her expected tips were expected to even out the lack of minimum wage. Her tips had to be split with the bartender and the bus boy, even if no alcohol was purchased. So she certainly wasn’t getting rich by far. And that is standard for wait people. Romney truly over stepped and insulted people from all walks of life, hard working people, people with severe illnesses trying their best to hold it together, people who have lost their jobs due to no fault of their own, Veterans abroad and returning, Veterans receiving VA benefits to return to school or to attend to deep wounds and amputations…..besides looking for work if they have left the military. But if he can’t be concerned with this 47%, they surely can’t be bothered with him. And I am sure many of the other 53% will be voting for Obama as well, as at least one person in that super rich fundraiser didn’t include him/herself in Romney’s analysis. If Romney gets his nose any further up in the air, he will sufficate from lack of oxygen…….or do the super rich breathe a different vintage than the rest of us?

      • seagazer101

        Wonderful analysis and response to a bigot who lives under a rock. Thanks, Dianna.

    • seagazer101

      Is your mother included in it? Medicare. Are your kids employed? Unemployment or SNAP. Does anyone in your family have a disability? SSI.

      If none of those applies to you and yours, you are especially favored by the gods; count your blessings and shut up. Not everyone is so fortunate.

    • grammyjill

      Alot of those 47% are fighting in afghastan.

    • Do some research, the southern “red” states are all on the dole for more money than they bring in. I hope the Republicans realize that they are part of the 47% that Romney was talking about when they vote.

    • ” If we don’t make some changes now that 47% will be the majority soon and then our country will be DOOMED. You just can’t have that many people not contributing and expect to have a prosperous nation. ”

      I agree with this statement and have a few suggestions on some of the changes that should be made. Let start with raising the pay of American workers, it’s been stagnant for 30 years. The minimum wage should also be increased, at least high enough to enable more Americans to be able to pay taxes. Plus stop exporting jobs in fact bring the ones that already have been exported, back. This way the 47% will decrease and more Americans can contribute.

  • bcarreiro

    when you donate in the real world you dont expect anything in return. the same tax code used as a tool to help the more prominent be more profitable by doing nothing all day. whatever happened to the 20%!!!

    • DurdyDawg

      Yes, and those who take advantage of such laws are also… Welfare recipients !.. “Here, let me give a million in order to show everyone how generous I am but return a third of that so it won’t be a total loss”. I give to charity because I choose to thus will not ask for a portion back (legal or otherwise) there are others who give that are too poor to receive this ‘perk’. Of course, they play these same games in political contributions as well so basically, whether we want to or not.. We pay through taxes up to a third for our rival.

      • bcarreiro

        There are bad apples in every crew…..welfare to work programs do work for most who are single moms or dads determined to create a better living for their child. If we want a reduction of people on the system we have to create a level of stability. Non- custodial parents should pay MORE than court ordered minimums like $11.55 per week or nothing at all. Its hard to be kicked when you are already down. donating means giving the shirt off your back for another ….and having respect for humanity is what brings us together.

        • lindablue

          Child support is based on income if you think that someone is paying too little then fight for better wages, fairer work laws, better results from education programs. I agree having humanity for others is what used to bring us together, not so much since the Koch Party raised their heads. Now beating up on the less fortunate is all the rage.

  • KathieD

    So he reduced the amount he made in charitable contributions so that he could show that he paid at least 13% in taxes which is what he told us he paid in August???? Hmmm. Must be nice to be able to not include 1.5+ million in deductions and still only pay 13%. Wonder how much he would pay if he did include it? “The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year” Like 13% isn’t significantly reduced compared to what most higher middle class taxpayers pay in taxes. Did he do that in all of the last 20 years, NOT.

  • that SOB makes about 5 times more than I do and I paid more taxes than he did. on his money.He is too much of a cheat and a liar to be president. A good president doesn’t try to cheat his country, maybe he wants to be another Hitler. He certainly thinks he and his family are better than the rest of us. But the rest of us don’t try to screw up this country nor are we cowards and liars like Mr. Romney. I don’t understand how he can stand in front of a bunch of Americans and spew the crap he’s been saying when he obviously isn’t carrying his share of the load. He is an android built by the terrorists to ruin this country.

  • I would like to see a specific list of the charitable contributions and the amounts. You can tell a lot about a person by whom he supports financially. Maybe he donated to “Planned Parenthood”. Maybe he donated to the” Aryan Nation Education fund”.

    • seagazer101

      I believe it was all his tithe to the Mormon Church.

  • ryueire

    I think this 2011 tax return has always been planned to be released to show the best side for mitt. $4million in charity is amazing and deserves praise. But 20 years and an average of 20% tax rate paid. Very reasonable. So why all the secrecy, why not just release the 10 years, never mind the 20 years of tax returns, if it is truly that innocuous?
    Mitt is full of shit. Here’s why: he is saying from the summary that his effective tax rate is on the par of most American middle class rates. People don’t care how wealthy he is if he is paying legally what he owes. As a matter of fact, it benefits his whole premise as successful CEO, that he made a lot of money as a ” job creator”. So why the adamant refusal to release those years, as every other presidential candidate has done…. Since his father?

    The release is another smoke and mirrors distraction of all the shit he has stirred up for himself. Pres. Obama’s campaign has not had to do very much to try and discredit Romney. Heck, there are GOP members that are doing that service.

    Romney/Ryan: the y/joke of 2012

    • JSquercia

      When talking about that 20% rate . Let’s remember that the Capital Gains tax under Clinton was 20% .

    • johninPCFL

      It’s early. They call them “October surprizes” for a reason.

  • Ok, now it’s Obama’s turn to release all his sealed records of his past. Oh yeah, Obama made $11 Million in less that 4 years, much more than his salary and he is NOT one of your so-called 99%ers, but 1%ers as is JFK, John Kerry, or George Soros.
    Worry about what Obama does with OUR money than with what Romney, or anyone else does with THEIRS. Or are you a believer in wealth distribution out of jealously that someone is succesful? Until the wealth that is distributed is YOURS.

    • Diogenes67

      I’d advise Obama to keep his records sealed, just to pizz you off.

    • seagazer101

      He did release his 10 years worth. dumb nuts. Where were you?

      • Edsanjuan

        seagazer: AGAIN, the “dumb nuts” is YOU !! Diogenes meant Obozo’s college and passport records and info, not his income taxes.
        Obozo will not release those because they would prove that he applied to Harvard as a foreign student and NOT as a US citizen ….

        • Justin Napolitano

          Ed, you are like most birthers, nucking futs.

        • greghilbert

          Romney is an illegal alien who has refused to release the records of his birth in Mexico and his 2000-2009 tax returns because they reveal that before he came to the USA he dug a tunnel from the basement of a Mormon Church in Tijuana Mexico that emerges in San Diego. Romney is the drug-running mastermind for the drug cartel, and on the return trip to Mexico his slave-labor runners smuggle guns for sale to the cartel, though some guns are diverted to the Cayman Islands, for trans-shipment to Iran, North Korea and Al Quedda. This is already a proven fact, but it is kept secret because the CIA is just a cover for the Mormon Church, which also controls the Mafia. Maybe you aren’t stupid, but you sure are naive! Did you think it coincidence that the Mormons and the mob converged in Nevada and run casinos in LasVegas? Did you think it coincidence the Romney Crime Family moves from state to state? They do so to muscle in on other crime families. And now they are making their move on Washington DC and the federal Treasury! All of these things are established facts, as plain as the nose on your face!

          • seagazer101

            Greg, your hat may be a little tight, too.

          • greghilbert

            Seagazer, there are a few of us who appreciate that many commenters are not playing with a full deck, and when one resorts to satire they are as befuddled as George Bush when he was told to wise up.. I regret you have not progressed from seagazing 101 to seagazing 201,
            and cannot distinguish a tidal wave from the ripple of a piddle.

          • Edsanjuan

            greghilbert: Wow !! How do you know so much about Owebam, er, I mean, Romney?!
            Let me “paste and copy” your assertions so that EVERYBODY on this liberal cesspool can be aware of your stupidity:

            “Romney is an illegal alien who has refused to release the records of his birth in Mexico and his 2000-2009 tax returns because they reveal that before he came to the USA he dug a tunnel from the basement of a Mormon Church in Tijuana Mexico that emerges in San Diego. Romney is the drug-running mastermind for the drug cartel, and on the return trip to Mexico his slave-labor runners smuggle guns for sale to the cartel, though some guns are diverted to the Cayman Islands, for trans-shipment to Iran, North Korea and Al Quedda. This is already a proven fact, but it is kept secret because the CIA is just a cover for the Mormon Church, which also controls the Mafia. Maybe you aren’t stupid, but you sure are naive! Did you think it coincidence that the Mormons and the mob converged in Nevada and run casinos in LasVegas? Did you think it coincidence the Romney Crime Family moves from state to state? They do so to muscle in on other crime families. And now they are making their move on Washington DC and the federal Treasury! All of these things are established facts, as plain as the nose on your face!

            Methinks you should stop smoking what you are smoking, …. whatever it is !!

            P.S. – How does it feel to make a complete fool of yourself ??

          • greghilbert

            Edsanjuan, you are an operative for the Russian mafia and I know that with a certainty because I am one of the multi-billionaires who puts a few million into Putin’s Swiss bank account each month, to make sure our little puppet Romney doesn’t do something stupid in his dealings with the Russian mafia, which he has now done by giving you an internet-connected PC so you can troll progressive websites and post the lame stuff he thinks will get him elected on our behalf. Way to go, dimwit, you just blew my cover, I run the counter-intel ops for Romney’s campaign, and I wanted to get the true story out HERE, so we can later claim it was a rumor started on The National Memo by a low-IQ liberal. And now you put out a call to “EVERYBODY” to read it, and have the audacity and imbecility to say I’ve made a fool of myself?! Not only have you made a fool of yourself, you may have just cost us the Presidency, single-handedly!
            PS While it’s none of your low-life business what I’m smoking, I happen to be smoking Cuban cigars hand-rolled by Castro himself. Romney put Castro and his brother on his payroll, so that if he gets elected President he can change US policy toward Cuba or send in the marines, keeping out the old Luciano and Gambino families when it’s time to rebuild Havana’s casinos and take over the sugar and tobacco industries. But thanks to you that’ll probably have to wait until we can put Donnie Trump in the White House, or maybe Putin. Where the heck did Romney find you, in his drug-smuggling tunnel sniffing cocaine?

          • lindablue

            Hope this is the lie that takes off. When Republicans play with fire they deserve to get burned.

        • seagazer101

          Can I see YOUR college records? What a moron. The President was the editor of the Harvard Law Review. Do you seriously think there’s anything wrong with the records. Adjust your tinfoil hat or take your meds, but first TURN OFF FOX NEWS!

          • lindablue

            Two thumbs up!!!

        • All school records are sealed, even yours, it’s the LAW.

          • Charlie: Come on ! You CAN’T be THAT dumb !! Obozo NEVER UNSEALED them for what he considers “the dummy voters out there” – like you). So, let me explain, Charlie, even though the records are sealed, the OWNER can unseal them …. but Obozo doesn’t want to.
            Got it now ??!!
            DUH !!!

    • Plznnn, you have a mind set of a mule. Nobody is jealous of success as long as those 1% individuals pay their fair share.

    • Justin Napolitano

      plznnn , Obama has released all of his tax records in question. As for college records they are sealed by law as are all school records, Get it?

    • ” Most Democrats are not asking for redistribution of what the wealthy have, but a return to the tax rates that existed in the Clinton era and the preservation of social programs that allow us to live with a modicum of comfort and dignity. – Dominic Villa ”

      ” Ok, now it’s Obama’s turn to release all his sealed records of his past. ”
      What sealed records are you talking about?

      “Oh yeah, Obama made $11 Million in less that 4 years, much more than his salary and he is NOT one of your so-called 99%ers, but 1%ers as is JFK, John Kerry, or George Soros.”
      At least he’s made no attempt to hide his wealth . and he does have other ways of making money besides his salary as President, that’s legal. I hear he’s written and sold several books.

  • And what about the money he has in the Cayman Islands?

    • johninPCFL

      It’s not taxed, and apparently not claimed on his tax return.

  • ANN

    If it took this long for the tax return, how long would it take him to answer the at 3:00 am?

  • jimbrauner

    And I don’t believe his last 20 year report. My guess is that there are years he paid next to nothing and averaging it out is a cover up. Also, donating money to the Morman Church does not mean it is going for charitable uses. Even worse, who in the world wants a president who has enough money out of the country he could skip any time he wants. This idea of electing millionaires is beyond stupid especially when he hides it in foreign countries. While Obama has made some millions, he at least came from not being able to pay his bills and knows what a real person lives with. Where are his donations going and I still want to see the averaged returns. I don’t think the man has the ability to tell the truth about anything and the 20% average tax is a contrived half-truth lie to boot.

  • A good president, represents the whole United States! Not just the ultra rich. He and his wife have so much disdain for the working person that is much more than the 47%. How can he not care about the elderly, people who due to the economy lost their job and had to have unemployment for the first time in their lifes and food stamps. Does he just want to kick the 47% out of the country? Mitt should have never opened his mouth ever. And if he got caught saying this. What does he say about the 47% to just his normal rich friends? Are the rest of the citizens of the United states just dirt under his and his wife’s feet? I do not want this man for president. He doesn’t deserve it. And he didn’t make him self a man made millionare. He inheritied it! Wonder what he would be if he didn’t get the silver spoon when he was born? My lands, he might have been one of the lower 47% he hates so badly! This guy scares the crap out of me.

    • seagazer101

      Can you say concentration camps?

  • Ken_Hansgen

    The Romneys released their 2011 tax figures–that’s all the Dems asked for, no? The charitable contribution was over 29% of their 2011 income–that’s a lot more than 10%!!

    Can you say you contributed 29% to charity? Even 16%??

    Pick–pick–pick. Instead I find that quite admirable.

    • edwardw69

      Since when is that all we asked for? 2008-2009. Please.

    • Justin Napolitano

      Hell I want ten years worth.

  • edwardw69

    Hey, Mr. Romney: give us the 2008-2009, please. Did you take advantage of the amnesty for Swiss bank, tax cheats? (Good grief, I’m getting tired of typing this question.)

    • JSquercia

      Good Point in fact Lawrance O Donnell said that if he could ask mittens ONE question THAT would be it .

  • sonnymerritt

    I think Rommey wants to roll back the health care, because him and his family doesn’t need anything from the gov. nor anywhere else. The man is a billionare. He is only concern about the three percent.

  • greghilbert

    What enrages me the most about all this is that it demonstrates the low tax rates the wealthy pay
    as compared to the days of Eisenhower. All one reads is how Romney’s federal income tax rate compares to that of middle-income and low-income Americans, almost none of whom are sitting on some $250 Million in personal wealth, and almost all of whom are paying far higher portions of their incomes on other taxes! It’s outrageous, and here we are, suckered into discussing a spin that gives him credit for paying taxes.

  • Ken_Hansgen

    So the Romneys released their 2011 tax return–that’s just what the Dems wanted, no? And their charitable contribution was over 29% of their income–that’s a lot more than 10%.

    Can you say you contributed 29%? Even 15%? Or 10%?

    Pick..pick..pick. I find that level of charity admirable!!

    • JSquercia

      Yes it is admirable but the idea of not claiming the full amount does strike me as Odd . As his father said one year could be something done for show and not be representative .

    • Justin Napolitano

      The tax returns he released are as phony as he is. He did everything he could to make himself look good for 2011 but only gave us some averages for previous years. I suspect that in some years he didn’t pay anything and used the average thing to hide that fact. He is a scum ball and there is not way to turn him into a breath mint. I would be ashamed to have him as our president since he only wants to represent 53% of us.

    • seagazer101

      No, I can’t say that because I barely make enough money to live on, and not too handsomely, either.

    • That depends on what charitable organization he gave to. As an example, What would you say if the charitable organization that Romney gave 20% of his income to was the Muslim Brotherhood? Would you still think it was such a good thing?

  • Craigston58

    Mitt Romney is obviously a replicant…
    and why should he care about the USA…
    because he is going on “BATTLESHIP GALACTICA” to that “BOGUS” Mormon heaven
    to be with all of his NINETEENTH CENTURY poligamist relatives,
    his Donner Pass cannibal cousins,
    and the murderers of “Non-Mormons” on the Southern trail through Utah.”
    Mitt Romney Uber Alles.”
    Craigston Mullen, Somerville, [email protected]

  • TheOldNorthChurch

    What percent of income did the Obama’s donate to charity?

    • seagazer101

      Look at their tax returns if you’re so curious. They were released when they were supposed to be.

      • TheOldNorthChurch

        Your right – less than the Romneys

  • is that how long it took his people to manipulate the return to fit what he said…..are we suppose to just believe what they say about how much hes paid over the years ……..

  • desertdustoff

    plznnn…you are brainwashed asshole, plain and simple. Next you will be telling us that the mega rich are doing all of this to help you have a better life…funny you mention 3rd world countries. That is exactly where all of these koch (suckin’), tea baggin’ (kkk), nazi, talibangelical, american taliban, fun dumb a mentalist, women hating, gop (greed over people, greedy ol’ pedophiles), bigoted, mega rich lovin’, rethuglicans are taking this country. You had better hope these thugs don’t get elected because you will be in for a serious dose of reality. Educate yourself by watching something else than faux nooz and reading the lyin’wall street journal.
    IGNORANCE ISN’T BLISS; IT IS A gop (greed over people) VOTER!!

  • Lela22

    So how much tax did he pay on the stash sitting in the banks of the
    Cayman Island ,Switzerland and Bermuda???????????????????

  • lindablue

    I never new a summary was a tax return. When will he release his real tax returns? A summary is a Cop out and make us all believe he is still hiding something.

  • lana ward

    Joe Biden is one CHEAP bastard when it comes to charity

  • Deskjet

    Romney has much to hide!!!! You can’t trust this man!!
    If there was nothing to hide Romney would have released the tax forms for the last 10 years.

  • Pamby50

    Not impressed. Especially since he can go back & ammend his tax return to include all those deductions. He has 3 yrs to do the ammending. Can he still fix other yrs?

    The other thing that bothers me is the word owed. That statement implies he didn’t pay all the appropriate taxes when they were due. Was there an audit & when? The campaign won’t answer that question.

  • Deskjet

    Romney can’t be trusted!! does this reflect all Republican leaders???

  • So Romney released his tax returns . Will Obama release a real birth certificate , his visas ,passports ,foriegn student loans , school records , and fast and furious documents ? Im less concerned with what Romney did with his own money then what Obama has done with ours .m also more concerned with all that Obama is hiding and has sealed

    • lindablue

      You’re not too bright if you actually think Romney used his own money to play risky games to become a billionaire.

    • He already has done these things, in some cases multiple times, but since they don’t agree with your beliefs you won’t accept them.
      That’s on YOU.

  • this is just a lame attempt to change the subject from how Romney said he does not care about 47% of people in the US

    • lindablue

      This tactic used to work on us. Hopefully it won’t this time.

  • Hal

    In the interview in July, Romney said that he would be a fool if he did not take all legal deductions and that if he did not take all legal deductions he would not be qualified to be Presidet.

    I will take him at his word.

  • NCSOUTHERNGENTLEMAN1

    The Johnny -come-latelys are the ones that have tried to bring this country BACK, since the 1930s when great programs like Social Security , and the 1960s when great programs like Medicare and Medicaid were created. His kind, the Republicans, were kicking and screaming that these programs would be the ruin of America. Now , I would bet you that he, like other Republicans, would fight you if you tried to deny him the benefits of such programs as these, that have tremendously helped to better the lives of all Americans. Yes, they want to take America BACK, but how far BACK. That is what this 2012 election is all about. You can follow groups that want to take their country BACK all over the world. They are extreme in their philosophy as well.

    • lindablue

      Two thumbs up!!!

  • Pamby50

    Not impressed. His tax returns shows he ammended his charitable contributions so his rate will match what he said. He has 3 yrs to ammend his tax return to takes those contributions back. Will he take them back plus other yrs?

    The other thing I have a problem with is the statement that was released with the word owed. This implies he didn’t pay all his taxes due at the time. It implies there was an audit. When was the audit & how much back taxes were paid? When the campaign was asked for clarification, none will be forthcoming.

    • lindablue

      It also says that he owes money. Lol. The rich guy owes money. Amended taxes means he did not pay his taxes on time like the rest of us do. He owed taxes for 20 years straight.

  • AMADAL

    Nice try, but a summary over a 20 year period does not say much. How about releasing the actual returns over the last 10 years. Also, since some of you idiots continue to want Obama’s birth cirtificate–what about Mitten’s birth certificate? And school records too since you are calling for that from Obama also.

  • cat1217

    THIS IS AN ADJUSTED TAX RETURN TO ADD MORE CHARITABLE DEDUCTIONS. WHY NOT SUBMIT 2000-2010? WHAT ARE YOU HIDING MITT?? WHAT CHARITIES DID HE DONATE? OOPS, PROBABLY ALL WENT TO HIS CHURCH. NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BUY THIS. WASN’T IT JUST A WEEK OR SO AGO THAT SOMEONE HACKED INTO HIS ACCOUNTANTS DATA BASE, DOWNLOADED HIS TAX RETURNS, AND ASKED FOR A RANSOM? PEOPLE, WAKE UP!! THIS MAN (MITT ROMNEY) IS A FRAUD!!!! HE THINKS HE IS ENTITLED TO BE PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!

  • And I am supposed to be impressed why? Especially when hypocrite Mitt deliberately and intentionally decreased their charitable donations in a pathetic and false attempt to be able to say he paid a fair tax rate. More smoke and mirrors, nothing more, and more proof that hypocrite Mitt will DO anything to become president including finding a false way to con the American public that he and wife pay fair taxes. Well it won’t work for me since “Romney left open the possibility that he paid his lowest rates in the years where he made the most income, and vice versa”. And IT IS FUNNY that he waited until having his worst week politically before releasing his 2011 tax return and only SUMMARIES of the others. Having released a summary instead of releasing the tax returns themselves, Romney still lags behind the precedent set by every presidential candidate over the past 30 years aside from Senator John McCain. More hypocrisy, as usually

  • But what was the total gross income?

  • But what was the gross income?

  • And just where did you learn that “the communist muslim dictator sending MILLIONS of U S dollars all over the world to support mosques?” More Fox propaganda? Some people are just so gullible that it’s painful to watch.

  • I figured he is a phony the length some people will go and he is running for president ? This is not right man I pay at least 33% ! Now my question is whats really going on ????

    • lindablue

      Congress write the tax breaks for themselves.

  • cat1217

    WAKE UP AMERICA!! SO MITT SUBMTTED HIS EDITED TAX RETURNS AND ADDED MORE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS, PROBABLY TO HIS CHURCH OR CHURCH AFFILIATIONS. WHY IS IT SO HARD NOT TO SUBMIT 2000-2010?? WILL THEY LET US KNOW WHO THE “REAL” MITT ROMNEY IS?? WILL IT LET US KNOW HOW MUCH HE SUPPORTS THIS COUNTRY, OR ADD TO HIS OFF-SHORE AND SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS. THIS MAN IS A FRAUD, BECAUSE FROM DAY TO DAY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE WILL EXPRESS HIMSELF OR WHAT HE BELIEVES IN. I KNOW IT’S NOT ME. I AM A SENIOR, EARNING MY SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE, WHICH I PAID INTO – BUT HE SEES ME AS A VICTIM (WHICH I AM NOT) SEEKING ENTITLEMENTS. AFTER HAVING WORKED OVER 40 YEARS OF MY LIFE, I AM ENTITLED – TO WHAT I PAID INTO. SHAME ON YOU – MITT!!

  • pleiku1965

    His wife said that we’ve seen enough. That was before this. It just comes out in little dribbles. The video forced his hand.

    I look for Michael Moore to weigh in fairly soon.

  • At this point why would anyone believe anything short of complete disclosure.

  • harryh51

    Can’t he file an amended return next year and get the money back???

  • harryh51

    Is he still sloshed.

  • harryh51

    They didn’t BOO GOD they BOOED SANTA CLAUSE.

  • Ken_Hansgen

    JSquercia wrote, in response to Ken_Hansgen:

    Yes it is admirable but the idea of not claiming the full amount does strike me as Odd . As his father said one year could be something done for show and not be representative .

    You’re right, Mr. Squercia, and it has opened him up to much criticism. It was done for show. Still it makes no difference in how much of his income has gone to charity.

  • Felix Harris

    Romney’s tax released today is evidence he is out of touch with mainstream Americans. Any common sense person can see he thinks he has out foxed us all. Not so my friend.

    Felix

    • smittyray

      does anybody really give a crap about anybodys taxes when they followed the law and met all requirements of the IRS. I am more concerned about Obama trying to pull a fast one over all Americans when he tells the Russian leader that if he is elected again, he can do whatever he wants thinking the American people would never hear about what he said. Now that is a topic for MSNBC to pick up on!

      • ” I am more concerned about Obama trying to pull a fast one over all Americans when he tells the Russian leader that if he is elected again, he can do whatever he wants thinking the American people would never hear about what he said.”

        That’s not what he said, I can understand one not liking a person but don’t LIE on them.

        • smittyray

          Charlie, listen to what he said, and he did say just wait until I get re-elected and then I can do things I can’t do now. Not a LIE what we all heard.

  • Some suspect Romney may not want to show all of his returns because he may not have tithed some years. My question is this, are the Mormon tithes tax decuctible? If they are, I believe Romney would have used them for his deductions, and therefore he has a different reason for hiding his returns. I will try to find out from the internet.

  • Ayaya Worenwu

    Republican establishment did not listen to Perry, Santorum and Gingrich. Romney release your real tax returns for twelve years, we don’t reccognize your summary letter. IRS should question Romney right now. Romney is a big shame to American politics.

  • desertdustoff

    Ignorance is not bliss; it is a gop (greedy ol’ pedophile, greed before people) voter!!
    All of you ignorant, hick, bigoted, tea baggin’ (kkk), talibangelical, fun dumb a mental, anti-women, anti-science, anti-environment, anti-middle class, white, fat, thug, american taliban, koch suckin’, gun totin’, nra, faux nooz watchin’, wall street journal readin’ (some of you might be able to read at that level), cretin, repugnican, retuglicans with your 😯 IQ will be talking out the other side of your mouth when your puppet boy, nit wit mitler, and his joke buddy, “if his lips are movin’ he’s lyin ryan, sell you out to the mega rich who don’t give a damn for your sorry asses. And you know what is going to hurt the most? Not that you will become the united serfs of america, not that we will become another 3rd world country…the thing that will hurt the worst is that your going to have to tell your children that you all sold THEM down the river..you did this to yourself, and much more important, to them, because you are too dumb to see through rove and his shady plans for this country. rove is a traitor…at any other time in history, he would have been shot before a military firing squad.
    And you repugnican women: you are a disgrace to your gender and to your children for allowing your white bigoted “hubbys” to tell you what to say, what to think, how to vote, and even what you can and can’t do with your bodies. Don’t you even care about your own children? What about your daughters who will have to live with your lack of self esteem? What kind of mothers are you? Here’s the test you give those good ol’ boy spouses of yours. You ask them if they have a vagina; give them a few minutes to check their blue jeans; if they drive a big truck, give them a few more minutes to try to find something in there. Now…if they tell you they don’t have a vagina, tell them to shut the fuck up and mind their own business and get their guns and go shoot something. Hell, good ol’ boy, nut case nugent and some of his nra buddies are always lookin’ for something, or somebody to shoot!!
    IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS…IT IS A REPUGNICAN VOTER!! EDUCATE YOUR SELVES!!
    You fun dumb a mentalists, kkk’ers had better hope that there really isn’t a hell, because if there is, you and your children will burn in the deepest, hottest nether region of hell!!!

  • the Romneys are still hidding something but can’t put my finger on it

  • Here goes…he manipulated the tax code..and here is some more news….

    To understand why, you need to examine the sources of government revenue. Last year about 80 percent of these revenues came from personal income taxes and payroll taxes. The mega-rich pay income taxes at a rate of 15 percent on most of their earnings but pay practically nothing in payroll taxes. It’s a different story for the middle class: typically, they fall into the 15 percent and 25 percent income tax brackets, and then are hit with heavy payroll taxes to boot.

    I pray you clearly understand how this man did things..he only had to pay $1,935,708 on the investments he made of $13,696,772…now just imagine what the middle class person would have had to pay if that was what they earned from their hard work at a job…and the rich don’t hardly pay anything in the payroll tax like the middle class and the poor that are working…the middle class at least pays 25 percent..and they really don’t have any monies to invest…I agree with Mary Sullivan..they intentionally inflate their tax rate from about 12 percent to the 15 percent that they earn from their investments..and then he puts it into a fund for their children..another way..he doesn’t have to pay as much tax…and he did manipulate the charitable contributions to make himself look better…wowowowo..who is he fooling…and when you dontate to charity..you get it all back..I understand..he has a narcissistic personality…which means he is a con-artist and a swindler when it comes to money…and then again…why didn’t he just come clean in the first place…he had to do some manipulating with the records..I bet..I would never trust this leopard..with all the dirt on him..the middle class and the poor have to work for their monies..and to think that the taxpers pay for his homes..too..as well as all the other governors homes..etc…and all of his trips…and lots more..the middle class and the poor don’t have anyone paying for their homes..etc..a big difference..

  • Love to see the level of discourse here. We all know Romney is not at all interested in anyone else but himself and the paltry few who can buy and sell countries. The one on the auction block right now is America and it is not goint to go to the highest bidder, it is going to the guy pushing the brrom, not the guy counting his cash behind the screen so that we annot see how much he is worth.

  • What about the off shore accounts he is not reporting ?

  • What about the offshore accounts he is not disclosing ?

  • DeWayneToogood

    Your exactly right!!!! No doubt about it, but the problem is this is not a business its to be the Commader and Chief of the free world. As a business owner my self, I have a problem with continual questions being raised about Romney and not answers to any of them. What, when, where and how have not been answered in specifics about any hard line questions. I also serve 20 years in the USAF. The taxes are about what you said adding up to whats on paper. Im all for free enterprise, but bringing a summary of my credentials to a job interview for the presidency and not actual proof, means you dont want the JOB. Its really a insult to my intelligence, I need everything on the table, all questions answered, and the main question is are you trust worthy with my vote? Obama 2012

  • I can’t believe you people! I knew Mr. Romney would submit his returns when he was ready. No presidential candidate has to submit them, there is no law. He did what was requested, had backing by the IRS stating he was in full compliance and owed no taxes, and you still are going to nitpik. The reason I knew he would eventually provide them? He hasn’t sealed his records, so I gather he has nothing to hide.,

    • lindablue

      First your records won’t and can’t be sealed until after your elected President . He only discloses Accountant Summaries of his taxes not his actual Tax return, and he only releases the summaries when he’s foot in mouth disease get the better of him. He hasn’t sealed them but he hasn’t come forward with any records either not even the Michigan long form Birth Certificate.

  • bud2011

    Have any of you koolaid drinkers noticed that the attack of the Libyian embassy is the first terrorist attack since 9/11/01, and it happened on Obozo and Hillary’s watch. The rioting throughout the muslim world is a prime example of the failed foreign policy by the muslim-in-chief.

  • jjrjon

    Just one Tax Return? How sad! People running for the highest office in the land should be totally open with the public, so people will know what type of person is representing them. When a person runs for public office we the people have the right to know if this person is trust worthy. My question is, “why would a multi millionaire want to run for public office. Is he board? Is he trying to make a name for himself, is it for pleasure or fun, or is it another game he’s playing so he can screw up people’s lives as he did by sending American jobs overseas? Personally, I think all politicians should show a minimum of 10 consecutive years of Tax Returns before they can be considered a candidate and show a tax return for each year he or she holds public office. After all they are our Representative in a position to influence or be influenced by graft and/or corruption. Power does corrupt. It’s sickening to see politicians elected to public office and leave office a rich person. Is this due to influence peddling or selling their votes? To cut down on Federal spending these politicians should be paid by the State that voted them into office (that is true representation). While we’re at it lets have “TWO TERM LIMITS” then you’re out.

    • lindablue

      He couldn’t win being honest you have to been born with that gene and apparently he was only born with an empty suit.

  • emadis41

    Romney is trying to win the WH at any cost; he will say what his audiences want to hear, but he would manipulate the tax system to pay less taxes. As he said in July that “frankly if I had paid more [taxes] than are legally due I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president. I’d think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires.” so what happened since then.
    Romney lambasted the 47% to those who paid $50,000 a couple to hear him, and now he says he wants to be the President of the 100%, I believe he meant 100% of the 1%. The GOP is claiming it was a slip of tongue, but the rest of the 47 minutes tape say otherwise, as he kept rambling about the Palestinians want no peace and he wouldn’t delve into this foreign affairs issue, and the workers in china, etc.
    A look at Romney’s campaign rhetoric and rants about those who want free stuff, those who wanted the Gov. to subside their lazy bum life style; those who want healthcare for the uninsured, those who want chance for education, clean environment and other issues in which he clearly sided with Big Corporate America, and perhaps he wants our factory to be run like in Communist China. Not withstanding, his father received Gov. assistance that he did not paid for, as well as Paul Ryan who received SS payments also.
    The GOP champion a limited Gov. and less regulations to business, apparently ignoring a whole century of free for all fraud, deception and failed quality products that robbed, and killed a lot of people, that which prompted many Democrats’ and Republicans alike to push for tough regulations. Also he skipped a fact that it was the GOP Presidents who expanded the Federal and State payrolls; with Reagan as the champion of this increase.
    Romney ran as a Moderate Republican in MA, then started his President run as “Severely Conservative”, and now starting Monday as ?? may I say “Severely Handicapped”,
    Leave it to Santorum who said that the smart people, the elite will never join the Republican Party, so Republicans should ask themselves if they are smart, elite or what?

  • msrita

    Hey Robme/Lying Ryan crazies its over and we all know

    they are a fraud. No one is donating any money. LOL!

    OBAMA RE-ELECTED

  • November 6, please come.

  • Your neighbor kid that mowed lawns in the summer paid more than Romney paid in income taxes. Remember donations are deductable, puts you in a different bracket, right?

  • SO he & she showed 1 tx return, wow how nice of them to be still lying, ms ann can’t stand the heat, she is a snobish person, she has no grace or elegance about herself, she cares only for her rich friend, don’t have any of the middleclass as friends & certainly none of color, or @least I haven’t seen or heard of any, they all are crooks any republican out here I do not trust or care what they say or think, “it’s a wrap”. Mitt romney has somethings to hid, & Karma is upon him & the whole repub party, all these lies they have told & still telling is God’s wrath on them, all of them is being punished for lying continuously, romney hasn’t paid the percentage of tax never, only should a few of what he gave the church & taxed was pitiful, why should ann romney file taxes? she don’t work no where & can’t carrie any kids, all them grands their boys take as independents & get money back, a lot , now he needs to borrow 20million dollars, he is desperate & ms ann to,that’s why she’s whinning to “just stop it” no your campaign started it, being nasty, lying & I hope romney keeps doing what he is doing to hurt himself, for he will do it again & again, he gave his self enough rope to hang himself & he is still swinging from the rope he hung himself with, keep up the good work Mitt keep lying & getting caught it’s wonderful. He did manipulate contributions he knew how toget around certain tax reliefs 7 used them illegally I’m sure, they all are crooks, anyone who buys a horse for an investment & gaining profits from a horse investment pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, no telling what else he’s cheated on. FERN WOODFOLK you tell em, you said it just right & I agree 100% with you, go gurl for johnny here is just in denial, & just like the rest of them sick lying repubs, can’t help them fip flopping azzzzzzz’s.

  • Craigston58

    Dear seagazer…I appreciate your support. C.Mullen

  • Romney have so much money, this tax information can be something he made up along with his campaign entourage because of the amount of pressure that has been put on him. Why did it took so long for him to provide his tax information. Romney have not been honest with the American people, At this point, this new revelation of his tax does not change mine mind about him.

    • lindablue

      HE is known for making up tax information in all his elections.

  • lana ward

    GO to W N D . Obama got his money for Harvard from the Saudi Prince. He’s paying him back destroying our country

    • seagazer101

      Woo, hoo! Nucking futz!

      • lana ward

        Go to website WND. All of the polling has Romney up 8 points and higher!!!! God Bless America!!!!

        • seagazer101

          Try a real source. Who ever heard of “website WND?

          • lana ward

            Apparently not you. 3 little letters WND

          • seagazer101

            Yes, I went and looked at it. Amazing what some people will believe! Pure, unadulterated Yellow Jounalism.

          • lana ward

            And what do you think what you believe is?

          • seagazer101

            Intelligent, educated, unbiased truth.

          • lana ward

            And where do you get your true reporting from?

  • Just as Romney said, the taxes are a distraction from Obama’s disgusting mishandling of jobs, health care, oil, and foreign affairs. We can’t see any Obama information on his college records, or his wife’s problems with her law practice, etc. and Romney is bad because he gave too much to charity? Give me a break!!

    • lindablue

      The real scandal is the way the Republican party has skewed the tax system in favor of the rich. Wake up!!!

  • lana ward

    Many are threatening to kill Romney if he wins. Classy bunch. No one’s threatening to kill Red Diaper head if he wins.

    • lindablue

      You Red Romney head the guy who sells out American jobs to Red China?

      • lana ward

        What are all the scars on Obama’s head from? And his neck has been slit, what is that from?

        • lindablue

          I sent your comment to the F.B.I. and Department of Homeland Security. A threat against the sitting President is taken very seriously.

          • lana ward

            I didn’t threaten Red Diaper. I just asked you if you knew what the scars on his head were from and what the scar on his neck is from.—What are they from?