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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mitt Romney’s release of his 2011 tax return seems unlikely to stop the Obama campaign’s attacks against his personal finances.

During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs made it clear that two years of tax returns was not enough to satisfy the campaign’s curiosity.

“He gave his accountant 20 years and the American people two,” Gibbs told host Chris Wallace. “What’s he hiding? Why does he have corporations in Bermuda, investments in the Caymans? Why is somebody who says they’re going to get tough on China investing in the Chinese state oil companies and banks in China?”

“I think that the American people deserve to know a lot more about Mitt Romney’s finances, because he hasn’t been straight with the American people about those finances,” Gibbs continued. “And he hasn’t been straight with the American people about what’s going to happen with their taxes.”

The public appears to side with Gibbs and the Obama campaign on the issue; polls have consistently shown that voters want Romney to release 12 years of tax returns, meeting the standard set by his father George Romney in the 1968 presidential campaign.

  • Jim Lou

    Mitt isn’t George and never will be.

  • William Deutschlander

    Romney would not even be a good dog warden, look how he mistreated his own dog.

    If he mistreats his own dog just think how he would treat the 47%!

  • howa4x

    Of course he is hiding something, like how he made his money, and why he stashed it over seas.
    Republicans don’t care because they think no one should pay taxes and government should just disapear

  • If Romney actually showed his taxes we would see that he keeps his money hidden where he pays little to no taxes. I guess paying taxes is as un American as being poor is.

  • Mitt Romney’s release of his 2011 tax return seems unlikely to stop the Obama campaign’s attacks against his personal finances.

    During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs made it clear that two years of tax returns was not enough to satisfy the campaign’s curiosity.

    “He gave his accountant 20 years and the American people two,” Gibbs told host Chris Wallace. “What’s he hiding? Why does he have corporations in Bermuda, investments in the Caymans? Why is somebody who says they’re going to get tough on China investing in the Chinese state oil companies and banks in China?”//// the anti-christ romney prob. has a thing with cxhina with all the money him and bains set china up with . now ill bet that the anti-christ has china knows his off shore accounts so thy know where thy can send the moneyu to his so no one knows about it . same as his taxes . didnt he tell little monster look a like paul ryan to show what was it 10 years of his taxes ?

  • Lovefacts

    Win or lose, Romney has three years to file an amended return and claim all the deductions he didn’t take. Should he win, I bet will never see or know about his amended return.

    Also, my take on the reason he isn’t showing us returns pre 2010 is that he was one of the millionaires and/or billionaires who got caught when the whistleblower at USB outted everyone who had Swiss bank accounts and avoided taxes. The IRS gave them amnesty from prosecution if they paid all their back taxes.

    If Romney took part in this, his 2008 return wouldn’t show foreign accounts. His 2009 return would show every account and the back taxes plus interest he had to pay. Bet that’s why his average tax basis shows him as paying an average of around 20%.

  • I agree, Mitt got caught in the whistle blower investigation from the UBS employee and he does not want the American people to know it. He is also investing in China oil and banks, he’s not investing in America and we think he is going to put us back to work, cut me a break!!!!!
    He’ll get his money he didn’t claim on his taxes, you can be sure of that. If he gets elected, he doesn’t have to show us his amended returns and he will not let that money go. He’s just another greedy individual!!!!!

  • CaptainWes

    I am sure one of the things he is hiding is the money he made from Sanicycle in Europe from 1999 on ( the time to which he “retroactively retired” ). Then Bain Capital invested $75M in the company, which recycles medical waste. I wonder what kind of reception that would get from the Bible Belt, as well as the Mormon Church, since one component of that waste is aborted fetuses.

    How much money did you made on abortions, Mittens? What is the value of a fetus these days? I call that a conflict of interest with the GOTP platform. Anyone agree?

    If you don’t believe me, Google the article in the Boston Globe.

  • Ann

    Why take so long to show returns and why not show all if other presidential candidates have done so. Seems strange to me.

  • Gammaanya

    He is probably buyin US Treasury debt debt through China because it’s 100% guaranteed by US Gov. He doesn’t want us to know that we are the one paying him back. Also he claims that he has nothing to do with the lay offs and closing s of Corp. on whiuch he made millions. NOw stop and think – He made millions and pays average 12-14% in taxes, while average American that owns home and only can deduct the interest and taxes on his home. You can’t deduct your dog, or your horse unless your horse is a therapy horse (since therapy horses compete in Olympics??), cat or squirrel. LOL
    He will amend his taxes and will get all his money back and some. AND ALL ON YOUR WATCH.
    He is in it to win it and he will because most people will vote for him because they hate black man. They forget that everything grows from the roots up not from the top down. SOme think he is a businessman, owns RE and a horse that qualify him to be POTUS, no matter that he can’t stay on the subject for no more than few hrs and change his view depends who gave more money and what request they have to get their money back and some more. After all we all moochers.
    Sad to say, some still work at the ripe age of 70 +(p/t Walmart greeters for sample) made maybe 9K a year pay taxes and still is called a moochers??? Lets exterminate all moochers?
    US soldier lost his lims and live on minimum disability or whatever and have to support his family is also called a moocher??? Didn’t he/she gave enough?? I guess they don’t count at all. Funny Romney did not contribute to SS and cmplaining that he have to support moochers. Well the entire system NEEDS to be reviewed and get rid off the free loaders (there a few and Corp are the biggest) and hire honest not corrupted people. Politicians are like dirty diapers, need to be changed often, starting with Senatores and Congressmans, after all President can’t do squat w/o them. We see the results. We are one country, melting pot and we all swim in this ocean together, don’t let common sense and the good of your country go out with the first tide.
    Shame on Republican’s to filibuster the Veterans work – SOME oF US KNOW HOW THEY TREAT THE ONES THAT SACRIFICE THE ULTIMATE FOR THEIR BENEFIT. THEY REAP THE REWARDS GIVING NOTHING IN RETURN. SHAME, SHAME Now R/R will ask again for the moochers to do Israel dirty work spewing lies about WMD – we know how one end up – 5.5K dead + . Be proud of yourself for approving the war mongers. My suggestion – Romney should lead by example and sign up his sons to lead the way. and some of you to follow. We know that’s is not going to happened – NEVER. SEMPER FI.

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    Whoooooo Cares about Tax returns?????????? I don’t think its ANYBODIES business,

    The way they nit pic every presidential candidates, it’s no wonder NOBODY good runs!!!!

    Who cares what someone did in Kindergarten—Jr High or High School!!!!! WHO CARES IF THEY EVER HAD AN AFFAIR—-WHOOOO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This has become ridiculous the way they pound and pound on the candidates!!!!

    WHO WOULD EVER WANT TO RUN AND GET THIS KIND OF ABUSE???

    If Romeney made money some where sooo what—-IT’S HIS MONEY!!!!!

    Most people HATE to see anyone be prosperous—-WHY????

    Work hard and you can do it to!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t sit around and wait for it to come to you!!!!!!!!!!! 

    Nothing ever happened to who Obama appointed for his cabinet—-

    Al Franken and Charles Rangel exposed for their serial tax evasions—–

    WHY DO THEY THINK THEY DON’T HAVE TO PAY TAXES???? They should have been thrown in jail.
    Charles Rangel failed to report seventy-five thousand dollars in income!!!!!!!!!

    WE WOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN IN JAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Al Franken didn’t pay his taxes in eighteen states or whatever it was at the time. I mean just absurd.

    Tom Daschle had to withdrawl his nomination for health secretary because of his failure to pay taxes—-
    Nancy Killefer, who was appointed chief performance officer and deputy OMB director, also withdrawn because of non-payment of taxes——

    The Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner non-payment of taxes—–

    The Obama administration has loaded up on lobbyists; several of theses people for these positions have been exposed as tax evaders.

    Not so long ago, Democrats ran on the “culture of corruption” issue.

    Who knew that was actually a campaign promise?

    • Sand_Cat

      In response to your little piece of BS:
      Whoooooo Cares?

  • Bob Williams

    Well, he certainly isn’t hiding his birth certificate or his college records. Too bad Obama can’t say that (and not be lying!)

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      And alllllllllllllllll the stimulus money that is missing that they can’t account for!!!!!!!
      THE LIST GOES ON AND ON ——-
      OBAMA HAS PULLED SO MUCH STUFF, HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
      ILLEGALLY PUSHING BILLS THROUGH—-
      The Energy Department Can’t Locate $500,000 in Stimulus Money

      Obama gave $535 Million Solyndra—the money disappeared in 3-months!!!!!!!!!!!

      An investigation by congressmen has revealed the Obama administration has secretly spent
      $23 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars in Kenya!!!!
      We are working our butts off every single day and pay our taxes to be sent to KENYA!!!!

      More than $1.1 trillion of federal government money is missing. Our government leaders say they will not account for it.

      Where is the Money?

      The Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General has reported that HUD has not and will not account for $59 billion of “undocumentable adjustments.”
      The Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General has reported that DOD has not and will not account for $1.1 trillion of “undocumentable adjustments.”
      these amounts are staggering: California’s share of the “undocumented adjustments” is $128 billion — more than three times its current $35 billion budget deficit.
      Where is the Money?
      A General Accounting Office report found that the U.S. Army lost track of 56 airplanes, 32 tanks, and 36 Javelin missile command launch-units. Are planes, tanks and missiles running away from home? Where are they???
      We, the undersigned, are being asked to pay for government corruption and fraud. We are paying with taxes, unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies. We are paying with cutbacks in services, deteriorating public infrastructure, and declining quality of life in our neighborhoods. We are paying with reduced health care and retirement benefits.
      We worry about the effect of the federal government’s deteriorating financial condition on our children and grandchildren’s financial security and education and on our environment. Such significant financial corruption is a national security issue.
      US Citizens provide financial reports and supporting documentation to the IRS annually, as required by law. We insist that the US government be held to the same standard.
      Where is the Money?
      We demand a complete and accurate balancing of the books of all US government agencies.
      We want a full audited accounting of the real cash and assets that should be in our national bank accounts and inventories.
      We demand that all government financial data on the expenditure of our tax revenues, the management of federal credit, and all agency contractor budgets be made publicly available via open website access. With citizen access to our financial data, we will find our money.

      • grammyjill

        bozo, go take your meds.

  • Romneys taxes are set by the US government. Romney is following the law. I pay no income tax. I use all the deductions and options allowed by the IRS and federal law. Why not allow Romney the same options I use regardless to the type of income; earned or from other sources.
    My question is how much has Romney given to charity? How much has Biden given to charity? How much has Sen. Reid given to charity? How much has Obama given to charity? How much has Gibbs given to charity?
    I am a registered Democrat. At one time my Democratic Party had ethicts and was honest. Now it is sex, contraceptives, race, wealth, food stamps etc.. All BS. The issue is the ECONOMY. How to create jobs in the private sector that produce taxes rather than jobs that are paid from taxes as firemen, police, teachers etc. The greater number pf private sector jobs will produce more taxes and allow for more balanced taxed paid jobs a city, county, state and federal employees. I am a retired licensed psychotherapist for the state of Florida and was a department head in mental health for the Department of Corrections. I spent a great portion of my job activity corresaponding with the federal courts over regualtions from bean counters who had no knowledge of my field, but they created the regulations we had to work with. I will put my GPA up against Obama and Biden and my university records are not sealed. I have nothing to hide. Ask Obama about his university records???

    • grammyjill

      I guess you haven’t been paying much attention. All those issues you brought up were brought up by R&R and the other republicans. Obama’s team responded as was necessary. The economy has been picking up and the private sector has added 4.6 million jobs.I don’t know why you are worried about the president or vice president’s college records. That’s so long ago that it makes no difference. If you want to know about their tax deductions, they’re online, check. Basically I don’t give a damn. That’s not what I hired him for and he is doing what I hired him for.
      You say you’re a psychotherapist, well dr. heal thyself.

  • oldbuzzardpopsgary

    I just hope this country is not duped into voting for a Billionaire that has EVERYTHING TO HIDE from the people of the United States, Lord knows this Country cannot with stand Obama or anyone like him for 4 more years. Satan has been released after a 1000 years……..

  • nomaster

    Willard the Ratman is insecure, has no character and wants everyone to think he is as clean as a whistle. The trutht is taht he knows he can’t show his taxes in earnest because he realizes that the average American is strapped with a huge tax burnden and he himself through his wonderful rich man loopholes can pay little to nothing. Shame on the Rat master and his main man, Ryan aka Ben the Rat.

  • ExPAVIC

    To Mittens

    A crook is a crook, is a crook. Hello crook….

  • Romney, should change his name to flip,flop, Mr BS!! Ill tell u what ever u want to hear even if its not true ,, Hey iam fakeing this as best as i can what do u want from me, whine whine!!!!

  • Mitt, still more lies and deceptions, what else can you expect for such a Horses ASS!!

  • I’m very interested in seeing his taxes because he his hiding something he need to be transparent and he not…..

  • CarolO

    For 18 months his tax returns have been requested. First he said he would submit them AFTER the election. Then he turned in one year. Now we have the second year after all this time. He is hiding something for sure and I think he just doesn’t want us to know how many millions are in banks overseas.

  • rescueus

    The answer is simple…He’s a tax dodging crook. I keep thinking how the Republicans got Nixon elected and then found out what a crook and a cheat he was. Now they have nominated Romney who they already know is a crook. I just don’t get it, except I remember reading somewhere if you don’t understand something “follow the money” However doing that in Mitt’s case is not going to be easy.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      Whoooooo Cares about Tax returns?????????? I don’t think its ANYBODIES business,

      The way they nit pic every presidential candidates, it’s no wonder NOBODY good runs!!!!

      Who cares what someone did in Kindergarten—Jr High or High School!!!!! WHO CARES IF THEY EVER HAD AN AFFAIR—-WHOOOO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!

      This has become ridiculous the way they pound and pound on the candidates!!!!

      WHO WOULD EVER WANT TO RUN AND GET THIS KIND OF ABUSE???

      If Romeney made money some where sooo what—-IT’S HIS MONEY!!!!!

      Most people HATE to see anyone be prosperous—-WHY????

      Work hard and you can do it to!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t sit around and wait for it to come to you!!!!!!!!!!! 

      Nothing ever happened to who Obama appointed for his cabinet—-

      Al Franken and Charles Rangel exposed for their serial tax evasions—–

      WHY DO THEY THINK THEY DON’T HAVE TO PAY TAXES???? They should have been thrown in jail.
      Charles Rangel failed to report seventy-five thousand dollars in income!!!!!!!!!

      WE WOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN IN JAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Al Franken didn’t pay his taxes in eighteen states or whatever it was at the time. I mean just absurd.

      Tom Daschle had to withdrawl his nomination for health secretary because of his failure to pay taxes—-
      Nancy Killefer, who was appointed chief performance officer and deputy OMB director, also withdrawn because of non-payment of taxes——

      The Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner non-payment of taxes—–

      The Obama administration has loaded up on lobbyists; several of theses people for these positions have been exposed as tax evaders.

      Not so long ago, Democrats ran on the “culture of corruption” issue.

      Who knew that was actually a campaign promise?

  • RR3

    Romney and the rest of the 1% hide their billions in offshore accounts, foundations, overseas corporations et al to avoid paying taxes…..that’s their prerrogative…is their decision….there’s a law against it….but they just don’t care….they’re untouchable…the amazing thing is that they parade themselves as law abiding citizens……telling the help….is nothing wrong in being rich….no there’s not!!…..but why do you hide??….
    Romney should come clean and explain everything regarding his taxes….for a big electorate section this is a big deal……the GOP (who’s running Romney campaign logistics) is defending their own goal line and it’s late in the fourth quarter…..is hail mary time…..everyone goes deep….and you Ryan stay in the bench….your bloody playbood sucks…..

  • ridemybroom

    my my what a wicked web we weave when we first learn how to decieve….a deciever and morman and a tax invader…now an investment in chinese banks…

    ROMNEY RESIGN

  • Ghost Writer

    Our top political priority during this election cycle is to deny the etch a sketch candidate Mitt Romney the presidency. We must do everything possible to make this happen along with making sure every Republican candidate does not succeed in their bid for office. The only good Republican is one that does not hold elected office.

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    All of you UNEDUCATED morons will see—–

    If Obama stays in ANOTHER 4-years
    Our country will be going down even further than it is now—–

    ACTUALLY—-I HOPE HE DOES GET BACK IN, JUST TO SHOW YOU IDIOTS HOW STUPID YOU REALLY ARE!!!!!

    Then finally your dreams will come true.

    Obama will have taken all the hard working RICH people’s money and given it to the
    LAZY NO GOODS that don’t want to make nothing of them and won’t take care of themselves and sit around begging for their hand out!!!

    We will allll be equal and be in the bread lines.

    Obama wants the whole world to be equal to KENYA!!!!!!!!!!

    How do you think our country runs????
    It’s from the RICH people that invest their money and makes businesses and trickles down!!!!

    The RICH people give to charity!!!!!
    How much do YOU give to charity???

    The RICH people make jobs!!!!
    How many companies have you put together and supplied jobs!!!!

    The RICH people buy stock
    How much stock do YOU buy.

    How much money do YOU have in the bank so the banks and make
    money off of you and grow???

    How much money do YOU invest to help our country??

    WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP OUR COUNTRY???

    Isn’t your arm getting tired holding your hand out by now????

    WHY DO YOU HATE RICH PEOPLE????

    THEY ARE THE ONES THAT MAKE OUR COUNTY!!!!!!

    Our country CAN NOT survive with all poor people—WE NEED THE RICH!!!!

    WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    That is RIGHT!!!!
    and that would be GREAT!!!!!!!
    If we had no taxes to pay—OMG we would be rich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We pay more than $60,000.00 for taxes on ONE of our houses—We already bought the house once, why do we have to keep paying every year for it with taxes?????

    Then we pay tons for our companies—-IT’S CRIMINAL!!!!!!!!

    HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY???

  • luckeeman1088

    If a man runs for president,and doesn’t want to show his taxes,he is probably hiding
    something, so don’t vote forhim

  • It is not just his taxes, everything we learn about Mitt Romney paints a picture; it is not a flattering one. Heartless, inarticulate elitest about sums it up

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    Heeeeeyyyyy allllll you OBAMA LOVERS—-
    We knew it would come out—-
    Obama Administration Knew Libya Attack Was Terrorism Within 24 Hours—-
    He was trying to cover it up!!!!!!!!!