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Thursday, September 29, 2016

WATCH: New Obama Ad Slams Romney On Tax Returns, ‘47 Percent’

After spending the weekend criticizing Mitt Romney for declining to release more than two years of his tax returns, the Obama campaign has released a tough new ad tying Romney’s 14.1 percent tax rate to the 47 percent of Americans that he targeted as “victims” in a now-infamous secret video.

“Mitt Romney attacked 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax — including veterans, elderly, the disabled,” the ad’s narrator darkly warns over the video of Romney’s fundraiser.

“Doesn’t the president have to worry about everyone?” the ad continues. “Mitt Romney paid just 14.1 percent in taxes last year. He keeps millions in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He won’t release his tax returns before 2010. Maybe instead of attacking others on taxes, Romney should come clean on his.”

The ad, titled “No Taxes,” will begin airing in Ohio today in advance of Romney and Paul Ryan’s three-day bus tour through the state.

  • teachNvet

    This ad is right on the mark. It is the Republican side that has declared Class Warfare and the majority, not the 1 to 3% of Americans at the top of the spectrum, will win this war.
    I can’t believe that someone who hasn’t worked at a real job since 2007 can be so critical of those Americans who benefit from Government programs such as Medicare, Social Security, Veteran Benefits, Food Stamps and Pell Grants. My husband and I together worked a total of 110 years and we are not “victims” and yes we do feel we are now entitled to the programs that are there for us.
    I am a retired teacher and my husband is a retired teacher and disabled Vietnam War Veteran.

    • The claim of divisiveness is a cynical attempt by the elite to divert attention from the fact that the top 2% of Americans own 60% of the financial wealth in the USA, and at the same time justify calls for more tax breaks so that they can increase their incredible financial wealth even more. If that is not divisiveness the definition okf that term will have to be revised.
      Incredibly, brain washed middle class people continue to take the bait and go as far as threaten the country with civil unreast and/or civil war, which are by definition the most blatant expressions of divisiveness, if President Obama is re-elected and they don’t get their way.
      The best thing to do is consider the source…

  • bcarreiro

    i wouldnt mind bodyslamming him to the floor and put his back out………….least he would get a taste of what thats like!!!

    • anyasnote

      IGNORE HIM.

  • Heck, I don’t need an ad to highlight the injustice of a multi-millionaire paying the same tax rate as a middle class retiree like me, all I have to do is check my tax returns! Should I sell my house and old clunker and buy a dancing horse? Maybe that’s where people like me went wrong…:-(

  • We already know that he will not release tax returns, because it will make him look worse.
    I am a disabled retiree who is dependent on my benefits. I do not consider myself a victim, and have paid my taxes faithfully. He has not, he paid 14 % on the money he declared, but what about the millions in offshore accts. Doesn’t he feel the least bit guilty that people in our own country are homeless, hungry, have little or no income, while he has millions to his name. It’s just not fair

    • imabrummie

      In response to your question “Doesn’t he feel the least bit guilty that people on our own country are homeless, etc.”, my guess is the answer would be a resounding “NO!” This sorry excuse for a man is only interested in one thing – to sit his fat behind in that chair in the Oval Office so he can “RULE” the United States. Who in their right mind could even remotely consider giving such a specimen the HONOR of their vote is completely beyond my comprehension.

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        Then why is OBAMA sending our money to Kenya and other countries!!!!!
        Keep our money here and take care of our homeless!!!!!!!!!!!
        Doesn’t OBAMA feel guilty sending our money to all these other countries?
        Doesn’t he feel guilty that there are millions and billions of money unaccounted for and missing????
        Romney ONLY wants to take care of the counrty he LOVES—he has enough of his own money he doesn’t need to be president and sit in the Oval Office!!!!!!
        He has enough money to do what ever he wants!!!!
        Believe it or not some people love “THIS” country—Not alll the others.

        • The reason successive administrations, and Congresses, have supported foreign aid is because it helps us achieve our geopolitical and economic goals and, to a lesser extent, to lessen the effect of tragedies on people worldwide. The largest recipients of U.S. foreign and military aid have been, and remain, Israel and Egypt.

        • imabrummie

          I am sure you are right when you say Romney has enough money to do whatever he wants, up to a point. Fortunately there are many among us whose VOTE his money will not, nor ever could buy. As to your point that Romney only wants to take care of the country he loves, which country is that? The United States, some of whose people he deprived of the ability to work and take care of their families or China and other countries where he so cavalierly outsourced jobs by the score? I take it you are not one among the 47% who he casually observed it would not be his job as President to care about.

        • Obama doesn’t send money to foreign countries the US does in it foreign aid programs. These are congress approved deals not presidential programs. It seems that you believe theat Obama doesn’t love its citizens ( a typical opinion offered by an angry white man). If Romney were elected president (hopefully this nightmare will never happen) the US would still send money to many foreign countries, it’s been done for as long as I have been alive. I never stop being amazed by the naviete or stupidity of some Obama haters. As for Romney loving this country, dont’ you mean only 53% of it, the other 47% is worthless according to him.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            I’m guessing you ARE one of the 47%—-
            PLEASE don’t tell me you guys are that uneducated!!!!!!!!!!

            PLEASE don’t tell me that you believe that is what he was saying!!!!!!!!!!!
            He was saying he WILL NOT get votes from the Blacks, minorities, illegal’s, single moms, gays, lesbians, & baby killers Because Barack Hussein Obama supports all that and gives money to them—Freeeee EVERYTHING!!!!! JUST VOTE FOR ME!!!!!!!!! He WAS NOT talking about normal good American middle class people that work hard to make a living and take care of themselves.
            UNLESS—-ONE OF THESE ARE YOU!!!!!
            AND——YES—GENIUS—
            He sent it to his Socialist “Cousin” He is Prime Minister!!!

            An investigation by congressmen has revealed the Obama administration has secretly spent $23 million of U. S. taxpayer dollars in Kenya to fund a “Yes” vote on a constitutional referendum scheduled for Aug. 4 that would increase access to abortions in Kenya and establish legal status for Islamic law tribunals.

            Meanwhile, trusted sources in Kenya tell WND that the White House has used Vice President Joseph Biden’s trip to Kenya in June and the office of U. S. Ambassador to Kenya Michael E. Ranneberger to put out the message that passage of the referendum would enable the White House to open the floodgates to allow millions of dollars of additional U. S. government aid and private investment capital to flow into Kenya.

            Last week, in response to inquiries from Reps. Chris Smith, R-N. J., Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the U. S. Agency for International Development admitted to spending more than $23 million of U. S. taxpayer money to influence voters in Kenya to pass the highly contentious constitution.

            OBOMA—illegally and secretly passes bills through and does anything he wants with our money without APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!
            He should have been impeached over and over again by now!!!!
            WE DO NOT WORK OUR BUTTS OFF 7-days a week 15- hours a day to pay more and more taxes to give to KENYA!!!!!!!!!!!
            All of you UNEDUCATED morons will see—–

            If Obama stays in other 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!!!!

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

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

            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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • The 1% has been heard! The rich do so much, way is the money in their bank accounts and not in the economy? Where are the jobs and businesses? How can you have money in large bank accoutns or stocks when all you have (if lucky) and aprt time job pay minium wages because the companies owned by the rich downsize, reorganize so they dont have to pay decent wages or benefits foor those you accuse of having thier hhands out for being lazy. The ones with their hands out are the rich at the expense of all the rest. Go count your stacks of cash and thank the “hands out” crowd of providing you the oppertunity to down size then and “upsize” your bank accounts

          • Obama is the best sorry some people dont think so i hope that he win again what are you going to do when Romney take away your Social Security what will your mother or father have to live on then what about your disable child how will you be able yo feed him or her you will not be able to set at Romney table and eat nor catch the crombs that fall from his table you should wake up now and thank god that we have Obama on our side Sign Your Best Friend In God

          • Hi Sock Puppet
            You are the classic neocon fool with your false name and lies.

          • All American, I sincerely hope that I am never equal to you.

        • Bob

          The only reason Mitt the Twitt wants to be president is the status, he thinks he is the best thing since sliced bread. I have news for you Mittens wouldn’t make a pimple on PRESIDENT OBAMA’S A$$!!!!!!!!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            All of you UNEDUCATED morons will see—–

            If Obama stays in other 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!!!!

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

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

            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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Justin Napolitano

            Say alllll, are you being paid to post this drivel or are you just doing it to show how dumb you are? Is there some school you have to attend before they allow you to have a lobotomy or are you permitted based on the lack of intelligence? Seventy percent of our economy is based on small business and 98 percent of those businesses earn less than $250,00.00 a year. In fact less than twenty Percent earn more than $100,000.00.
            Rich people do not create the jobs, small business does and if the middle class does not thrive neither will small business or the average American. The rich don’t care one bit if the economy does well or not because with all of the money they have they will prosper whether the middle class does or not. The top one percent of Americans own 90% of the wealth in this country and what they want is to own 100%. Never stand up for the rich because they will not stand up for you.

          • highpckts

            You and everyone that thinks like you can go to Hell! I do not begrudge the wealthy their money but they are not. The ones that make this country!! We, the small business owners, nine to five workers, waitresses and service people, cabbies, etc are the ones who keep this country going!! We are the consumers and without us they are nothing!

        • WHAT???? You mean Obama is the 1st President to send forgiein aid to other countries? It is the Presendent who authorizes and sends the money? And mitty Loves “his country”, what ever that is, depending on bank accounts. He really expressed his love in his 47% speach! He loves the countries monaey so much he wants more!
          Dosent need to be President be then he can “do what ever he wants” as you so nicely expressed. ( of course with the help for his assistants in Congress)

        • highpckts

          Name me one President that hasn’t sent money over seas!! Romney doesn’t. Give a rat’s ass about this country except to thank it for making it perfectly legal to hoard his money over seas without having to pay tax on it! He has NEVER paid his “fair” share!! just think of all the good HE could have done!!

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      Whaaaa Whaaaaa Whaaaaaa—–
      It’s just not fair
      someone worked hard their whole life and got a head and now has millions. Whaaaa

      If anyone wants to get a head you have to work hard.

      YOU HAVE TO WORK 7-DAYS A WEEK 15-HOURS A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      YOU CAN’T STOP UNTIL YOUR A HEAD!!!!!!

      WHY WHY WHY—would my kids want to work hard in school to make good grades to get into a good college and get a degree t get a higher paying job and make more money and work nonstop to get a head to give YOU NO GOOD LAZY PEOPLE THEIR MONEY THEY WORKED HARD FOR????

      IT’S NOT YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • highpckts

        Well obviously your not one of those people that worked 15 hour days to get ” a head”! Judging from your grammar, I would guess you didn’t even finish high school!

      • Pardon me, but I do not want to get ‘a head’ in life, that has connotations of drug use (i.e. many people attempt to get ‘ahead’ in life by working several jobs, but anyone wanting ‘a head’ are .. . OK all the well educated people know what I am alluding to!). Many, including Mr. Romney had a ‘gift’ of millions from his heritage, and therefore he does not need to work for a living. The problem is that so many do not know anyone that are in this so called ‘47%’. Most are hard working people, and do not know what an ‘entitlement’ is, but are struggling to survive! THANKS to Mr. Romney for enlightening so many of the ‘47%’ — ensuring they know he does not care for them, and therefore they need not vote for him!! Because many of these so called ‘47%’ would have voted for him without knowing he did not ‘give a rip’ about them!!!

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    Whaaaa Whaaaaa Whaaaaaa—–
    It’s just not fair someone worked hard their whole life and got a head and now has millions. Whaaaa
    If anyone wants to get a head you have to work hard. YOU HAVE TO WORK 7-DAYS A WEEK 15-HOURS A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN’T STOP UNTIL YOUR A HEAD!!!!!!

    WHY—-WHY would my kids want to work hard in school to make good grades to get into a good college and get a degree so they can get a higher paying job and make more money and work nonstop to get a head to give YOU NO GOOD LAZY PEOPLE THEIR MONEY THEY WORKED HARD FOR????

    IT’S NOT YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What do you do to get a head in life????? What ever your doing right now—-

    IT’S NOT WORKING, DO SOMETHING ELSE

    • Pardon me, but I do not want to get ‘a head’ in life, that has connotations of drug use (i.e. many people attempt to get ‘ahead’ in life by working several jobs, but anyone wanting ‘a head’ are .. . OK all the well educated people know what I am alluding to!). Many, including Mr. Romney had a ‘gift’ of millions from his heritage, and therefore he does not need to work for a living. The problem is that so many do not know anyone that are in this so called ‘47%’. Most are hard working people, and do not know what an ‘entitlement’ is, but are struggling to survive! THANKS to Mr. Romney for enlightening so many of the ‘47%’ — ensuring they know he does not care for them, and therefore they need not vote for him!! Because many of these so called ‘47%’ would have voted for him without knowing he did not ‘give a rip’ about them!!!

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        If you couldn’t READ between the lines—He was saying he WILL NOT get votes from the Blacks, minorities, illegal’s, single moms, gays, lesbians, & baby killers Because Barack Hussein Obama supports all that and gives money to them—Freeeee EVERYTHING!!!!! JUST VOTE FOR ME!!!!!!!!! He WAS NOT talking about normal good American middle class people that work hard to make a living and take care of themselves.

  • ayayaboy

    Romney has to release his taxes from 2000 – 2010. We, the ordinary people do not hide our tax papers when offices ask us to provide them. Romney has a lot to hide and that’s why he accuses us (47%) of not paying taxes, but refuses to show his own tax returns for twelve years. Romney said he doesn’t care about us the ordinary people but he wants to rule us. Americans are good people – in many other countries, people would have matched on the street asking Romney to show his tax returns or to step down as a nominee. Travel out of America and hear people laughing and ridiculing Romney and American tax system with favoratism for the super rich. The problem with Republicans is that they abhor and forbid John Rawls, Jeremy Bentham, Mill, Kant, Hegel, Dworkin, Plato, Aristotle and Cicero on Common Good. Romney and Republicans embrace favoratism for the billionnaires and discrimination against ordinary people. Such belief by Romney and Republicans is not only a danger to America’s future but a big threat to a peaceful America. Dismiss Romney!!!

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    This is all I will say—-You will see!!!!

    We will see you in the bread lines.

  • 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!!!!!!!!!