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    Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    There has been much in the news lately about Mitt Romney's tax returns that he won't release. Many of his supporters claim its unnecessary, irrelevant and then cite President Obama's undisclosed college records as presumably an equal example of their opposition not being completely transparent while holding Romney to a double standard. I'm probably the most objective person I know on political matters if I must say so myself. I think both Obama and Romney have something to hide. However, I don't think Obama's college records are anywhere near as relevant a campaign issue as Mitt Romney's taxes for a variety of reasons. My question is do you think President Obama's college transcripts are equally relevant and an important factor to consider in the 2012 election as Mitt Romney's undisclosed tax returns?
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    Re: Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    Not really. I'd be more interested in the President's transcripts than Romney's taxes. Fact is Romney has made a lot of money over the years and if Harry Reid's assertations were true the IRS would have been all over him years ago. I think it's cheap political gaming. Besides, his taxes are likely beyond most of our comprehension in their complexity and would no doubt be interpretted in as many ways as there are agendas to fill. To turn the records over would only lead to further distraction from the truly important issues.

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    Re: Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    Neither are that important. They are both simply issues to get away from the real issues.
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    Re: Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    Mitt Romney wants to lead America and its 311 million people. As such I want to find out if he truly is an American patriot who places the nation and its people first. His tax returns will tell us about the decisions he has made over the last decade and what his priorities were and are in this regard.

    His returns are indeed a matter of national importance and should and are a crucial issue in this election.
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    Re: Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    WHile there are some similarities, the differences far outwiegh the similarities. However, the one similarity that is most important is that there is no obligation to release either.
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    Re: Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Mitt Romney wants to lead America and its 311 million people. As such I want to find out if he truly is an American patriot who places the nation and its people first. His tax returns will tell us about the decisions he has made over the last decade and what his priorities were and are in this regard.

    His returns are indeed a matter of national importance and should and are a crucial issue in this election.
    What of the tax returns of the mighty and annointed Reid and Pelosi? Is it not odd that they may sit back and demand things that they themselves would never do?
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    Re: Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What of the tax returns of the mighty and annointed Reid and Pelosi? Is it not odd that they may sit back and demand things that they themselves would never do?
    Are they running for president?
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    Re: Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Are they running for president?
    No, they just like to borrow and spend other people's money.
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    Re: Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Mitt Romney wants to lead America and its 311 million people. As such I want to find out if he truly is an American patriot who places the nation and its people first. His tax returns will tell us about the decisions he has made over the last decade and what his priorities were and are in this regard.

    His returns are indeed a matter of national importance and should and are a crucial issue in this election.
    I hate to sound partisan, but I will nonetheless:

    First, if it is true that a candidate's tax returns are "a matter of national importance," then, by all means, make that a law...for every single person running for national office. Maybe that's one way we can broom-clean Congress. Ha!

    Second, people with Romney's kind of wealth don't generally cheat on taxes. They know the consequences. Their taxes are prepared by professionals whose licenses and professional reputations are on the line.

    Third, all the left wants to be able to do is berate Romney for our tax code. He didn't vote for it. He had nothing to do with its implementation. It's not his "fault" if he didn't pay enough taxes to suit the American people.

    Obama's college transcripts. Why is there such a big deal about those? Well, I don't know. Ask him. But I suspect it would show one or both of the following: that he lied on his college application; that the courses he took in college have little to do with democracy as we know it and everything to do with socialism.

    Now. Which do you think the American people have a right to know??
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    Re: Are Romney's undisclosed taxes equally relavant to Obama's college records?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What of the tax returns of the mighty and annointed Reid and Pelosi? Is it not odd that they may sit back and demand things that they themselves would never do?
    When they run for president and want my vote I will insist the same thing of them.
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