View Poll Results: Why do you think Romney chose to with hold his tax returns for all but the last year?

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  • He's cheating on his taxes

    4 9.30%
  • He thinks it's bad for his public image if they're too low

    18 41.86%
  • He lost them

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  • He fells no need/Does not have the time

    2 4.65%
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    19 44.19%
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Thread: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    What "two minute phone call" would it have taken for Obama? (Note that his state owned birth certificate is bound in a book in the state of Hawaii and it can be seen and copied for anyone. That is why copies of it shows a curve on the edge since the book will not lay flat to a copier glass.)
    No, at first Hawaii would not allow viewing of his birth cert, period. All candidate Obama had to do at that time was to call them and give his okay for others to view. He didn't.

    However, the point here wasn't to revive the stupid birther debate.

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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, at first Hawaii would not allow viewing of his birth cert, period. All candidate Obama had to do at that time was to call them and give his okay for others to view. He didn't.

    However, the point here wasn't to revive the stupid birther debate.
    Apparently we are both in error. It took a letter from Obama and his lawyer requesting that Hawaiian law not be followed and a copy of the original bound birth certificate be released. I don't know when it bacame known that there was an original certificate still in existance, it wasn't the legal one anymore. Thanks for getting me to look at this again.
    Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 09-15-12 at 07:34 PM.

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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert A Whit View Post
    Bear in mind that Democrats did not watch the republican convention.

    To them it was just lies so why watch it.

    Had they watched it, they would have learned that when Romney got married, his table to eat on was an ironing board.

    I mean, with all his advantages? LOL

    Yes, the man started with virtually the shirt on his back and has paid far more income taxes than Obama has. I do not see Obama ever catching up to Romney as to paying federal income taxes.
    And donated his inheritence to charity.

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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    Tax amnesty for foreign accounts hasn't been mentioned yet?
    Taxes aren't paid on accounts. Taxes are paid on income.

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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert A Whit View Post
    Bear in mind that Democrats did not watch the republican convention.

    To them it was just lies so why watch it.

    Had they watched it, they would have learned that when Romney got married, his table to eat on was an ironing board.

    I mean, with all his advantages? LOL

    Yes, the man started with virtually the shirt on his back and has paid far more income taxes than Obama has. I do not see Obama ever catching up to Romney as to paying federal income taxes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    And donated his inheritence to charity.
    For some odd reason Romney was their whipping boy.

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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert A Whit View Post
    For some odd reason Romney was their whipping boy.
    His wife already told us.
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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    He knows the information will be used as it is and as it'll inevitably be distorted to create a pseudo argument regarding Romney's character or patriotism and likely sees it as a worthless endeavor. He's likely seen polling that NOT releasing the tax returns is less damaging than the spin cycle that will result from releasing them and has opted to take a page from the Obama play book and largely ignore the requests from the hacks who keep demanding them. He's met the legal requirements (as had Obama re: birth certificate) and he's under no obligation to go any further.

    Quite frankly, I'm continually disturbed by the idiots on both sides who keep pretending this nonsense matters. If Romney had broken the law in the last 10-12 years in reference to his taxes he'd have likely been caught by now. If Obama weren't a natural born citizen it'd have been caught before he became the party nominee.

    Focusing on minute, largely pointless nonsense issues instead of focusing on record and ability is about 50% of the problem with politics in this country. Just stop, already.
    That's of course a possibility, but you and your "likers" seem to have concluded such. Could also be that he pays a far lower percentage rate then average Americans that go out to work every day. Who knows, unless we see it.
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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    His wife already told us.
    'You People' have seen all you're going to see .
    Love her.

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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    After all the public demand you'd think Romney would show his tax returns for the past 10 years however low they are.
    Why would he do it now? He's not running for public office. And even if he were, there's nothing except "campaign diplomacy" requiring him to show his federal tax returns anyway.

    I don't think highly of him as a presidential candidate, but I've never been a fan of the idea that candidates must show their tax returns to the public. That's said, if I were to guess I'd say the reason he's not showing them now is because he doesn't have to. Now, if he threw his hat back into the ring and he was the only candidate not doing it, I'd say he likely had something to hide. But I'd still respect his decision not to show them.
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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    I think it's because it's a lose lose situation no matter what if he does...

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