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

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

    After all the public demand you'd think Romney would show his tax returns for the past 10 years however low they are.

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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.
    What public demand? Was there a vote on it?

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

    Fine media demand

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

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

    Because that would be a total diversion from the campaign for the next 3 weeks. The goal of the Obama team is diversion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    Fine media demand
    Why should anyone give two-hoots-in-hell about media demand?

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

    This is PURE speculation.

    Romney doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of winning. Tax returns contain a lot of revealing information about your business methodologies and their results. Why give this info to your competitors?

    I think he is pretty smart and knows that he is a throw-away candidate. When this is over, he'll go back to making more money.

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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.
    That thar Bo-Rack Huisein Obama refuses to show his real birth certificate. Lee Harvey Oswald did not shoot JKF, it was my mamma who shot JFK.Big Foot is real I saw him eating a bag cheetos one day.The government masterminded 9-11.Bush lied for war and stole the elections.Aliens abduct people and shove probes up their asses.
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    Re: Why do you think Romney refuses to release his tax returns (still)

    I've never understood the obsession with Romney's tax returns. He hasn't been arrested/fined/etc. for failing to pay his taxes, what else do you need to know? If you have a problem that he pays a lower tax rate than most, if not all middle class families, fine, but don't blame him, blame the government for allowing him to pay that low of a tax rate.

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

    The real reason why he doesn't release the tax returns is because most people have no idea the difference type of tax he pays. If it shows that he paid a low 13% the liberal media will blow it out of proportion telling the American public how unfair he pays 13% while we pay 33%. And never once will they explain to you have the tax rate is on the money he receives for investments, not income. He does not release it because of the simple fact that most people have no idea about our overly confusing and useless and unfair tax code. Romney's tax are a no issue anyway. Why care about what he pays in taxes other than to distract from the real problem of most American's not able to pay taxes because they don't have a job.

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