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  • No, politicians lie all the time.

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  • Nope, still don't believe Romney has ever paid taxes.

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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    you don't find it a bit.. off ...to include every tax you pay and compare that to the federal income tax the unemployed rich dude pays?

    wouldn't an apple to apple comparison be wiser to utilize?

    what is your individual federal income tax effective rate?.. find that out and see if it's higher or lower than 14%.
    I think you'll be surprised by the number.

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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    Resign over the tax accusation? That sounds rather idiotic. If anything, the only time Reid would resign (unless dramatic proof of illegal/unethical practices) is if he found polling data to suggest he was going to lose reelection. A politician shouldn't overextend his hand in accusations like Reid did, however, let's be frank. How many of us who knew this information, would retain it within a year's time? It just doesn't make sense for the man to resign over something so temporary.
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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Do you think there is a difference between lying about yours or someone else's policies, making promises you find out you can't keep, and saying that you have special knowledge that someone else has defrauded taxpayers, is a felon, or something like that? Same question as above, what if Speaker Boehner said he had personally reviewed the birth certificate files in Hawaii and determined Obama wasn't born there, should he resign for a lie like that?
    When did Reid say that Romney committed fraud on the taxpayers? Last I checked, Reid said that through a variety of legal measures, Romney paid nothing. Not that Romney is a tax cheat. And the whole felon thing is largely on the disclosures to the Fed about his time at Bain. And that is somewhat questionable considering the legal statements given and Romney's equity interests.
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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    From the swiftboating of Kerry to the comment that Obama "pals around with terrorists" I find it disingenuous when Republicans huff and puff over the Reid comment. You guys have done a great job lowering the bar of political discourse. In fact you've been so effective that nobody cares that Reid made those comments.
    But he did.

    Dinner at a domestic terrorists house is palling around.

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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    If a politician was forced to step down because they lied, then they would be kicked out...

    come to think of it...

    They all should resign and we should start over with no political parties...just the individual will be judged.
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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Who said it had nothing to do with Harry Reid? Reid was the one who pushed Romney into releasing some percentage of his tax returns. Now we know more about him than we ever have. I mean his positions on anything change day to day. But tax releases? They say a lot about who he is as a person. For example, now we know he wants to reduce income tax from 35% to 25%, an admirable idea which his own taxation doesn't reflect. He also raised taxes in Massachusetts by fees. None of which really affected him. We know he's not concerned about the poor or the homeless. Essentially his returns have shown he is exactly what people painted Obama as in the last election. He's an elitist who probably doesn't have interactions with the rest of America outside of hiring them as maids.
    We know he paid more in taxes than many rich democrats AND he gives more to charitable causes in both dollar amounts and percentages. Thats what you 'learned'. Oh...and as has been pointed out...we learned already that as governor he actually passed a state run medical reform system, long before liberals passed one at the fed level. We also have had it made abundantly clear that this is only relevant to you when it involves a republican.

    Now...about Harry Reid...

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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    What Matters in Romney's Tax Memo - Yahoo! Finance

    In an attempt to smear Mitt Romney, about two months ago United States Senator Harry Reid declared that he had inside knowledge that Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes for some of the years over the last decade. This has now been debunked. So the question is, if a United States senator lies about another American's income tax filings in an attempt to smear them, should that trusted member of civilized government be forced to resign?
    I didn't care for Harry Reid before he told the lie. i just go to show what he's made of.

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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    How has Reids claim been debunked? Where are Romney's tax forms from 2007,2008, 2009? I'm sure there are some years there that he paid no taxes in.
    If Romeny paid no taxes in those years that meant he had no income of any kind. If he had inclome and paid no taxzes the IRS would be all over him.

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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    What Matters in Romney's Tax Memo - Yahoo! Finance

    In an attempt to smear Mitt Romney, about two months ago United States Senator Harry Reid declared that he had inside knowledge that Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes for some of the years over the last decade. This has now been debunked. So the question is, if a United States senator lies about another American's income tax filings in an attempt to smear them, should that trusted member of civilized government be forced to resign?
    Nah,. Romney is telling lies about Obama all the time...everytime he turns around. I think if we let Willard lie, we can let Reid tell the truth. After all, they DO go to the same church...
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    Re: Should Harry Reid Resign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    He was asked for 10 years. He released 1? Why?
    Do you give everything you are asked for evenif it is detrimental to you?

    Why should he show 10 years tax returns?

    This schoolyard mentality of "give it to us or we'll tell" is rediculous.

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