Or has tax avoidance become as reputable in the United States as it is, say, in Italy?

Thanks, Michelle

  1. NewformatSux says:

    That’s easy. An anonymous hacker has threatened to release Romney’s tax returns unless they are paid $1 million. I think maybe the two can get together and strike a deal.

    Obama campaign is doing multiple tracks of misdirection to confuse people when they leak the tax returns.

    • Ah_Yea says:

      If that was true, why isn’t the anonymous hacker just going to Flynn??

  2. noname says:

    Isn’t the classic republican’s position on asking citizens to divulge private information to the police, “What Are You Afraid Of if You Have Nothing to Hide?” Since the republican’s don’t believe in the “The Rights of the People”, why should we believe in the rights of their candidate?

    • HMeyers says:

      I don’t vote for papers.

      I could give a rodent’s behind for Romney’s tax returns, Obama’s college records or birth certificate.

      • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

        Thats a very ignorant position to take HMyers.

        If it were shown to be true on the tax returns, why would you want as President:

        1. Someone who would outright lie to the public about what was in his tax records and how much he paid? This goes more to his willingness to lie about anything else as well more than just his tax situation.

        2. Someone who was directly benefitting in very large degree to the tax cuts he recommends.

        3. Someone who lies, cheats, and falsifies his income to the Federal Government.

        4. Someone who lies, cheats, and falsifies his income to his Church AND assumes his god doesn’t care or has given him a pass?

        FOUR GOOD REASONS TO CARE HMyers. If you don’t care, you are a dolt. And we all know you aren’t a dolt HMyers…… so what gives?

        • HMeyers says:

          First, you are making assertions.

          But more importantly, what I care about in the Presidency is jobs, getting results and policy.

          I don’t have any reason to believe that Obama would be effective in a second term.

  3. Dallas says:

    As a businessman, Romney should consider this offer. Disclose it under a front company from Serbia and he pays no taxes!

  4. Mextli: ABO says:

    Regardless of what the tax returns would show or any other information discovered this is still a sleazy campaign tactic by the party of sleaze.

    Democrats = Sleaze

    • So what says:

      Two words “birth certificate”.

      • orchidcup says:

        One word: “horseshit.”

        • you don't know him says:

          Three words: “college transcript records”

          • bobbo, like any other nut, Gun Nuts appear in Bunches and are indistinguishable from one another--aka==a fungible idiot says:

            One Word: Only idiots focus on whats not important.

      • NewformatSux says:

        You mean Obama’s release of a forged certificate where the online PDF shows multiple layers? Sheriff Arpaio sure knows how to play the politics game. They sicced the Justice Department on him, so he conducted an investigation into this birth certificate. Conclusion, the version released by Obama had some numbers which they thought were meaningless and wrote over them. Arpaio’s team tracked it down and discovered the number meant this space left blank. Oops!

        • Whatever says:

          Scan a doc like that–direct into Acrobat–and you get multiple layers. Acrobat 5, Acrobat 10, all of them, every time.

          That should end this stupid fake conspiracy, but it won’t.

  5. orchidcup says:

    The cash that Romoney is concealing will not appear on his tax returns.

  6. Gildersleeve says:

    Does anybody know what Larry “Hustler” Flynt does with his money?

    • orchidcup says:

      Nope. But he is not running for President and passing himself off as a man of honesty and integrity.

      We know what Larry Flynt is.

      • dusanmal says:

        And hence there are clear and well defined legal requirements, all of which Romney have satisfied to a dot (and more – he didn’t legally needed to tell us percentage of taxes paid further than 2010 and 2011). We are country of Laws. On the other side we have President on track of applying “prosecutorial discretion” as he pleases far and wide. And that same President hides his educational record better than Romney avoids showing taxes: taxes are in Romney’s personal control; President have placed restriction on institutions who COULD legally release his records not to do so, using his political power…

        • orchidcup says:

          Politics works that way.

          Show me a candidate that has a squeaky-clean image and I will show you a candidate that has a competent cleanup crew.

          George W. Bush had a competent cleanup crew.

  7. You are MORE than welcome! Thanks for sharing, and here’ s hoping some “average Joe or Jane” becomes a millionaire soon.

  8. birddog says:

    If I was Romney I would tell Obama I will release my tax records if you release your college records. Checkmate.

    • orchidcup says:

      I would not be opposed to such an arrangement.

      That way we would know they are both dishonest.

  9. Fabby says:

    If I would be Mitt Romney, I’d be on the phone with Larry Flint now and cashing in that million right now! 🙂

    • NewformatSux says:

      Romney wants Obama chasing his tax returns to keep him from finding out what he’s really hiding.
      Obama already knows what’s in the tax returns, so he is probably just playing it up. Or perhaps there is something and this is all a plan to leak it. We’ll know soon enough. anonymous set a late September deadline.

  10. dave m brewer says:

    Last time I looked extortion was still illegal.

    • Mextli: ABO says:

      So is the receipt of stolen property under under 18 USC §2315 so Larry better watch what he asks for.

  11. John says:

    OK tell me now who has too much money? If Larry can offer a million dollars for Mitt’s Tax info? Really. Kettle calling to pot black are we not Mr. Flynt?

  12. Kent says:


  13. bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

    Was it 8 or 12 years ago that some IRS workers got fired for releasing, or was it only accessing when they had no reason to do so, the tax records of one of the candidates?

    I do assume Obama has full knowledge of what is in Mitt’s records. I assume there are years he paid less than 13%, and maybe even a year wherein he took advantage of tax amnesty provisions to avoid charges of fraud. Thats what RICH people do as a matter of assumed privilege. Course, they also jealously guard how much money they have or how they make it or how little in taxes they pay. My magic eight ball gives Romney a 50/50 on this as to Legality/Just being RICH. Can’t say for sure.

    But I do Love the way Flynt spends his Porn Profits. Outing hypocritical politicians using good old fashion greed. One Million dollars and a visa to a country without extradition? I could enjoy Rio with a Million, maybe even less.

    It is quite unique how little information ABOUT ANYTHING that Romney is presenting the voters with. Without saying it, the most onerous scam ever run on an electorate: hope for change without ever saying those words.

    Words, ideology, and the gullibility of the American Public===never more revealed than in this election.

    Imagine–a VULTURE CAPITALIST simply calling his behavior that would be illegal in any well regulated society “job creation” when the net is a loss of jobs is something to behold. “Tax breaks for everyone” where the average tax payers gets $250 and Romney gets Millions. Yes, “it takes some brass” to be so criminal. But that is what the whole Puke Party is about.

    At least the Dem’s can see it…….hmmm… do you Pukes see it too and just look forward to the ass reaming you are promised?

    Explain yourselves……..

  14. Mextli: ABO says:

    Here is a Dim “tax break”

    “Timothy F. Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for Treasury secretary, failed to pay more than $34,000 in federal taxes over several years early this decade, and also faces questions about the employment papers of a former household employee….”

    Just one of many to benefit the middle class I am sure. Wonder what his tax returns look like? Think he is rich?

    • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is too far Right says:

      Tax cheating/under payment is rife the more you move away from straight wage slavery. What’s your point?

      Unlike Obamas college transcrips, Romneys tax returns go to his claimed qualifications for President AND his stated legislative plans.

      As Romney is under no legal requirement to tell the truth in anything he “says” during the campaing==the most steadfast truthworthy information that exists on who Romney is/what kind of man he is IS his tax records.

      You can like or dislike Obama: his college record is irrelevant.

      You can like or dislike Romney: his tax record is relevant.

      Just look. LOOK, and be honest about the issue.

  15. msbpodcast says:

    Since its Larry Flynt he could offer the reward in poontang and it would, uh, stick. (Yuck. :-))

    I’m just enjoying the arguments here because they really don’t matter. They’re not even a distraction.

    You’re just going to elect another millionaire overlord to rape your wallets, and you won’t even get a kiss in return.

    If you’re too stupid to learn what you’re doing wrong, go ahead, roll around on the broken glass.

    Just don’t come bitching to me the first Wednesday in November ’cause I’ll laugh right in your faces.

  16. Captain Obvious says:

    Obviously, someone is going to leak the tax records before the election. The only question is whether the Romney-FOX team will be ready with spin.

  17. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    Yet again the media whore that is Larry Flynt has found another way to get his name and magazine in the news.

  18. orchidcup says:

    Show me a perfect candidate and I will show you a perfect liar.

  19. orchidcup says:

    If the skeletons are not in the closet, look in the basement.

  20. Brock says:

    Gotta give it to the Dims for being colorfull.

    First, they idolize the ex-pres best known for screwing around on his wife, ruining a young female interns life and lieing to the congress and the people about his ways, Truly this is the party looking out for women.

    Then, they blowup the party platform on a sham vote so they can INCLUDE god back into the platform on fears of a conservative publics backlash due to a poor perception of them. If you will torpedo your supporters when things get tough, imagine what they will do to their opposition in the dark of night.

    Now lining up with the porn industry regarding Romney’s taxes, Either the IRS is incompetent, or you are just a slimeball chicago politician. Chicago smells about right.

    Add to this the racist air of Obama’s campaign and you have a recipe for a massive dimocrat defeat.

    Can’t wait for november…. Kick the bums out…

    • mharry860 says:

      We really need to start Primarying our own candidates on both sides. The cronyism is disgusting, Babs Boxer won’t even debate her opponent. People like her shouldn’t be primaried they should just disappear.

  21. Grandpa says:

    You extremist Foxbots need to listen up and take this seriously. Most intelligent voters want to know who they are voting for, especially after junior Bush.

    • mharry860 says:

      That’s funny they didn’t want to know who they were voting for 4 years ago. Oh wait, intelligent voters didn’t cause this catastrophe.

      • Sea Lawyer says:

        Sure they knew who he was… a first term senator in a seat that was only in play because the moral nuts in Illinois didn’t like that the previous guy enjoyed having kinky sex with Jerry Ryan, and then spent most of his two years in office campaigning for President.

    • Bob says:

      You mean like releasing his college transcripts?

  22. Guyver says:

    Things could be worse. You could have a president with a questionable past who’s spent millions covering it up (to include things like college records) and have the mainstream media turn a blind eye towards it.

    • Whatever says:

      Or we could have a bunch of authoritarians who believe any wild thing their insular and propagandist media tells them to believe.

      Oh wait, we DO have that.

  23. NewformatSux says:

    He paid a lot more to blackmail Senators into voting against impeachment. The Obama campaign must be really worried about losing the election to have to do something like this. They haven’t been this panicked since Herman Cain.

  24. Pocono Charlie says:

    If Romney (or you) earn an income, it is taxed.
    If it is spent, it is taxed.
    If the money is invested and earns dividends, it is taxed again.


    Why does the gov’t get the second dip into our money?

    Romney pays less than you or I probably pay because capital gains are taxed less than on income (at least there’s some sanity in the tax code).

    Why do people care that the money he’s paid taxes on in the first place is taxed less in the second place?

    • NewformatSux says:

      That’s true, but it’s not why Romney’s tax rate is low. He has charitable deductions, plus his income is first taxed at the corporate tax rate.


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