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Romney asked VP contenders for 10 years' of tax returns

by Josh K / September 13, 2012 11:13 PM PDT
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/13/romney-asked-vp-shortlisters-for-ten-years-of-tax-returns.html

As part of its vetting, the Romney campaign required at least some of the candidates on the short list—including the eventual winner of the GOP veepstakes, Ryan—to submit fully 10 years of tax returns, according to a knowledgeable source.

The requirement was consistent with the past practices of both Republican and Democratic campaigns. Indeed, in 2008, Mitt Romney turned over 23 years of taxes to John Mccain's campaign when he was under consideration to be the Arizona senator's running mate.

But this year, the vetting of tax returns has had particular political resonance because of Romney's refusal to release more than two years of his own tax filings. The Obama campaign has waged a withering assault on Romney for his failure to be more transparent about his personal finances, part of a larger narrative seeking to portray the Republican nominee as a privileged plutocrat who has been able to mine the tax code for loopholes and other tricks unavailable to average middle—class Americans. For months, Chicago and its allies have hammered Romney on taxes, suggesting he must be hiding something.

In response to questions about the 10-year requirement, Romney campaign press secretary Andrea Saul declined comment. "We do not discuss the VP selection process," she wrote in an email.


Talk about "Do as I say, not as I do!"
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A further indication that Romney has something to hide,
by Ziks511 / September 14, 2012 2:59 AM PDT

but he didn't want to be blind-sided by anyone else with Tax Issues. If both candidates could be Impeached for Tax Evasion, then where would the party be? Especially if the Speaker of the House were a Democrat.

A Party currently based on Fear and Loathing of the rest of American Society. What an admirable Platform.

Rob

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I guess it doesn't matter to you
by TONI H / September 14, 2012 4:52 AM PDT

that as a possible VP choice for McCain, Romney actually DID turn over 23 years' worth of tax returns so he was vetted by the Republican Party already.........none of the VP returns are made public.....for some reason, although Romney has complied with the law requiring TWO years of tax returns for the Prez ticket, you want ten years worth to be openly made public? Too bad......23 years vetted returns were given to the Republican party and that's all that will happen.

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Yeah, and they passed him over for Sarah Palin
by Josh K / September 14, 2012 5:24 AM PDT

Every candidate for the last 40-odd years has released 12 years' worth, including Obama. The tradition started, and was explained, by Romney's own father who didn't think one or two years' worth were enough because they don't show any kind of pattern.

Obama has complied with the law requiring zero years of college transcripts, by the way. Wink

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I just find it facinating that
by TONI H / September 14, 2012 5:44 AM PDT

BO has spent countless hours and speeches bragging before and after his election that he would be and is the most transparent prez we have ever had and it's bull.......he has paid to have all of his records sealed. Romney has complied with the law and never promised to give anything more than what he has already. (And BO should have passed on Biden)

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And I find it fascinating that......
by Josh K / September 14, 2012 6:13 AM PDT

.....you hold these two men to such different standards.

Obama has complied with the law also.

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Ok, so all agree that there's been no evidence shown
by Steven Haninger / September 14, 2012 7:13 AM PDT

that either has broken the law. Game over.

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(NT) thank you......
by TONI H / September 14, 2012 8:44 AM PDT
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LOL, yeah, like.....
by Josh K / September 14, 2012 9:07 AM PDT
In reply to: thank you......

......being told Obama has broken no law will stop you from calling him names for not doing something no other president has ever been asked to do.

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