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Ron Paul to Mitt Romney: Release tax returns

ABC News:
http://t.co/BUeIu8lT via SilverSonofLiberty1776 - Many thanks.

Here is another not as good, from Politico:

Texas Rep. Ron Paul said Tuesday that Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns, adding to the pressure on the GOP nominee to share personal financial information with the public. “Politically, I think that would help him,” the Republican congressman and presidential candidate said in an interview with POLITICO. “In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want.”

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My biggest problem with this article is

the following comment: the Republican congressman and former presidential candidate said in an interview. Former presidential candidate! Uh Dr. Paul is still in race and still possibly get the nomination.

The Reason i feel he should release his tax records

is because he wants to raise the federal income taxes

Top Romney spokesman urged Kerry to release more info in 2004

Top Romney spokesman urged Kerry to release more tax returns in 2004 http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/17/530951/top-romn...

You can't have it both ways.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

EIGHTEEN prominent Reps who want Romney to release taxes

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/17/530121/15-promi...

The call for more information about Romney’s financial past, however, is bipartisan. A poll released today found fifty six percent of all voters, including sixty one percent of independents, think that Romney should release twelve years of returns.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Wrong thread

Wrong thread. ---I meant my statement for another thread.

tasmlab's picture

Whats logically wrong with paying lower taxes?

If Romney is a Republican, and Republicans vocally state that they believe in lower taxes, than is there anything logically inconsistent with using every legal means to lower one's own tax bill?

In theory (or reality) wouldn't this just make Republican Romney a Republican?

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What's wrong with it is the hypocrisy.

Willard proposed so many tax hikes as governor of Massachusetts that DEMOCRATS got pissed off and voted against them. If you're going to make people pay higher taxes while in public office, you'd better be paying your fair share.

I don't play, I commission the league.

Paying lower taxes is great

Paying lower taxes is great but I feel he is hidding those returns because it would show his ties with Bain.

good move

...but I suppose everyone here would have preferred Paul lay down and answer the question in a manner which put no pressure on Romney.

Damned if you do...

Why?

I don't care what's in Romney's, Obama's, or Paul's tax returns. If there is any wrongdoing, that's the IRS's job to handle. If there is no wrongdoing, then anything else is useless, and will just be used to determine if people "like" this guy or that guy. What exactly does anyone expect to find that wasn't in the other returns he's already released?

Even if anyone's returns showed "overseas this-or-that", the obvious argument is that it was done specifically because of the jacked-up tax and regulatory environment we have here in the U.S.

I already know that I don't like Romney's policies, or Obama's policies. Tax returns are a sideshow. They're spending time talking about these inane things and nothing of substance. (shocker)

Why is the media talking about this and not the release of something that's actually important like the Fast & Furious documents that they have been LEGALLY COMPELLED to release, and have refused?

Bah!

You lost me at IRS's

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Romney is in a catch 22 position

After saying he will not release the tax returns, Romney is stuck in a catch 22. If he releases them he will appear weak and easily pushed around, if he does not release them the MSM will beat this issue to death all the way to the convention. Either way its just a side show issue to keep our focus away from the real issues. The important thing for us to do is to make the delegates aware of what a weak candidate Romney is and point out the alternative they have at the convention. Nominate Dr Paul so we can have a candidate who can actually win this thing.

It is a way to beat Romney up

to get him even lower in the polls before Tampa.
The lower Romney is in the polls, the more the electoral college map shows an overwhelming win for Obama, the more doubt there will be about nominating Romney in Tampa.

Already there are voices being raised within GOP Establishment figures worried about how badly Romney is doing in the polls.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

With all due respect

Dr. Paul you've suddenly gone off the mark. Previously you defended Mittens' right to privacy, and refused to release your own tax returns.

You had it right the first time. Obomney is an abomination who would accelerate the flushing of America down the toilet, but he shouldn't have to release his tax returns. He's a RINO douche no matter how many millions he has and what tax havens he stashes them in.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

tasmlab's picture

Read the statements

Hi Richard,

When I read the statements Dr. Paul is just saying that releasing them would seem like a politically positive thing to do since people are calling for them, which is sort of a plain and unspecial observation of reality. I don't see that he is chastising or criticizing Romney for not doing so.

Paul said bluntly during the debates that he wouldn't release his.

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He said it would be smart politically

He didn't say he should have to. From an analytical stand point he is right. If Romney doesn't show them - it just looks bad and gives Obama something to keep the attention off him.

Of course - I also think Ron is a sly fox - he knows damn well there is sure to be some very damning stuff. And that stuff showing up right at convention time could sink Romney - or at least get him on the ropes - giving us a fighting chance. As someone else pointed out - probably has a lot to do with donations - Romney would be sunk if it showed a donation to Planned Parenthood. Forget the offshore crap - that is all LEGAL - lots of people do it.

Romney should barter - I give you tax returns and you give us your college files.

However...

"Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton contested Politico’s casting of the story. “Dr. Paul is not calling on Gov. Romney to release his tax returns. This story is the result of some very poor, gotcha journalism by a Politico reporter and does reflect Dr. Paul’s sentiments,” Benton told ABC News. Benton said Paul’s campaign has a “very cordial and respectful” relationship with Romney’s."

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/politics-news/ron-paul-releasi...

I think in the quote above it should read "does not reflect Dr. Paul's sentiments"

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Will somebody PLEASE

shut Jesse Benton up.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

maybe if mitt did release...

... theres a chance the msm wouls get back on topic.

But its a longshot

Great exposure for the Doc!

He made a bold statement and an extremely valid point, and a lot of people saw it. With Romney unraveling at the seams, and Ron Paul appearing ready to lead, there's no telling what could happen between now and Tampa.

Romney, sigh

[channeling Jerry Seinfeld]: And what's the deal with Mitt Romney??!

....aaand now it's romney's

....aaand now it's romney's turn to be taken out by rowdy ronnie.

Found a way to the ABC link!

http://t.co/BUeIu8lT

If we wait too long we will surely perish!

Thanks

I have updated the header :)

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

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Ron Paul tells Mitt Romney to release more tax returns

Ron Paul tells Mitt Romney to release more tax returns

Texas Representative Ron Paul on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of conservatives advising Mitt Romney to release additional tax returns, suggesting the presumptive Republican presidential nominee would benefit from a show of transparency.

“Politically, I think that would help him,” Paul -- technically still a Republican presidential candidate -- told Politico. “In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want.”

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http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/07/17/ron-p...

Rick Perry

I almost passed out when he was in favor of Mitt releasing more years of tax returns. I was like "holy shit, he didn't say something retarded!?!?!?"

yeah

rick perry hates romneys guts

Dr Paul, always telling it like it is... QUOTE

“It’s a shame. The important issue is [what] the two candidates seem to agree on. They don’t really disagree with militarism overseas, they don’t disagree with the Federal Reserve system and the bailouts, and they don’t disagree on basically whether the role of federal government is wealth redistribution through welfare.

So instead, they’re talking about tax returns and that to me is so disappointing,” he said. “It’s all a charade, I think it’s all contrived to not have a debate.”

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