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Bain Investor Told Harry Reid That Mitt Romney 'Didn't Pay Any Taxes For 10 Years'

I'm no fan of the scumbag Harry Reid, but could this be true? If not, why hasn't he released these records?

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has what he says is an informed explanation for why Mitt Romney refuses to release additional tax returns. According a Bain investor, Reid charged, Romney didn't pay any taxes for 10 years.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post from his office on Capitol Hill, Reid saved some of his toughest words for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Romney couldn't make it through a Senate confirmation process as a mere Cabinet nominee, the majority leader insisted, owing to the opaqueness of his personal finances.

"His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son," Reid said, in reference to George Romney's standard-setting decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in the late 1960s.

Saying he had "no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy," Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.

"Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years," Reid recounted the person as saying.

"He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain," said Reid. "But obviously he can't release those tax returns. How would it look?

"You guys have said his wealth is $250 million," Reid went on. "Not a chance in the world. It's a lot more than that. I mean, you do pretty well if you don't pay taxes for 10 years when you're making millions and millions of dollars."

The highest ranked Democrat in Congress, Reid is known more as a back room brawler than a public flamethrower. So his willingness to throw this private conversation into the media frenzy over Romney's taxes underscores the low opinion he has of the Republican candidate.

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Today in the news

Today in the news:

As the senator completes his insider trading deal and collects some lobbyist pay off, he mentions Romney has not paid taxes in 10 years!

a tax protester?


Probably most Billionaires,high Millionaires pay no taxes.

When I was young-40 years ago- I remember the BS about how money would trickle down to the poor or middle class. What happened. Bush the Republican was President for 8 years ? It is time them Billionaires started paying some taxes and did their share to pay off the debt. Some billionaires are so rich they could pay off the debt of 15 trillion , all by themselves. But will they ? No ! Romney grew up helping his parents run for office. Even his mother ran for office. that is what Romney knows how to do. Run for office and make lots of promises. Tell the crowd what they want to hear and win their votes. Tell them you will solve all their problems. Obama and Ron Paul,both have more life experience then Romney does. Romney is a rich boy. He probably is looking for thrills and power, like running world war three by attacking Iran and Syria.

Probably a lie that Reid

Probably a lie that Reid purposely wants to spread. If Romney does nothing, the lie will gain traction (since if he hides it, it must be true or even worse), which will gain an advantage for the Democrats. If Romney reveals his tax returns, it is bound to be bad (since he hid it), which will once more give an advantage to the Democrats.

Either way, every outcome is good for the Democrats. Clever gambit.

Non issue

It's campaign season, and Harry will prostitute his mouth on behalf of the blue team. Harry doesn't even name his source, so who would believe him? Oh yeah, like half the MSM... Damn, people can be stupid sometimes.

I disagree

Not about Reid prostituting himself, but about whether it is an issue. As long as Romney hides his tax returns the Dems can say anything they want. Romney is in a weak position and the Obama campaign will keep pounding him on it. A fat cat paying no taxes is political gold to energize the Democrat Party base.

Mitt Romney is a ticking time bomb. Criminal syndicate run by

karl Rove and other neocons... no doubt know about the 8.5 billion dollar ponzi scheme investigation is on the docket, know about the million plus Bain directly received from the treasury/tax payers. Yet! The Republican party has chosen Mitt Romney for their boy. Please American idiots, please wake up. What will it take?

Probably because harry Reid

Probably because harry Reid hasn't paid taxes in 10 years lol. They on the same team bro.

Reid probably has not paid taxes either.

How true.