Mitt Romney asks us to trust him

  1. 2 Mitt Romney asks us to trust him? I do not.
    Romney acknowledged under oath yesterday that he filed income taxes as a part-time resident of Massachusetts in 1999 and a nonresident in 2000.

    In April, after he announced he would run for governor, he amended the returns to claim Massachusetts residency, he confirmed under oath. When the Globe first raised the issue,
    Romney initially said he had filed as a resident of both states. He later revised that position.
    http://xpostfactoid.blogspot.com/201...en-caught.html
    Here is a more detailed article from ten years ago with the same information -- http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/200...QPO/story.html
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  3. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    You cannot listen to Romney and know when he is speaking fact, speaking hearesay, speaking falsehoods, speaking outright lies, or just speaking out of ignorance. I rarely hear him actually say anything of substance, mostly it is political pandering without specific ideas or plans which might invite discussion or criticism. He does NOT like to answer questions about himself, his plans, or his policy concepts on a specific level...that sort of close mouthed political presentation does not invite trust. If he is elected we should NOT in anyway expect a more transparent white house.

    I don't trust politicians in general and I trust Romney less.
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    Mitt Romney asks us to trust him? I do not.
    I would never ever trust this guy. The way he is constantly changing his story, refusing to release his tax returns,the list goes on and on. It is very scary that some people are believing him,and also scary he might steal the election, ala Bush vs Gore. I'm heading for the border(either one) if that happens.
  5. Visit  tntrn profile page
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    I sure don't trust the other guy and every day that is strengthened.
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  6. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    I don't think that Romney would be a corrupt President. Is he 100% trustworthy and 100% honest...no.

    Acknowledging the tit for tat change of subject above, I pretty much feel the same way about Obama.

    I have to think sometimes being the President, or a major politician, there are some things you have to do behind closed doors, some things we don't need to know.

    Politicians spin, exaggerate and make omissions with the truth all the time, this is not unique to Romney, they say what they think they need to in order to get elected. I distinctly remember thinking about Obama that he's playing politician and there's no way he's going to deliver on his promises and I absolutely feel the same way about Romney. I can't possibly entertain for a second that even Romney thinks he can deliver on his promises, although like Ryan, and like Obama and Biden he has an ego bigger than Texas and perhaps he thinks he can...or he hopes he can.
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  7. Visit  Kornhonk profile page
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    The people who are demanding Romney's tax records would never vote for him. This is obsession.
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  8. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Quote from Kornhonk
    The people who are demanding Romney's tax records would never vote for him. This is obsession.
    THAT is a really good point!
  9. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Quote from Kornhonk
    The people who are demanding Romney's tax records would never vote for him. This is obsession.
    The people that are demanding his tax records don't want those records so that they can use them to consider voting for him. That's not even a consideration. They want them to use them and spin them to defeat him.

    The obsession isn't that they want the tax records, the obsession is that they want Obama elected and not him.
  10. Visit  mediajunkie650 profile page
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    Quote from Kornhonk
    The people who are demanding Romney's tax records would never vote for him. This is obsession.
    Democrats aren't alone in wanting to see Romney's tax returns. I've posted this before, but it's worth repeating here:

    20 Prominent Republicans Who Want Romney To Release More Tax Returns Right Now
    George Will, Bill Kristol, Ron Paul, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Michael Steele, Rep. Walter Jones, Ana Navarro, Rep. Pete Sessions, Gov. Haley Barbour, Matthew Dowd, Rick Tyler, John Weaver, Brit Hume, David Frum, John Feehery, Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Dick Lugar, Wayne MacDonald, Mike Murphy, Ed Rollins, Jon Huntsman Sr.

    Release the Returns | National Review - The Editors
    Romney may feel impatience with requirements that the political culture imposes on a presidential candidate that he feels are pointless (and inconvenient). But he's a politician running for the highest office in the land, and his current posture is probably unsustainable. In all likelihood, he won't be able to maintain a position that looks secretive and is a departure from campaign conventions. The only question is whether he releases more returns now, or later-after playing more defense on the issue and sustaining more hits.
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  11. Visit  Kornhonk profile page
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    Good point, mediajunkie. All those leading conservatives are tired of the insistent, obsessive grumblings from the opposition. Geez, get over it already. Romney pays more in taxes, from what we've already seen, than most people will earn in a lifetime.
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    Quote from mediajunkie650
    Democrats aren’t alone in wanting to see Romney’s tax returns. I’ve posted this before, but it’s worth repeating here:

    20 Prominent Republicans Who Want Romney To Release More Tax Returns Right Now
    George Will, Bill Kristol, Ron Paul, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Michael Steele, Rep. Walter Jones, Ana Navarro, Rep. Pete Sessions, Gov. Haley Barbour, Matthew Dowd, Rick Tyler, John Weaver, Brit Hume, David Frum, John Feehery, Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Dick Lugar, Wayne MacDonald, Mike Murphy, Ed Rollins, Jon Huntsman Sr.

    Release the Returns | National Review – The Editors
    These people don't want his tax records made public to see if he paid taxes, they are suggesting he release them to shut up the Democrats.

    Those complaining about him only paying 14% on his income know nothing about the tax code and his income. He does not get a weekly paycheck like you and I, all of his income is investment income. The IRS taxes that at 14%. Too bad many people don't understand he paid exactly what he was supposed to pay. How many people do you know that pays more than they are supposed to each year out of the "goodness of their heart?"

    If he had done something illegal the IRS would have already smoked him out. They have access to all of his tax records.

    Obama has spent large amounts of money to keep his school records sealed. This is what I wonder about. Is it because he went to school as a foreign student? His classmates at Occidental College that remembered him stated he was a mediocre student at best. He was an avid drug user and spent much of his time at protests. How does a mediocre student get into an Ivy league college? One way is if they are enrolled as a foreign student. The admission requirements are not as high for foreign students. A former classmate of his, class of 1983, didn't remember him, Barry or Barak, as a Political Science student. He contacted almost 400 of their former classmates and NONE of those contacted remembered him at Columbia Univ. Without proof we have to take his word for it that he attended Columbia Univ.
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  13. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Quote from HM-8404
    These people don't want his tax records made public to see if he paid taxes, they are suggesting he release them to shut up the Democrats.

    Those complaining about him only paying 14% on his income know nothing about the tax code and his income. He does not get a weekly paycheck like you and I, all of his income is investment income. The IRS taxes that at 14%. Too bad many people don't understand he paid exactly what he was supposed to pay. How many people do you know that pays more than they are supposed to each year out of the "goodness of their heart?"

    If he had done something illegal the IRS would have already smoked him out. They have access to all of his tax records.

    Obama has spent large amounts of money to keep his school records sealed. This is what I wonder about. Is it because he went to school as a foreign student? His classmates at Occidental College that remembered him stated he was a mediocre student at best. He was an avid drug user and spent much of his time at protests. How does a mediocre student get into an Ivy league college? One way is if they are enrolled as a foreign student. The admission requirements are not as high for foreign students. A former classmate of his, class of 1983, didn't remember him, Barry or Barak, as a Political Science student. He contacted almost 400 of their former classmates and NONE of those contacted remembered him at Columbia Univ. Without proof we have to take his word for it that he attended Columbia Univ.
    I don't remember anyone calling for his tax returns wanting them because they think he's done anything illegal. They say he's hiding stuff he doesn't want us to know.

    I've said before I don't blame him or anyone for taking advantage of every tax break break loophole, legal overseas account, anything.

    They want them to smear him, the same as those calling for Obama's school records, if they exist, want to use them to smear him. The same way the birthers, which included prominent republicans, smeared Obama until he put forth his birth certificate.

    You can't defend Romney and say it's o.k. to demand similar things from Obama, and the tit for tat "well Obama isn't releasing his school records" after he caved and gave his birth certificate is totally lame.

    To me it's very clear that Romney's tax returns contain information that he just want to be used against him and I support him 100% for not giving into the demands for them, the same I supported Obama for not giving out his long form birth certificate. It's perfectly understandable that he wouldn't want to give people ammunition. So far it's working for him because him saying "I paid taxes, and the accusations that I paid zero are false, I paid 13.something percent some years" makes him look good. Harry Reid took care of that for him.
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  14. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Quote from Kornhonk
    Good point, mediajunkie. All those leading conservatives are tired of the insistent, obsessive grumblings from the opposition. Geez, get over it already. Romney pays more in taxes, from what we've already seen, than most people will earn in a lifetime.
    It's the percentages that bother me more so that the totals. It's obvious that someone that makes millions is going to pay more in taxes than I do.

    Again, it's not an issue with me since he's using a system that's established to favor people like him and yes I have lots of sour grapes about that, but demanding his returns doesn't interest me. It's already quite clear from what he's said that his percentages are lower than mine and that he's thrived during some of the worst economic times (oh wait is that envy of success?) has loopholes, etc.. Oh wait, is that "class warfare and vilifying the rich"?

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