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Reid: Romney Hasn’t Paid Taxes For 10 Years

From the Huffington Post:

Harry Reid: Bain Investor Told Me That Mitt Romney ‘Didn’t Pay Any Taxes For 10 Years’

By Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Tuesday July 31, 2012

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.

What is the name of Obama’s campaign website? ‘Fight With Smears’? Notice that this is is a completely unsubstantiated allegation from a known fantasist and a congenital liar. And a man who is also the tool of the labor unions and the other thugs who run Las Vegas.

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.

Harry has never released any of his tax returns in all of his years in Congress.

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?

How convenient it is that this charge supposedly came from a ‘Bain investor’? But why would a Bain investor have any knowledge of Mitt Romney’s taxes over the last ten years, when Romney left Bain in 1999? Indeed, why would he have any knowledge about Romney at all?

Lest we forget, Harry Reid has a habit of making up people to suit his needs. At the height of the amnesty debate in 2007, Harry Reid told us about a phone call he got from one of his constituents who wanted amnesty to be passed.

Reid said his name was ‘Tommy,’ and that he couldn’t come forward because he had to ‘live in the shadows.’ Of course, ‘Tommy’ never existed outside of Harry Reid’s fevered imagination. Anymore than this ‘Bain investor’ exists.

"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." …

Romney’s finances have been in a blind trust for nine years. How would this ‘Bain investor’ know what his finances are? Even Romney probably doesn’t know how much money he has.

Tellingly, neither Reid nor his office would reveal who the investor was, making it impossible to verify if the accusation is true. And as his quote makes clear, he’s uncertain if the information is accurate…

But that won’t stop the Huffington Post or the rest of the Democrat media complex from running with it.

But there is limited political downside to the type of open speculation that Reid is making, so long as Romney refuses to budge on the issue of his tax returns. Increasingly, other Democrats are growing more assertive in their goading. In an appearance at the Center for American Progress on Tuesday, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland argued that he could openly speculate as to whether Romney "is a tax avoider" or "cheat" because "his behavior invites such speculation." …

But this is just more of that ‘new civility’ we heard so much about from the Democrats.

Actually, this is just naked ‘class warfare.’ In fact, Messrs. Reid and Strickland are telling the same kind of lies that were told by the ‘revolutionaries’ about their political opponents on the eve of the Russian, Nazi, Chinese and Cuban revolutions.

And we know how those ended up.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Reid: Romney Hasn’t Paid Taxes For 10 Years”

  1. mr_bill says:

    Somebody told me that Harry Reid molests goats. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but so far Reid hasn’t released any records that prove he doesn’t. He obviously can’t release those records. How would it look?

    • untrainable says:

      I know THAT somebody. The exchange went something like this. “So, Harry… when did you stop f**king goats?”
      And Harry’s response was, “Never.” So, not only has he been molesting goats for quite a while, he is still doing it to this day. He is a disgusting excuse for a human being. (resume inhancer).

  2. Anonymoose says:

    Unfortunately this is all being lapped up by the gullible independent voters, who never seem to question the source. I can’t get over how many of the Dems are more wealthy than Romney yet says he’s the out of touch money grabber. And now saying he didn’t pay taxes—which would have come to light when he was a governor. And now they’re saying the foreign policy trip was a “disaster” although frankly the worst flubs were the best the Biden does every day. And if Romney said Jerusalem was the capitol of Israel—maybe that’s what he meant.

    • njyankee says:

      “which would have come to light when he was a governor”

      Exactly. He’s the governor of Taxachusetts, and a Republican, are we seriously supposed to believe that if he hadn’t been paying his taxes he wouldn’t have been crucified by now?

      And as for the whole Tel Aviv/Jerusalem debate going on I don’t even really understand it. Since when do we decide the capitals of other countries? Israel says the capital is Jerusalem…end of discussion…it doesn’t matter what Romney thinks.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    It’s been my fervent belief that Harry Reid is the same guy in Farscape, with Ben Browder and Claudia Black. He’s Scorpius. Only…he really is an evil alien and has something terribly wrong with his brain.

    See photo:


    See what you think.

  4. Chinnubie says:

    I almost feel ashamed knowing that I get the Scorpius jokes. That being said I thin k you guys may be right. What I don’t understand is the Republican party going to the floor of the Senate and just make some wacko statement against some prominent democrat like say Obama? For example, I got a call from so and so, and he or she told me that Obama frequently licks Valerie Jarrets booty-hole. That wouldn’t be to outrageous but you know what I mean.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      The republicans don’t and won’t do it that because, above all else, they fear the national socialist owned message of “racism”. They are the biggest cowards on the planet and want so desperately to be liked by the cool kids.

      It’s a subject that is (finally) starting to get some attention in other blogs whereby the republicans know they are the party of nerds but still, like Leonard in “Big Bang Theory” wish and hope for the attention of the ever-so-cute Penny. In the real world, we know that Penny wouldn’t give Leonard the time of day but in TV land, they whet the nerds appetite by actually having them hook up.

      Thus the narrative that “all things are possible” but only in TV-Land. As Rush says, “people never seem to get out of high-school” and thus, and maybe you’ve noticed this yourself, at high-school reunions, you may notice that you could be the CEO of a major corporation but if you were a nerd in high-school your former classmates will still see you that way. It’s a bizarre pecking-order that the “cool kids” have manufactured and, interestingly, is the result of their own insecurities.

      Pelosi and Reid and such…..since I am a nerd and don’t cotton to the cool anything…I see them for what they are and while everyone clamors to try to gain their favor, I have no desire to be anywhere near them. And the same would apply to Boehner and a few other “trusted” republicans like McLame. If I was a freshman congress-critter and I was told that I need to be at thus-and-so function because the two Johns were going to be there, I would intentionally NOT go because of that very reason. But, the beltway has its social construct and it’s as much BS as any person can handle, I suppose. But this is where I say we haven’t come any farther from Rome than just geographically. The same chemicals process through our brains and the same fears and the same proclivities exist now as existed then…primarily driven by………fear.

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