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Four Arguments Against Romney Releasing More Tax Returns...and Why He Should Anyway

don2903 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 4:22 PM
When I read comments on this site I worry about the future of our nation. I am no big fan of our president but to see people here calling people names like children it sure scares me to think that the political right is represented here. I feel Mr. Romney may have a real problem to deal with here and I agree with the person that wrote this article. The reason I see it as a problem is that while some comments are suggesting the president is lying... it seems to be a reality that Romney said he left Bain in 1999 while SEC documents have him there well past that. If you want to beat Obama he's gotta get past this reality somehow.
Econ2 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 6:14 PM
PLEASE educate yourself a bit about the world of finance. Romney's name is on the SEC documents because he still owned all the stock of the company even though he had no active role in the firm. The financial transaction whereby he sold Bain to the directors took about 2 years. Look, government agencies including the SEC looked at this at the time of the problems then and no problems now.

Even two OBama fundraisers, Bain directors during the 1999-2003 time period have publicly stated that Romney had NO involvement with the company.

The Obama campaign is LYING.
Jenni2 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 4:53 PM
Please, don't insult us with your phony 'concern' over Bain. "Romney’s signature appears on SEC filings with Bain after 1999, and Bain SEC documents list Romney as an executive in both 2000 and 2001, because those signatures and his title were mere formality and did not signify active dealings with investments the firm was making." Besides, who cares about Bain. Do you have any care about the corruption in the federal government? Fast and Furious? Solyndra, et al? Most of the FCC and the EPA have not even paid taxes. And Obama cannot even account for the whereabouts of the Stimulus spending, as much went overseas. Yep, overseas. Care at all about what the gov't is doing with the People's money? Nice Priorities.

Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 4:41 PM

There are lots of irrational conservatives here, but there are also lots of rational ones. But it's hard to have a conversation when there are ZERO rational liberals. I've tried on liberal websites as well, in vain.

You should read up on SEC regulations and disclosure documents, you'll see that the Bain departure date is a non-story. Also, Romney has been running for President since 2007, doubt very seriously there is anything in his tax returns what would implicate him. Besides, the Clinton's only released two years of returns in 1992, so it's really another non-story.
Jenni2 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 4:58 PM
I may be wrong, but I question Don's sincerity. He seems like a liberal in conservative guise. Anyone who cares more about the non-issue of Bain, and supposed name-calling on conservative blogs, but expresses zero concern over the smear and hate merchants of the Left and the jaw dropping corruption in the Obama administration, is either an unserious, incurious person - or a lefty, playing pretend.

John5840 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 4:36 PM
Don, a while back there was an acutal discussion. Then, as is typical, the rational conservatives were displaced by a bunch of deranged lunatics. Teh rational folks head for teh hills, leavign behind what you see here. Despite the fact you dont' want this to be seen as a representation of hthe right wing, these people are your political kith and kin.
Curtis108 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 8:06 PM
ACtually John, what happened is that you realized you had gotten your posterior handed to you, and then the conservatives that did it to you became "deranged."

If you can't keep up, you should find a safer place to play.
USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 4:34 PM
suggesting ovomit is lying?

shovel ready jobs?
most TRANSPARENT adnin?
aiding known terrorists?

the list goes on and on.

we have PROVED ovomits lies.

now why has your vainted LSM REFUTED what you just posted?

you are no big fan...... and yet you just said that his lies are not lies!

you mean you want to try and FOOL poeple

There's been a lot of braying on the Left about Mitt Romney's tax returns lately.  Most of it is transparently political.  Some of it is mystifyingly hypocritical.  But is it necessarily wrong?  Romney has done everything the law requires of him, and then some.  He's made public one full year of returns (2010) and released a comprehensive estimate of another (2011).  As many Democrats would hasten to point out, however, Mitt is disregarding the example set by his father, George Romney, during his truncated 1968 presidential run.  The elder Romney handed over twelve full years...