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Pelosi: On Second Thought, This Whole Tax Returns Thing is a Distraction

popoagie Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 11:26 PM
Does he have a Medicare Advantage Plan? Do you know about the illegal use of $8 billion to prop them up until after the election, so seniors (like your dad and me) don't find out they will lose that plan... not everyone will but many people will.... contrary to the lies from Obama etc... You might research the topic and see if your dad will read about it... Here is a "mild" description of it from the NY Times

Behold what a prominent politician's "CYA" instinct hath wrought:

Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release his, calling the issue a distraction. As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues. “We spent too much time...