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  •  Agree. He won't release his returns. (10+ / 0-)

    Mitt has made a tactical decision not to release his tax forms because releasing them would be devastating to his election.

    I might add that a Presidential candidate such as Romney releasing only part of one years tax returns could set a precedent for future party nominees to do the same.

    This should not become the norm.

    I would favor making it mandatory for Presidential nominees to release 12 years of tax returns.

    •  Sixty Something - Romney is releasing two years (2+ / 0-)
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      2010 & 2011.

      Romney is now taking the stand that he is complying well beyond the legal standard for people running for POTUS.  I think you are right Sixty Something, the standard should be changed.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 05:46:16 PM PDT

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      •  Believe when I see it (2+ / 0-)
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        "Is releasing" 2011? Maybe...but I'll believe it when I see it. It's Mitt we're talking about - I wouldn't accept anything he has to say as factual without evidence.

        •  RLF - Romney has already released a detailed (0+ / 0-)

          draft of his 2011 return so there really isn't any point to not release the final. The return is due on October 15th and I don't think it is remotely possible that he will not disclose the 2011 return once filed.

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 07:15:27 PM PDT

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          •  Again... (0+ / 0-)

            To begin with, taxes are due in April, not October. It's not like Romney was too busy to file them on time - his accountants could probably have filed them January 1. The fact that he's leaving them until TWO WEEKS before the election is already a dodge.

            Secondly, you've got to take his word that his draft taxes are correct. Romney is famous for his lies. What reason do you have to trust him?

            Thirdly, Romney's 2010 returns were, in many people's eyes, incomplete. What's the political cost of NOT releasing his 2011 returns two weeks before the election? Two weeks before the elections, people's minds are made up, and Romney's decision not to release his tax returns will be factored into the elections. Failure, at that stage, to release his returns, won't lose him many new votes.

            Given all of these, I see no reason to take Romney's statement on faith. "You people" already have all you need, don't you know?

            •  RFL - you have no idea what you are writing about (0+ / 0-)

              As an October filer for 35 years I can assure you that your TAXES are due on April 15th, but the deadline to file your return is Oct 15th. Any taxpayer can receive an automatic six month extension by sending in a simple form by April 15th. The reason that individual returns are not due until Oct 15th is that partnerships and corporations have to file their tax returns by Sept 15th. At that point they report to their limited partners and shareholders. For all limited partners, and shareholders of Sub Chapter S or LLCs, those profits and losses flow through to each individual return. Romney's accountants did make public a detailed draft in January but the final information will not reach them before August and more likely September. That is why he will file in October.  

              "let's talk about that"

              by VClib on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 08:33:37 AM PDT

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