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  •  It's not infatuation. I'm from MA and I remember (27+ / 0-)

    how Romney lied his way into the Repub nomination for Gov. He claimed that he met the residency requirements (trust me! I did live here for seven years, really... Just don't look at my taxes...) And the Boston Globe offered to redact every single financial bit of info in his tax forms if they could only look at the address he used. He said no, but trust me. Then the truth was discovered -- he filed as a Utah resident. He became a MA resident retroactively.

    He has not earned our trust on what he is up to. As President, his decisions on budgets and income tax affect all of us. I'd like to know what his business dealings are. I'd like to know if he's cheated.  

    I'm more curious why you, supposedly a low-wage janitor, are infatuated with a ticket that refuses to give any specifics, except to say they will give outrageous tax breaks to the über wealthy -- and the only way to do that is to increase taxes on the middle class. They are NOT fiscally conservative -- Ryan's plan won't balance the budget until 2050 and that's assuming that he does away with most of the social spending. Are you in a position to survive without Social Security and Medicare? I don't think I am...

    Mitt, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they love, cry, dance, they live and they die. Learn the difference. We don't run the country for corporations. WE RUN IT FOR PEOPLE. - Elizabeth Warren

    by theKgirls on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 05:11:52 AM PDT

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    •  Well (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not in a position to do anything! I support what I think is right for my kids.

      "supposedly a low-wage janitor"

      Thanks for the insult, I guess. What's with the "supposedly"? Good grief, what do you think I am? Some sort of bot that posts on "liberal blogs" sometimes? Jesus.

      •  You've been here since 2009 (4+ / 0-)
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        marykk, Smoh, Isaacsdad, RunawayRose

        although still not a TU, but I am certain you know that the Hidden Comments is filled with the ravings of those bots every day.  And many of them sound a lot like you.  Just a coincidence.

        Still enjoying my stimulus package.

        by Kevvboy on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 05:56:06 AM PDT

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        •  Actually, (0+ / 0-)

          I was a TU for a bit, but I guess it gets lost after not posting for awhile.

          •  I'll try, though it's pointless. (9+ / 0-)

            Romney has a lot of money invested in foreign countries.
            That's a fact we know from the little he's divulged.
            Is it impossible that there might be investments in those countries that would be put at risk if, say, it became necessary to impose sanctions on, say, Pakistan for harboring terrorists? That is also a fact - they had OBL and the ISS is compromised with Taliban and Al-Qaeda agents. Pakistan is also responsible for the nuclear arming of North Korea. It is possible that sanctions might be need to be imposed if further destabilizing actions on the part of the Pakistani government come to light.

            This would put the president of the USA in a stark, clear conflict of interest between his own personal wealth, which he has proven repeatedly he cares deeply about, and the interests of the USA, which he has not proven to anyone he cares deeply about.
            Is that OK with you? Don't you think it perfectly reasonable to be sure the commander in chief has one allegiance only, to the United States of America? You side has been pretending the current one doesn't (with unhinged allegations that never ever stop, regardless of evidence,) and acts like it is a mortal sin. We KNOW Romney lies about his taxes. Might it just possibly be because he has big bucks tied up in nasty places that want to kill our people?
            Yes, it is absolutely possible. He got his initial investment money for Bain  from El Salvadoran families tied to the death squads, so ethics like that are clearly of no concern to him. Releasing tax returns would dispel or confirm that possibility. His word? Worthless.

            I tried to address your question without any reference to class, tax rates, or anything of the sort. Your position is untenable if, as a conservative, you care about national security.

            Mitt Romney is not running a campaign; he's making a hostile takeover bid.

            by kamarvt on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 07:58:32 AM PDT

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    •  Off to Top Comments with You! (9+ / 0-)

      I usually send in pithy quips; shorter, punny comments.

      But this one is going to Top Comments for it's incisive, but plain-English, explanation of just why the call for Mitt Romney's tax returns is hot, and is likely to remain so for the remainder of the race - or until Romney releases at least five more years of tax returns.

      It's a superior example of the right way to ask questions about political candidates. One based entirely upon fact-based premises, asking questions which ask themselves after certain events occur:

      Romney was publicly caught filing as a Utah resident on tax returns, lied about it, and then was allowed to retroactively amend his returns and thus his residency, when he ran for Governor of Massachusetts.
      Because of that, it's tough for MA residents, familiar with the former Governor, to just believe him when he says Trust me, I paid taxes.

      A quite compelling argument and worth indeed of a nomination to Top Comments.

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      I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization
      -- SCOTUS Justice O.W. Holmes Jr.
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      "A Better World is Possible"
      -- #Occupy

      by Angie in WA State on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 11:09:49 AM PDT

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