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Ann Romney: 'We've Given All You People Need To Know' About Family Finances

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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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Could you give me some specifics here with facts?
Otherwise, I just consider this a political opinion without basis.




posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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Anything at all to distract people from issues like the debt, jobs, wars, and foreign policy, hmmm?



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by Nite_wing

Originally posted by MrXYZ

It's not customary for people in congress to do...but every president did release several years of returns in the past. This is really simple: If there's nothing bad in his returns, he should release them. If there's something bad he should STILL release them because people deserve to know the truth if he expects them to vote for him. If he continues not to release them, he can't be surprised if people believe he's hiding something.



Wouldn't this also be true for Obama's school records, financiers, college transcripts and all the other things we seem to be missing or are concerned about?

I think the goose-gander theory applies here.



Those are all things that a TON of presidents never released...it's not customary to release them. Some do, some don't. It's an entirely different story when it comes to tax returns.

Hell, EVEN Nixon released four years!!



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:04 PM
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Anybody defending Obama at this point in time is either very uninformed when it comes to politics, a socialist, a mob supporter or on the dole.

Crony capitalist allegations? Look at Obama.

www.againstcronycapitalism.org...



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume "you people' is the media.


What I don't like is her assumption that she gets to decide what's important to the public in their voting decision.

If you are running for President, then your background check should be long. If you applied for a government top secret position, you bet they are going to go back more than 4 years.

It's not something unreasonable nor should it contain anything very private.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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www.politico.com...

only 17 of the 535 members of Congress released their tax returns


Reporters grilled the California Democrat about a recent McClatchy report that said only 17 of the 535 members of Congress released their tax returns in response to requests by the news organization. Pelosi, who has repeatedly called out Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for not disclosing more of his tax returns, was not one of the 17.

“That is the custom for the people running for president,” Pelosi said. “I think it’s the relationship between the people running for president and the American people. It’s a decision that the candidate has to make.”



Pelosi insisted the standard is different for candidates for Congress.

“Let’s not be silly," she said. "A person is running for the president of the United States. His party is calling on him to release his returns.”


lets not be silly,

OK GO!
everyone release everything,1..........2...............3..............
GO!

These people need to ALL get the heck out of government, heck get the heck out of the country!
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:11 PM
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Who is she referring to as "you people"?


You know...the peasants...the poor folk...the people too dumb to understand their complex finances.


It's not like they act like elitist or anything...do they?



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:12 PM
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But you need to be honest with your self and agree the President and people running for presidency have more at stake than just Congress folks and most likely will be pressed to release their paperwork for transparency.

From a political standpoint, it just makes plain sense.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by Jaellma
Wow! Ann Romney just reminded us how lowly we are as peasants

Why? because she stated the truth? People screaming for 10 years of Romney tax returns are NUTZ.

National Journal

Since the 1976 election, presidential candidates have released at least one year of tax returns. After winning that election, Jimmy Carter then set the precedent for all sitting presidents and vice presidents to release their returns each year. Since 1984, the standard for challengers to an incumbent president has been to disclose at least two years of returns, if not significantly more.


Presidential Tax Returns


Who is she referring to as "you people"?

It's a common phrase. There is nothing to it.


Seriously ... Romney has PLENTY of legitimate things to complain about.
Going after his wife for this is really, really silly.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by MrXYZ
every president did release several years of returns in the past.

NOT TRUE. See my above post.
Carter started it, and he did that AFTER he was elected and only released three years.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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I'm all for releasing documents that are relative to the job. Especially documents to show you are eligible and qualify for the job. Tax returns does not meet that requirement.

This reminds me of Obama saying he didn't have the luxury of having his wife not work when Michelle was making 400k a year. Utterly laughable.
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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That is a classic "Let them eat cake" remark -- and we all know how things ended for Marie Antoinette. It's a hasty remark from the wife of a politician who has unfortunately raised the Us vs. Them divide. It's a polarizing remark that separates the Haves from the Have-Not's.

Whether she realizes it or not, she has just exemplified just how out of touch the Romneys are with the common people.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by maria_stardust
That is a classic "Let them eat cake" remark -- and we all know how things ended for Marie Antoinette. It's a hasty remark from the wife of a politician who has unfortunately raised the Us vs. Them divide. It's a polarizing remark that separates the Haves from the Have-Not's.

Whether she realizes it or not, she has just exemplified just how out of touch the Romneys are with the common people.


Yup...and ultimately that's gonna cost him the election.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by Jaellma
reply to post by Stormdancer777
 
But you need to be honest with your self and agree the President and people running for presidency have more at stake than just Congress folks and most likely will be pressed to release their paperwork for transparency.

From a political standpoint, it just makes plain sense.



Not necessarily when the congress critters wield so much power, I would be embarrassed to pontificate about Romney, knowing I had not released my records and didn't intend to.

They all need to go, there needs to be term limits.
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by maria_stardust
That is a classic "Let them eat cake" remark -- and we all know how things ended for Marie Antoinette. It's a hasty remark from the wife of a politician who has unfortunately raised the Us vs. Them divide. It's a polarizing remark that separates the Haves from the Have-Not's.

Whether she realizes it or not, she has just exemplified just how out of touch the Romneys are with the common people.


WOO who, propaganda has been around for a long time, I found this a while back


Quote: “If they have no bread, let them eat cake!” (“S’ils n’ont plus de pain, qu’ils mangent de la brioche.”)
listverse.com...
This misquote has been covered on this site before, but I wanted to include it just in case some people haven’t seen it (it is a pet peeve of mine). Queen Marie Antoinette is still much maligned over this quote – and she never even said it! It was actually from the book Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau in which he said: “I recalled the make-shift of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread and who replied: ‘Let them eat brioche’.” The attribution to Queen Marie is no doubt anti-royal propaganda during a very troubled time in French history.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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The only reason the Dems are pushing for this is to use it as class warfare. Do you think there will be something illegal in his tax returns? Seriously? There are no bombs to be dropped. The Democrats will just sit back and point at them and say "See, it's his fault you're all poor.".

This tactic is ironic considering the Dems ran the wealthiest Prez ticket ever with John Kerry and John Edwards in 2004.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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It's funny you claim you know for a fact Condi Rice voted for Obama but yet you can come on here and trivialize the intent or meaning of what Ann Romney said.

Sorry, but your credibility is at stake if you can claim you know who Rice voted for when clearly you were not standing in the voting booth when she pushed those buttons.




posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777

Originally posted by Jaellma
reply to post by Stormdancer777
 
But you need to be honest with your self and agree the President and people running for presidency have more at stake than just Congress folks and most likely will be pressed to release their paperwork for transparency.

From a political standpoint, it just makes plain sense.



Not necessarily when the congress critters wield so much power, I would be embarrassed to pontificate about Romney, knowing I had not released my records and didn't intend to.

They all need to go, there needs to be term limits.
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And money needs to be removed from politics...that whole "corporations are people, my friend" (by yours truly, Romney) is a horrible idea and just a legalised version of bribery.

What we have now for example is politicians being mere sock puppets of whatever industry is paying them...and once they leave politics, they get cushy jobs with the very people who's bidding they did.

Or you have a company like Coca Cola with thousands of employees. Employees that have opinions and a right to voice them by VOTING...because they are HUMANS!! But what if a company like Coca Cola can now simply buy the election...therefore overriding the opinions of all their employees? That's just WRONG, and it needs to stop!

I doubt Obama will change that, he's part of the system after all...but at least there's a tiny chance. "Corporations are people my friend" Romney won't ever change it, and that's a FACT.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Romney not releasing multiple years of his tax returns is a huge political blunder. This thing is not going away and will dog him all the way until November if he fails to do so.

Why is he taking this path? I think it is because there must be something more damaging in those returns than the fallout from not releasing them. The fallout looks like it is going to be substantial so it is not a far reach to conclude that those returns have damning information in them, possible enough to ruin his presidential run. It does not make any sense.

Is he refusing to release them just on a matter of principle? I doubt it. When has this flip-flopper ever held a position as a matter of principle?

A few days ago we read that:


Mitt Romney has been determined to resist releasing his tax returns at least since his bid for Massachusetts governor in 2002 and has been confident that he will never be forced to do so, several current and former Bain executives tell The Huffington Post. Had he thought otherwise, say the sources based on their longtime understanding of Romney, he never would have gone forward with his run for president.


www.huffingtonpost.com...

If he thought he had to release them he would have never ran for President??????????



Nope, there is something in those returns that he knows is going to hurt him far more than not releasing will.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by jjkenobi
The only reason the Dems are pushing for this is to use it as class warfare. Do you think there will be something illegal in his tax returns? Seriously? There are no bombs to be dropped. The Democrats will just sit back and point at them and say "See, it's his fault you're all poor.".

This tactic is ironic considering the Dems ran the wealthiest Prez ticket ever with John Kerry and John Edwards in 2004.


If there's nothing bad in those returns, why doesn't Romney simply release them? After all, not releasing them is clearly hurting his campaign a ton.


Also, just fyi, Edwards released a decade of tax returns...and Kerry trumped that by releasing 20 years.




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