The source for Reid's claim about Romney's taxes

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    I thought Reid was wrong to say it at the time. Still do. If you can't prove it, don't say. But a new book wages in ...:

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    And?

    Was this merely a deflection attempt to pull everyone's attention off the REAL and serious issue at hand now??--Obamascam??

    :laugh::laugh:
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    Two points:

    1) The fact that Huntsman was the source, if true, doesn't make the statement about Romney true. Note that he's denied being the source

    2) If Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years, I doubt he did anything illegal. The onus is on the tax system, not Romney. We're all entitled to reduce our tax bill as much as possible within the law.
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    Well just for that, Huntsman should be ineligible for Obamacare! Take that you mean multibillionaire and no doubt "friend of the Koch brothers."

    Reid showed his true colors again by exempting his staff from Obamacare. He did it after hours hoping to avoid attention. The little slimy, weasly, corrupt midget continues to screw the public.
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    I thought it was an interesting update on a much-discussed story at the time. And the idea what we're only supposed to talk about one topic here is just a bit absurd, don't you think?
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    Yeah, the bottom line is the same then as now -- someone in Romney's neighborhood of wealth can't not pay taxes without it pretty scrupulously complying with the IRC. So even if true, no evidence of a crime of any kind. And anyone playing the "it's wrong" card should be directed to the Treasury donation function.
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    Who cares? If he did it legally then he is smart.
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    Romney did pay taxes during all those years. He paid approximately $3 M annually. He also averaged approximately $5 M in charitable contributions.

    But he didn't pay enough for the libs. #1- They did not approve of his charitable contributions and #2- He did not pay 100% of his income to the guvmint so they "could decide" how it could be utilized.
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    Romney's tax avoidance was far from the most disgusting aspect of his history. Pocketing the salaries of hardworking Americans as a layoff king was far more egregious.
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    Tax avoidance -- legal conduct to mitigate one's tax bill -- isn't disgusting, it's admirable.

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    Yep it's okay for the egg stealing leftie liars, cheaters (eg John Edwards) to use USC Tittle 26 to avoid federal individual income taxes but if a rightie does it ...... it's criminal, I tell you .... just criminal.
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    If the claim is true, doesn't that make Romney one of the 47%?
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    Members of the Obama administration (Geithner) didn't pay taxes and NOT A PEEP from Reid.

    #hypocrisy

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    What's so interesting? Huntsman denied it and Reid is still a do*che bag with no proof.Maybe Lois Lerner can help him.
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    Not much substance or relevance to this, honestly.
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    How can this even be brought up. It is the IRS and if Romney had not paid taxes, they would have told Obama. They are in his pocket. Lois Lerner, anyone?
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    Obama-scam/extortion/tax is an invention of Obama and his flunkies.
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    Spoken like a true Marxist.

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