Republicans for Obama
You are hereForums / 2012 Presidential Election / Wink
By Misty - Posted on 14 July 2012
In 2008, John McCain decided Sarah Palin was more qualified than Mitt Romney. Why?
A tiny gem. Thanks, Misty.
ABC News’ George Will slammed Mitt Romney for failing to fully release information on his tax returns and offshore accounts, saying Romney “must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them.” ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd agreed, saying “there’s obviously something there” in Romney’s returns that he doesn’t want public.
Political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said “there’s obviously something there” in Romney’s tax returns that he doesn’t want to release publicly, adding that Romney’s refusal to produce his prior returns was a sign of “arrogance.”
“So now, all of a sudden… in a general election against a very professional group of people, against a very astute politician, against a Chicago machine who’s doing the same thing he did, and now he’s sitting there saying, ‘I can’t believe you’re doing this. I can’t believe you’re doing this,’” Dowd added.
Bill Kristol: Romney ‘Should Release The Tax Returns Tomorrow’
I must admit, very strange that the GOP is publicly criticizing Romney ... this is not a page out of the Republican playbook.
It gets me wondering if the party is looking for something, anything, to convince the delegates at the RNC to choose someone else to run against Obama. Okay, okay, this is conspiratorial thinking and it is probable, indeed likely, that the GOP party rules will prevent anyone but Romney to be the official GOP nominee. Still, I wonder.......
"Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug." -- Mark Knopfler
How great would it be to see a meltdown at the GOP convention, and end up a brokered convention? I think Newt will play games behind the scenes ... betcha Karl Rove is not a happy camper about now… might make watching entertaining to see them all feast on each other next month.
I doubt it. Whatever is in there, if it's not actually incriminating can conceivably be handled, endured, gotten through, and generally dispensed with before the final stretch of the fall campaign. GOP is acknowledging that stonewalling keeps his tax returns a living, losing story forever.
Republicans are also raising alarms about Romney’s returns. “The fact is, there are a couple of years he may not have paid any taxes,” MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough predicted during Monday’s Morning Joe. “Maybe he’s concerned about that. But if it’s going to come out, he needs to get it out now so he has a couple of months to explain it.”
From Abby Huntsman, Jon Huntsman's daughter: It's difficult to know, but one thing is evident -- Romney and his campaign would only weather the current storm if the alternative of releasing additional information about his taxes were even worse than the present. In fact, according to people close to the situation, Romney would drop out of the presidential race before ever releasing further tax returns.
Paid no Taxes? Forget that. Let's get a pool going on his REFUNDS and CREDITS beyond "Zero"
I am guessing there is at least one year where for his personal, not his corporate, income tax he got refunds/credits of at least 1 million dollars.
We need a hacker or insider who can get those returns. McCain's got em... right?
McCain campaigns "opposition research" on Romney released in January 2012.
Segments of the book have been posted on RedState.com.
Under the Section Titled "Economic Issues"
State spending increased at well over rate of inflation under Romney’s watch, estimated at 24% - more than$5 billion – over Romney’s final three years.
Under Romney, Massachusetts dramatically underperformed the rest of the nation in terms of job growth.
Romney has been criticized by experts for failing to deliver on issues of business development and economic growth after selling himself as the “CEO governor.”
2006 report issued by quasi-public Massachusetts Technology Collaborative warned the state was losing its grip as leader in “innovation economy” and that tech job was alarmingly slow.
Romney left his successor to fill a budget deficit exceeding $1 billion.
Romney raised state fees and taxes more than $700 million per year, according to independent experts.
Romney raised fees by roughly $500 million in his first year alone, a figure that was highest in the nation.
Romney quadrupled gun licensing fees and raised fees on first responders, real estate transactions, the blind, golfers and many others.
Massachusetts’ state and local tax burden rose more than 7% during Romney’s administration.
Romney refused to endorse the Bush tax cuts in 2003, telling the state’s all-Democrat congressional delegation he wouldn’t be a cheerleader for the plan.
Romney implemented three rounds of tax changes (which he referred to as “closing loopholes”) which increased business taxes by an estimated $400 million per year.
Massachusetts’ corporate tax climate now ranks 47th in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation.
Romney proposed – then backed away from – a new internet tourism tax that would levy higher taxes on users of sites like Orbitz and Travelocity.
Romney enrolled Massachusetts in multistate compact aiming to end moratorium on internet sales taxes.
Romney took no position on estate tax issue in 2002 and signed 50% increase in state cremation fee, which observers called “hidden tax on the dead.”
This isn't going away.
Republicans Agree: Mitt Romney's Hiding Something
Romney is beginning to look more like ...
RepublicansforObama.org is not affiliated with the Obama Presidential Campaign