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Harry Reid Insists Dude Who Told Him Romney Didnít Pay Taxes Isnít Imaginary
New York Magazine ^ | 8/2/2012 | Margaret Hartmann

Posted on 08/04/2012 3:55:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Earlier this week, Harry Reid revealed why Mitt Romney is refusing to release more tax returns: He didn't pay taxes for an entire decade! It almost sounds too crazy to be true, and in fact, Reid is "not certain" that it isn't a total lie. However, he is sure of one thing: "I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination," Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I have had a number of people tell me that." So we aren't talking about just one anonymous Bain investor, but several people who have seemingly only shared this story with Reid.

In an interview with Nevada reporters on Wednesday, Reid refused to name his sources or back down on his accusation. "I don't think the burden should be on me," he said. "The burden should be on him. He's the one I've alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn't he release his tax returns?"

A Romney spokesman said Reid's accusation is proof that the Obama campaign will do anything to distract from his economic record, "no matter how baseless, unfounded or demonstrably false their attacks are." Of course, the Romney campaign didn't actually offer new evidence to demonstrate that the claim is untrue.

According to Reid, it's the media's job to get to the bottom of this. "What if he has paid no taxes, like I am saying he hasn't," Reid said. "What if he has all these moneys as we already know ... in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Swiss banks. I mean, gee whiz, rather than ask me why I should do this, that is a story you should be writing." Looking into Romney's finances? Reporters must be kicking themselves for not thinking of that sooner.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: harryreid; reid; romneytaxes; taxes
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1 posted on 08/04/2012 3:55:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

And neither is his 6 foot friend named Harvey.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 3:59:43 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: nickcarraway
Reid is "not certain" that it isn't a total lie

The Democrats really do want to self immolate, don't they? Because of his wealth and investments, Mitt's tax returns will be as thick as bibles. But nothing fundamentally shocking or surprising ought to be there. Mitt certainly chips in 10% and maybe more to the LDS, that's his religion. Which may also be why the LDS isn't giving him a lot of grief for his less-than-clean-living mores.

3 posted on 08/04/2012 4:01:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: nickcarraway

He has 1972 documents written with Microsoft Word.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 4:03:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: nickcarraway

The little creep, Stinky Harry, seems to have that old, guilty until proven innocent mindset that the communists and Nazis were so famous for. Romney needs to stand his ground and tell Stinky Harry to kiss is @$$. That’s what the Kenyan would do and it always works for him.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 4:04:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: nickcarraway
Harry and the Democrats know almost every investor lost a bundle in 2007/2008. The law allows you to carry losses back 3 years and forward 7. That's all there is to it other than some details, limitations, etc. which I am sure he has folks available necessary to take advantage of to the fullest.

If Romney did carry back losses he could have gotten a HUGE tax refund for 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Now none of this is unlawful, but remember the reaction when folks discovered the corrupt multi-billion dollar General Electric Corporation paid no taxe?

Romney knows to a degree he's able to feel any emotion that if he reveals these things he will lose.

Frankly, I think the guy's going to lose anyway ~ so why does he want to keep pretending.

6 posted on 08/04/2012 4:06:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway
"I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination," Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I have had a number of people tell me that."

Let me guess - was one of those people named "Lucy Ramirez", by any chance?

7 posted on 08/04/2012 4:06:58 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: nickcarraway

Reid, the alleged pedophile/child rapist, now has imaginary phone friends.


8 posted on 08/04/2012 4:08:25 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: nickcarraway

How about a trade. Reid’s and Pelosi’s last ten years for Romney’s.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 4:08:46 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: nickcarraway
.....Harry Reid
10 posted on 08/04/2012 4:10:11 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: nickcarraway

And neither is the person who said Reid was a pedophile. Why isn’t Reid denying that? So far he and the MSM are mum.


11 posted on 08/04/2012 4:10:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: nickcarraway

Defecate or get off the pot, to paraphrase my slightly alcoholic grandfather.


12 posted on 08/04/2012 4:13:08 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: nickcarraway

word on the street is Harry is a pedophile...dont know if true but he has some explaining to do..


13 posted on 08/04/2012 4:13:43 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: nickcarraway

I heard Harry keeps a Filipino pool boy in his basement.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 4:14:32 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Anima Mundi

Or perhaps “...you can have my tax returns when the American people get the Fast and Furious documents...”.


15 posted on 08/04/2012 4:15:03 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: nickcarraway

Harry Reid molests dead horses


16 posted on 08/04/2012 4:15:11 PM PDT by al baby (¬ďIf Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn¬ít earn that. Somebody else made that happen.¬Ē)
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To: nickcarraway

The little voice in his head is real.


17 posted on 08/04/2012 4:15:55 PM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: nickcarraway
He didn't pay taxes for an entire decade!

If the democrats are going to give a pass to all those in the Oboma administration who aren't paying their taxes, why should I care about Romney? Aren't they trying to call the kettle black?

Let's get back to the economy. That's the most important issue of the day.

18 posted on 08/04/2012 4:18:15 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: nickcarraway
Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed
19 posted on 08/04/2012 4:19:06 PM PDT by grundle
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.amazon.com/The-Horse-Harrys-Room-Level/dp/0064440737


20 posted on 08/04/2012 4:19:23 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: nickcarraway

Reid is such a rotten little prick

I hope he steps in front of a speeding bus .


21 posted on 08/04/2012 4:20:26 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Reid, the alleged pedophile/child rapist

Its out there, all over the place. It must be true ... its even on the internet. Harry Reid has been accused of pedophilia on the internet and has failed to prove it isn't true.

22 posted on 08/04/2012 4:21:11 PM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: JaguarXKE
Not to sure about the wabbit.
I have it from reliable sources that Crazy Harry's friend is the same one Little Dick Gebhardt had back in the 90s. Ya know, his billionaire friend that wanted his taxes raised. My source tells me that Dick introduced him to Harry. Now they are the only two people in the whole world that know him. Or can see him. Or can hear him. But everyone can smell his stories.
23 posted on 08/04/2012 4:24:56 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: nickcarraway
The sawed-off loudmouth insisted, "He's real and he's got a name--the Great Gazoo."
24 posted on 08/04/2012 4:25:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: nickcarraway
According to Reid, it's the media's job to get to the bottom of this.

According to me, it's up to the press to find out if Harry Reid is a pedophile like thousands of people are saying on the Internet. Is he a boy rapist? I'd really like to know, and if so, how many little boys has he raped? I'd also like to know what's going to be done stop him if the private sources are correct.

25 posted on 08/04/2012 4:25:37 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: LeoWindhorse
I hope he steps in front of a speeding bus .

And then the bus backs up.

26 posted on 08/04/2012 4:29:31 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, “Senator Reid”, I have a non-imaginary friend who claimed that you’ve been participating in a nightly menage-e-trois with farm animals of the male sex. DO you wish to tell us when these activities will stop?


27 posted on 08/04/2012 4:30:09 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: nickcarraway
Who are the idiots in Nevada that keep this reprobate in office?
28 posted on 08/04/2012 4:30:38 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: nickcarraway

Mitt Romney donated all of his fathers inheritance to chairity, ran the Olympics without pay for 3 years, has kept all his assets in a blind trust since 1999, served as Massachusetts governor for 8 years without pay, and has released 2 years of tax records showing he donated more to chairity ($7 million) than he paid in taxes ($6.2 million).

It seems unlikely someone with this record of public service would “not pay taxes for 10 years” and far more likely that Dingy Harry is a miserable POS lying hack. Romney needs to tell Reid to go to he!!.


29 posted on 08/04/2012 4:33:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: muawiyah

“...every investor lost a bundle in 2007/2008. The law allows you to carry losses back 3 years and forward 7.”

Well we know he didn’t carry them forward in 2010, so Reid is wrong even in that unlikely scenario.


30 posted on 08/04/2012 4:34:18 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: halfright

“word on the street is Harry is a pedophile...dont know if true but he has some explaining to do..”

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Yes he has to prove that he isn’t.. (his standards)


31 posted on 08/04/2012 4:34:58 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Romney needs to tell Reid to go to he!!.”

I’m wondering if Reid’s accusations cross the threshold of slander.


32 posted on 08/04/2012 4:36:39 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: nickcarraway

I doubt there is anyone, Romney supporter or opponent, who really believes a release of 10, or for that matter, 50 years of tax returns would satisfy Harry Reid or any of the anti Romney machine. When you deal with sleaze merchants, you don’t try to pacify them anymore than you do hostage takers or terrorist. They don’t want answers, they want an issue.


33 posted on 08/04/2012 4:37:32 PM PDT by etcb
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To: Focault's Pendulum
I hope he steps in front of a speeding bus .
And then the bus backs up.

And then repeats the sequence - 4 more times.

34 posted on 08/04/2012 4:37:57 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Flightdeck

Maybe he ran out of losses to carry forward, or he just didn’t carry them forward for 2010 ~ to trick you!


35 posted on 08/04/2012 4:40:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway
"I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination,"

"yeah fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me. I saw it I saw it with my own two eyes ..."

36 posted on 08/04/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway

Reid may have a legitimate excuse for hearing voices in his head and having imaginary friends. In his younger boxing days, he must have taken one too many shots to the noggin.


37 posted on 08/04/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: mongo141

Someone said Reid is a pedophile and everyone knows that he has Las Vegas mob ties.


38 posted on 08/04/2012 4:47:16 PM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: muawiyah
"Harry and the ... almost every investor lost a bundle in 2007/2008." Not really the case as investor losses are usually capital losses and they are available to offset similar gains but not to carry back. One can only deduct $3000 of such net losses per year. If the losses were not capital losses, but business passive losses such as those arising from an LLC or a partnership, net operating losses, they may be carried back three years as you state. The 2007-8 he meltdown you reference was mainly market driven i.e., not business driven per se.

The whole purpose of the allegation is to provide the left and the media with a feeding frenzy year by year, return by return, page by page, line by line etc. Mitt can afford the best tax advisors and Mitt may not have paid any income taxes at all as Reid alleges. Good for him. The Kennedys went for decades with essentially muni-bond interest in the millions as sole sources of income. Not even required to be reported on one's 1040 until rather recently.

39 posted on 08/04/2012 4:50:20 PM PDT by masadaman
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To: nickcarraway

Then he announced he could fly and jumped out his senate office window...


40 posted on 08/04/2012 4:53:29 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1292 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: nickcarraway

Harry POS Reid ALERT!


41 posted on 08/04/2012 4:58:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: al baby
Harry Reid molests dead horses

I don't know how true that is, but I am certain he beats dead horses!

42 posted on 08/04/2012 5:00:39 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1292 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: masadaman
All it takes is ownership through corporations and you get the benefits of the corporation.

We can speculate all day about this, but Harry and his cronies know something, and Romney's resistance rather demonstrates they know something.

You know, even if that parable about the "eye of a needle" was a play on words about a guy on a camel going through a Jerusalem gate known as the "needle", the camel Romney is on is still working on the first hump and there are three more of them to go ~ he's never going to make it.

43 posted on 08/04/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Flightdeck

Probably not but he’s immune anyway. He made his statements on the floor of the Senate.


44 posted on 08/04/2012 5:03:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: etcb
Correct! Rasmussen did a poll in late July regarding the tax return issue. It showed only 35% found it even somewhat important and a solid majority of Republicans and independents said it was not important at all.

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45 posted on 08/04/2012 5:03:51 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; nickcarraway

Wasn’t 2 full years, but one year, and then a partial or preliminary on another. I have no doubt it’s difficult to figure out his taxes and then present them in a concise form.


46 posted on 08/04/2012 5:05:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway

Of course Harry knows who it was. It was the guy that Harry sees every morning reflected in his mirror as Harry shaves. It was that guy in Harry’s shaving mirror who told him.


47 posted on 08/04/2012 5:05:56 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: windsorknot

Gaming interests and miners unions. Do you recall that reference to Murry the other day? He owned the coal mine that caved in. There’s all sorts of mining in Nevada.


48 posted on 08/04/2012 5:06:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway

As long as Romney FILED his returns, it’s the problem of the IRS if any taxes weren’t paid that should have been.

It would NOT be Romney’s problem.

Sorry Harry. You lose. You get... NOTHING. Good DAY!


49 posted on 08/04/2012 5:07:48 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: halfright

I keep hearing about the Harry Reid pedophile connection.


50 posted on 08/04/2012 5:26:01 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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