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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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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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