Sen. Harry Reid says a former investor at Bain Capital and others told him that Mitt Romney skipped paying taxes for ten years. However, he hasn't provided evidence or named his sources. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.
Dear Anderson, I am an elder law attorney. I assist individuals in applying for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care (welfare) when they cannot afford to pay for their care. The application process requires THE DISCLOSURE OF THE THREE PREVIOUS YEARS OF TAX RETURNS. Should the American Public expect anything less from its Presidential Candidates. Please Keep Romney Honest ....keep pressuring him for the disclosure of his tax returns.
2 Answers – 1. Harry Reid isn't interviewing for the job of President of the United States, Mitt Romney is.
2. Sen. Reid is required by US Senate rules to submit Financial Disclosures every year.
I could be wrong, but Harry Reid has probably factored this question into this; his tax returns may very well be a bit shady, but Mitt's the guy in the spotlight here, and aas I posted quite sometime before the Reid thing went public, there's probably a very good reason why McCain picked Palin over Romney in '08-Mitt probably didn't pay a Devil's dime in taxes for...My guess was half a decade, but Harry Reid's probably got way better intel than me. Plus Mitt has a long history of creative nondisclosure that makes Dick Cheney look downright garrilous....
Harry should be very careful. His son was so ashamed of his father that he did not use his last name when running for office. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Two questions 1) When are Harry Reid's Income tax returns for the past ten years are going to be made public? 2) Why doesn't CNN ask Sen Reid about this?
Now, how did Reid get the property? Well, the federal government owned valuable land at this location. Harry Reid chaired the Gaming Commission, which regulated Del Webb's Sahara Casino. When Reid arrived in Washington, he pressured the Dept. of the Interior to swap their (more valuable) property with Webb and its partner's (less valuable) land to build residential housing. Webb's partner then sold its property to Reid, whose buddy Brown got it upzoned to commercial, vastly enhancing its value.
Bottom line: Harry Reid has never made money in strictly private transactions without government influence-peddling. He is the posterchild for soviet-style Big Government kleptocracy. It would be good for AC360 to reveal how Washington really works and whose interests it really serves.
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