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Hagan wants to see more of Romney’s tax returns



Published: Fri, August 10, 2012 @ 5:00 p.m.

Hagan wants to see more of Romney’s tax returns

YOUNGSTOWN — State Rep. Robert F. Hagan, on behalf of the President Barack Obama campaign, called on Mitt Romney — again — to release more of his tax returns.

Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, said today the refusal of Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is telling.

“If he’s paying his fair share, release” the returns, Hagan said during a press conference outside city hall, organized by Obama’s campaign.

Romney released his 2010 return and an estimate of his 2011 return in January, and has declined to make public the returns of other years.


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1Ytownnative(1056 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

hagan is an idiot

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2Attis(910 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Every candidate for public office, especially the highest one on the land, should be required to make a full disclosure of their annual income and the taxes paid (or unpaid) as well as identify, by name, every single donor to their campaign. Better yet, institute what France is calling for: a 75% income tax on the super rich.

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3jojuggie(1413 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Forget Romneys Income Taxes. We know he is a wealthy man, & by not diclosing his taxes, no one had died, but in Fast & Furious, one US border agent has died, plus many Mexicans have died.
What is Obama & his AG afraid of? REALEASE the info.

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4redeye1(4635 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Let's hope that Hagan goes after BO for his college transcripts too. I agree with Attis that ALL politicans should show what they earned and how they earned it and then the amount taxes that they paid. Let's include them ALL!

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5redeye1(4635 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Let's hope that Hagan goes after BO for his college transcripts too. I agree with Attis that ALL politicans should show what they earned and how they earn it and then the the amount taxes that they paid. Let's include them ALL!

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6Jerry(510 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Issue #1 – Things to note about Romney refusing to disclose tax records:
No credible evidence of any wrongdoing has been offered.
No one died, or was injured.
There is no subpoena, and no probable cause to request one.
There is no obligation to disclose.
The documents in question are private documents regarding the financial activity of a private citizen.

Issue #2 - Things to note about Obama refusing to disclose Fast & Furious documentation:
Crimes were committed.
People were killed and injured.
Refusal involves defiance of a legitimate congressional subpoena.
Refusal involves failure to meet a public obligation.
The documents in question are public documents, about government actions, and are being withheld by government officials.

Which issue should we be more concerned about, Bob???????

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7300(562 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

To answer your question, Jerry. Romney's taxes, those are what we should be more concerned with.

Let's compare apples to apples here, and we'll see why the GOP has become the party of non-thinkers.

1. Obama was hounded for over 2 years to release his birth certificate, he finally gives in when he had no obligation to do so. Many of less-stable then make the claim that it's a fraud, and then make up a silly story about his SS#. Romney is asked to provide his 10 year tax returns (as every candidate over the last 40-50 years has done), and he refuses. The same right-wing extremists who badgered Obama about his birth certificate now claim that there's no law requiring him to make them public, therefore no one should even bring it up.

2. Fast and Furious comes up because "people died", and Obama is supposed to hand over thousands of documents when there is NO PROOF that any wrong doing happened (these operations always carry risk). Right wing extremists all cry out for justice. Bush starts a war in Iraq with evidence that was AT THAT VERY SAME TIME being questioned as to its authenticity. It turns out to be false, and thousands of Americans, and around a million Iraqis, are killed. Nary a peep from all but the Ron Paul supporters to release all information concerning the operation.

I enjoy your hypocrisy, since it validates my leaving the GOP in the mid-90s.

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8IslandMike(757 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Mitt-Flopper hasn't paid taxes in 10 years. PATHETIC! The guys a wimp.

The unemployment rate would be TRIPLE what it currently is had Obama not saved the US auto industry. Imagine how bad the Mahoning Valley would be if GM were closed!

GM is ALIVE
Bin Laden is DEAD
Show RESPECT & RE-ELECT!!!

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9Jerry(510 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

@300

Do not confuse me with a Republican. I am a staunch conservative in favor of a highly limited and small federal government. I am not thrilled with Romney, because he is not nearly conservative enough, but the alternative is too abjectly horrendous to be thinkable. The instant the Democrats separate themselves from Obama/Reid/Pelosi, and start proposing conservative ideas that limit the control of the federal government (as it was intended) I will be voting for them.

I have NEVER said anything regarding Obama's birth certificate or his citizenship status. You cannot paint me with that brush.

With regard to Fast & Furious, there are mountains of proof of mistakes and outright wrongdoing. The only question is who, why, and how high-up; and this is being deliberately concealed.

@ Island Mike

Do you have ANY evidence that Romney did not pay taxes? Do you have ANY evidence that unemployment would have tripled without the divine intervention of Obama? Or are these just matters of a zealous religious like faith on your part??

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10Klink(36 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Romney is afraid because of all the money he is hiding offshore is not in his tithing to the Mormon Church. He is more afraid of the Church scandal for not tithing his fair shair than anything else.

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11DontBanThisDrone(498 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

My tax returns are none of your god-damn business. If you don't like it, don't vote for me.

F-off.

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12jojuggie(1413 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey 300 "there is no proof that anything happened." Well turn over the records!

There is no proof that Romney evaded taxes either.

You left the Repubs in the mid 90's. Who do you think Clinton worked with so successfully with in the 90's? The 103 - 104 - &105 Congresses - all Repubs. What was your thinking then? Times were fantastic.

Who do you think ran Congress in the last 2 years of the Bush adm when times turned ugly? Peloisi & Reid - WOW.

Now, you question Bush & the Iraq war. Suppose Bush never attacked Iraq and Sadam was still in power. His neighbor, Iran, is very close to having THE BOMB. Do you actually believe Sadam would be sitting idly by without researching THE BOMB? Can you imagine 2 rogue nations with THE BOMB? I can't.

You and your hipocrisy. Why not debate without getting nasty? Make your point.

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13jojuggie(1413 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey Klink - Romney gave 19% to various charities last year. Do you know how much Obama & Biden gave?

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14IslandMike(757 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Mitt Flopper is a wimp. But at least he was the poster child for ObamaCare. He himself is the biggest critic of his own policies because he's afraid to stand up for himself.

GM is ALIVE
BIN LADEN is DEAD
US is OUT of Iraq

Thank You President Obama!!

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15TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I think the real issue here surrounds Hagan. He calls a press conference to address something that has no material impact on his constituents.

Bob, the Mahoning valley is a decrepit, crime ridden, jobless, wasteland. What are you doing, as a"leader", to help turn things around?

If Romney paid his legal share, or if he did not has no immediate short term bearing on the area. Do something to help out besides flapping your black gums and sticking your boney chest out.

I wish I could sock you in the jaw as well. That dude must have felt like a million bucks after he did that.

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16IslandMike(757 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Former Bush Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson said that if it weren't for the bailout, the unemployment rate would have exceeeded 25%.

Thank You President Obama!!!

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17TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Time for bed island dike. You have a long day of breathing, fact gathering, and logic classes in front of you tomorrow.

Based on your posts, it's going to be a long day.

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18rickking123(312 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

2011
hagan, robert f
house of representatives
elected official
$57,760.00

now bob show us your income taxes for the last 10 years

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19IslandMike(757 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Taxes??? Isn't that where they had that Alamo thing?

Fixed Noise Network is reporting that Mitt Flopper is picking Paul Ryan as his running mate. The same Paul Ryan that wanted to abolish MediCaid. Looks like Obama will take Florida and the 29 electoral votes that go with it. Surprised he didn't pick Palin, after her relationship with former NBA player Glen Rice was revealed I figured they would use that to go after the African-American vote. I know that had to go over well with evangelicals

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20VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

So, Senator Reed is demanding that Romney reveal his past 10 years of taxes, but Reed refuses to reveal HIS OWN past 10 years of taxes, as do many other Congressmen!

So, in other words, this is all political and a double standard. Make Romney reveal his past 10 years of taxes, but don't make Congressmen reveal theirs because it's none of our freeking business! Who is hiding more? I can't believe you Obama foamers are falling for this!

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21author50(1121 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

If Comrade Bob Hagan will get George Lenahan and Jacob Harver to release all their documents in obtaining close to $1,000,000.00 in taxpayers money for the Lemon Grove and Rosetta Stone I will release all my tax returns... Mitt.

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22chuck_carney(499 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Mitt Romney is a wealthy man. Harry Reid is accusing him of paying no taxes for 10 years.

If Mitt did anything illegal in any of the 10 years, where are the IRS tax liens and the lawsuits?

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23ABRAHAML(9 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Bob, Bob, Bob, Im shaking my head, can't you find something else to do with "our" time than follow the wagging tail.
This valley needs you to work on local issues. Your peers are and have been working on getting more info from Mr Romney, we as your contituents would like you to spend a little more time on "our" problems. Thanks Bob I know you can do it.

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24BabaGhanoush(106 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Chuck:
"If Mitt did anything illegal in any of the 10 years, where are the IRS tax liens and the lawsuits?"

Yeah, Educated Mike, where are those liens, levies and court proceedings, eh?

We know what happens to tax evaders, at least non-democrat tax evaders, they go to jail and have there assets liquidated.

Someone mentioned Hank Paulsen, how come Jon Corzine is not in jail?
How come Warren Buffay is not in jail for NOT paying income taxes for the last ten years, eh?

Why are you not squealing like stuck pigs over democrat tax cheats, eh?

Why not? because you approve of them.

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25margarita(19 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Bob, what do you hope to gain? So what if Mitt is rich, we don't begrudge the rich...why do you? Have O release his school records and explain how he got in the schools and explain why no classmates saw him there! Keep your mind on the Valley and quit trying to impress the Big Dems.

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26andersonathan(669 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey BoB Call Jay [car czar] ask about Delphi then ask about how many jobs lost after the save of the auto industry then hitch your wagon

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27walter_sobchak(1950 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

This is such a non-issue. Romney has released the records required under law and that shouild be sufficient. Do you really believe that a person with his wealth doesn't hire the best accounts and tax attorneys so that he can lawfully keep every bit of HIS money he can? That's right, despite what the Marxist at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. believes, it is his money. The tax return I am most concerned with is my own.

Now, Bob, I know the railroad has good health benefits so would you please do something with that pizza-face of yours.

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28Ypboy(50 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I think Bobby Hagan should release his high school grades from Ursuline. He didn't attend college. Doing this would show his supporters just how stupid he is and they are for voting for him. Post them Bobby.....right now.

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29bsafeandproud(45 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I truly admire any taxpayer, whether they are low or high income, to legally take advantage of all the tax breaks, deductions and loopholes available to minimize their IRS tax bill. That in turn leaves more $$ to invest into their families, the economy at all levels, and their charities.

Blowhards like Hagin, Brown and Reid will soon be silenced after 11/06........

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30lumper(284 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

i didn't know our state rep. could read !!!

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31southsidedave(4811 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I don't understand all the hoopla surrounding the tax records...

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32cambridge(3049 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

26 US companies paid their CEO's more money than they paid in taxes. No wonder why romney doesn't want you to see his taxes and why these 26 CEO's need more tax breaks.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/f...

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33reallytired(84 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

while we are checking romney's taxes can we check obama's college records and passport records to see if he was regristered as a foreign exchange student while attending college in the USA.. rumor has it that this is the reason he has spent millions to keep these records from going public. how else could a poor kid with average grades get into these ivy league schools unless these schools thought they were getting a poor exchange student??/ taxes records for college records -- fair trade??

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34cambridge(3049 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

reallytired....hope this helps you. get yourself some rest.

http://www.factcheck.org/2012/07/obam...

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35reallytired(84 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Then what is the big deal in seeing them? why spend millions to keep them from being reviewed? I do not care if he got a d in history in college,, but I do care if he portayed himself as a foreign student during this time.. can we say fraud,, release the records!!!!!!!!!

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36cambridge(3049 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

reallytired....If all you wanted to know was if Obama "portrayed himself as a foreign student" you should have just said so. It took me about two minutes to find your answer on line.

You'll have a lot more luck if you want information if you get it from FactCheck, snopes or PolitiFact instead of your email in box.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-met...

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/05/was-...

http://www.factcheck.org/2010/04/apri...

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/...

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/...

If this isn't enough proof, just keep passing around those emails and don't vote for Obama. He's going to win by a landslide anyway.

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3776Ytown(1266 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

cambridge:
FactCheck.org is a LEFT-BIASED organization that has sold itself as “Politically NEUTRAL” to America’s voters and media personnel.

The fact is, the ANNENBERG Public Policy Center (APPC), the sponsoring agency behind FastCheck.org, is itself supported by the same foundation, the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION, that Bill Ayers secured the 49.2 million dollars from to create the Chicago ANNENBERG Challenge “philanthropic” organization in which Barack Obama was the founding Chairman of the Board for and Ayers served as the grant writer of and co-Chair of for its two operating arms.

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38ABRAHAML(9 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Well folks, remember the last time or even the next time you have a Garage Sale that money "cash" you make, report it to the IRS . Although this may seem like small potatoes. if you don't report it "you" are cheating the government of money they are intitled to! Thats right cash you get for selling stuff falls under "Other income". Here's the point: for one minute do you think Mitt Romney's income is not tracked by the IRS. Let's face it folks he is such a high a profile person not to be! How many garage sales do you think Mitt has or how many plumbing side jobs or lawn mowings he does for cash. So mabe next year [to bring down the exploiding national dept], we all should report our cash earnings. And by the way that also includes that money you won at the track and or the casino.

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3976Ytown(1266 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Romney produced the last 2 years of tax returns. IRS would be after him if he didn't file previous to that. Put to rest that he "didn't file". His income comes from investment income which is taxed differently from earned income. If we don't like that we would need to change our tax laws.

Most of our presidents were wealthy. Obama is wealthy. I would have more of a problem putting a poor person in the charge of the country than a rich person because success breeds success.

What is "fair share"?

Under the United States' progressive tax system, income is taxed at graduated rates. An individual's tax bracket, sometimes referred to as the marginal tax rate, refers to the percentage of income that's taxed at the top tax rate — not the rate for the entire amount.

The effective tax rate, is the amount a taxpayer pays in taxes as a percentage of total income. The average effective federal tax rate for American taxpayers is 11%, according to an analysis of 2009 IRS data by the Tax Foundation, a non-profit research organization. For individuals with adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less, the average effective tax rate is less than 5%, according to the Tax Foundation.

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4076Ytown(1266 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

We should be outraged that the government is spending and borrowing more money and adding to the deficit in numbers that we cannot even begin to get our minds around rather then the percentage of taxes paid by the wealthy.

If we were to take ALL of the wealth of America's top 400 richest persons and apply it to the deficit, we would be able to reduce the deficit by 1.5 trillion dollars. Compare that to the 16 trillion that we owe.

Since the day Obama took office, he has added more to the debt than the first 41 presidents combined.

His class warfare/envy is dividing America. Giving people a hand-out vs a hand-up is not benefiting anyone. His latest stunt: removing the welfare requirements to work which were implemented by President Clinton is one more step to government dependency.

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41cambridge(3049 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

When romney was governor he asked the feds to remove the welfare requirements to work just like the other governors do that want the requirement removed.

Thanks for cluing me in about FactCheck the "Society of Professional Journalists Award Winner". From now on I'll get all my facts from rush, the fix noise network and teabagger emails.

http://factcheck.org/about/

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42mrblue(1034 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey Hagan--------------why don't you say to Mitt------if you show me yours, I'll show you mine Bob, you really are a waste.

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43IslandMike(757 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Mitt-Flopper paid 13% in taxes the last five years and now he wants to get elected so he can pay even less.
Mitt & Paul can team with Mitch & Boehner and they can all put their heads together and make a rock pile.
Let's see those TAX RETURNS Mitt-Flopper!

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44reallytired(84 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Let's see those college records Mr President!!! prove all the conseratives wrong in this country!!!

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45cambridge(3049 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

reallytired....If all you wanted to know was if Obama "portrayed himself as a foreign student" you should have just said so. It took me about two minutes to find your answer on line.

You'll have a lot more luck if you want information if you get it from FactCheck, snopes or PolitiFact instead of your email in box.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-met...

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/05/was-...

http://www.factcheck.org/2010/04/apri...

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/...

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/...

If this isn't enough proof, just keep passing around those emails and don't vote for Obama. He's going to win by a landslide anyway.

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