Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) claimed Tuesday in an interview that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney refuses to release additional tax returns because he didn’t pay taxes for 10 years.
The interview, published Tuesday by The Huffington Post, includes several swipes by the Senate leader at the GOP candidate.
“His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son,” Reid said in reference to George Romney’s decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in 1968.
Reid suggested that Romney’s decision to withhold tax information would bar him from ever earning Senate confirmation to a Cabinet post. Then, Reid recalled a phone call his office received about a month ago from “a person who had invested with Bain Capital,” according to The Huffington Post.
Reid said the person told him: “Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.”
For Harry Reid, abusing the public trust is the family business. His kids are lobbyists and he has made a fortune in Nevada real estate while on the public dime. A classic example of the Dem nomenclature. Mitt is really bringing the cockroaches out of the walls. I think the Senate Majority Leader should publish his taxes on the Web every year as a matter of course, in particular showing his sources of income. Where does the money come from, Harry? Rush has a great parody on the Harry Reid Real Estate System. First step, become a senator.
A great response for Mitt: “My tax returns are filed with the IRS. What the public would like is for Harry to tell us how he got rich in Nevada real estate while being a senator.”
If we are lucky, this is all the Left has left. Hopefully, we are on the side of truth and our opponents are on the side of lies. We are right, and they are wrong. We are healthy for America–they are unhealthy. We are ethical and moral–they are unethical and immoral. With such a reality, we can defeat them. We want people to be financially independent and free. Liberals want people to be financially dependent/poor and government property. We want a world of responsible adults. Democrats want a world of flash mobs. We want health, wealth, and wisdom for Americans. The Left wants a world of poverty, public housing projects, and lifelong teenagers smoking pot and protesting. We want a world of motivated intelligent business owners and investors. Democrats want a world of ignorance, illiteracy, fascism, communism, and Marxism. We want people to grow strong families with strong traditions. Liberal Elites want angry drug addicted delusional socialist utopians. We want what is good. Liberals want what is bad. Hopefully, these contrasts can be communicated. Hopefully, the Left is out of ideas. Hopefully, Obama will be defeated.
Mr. Reid, will you disclose how many dollars you have accrued through the entirely legal “insider trading” privileges you enjoy as a member of Congress, including land purchases that were later appraised to be worth more than the purchase price on account of some legislation you sponsored, supported and/or voted for?
Mr. Reid, will you explain your thoughts and reasoning on exempting yourself and your colleagues, friends and families from Obamacare?
The HuffPo and Harry Reid…certainly two paragons of truth and virtue. In a perfect world the favorite son of Searchlight, NV would be in a bright orange jump suit getting acquainted with Bubba and Gritster in some woebegone federal slammer. This guy is a liar and a corrupt party automaton. To hear him speak in our Senate is like Satan himself blathering pure sin and corruption to any fool who would listen. Our generation will be remembered by future generations as perhaps the most corrupt and self-centered group of hypocrites in the history of the world. Harry Reid is proof positive of this…let alone the likes of Barry and Nancy.