Romney to Reid: ‘Put up or shut up’ on source of ‘untrue’ tax claims

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist and Patriot.

Well it finally looks like Mitt Romney is showing some fire in the belly and has had enough of the obstreperous reprobate, Harry Reid.

It is rather amazing that this walking bag of bones is still nothing more than a gas-bag capable of fogging a mirror in the morning.


Harry Reid, Inhuman detritus

Look for an early retirement from Reid, Pelosi when the come to terms with the fact that they have had their butts kicked of such epic proportion in November that it will no longer be any fun trying to be unable to force their will upon We the People.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

Mitt Romney lashed back at Harry Reid on Thursday in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, saying the Senate majority leader needs to “put up or shut up” after airing allegations about Romney’s taxes.

Reid, a Nevada Democrat, first raised eyebrows Tuesday by saying in a news interview that someone had told him Romney went 10 years without paying taxes. He would only identify his source as an investor in Romney’s former venture capital firm, Bain Capital, and he acknowledged, “I’m not certain” it’s true. Complete article below:


That didn’t stop Reid from taking to the Senate floor Thursday to accuse the Republican presidential candidate again of paying no taxes, part of a broader Democratic attack on Romney for declining to release more than two years of tax documents.

“The word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years,” Reid said. “Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.”

But Romney forcefully denied Reid’s allegations on Hannity’s radio show Thursday.

“Harry’s going to have to describe who it is he spoke with, because, of course, that is totally and completely wrong,” Romney said. “It’s untrue, dishonest and inaccurate. It’s wrong.

“So, I’m looking forward to have Harry reveal his sources, and we will probably find out it’s the White House.”

Romney’s campaign earlier rejected the majority leader’s statement as “shameful.”

Reid also raised eyebrows for invoking Romney’s late father, himself a one-time presidential candidate.

“His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son,” Reid told the Huffington Post.

George Romney, a Michigan governor, released 12 years of tax returns during his unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968. His son has released only his 2010 tax return and an estimate for 2011, years when he was preparing for his own presidential bid or already running.

Reid doubled down on the claim late Thursday, firing back at Romney in a written statement.

“People who make as much money as Mitt Romney have many tricks at their disposal to avoid paying taxes,” Reid said in a written statement. “When it comes to answering the legitimate questions the American people have about whether he avoided paying his fair share in taxes or why he opened a Swiss bank account, Romney has shut up. But as a presidential candidate, it’s his obligation to put up, and release several years’ worth of tax returns just like nominees of both parties have done for decades.

“It’s clear Romney is hiding something, and the American people deserve to know what it is.”

Reid’s comments come in the middle of a scathing critique of the former Massachusetts governor’s tax plan. The Tax Policy Center, which Romney has called “an objective third party” in the past, noted that his proposal would give benefits to high-income earners while giving a tax increase to middle-class Americans. Romney’s camp has disputed that analysis.

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6 thoughts on “Romney to Reid: ‘Put up or shut up’ on source of ‘untrue’ tax claims

  1. Reid…what a disgrace to the human race! I’m not a Romney fan by any means…but if Romney should disclose ten years worth of tax claims, perhaps Reid should disclose his AND when is Obama going to disclose all his hidden papers? If I was Romney I would throw that out to Reid to chew on! When Obama discloses everything he has hidden from public view then I will disclose my tax claims! Oh..and BTW….Obama needs to disclose how much is in his Saudi Bank account and tell us how he acquired 38 Billion dollars from a Saudi Prince!

  2. Mitt you want to be president?, Ever bit of your life is public domain. Look at Obama, whose family’s subterfuge of filing phony birth records to protect the life of your Mother and you and then not telling you where you were really born has sidetracked us all into not focusing on the issues and how you have handled them.. Go get your real birth certificate in Topeka, Ks and all the other documents and witnesses and set yourself free by explaining what you knew and when. Last i checked my Home town Topeka, KS is still in the USA. My parents Rev Tracy and Florence Hardy need to be applauded for helping out their great niece whom had been kept estranged from her dad’s family, the Pope;s of Holyoke., Co I don’t ;think your mother knew her family name was really Pope and netherd id my mother know you were not using it when she registered you at Topeka HS in 1/61 and gave the papers for guardianship for school purposes to the registrar with the name Stanley Ann Dunham on them which confused her when she got them from the pastor of the westboro baptist church, but turned them in anyway. which i understand was your mother’s church and her mother’s family’s church with which she lived while My cousin , Daniel Wayne Pope, aka Stanley a Dunham and wife were away doing their ‘govt business.’ Is he the man; New Orleans DA Garrison meets in Washington, DC in the movie JFK, ?. Linda Joy Adams

  3. Linda Joy….

    Are you related to Obama’s mother? She’s your second cousin correct?
    Could you tell us why the name change to Dunham?
    If Obama’s BC is registered in Topeka why hasn’t Sheriff Joe been told? Do you know who his real father is?

  4. Its all on my face book! Linda Joy Adams Stolen id is what i understand to get married and enter military as he would not have been old enough for either. , Ann was . My second cousin on my Dad;s side. She was in Topeka, and i knew her a little and no idea she was a relative until trouble occurred , then not until 1963 when Aunt Helen( Olga Romanov) and Uncle Millard Pope stopped by our home. . I have called The cold passe and e- mailed them as My late Aunt Golda Keel was one of his ‘sgts’ for years and worked tirelessly in the Republican party in AZ. I have tried for over a year to get the birthers to go after the real documents after 2 fires in Topeka last year where some of the records might be. . My parents tried to shield me from this. so the scandal didn’t touch me.. I don;t know for sure the daddy, but it wasn’t a good situation. Some are now calling my cousin, a KGB, etc, quite the contrary, They were our family.’s personal enemies. . She graduated from Capper Jr HS and was not at Topeka HS, Fall semester.. Please read my face book of 4;34 Am on 26 and following..also google little red chuck and takes you to more info of when i saw him in 1/71 dick Cheney another second cousin on mother;s side and he is the nephew of JB Hunt and second cousin of albert Jr and H,L Hunt oil men. His mother;s first husband;s name is on b/c as maiden name and he is first cousin of Ross Peroit. Great Uncle Charley picture in his book is labeld as Dickey, He must have known? unlike Pres Obama who may have really thought it was Hawaii for his birth. My birth is convoluted to. Sarah palin didn’t know she was a relative of Obama;s either? as her family line got estranged over religion. Much as the Pope;s got estranged over Ann being raised by socialists, as my Aunt called them. Linda Joy Adams.

  5. Why would Senator Reid a Seignior member of the Senate be sticking his Neck on the line.
    What’s his Strategy ?

    It’s simple and something to expect from any of the Seignior Members of our Government who have Invested in the Corruption of Government be it Democrat ,Republican or Couplers
    (MODERATE) If Mitt wins they stand a very real chance of Rooming with Bernny Madoff
    So it’s pointless to hold back ,if they do not Destroy Mitt they will be Destroy .
    it’s BANAZI

  6. Romney: “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours!”

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