Mitt Romney 2011 Tax Returns: Released!

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Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, released their 2011 tax returns today. Spoiler alerts: They're still really rich, and Democrats will call for him to release more!

They paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes on income of $13.7 million, most of it from investments, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said.

That's slightly above the 13.9 percent rate the couple paid for 2010.

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The Republican presidential candidate's taxes have emerged as an ongoing issue in the 2012 election, as he has declined to release any returns filed before 2010.

Romney's fortune and association with Bain Capital, the private equity firm he co-founded, have been lightning rods in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama.

Critics, including Obama, have urged Romney to release more than just the two years of returns; for whatever reason, he has indicated he does not plan to do so.

It's been kind of a tough week for Mitt, with his 47 percent comment going viral, and even a surprising story about his eldest son Tagg Romney emerging today.

What do you think? Should he release more tax returns?

 

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@Victoria Just another example of Chicago "gangsta" politics! Need to send BO home...he and Rahm can RULE the Windy City together! PS I could care less about seeing Mitt's income tax returns. If the other 47% were honest? They'd have to admit collectively Mitt's contributed more tax base funding to support them than they could on their own incomes for 40 yrs. straight...PLUS he's given large sums to charity. What do these leeches want anyways!?! I know..I know..."mo--mo--mo".

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Hi everyone im a liberal white chick and Obama is a cool black man!! He's gonna pay for my diaphrams,bc-pills and the future abortion of my half-black unborn child! Obama/Biden '12 cuz we want to destroy the white man and his culture cuz patriarchy sucks!

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americans who still have faith in his victory drive a "Yugo Zastava".

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What's it all about? Diverting attention from the mess they have made! They are not going to be able to walk back the embassy murders. It's to big and we all see the coverup. Hilliary was a few months from saving her political future! It's dead now! She knows it!

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WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT, THE BO CAMPAIGN IS MAD BECAUSE THEY DID NOT GET TO SEE ONE YEARS TAX RETURNS, YET THE BO TEAM HAD LOCKED DOWN ALL OF BO'S PERSONAL AND SCHOLASTICAL AS WELL AS POLITICAL INFORMATION. WHY? WHY? WHY? BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL THE HIDDEN AGENDA THAT WOULD BLOW THEM WIDE OPEN AS TO HOW FALSE THEIR WHOLE PERSONNA AND AGENDAS HAVE BEEN SO THEY CAN TRY TO TAKE OVER THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. STOP THEM IMMEDIATELY.

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Romneys taxes? Why don't we just open up the JFK case. Look- You have more hell in the middle east than ever before. Your unemployment numbers are horrendous. Gasoline price is crippling. Food Stamps are being printed faster than lotto tickets. You have a nation that is more divided than when the Watts riots, vietnam protests, or during any year of the civil war! We don't care about Romneys taxes. Why must you liberals continue to divert the attention of what's going on in this world at this time. Your administration is continuously changing its story about the embassy. Obama has got to go and unless Romney is found to have a felony he is in! This is a no brainier. MSNBC is turning your mind to soup. We aren't listening to you. You are the enemy. You are what's wrong with this country.

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You look at the polls and you see momentum? U have a sitting president who can't crack 50%- Romney will win! Trust? No I don't trust Obama- never have!

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Mr. Romney, release the tax returns that we *really* want to see--2005-2009.
If you are looking for a way to reboot your campaign, this would be it.
Show everyone that, indeed, there is nothing to hide.
Now THAT would really change the momentum of the campaign to your advantage.
This is the single issue for which you have never once flip-flopped. Why? It makes voters wonder. Mr. Romney, you are running for President of the United States.
This is a position of Trust.
Ronald Reagan said, "Trust but Verify."
Mr. Romney has said, "Trust me," re his tax returns.
It is not unreasonable for voters to want to "Verify. The longer you delay, Mr. Romney, the more suspicious it appears. Obama released 8 years of tax returns
GW Bush 10 years
Clinton 12 years
GHW Bush 14 years
George Romney 12 years. What is the problem, Mr. Romney? Release your tax returns.

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If you are going to report on how much Romney made and paid in taxes in 2011, then you should also report on how much he donated to charity...$4 million dollars!

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Only a coward would vote for a coward. Obama is nothing less than a coward. He came into this at the right time. America was desperate, gullible and oblivious to what was going on around them. After 4 years many have awaken. He has always been what he is now- a snake. A smooth talking jive ass black snake. It is time America take their country back because he will do us in. Who gives a damn about taxes when the world is on the brink! I don't! He is raising our taxes with Obamacare and you people are talking about Romney? You are sick and greedy!