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Romney plans foreign trip, audition as U.S. leader

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Why is he auditioning? It's not like he's going to be president. This guy needs to show all his tax returns and bring business to the US before anything else. I wonder who he is going to talk to. I hope he takes oa trip to North Korea and starts friendship with The Marshal. If he does that, he has my vote.

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Mitt is a one trick pony. Economy, economy, economy, that's what he's got to stick to to have any chance of winning. Not that he'll do anything different but if he convinces enough people that he will than we'll have a race. Talking about rights and foreign issues and anything else just makes his campaign more unfocused. President Obama is weakest on the economic and job creation front.

I've stated before that the constant demands to release his tax returns is idiotic because most people can't properly understand it anyway without a CPA and a tax lawyer to hold their hand but if it would take the wind out of their sails then do it as soon as possible. The delay probably has something to do with the sheer volume of informaiton, I've seen individual tax statements for CEO's that need a delivery truck to transport, literally thousands and thousands of pages on ownership agreements and voting rights.

Wipe out all the confidential information on the returns as fast as possible and drop the tax bomb. Then start hammering away at the presidents track record like a good little republican puppet.

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"Romney... looking to establish credibility as a potential commander in chief"

Heck, Obama's still doing that.

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"Romney visited Afghanistan in 2011. Aides said he’s skipping it this time because of a tight schedule."

The old "tight schedule" excuse.

"Romney has referred to Russia as America’s “No. 1 geopolitical foe."

Psst, Mitt, check out that country south of Russia with 1.3 billion people.

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“I believe that Iran’s leaders and ambitions represent the greatest threat to the world since the fall of the Soviet Union, and before that, Nazi Germany,” Romney said during his 2007 speech.

Dammit! And for the last decade I belived that Iraq was the biggest threat to world peace. So now I have to worry about Iran. Does this mean I'll have to cover my house with plastic and duct tape again?

@theQuestion - I think you'll find us less simple folk don't want to know the fine details of Romneys tax returns, just did he pay any at all and if so at what percentage.

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"Romney plans to attend the Olympic opening ceremonies and some of the early competitions."

What? So while millions of Americans are suffering unemployment and poverty, the rich kid from Mass. is going off on am overseas junket to attend the Olympics opening ceremony?

Talk about a kick in the guts to the American people...

Heh, anyway.....Mitt doesn't need to burnish his foreign policy credentials. He already has - when he took many jobs away from honest, hard-working Americans, and shipped them to China and India.

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"Does this mean I'll have to cover my house with plastic and duct tape again?"

I still find it hard to believe that Bush Co were not put to trial for purposely subjecting their own citizens to terror and ridicule to advance their crazed agenda. No wonder the Repubs are out there screaming from the wilderness with their number one candidate being someone even they don't like.

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I think you'll find us less simple folk don't want to know the fine details of Romneys tax returns, just did he pay any at all and if so at what percentage.

I believe the phrase is 'the devil's in the details'. If I had to flat out guess I'd say he probably pays around 10-12 percent but that's really not the important part, it's just capital gains. If you made all your money off of investments you'd pay the same approximate rate. And considering he hasn't been audited it's a pretty safe assumption that he paid any owed income tax he accumulated.

Why exactly do people want to see them anyway? For the rate he pays?

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This guy needs to show all his tax returns

He already has .... to the taxman. If the IRS had found anything hinky, Romney would now be behind bars instead of on the campaign trail.

RR

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I think you'll find us less simple folk don't want to know the fine details of Romneys tax returns, just did he pay any at all and if so at what percentage.

Given the fact that all of his current income is pretty much generated from investments. It's a pretty safe bet to assume that he took the same massive hit on his investment portfolio as we all did during the financial meltdown in 2008. I'd hazard that he didn't pay much at all in taxes in 2008 and his 2009 as his return would show that he would have been claiming nothing but losses instead of much in gains as his income.

I think he knows that he is going to get slammed for not paying much in taxes at all in 2009 regardless of the actual legitimate circumstances and real cause for it.

If I was part of the campaign running against him I'd want that 2009 return released also as I'm sure that this has also occurred to Obama's campaign about his 2009 return, it would be a goldmine and a gift to them and a perfect 30 second soundbite if he paid next to nothing in taxes in 2009 with the bonus of no real easy 30 second soundbite to counter it with by Romney's folks.

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Heh, Romeo’s comment shows just how little s/he knows about American politics. :-)

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"questions like when to withdraw troops from Afghanistan"

How about by the end of this year?

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Just give us a DETAILED plan on how to create jobs without selling anymore of the taxpayers' future. "I know how to create jobs" is not enough. Give us a plan, otherwise the campaign is just another way to stimulate the advertising industry. This goes for President Obama, too. "Yanks come home" is a secondary agenda item.

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Given the fact that all of his current income is pretty much generated from investments. It's a pretty safe bet to assume that he took the same massive hit on his investment portfolio as we all did during the financial meltdown in 2008.

Depends, a lot of high level traders were able to sheild their accounts from the worst of it. If he had access to a few really good ones than its possible he even turned a couple bucks during the meltdown.

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