Harry Reid smears Romney over taxes: “He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years!”

Harry Reid is so desperate to see Romney’s taxes that he has launched a smear campaign against him, saying that he heard from a Bain investor that Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. But of course he can’t verify that in any way:

HUFFINGTON POST — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has what he says is an informed explanation for why Mitt Romney refuses to release additional tax returns. According a Bain investor, Reid charged, Romney didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post from his office on Capitol Hill, Reid saved some of his toughest words for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Romney couldn’t make it through a Senate confirmation process as a mere Cabinet nominee, the majority leader insisted, owing to the opaqueness of his personal finances.

“His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son,” Reid said, in reference to George Romney’s standard-setting decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in the late 1960s.

Saying he had “no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy,” Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.

“Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years,” Reid recounted the person as saying.

He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” said Reid. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?

“You guys have said his wealth is $250 million,” Reid went on. “Not a chance in the world. It’s a lot more than that. I mean, you do pretty well if you don’t pay taxes for 10 years when you’re making millions and millions of dollars.”

This is pathetic, especially the part where Reid uses Romney’s father in his smear. Absolutely disgusting.

But hey, let’s have a little fun with Harry and his new smear. I’ll start:

Now your turn.

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107 thoughts on “Harry Reid smears Romney over taxes: “He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years!”

  1. I heard from a prominent member of the DNC that Senator Reid really is a closet fiscal conservative who believes we should save social security, save Medicare, balance the budget and pay down the debt.

    Of course I don’t know if that is true. Based on Senator Reid’s voting record and comments we know that none of that is true….and that’s the problem.

  2. I think Maobama failed college. Of course, I can’t prove it but until he releases his transcripts I must assume he failed.

    Besides, since 100,000 federal employees owe back taxes including Tiny Tim Geitner, who cares?

  3. “Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain” … Hmmm. seems to me that you can tack that statement onto the end of ANY of the lib talking points. Let’s give it a try, shall we… Here we go:

    1. Pres 0 is a direct descendent of the first slave. Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.

    2. The economy is turning around and the pres’ policies are working. Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.

    3. The republicans are waging a war on women. Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.

    4. The pres is not really against small businesses. That’s not what he meant when he said “You didn’t build that”. Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.

    5. The republicans are trying to suppress the rights of minority voters with voter ID policies. Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.

    6. The pres does not want to circumvent the Constitution and re-shape America as a socialist nation. Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.

    Gee, this is fun, Harry. It works equally well with ANY ridiculous statement. Thanks for the new game!

  4. “Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to!” – Peggy Noonan 4/24/00, regarding the possibility Bill Clinton was getting blackmailed by Fidel Castro. Sauce for the goose!

  5. Is everyone in Nevada HIGH to keep re-electing this idiot? The Huffington Post reminds of the story of the 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf. We know how that worked out.

    1. You have read my mind. What is wrong with these automotons that keep voting for Reid and Pelosi and Boxer and Bawnie Fwank? Are they jsut kidding or really that stupid?

  6. Harry, how do we know you paid your taxes? Also, they condemn Romneys Mormon religion, aren’t you are Mormon too?

  7. And Harry Reid is a reliable source for… whom, exactly? He’s a crook, and a senile old wimp who wouldn’t stand up to the Amateur when he smeared the Vegas economy at the time of the ’08 collapse. Cost thousands of jobs for NO reason other than his own arrogance.

  8. I heard Mitt put his last twenty years of tax returns under Duh Bumblers academic transcripts.

  9. The only way he could win in the last election was to cheat when he rigged the voting booths in Clark Co to automatically select his name over Sharron Angle. This forced the voter to correct it which means some of his votes were mistakes.

  10. i’d like to see someone find the dirtiest fly swatter in the country, wait till he’s in front of the camera and then started swatting imaginary ‘bees!!!’ around him…he’d squeal like a little girl…career over…he’s a small bug in a big swamp and whoever votes for that idiot is an idiot and should be ashamed…what a disgrace…

  11. This is the “when did you stop beating your wife,” ruse and the class warfare crowd will devour it. But any person of the meanest intelligence could figure out in a nano-second that, if the Romneys had not paid taxes for 10 years, the IRS would have been making their lives an immortal hell since year 1.

  12. I’ve seen Republicans say they are friends with Reid, but they have different views. How can anyone be friends with someone like Reid, Obama, or Pelosi? I couldn’t. It goes right to the core of their character, their honesty, and their criminal mentality. I’d just assume punch them in the face…including Pelosi. Pelosi’s face is so pumped full of botox that if you punched her it would be like memory foam.

    1. Botox is a toxin. Pelosi is toxic – figures, huh? It’s affected what brains she might have had.

    2. For some real phone call up her metrosexual staffer. He’s got quite the mouth on him and likes to argue.

      It was a great day when I called up to say Good Riddance to the Worst Speaker in history!!

  13. Harry, how many budgets has the Senate passed under yours and Obama’s leadership? Thats right, you don’t know what a budget is, do you? You and Obama DO have something in common, he doesn’t know what a budget is either. Hard to run the strongest economy in the world if you don’t have a clue how it works. Knowing that, it isn’t hard to understand how our deficit is the largest in history under Obama than all other presidents combined. Record number of people on food stamps and unemployment too. Keep the lies and hate coming, its all you have.

  14. I heard Harry was banging Pelosi on one of her jet rides across the country from DC to California. Now do I know that that’s true? Well, now, I’m not certain.

  15. Pathetic is right! Instead of talking about hearsay, maybe he should be talking about pages 66-68 in the book “Throw Them All Out” (Peter Schweizer), which is all about Reid’s crony capitalism and personal use of earmarks. Reid’s as sleazy as they come, and he’s got nothing on Romney.

  16. And the media will run with this like it’s from G-d’s mouth to newsroom studios. The MSM won’t even report facts or events involving Obama, yet they will plaster the airwaves with stories concocted from thin air against Republicans.

    The left is way out of control. They are willing to do and say anything to maintain power. That includes lies, fraud, and manufactured crisis’. They must be removed because our freedoms are definitely at he hands of wannabe communists.

    1. Their tactics, as you point out, kong, ARE communist already, serving their communist strategy. The commies are coming out more every day, and house representatives proudly list their affiliation with the CPUSA.

  17. Well, well, well…. Isn’t this starting to get interesting (and a bit of comic relief provided by the dems)? Everything O’s campaign has thrown up against the wall to deflect from his horrific record and agenda hasn’t stuck. Lies, lies, and more lies – that’s all they’ve got.

    Romney has had a great couple of weeks, including his trip over seas this weekend. I find it interesting that when he speaks the TRUTH – the media portrays his statements as gaffes. It’s about time we had another President that spoke the truth, didn’t back down and stays above the trash politics. He is showing his strength, and is willing to tell us the truth. How refreshing and classy is that?

  18. Hey Harry, when are you going to disclose all of your stock trades since you have been a federally elected individual? Also those trades made by or on behalf of your parents, siblings, children, spouse, aunts, uncles, grandparents, grand children, and any and other entities you are affiliated in any way with.

  19. I heard that Harry was really born female and is Cher’s sister. Now, do I know this to be true? Well, I’m not certain.

  20. I heard that Obama went to Pakistan in 1980 when it was illegal to do so on a US passport. Now do I know if thats true? I believe it is.

  21. I was looking for just the right words to describe Hairy Weed and I just happened to stop by Uncle Jimbos and found the most exquisite description of his trollness Mr Weed. Hairy Weed is a foul, disgusting, corpulent pustule on the arse of mankind.

  22. I have an informed explanation that Debbie Whatshername Schultz is the love child of Hairy Reir and Nancy Pelousy. How do I know it’s true? I can’t be certain, but look at the resemblance.

  23. That is so sad. I guess you are guilty when you don’t provide evidence to the contrary.

    I have never publically disclosed my tax records or criminal records therefore I must be guilty of any crime you wish to brand me with and I must also have paid no taxes….ever.

    Since I will not provide documents to the contrary, please pin really cool crimes on me. That way, when I win my lawsuit against you, I will make out like a bandit.

  24. So, ole Harry is worried about Romney’s last 10 years’ taxes? Let’s ask Harry how he got so rich just being a public servant. How’s that working out for you, Harry?





    Need we say more, Harry? It ain’t Cowboy poetry making you rich.

  25. Folks, David [email protected] is having a field day twittering about Reid. One sample:
    David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog

    #IHeardHarryReid was a morning shift prostitute the Mustang Ranch during 1992-2008, and neglected to report over 500,000 nickels in income.

    Are we allowed to post twitter links here? Not sure, but will risk it being deleted, for a good cause! David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog

  26. http://agendadocumentary.com/trailer/ This movie was made by a former Congressman who attended a Commie meeting in Berkley while in grad school to observe. He has spent his life savings to make this movie and expose the agenda of the Communists and shadow government. Mr. Bowers was at our last tea party. Help get the truth out to 5 of your contacts and we WILL win this battle for America. This is the actual transcript from the 1963 hearing on the Communists’ game plan in front of the US Senate. Also read “The Naked Communist”. Reagan and McCarthy were spot on and correct. http://www.scribd.com/doc/33760964/Communist-Goals-1963

  27. If you think the hate and vitriole is bad from illiterate trash like Reid, Pelosi and their ilk, you haven’t seen anything yet. Racial hatred, class warfare and now war against women are just for starters. They can’t possibly run on their records so hate is all they have and is all they have ever had. The big difference now is the mainstream media is presenting lies and deceptions with total disregard for the truth and exposing their bias as never before. They are preying on the ignorance of the American people. Our American life has never seen the evil attacks that will only escalate the closer we get to the election.

  28. How’s that STD doing Harry? Oh, normally I wouldn’t mention something so personal but everybody knows it already so what the heck. Where did I hear about it? Well the Pizza delivery guy happened to let it slip and you know those guys get around. Do I know that it’s true? Well I’m not certain.

  29. Harry

    That makes you even


    YOU haven’t made any sense for 10 Years !


    And what about all the taxes paid by his employees ?

    The Left is losing what little minds they have left
    (all those lefts – no wonder they are confused – two lefts don’t make a right)

      1. If you put Reid’s or any lefty brain in a pigeon –

        The pigeon would fly BACKWARDS!
        (credit to Ronnie – Lizard Lick Towing)

  30. Hey Harry, why don’t you get to work and put the 30 plus Republican jobs and economic growth bills up for a vote and pass a budget? Afraid the bills will pass and Republicans might get credit for helping America? The only things you work on are gambling issues to pay back your dirty casino union buddies for stealing your last election. You’re pathetic Harry – go read your cowboy poetry.

  31. Romney hasn’t shelled out millions of dollars to keep his information a secret.

    Obama has. Now, Harry, how does that look?

    1. Kings are allowed to do that

      OH WAIT!

      I forgot where I lived for a minute

      Why isn’t Zero impeached yet anyway ??

  32. Only with those who are more used to lying, playing dirty, scheming and cheating could we have a “news” article where the charge is, “do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.” and still make a story. This is pathetic, yet it’s dingy harry, so why should we be shocked.

  33. Hey, Harry, nobama hasn’t released his college transcripts and probably some other important documents, but you’re not concerned about that….so why don’t you just drop this issue and do something important in the Senate for a change. Harry even though I don’t know you personally you really tick me off with your worrying about things that don’t affect the country. Seeing the last ten years of Romney’s tax returns is going to affect this country…how? Yeah, that’s what I thought…it’s not. Harry, you ought to get a real job for the next twenty years!!!

  34. Reid pressures NV Energy to back Laughlin solar project


    this right here is typical of reid, I have boycotted vegas( clark county) since they re-elected this fool back in, will not spend a penny of my money there.

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Harry Reid on Monday applied pressure to Nevada’s chief electricity provider to get behind a $5 billion solar project that a Chinese company wants to build near Laughlin.

  35. omg…ROFL….those tweets are hilarious. It just shows how desperate Reid and the Democrats are. If they had anything serious and factual about Romney, they would have released it. thanks for posting, that’s great.

  36. By the way Harry canary…Romney has released every year of his tax returns since he began working decades ago. Guess who he released them to?

    The IRS!

    Any questions? Shaddup!

  37. Okay, first tweet is HILARIOUS! Next, just wanted you to know you and C4P are my very first go to spots for news, with one coming before the other at various times. You are the BEST! Has Dewhurst conceded yet? 🙂 🙂

  38. reid is pointing the finger of corruption at Romney. What a pathetic joke.

    Let’s look at reid and obama’s massive corruption.

    Senator Harry Reid’s Part in Green-Energy Crony-Corruption

    ACORN, Nevada corruption, Harry reid blocks investigation, Las Vegas Review Journal, September 25, 2009, Clark County, Rampant fraud, ACORN corruption

    Culture of Corruption: Harry Reid Staffer Caught in Sham Marriage to Keep Terror Suspect in the U.S.

    Harry Reid Corruption

    .Harry Reid has rewarded his Las Vegas casino financial backers by proposing legislation that would only reward licenses for online poker games to establishments that have been open for at least five years.

    Harry Reid’s Latest Tantrum Targets Fed Judges, ABA

    Desperate Harry Plays Race Card

    Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians”: Entering 2011, 8 Out Of 10 Are Democrats.

    Of Course: Obama Campaign Won’t Return Bain Capital Money

    Find out what reid, obama and the left have been up to and their plans for us.
    Dreams from My Real Father
    A Story of Reds and Deception

    1. I don’t know who you are but you have a career in research! Start that business after Romney takes office in Jan 2013 and I just might invest!

  39. Quite frankly, WILLARD is going to look like a wimp, and deservedly so, if he doesn’t take harsh action against these people. When Giffords was shot, Mark Levin made it very clear that if anybody dragged his name into it, he’d sue their asses. How many people heard his name mentioned? I sure didn’t. WILLARD needs to do the same. Have a process server track down each and every single one of the people that have made definitive statements that he is guilty of felony tax evasion, have them served, and drag them before a judge. Each and every single one of them needs to not only be forced to offer a written and televised apology, but to fork over a considerable amount of money, including legal fees.

  40. I heard from someone that Harry Reid is a flaming homosexual who is the secret boyfriend of Barney Frank. Now, do I know it’s true? I’m not sure. (groan)

    1. I heard that he is O’Bambi’s boyfriend. Do I know that to be true? Well, I’m not certain.

  41. I heard Harry Reid was a lying, slanderous, commie bastard !

    Now do I know that’s true? Absolutely. He condemns himself almost daily, with his own foaming mouf.

  42. ROFL! Scoop, your tweets are hilarious!

    Harry is an angry female version of Pelosi. He has no business in Congress and seriously ought to shut his lying mouth. This kind of garbage is wrong, evil and will hopefully come back to bite him on his old, wrinkled butt.

    Once again, the truth bombs must be hitting a little too close to their mark and it’s time for a good old distraction. Reid is a tool, just like Pelosi.

  43. I heard that Harry Reid’s son Rory Reid did everything he could to distance himself from his father when he ran unsuccessfully for Gov. of Nevada in 2010.

  44. Harry, Shame on you! Rumor mongering like that! The tax code originates in congress you doof! You folks at the top of the heap have constructed the codes to benefit the top of the heap, and you know it, as you’re the members of the club that benefit more than most do. Now get off your high horse and do your job- passing a budget and not just gas!!

    1. …and relinquish your pocket veto and let the Senate vote on those 30 bills the House sent over you scum impersonator!

      May the Morman Church excommunicate your sorry butt. Progressivism uber alles! Obama uber alles! Union ballot box stuffing, election stealing, piece of %$#@.

      Romney has dirty socks and household garbage more virtuous than you!

      1. Harry the slimer claims to be Mormon? That’s as believable as O’Bambi preferring women to boys, being Christian instead of Muslim. Oh, figured it out, his little Muslim buddies don’t like that he likes boys so he has to lie both ways…

  45. What an absolute SOB.
    Who the hell does this jackass think he is?
    What about his own millions, screwed from taxpayers in back room deals?
    What about his disregard for, gee now, too many to count laws, both electoral and as Senate ‘Leader’.
    Yeah, a traitorous POS leading his country to what he hopes will be perdition.
    Got news for you as*hole, you’re outa there in 97 days, 3 hours and 10 minutes.

  46. I heard from someone that Harry Reid hangs out at the playground and sniffs girls’ bicycle seats.Now do I know that that’s true?Well,I’m not certain.

  47. I heard that Reid created legislation that included him benefiting from the sale of real estate in Nevada. Harry, can you show us those tax returns that included the sale?! I also heard that Reid is the Senator portrayed in the movie Casino where the mob bosses paid a Senator from Nevada in cash and prostitutes to turn a blind eye to their dealings on the Vegas Strip! Now do I know that’s true? Well, am not certain. What a hypocrite!

  48. RScoop, Im not on twitter You can tell Harry for me:

    Go sit under your Pomegranate tree and read some poems you jackwagon. Until you have enough integrity to attempt a vote on a budget, you know the little thing with numbers, stop slinging mud.

    On another note, If my accountant came to me and said, hey, heres a way for you to legally pay less taxes. Id say hell to the ya , lets do it.

    1. I like Stan Laurel :))

      I despise this POS who stole his seat last time around thanks to his union enforcers busing hotel workers to the polling stations and making sure they voted D for Dunce.

    1. The unions got him elected. Seriously.

      He is one of the worst things that is hurting this nation… he’s a roadblock in the Senate… and NOTHING more. A worthless lump of wrinkled flesh.

  49. Screw off Harry. When have you put forth a budget which is required you jackass? This type of BS rhetoric is why our country is a powder keg waiting to blow and these people continue to handed out matches!

    1. Where were the demands for Obama’s Tax Returns or anything else regarding his radical life-long associations to extremists and terrorists?

      Reid and his ilk (Democrats) are Liars, Cheats and Thugs! I Hate Plantation Liberals/Democrats and I am Proud to say so!

      Let the lemming Democrat slaves believe this hogwash because that’s all it is. I had a heated discussion at work with a black man that gave me all the liberal drivel talking points.

      First he said it was Bush’s fault and then he said it was the evil republicans that got us into this mess. I said really, Bush’s fault almost 4 years later? Then I said Obama had a super-majority for his first 2 years as POTUS so he could have passed any economic plan he wanted to get our economy going so why didn’t he? He tried to tell me again that the republicans were to blame. This man lives in Detroit too.

      Democrats have really screwed up every city they have had control over. I said what about ObamaCare? Socialized Healthcare has never worked anywhere it has been tried. He said he knows several people that have gone to Canada to get surgeries and healthcare that they couldn’t get here. I said you are a damned LIAR! I know for a fact that a report came out a few months ago that showed in 2011 over 40,000 Canadians came to the USA for healthcare. If socialized medicine is so wonderful why did all those people come here?

      Well as you may have guessed the conversation ended there. He is a typical ‘Useful Idiot’ Democrat that chooses to remain on the Democrat Plantation living in a world of make believe and lies. I didn’t get a chance to ask him what party affiliation Dr. Martin Luther King was; of course he was a republican. I also didn’t ask him who ended slavery, of course republicans did. So why did black American’s run back to the Democrat party? For the free stuff of course, they are so stupid.

      The party of responsibility and accountability is True Conservatives taking back the Republican Party from the entrenched RINO’s starting this November!

      The party of irresponsibility, deception and lies is The Democrat Party that wants Socialism and oppression of our free society. We are broke but they keep spending more today than they did yesterday.

      Government is The Problem…. NOT The Solution!

      1. In all fairness I don’t think that black guy you were arguing with is a liar. He’s wrong, but he’s being told to think those things. He’s repeating someone elses lie that he believes is true. He’s an idiot for sure.

        The welfare trap is taking hold of whites, too. They are expanding the welfare base to an extreme, and the more people they can get on it, the better. The SCHIP program includes parents that make up to $83,000 (or so) a year. If that’s not an obvious attempt to put the middle class on welfare I don’t know what is. Once people get the handouts it’s hard to give them up…for virtually anyone. They get used to using their money for something else. Dems have bought a lot of people off and now they are working on forcing as many more on their welfare plantation as they can.

    2. Reid’s lifestyle is way way beyond his salary as a Senator. Someone needs to ask him to show his tax returns and explain it.

      1. I think it’s about time all representatives and senators show their tax returns. None of them should have anything to hide, right?

        It’s time for a good house, and senate, cleaning.

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