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Blood in the water? Democrats ganging up on Mitt Romney over personal finances


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  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 15, 2012 1:55 a.m.

    Asking Mitt to disclose the same type of information other presidential candidates disclose is hardly a "trap".

    If he doesn't want to provide customary objective information to let the American people know who he is (and what he's been up to) then he is likely to suffer for it at the ballot box.

  • greenman108 Petaluma, CA
    July 11, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    The use of tax havens is common among the rich. that does not make it seem fair to common people who just work a day job. the entire tax code is skewed to help the rich become even richer. Sen. Graham was honest about it. He defended Gov Romney by pointing out that to him paying taxes is a game. And to win the game, you pay the least possible.

    similarly Romney says the least possible, about his positions. the objective is to NOT lose the election, not to provide information that could be used to seriously evaluate the positions of the candidate. We do not know what amount the Romney voucher would be. He says it will be different from Ryan's voucher amount, but does not state an amount.
    you cannot debate against that. vague, and therefore unassailable.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 11, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    go to factcheck.com to see that all these Obama adds bashing Romney finances are nothing but lies. No surprise here. All Barack has is manufactured attacks and lies. No record to run on. Lies do not equate to jobs.

  • Ronald Uharriet SWun City, Ca.
    July 11, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    If Mitt has nothing to hide. and I don’t think he has, why doesn’t he put an end to the fuel that keeps this fire burning, by telling us:

    1. Why he has money in the Bajamas accounts.
    2. Why he has money in the Switzerland accounts.
    3. Why he does not pay taxes on this said monies.
    4. Why he does not want the normal taxes that the billionaires paid during the successful
    Clinton administration that George W. Bush cut and by doing so left us without funds to
    fight the wars that he falsely put us into in Iraq and Afganastan and left us in the mess
    that we are in today. Why is he fighting to keep these taxes to go back to normal like the
    average working person pays.
    5. Why doesn’t he tell us what he will do different than Obama to get the economy moving
    faster than what Obama is doing? Why is he always so vague and generic on subjects like

    If he will just answer these simple questions, it may get the bad guys off our backs.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    July 11, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    This is very funny, the Obama administration and his constituents begging for more transparency. You can't write a hollywood script better than that! Also calling for Mitt to release more tax info when the white house is notorius for appointing to the cabinet tax evaders!!! Hillarious.

    It's over for Obamama, going after Mitt's money and INSINUATING something negative is desperate at best, hypocritical for sure!

  • IDC Boise, ID
    July 11, 2012 11:14 a.m.

    Pure politics. Obama is obviouly unwilling to provide information on fast and furious.

    I would much rather have a successful business man running our country than career politicians seeking power through politics- not production, growth and accomplishment.

  • stuff Provo, UT
    July 11, 2012 11:06 a.m.

    Romney's financial success is NOT the cause of the nations issues. Nor will taking Romney's earnings and preventing him from future success will NOT cure the nations issues.

    Why would Obama and his ilk even try to diminish anyone's success and deny them achievement of the American dream? Absurd arguments. Personal property, including finances, is, or should be, sacrosanct in this country.

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2012 10:55 a.m.

    Mitt's a loser. The Republicans picked a lemon and now they're stuck with him. When you look at the demographic trends in this country Republicans are in big trouble. They are losing the black vote, the lation vote, the female vote and rich, white males are dying off. Their best sales pitch this year is be afraid but they offer no hope to the masses. They're going to lose the white house and possibly congress. They're reaping what they sow.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    July 11, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    I bet that what all these Democrats make in relationship to myself is the same ratio as what Romney makes in relationship to them. So if they would kindly send me 50% of their income, then I will expect them to take 50% of Romneys income. There are two things that I feel are none of any ones business, first is income and second is what a married couple's intimate relationship is. We stay out of the bedroom and we need to stay out of the house of a persons private life. Now when they get in the White House and are spending our money, then it is our business what they do.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 11, 2012 8:40 a.m.

    pocatello, ID
    we can't even see obamas birth certificate.

    11:00 p.m. July 10, 2012


    Tag - another "Birther".

    FYI lqqk,
    Obama's birth certificate has been publically released a million times.

    I know you can't believe EVERYTHING on the internet,
    but you can't believe everything Limbaugh, Beck and Hannity say either.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 11, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    I work for the a public school, you can look my salary up on the internet. When we work for the government or in the case of Mr. Romney wish to hold the highest office in the land, information that may be private for the average citizen is no longer private. If there is nothing to hide, then disclose, real simple.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    July 11, 2012 7:29 a.m.

    Nobody is "ganging up" on Mitt. They just want him to give the voters evidence on which to evaluate his statements, and evidence as to where his loyalties lie. Those are things the voters need to know. His refusal to disclose long-term financial data shows that there is a very real chance he has something to hide. I don't care that he's rich. I just want to know who owns him.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2012 7:06 a.m.

    Thanks to Mitt, the Cayman Islands and Switzerland are creating jobs.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    July 11, 2012 6:36 a.m.

    Taxman: Has the presidential candidate broken any disclosure laws? If not, than his present disclosure is reasonable.

    What is unreasonable is anyone thinking he/she has a right to know information about anyone else -- presidential candidate or not -- that in all other instances would be private and protected.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 11, 2012 6:17 a.m.


    "I think Obama's country of birth, his grade transcripts, and questioned SS number are far more critical issues than Mitt's money, where he made it, taxes paid, and where it's stashed."

    You have got to be kidding me! What could possibly convince you that Obama was born in Hawaii like he says he was? You think someone planted those birth announcements back in the newspapers knowing that he would run for president someday? And as for grade transcripts, please name one president or presidential candidate EVER who has released his transcripts. This has NEVER been done before and has NEVER been demanded of anyone before. Why aren't you asking Mitt to release his grades too?

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 11, 2012 6:12 a.m.


    My stats are correct - look them up yourself. AND, the rates I quoted are ANNUALIZED rates, as I stated in my comment. No need to divide by the number of years served, since that's already been done.

    The point is this - many of the Republicans listed did far more to increase the size of government expenditures than the Democrats did. Reagan increased the budget significantly with his military buildup, expenditures on the SDI, etc. George W. Bush sent us to two major wars while at the same time cutting taxes, and initiated the Medicare Part D drug coverage without any way of paying for it. Clinton and Obama have been much more disciplined about fiscal matters. Government spending under Obama is NOT increasing at a huge rate compared to other presidents, no matter what you think. You need to do a little research to get the facts here. The only reason the deficits are so large now are (1) incoming revenues are low because of the recession/depression, and (2) the Bush tax cuts have seriously reduced the rate of revenues coming in.

  • Gr8Dane Tremonton, UT
    July 11, 2012 3:12 a.m.

    Desperation. (Ignore the horrible Obama record).

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    July 10, 2012 11:56 p.m.

    "Sure, we know Obama falls short in many respects. But we also know (from the Bush administration) that things could be much worse."


    Last I checked, $15 trillion in debt was more than a $10 trillion national debt, ~8% unemployment is worse than ~5% unemployment, $1+ trillion deficits are higher than $800 billion deficits, etc. How can you say that Bush proved that things could be worse when what we have with Obama is much worse than what we had with Bush?

  • delasalle Sandy, UT
    July 10, 2012 11:17 p.m.

    I like Romney and will vote for him but in one sense I feel the Tea Party is getting its comeuppance for a never ending time wasting tirade about Obama's birth certificate. We reap what we sow and unfortunately Romney has offered some good targets. Here's hoping Mitt gets out in front of this and manages the situation like he has represented he can.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    July 10, 2012 11:11 p.m.

    What does Mr. Romney have to hide? Show us your records!

  • lqqk pocatello, ID
    July 10, 2012 11:00 p.m.

    we can't even see obamas birth certificate. Romney should just say no. It's his money. The way the UN is running things all our money will be handed over anyway. Probably better if all our money was overseas.

  • The Taxman Los Angeles, CA
    July 10, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    No, this is about a Presidential candidate's absolute refusal to provide reasonable disclosure of relevant information (the same information provided by other presidents and presidential candidates), and the lame, childish, and irrelevant excuses put forth by his supporters on this site.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    July 10, 2012 9:28 p.m.

    Taxman: No, I am not opposed to disclosure. I am highly opposed to stupidity which is precisely what this hullabaloo is.

  • The Taxman Los Angeles, CA
    July 10, 2012 9:07 p.m.

    "let's make it law that it is all public information how much everyone makes."

    We are not all running for President. I suppose, from your post, that you are against all existing public office disclosure laws? Incredible!

  • Pendergast SLC, UT
    July 10, 2012 8:58 p.m.

    in regards to UtahBlueDevil 8:28 p.m. July 10, 2012

    "What Americans want is to know that they are not being sold out to any special interest groups - right or left. And without a paper trail on where the money is coming from, doubt is about the only thing growing with regularity right now."

    Sadly, Special interest group are calling the shots and have been for sometime. Repealing Citizens United would be a start on returning to a Constitutional Republic from the Corporate Plutocracy the nation has devolved into.

    in regards to The Taxman 8:34 p.m. July 10, 2012

    Agreed on all points.

    MR recently said he admires Dick Cheney for his wisdom, etc.... Does anymore really need to be said?

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    July 10, 2012 8:56 p.m.

    Why is it any of my business how much money Mitt Romney has or where he keeps it?

    Why don't we take this to its most ludicrous extreme. Since everyone who is posting here is a US citizen, let's make it law that it is all public information how much everyone makes. Set up a website and disclose all investments and savings account balances and how much taxes everybody pays. 'Cause what you do with your money isn't just your business. It's critical to the US, its economy, its government.

    All in favor, say aye.

    Yeah, that's what I thought. Double standard.

  • Chase Saint George, UT
    July 10, 2012 8:54 p.m.

    Communist parents? No problem.
    Friends of radicals? No problem.
    Sealed school records? No problem.
    Go to rev Wright's church? Pass.
    Associate with Black liberation theologists? Pass.
    Appoint tax cheats to cabinet? What? There's no problem that.
    Fast & Furious, Secret service, White House leaks, Most debt ever, More federal jobs than Carter, Negative net jobs since inauguration, "I will transmit to Vladmir", etc, etc. It's fine. What? He's aces!

    Off-shore accounts? You unAmerican son of a gun!

    Romney is not the best thing since J-E-L-L-O.
    Obama IS The. Worst. President. Ever. with the most complicit media ever and the most ignorant voting base. Ever.

  • The Taxman Los Angeles, CA
    July 10, 2012 8:46 p.m.

    By the age of 5, most children learn that the excuse "my brother did it too" and other efforts to divert attention from misbehavior do not work.

    We obviously have a lot of 5 year-olds on this site, who when faced with the valid truth that Mitt has not been forthcoming regarding his financial dealings, want to cry about the Obama administration not being forthcoming, want to cry about Mitt being persecuted for being wealthy, and want to cry about anything and everything but the issue at hand.

    What I haven't heard yet is one single cogent argument why it is better for us not to know more about Mitt's financial dealings, particularly with the trust and policy issues being debated and questioned.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    July 10, 2012 8:43 p.m.

    Silly voters... keep voting for Ivy Leaguers and you personify Einsteins definition of insanity.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    July 10, 2012 8:41 p.m.

    re: crime 5:14 p.m. July 10, 2012

    "Vote for Obama and your voting for the next 3rd world country."

    Then, the unemployment rates gets better as Mitt and his cronies will start sending jobs there... I mean here.

  • The Taxman Los Angeles, CA
    July 10, 2012 8:34 p.m.

    The issues with Romney are not wealth and jealously. The issues are honesty, trust, and fairness.

    1) Trust – Mitt is the lesser-known commodity in this upcoming election and he has not earned the trust of many Americans yet. By refusing to be open regarding his investments and past financial activities, he is diminishing rather than building trust.

    2) Policies – What policies will Mitt be in favor of enacting if elected? Will his policies favor just the few richest people or will he be an advocate of the average person? Will he be a fair and just leader? His financial dealings show that he has taken advantage of special tax rules lobbied for and enacted to benefit a few wealthy people. What else will they show?

    Sure, we know Obama falls short in many respects. But we also know (from the Bush administration) that things could be much worse. If Romney doesn’t want to help us determine if he will be better or worse than Obama, then he will not be elected.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    July 10, 2012 8:28 p.m.

    I think what people want is transparency, and someone they can trust. There are those who don't trust Obama for what ever their personal reasons. There are those that don't trust Romney because he belongs to a religion that is mostly unknown by most, has disclosed less about his finances and where his money has come from than most anyone who has run for office, and refuses to discuss in detail the his dealings in Bain dispute the fact that he is running pretty mush only on his record at Bain.

    What Americans want is to know that they are not being sold out to any special interest groups - right or left. And without a paper trail on where the money is coming from, doubt is about the only thing growing with regularity right now.

    If Romeny thought his personal like would not be an issue, he just needs to flash back to JFKs run for office where his families money became a flash point as well.

  • VA Saint Chester, VA
    July 10, 2012 8:13 p.m.

    Pot, meet kettle.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    July 10, 2012 8:05 p.m.

    There is a palpable feeling of oppression coming from the Democratic party. They want to run everything and they attack anyone who is successful.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    July 10, 2012 7:40 p.m.

    It's official: The Democrats have given up on the economy. Pathetic. The United States of America, the greatest nation ever known, the nation that has used it's capitalistic wealth to bring the highest standard of living to it's citizens and to do more good that any nation that has ever existed, is on FIRE. This, the last, best hope on Earth is BURNING and the left, the people who have been throwing gas on the fire (in the name of putting it out) are concerned where the Fire Chief got such a nice Fire Station and Fire Truck. You have got to be kidding, Barack Obama! Get a plan or get out of office. How utterly pathetic!

  • TMR Los Angeles, CA
    July 10, 2012 7:38 p.m.

    I love the D-News titles for its stories on Romney. I keep looking and looking and waiting and waiting for a title that is not slanted in favor of Romney. Maybe, just maybe, it will happen, but I am not going to hold my breath.

  • Ex Pat Salt Lake City, Ut
    July 10, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    Truth seeker (really?)
    Your wonderful john kerry (who served in Vietnam for 3 months) docked his boat in another state so he didn't have to pay Mass taxes. Oh, a sweet heart! He didn't make his money - he married it! Yes, they want to raise taxes on the rich, but somehow they get out of paying the same taxes they impose on the rest of us. Try geitner/GE/buffett, sitting with the pres. JFK & Teddy Kennedy didn't earn their money they inherited from dad who was bootlegger during prohibition.
    So it seems that if you made your money yourself, man that is just not who we want in office.

    BTW, wonder - do we know where obama's money is? We sure know where our tax money is used by him and his wife on their vacations.

  • Jim Mesa, Az
    July 10, 2012 6:35 p.m.

    Nothing like a smoke screen to hide the real issues. What about where has all the money gone from the federal coffers? Why is this country some much in debt. Mitt Rommney hasn't been dishonest about his financial dealings. We should be more focused on getting this country in the black and out of the red.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 10, 2012 6:31 p.m.

    If Mitt has nothing to hide, why not just tell the truth about your wealth, your holdings, your taxes. I thought we wanted transparency from our elected officials. Before anyone brings up the democrats what difference does it make what they do, isn't honesty the best policy?

  • peter Alpine, UT
    July 10, 2012 6:30 p.m.

    Only a fool would set himself up as a target for the IRS. Libs are so envyous of other people's success and feel the need to redistribute other's wealth, not their own. More mere distractions by the WH to avoid accountability for their failed record and policies. And the DN reports such trifling nonsense.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 10, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    LDS Liberal,

    Billions of dollars are in foreign banks because of what Obama gave them from our tax money. You know, Pakistan, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Finland, Brazil, Mexico, India, Afghanistan, South Korea, Kenya, etc.

    Just think of all the healthcare we could buy with that.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    July 10, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    All of you posters who think it is just a-ok that Romney has these off shore accounts --- just imagine that it was Obama who had those accounts and all the nasty things you would say about him. Why do you cut your own candidate more slack than one you oppose politically? Be honest, you'd be all over him.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    July 10, 2012 6:05 p.m.

    Tax experts who closely reviewed 2010 returns report that Romney probably did not pay any taxes on his investment income in 2009.

    Romney did pay some income tax in 2009. But because a good part of his income comes from a lucrative retirement package from private equity firm Bain Capital taxed at a 15 percent rate, Romney was likely able to offset his Bain income with losses from other parts of his investment portfolio, the experts said.

    re:Rock On
    Yes, thank you for reminding us that Republicans made Kerry's wealth an issue in the 2004 election. (Apparently Republicans hate the wealthy too).
    The difference between wealthy Democrats and wealthy Republicans is that the Democrats advocate for policies to raise their own taxes. Republicans advocate to "double-down" on policies that disproportionately benefit the wealthy. Republicans also cheered the Citizens United ruling--giving corporations/millionaires a larger role in elections. Additionally, Republicans oppose the Disclose Act--requiring greater transparency in campaign contributions. Republicans ignore the financialization of our economy and want further deregulation.

    There have been more private sector jobs created in Obama's first term than in Bush's first term.

  • sailhardy BOSTON, MA
    July 10, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    There’s no blood in the water about Bain. Democrats can’t talk about President-for-Life Obama’s record, nor can they talk about his vision for the future. There is neither a record that can be defended, nor any vision he and his party dares share with the electorate. Democras must distract voters. They have nothing else. If and when they find something felonious, we just might yawn.

    July 10, 2012 5:24 p.m.

    Many are asking what this has to do with the issues.

    Since the beginning Willard has been running on a stance of fiscal responsibility. His major recommendation is from a company that, while it did save some companies from bankruptcy and closure, it also loaded others down with debt and walked away with millions. Or worse, it shipped american jobs overseas, dismantled american companies, and then sold the pieces off to the highest bidder while leaving the workers in the unemployment line.

    Now we are just supposed to take it on his word that he is a honest, upright citizen with the best for the american workers at heart. I for one would like a little proof, and a peek at what he has made and how would go a long way to providing that.

  • crime duquesne, ga
    July 10, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    Vote for Obama and your voting for the next 3rd world country.

  • crime duquesne, ga
    July 10, 2012 5:10 p.m.

    Americans aren't silly enough to fall for that Democratic crap, that knocks a guy for making money legally, using his own money not tax payers.
    Obama,(Food Stamp President),has never ran a business,the most money he ever made is being president,he blew trillion's of tax payers money on Green Projects, Stimulus, Junk a Car,Wall Street buddies, the list goes on.
    Obama is screwing this country up,with his socialist agenda of bottom up economics-what can a poor person, unemployed person do to get the economy going except spend more tax payers money.
    15% unemployment , Obama gives 3.2 million illegal criminals work permits,/green cards,he attacks AZ on immigration enforcement- cost 2.8 billion a year to host illegal criminals in AZ., 123 billion a year nationwide, attacks states on voter ID, attacks religion and family values,destroyed NASA- hitching rides with Russia,pushed for military cuts while defending increases in welfare, gutted 100 billion from Soc Sec to pay for unemployment extension, 17 trillion and counting US debt. and Obama has no idea what to do except say "Tax the Rich", the rich are taking their money and leaving so what's next Barry?, more blame and excuse's.

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    July 10, 2012 5:06 p.m.

    "UTAH Bill
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I find it personally offensive that I pay half (yes, HALF) the tax rate Romney does. How does that happen?"
    Do you not know that he has already paid taxes when the money was originally made? Man we are so jealous!
    And to think we want a failure in office. One who knows what it's like to be poor, try to make ends meet. Tell me, exactly what dem that has been in office has been "one of us!" Oh, yes Abrahma Lincoln - a good example!
    You might want a failure, I want a successful man who knows how to make the country work.
    Can we agree that his wife going through life threatening illnesses maybe gives him a window into how the rest of us feel when a loved one is stricken?
    No, I guess for many of you, because he has money, he doesn't have to worry about that.
    So let's look at all the states/cities which have been run by the same mind set chicago (17 people were murdered last week end)detroit, califoria and on and on. Do we really want our country like that?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    Romney has money in offshore accounts and has interesting sources of income like when he had connections with Bain's investment in Stericycle, a company that disposes of medical waste, including aborted fetuses. His tax records are definitely interesting, after all, as conservatives always say about Obama, if he's keeping it hidden there must be something he doesn't want us to say.

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    July 10, 2012 4:48 p.m.

    I'm guessing Romney

    Yah, you just keep guesing and that is exactly why the trial blloon is launched.
    It's a joke! He has been honest about his finances forever.
    However, people who are envious and are into dishonest activities can't believe there is an honest man!

  • wrz Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2012 4:28 p.m.

    I think Obama's country of birth, his grade transcripts, and questioned SS number are far more critical issues than Mitt's money, where he made it, taxes paid, and where it's stashed.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    July 10, 2012 4:21 p.m.

    Anti-Mitts... A question or two:

    Why do Democrats worship rich guys like Kennedy who inherited his money (gotten by illegal activities) and Kerry who married it?...

    But...hate Romney for being rich from his ability to lead an organization and make decisions?

    Quibble with capitalism's rough side if you will (out-sourcing, closing ineffective companies, etc) by why trash the guy that stood on the firing line, made executive decisions and was SUCCESSFUL?

    Why do Dems hate Successful leaders yet embrace an Obama who has never led anything until we handed him the keys to the White House and he's now failed to grow the economy after he got the legislation he wanted that he said would grow it? Why love a guy who has indebted our nation to China with more debt than all presidents before him combined; who has hired 10 times more government workers in 3.5 years than Reagan hired in 8 years?

    This is an easy election. Choose the amateur failure or the successful leader.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 10, 2012 4:12 p.m.


    Okay don, let's rearrange the world as you see it. American jobs have not been outsourced and Bain has had no participation in the outsourcing that has not occurred. Only problem here is millions of people disagree with you.

    "Bain Capital has helped create or preserve 2 million jobs". I assume you are only quoting jobs that were created while Romney was there since you have a problem with me citing things that happened after Ronmey left. If so, then name the companies where the jobs were created when Romney was there.

    I said "I'm betting Romney profited heavily by betting on the declining U.S. dollar", and I stand by that. I (and others) can easily be proved wrong by Romney if/when he chooses to disclose. Until then, you cannot disprove my assertion.

    And betting on the declining U.S. dollar just scratches the surface regarding the gray areas he has engaged in. To quote Lee Shepard in "Tax Notes", "When you are running for president, you might want to err on the side of overpaying your taxes, and not chase every tax gimmick that comes down the pike. "It kind of looks tacky."

  • wrz Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2012 4:09 p.m.

    @The Skeptical Chymist:

    "George W. Bush 2.6% Obama 1.4%. Not bad for Obama!"

    Your stats are skiwampus but let's take them anyway. George ran his up in 8 years. Obama in 3.5 years. Thus, in 8 years Obama's percentage would run 3.2% or more. Furthermore, under Obama the national debt now exceeds our GDP. Which means, it would take the value of all the goods and services produced in this country in a year to pay the debt.

    "why the opposition to raising the top rate now?"

    Because citizens are taxed too much. What we need is government fiscal restraint. Tax cuts and reduction of a bloated government.

    @UTAH Bill:

    "I find it personally offensive that I pay half (yes, HALF) the tax rate Romney does."

    You should bring your concerns up with the US Congress. That is the body responsible for the tax rates. Romney merely follows tax law. I hope you don't expect him (or anybody) to pay more in taxes than are due.

    @LDS Liberal:

    "What in the world is all his money doing in FOREIGN Banks."

    Ans: Because American banks sometimes go bust... such as BearStearns and Washington Mutual.

  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    July 10, 2012 4:04 p.m.

    I saw a comment today. Don't know where it came from, but it goes like this:

    "Apparently I'm supposed to be more concerned with what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barak Obama is doing with mine."


  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    July 10, 2012 4:03 p.m.

    Romney's personal finances are a legitimate issue. Romney touts his experience as a businessman, therefore the way he has amassed his fortune, and the taxes he's paid are pertinent to the debate. Furthermore, he advocates making further tax reductions, for example, entirely eliminating the estate tax and keeping all the Bush tax cuts in place.

    Bain Capital primarily engaged in leveraged buyouts of mature companies. Only a small percentage of Bain's actions can be characterized as venture capitalist.

    KB Toys was purchased and taken private in 2000 by the leveraged buyout firm of Bain Capital for $305 million, Bain announced the purchase on Dec. 8, 2000. Only $18 million of the purchase money was cash, the rest was borrowed against the assets of the company. Sixteen months after the buyout, Bain Capital paid itself $85 million in dividends (a 372% return on their investment) in 2002. Two years later, due to increasing competition from national discount chains such as Wal-Mart and Target and its enormous debt, K·B Toys filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closed 365 stores. In 2009 K·B closed the remaining stores.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    July 10, 2012 3:50 p.m.

    George Romney ran an auto company, American Motors. At a time when the Big Three were still fixated on big cars and ignoring the rising tide of imports, Romney shifted to a highly successful focus on compacts that restored the company’s fortunes, and saved the jobs of many American workers.

    It also made him personally rich. He released 12 years of tax returns, explaining that any one year might just be a fluke. In his best year, 1960, he made more than $660,000 (equivalent of around $5 million today).

    He paid a lot of taxes, 36 percent of his income in 1960, 37 percent over the whole period. This was in part because, as one report at the time put it, he “seldom took advantage of loopholes to escape his tax obligations.” But it was also because taxes on the rich were much higher in the ’50s and ’60s than they are now. In fact, once you include the indirect effects of taxes on corporate profits, taxes on the very rich were about twice current levels.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 10, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    Old Proverb:

    Put your money where your mouth is.

    Mitt Romney should be running for President of Caymen.

    Wait a minute you say, - the Caymen Islands are a territory of the UK?
    Socialist UK?

    Mitt Romney is a invested Socialist, not in America?

    This gets worse as the days go by.

    I'm surprised Michelle Bachman or Rick Perry didn't vet this out already....

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    July 10, 2012 3:35 p.m.


    KB went out of business a couple years ago! Many years after Romney left Bain!

    Next you list Stage. Your wrong there too. Stage and its 4 subsidaries are still in business have 800 locations, 13,000 employees and is valued at 1.5 billion! Your info is wrong.

    Dade was on the verge of bankruptcy. It was brought back to profitability but it still ended up failing as Bain had withdrawn!

    The point is I can list over 150 success stories. Not all American companies survive. If you are so competent and an expert please tell me and all others here your great successes and how you have grown so big? No?

    You need to spend some time to find out what US funds invest in emerging markets! Before you critize me realize this:

    1. I trade those evil currenies.
    2. I am an expert on Bain Capital.
    3. Your the one who claimed Mitt was making money on declining dollar value with no proof. I just pointed out your inaccuracy!
    4. Betting against the Dollar can be a good thing too! But you will need to figure it out. 200 words does not allow for a good explaination!

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    July 10, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    NOW, for my truthful views here.

    AS A PUBLIC FIGURE, Romney's net worth is everybody's business.

    Is the Uglund House Romney's second home?. There SHOULD BE a growing group American's as well as Democrats aggressively chiding Mitt Romney for not disclosing more information about his personal fortune. Seeing after all the GOP care about is more big guns for the hunters, subsidies for the Koch Brother's and their "Rich and Famous" friends. That's "welfare for the rich" government, subsidies to big business, pork-barrel Pentagon contracts to weapons makers, huge tax breaks for wealthy individuals, and most recently, colossal contracts for reconstruction to politically connected companies like Halliburton. Is the Uglund House Romney's second home?. Still no answers yet. No organization owns my vote, I will give it to whoever I feel will serve the nation best regardless of the letter next to their name. Oh I forgot, the Utah population never gets exposed to self rule and a democratic government so they keep their heads buried in oil shale. Utah is socialist and its leaders believe that the common man is not meant to be prosperous.

  • Jeff M West Jordan, UT
    July 10, 2012 3:22 p.m.

    It seems that democrats are trying to say there is something wrong with having money. They can't say it outright because that is way too easily defeated in an argument. So instead, they talk about the "conspiracy" that goes with having money.

    Once again, there is nothing here, but here say and innuendo. But I bet they do create suspicion with this type of comments and questioning.

    What ever happened to running on your policies, ideas and record?

  • RH2011 Payson, UT
    July 10, 2012 3:18 p.m.

    If I was in congress; Id keep a tight lip on complaining about someone's wealth. Way too many members of Congress have as much if not more than Romney. An I mean on both sides of the aisle.

  • bluecollar Kearns, UT
    July 10, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    The real point is that Mitt Romney is not like most Americans. He has never worried about rent or mortgage or utilities or groceries or the price of gas. He has never suffered the way most Americans do when they are suddenly unemployed. His family doesn't sweat over tuition. They don't know what it's like to live in a rough neighborhood. So the point is that Romney doesn't feel the same fears as middle-income Americans. So... how can Mitt Romney possibly represent the majority of American citizens as our president? Supposing he is elected, when making foreign policy decisions will he worry about one of his kids or grandchildren serving in a combat mission somewhere in the world? I doubt it. So, when we ask about his personal finances we really want to know: "Is he one of us?" We want to know if he's really in touch and when he says things like: "What the American people want..." does he know what he's talking about. I say no.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    July 10, 2012 3:16 p.m.

    To: LDS liberal,

    "all his money doing in Foreign Banks,"

    Hmmm what do you know the rest of of us don't? Your just pushing the liberal media line, Obama static with no facts. It is a game of divide and conquer and you have fallen for it!

    Romney does not have "ALL" his money overseas.

    American Citizens, Businesses, Cities, County's, and States invest in foreign companies and countries too! Do you have a 401k? If you do your then evil too?

    Obama and Biden flip this drival out of their mouth's and the media runs with it like its Biblical truth, when in fact the facts they state are distorted! Many times outright lies! LDS Liberal your comment supports being upset at Mitt Romney. What proof did Obama and Biden give? None, but your running with the Obama line of divide and conquer!

    The Obama policies have failed and his understanding of the U.S. Budget process is non-exsistant. The proof is in the fact that not one Senate Democrat or House Democrat supported his budget! The Senate hasn't passed a budget in 3 1/2 years. Why? So mainline spending stays inflated.Obama Failed!

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    July 10, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    For the Demos: desperate times call for desperate measures.

    In other words, this his just like your political efforts: meaningless.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 10, 2012 3:00 p.m.

    Your comment regarding the value of the US dollar being near equal value to the British Pound and the Euro as it was about 10 years ago only makes sense if he only bought those two currencies 10 years ago and sold today. The Euro didn't even exist as a currency when Mitt was at Bain. Furthermore, it is the activity of betting against the dollar that is at issue, not whether he was successful doing it.

    Your comments to the effect that everybody invests abroad "If you have a 401k you could be investing in emerging markets!" are equally nonsensical because most of us are not outsourcing jobs while personally profiting from that outsourcing of jobs. Bain may be the economic savior of the world to you, but there are several cases where Bain bought companies, loaded them with debt, and paid itself extravagant fees, thereby bankrupting the companies and destroying tens of thousands of jobs. Examples include Dade International, Stage Stores, Ampad, GS Technologies, Details, and KB Toys.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 10, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    Have these democrats checked Obama's:

    * taxes, and use of loopholes over the past ten years?
    * birth certificate prior to taking office?
    * vacations to see if he paid taxes on the hundreds of millions he spent?
    * taxes to see if alittle more were paid to help stimulate the economy.
    * rich friends to see if they used loopholes?
    * willingness to give more than a billion dollars of our money to the Muslim Brotherhood?

    A late revelation of his birth certificate, indicates we don't do homework when voting for a president.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 10, 2012 2:39 p.m.

    I don't really care HOW Mitt Romney got his money.
    I don't really care WHERE Mitt Romney got his money.
    I'm not really even over concerned IF Mitt Romney has even paid his taxes on his money.

    What I want to know is:

    If Mitt Romney wants to be leader of AMERICA
    If Mitt Romney wants to turn America's Economy around....

    What in the world is all his money doing in FOREIGN Banks,
    Improving FOREIGN Economies,
    and building FOREIGN Nations?!

    He should be running for the King of the Caymen Islands....

    Call it:
    Economic Treachery.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    July 10, 2012 2:38 p.m.

    Who makes more many on average, a republican, or dem.?
    Nuff said.

  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    I find it personally offensive that I pay half (yes, HALF) the tax rate Romney does. How does that happen? I have nothing against rich people. I just want a level playing field. The middle class should not have to shoulder more of a tax burden than the rich.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    July 10, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    Only in today's political climate do you need to hide the fact that you are rich and successful from those who will portray you as evil and undeserving and make the argument that the only way anyone is successful is because they stepped on others and exploited them.

    Sure, in today's "Crony Capitalism environment" there are plenty of people who use government power and regulations to get an unfair edge over others, but the solution is not to demonize them or redistribute their wealth. The solution is to limit government and stop corruption so that everyone plays by the same rules and government works for us instead of their connected friends.

    Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. The only solution is to limit the power.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 10, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    President Obama's Chicago crew can't show what they have been doing to improve our country over the past 3 1/2 years so they choose to try to dig up some mud. All of the President's minions are working very hard to keep his life a secret but wanting to show everything that Mitt Romney has, has done and any implications. They don't show transparency or openness in this whole presidency. I believe we all HOPE for CHANGE in the ground this President has torn open wide. We don't have stability in our country due to his going around the world telling everyone in all countries that we are not a good country and want to do more damage, if it wasn't for this kind and generous President who bows to every whim. Diplomacy, military and financial freedom has gone down the road with this regime. We have a lot to look forward to in the next 4 months of election politics. We just passed our Independence Day that most people think is a day for fireworks and partying and not in recognition of our heritage and freedoms we enjoy.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    If you can't run on your own record of multiple failures, Obama must run on something, anything else. It's called deflection and it is the Obama's puppets campaign mantra. Romney's activities were both legal and ethical, if not, send the IRS after him. Paying the maximum tax is not required of any citizen. If Congress passes the tax code don't criticize people for following it.

  • wrz Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2012 2:26 p.m.

    @Bored to the point of THIS!:

    "Romney wants me to vote for him because of his "business sense", yet it is his "business sense" that is in question."

    Business sense is far better than Obama's general nonsense.

    "The economy is the issue that I focus most on. For me Romney is struggling to gain my vote."

    Then you don't want Obama. He's done nothing for our economy.

    "He talks a good game, but gives little real substance on what he'd do."

    Perhaps he should use the phrase, 'hope and change.' That explains everything.

    @The Skeptical Chymist:

    "Mitt has been FAR from forthcoming regarding his business dealings..."

    If you want 'far from forthcoming' try Obama. It took years to get his birth certificate out to the public. And, even today it's authenticity is being challenged. My bet is that Obama is not natural born and thus, an interloper. He has yet to come forth with his university grades transcript. And his SS number is questioned. The first three numbers (042) of his SS number indicate it was issued in Connecticut where he's never been, and was issued to a women in 1890.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    July 10, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    To: laggie, continued.

    Bain Capital has helped create or preserve 2 million jobs! That is exactly TWO MILLION more jobs that Obama created in the private sector. Oppps Obama has never worked in the private sector.

    "Out sourcing US jobs"

    Obama speaks it and the media repeats it like parrots at the park! U.S. corporations which are invested in by tems of millions of Americans create jobs here and expand into foreign countries. Just as foreign companies expand into the United States. For example, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Honda, Sony, Phillips, Fiat(haha), ect... These companies create jobs here too! U.S. companies that invest or open call centers in the Philippines for example(Chase, TMobile and a host of others) allow US markets to expand! Filipinos buy lots of American made goods! Ask companies like A.C. Delco! US workers making batteries to go there! Hmmm a world market.

    Obama is playing a game of divide and conquer. He blames Banks, Wallstreet, Main Street, Small Business, Whites, Catholics, Republicans, Republican Governors, US Investors, Overseas Investors for all the problems of the United States! But, never ever is it his Administrations fault? No long term policy is the problem!

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    July 10, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    To: laggie SLC.

    "I'm betting Romney profited heavily by betting on the declining U.S. dollar"

    Laggie try again. The US dollar is at near equal value to the British Pound and the Euro as it was about 10 years ago! You missed there! Try again!

    "Investing in emerging markets"

    Yes like many US funds do! Like many US companies do and even like many states such as California do! And foreign investors, people, corporations and countries invest in the United States! If you have a 401k you could be investing in emerging markets! You must be EVIL! Hmm perspective and understanding of the markets comes first! You can complain if it is based in some real facts and not just what is regurgitated from the left sided media!

    "Participated as a partner"

    Yes, he did participate at Bain. He built the company from nothing to 960 employees and 66 billion in value! Results 165 companies saved! 12 Companies I quoted in the DN before created 867,000 U.S. jobs, 115.8 billion in value and pay property taxes on 43,800 locations. Bail also built foreign companies that employed Americans here.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    July 10, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    They (the libs) say Romney keeps his money overseas in order to avoid taxes.

    As soon as tax cheat Timothy Geithner is thrown in jail for income tax evasion, then I vote for Romney disclosing more of his financial information. Deal??? That's what I thought. crickets, crickets.

    This regime is a total joke. Can't take it any longer. Obama reminds me of Alfred E. Newman every time I see his face.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 10, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    For those who complain that Obama has never run a business and has never had to make a payroll, here are some statistics for you on the rate of growth of government under the last few presidents:

    Nixon-Ford administration: 2.8% per year increase in government spending
    Carter 2.1%
    Reagan 2.6%
    GHW Bush 2.0%
    Clinton 0.9%
    George W. Bush 2.6%
    Obama 1.4%

    Not bad for Obama!

    The problem isn't that the growth in government spending is so out of control - it is that government revenues are very low due to Bush's tax cuts, and most especially due to the recession/depression.

    Also, Mitt and the Republicans are livid about the tax rate on the top 1% going up. From a historical perspective, the current top tax rate of 35% is incredibly low. Before 1986, it was 50%; before 1980, it was 70%; and throughout the period 1950-1963 it was never below 91%. Those were golden years for the economy - why the opposition to raising the top rate now?

  • rapaz11 Sitka, AK
    July 10, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    The problem for Romney is not whether he is doing anything illegal or not. It is the perception that he is giving to voters that he is hiding something or that he is unwilling to to come forward and explain anything. He cannot win an election just saying that he is better than the other guy. He has to be able to produce and answer questions instead of deferring to after he becomes president. People need to know that they can trust him, or they will not vote for him regardless of Obama's record.

  • Fitz Murray, UT
    July 10, 2012 1:41 p.m.

    Just for fun, there are some out there like me that wonder how much previous presidents net worth would be in today's (2010) dollars. So here are some examples:

    George Washington $525 Million
    Thomas Jefferson $212 Million (though it is said he died deep in debt)
    Theodore Roosevelt $125 Million
    FDR $60 Million
    JFK (family worth over $1 Billion)
    LBJ $98 Million
    And without listing them all, going back to before 1850 there were many that would have been worth in the $10s of millions.

    Running for and being President has, for the most part, been a rich man's game. That Romney is rich is irrelevant. It is just a tune the Democrats are singing in trying to distract the voters (and it seems to be working) from the relevant issues, like the economy, jobs, immigration, and national security. This level of Romney's net worth in nobody's business. Nor is Obama's, but it reportedly around $5 Million.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 10, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    I'm guessing Romney profited heavily by betting on the declining U.S. dollar and also by investing in emerging markets while at the same time participating as a partner (and subsequently participating in profits as a retired partner) at a firm who in the aggregate has been responsible for the outsourcing of U.S. jobs. This is a huge problem for him.

  • Dont Tread Iron County, UT
    July 10, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    How come Romney is the supposed outsource guru in this election? Wasn't it Pres. Obama that took control of HUMMER and sold it to the Chinese? (Or for that matter our entire economy, since all of this extra spending is paid by loans from Commy China)

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    July 10, 2012 1:33 p.m.

    We don't need a successful man, who ran a business, saved the Olympics and was gov for four years. No, we need a man who has never run a business, has never had a job that wasn't a gov job, and yes, that includes haaaavard - a man who has never met a payroll. Yah, that's the ticket. A man who uses tax money recklessly on vacations, and even flying the dog on a separate jet to their vacation.
    We surely don't need a man who has taken nothing for his years rescuing the Olympics, or nothing for serving as gov and a man who has given his inheritance to charity. On top of that he donates more to charity than all the dems in the congress together(and yes, there are more millionaire dems in congress than republicans).
    Man he knows nothing! /sarc

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    July 10, 2012 1:31 p.m.

    Obama will do anything he can to deflect the spotlight from the real issues. Personally, I don't care how much money Romney has or what his tax rate is (as long as he's not doing anything illegal). I care how much money I have and what my tax rate is, and I think that under a Romney administration my worth will go up and my tax rate will go down. Under an Obama administration, my worth will go down and my tax rate will go up. It's a pretty easy decision for me.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 10, 2012 1:31 p.m.

    Could Mitt's more than ample distribution of funds throughout the world actually be philanthropic?
    Maybe Mitt Romney does not want to open his "tax" records to the public because he is helping the needy of other countries as his Mormon Church suggests it's members do?
    Could this explain the Romney family's reluctance to speak up?

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    July 10, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Not so fit:
    It's true we don't know everything about Romney's finances. Truth is, we will never know everything. I wouldn't release everything. Why give info to your opponent to spin around? But a lot of what the news is saying was hashed out in the primary. Just a regurgitation. His opponents back then claimed he was hiding deep dark secrets, until he released them. Only to find out that there was nothing illegal or unethical. The only thing that come from it was what everyone already new, Romney makes a boat load of money from his investments. A lot of this info comes from the returns released by Romney, the Cayman accounts etc. Not exactly hiding it if you claim it on your taxes. I never went a long with the birth certificate issue, but there is a difference between the possibility of not being a natural born citizen and some bank accounts that have a lot of money in them. You can't be POTUS if you are not a natural born citizen. On the other hand, you can be POTUS even if you have a boat load of money.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    July 10, 2012 1:27 p.m.

    He's a big boy, he can handle it.

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    July 10, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    Mitt is doing the same thing that any reasonable rich man does--or would do. He has his money in other places where the Government of the US and IRS can't touch it. Like Rico Suave said, everything Mitt does is legal, they are just trying to make it SOUND illegal.

    Why pay more in taxes then you have to? Mitt pays his rate what the government requires. However, on the other hand, you have Tim Geitner who evades taxes, Warren Buffet who owes a boat load in back taxes. But because they have a D next to their name and they play ball with Big O, they get a free pass.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 10, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    Mitt has been FAR from forthcoming regarding his business dealings, yet touts his business experience as what is needed to run the government properly. If he wants us to vote for him on the basis of his business acumen, then he needs to be open about his dealings. There is pretty clear evidence that he is withholding information that he thinks will be damaging by not releasing his tax returns, etc. There is also pretty clear evidence that he has lied about his business dealings.

    Seeing how things turned out with our last MBA president makes me rather disinclined to buy that the country needs a good businessman at the helm. Being a good CEO, and doing what is in the interest of your shareholders (and yourself) is not correlated with doing what is best for the country at large. I'm convinced that Obama is trying to do what is best for the country as a whole, but is stymied by the Republicans in Congress who will do anything (including sabotaging the US economy) to prevent his reelection. For at least the past two years they have been actively making a bad situation worse.

  • Rico Suave Santquin, UT
    July 10, 2012 1:10 p.m.

    Being wealthy is not a crime and neither is using legal means to preserve as much of that wealth as you can. Paying as much on taxes is not American, nor is it philanthropic. It's just plain dumb.

    This is just a well-times mis-direction campaign. If you do a little searching you'll notice that the 2nd quarter jobs report just came out and it wasn't good.

    They know that rich is a four letter word and that it resonates with a lot of Americans.

  • Simple Man Riverton, UT
    July 10, 2012 1:07 p.m.

    Obama employs the age old deception of blaming someone else for something they know they haven't done themselves.

    The media laps up these statements of his like a thirsty dog..without calling him out for his duplicity.

    Hopefully, enough people "get it" that we won't have to live another four years with this man of deception.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    July 10, 2012 1:04 p.m.

    I now the pettiness goes both ways. I know people on both sides of the fence can argue about this, that, and the other...


    for me this is a real issue. Romney wants me to vote for him because of his "business sense", yet it is his "business sense" that is in question.

    Both candidates have their strong supporters. Those supporters vote based upon a variety of factors. Political party, taxes, religion, race, etc... The economy is the issue that I focus most on. For me Romney is struggling to gain my vote. He talks a good game, but gives little real substance on what he'd do. For example: He says he'd repeal healthcare, but won't have the power alone as president to do it?

    Come on Romney.... earn my vote!

  • wrz Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Mitt is doing it all wrong. The goal of a politician is to get reelected, else why run? How does Mitt do that?

    He has to remember that he must appeal to most of the voters. Doesn't matter so much what the issue is. He needs over fifty percent. He has to figure out what the voters wanna to hear and tell them.

    For example, he has to tell Hispanics that he loves them and that he will let them stay here without harassment and even get them citizenship papers if they desire. He has to tell them that they can get free education through college and get good jobs after graduation.

    Then, he has to say that the rich should pay more taxes and the not so rich should pay less taxes.

    And he needs to pull all his cash out of foreign countries and close the accounts.

    These are three things he needs to do. Then, after the election he can begin to back away from these positions and do the right thing for this country. He needs to take a lesson from the expert, Obama, cuz that's how he did it.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 10, 2012 12:51 p.m.

    For over four years, a daily abundance of newscasters, articles, programs, have been discussing, over and over, the "fact" that, "we don't know anything about Barack Obama".
    After President Obama was elected, the same thing occurred, with the daily comment being, "Had we known more about Obama, we would never have elected him President of the United States".
    The public and the nation's voters know very little about Mitt Romney, and do not know why he sends his gazillions off to other countries throughout the world.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    July 10, 2012 12:42 p.m.

    Obama is attacking Mitt Romney for keeping some of his wealth a secret. Meanwhile, Obama has yet to reveal his college records, and other things like TOO mentioned.

    Anyone foolish enough to vote for Obama this time around deserves what they get. Unfortunately, all of us will pay the price for it (and our children, and their children, and so on).

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    July 10, 2012 12:42 p.m.

    Another situation where obama and his media are trying as hard as they can to gin up a story. Who honestly cares, and what does it have to do with the issues? Has Romney complied with the law? Move on! When will we ever see the media turning over every stone to manufacture a critical story or investigation about the Great One, BHO. I have a lot of questions that they could look into, since they seem to be so desperate for work, but they just turn a blind eye!

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    July 10, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    Obama: I expect Mitt to become open about his finances, but I refuse to let Eric Holder release documents about Fast and Furious. That's transparency for you. One man is expected to release private documents while the other will hold on to what could be a threat to the public.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 10, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    Woe is Mitt.