Trash Talking Obama Mouth Piece

Senator Harry Reid took to the Senate’s chamber floor with unsubstantiated claim that Mitt Romney has paid no federal income taxes for 12 years. Reid said that a nominee for a Cabinet position couldn’t get confirmed by the Senate if he made as limited a release of tax information as Romney has thus far.

“His father, George Romney, set the precedent that people running for president would file their tax returns and let everybody look at them,” Reid declared, “But Mitt Romney can’t do that because he’s basically paid no taxes in the prior 12 years.”

Reid’s allegations are taking the issue to a new level as he’s continues repeating his allegations. In a conference call with Nevada reporters, he broadened what he claimed were his sources for the contention Romney was able to avoid federal taxes.

“I have had a number of people tell me that,” said Reid. “I don’t think the burden should be on me, the burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?”

Reid said he learned about Romney’s taxes earlier this summer from an investor in Bain Capital who he says called his office to pass along the information. He refused to name the investor and acknowledged he is not certain a the charges he’s been spreading are true.

“Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t,” Reid said, “Mitt Romney makes more money in a single day than the average middle-class family makes in two years or more.”

Romney has already released his 2010 tax returns and plans to make public his 2011 file when it’s completed. He also repeated to crowds in Las Vegas during a campaign speech, he wouldn’t be releasing anymore returns.

“Let me also say categorically — I have paid taxes every year. A lot of taxes. A lot of taxes,” said Romney. “Harry Reid really has to put up or shut up, alright? So Harry, who are your sources?” Romney asked.

“And by the way Harry, I understand what you’re trying to do,” he continued, “You’re trying to deflect the fact that jobs numbers are bad, that Americans are out of work, and you’re trying to throw anything up on the screen that will grab attention away from the fact that the policies of the White House haven’t worked.”

Meanwhile, in a statement released by Reid’s office, the he claims, “Romney’s tax plan is even more insulting to Nevadans than his belief that he’s above basic scrutiny.”

Wrong, Senator Reid — you’re the one whose insulting to Nevadans.

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