Romney says tax returns would publici...

Romney says tax returns would publicize private Mormon tithing

There are 13 comments on the The Washington Post story from Aug 23, 2012, titled Romney says tax returns would publicize private Mormon tithing. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Mitt Romney says in a new interview that one of the reasons he's distressed about disclosing his tax returns is that everyone sees how much money he and his wife, Ann, have donated to his Mormon church, and that's a number he wants to keep private.

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harvey

Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 23, 2012
Redact the tithing, then. Let's see what he's paying in TAXES. That's what he's hiding, feeble excuses nonwithstanding.
INeedFacts

Bremerton, WA

#2 Aug 23, 2012
I agree, but not all charitable giving, just the tithing and offerings.
Osama Obama

Greencastle, PA

#3 Aug 23, 2012
I told my wife a couple months ago that was probably the reason.We aren't Mormons but we do pay alot in tithes and see it as between us and the lord and it is noones business.You aren't being humble if you do the "LOOK at ME" with tithes and offerings.

“Albacore Solid White Tuna”

Since: Aug 12

The Whoore Zone

#4 Aug 23, 2012
Is it because he's been lying to the Church of Latter Day Saints about what his gross or net income was and he based his tithing on a much lower figure than what he actually made? That COULD be extremely embarrassing, especially after the revelations made by http://gawker.com/5933641 which calls into question his repeated allegations that he had nothing to do with Bain Capital Ventures after 1999. We may well have the Republican version of Bill Clinton here, folks!
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#5 Aug 24, 2012
Osama Obama wrote:
I told my wife a couple months ago that was probably the reason.We aren't Mormons but we do pay alot in tithes and see it as between us and the lord and it is noones business.You aren't being humble if you do the "LOOK at ME" with tithes and offerings.
Good answer, but......... Bishop Rmoney's dad had no problem with disclosing the tax returns, so our side is in deep poop now!!!!

Not to mention, like you said, tithing is a CHRISTIAN thing that affects ALL presidents who claim to be Christian.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#6 Aug 24, 2012
Dreaming on Uranus wrote:
Is it because he's been lying to the Church of Latter Day Saints about what his gross or net income was and he based his tithing on a much lower figure than what he actually made? That COULD be extremely embarrassing, especially after the revelations made by http://gawker.com/5933641 which calls into question his repeated allegations that he had nothing to do with Bain Capital Ventures after 1999. We may well have the Republican version of Bill Clinton here, folks!
That or he pays no taxes/tithing because he is CLERGY in the Mormon
Temple, a High Priest.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#7 Aug 24, 2012
Funny comment of the Day, from Kosfiles:

Mittens humiliated himself when he snarked that "No one's asked to see my birth certificate lately," playing up to the loons in his racist/Birfer base.

It was suggested that Obama reply "No one's asked to see my tax returns lately, either."

:)
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#8 Aug 24, 2012
Osama Obama wrote:
I told my wife a couple months ago that was probably the reason.We aren't Mormons but we do pay alot in tithes and see it as between us and the lord and it is noones business.You aren't being humble if you do the "LOOK at ME" with tithes and offerings.
Well, his tax return disclosed showed $1.5 million in 2010. So why is it a problem for the other years?????
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#9 Aug 25, 2012
What does anyone know about the White Horse Prophecy of the Mormon church? It's a plan to take down the American government, and turn it into a Mormom Theocracy, and a belief that Rmoney IS the Mormon that will do that.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#10 Aug 25, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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That or he pays no taxes/tithing because he is CLERGY in the Mormon
Temple, a High Priest.
There is simply no excuse for such ignorance of the tax code, the clergy and what Romney's tax return has already shown. The only people you could possibly influence are Democrat dopers, who are significant in number.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#11 Aug 25, 2012
Bishop Rmoney flips and flops from clergy to businessman to politician, but always the White Horse as Joseph Smith envisioned. Whether or not he discloses the Tax Returns his father submitted remains to be seen.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#13 Aug 25, 2012
America Is Not The Same wrote:
Ignorant liberals who concentrate on candidates to release tax returns BETTER look up the REQUIREMENTS to run for president.
It is NOT MANDATORY for ANY candidate to release tax returns.Romney DID release his past 2 years tax returns. Enough is enough.
It's the ecomomy and JOGS which Romney has prove that he can CREATE jobs. Odumbo has prove he can't
It is mandatory for them to be a US citizen
Odumbo is NOT a US citizen and has been prove by his brother George and Grandmother Sarah.
Go see the Movie 2016. The movie that Odumbo tried to have blocked.
www.2016themovie.com
Bishop Rmoney only released one year so far. He plans to wait until days before the election to release the latest Tax Returns, long after the RNC Convention and early voting is done. WHAT IS HE HIDING?
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#14 Aug 25, 2012
Did he give money to the White Horse Prophecy fund of the Mormon church?

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