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Obama’s “tax return” graph is half-true

posted at 3:49 pm on July 23, 2012 by

On July 18, the Obama campaign’s “Truth Team” released a Facebook table comparing the number of “years for which President Obama and Mitt Romney have released their tax returns.” According to the table, which is directly below, the President has released for all of the last 12 years, and Romney for only one, 2010.

This graph is factually inaccurate. As reported by ABC News and practically every other political and news organization in the country in January, Romney released both his full 2010 and preliminary 2011 taxes for public viewing. While a preliminary release is not a full release, it still counts as a release of tax returns.

The President may yet win public approval with his class warfare attacks against Romney, but he should stick to the facts. I think PolitiFact would rank this as half-true.

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How many years of college transcripts has Obama released?

Greg Q on July 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I’m more interested in a graph of all bho’s past school, college, law info., SS#, etc. than tax returns! With the way bho has a real probalem with the truth, can one say these tax returns are fact?

BTW, I don’t care if Mitt releases his past tax returns, he is rich and we all know that! That is just me!

letget on July 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I’d like Obama to release the name of the person who slapped together that crappy fake birth certificate.

The Rogue Tomato on July 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM

How many years of college transcripts has Obama released?

Greg Q on July 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Would you rather compare college transcripts or tax returns?
Personally, I think we need to see both candidates OFFICIAL passport records, K-12 transcripts/report cards, OFFICIAL college transcripts, driving records, and credit history. My brother had to provide all these documents and more to get a medical license. He sent over a copy of the his transcripts and that wasn’t good enough, it had to have the raised seal and printed on a special paper. Plus, EVERYTHING had to be notarized.

It amazing these candidates don’t need to release official documents.

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