April 11th, 2008
12:46 PM ET
6 years ago

Bush to release tax returns

CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) - President Bush will release his tax return Friday, a spokesman said.


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  1. Jedi Academy

    I seriously doubt he made $109 Mill like Hill and Bill did!

    April 11, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  2. Uncle Sam

    I challenge the American people – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – to support the candidacy of Sen. John McCain and transcend partisan conformity. It is because I value the importance of divergent points of view that I challenge you to think outside of your political box and your own special interests. Due to the excitement generated by the Obama candidacy, his theme of change and unity, and the attempt to portray a McCain presidency as a third Bush term, I believe that Sen. McCain's historic candidacy has been overlooked. John McCain is that rare politician who, because of his willingness and ability to cross party lines, is the true agent of change. In his humble way, he has not asked the American people to merely hope for change or believe that he will do as he promises. His actions over a lifetime of selfless service to America speak for themselves. History has shown us that the ability to bring about real change is not a matter of rhetoric or manner but of character and courage.

    Americans for McCain '08

    April 11, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. Glenn

    Questions:

    1-Who cares about Bush's tax returns?
    2-So shouldn't we just add "Be rich" to the prerequisites of becoming the President of the United States of America?
    3-Why is there NO CNN coverage about Bob Barr's potential Presidential run on a Libertarian party ticket?
    4-Why is there NO CNN coverage on the Clinton's former pastor?
    5-Why is Hillary still in the Presidential race again?

    April 11, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  4. Jasmyne

    To Stacy:

    HIllary is VERY determined

    But Barack's Healthcare plan is better.
    He can be trusted to work in the best interest of this country and not just in the best interest of himself.
    He is the only candidate that will offer REAL solutions to this mess we are in in Iraq
    He will do wonders for foreign diplomacy, lets face it, other countries hate us right now and they equate all Americans with George Bush and having him as our President will show that America is ready to move on and away from anything Bush related

    April 11, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. Don't be naive

    does the big bad president feel left out?

    April 11, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. Amber

    OK Stacy, I'm going to reply because I am tired of the bashing on both of our democratic candidates..
    I support Obama )

    Hillary
    1. Her Universal healthcare plan is decent.
    2. I actually think she'll make a better president than her husband.
    3. I've seen her cry so that makes her human which is a good quality for a politician.
    4. She has years of service in the area of politics.
    5. She doesn't give up and she's strong. Anyone to face public humilation and still have the strength to run for Senator and be in the public eye again I respect.

    Obama
    1. He represents change.
    2. America's reputation has dwindled since the war and I can see Obama reaching out to other countries in attempts to salvage our reputation. I'm also confident that he can cross party lines and help unify America.
    3. His speech on Race was "real" he faced it head on and this is an issue that needs to be addressed and not swept under the carpet.
    Racism is in all directions, black vs white, white vs black, white vs latinos, blacks vs jews etc.. We need to face these issues head on and I feel that he is the one that can unite us as a country and will not be afraid to address these issues publicly. As a candidate that has 1/2 african and 1/2 white blood in his veins I really trust his ability in this area.

    No matter what, I want a Democrat in office I can't afford 4 more years of a Bush/ Mccain Regime....

    No matter the outcome we need to rally behind our Democrat Nominee in the fall and take back the White House......

    April 11, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  7. Brian, Ohio

    Stacy,

    While you have good intentions, I can't stand Hillary Clinton. My stomach turns when I listen to her, its like fingers on a chalk board. I have nothing to say good about Hillary Clinton other than...

    She's not as bad as John McCain.

    So, while I loathe Hillary Clinton, if she some how swiped the nomination... I'd loathe seeing McCain as president more. Not that I dislike him, I think he's a great guy... but his policies will kill this country. As much as I can't stand Hillary, she at least has policies that I can live with... well 95% of them.

    April 11, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. p Coleman

    Remember all the people that thought Bush was so great, well they are still voting and maybe they are the Republicans voting for Obama, good luck we see where that got us and they voted because they did not like Kerry, George was so charismatic.

    April 11, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  9. Julie

    From his radical stance on abortion to his prominence in the corruption scandals that has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media, Barack Obama is not fit to be Senator - not to mention the next President of the United States.

    Obama has declared his presidential intentions, but it is up to well-informed and energetic conservatives like you to spare our nation from the scourge of a far-left President Barack H. Obama.

    April 11, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  10. Tim in Canada

    Bush can be funny sometimes, don't you think?

    April 11, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  11. H Davis

    There are millions of dollars of unaccounted for money that the Clintons have received. I think they would again sellout the country for debts owed to crooks throughout the world. THE USA IS NOT FOR SALE!!!!

    April 11, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  12. Mari s.a. Texas OBAMA 08...........

    *********** For everyone that is a "democrat" **************

    I just think it is distrubing when the democrats say when if it comes down to Hilary or Mccain you would vote for Mccain? Wouldnt you rather have a Democrat as President? Even if you dont like her, you should sit down and compare Mccain and Hilary. Mccain is worse than BUSH!!!! Why would we want someone that will just end up destroying AMERICA? I think before people make the decision of NOT HILARY, think do you really want Mccain? I much rather see my president run by OBAMA, if it came down to hilary and mccain i would rather see a democrat be the president. We all have seen a republican run this country and everyone is complaining so dont make the MISTAKE and vote republican!!!!!!

    OBAMA 08..............................

    April 11, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  13. Alicia (Indianapolis)

    Everyone keeps talking about Obama's pastor when Hillar'ys pastor is accused of child molestation??? If Obama is wrong for having a pastor who speaks out about the lifstyle of a black man in America(which he obviously is). How can a white person judge him for something they have no clue on how to relate?? If Obama can suffer for his pastor's supposed racial views. Then Hillary should suffer the same for supporting a potential child molestor...

    April 11, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. Patrick

    Bush gave 23% of his money away to charity. Far more than Barack or Hilary who say he doesnt' care about the poor only the rich. Money speaks louder than words..

    April 11, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. sky

    As horrible and evil as Bush has been.....I have always wondered about something. If you look at the first month he was in office there were three or four times he appeared before the cameras to make a speech where he looked beaten up. He had a bruised face and there would be some strange explanation of falling down. But it happened several times and it has never happened again. I wonder if when he became president Cheney and his goons beat the crap out of him for a while to let him know who the boss truly was.

    April 11, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  16. Uncle Sam

    I challenge the American people – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – to support the candidacy of Sen. John McCain and transcend partisan conformity. It is because I value divergent points of view that I challenge you to think outside your political box and your own special interests. Due to the excitement generated by the Obama candidacy, his theme of change and unity, and attempts to portray a McCain presidency as a third Bush term, I believe that Sen. McCain's historic candidacy has been overlooked. John McCain is that rare politician who, because of his willingness and ability to cross party lines, is the true agent of change. In his humble way, he has not asked the American people to merely hope for change or simply believe that he will do as he promises. His actions over a lifetime of selfless service to America speak for themselves. History has shown us that bringing about meaningful change is not a matter of rhetoric or manner but of character and courage.

    Americans for McCain '08

    April 11, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  17. Mari s.a. Texas OBAMA 08...........

    Personally i dont think what Obama's pastor said isnt far fetched i think is was everything he said was true but when the media makes everyone think its bad, all the naive people ate it up. Obama's pastor might not beat around the BUSH :)!!! His pastor is very upfront and a wise man in my point of view. He stated the truth, not everyone goes to a church that paints a perfect picture.

    OBAMA 08................................

    April 11, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  18. Barb Canada

    Comment Quote of the day... " I cannot in good faith cast my vote for the Clinton's who are hell bent of unestimating the intelligence of the American people"!...... One more reason to vote for Hillary!

    April 11, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  19. The O

    Lets just put this fool in a corner, and give him a ball and a paddle and just wait till his term is up. He has been the worst thing to happen to this country since Bennidict Arnoald. He has sold us out destroyed our military, and has taken away our freedoms.

    GOOD RIDDENS

    OBAMA 08

    April 11, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  20. The O

    Brab from Canadanada,

    Who the hell asked you anyways. I always see your comments on ticker here, If you are so in lust with Hillary why don't you become an AMERICAN citizen then you comments might matter.

    OBAMA 08

    April 11, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  21. Jared ( Canada)

    Obama should get presidency

    April 11, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  22. Carmela

    Why do we care about Bush's return...it's not like he's sharing the money

    April 11, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  23. Shawn

    Mccain is not going to win, nor is Obama, Hillary is the one who can start to get us out of this Bush mess we're in. Obama says he would have fired Mark Penn, well why dosen't fire Reverend Wright. When(Wright) said G D America he was cursing no matter what way you look at it. Any respectfull person woundn't go around in public saying it. We were all taught this as kids.

    April 11, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
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