September 12th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Biden releases decade of tax returns

(CNN) - The Obama campaign posted the past 10 years of Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill's tax returns on its Web site Friday.

UPDATE: Asked if the McCain campaign will release Sarah Palin's taxes, an aide said, "of course we'll release them...on our timetable."

More: Biden tax returns revealed

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soundoff (255 Responses)
  1. janine

    I don't care about the money he donated. I care about the issues he stands for. Plus there are people that will cry about anything. If he donated a lof of money, people would be complaining. Republicans are such complainers. How much money did Sarah give to charity?

    September 12, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. Anderson Dallas Texas Obama 08

    GO ...JOE ....Now the ball is in the Republicans Park... let's check out those per diems now........Where's Cindy's Taxes?

    September 12, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  3. watching from the outside

    and why is there still no ticker about palins interview, cnn
    bring jack cafferty back!!!! hurryyyy

    September 12, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  4. 8toolong

    re: Palin's interview; she certainly wasn't a "barracuda"........but was absolutely a "FISH OUT OF WATER." It showed that McCain did NOT put his country first when choosing his VP.

    September 12, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  5. jaye

    You know folks.... attacking Russia is iniating Armageddon. Plai and simple.
    And for this Palin person to strut her tough talk and tough body language is not fooling me at all. And anyone who tried to convince themselves that she is ready to br VP or president is fooling themselves.
    Remember – you get what you vote for and after the election its too late to change your mind.
    Ask her her and McCain's stance on the draft. You will be surprised when you learn they support it fully.
    Palin and McCain are secretive and misleading. There is no honor in their camp.

    September 12, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  6. Ilona Hussein Proud Canadian

    joey from nc

    No Joey, we need more...



    September 12, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  7. Anderson Dallas Texas Obama 08

    Go .....Joe ....Now the balls in the Repubicans park.....

    September 12, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. I'll Answer That Question

    Can somebody tell me how he could afford that big of a house and property making the kind of money he makes?
    Dear Tom,

    Biden's home and his mom's home is on the same property. That has always been understood. It is also understood that the family has had that property for years. Long before the real estate bubble and skyrocketing real estate prices. If you're looking for dirt in Deleware, don't bother. Joe Biden is a solid citizen, and the salt of the earth. Deleware has proven that by voting for him since he was 29 years old–I'd say he's been vetted. Unlike Sarah Failin who we have seen for 14 days, not even a month.

    September 12, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |

    Joe Biden is doing the right thing providing transparency. The GOP will try to make this a big deal, but that is only to get away from the real issues.

    September 12, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  10. craig

    Way to to go for Joe! If I'm not mistaken if Gov. Pahlin used her home for the daily per diem she might have broken IRS tax laws on deductions. Will we really see them?

    September 12, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  11. Nando, Florida

    The MCCCRABS won't release there Tax returns John will Just give his Smoke and MIRRORS POW TAX return. WHILE CINDY makes millions with IRAN and SAUDI and no telling who else. THE PALINS who cares they spend all there at the HOCKEY GEAR and on DIAPERS. ! AND DOWN AT THE BIG CRAZY CHRISTIAN FINATIC MEGA MOOSE CHURCH !

    September 12, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  12. Matt

    Does Biden get to deduct his $200 daily train tickets?

    September 12, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  13. Mahe'alani, Silver Spring

    It's the American way Senator Biden. Good job. Lets see what Palin has in store for the Republican Party.

    September 12, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  14. Ilona Hussein Proud Canadian


    I am so glad to see that I am not alone
    when it comes to Palin's voice, she
    screeches like a banshee!

    September 12, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  15. Sue in MI

    Which means, after the election, maybe at the same time they allow her to be interviewed again. Hold her accountable for her actions...just like Obama has been held to the fire, and Hillary. When you have no record of accomplishments in Washington, the press has the responsibility to make sure she is a credible candidate. So far, not so much! In fact, I think she would be a disaster for this country.

    September 12, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  16. Cactus Jack

    I think everyone's tax returns should be public information. We should all be able to look them up on the web. The whole concept of personal privacy is obsolete in our technological society

    September 12, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  17. Pat F

    I love to hear so-called Democrats complaining about, of all things, Sarah Palin's voice!

    Firstly, how shallow can you possibly be?

    Secondly, it just KILLS some people to hear the voice of a woman with actual authority. They should all be Pam Anderson or Melanie Griffith, eh?

    September 12, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  18. Susan

    OK, now that we finally saw unscripted Sarah Palin, it is clear why McCain's campaign kept her away from reporters all this time – even McCain campaign realize how stupid she is!! I think now that even George Bush is much smarter than she is!! She wants to go to a war with Russia – the second nuclear superpower in the World! Did you ever hear Bush, Cheney or even McCain saying that? – they are smart enough not to provoke Russia and start new Cold War! I'm sure military corporations would love new Cold War with Russia – it would bring them hundreds of billions of dollars on top of hundreds of billions of dollars that they get now... But how about us, regular citizens – do we need Sarah Palin's war with Russia?!

    September 12, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  19. Trojan Moose

    Calhoun56 Why would I want to entrust my children's and grandchildren's future to a government leach who never learned how to accumulate wealth and security for his family……….Duhh……

    What an ignorant comment-just goes to show you can fool some of the people all of the time. Perhaps you have explained to your children and grandchildren that they each owe over $31,000 as their share of the national debt thanks to the heros you put in office

    September 12, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  20. scary thought...

    this election will tip in Obamas favor as a result of millions of new, young inexperienced voters, who have no clue about daily life issues and have minimal responsibilities. Most of these new voters are still in school, with some probably still partying away, some never had a real job or real life situations, never had children of their own, elder parents to help take care of ... yet somehow they'll decide our next president

    September 12, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  21. Sage

    IF John McCain is really about transparency and running on his war hero status, can someone explain why he REFUSES to release his Military records? as a matter of fact, John McCain in 1991 created legislation that makes it impossible for us to see those records. what does John McCain have to hide? since Cindy Lou (the wealthy mistress turned wife) is campaigning with John where are her tax records? and what about john McCain's pit bull VP pick (political gimmick) when do we see her taxes?

    September 12, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  22. Pat F

    The junk about Palin saying the war in Iraq was a calling from God is a well-debunked lie. Check or just read something besides your own blogs for a change.

    September 12, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |

    While Palin may not have learned much about foreign policy in the "cone of silence" but they sure taught her how to avoid subpoenas!

    Typical Republican ethics.

    September 12, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  24. basketballmombutsowhat

    I'd like to know if Senator "no handouts from federal government" McCain is collecting Social Security benefits...I believe he is.

    September 12, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  25. pati delchamp

    As yesterday was the 7th anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to tell you about a book a read a few weeks ago. The title is “Second Wave” and it is a real eye opener. The fictional story is about how easy it would be for terrorists to hit us again. The author is J.P. Spanik, Jr. I purchased my copy direct from the publisher at PublishAmerica. com You have to read it because there is no b.s. It gets straight to the point.

    September 12, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
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