September 12th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
6 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. BlameBarack-Colorado

    Niiicceee...Where's Cindy's?

    September 12, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. John in Ohio

    You go Joe.

    September 12, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. Tainopwer

    Hillary better pick for VP? Will Biden drop from VP and Hillary Clinton is in? Obama/clinton08 . Then a week later obama drops from running for president and Hilary is in? And the new ticket is Clinton/obama08? Then a week later will be polosi/reed08 or reed/polosi08 or something like that.

    September 12, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. No Palin Pitbull Lips

    An Palin's???????

    September 12, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. Andrew

    The Obama campaign must have some inside information about Palin's tax history. You know they are now going to request Palin do the same...

    September 12, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  6. Independent-Latina-for-OBAMA

    Good. Let's always demand transparency, always demand the TRUTH.

    Learning about Palin, I AM SCARED! SCARED THAT A SOMEONE WITH LITTLE........ TINY.......EXPERIENCE WILL BE POSSIBLY THE NEXT PRESIDENT.......... SINCE MCCAIN IS ELDERLY........ CHANCES ARE GOOD THAT HE WILL HAVE A MAJOR HEALTH ISSUE!

    GOD HELP US!

    September 12, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. Female Voter

    Why no ticker of the Palin interview? I think you guys know she blew it. Tha't why!

    September 12, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. Peter

    about time.

    September 12, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  9. Taylor, NYC

    Obama/Biden '08
    Two heads are better then none!

    September 12, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  10. Joe

    He's obviously hiding something since he is releasing them on a Friday when most people will not pay attention to the news over the weekend.

    September 12, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  11. John in Ohio

    Notice how Obama's campaign hasn't needed to form a "Biden Truth Squad". Why not? Because this guy is open and honest about everything. No scandals, no skeletons in the closet, he's just a nice guy and a solid performer as a Senator.

    September 12, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  12. Jeremiah

    Elitism.

    That is the democrat party.

    party first, country last.

    September 12, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  13. Biden OBAMA

    Who cares. He will fight for me like barack

    September 12, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  14. GIGI IN LA

    A N D----H I S---S O N ' S---L O B B Y I N G --I N C O M E ? ? ?

    September 12, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  15. emmanuel

    you cant compare biden with a FRAUD like palin who will only compound americas woes with her dodgy nature.

    we love you mr BIDEN our next VICE PRESIDENT.

    September 12, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Still waiting for the McCain's to release their tax info. They keep claiming that it is not required. It isn't required. It's just a show of honesty.

    September 12, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  17. ProudDemocrat

    Good now we need to see Sarah Palin tax returns, all the money she stashed from the "Bridge to no where" Project, I we all now she was in favour of the bridge then it was decided not to build the bridge she kept the money, some of it to her self, also all the money she used for her personl use when she was a governor, we demand all of this information.

    September 12, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  18. Seeing double

    The democrats run scared- the truth hurts.

    Obama soared for years on rhetoric- no other candidate has had such a huge gap exist between accomplishment and achievement and public adulation.

    Obama's rise was fueled not by issues- HILLARY WOULD BE THE NOMINEE IF THAT WERE THE CASE- but on charisma, oratory and image.

    Obama was already on the decline and limping which is why the super delegates had to carry him over the finish line and then proceeded to demand and force all the democrats to vote for him.

    Sarah Palin ended that meteor. She reminds women of how Hillary- who was the BEST candidate to LEAD- was knocked out by hatred, vitriol, insults, sexism and derision. Those negative, demeaning tactics to sabotage a woman will not work to advantage Obama a second time.

    September 12, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  19. Doug

    Here's hoping that Sarah Palin will do the same.

    September 12, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  20. Jeremy-Dallas

    HEY PALIN AND MCAIN,YOU ARE NEXT! OBAMA CLEARED HIMSELF.

    PUBLISH ALL YOURS NOW! BE SINCERE.

    September 12, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  21. Tampa resident

    Now let's wait and see if McWar will release his and Cindy's tax return... Why don't the Straight Talk Guy show more transparacy...

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08....

    September 12, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  22. bob in LA

    And there will be no surprises or inappropriate items found.
    This man IS AMERICA.

    September 12, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  23. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Palin's tax returns urgently needed.....and,....where are cindy's????????????

    September 12, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  24. Mr Republican

    That tax return link has nothing to do with Biden, it's McAmnesty's appearance on Letterman. Who's proofing this stuff?

    September 12, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  25. Betsy

    What about Palin?

    * Is Palin going to release her tax returns?

    * Is Palin going to release the secret emails which she is ILLEGALLY claiming "executive privilege on? ... hmm ... sounds like Bush? Legally: Palin’s refusal to hand over e-mails stands in violation of the Alaska Public Records Act.

    * Is Palin going to release the number of secret emails – which she claims Executive Privilege on that she COPIED to her husband Todd who is NOT an elected official?

    * Is Palin going to tell her cabinet to STOP fighting subpoenas?

    * Is Paling going to release an explanation as to why, like George Bush, why, she starting using her personal yahoo account to do State business on?

    Side Note: Palin’s move is eerily reminiscent of Bush administration ploys to dramatically increase secrecy in government, such as when White House aides switched to personal e-mail accounts to avoid subpoenas during the investigation into U.S. Attorney scandal last year:

    * Is the Media going to hold her accountable?

    September 12, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
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