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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  1. roger nc

    O.K johnny , cindy, sarah time for you to show yours. To be fair.. Common guys time is comung to tell the truth...if truth you know what it is

    September 12, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  2. anon

    does ANYONE base their vote for president on the VP candidate's tax returns?

    September 12, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  3. nola

    When is Governor Palien releasing her tax return for the past 10 years

    September 12, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  4. Dave

    Cool deal... now let's see if the "haahcky maahm" will release hers. She may be too busy studying up on what the Bush Doctrine is. Listening to her trying to explain that reminded me of the time Barney Fife tried to explain the Emancipation Proclamation...

    September 12, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  5. Doug R.

    When is Sarah Palin going to release her tax returns?? She needs to do so.
    Grandpa McCain and his wife also need to release theirs. But then again...I would doubt McCain really has an understanding of taxes and taxation.

    September 12, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  6. Don

    OK. Time to see Sarah's!

    September 12, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  7. Stacy from Loudoun County VA

    Oh where art thou Senator McCain and Governor Palin? Dost thou have your income returns online? Thy servants want to know.

    September 12, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. Maria in Crawford, Texas

    The American relationship with the Republicans is like that of an abusive husband and his family. We, the American people, are the abused family. Everytime he beats the crap out of us he comes back saying how sorry he is and that he will change this time. Wake up America! We have to break the cycle and get out of this abusive relationship! Don't be fooled again, John McCain will not change! Vote Obama/Biden. They will stop the cycle of abuse of the Republicans to make this a better place for all of us and our kids.

    September 12, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  9. Rebecca

    She is a liar. And how about CNN report on the Troopergate scandal and how Palin abused her power. It is pretty clear she is guilty in the fact that she is now trying to cover it up and won't cooperate like she said she would.

    Palin also will not release a mound of emails that she is being accused of campaigning from her official computer citing EXECUTIVE PRIVELAGE. Sound familiar? Yes, Bush and Cheney have cited that same privelage more than any other President in history. The problem is that Todd Palin, not a government official, was copied on many of those emails she will not release. Do we really want another 4 years of this?

    September 12, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. V from Milwaukee

    Oh man, if McCain-Palin get elected...get ready for the draft!

    There aren't enough volunteer troops to take on Russia. I'm booking my ticket to London for November 5th as a safety net, I hope you all will join me!

    America is turning into Europe right after WWII. Depleted economy, broken infrastructure, heavy job losses, inflation. But at least Europe was smart enough to not start ANOTHER war.

    September 12, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. Matt

    LOL!!!! That's right Joe...YOU choose the battleground...don't let them choose it!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN: THE BRIDGE TO NO WAR.

    September 12, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  12. John in Ohio

    "Seeing double" said: "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."

    Actual pledged delegate count (not superdelegates)
    Barack Obama: 1661
    Hillary Clinton: 1592

    Predicted pledged delegate count (not superdelegates)
    Barack Obama: 1,763
    Hillary Clinton: 1,640

    So, the Democrat leadership should have overruled the majority (allbeit a slim majority) of the pledged delegates to establish your primary candidate (at least the one you claim on the internet to support) as the presidential candidate?

    This discussion is over. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton support Obama. The primaries were won fair and square by Barack Obama.

    September 12, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  13. BKMC

    It is your turn Sarah Palin to come out clean with your tax releases. We waiting for Cindy's for many months now, but nothing is being made public like McSame's medical records were presented without the component on his long term psychological treatment. God save America from a religious extremist (Palin) and a candidate with hiden medical records (McSame).

    September 12, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  14. Shari, NY

    Thanks, now can others follow suit?

    September 12, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  15. Breck

    We love you Joe Biden. The pick of Sarah Palin shows McCain's lack of judgment. You are the Vice President we need just as Obama is the President we need.

    September 12, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  16. TexicoFrom Mexico

    I am really shocked....not one Rebub is saying anyting negative. You see, there is no dirt on Biden whatsoever. I don't think people have a problem debating their issues and differences in the country but when it turns to the absurd....now I say thought that the GOP usually starts these things...now, having said that I know the DEMs can be just as nasty, but you have to admit Republicans that Rove and others really play up this spin bad. Lets debate and discuss the IMPORTANT issues facing us. Terrorists attacks will not bring this country down but finanical instability will! Whoever is in office has to start hammering these compines going overseas! WE NEED SOME FORM OF HEALTH CARE IN THIS COUTNRY...THE STATUS QUO WILL NOT DO!

    September 12, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  17. Obama lover

    To all Obama lovers. You make me sick with dirty phrase against McCain and Palin.Where is your integrity and intellects ... JUST ugly comments. My family don't want your company,so will vote McCain.

    September 12, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  18. Spencer from VA

    Why are the republicans so secretive??? Where's Cindy's and Sara's tax returns? It's ok if you have more than 10 houses John. We know your alzheimer's is kicking in, which is all the more reason why you shouldn't be president.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    September 12, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. Ruby, Kansas

    Wha'ts up with the "tax returns" link? Pretty slick CNN. Is that called a distraction?

    September 12, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. Barbara

    Good for Joe – now will someone tell us why McCain's military records are so secret? He touts the POW stuff all the time, looks like he would want to prove what a hero he is.

    Too many things left unanswered on McCain.

    September 12, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  21. voter

    Jeremiah
    Elitism is making $100,000 a year? Elistism is taking out a second mortage in your house so your children can go to college? Elitism is working at a community college? Elitism is having 2 jobs? So then what will you call McCain who has 9 homes and his combined income with his wife is $100 million dollars. get real man.

    September 12, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  22. mitchell

    it would be nice if palin released her's. that is if mccain camp 'allows' her to. i think they are keeping their 'pitbull' in a cage.

    September 12, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  23. NoDumbA$$ Cheesehead, WI

    Keep 'em honest Joe!

    September 12, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  24. former hillary supporter now for Obma

    To Joe..AT LEAT HE RELEASED THEM...ID SARAH DO THE SAME????

    September 12, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  25. NotFallingInLine.org

    I'd rather be looking at the list of donors to the Clinton Library, but Obama wasn't smart enough to choose Hillary Clinton to be his running mate.

    Well, Obama will have no one to blame but himself when he loses in November.

    September 12, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
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