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."

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  1. William, from Cali!

    So he's not broke, he still owns his own home, and he still has a day job..............What can he do for all those "other people" that have lost those things? Let's move on to more important issues!

    September 12, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  2. Scott Tucson

    I'd like to see Obama's list of Islamic donors, might prove interesting reading.

    September 12, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  3. McCain/Palin

    When is Obama releasing his tax returns????? McCain had to do it. Why does it seem that since Sara Palin was selected the vice Pesidential nominee has to answer more questions than the Presidential nominees??? How many foreign leaders did Obama meet before he ran for President.??? What does he think of President Bushes policy??? ETC. A little bias on the medias part????

    September 12, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  4. Karen

    Americans will be just clever enough to vote in McCain-Palin. Eventually, we will look upon the Bush-Cheney years with great nostalgia.

    September 12, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  5. marcel

    Great move Senator Biden. When is Governor Palin going to be doing same thing. So much for transparency from the Republicans. Thank you

    September 12, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  6. Rob

    He would have had them out sooner, but he was busy changing the years, social security numbers, and names, seeing as he borrowed them. The plagarist doesn't have an original thought, why should this be any different.

    What is the maximum amount deductible for sitting on your butt for 30 years and doing nothing effective?

    September 12, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  7. Karen

    Gotta love Joe. Nothing to hide there! I'll take Obama/Biden over Ellie May Clampett and Grandpa Munster anyday!!!

    September 12, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  8. GG


    September 12, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  9. Victoria Anderson - Seattle, Washington

    We all know Biden is an honest man so I have no worries.

    When he gives an interview he speaks from his heart. He gives his own views. I didn't get that from Palin last night. I thougt her interview was very very wrong... I think she is fake and that the Reps are pimpin her.
    Now I wonder if she's going to give up her tax returns or if the Reps are going to scream sexist because that's too much to ask from a woman who has 5 kids and eat moose soup?

    September 12, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    CNN can censor my comments, but they can't get their links straight! Whay's up with that? Jill's returns aren't McSame's appearance on Jay Leno...

    September 12, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  11. GG


    September 12, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  12. Raymond Duke

    So , to hear him tell it he is just a poor working Catholic who believes in Abortion. It must be terrible to be so Poor your are only Knocking down a couple of Hundred thousand a year and what your lobbyist son is giving you on the sideline. If only all of us poor working catholics had it so good.

    September 12, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  13. Wild Bill

    Where's the "Liberal" media on this one?

    If Palin released her tax returns, which she won't, the media would be in a frenzy about it. Joe Biden would be pressured daily to release his returns. I think it says alot about who you can trust to be transparent, and who you can't. You can't trust McCain or Palin, or the corporate media. I don't want to hear another question of Palin unless it involves the phrase, "when can we expect to see your tax returns for the last ten years?" I want personal transparency. I want to know where BOTH McCains and BOTH Palins are getting money, and how much. Then we'll see who the real elitists are!

    This is not a game. This is not a horse race. Enough about the beauty queen with no brain, and back to the issues.

    September 12, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  14. kelly WI

    Joe Biden? oh ya, he's the guy who said the other day that Hillary would have been a better pick than himself and told a wheelchair bound state senator to stand up!
    obama is asking the Clintons for HELP! Guess he realizes he doesn't know squat. Well, considering he hasn't done anything of importance all his life I can see why.
    McCains have realeased their taxes. Whats to prove with that any way.? How juvenile the Obama supporters are. Kids following a kid.

    September 12, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  15. Barbara - GA

    Senator Obama's campaign is well put together. Regardless of what people have said about Barack in the past, I know they are all saying this guy is brilliant. By the way, McCain's thinking the same thing.

    Obama and Biden seem to really connect. This is just so wonderful to see. They are going to be a great team and great leaders for this country.

    September 12, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  16. mayah

    Keeping it real, way to go Dems, nothing to hide, no way, no how, no more of the same.....

    September 12, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  17. Dave


    September 12, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  18. Phil

    Gotta love the bleeding hearts on here. All they can say is hateful/spiteful things and never back up ANY of their slams. McSame needs to be used as a word to describe democrats because all I hear is the same old whining and name calling. Grow up and get a platform!

    September 12, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  19. Proud to be American

    The truth will make you free... the repugs talks as if they are honest but they speak with a fork tongue.... seriously why are they hiding so much information.... why is Palin trying to stop the supeonaing process.... why won't she admit to supporting the bridge to no where? why, why?.... We should have learn from the current administration where liars get us... wake up America McCain = McSame as Bush hence Bush 3rd year.... we can not sustain that!

    Obama and Biden 2008

    September 12, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  20. Concerned INDEPENDENT CT voter

    No indepth ticker on the forum last night?


    September 12, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  21. Anonymous

    anon September 12th, 2008 11:12 am ET

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

    Ask Spiro Agnew.

    September 12, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  22. JIM...TX

    Who cares about tax returns! The Dems need to start STOMPING on McBush an the moose hunter with BOTH FEET on the issues 🙂

    September 12, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  23. Joycelyn

    can't wait to see what Palin's returns YIKES

    September 12, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  24. hey-liberals...

    ..... Joe who?????

    September 12, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  25. Independent from GA

    Wow that's really honest of Joe Biden and his wife.

    September 12, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
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