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. Meggan

    Please fix your link to Biden's tax records! It goes to a McCain story instead... Or are you playing politics?

    September 12, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. Terry

    Why don't they interview Joe and ask him the same questions as sarah. DEMS give it up its over. You can try and try to hurt Palin but the voters have made up their minds.
    Obama will never win over Mc Cain and Palin.


    MAYBE NEXT TIME!!!!!!!

    September 12, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. Rashida for OBAMA FTBW!!!!!

    September 12th, 2008 11:04 am ET

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

    Doesn't matter! His son is not running for VP!!!!!

    September 12, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  4. Spencer from VA

    The McSame campaign speaks wicked with two tongues.

    September 12, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  5. TyWebb

    Obama & Biden all the way!

    September 12, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  6. Raymond Duke

    Personnally as long as they pay the taxes that the United States goverment imposes on them I do not care. It is nobodys business other than the goverment and theirs. Maybe we ought to Audit how many democrat leaders in congress and their daughters had abortions also. Thought I would make a stupid comparission as the Tax Issue.

    September 12, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. Jewel - Atlanta

    This is what you call vetting a candidate. Nothing to hide!!!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    Obama/Biden '12

    September 12, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  8. JB

    Where's Cindy's?????

    September 12, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  9. RobertSeattle

    Cindi McCain probably lists John as a dependent on her tax returns. 🙂

    September 12, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  10. Ian Minneapolis, MN

    that link leads not to his tax returns but to mcain announcing his candidacy

    September 12, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  11. Victoria Anderson - Seattle, Washington

    The Dems need to ask Palin when she's going to Iraq. I would loved to see her gun holding – moose eating soup – not knowing anything about foreign policies take that trip........

    September 12, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  12. Ron Ft. Myers

    There did not seem to be any problem from the dems regarding Kerry's wife's fortune, you know, Heinz foods.

    September 12, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  13. Sarah Palin will win

    Biden? who is this guy? never heard of.

    September 12, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  14. RobertSeattle

    Ancient Chinese Proverb: Person who comments mostly in caps is usually mostly wrong.

    September 12, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  15. Anonymous

    '. Common guys time is comung to tell the truth…if truth you know what it is'

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


    That is correct Bill had nothing to hide but Hillary might disagree.

    Edwards had nothing to hide he just lied over and over again to the press and his supporters and even had the good nature to ACCUSE the National Enquirer of lying. Oops

    Democrats NEVER lie do they they have such a better record of telling the truth?

    Come on, the sooner you all realize ALL who are in public office have a 'colorful' view of the truth the sooner you will start to see the world as it really is and not how to perceive it to be.

    September 12, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  16. Sarah.....and my last name isn't Palin!

    To McCain/Palin...if you had been paying attention, you would already know that Obama released his tax returns earlier in the year. Please do some research before you post.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 12, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  17. Calhoun56

    Joe doesn't have anything to hid because he doesn't have anything to hide. He doesn't know how to make an honest buck or invest. 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.........

    September 12, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  18. MIKE

    The last time i checked the Bush family came to the convention and all the drop-outs of the presidential race claiming they support mccain and trashing Obama, If Hillary do same that means someone is paying GOP back

    September 12, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  19. Typical White Person

    You bots need to do a little googling before you start tossing out accusations about per diem abuse.

    "Palin spent about $114,900 traveling in 2007, versus the $516,600 Murkowski spent the year before, according to state records. Palin's husband, Todd, also travels less than recent first spouses. Murkowski generally refused to fly without his wife, Nancy, who spent $124,000 on airline tickets, meals and lodging bills over four years, according to the governor's office. As of August, Todd Palin had cost the state about $14,000 in travel."

    September 12, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  20. mike

    Too bad McCain won't release his. Then again he is computer illiterate, doesn't remember how many homes he has and has adopted the typical republican smear/attack philosophy so why would he? Republicans are hypocrites who cannot win on the issues so they lie, distort and attack ruthlessly in order to influence the public.
    I don't think it will work this year.

    September 12, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  21. MikeH

    How does Sarah plan to declare all the public taxpayer's money she took while staying home?

    I wonder if there is a lot of questional income that coincides with her getting earmarks for her construction buddies.

    Where DID all that 'Bridge to Nowhere" money go anyway?

    September 12, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  22. Amy

    Palin "paling"??

    September 12, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  23. C from GA

    Go Joe – let us see how you aren't paid a per diem to stay at your home...

    Ms. Palin, your public is waiting for your tax returns.

    September 12, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  24. Independent from GA

    I hope Reps will allow us to see McCain and Cindy's as well as Sarah's tax returns for the past 10 years as well.

    BTW.. Why isn't the Palin interview on the ticker? She actually looked uncomfortable in answering the most basic question that a VP should know. I don't think I can trust my children's future in that..

    September 12, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  25. Alex

    biden's joint salary in 1998 was 215K and 2007, only 320K... McCain is making double than biden... in the senate...

    September 12, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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