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. Brian Rich

    I'd love to see Palin's tax returns. I'd bet she's got energy-related write-offs through her husband's employment at BP, and her connections to natural gas in Alaska. Let's see how rich you are, eh Palin?

    September 12, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  2. More!

    Time for Palin to release her tax returns. We need to make sure she's not cheating the IRS (and therefor cheating all hard working blue collar tax payers).

    September 12, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. Praetorian

    So....

    September 12, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  4. joe

    You wouldn't see any posting on yesterday forum because Obama performed more brilliantly than mccain.
    You know.....

    September 12, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  5. Susan

    Man... THIS GUY IS POOR..................

    September 12, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  6. Doris,Memphis, TN

    Obama and Biden are good and honest men. They will prevail!

    September 12, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  7. USMC Mike

    Smart move ...

    What's on Palin's tax returns you ask???

    How she billed the state of Alaska for nights she slept in her own bed at her home ...

    Good move Joe ... Biden is just getting warmed up ...

    September 12, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. mw

    Well, at least the Democratic side shows integrity. Thank you, Joe, and thank you, Barack, for your openness and your commitment to honest service to the country.

    September 12, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. S. Boatman

    Republicans Are Dazed And Confused! The Republican Party Is Running Scared And Running Away From The Issues! They Have No Solutions For Any Problems And It Shows!

    September 12, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  10. Spencer from VA

    McCain, Cindy and Sara, please don't show us your taxes. That will be a perfect example of "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong."

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    September 12, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  11. Trish - PA

    Now let's see caribu barbie's tax returns...

    September 12, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  12. tom

    When Obama named Biden his vice-presidential candidate, the press camped outside Biden's house. I subsequently heard on the news that his "estate" was valued at $10 million dollars. Looking at the houses on his property on the news, I can understand why the land was worth that much money. Can somebody tell me how he could afford that big of a house and property making the kind of money he makes? Maybe he bought it 20 years ago when values were less, but he also would have been making less money back then, so seems to me he must have other sources of income he's not reporting.

    September 12, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  13. diana

    Now it's Sarah/Mccain's turn.

    September 12, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  14. Daki

    Did you see John McBull on the view trying to explain what him and palin will do.This guy and his runningmate are jokes.

    September 12, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. Dale C.

    Slick move Joe...
    Governor Palin, your response?

    September 12, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  16. NickNas

    ehh heheh PALIN, McCain YOUR TURN!!!!

    While your at it release those Military service records you have been hiding for so long ok??

    September 12, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  17. Brennan - Iraq War Vet

    Why has there not been more coverage of Palin's interview last night? Some of the things she said were outright scary and in general she appeared confused and abrasive. She seemed to get angry at the questions Charlie Gibson was asking. Granted some of the questions were designed to be gotcha type questions(she the Bush Doctrine line of questioning), but she looked really out of place.

    Short recap: Sarah Palin believes that we should not question or try to influence Israel's stance on Iran(going to war with Iran), she also believes that the Ukraine and Georgia should have mutual defense pacts from the UN(going to war with Russia), she does agree with Barack Obama on going into Pakistan if we have actionable intelligence on high level Al-Qaeda operatives(John McCain does not), she hopes that we are enacting God's plan in Iraq(she gets points for not trying to say whether it is or isn't, but loses points for thinking that there is a divine plan for foreign policy), she was unclear on her stance for preemptive war(Gibson asked a gotcha question, but after he explained it she still side stepped the question and spoke of imminent threats not preemptive war).

    September 12, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  18. D&D

    To: Joe September 12th, 2008 11:03 am ET.

    Do you really think you are making a point there? McCain picked Palin on Friday too, you remember, didn't people pay attention?

    You really must be thinking a small hole, because you're here, posting comments, but you still say that people don't pay attention on news on Friday, don't you feel a contradiction in your way of thinking?

    September 12, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  19. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Congratulations to "Joey The Shark" for releasing his tax returns......Now where is the Barracuda's?

    September 12, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  20. Scott L

    How did this thread turn into a Palin bashing contest?

    Man, Democrats are sooooo scared it is not even funny. Too bad you will lose in the fall and VP Palin will make a phenomenal VP for our great country.

    Good for Joe for releasing his tax returns...

    Not let's get back to Rezko...

    September 12, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  21. Scott L

    Democrats grasping at straws...you have nothing (as always).

    When you lose in the fall, who will you put up next time? Hillary? By then Palin will already have proven her capabilities as the next president of the USA. McCain won't run another term. Palin will bring the image of America BACK to the top and lead this great country from 2012-2016 as the first female president.

    Democrats will struggle to define their party and further faction will splinter off. Maybe Ron Paul is just ahead of his time...

    September 12, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  22. Enlightened Voter

    Biden is open, honest and transparent, unlike his counterpart. Speaking of which I would like to thank her wholeheartedly for handing the race to the democrats. Last night was a sham and we all know it. She knew nothing, it was obvious she crammed and yet still didn't know anything. And then showed her pitbull side by obliging us into a war with Russia. Thanks but no thanks I will choose sanity, stableness, peace, prosperity – I will choose Obama/Biden.

    September 12, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  23. ENOUGH ALREADY

    Mark it down, today is the beginning of the end for the GOP in 2008. From Palin's Moose in the headlights collapse in her interview, to Obama's decisive edge in the forum last night, to the new ads going up today pushing back against the character of an old gezer who approved ads with known lies in them, this is the GOP Waterloo. Sept. 12, 2008.

    Bill Clinton knows more about politics than all of us put together. What did he say yesterday? "Barack will win by a pretty comfortable margin." Stop fretting Dems. Look at the electoral map and tell me who has the easiest path to 270?

    September 12, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  24. rob

    Biden /Obama thats what i see my vote going to

    September 12, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  25. Terry, Lakeland Florida

    Um, why does anyone's Tax returns matter. Okay we know McCain has money...big deal...is that a crime? Also how about you Obama Staffers tha are posting on here stop spreading lies abaout Sarah. There are no secret emails, she didn't keep any money, what you think she has the state check book and can just write herself checks. You Obama staffers are doing nothing but making your boss look stupid...trust me, he's doing a fine job on his own he doesn't need your help.

    September 12, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
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