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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  1. Per Diem Scheme

    Honest Joe Biden. He will never stay at home 312 nights and charge the taxpayers for per diem. NEVER.

    I think the Palin bubble is bursting.

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 12, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |

    With all of the information coming out CNN needs to investigate Palin and her expenses, charges to Alaska, taxes, earmarks and where they are. Look at Gracie's blog and verify the items listed.


    September 12, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  3. Katy

    Fact: Biden is the "poorest" Senator – he has a net worth in the minus figures.

    September 12, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  4. cherrystrawberry

    Yeah McCain will release them on a Saturday. just watch

    September 12, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  5. Charlotte

    You people amaze me, John Q Citizen with all the supposed facts and figures? You can Google anything and find any position you want. Glad to see the Presidential candidate so rapped up in the Vice Presidential candidate. This is the most amazing of all; Top of the ticket doing battle with bottom of other ticket. LMAO

    September 12, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. The Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    Tony's comment above is right on target. He in a few words seemed to define this blog more than any other posters. I agree with him almost 99%

    BTW we need to allow more drilling and that will help reduce the price of gas. We also need to explore and fully fund alternative energy sources for our great country.

    God will provide we just need to discover. We need to knock on the door and he will open it for us. Seek and we shall find.

    I don't trust Obama with our country. He is risky and it would be a roll of the dice with him in charge.

    Would you take your life savings and go to Vegas? I don't think so. Let's stick with McCain who will protect our great nation and our values.

    September 12, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. Kim, Charlotte, NC

    From NBC's Mark Murray
    Planned Parenthood, which has endorsed Obama, will begin airing today an aggressive new TV ad to counter the McCain campaign's earlier sex-ed hit on Obama, which charged that the Illinois senator's sole accomplishment in education was legislation teaching "'comprehensive sex education' to kindergartners."

    September 12, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. DK(@)AZ

    More than likely on Nov 3, 2008 at 11pm.

    September 12, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  9. Maddie, Hartford, Ct.

    "pitbull with lipstick"
    Our neighbor's dog barks, snarls and lunges each day as I walk by the house. The other day I decided to befriend the little gal.
    I walked up to her and reached down to pat her on the head. At which point she rolled on her back and tinkled on herself.

    September 12, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  10. Will in Richmond, VA

    "McCain/Palin September 12th, 2008 11:30 am ET

    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????"

    Quit stirring the pot, nimrod. Obama released his returns during the primaries. And Palin is answering so many questopns because nobody in the lower 48 had heard of her before 3 weeks ago. And I would hazard a guess that if Obama had been asked about the Bush Doctrine, that he, being a constitutional Law expert, and having run for president for 18 months, would know what it is.

    September 12, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  11. RyanD.

    Sarah Palin is a LIAR.

    So says:
    Time Magazine

    We don't need more LIARS in the White House.

    September 12, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  12. youk

    Listen democrats

    The Republicans have got a all-american girl who makes apple pie with field-dressing a moose. Its a wrap. She can have a record of killing somebody and tehre is a majority of the conservatitive that would vote for her , vis-a-vi McCain before they ever vote for Obama.

    The empty suit argument is squashed, so they have duplicate dthe Obama campaign with their beauty queen and "Imma Real" Americans are going to vote all the way and they have a excuse to Obama supporters that they are going to get "real" change.

    They are not thinking , the under $250,000 crowd. They would eat their own lg before voting for Obama who would help them out.

    Its inrationalebut you are talking about the same group that voted for G W Bush TWICE! Compalin about him but enjoy that abusive relationship.

    September 12, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  13. Janet, American Up North

    Thank You to the Next Experience Vice President Biden!

    We already thank the Respectful Honest Truthful Intellectual Multi Talented and Constitutional Lawyer, Senator and Next President of The UNITED States of America President Obama!

    Our Books are Open!!!!!!!

    September 12, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. Lisa M

    Asked if the McCain campaign will release Sarah Palin's taxes, an aide said, "of course we'll release them…on our timetable."

    After the election? There isn't that much time left.

    I wonder I really do, if McCain really means to take her to the VP spot.

    September 12, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. Paizley

    "I have had a strong and a long relationship on national security, I've been involved in every national crisis that this nation has faced since Beirut, I understand the issues, I understand and appreciate the enormity of the challenge we face from radical Islamic extremism," the Senator declared. "I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time." – John McCain

    So it it a good or a bad thing to have been a mayor for a short time or govenor for a short time or does it just matter how it serves you at the time, John?

    September 12, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. Josie

    That's amazing that he released his tax records! Talk about real transparency and accountability.

    McCain's running mate won't even step in front of a reporter's microphone and take questions that she hasn't had time to rehearse for or read from a script.

    September 12, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  17. Daryl in Seattle

    hahaha....And all your McCain-Palin supporters still don't see how deceitful their campaign is??? Or do you just admire when people deceitfully tell you that their mischief, lies, and incompetence are actually good deeds for all of us, straight talk, or the other parties fault. Seriously, do you want to be led by people who serve you or want you to serve them? That's what it boils down to.

    September 12, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  18. Willie Alexander

    What's Wrong Now!! Sarah & Mc Cain if you can't take the Heat get out of the Spot Light ! Or if you can't take the Truth! stop Runing for President and Vice President, Mc Cain how can Cry about words you say Obama used at Sarah, Lipstick on a pig, when you your self used the very same word at Hillary Clinton. Oh! yes i can see the CHANGE!

    September 12, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  19. Kevin

    I'm voting for Obama. But come on CNN, you can't end stories, even short ones, with sarcasticly toned comments like "Unclear what that is..."

    If I want that kind of "unbiased" analysis, I'll turn to fox news for a good laugh.

    September 12, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  20. Will, NJ

    He'll release Palin's records on he same timetable that he'll end our occupation of Iraq.

    September 12, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  21. Diana NJ

    Now you know the reason why Joe Biden is Obama's running mate.

    September 12, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  22. Palin is the Lipstick, McLame is the PIG

    "Tax returns are SEXIST!!!! Nobody would ever ask a MAN for his tax returns...oh...wait...scratch that."

    How much you want to bet that Sarah doesn't pay much if ANYTHING in taxes. Typical Alaskan welfare state / mom.

    September 12, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  23. Helen

    Biden is one hell of a guy. I really hope Obama and Biden will win this election. We need some honesty in our Government. You Independents really need to realise that you need to vote for OBAMA/BIDEN

    September 12, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  24. Andrea, California

    "unclear what that is"

    oh god, TAX RETURNS OH MY GOD!!!! the things the obama campaign is trying to put pressure on are all wrong. can they switch out joe biden already? this election would be over, case closed.

    September 12, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  25. Mike in Houston

    Biden will need to pay a lot more in taxes in order for Obama to fund his $1 trillion in new spending and his promise to send 1% of our GDP to the United Nations.

    That's ok, if Obama needs more he will just increase taxes again and again until the United States becomes Africa.

    September 12, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
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