October 3rd, 2008
04:09 PM ET
10 years ago

McCain-Palin campaign releases two years of Palin tax returns

 McCain-Palin campaign released Sarah and Todd Palin's tax returns.

McCain-Palin campaign released Sarah and Todd Palin's tax returns.

(CNN) - The McCain-Palin campaign released Sarah and Todd Palin's 2006 and 2007 tax returns Friday afternoon. The campaign says the Palins paid $36,682 in federal taxes for those years, and contributed $8,205 to charity. The campaign also released a financial disclosure report for Todd Palin.

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  1. Donna

    Wait a sec...Palin tells ya she's a hockey mom. Now, I'm a hockey mom, and most of my friends are hockey moms, but I don't know ANY hockey mom in America who made enough to pay $36,000 in income tax! And I just found out Palin is a millionaire. Now that's not a hockey mom in my neighborhood!

    October 3, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. Nancy florida

    okay where is mcdrills??????????

    October 3, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. Pat F

    Ajay Jain TX, USA, you are SO full of it.

    Ever heard of a 401(k)? The stock market is down over 10%. And $20,000 is 10% of $200,000. And it is not at all uncommon for hard working, union families like the Palins to have $200,000 in their 401(k). Todd is a member of the United Steel Workers, and I am certain that his benefits package includes a defined contribution pension fund with a 401K.

    Maybe slackers like you don't bother to save and wait for the government to bail you out, but millions of Americans believe in looking after themselves and not waiting for hand-out. GO GET A JOB.

    October 3, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  4. Rich in NJ

    You know, hard-core Christians are supposed to TITHE (10%) their income to the church. Her evangelical Christian street-cred is in serious jeopardy with the revelation that she doesn't even come CLOSE to tithing. In fact, in the year that she only gave 1.5% of her income to charity, that isn't even average for a Protestant. (The average Protestant church member gives about 3% of gross income to his/her church.)

    October 3, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  5. keesa




    October 3, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. Jeff

    Holy mackerel! The Failin' Palin's paid more in Federal taxes than I made last year!

    Oh how I wish I were rich, and didn't know how many homes I owned.

    Of course Failin' Palin's husband works for Exxon/Mobil...

    October 3, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. Loud & Proud Leftie

    Dearest Cheryl, ACORN is an old story but we applaud your ability to repeat the same thing over and over. Maybe Rushie will give you some new points this weekend.

    October 3, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  8. aaa

    where is Cindeyas and mcdrills ?????

    October 3, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  9. Brenda

    Don't worry released on a day when some other major event occurs to overshadow their impact....and close enough to the election where they won't really have any affect on the outcome – particularly since it's rather likely that she cheated in some way otherwise they would have released them immediately. (no reason to hide them if you have done nothing wrong).And we still haven't seen Johnny McCant's full medical records the size of a new york phonebook either... it would be great to know how sick he actually is.McCan't/Palin changing Washington through transparency!!!Republican women for Obama!

    October 3, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  10. Sujith, NE

    sweet !

    October 3, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  11. mike from mich.

    The whole releasing of ax returns is overblown. They all make a lot of money. They all give a lot to charity.

    October 3, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  12. Dez

    Cheryl says we are all going to wake up and the US is going to be different – it is already different, and in a VERY BAD WAY!!

    Why is it that if Obama wins, the US would be any worse off than it is now????? Hmm...
    After George Bush and Cheney, anyone is better, except Mc-Palin ticket.

    People continue to sleep-walk in this country that is not so GREAT anymore!! Love my country, but it is the truth.

    October 3, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  13. evans

    I made a mistake; HEATH FAMILY TRUST FUND, not Palin.... oops. My blood sugar is low; better get me a Heath Bar.

    October 3, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  14. Lu

    Palin has not been tithing in her church then.

    October 3, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  15. Frank

    Too bad it didn't say how they made. For a family of seven (7), with a home and still paid $36,682, sounds like they made one hell of a lot of money!! I didn't think the Governor's pay was in the millions. Seems like there's much more to this story not being told.

    October 3, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  16. gill

    What is she hiding? Per diems, taxable fringe benefits, snow machinin proceeds, Heath Family Trust Fund (previously undisclosed)? I got some vettin to do.

    Want her record as Governor and want to know her record more than 10yrs!!

    October 3, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  17. marketwizard1@cox.net

    I don't understand why some people are so angry about the amount of money other people earn. I know many people that grew up with nothing and but now live very well through hard, honest work that started in grade school through their entire life. We all have the same opportunities in America. Two years or ten years, millionaires or not, the tax return doesn't mean you're a good or bad person. Both parties are full of elected officials that earn more than 50% of tax paying Americans. Speaking of tax paying Americans, the IRS just released data showing the top 50% of of income earners pay 97% of all taxes collected. That statistic makes me curious why the lower 50% that enjoy the many free benefits given by the government complain so much about those of us in the upper 50% that pay for their benefits!

    October 3, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  18. Joanne ...... santee

    Cheryl....FAIR & BALANCED Fox is already doing that story.....You didn't get enough info from them? You know, because they are so fair and balanced. You know ...the way they asked Palin all of those hard questions. I didn't hear Katie Couric raise her voice and shout down Ms Palin once. Bill O'Snidley was down right disrepectful towards Obama. He was delirious with power the way he tried to shout him down. I think someone should investigate Sean Hannity and sue him for slander saying Obama has NPD. When did he get a liscense to practice.
    Did you see how easy it was to express your opinion on CNN Blogs...Fox makes you register and tell them your age, income, education. What's that all about? It's easier to get credit than to give your opinion on Fox.

    October 3, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  19. jj

    Another "Thanks, but no thanks". Thanks, but no thanks to the Troopergate and Thanks, but no thanks on providing her tax returns.

    October 3, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  20. Dios mio!

    Senator Biden gave how much??

    October 3, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  21. April Garlow

    Washington insiders just can't stand someone that isn't on the take, and the media can't stand to be dead wrong.That is what all the attacks of Palin are about.Those Democratic women that can't stand her, think that a woman has to be dowdy and unattractive to be intelligent, she challenges their excuses for not taking care of themselves.The fact that the mother of 5 has an excellent figure and can turn their significant other's head is a threat. She has charisma and spunk and she's tough, and after this election, they are all going to have to deal with it.

    October 3, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  22. !@#$%^&*()

    Cheryl, We Obama people keep ignoring the facts about our candidate. Fine!! We will wake up when you wake up to the ties McCain has with the lobbyists. We will wake up when you wake up to the fact that Palin DID take money for the bridge to no where before going against it. I could go on and on if you wish.

    As for the GREAT United States being totally different in the future, did you look at how it is shaped up in the last 8 years? We have hit rock bottom and from here there is only one way out, UP. And if you really believe McCain and his pitbull will take you that way, then you should have something wrong with your head. Oh!! wait they included some sort of coverage for you in the new bailout. So no worries!!!

    October 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  23. jm for sc

    Cheryl, The you people you are speaking about have sense enough to understand the fact that Obama is not responsible for what others do. How about the Keating 5 who your candidate was involved in and you people keep ignoring.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  24. Rena

    Cheryl, first all shut up! They already investigate this last week. Where were you stuck up in Palin butt? He had nothing to do with it. And my question to you how can you keeping supporting warmongers, adulters, robbers, and liars. They are full of corruption. But I guess the apples don't fall far from the tree or should I say it sound like you are cut from the same mold.

    October 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  25. Jeff

    @cheryl, please get a life and a brain of your own. Stop only listening to conservative hate radio. There is NO such thing as the "liberal media!" The hate mongers have been brainwashing you for years, just like WMD's, Saddam, 9/11, country first, etc.

    October 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
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