October 3rd, 2008
04:09 PM ET
6 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. Brighid

    Cheryl, just because you buy into the right wing LIE that minorities and lower income people are to blame for the surprime crisis doesn't mean we all do. It's predatory lenders who are to blame.

    (And Obama has no ties – try doing a factcheck sometime.)

    And shady ties? Look at McCain's ties to the Keating 5, his campaign manager was getting kickbacks from Fannie Mae as recently as LAST MONTH and that loon Palin was a member of church that supported witch hunts and a racist group that wanted to SECEDE FROM THE US. That's treason, that Palin supported.

    Take that log out of your eye before worrying about us Obama supporters, hon.

    October 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  2. oooo

    I thought she sounded inchorent as usual and wounldn't answer any question. She kept saying "also", "and again" she is unable while McCain is unstable.
    That should be their slogan. Unable/unstable ' 08.

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

    $166,080 a year.

    Wow this election is a win win for her either she gets to wield terrifying Dick Cheney-like VP powers or

    We get Obama and under his tax plan she wont pay any extra taxes.

    Obama '08

    October 3, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  4. pam Eugene OR

    Cheryl, You might want to try FACT CHECK before spreading lies and rumors. This has been proven to be false and just another rumor started by the lying McCain campaign.
    We need to see 10 years of the Palin tax returns.

    October 3, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  5. Independent for Obama

    somebody needs to tell this 3rd grader that she needs to release the taxes from last 10 year!! maybe that's too much to expect b'cus this no-brainer needs to be coached on that also for months!!!! After seeing her in the last nite debate where she behaved like a 3rd grader shouting and screaming that they are the mavericks...
    but then we are not brainless like ur grand-daddy mccain... wink wink!!

    October 3, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  6. Cuban-mami-4-OBAMA

    @ CHERYL: if you want to post, post the TRUTH. NO more lies.

    I checked out the "rumor about ACORN".........no such thing, its ANOTHER Republican attempt to LIE TO Us.

    AMERICANS ARE WE NOT SICK AND TIRED OF REPUBLICAN LIES AND ATTACKS?

    October 3, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. N.S of Huntsville, Al

    WHERE IS HER OLD BOSSES TAX RECORD ? THE MAIN EVENT? MR. OUT OF TOUCH MCCAIN? WHY RELEASE THE VP WITHOUT RELEASING THE TOP OF THE TICKEST TAXES?

    October 3, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. CAMERYN DEELSTRA

    Please let it be known that most of americans undecided voters are voting for the VP choice this year really a 72 year old man who has had cancer 4 times and a black man who will have to deal with the KKK

    October 3, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  9. milo

    So let's see, the first year they made 127 thousand dollars and only ended up paying 9.3% in taxes on that?

    Does that sound fishy to anybody else?

    October 3, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. P Carter

    ABC News Report
    October 3, 2008

    Record Refutes Palin's Sudan Claim : Please Read this is VERY IMPORTANT!!!

    October 3, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. JayT.

    Stop focusing on Palin. She escaped with her dignity last night, of which, though an Obama/Biden supporter, I am glad. She clearly didn't know anything about most of the issues. Even Republicans got that, even if they say otherwise. But, she seems nice enough in a neighborly kind of way, but, clearly out of her league when it comes to vice presidency, and heaven forbid, the presidency. But, she is not a threat. We need to seal this thing by pointing out how McCain has the same policies as Bush, and we know where that got us, all the while getting out and registering people to vote and even doing some campaigning.

    October 3, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. Joe Mo

    when she released the returns she was winking, wink wink.
    just another joe 6 pack.....

    October 3, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. mike

    What about the car wash business the Palin's owned that was closed due to sales tax not being paid?

    October 3, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  14. mike from mich.

    Come on Michelle, really? "The Palin's are way above the charity giving then Joe Biden." First off, what point are you trying to make? You may not agree with Joe Biden's politics, but the guy has been a public servant the majority of his adult life. Attack his politics, because attacking him as a person makes you look ignorant.

    October 3, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  15. jj

    Palin is a heartbeat away being president if McCain dies and I don't think she is qualified either. McCain made a poor decision choosing her, its not too late for her to drop out, McCain can choose Romney as veep.

    October 3, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  16. Independent for Obama

    JOHN MCCAIN WHERE IS YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS?????

    October 3, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  17. Henry

    Thanx but no thanx Palins!!

    Obama by landslide!!

    October 3, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  18. Mike from Calgary

    How that Ethics Investigation going!

    Oh yeah .. YOU RENEGED ON YOUR UNDERTAKING TO COOPERATE, AND TAMPERED WITH WITNESSES UNDER SUBPOENA OR SUMMONS!

    That ought to keep costs down eh? Oh yeah ... $90,000 paid for your defense counsel, since you reneged on your undertaking. Now that's fiscally responsiblw! Do you know how many sixpacks that would buy? SIX=PACK SARAH?

    October 3, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  19. Carmela, Longwood, Florida

    This trickling of information from the Palin side is suspicious; I think we learnt more about her children (pregnancy, Down's Syndrome), than the real information that should be out; she should disclose at least the last 10 years of taxes.

    October 3, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  20. Pam

    Palin is a joke, a liar and a cheat. I'm sure the state of Alaska will uncover that and more about her. Sarah your 15 seconds of fame are over. Oh and Sarah, "Joe Six Pack" can't afford a "3 Pack" right now but he's smart enough to know a dimwit when he sees one. Now pack your bags and go back from whence you came.

    In the words of Harry Potter,

    Expelliarmus!!

    October 3, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  21. Steve in CA

    Most (if not all) of that "charity" went to her church. When you consider the tax amount paid, even what she gave was not the standard 10% (tithing).

    When I consider what I paid in taxes last year, I see that she (they) makes approximately twice as much as my wife and I make combined. So, no, she does not represent me very well.

    October 3, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  22. Knowledge is Power

    The attitude of this blog is pathetic.

    October 3, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  23. McCain's Barbie Collection

    It still don't qualify her for VP....wink wink....

    October 3, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  24. Matt

    I like noodles.

    October 3, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  25. carepi,nj

    They know that they CAN NOT and WILL NOT release tax records for the last 10 years.

    Here is why...

    - A PTA, hockey mom, mayor/governor with a husband oil rig worker/fisherman/snowmobile winner with a family of 5...

    ...CAN NOT explain how they are worth over $2 million, otherwise, they would release at least 10 years.

    Good Bye McSame... Go home old men

    October 3, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
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