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. groveman1

    Just don't understand why all you lemmings that are following the pied piper OBAMA are so intimidated by her if she's so out of her league.By the way, the Freddie/Fannie fiasco that started this credit panic was begun by Clinton & Robert Rubin in the mid 90's.The Congress was warned about it in "94 but the Dems railroaded the warning.PLEASE for your own sakes do your homework.Hard to believe you have such short memories.The lemmings are everywhere!

    October 3, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. JL

    Hey Deb-Be careful about bringing up Rev. Wright...Sarah Palin's pastor is a witch-hunter, literally, and there is video evidence showing Palin thinks she needs to be blessed to be protected from witchcraft. He makes Rev. Wright's comments look, well, sane.

    October 3, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  3. McCain-Palin '08

    Undoubtedly normal people like most Americans.

    Unfortunately, much of America would rather have a couple propped up career politicians destroying this country like Obama-Biden.

    Lord help us if 51% of this country is dumb enough to vote for Obama!!

    October 3, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. djak

    Palin has been in public office for more than two years. C'mon Sarah, whatcha hidin'?

    October 3, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  5. arc, Lugano CH

    Deb October 3rd, 2008 4:35 pm ET
    She is great! She didn't give one cent to Rev Wright unlike some people.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Rev. Wright doesn't scare me. Although the delivery of his message left a lot to be desired, anyone who has an advanced education and/or coupled with a global understanding and perception of history, foreign policy, and America's place within it would not base their vote on a few Fox news sound bytes.

    Seems like Rev. Wright scares the heck out of you, doesn't he? I'm sure you also know Senator Obama middle name right? Palin is the biggest political failure in the making.

    October 3, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. think people

    I don't begrudge her making that amount of money, and I applaud her charitable donations.Heck–under Obama, she'll get a tax cut.

    Of course, gotta say that it doesn't sound a lot like she is sitting around the ol' kitchen table, wondrin' where the next meal will come from as she made it sound. At least BIden was straight up about a past of challenge but his current comfort. And he didn't mention that he makes among the least of the sitting Senators. Oh–and he can count how many houses he has–one, his main investment.

    October 3, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  7. sandee in Portland

    Deb....Nope, she didn't give to Rev. Wright, but she did give to the church of witch hunters that believes in speaking tongue, and that Alaska will be the haven when armaggadon comes. LOL What's the difference?

    October 3, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  8. Any fabre

    Like I said before: she is an oportunistic that do not have the slightes idea of what she got into. Can't wait for her to go back to Alaska, she is an insult to all women. Smack.

    October 3, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  9. kirsten

    if i was a secretive, deceptive, manipulative as these people, i'd be giving to charity to 'feel' better about myself too. i'm not impressed.
    i would love to run into sarah on the sideline of soccer game and tell her what i think....

    October 3, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. The high road

    Does this include all their income including the seventeen thousand
    she took for per deim while staying at home? OPPS! Forgot she is above the law. Took good lessons from Chenny>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    October 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  11. Julian

    What about the "every day American" Biden "who rides the train every night home..Whatever!!

    October 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  12. Roberto

    Palin has a lot of balls to say the questions from Couric were 'wrong'. How fricking stupid. If Palin gets in, does she think she can pick and choose which issues she'll deal with? THe women is clueless.

    October 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  13. NEVER OBAMA

    Wow, what beautiful people these two are. And all of their children are beautiful.

    This lady has a good and honest heart. She will make a great vice president and when John McCain leaves office she will make an even greater President. She,like John McCain loves this country and will not hurt it.

    Sarah Palin is a WINNER. You can feel it and you can see it.

    October 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  14. Marie in California

    Obviously, Palin has a typical middle-clas*s family in terms of income and lifestyle. Plus, she gives a good portion of her money to charity. I can relate to her and she can relate to folks like me and those in my family. She knows. She's been there. She IS there.

    NObama! Down with the Dummycrats!

    McCain-Palin – 2008

    October 3, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  15. Hey Joe...

    How many "average Joes", pay over $30,000.oo in taxes? How many "average Joes", own two large boats and a personal air-plane? How many "average Joes", can out right ignore subpoeners and get away with it? No Way, No How, No McCain/Palin.

    October 3, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  16. Andy from HB

    Can't believe there are people buying this propaganda. about Obama being and "elitist. " Do you really want a "folksy" president? It's really sad John McCain would risk the country on this lady. ..and he says "country first". Maybe a lot of Americans are as dumb as people say. She is proof we need to boost our education program. Doesn't even know what the Bush doctrine is. SCARY
    WAKE UP PEOPLE, GET OUT OF THE HOUSE, DO YOUR RESEARCH AND STOP WATCHING FOX NEWS!!!

    October 3, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  17. Dorothy, Kansas

    CNN~Can you please investigate the voter fraud going on in Ohio from the group, ACORN, and what involvement Obama may have/has. He has ties to that group. Please be FAIR and BALANCED and give people what they need which is UNBIASED reporting!
    Thank you….hope this gets posted

    How can you Obama people keep ignoring the facts about your candidate….one after the other, questionable people and organizations he's tied to! Please, wake up and seriously check out his affiliations before it's too late..one day you'll wake up and the GREAT United States will be something totally differnent and not in a good way!
    ------------------------------–
    Dear Cheryl,

    We're not Obama people, we're Americans.

    You don't want CNN to investigate Barack because you're debating whether or not to vote for him. You're voting for McCain anyway, you just want Obama to lose the election. Well, I say vote for your choice and I'll vote for mine.

    America 08

    October 3, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  18. Rob

    Hey Matt – Obama would only have to report the house(s) if the dead or made up person he registered while in ACORN voted Republican. So in other words, no he didn't.

    If Obama wins the tax forms will be simple. One checkbox that says "Are you Oprah, a Democrat, illegal immigrant or out of work minority." If you click yes, then you'll get a refund. If you click no, then you'll have to pay 100% of your earnings.

    Wake up people, in Obama's world if you make more than 40,000 a year, you WILL be considered rich, and you WILL be taxed.

    Don't believe the hype! NOBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  19. cheatin'

    So your Congress just cheated on you the voter. And like in an abusive relationship, they'll say nice things and we'll come back for more.

    October 3, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  20. brain

    doesn't matter. I have solidified my vote for Obama!!

    October 3, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  21. Marie in California

    Obviously, Palin has a typical middle-clas*s family in terms of earnings and lifestyle. Plus, she gives a good portion of her money to charity. I can relate to her and she can relate to folks like me and those in my family. She knows. She's been there. She IS there.

    NObama! Down with the Dummycrats!

    McCain-Palin – 2008

    October 3, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  22. cheatin'

    So your Congress just cheated on you the voter. And like in an abusive relationship, they'll say nice things and we'll come back for more...

    October 3, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  23. P is for Palin

    It also shows that she's not an "AVERAGE JOE". She clearly makes more than this "Joe Six Pack". It must have been royalties from her time in the movie "Fargo".

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08

    October 3, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  24. Kathie

    LOL..The Gov. of Alaska has her taxes done by H & R Block!!!!!!!!!!!
    That is very sad...don't have real CPA's in Alaska?? Or does she not want her taxes done correctly???

    October 3, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  25. Ana

    Whatever, Deb. How would you know? After all they only released two years.

    October 3, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
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