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. Selling jets on ebay for America

    LOL....wow, I see the Obamabot Whaaaaaaambulance is running its shrill siren at full volume today.

    Dear Obamabots:
    You got what you wanted, Sarah's tax returns.
    Now pipe down and go away while the rest of the country has actual political discourse.

    October 3, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. Lisa, MD

    WELL PEOPLE YOU KNOW SHE IS NOT GOING TO REVEAL HER TAXES NO WAY NO HOW LOL. MCCAIN WILL NOT ALLOW IT TRUST ME. HIS CAMPAIGN IS SO SNEAKY IT'S PATHETIC. WATCHING THE DEBATE PLEASE TELL ME IF SHE IS STARTING TO SOUND LIKE THE MAVERICK LOL.

    October 3, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  3. Eric

    OMG, Cheryl is back! Is it the same nutcase who annoyed us non stop with her capital letters and her non-sense about Clinton. She' off her meds again.
    So here for you. The whole ACORN thing, as usal, is being pushed by Fox news and rep. camp. The only sustantiated fact is that Obama was a lawyer for them in a law suit made to allow citizens to have full access to vote. The federal government was on ACORN side. They wan their lawsuit. That's it. End of story. Find an other topic Cheryl or go back on your meds.

    October 3, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  4. Selling jets on ebay for America

    LOL....one day after she does fairly well vs. Biden and the Obamabot Whaaaaaambulance is screeching like there's no tomorrow.

    October 3, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  5. Independent Dave, Iowa

    Just so you know Palin, when Joe said "Drill, Drill, Drill", he was quoting T. Boone Pickens from Pickens TV ad last summer, before you came on the scene. Your "Drill Baby, Drill' was stolen from that, as was your "There you go", stolen from Reagan in his debate with Jimmy Carter in 1983.

    October 3, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  6. TexicoFrom Mexico

    LOOK PEOPLE WE HAVE HAD 8 YEARS OF ONE VILLAGE IDIOT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, DON'T PUT ANOTHER IN THERE AS VP! SHE DIDN'T ANSWER HALF THE QUESTIONS LAST NIGHT AND THEN AT HER PARTY AFTER SHE LOOKED LIKE A CHEERLEADER..NOT A SKILLED POLITICAN! WAKE UP AMERICA!

    VETERANS FOR OBAMA

    October 3, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  7. Selling jets on ebay for America

    Is it just me or did the Palin's give about 4 times more to charity than There Ya Go Joe?

    October 3, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  8. irishspacemonk

    All you who keep bringing up Rev. Wright...do you not understand that you're all "Witches" to Palin's preacher? And should be cast out of town?

    October 3, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  9. Shelby

    That is an adorable picture of the VP and first dude.

    Love it!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  10. John, Austin, TX

    Thanks a lot CNN!!
    I clicked on the link and I went to McCain's website... something I NEVER wanted to do. Oh well.

    October 3, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  11. Patti

    Are you kidding Blinker. Did you see the little bit Biden gave for charity? Shame on you. Do your homework.

    October 3, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  12. Brenda from Tampa Florida

    How does Palen compare to Condelessa Rice, Elizabeth Dole, or Hillary Clinton? She is not in their league either. There is a big difference from being an executive than being a leader. A leader she is not. She consistently frames for America who she represents: hockey moms or six-packs. What about the rest of us? Her principles are at the bottom of the barrell if she would blame Kathy Couric for her poor interview. It was an easy interview in a quiet and calm setting. How will she perform at a real press conference? She has to be willing to take responsibility and be accountable for the personal and professional deficit; it's very visisble. We are not voting at a beauty pageant. As a woman, I'm really disgusted that she can not stand or think on her feet after saying that she believed she was qualified. She is sorry, sorry, sorry folks in 2008 and I don't think that will change by 2012. It amazes me that people are lifting her up as a representative of women. She just does not seem to posses any depth or intellect, she speaks in gobbledygook. She is a poor role model for our young girls. How do we encourage them to reach their highest potential when the bar has been lowered so far that people believe that she is an acceptable candiate for anything other than PTA. I'm really questioning what must take place in Alaska. My guess is that she is taking credit for someone close to her who is doing the real work. Her gift is in senseless chatter. She does not represent me as a woman, executive, mom, or intellectual!!! We don't want anymore female air heads in Tampa or the US who set the real women of American back decades. Stop the Madness. I wish it were not true,but there is a hole in her bucket!

    October 3, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  13. Selling jets on ebay for America

    Somewhere, Hillary's twitching knowing that her joint tax returns with Bill would have made you Obamabots freak out.

    October 3, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  14. Shelby

    I want to see O'Bamas Harvard records!!!!!!!!!

    Why WON'T he release them? Is he hiding something?

    How did he get into Harvard with a 2.0 from Columbia? How? How?

    October 3, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  15. Dee, VA

    Hmm. Average American income is about $42K. According to their tax records, the Palins paid an average of about $18K/year in taxes the last two years. They make a heckuva lot more $$$ than "Joe Six Pack."

    Like Yale gradute G.W. Bush, she's knows how to put on a good "Aw shucks, I'm just like you" show. And like him, she smiles the sweetest when she goes for blood. I don't trust her to have the good of the country in mind any more than I trust him, bless her heart.

    October 3, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  16. Peggy

    Oh really! My friend's dog drowned in Japan last weekend.

    October 3, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  17. Lisa

    I see she doesn't believe in tithing which is (10%). She only gave 1% Wow thats nothing. I know people who make way less and give more.

    $40,000 a year gives $4,000 easily!

    October 3, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  18. Bama for Obama

    Deb,
    Get a life what do you think that charity was.... to the witch doctor.

    October 3, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  19. Ron was a REP now a DEM

    Joe six-pack is worth @1.3 MILLION DOLLARS that a well off Hockey Mom.

    Sarah Palin is not ready to be next in line to the presidency. The way she decides to talk do not look farorable on Americans.

    The debate was a flop and drmbed down for Sarah palin. The rest of the world will not dumb down talks that have serious concequneces to their nations.

    October 3, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  20. cevans, tx

    DEB,

    YOU ARE A PURE IDIOT!!

    October 3, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  21. Selling jets on ebay for America

    Do the Chosen One Obama's returns include all the under the table cash he gets as a member of the Chicago political mafia?

    October 3, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  22. Jay in Denver

    I wonder what dirt is buried in their tax return. More to come on that I'm sure.

    October 3, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  23. Obama and Biden's income tax & charitable contributions vs McCain's

    The Bidens had an adjusted gross income of $319,853 in 2007, including his Senate salary, book royalties, and his wife’s salary as an English teacher. But their charitable gifts totaled $995 — just 0.31 percent of their income, according to the TaxProf Web site.

    The year before, they earned $248,859 and donated just $380, or 0.15 percent of their adjusted gross income. Over the past decade they reported giving an average of $369 a year to charity, Bloomberg.com reports.

    According to Independent Sector, the average annual charitable donation among households earning in excess of $200,000 is $20,434.

    The Bidens’ “lack of charitable giving at that level of income would definitely be outside the range of what we say is normal,” Russell James, a professor at the University of Georgia who conducts research on charitable giving, told Bloomberg.

    Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s tax returns show he had an adjusted gross income of $386,527 last year and had charitable givings of $105,467, or 27.3 percent of income.

    His wife Cindy files separately. His Democratic rival Barack Obama had $4.13 million in income in 2007 and gave $240,370, or 5.8 percent.

    October 3, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  24. Onlooker

    I wonder if she got credit for inventing the "snow machine"? That's snowmobile to you and I.

    October 3, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  25. VL

    I love how Palin calls Obama "reckless" despite the fact that McCain chose a running mate with zero foreign policy experience and hasn't proven any ability to manage deficits – oh, but wait, she has a nice smile. Now that is reckless!

    October 3, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
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