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. RYAN kr Jr

    Palin is dumb, clueless, Palin makes Bush looks like a genius. Sarah Palin please go back to Alaska where you can see Russia and Canada-you has no place in the White House..Equation= McCain=Bush, Palin=Cheney.

    October 3, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  2. oscar

    what becomes of the investigations? Give us a break. Palin please tell yourself the truth. Can you stand the test of time in dealing with diplomats and heads of other countries or will you be smiling and winking at them?

    October 3, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |

    Wow this election is over.You could give McCain almost every toss up state and he would still lose.Congradulations Obama.And sorry Sarah and John but america say no to rotten campaign tactics and ignorance.My friends agree that we are 6 pack Mary's and Joes and as much as we love each other we would want someone real smart to be president.The nurse will never be as good as the Doctor.

    October 3, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. Pete in OR

    Upon review of the returns and disclosure forms, It's not clear why Palin did not report more than $4000 wage income from the state of AK for 2006 as governor with the bulk their wage income coming from Todd's BP w2. Unless the disclosure is incorrect, something is missing. They also took a noncash charitable contribution without describing what it was. I think some clarification needs to be done for the public good.

    October 3, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  5. Curliss

    Yes she can ! Yes she can!

    Palin keep telling the truth. Tell them about McCains tax and health plan that will benefit them up to 2018. Keep telling them that a "white flag of surrender" in Iraq will bring down america both miltarily and financially. The world will no longer see america as a source of strength. Keep telling them, that its the same old insiders that are running for President, but yet, there is one ticket with an outsider that can bring perspective and realness to one of those tickets. Change we can believe in!

    McCain / Palin 2008/16!

    October 3, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  6. Shirley-Ohio

    Cheryl you have to stop listening to and reading the right wing blogs. They say ACORN has been under vestigation for years. If ACORN is commiting voter fraud they would have caught them by now and there would be no ACORN beleive me. The right wing blogs are liars and that is the very reason why Obama is winning. People don't like negativity and people are tired of the lies and this year that swift boat BS is not going to work.

    October 3, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. Bill

    Did you know based on “fact check” done today by CNN, about 98% of what Palin said last night was either completely false or so misleading it bordered on the ridiculous? It makes me sick to think there are people so dumb they actually support her. This is no joke to anyone I know, to actually promote this person as qualified for the VP position is a political stunt.

    October 3, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  8. Oma

    Sometimes States elect Governors like Evan Meecham, George Wallace, and Lester Maddox – yes and Sarah Palin. Go figure.

    October 3, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  9. Honeybee58

    Joe Biden made about $2.5 million for 2006 and 2007, and he contributed approximately $3,000 to charity. And he wants to redistribute the wealth? YOU first, Joe!

    October 3, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  10. TexicoFrom Mexico

    We want seven years..in fact that ought to be mandatory! 7 years or you are disqualified from running. I hope someon starts hammering her on this issue

    October 3, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  11. Rick

    $166k certainly is well above this Joe Six-pack's salary, however when you look at some of the expenses she charges back to the people of Alaska, the actual level of income including perks is much higher. She charged the state a per diem for the 312 nights she spent at her home in Wasilla, for a total of $16,951. Then she charged the state for travel expenses for her family to the tune of $43,490. That's in addition to her $93k+ travel expenses. It must be nice to write off your kid's airline tickets.

    But hey, she's just a hockey mom like so many others in this country, don't cha know.

    October 3, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  12. Kim J

    The reason their income went up between the two years was that Todd quit working when she was elected governor and then went back to work last year. This guy doesn't have some cushy desk job – he works in -40 degree weather on the slope. You all should buy the book "America's Cheapest Family" and learn how to save your money. You don't have to make a lot to save. Cancel your cable or dish and you can save $1000 a year. Just quit whining because someone makes more than you. Funny, you complain that you don't have any savings, yet can afford to donate to Obama. Another book you might want to read "The Millionaire Nextdoor" learn how to be your own best charity and stop giving money to political campaigns.

    October 3, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  13. Palin is Incompetent and Unfit

    Her tax returns should be audited. She lies so much, why should we believe her tax returns are even true? She charged the state of Alaska for nights she spent in her own home....she is corrupt and wil lie about anything.

    She made a fool of herself again at the debate with Biden. She did not answer a single question asked her. I also found it ridiculous and unprofessional for her to wink at the camera and use bad grammar to try to be cute. I doubt a foreign leader would find winking and poor use of the English language an endearing quallity in a national leader. I doubt they would take her seriously and think, like the rest of us, that is an incompetent and unfit idiot.

    Palin is way over her head and she proved it again in the debate. I will be so glad when I never have to hear her annoying voice again!

    October 3, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  14. Donna

    Minimal information at best.

    What I want to see is McCain's medical records. A man who has had five bouts of cancer so far, is this the man we want heading the country? If he's going to have such a running mate, the American people need to know if he's physically sound.

    October 3, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  15. Chanda-Cincinnati


    ACORN is a group whose sole purpose is to register voters. They are in battle gorund states right now trying to make sure as many people get registered as possible. Now I live in Ohio, and I do not work for ACORN, but I have personaly registered hundreds of people over the past year. The GOPs claim is that some of the registrations are false, and in my expereince, that can be true. I can get done at the end of a drive and see people registered as Mickey Mouse, or I had a guy put his b-day as 6/6/6666 ( he was scary), but never anything done intentionally by me to fraud the electors. The GOPs problem is that this group is now working in predominantly black neighborhoods, and that usually means predominantly democratic votes. The GOP does not like that, especially not in a state as close as Ohio. No story there sweetie...just propaganda.

    October 3, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  16. Even Steven

    There are already knowledgeable people questioning why the travel expenses incurred by her husband and family were not included in the filings. These should be considered taxable income because they are not considered state employees. Additionally, in 2007 Sarah made almost $197k as governor, yet she filed on $107k. Where did the other $90k go????? I love the smell of tax fraud in the morning.

    October 3, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  17. Amazed

    Hey: Matt October 3rd, 2008 4:25 pm ET

    "Another reason to like here – her incomes is like the rest of us. She is the first "real" candidate to come onto the stage in a very long time."

    I don't know about you, but she's not like the rest of us! She paid more in taxes than most of the "Average Joes" earn in a year.

    October 3, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  18. oscar

    I'm shame on you who say Palin can be the president of this great country. Is this how much you love this country? Consider the place and position of this country in the world rating. Think twice please!

    October 3, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  19. Patricia

    I really do not care about her tax returns. I want her to answer the questions she did not answer last night at the debate. Also, can someone please tell me what her stance on the VP is because we have seen where having a strong VP got us...Darth Cheney...and who wants to live with that four more years.

    October 3, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  20. Bill

    and one other thing.........shame on the Clinton's for not supporting the Dem ticket as they said they would. Shame on them!

    October 3, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  21. Susan

    How couldthey have donated 8250.00 to charity when they have five kids to feed? This doesn't add up!

    October 3, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  22. peakarack

    Obama gave Rev.Wright church 30 thousand dollar last yrs alone.


    October 3, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  23. peakarack

    Obama gave Rev. Wright church $30,000 last yrs alone.

    October 3, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  24. deb

    Palin is alway talking about her being a hockey mom, if it is true about her cheating on her husband with his business partner also if it true that McCain have cheated on his wife also. What do that say about there trustworthy, of the two there spouses can't even trust them and they want the american people to trust them. THINK ABOUT IT AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  25. Patty

    For people who hate Palin sooo much you sure think you know a lot about her – must be reading everything you can get your hands on. I can't imagine why you are so interested. I just stopped by here and it's funny because there are very few Palin supporters – so I guess for the most part you are all talking to yourselves or each other.

    October 3, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
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