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. Kaye- Jacksonville FL

    Two years huh?? Gee – how far back did Obama, Biden and good old Hillary Clinton go? Let's see 'em all sweetheart....doggone it, you betcha that every Joe Six Pack out here in the Heartland wants some straight talk about your personal finances going back to your executive time as mayor of Wasilla, population 5000....

    Cough 'em up...

    October 3, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. Scott L

    @Greg, so what is Obama running for? You criticize Palin, but McCain far outweights Obama in terms of experience. Hypocrites, all you liberals. Utter hypocrites who refuse to face facts.

    Go to youtube and search 'democrats covering'

    Watch that video from 1994 of republicans warning about freddie mac and fannie mae and democrat after democrat saying NO NO everything is fine and going great!


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

    Hey John, FYI. Biden's total net worth is around $365.00, the value of his house. it is widely known that he is the least money of all of Congress. check your facts before you spread BS. As far as the Wirght commments are concerned the neocons should tread lightly. To have a visitor preaching witchcraft is just a little on the scary side.

    October 3, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  4. DANA

    Interesting that Palin gave more in charitable deductions in one year than Biden gave in 10 years total.
    Biden only gave $3690 claimed charity deduction for 10 YEARS
    The Palins gave over $8000 in two years.
    Who cares about helping the poor?

    October 3, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  5. rob

    Obama and biden are like dumb and dumber .

    Mcain rocks

    October 3, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  6. BBANN

    I'd like to critique the DEBATE. Maybe I heard two(2) complete sentences from Palin. Did she finish high School. Was English apart of the curriculum? She already has this annoying hi-pitched voice doubled with improper grammar and fragmented sentences. How can you get the attention of the People when you can't construct a sentence? Biden was clearly the winner in every area.

    October 3, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  7. Scott L


    October 3, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  8. yaneyra from California

    Who cares!!! I do not like her anyway! This are going to be the 30 longest days of my life....

    Send that BARRRRRRRRRACUDA to Alaska!!!!

    October 3, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  9. Matt

    Their joint amount is less than the joint amount of husband and wife pharmacists at the local CVS. Remember theyre supporting 5 kids and consider the cost of living in Alaska! And she has a huge amount of responsibility. She really does understand the normal guy.
    AND I agree with her on the issues.
    no doubts:

    October 3, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  10. Poopsie Bear

    Rich never give to charity if they get notiing in return. AT this state of things 80% of all charitable giving is people who make under 50,000 per year. I bet the wealthy as well as Obama gave nothing he did not geet a special tax break for.

    October 3, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  11. I Just Said Thanks, but No Thanks to Another 4 Years of g.o.p. corruption, arrogance and incompetence

    Beware the late Friday document dump.

    Oh yeah, where's the income from her trips with family and per diem?

    But hey, don't bother with interviews, because that nasty old press is just playing "gotcha" games. Just go out and read speeches, go on right wing talk radio soft ball, scripted, pre-packaged interviews. Heaven forbid that you get a follow-up question. It's just not fair. You're so awesome, ya know.

    October 3, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  12. Kim

    So after Gwen Ifil did a wonderful fair and balanced job as Debate moderator. Would that angry little old man McBush like to apologize for saying that Ms. Ifil would be prejudiced because she is black?

    October 3, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |

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    October 3, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  14. Patricia from Las Vegas

    Uhh, Cheryl ... are you referring to the republicans telling the students in West Virginia that if they register to vote, they will lose their financial aid? Didn't think so. If you believe all the lies that repugs email so freely, you are truly an ignoramus.

    October 3, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  15. Stephanie from Troy, MO

    I just wonder if the amount shown is their taxable income or their income before any deductions. If it is their taxable income, then they probably made quite a bit more, and if so then how much were they able to write off? It just seems like a pretty low income for a governor, oil worker, laborer, and fisherman, not to mention the prize money for those snow machine races that he won. Just a thought. Loopholes you know.

    October 3, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  16. Bob

    Sarah Palin will never make it as a VP. The Whitehouse doesn't need a flirty woman around all thoes men.She needs to go back to Alaska and try and help thoes people that need food and running water. They have no tvs so some dont even know who she is. She can't or won't help the poorest of her own people yet she gave 8,205 to charity? Obama and Biden you have my vote.

    October 3, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  17. Arlene, Roselle Il.

    Is tonight on "20-20" do we hear about Cindy's drug problems?

    October 3, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Suzy

    Her income fall right in line with Barack Obama economic plan. No wonder she supports him. She still tripled my salary. The average Joe six pack don't make that much.

    October 3, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  19. mccainiac

    steal from the rich....give to the poor....thats the answer!!! its worked so well for countries like the USSR, Cuba, and North Korea...

    October 3, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  20. Steve

    Where's the Per Diem and travel income? I see an IRS audut coming.

    October 3, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  21. fred

    to Southern Hottie: That was a dumb comment. Don't just call someone an idiot, when she's out there campaigning and you're sitting on your computer making dumb comments.

    October 3, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  22. Stormy

    Sarah Palin should not do anhything because God will determine who will win this election. She should fulfill her duty to conceive more babies and deliver them. Why is she even in the election now? Let her go to church and pray for her future career and the win in this election because I betcha, she will need heck of lots of help from God, and I am not sure if she is the chosen one!

    October 3, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  23. speakwithmebooks.com

    lighten up everyone...i enjoyed watching the debate.

    October 3, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  24. bonna

    Spare me the drummer!!!! Lets just be fair, tood is the shadow of palin government position..... no matter how the pitt bull come out..

    October 3, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  25. DFB

    I can see New York From My House Can I Run For Mayor

    October 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
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