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. Marie

    It's amazing, ever time I read the posts here and places like Huffington Post, the hatred from obama supporters, the insults, the disgusting comments are just unprecedented. Is this what you all mean by hope and change. Is this what your leader means when he talks about unity. What a joke

    October 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  2. KS Gal

    Why does she say "newk-ya-ler"? Is it a republican thing? Please Sarah, at least learn to pronounce words correctly. Your pronunciation of NUCLEAR is not acceptable anywhere. Not in Texas, Alaska or anywhere else. It makes you look really "stoopid".

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

    Several people commented that Sarah Palin gave more than Obama - check your facts. According to independent sources, In 2006 the Obamas gave over 6% of their income to charity - a huge percent more than the Palins' 1.5%. The average American gives 3.1%.

    October 3, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  4. WAYNE


    October 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  5. Karen

    Palin's town of Wasilla is broke. Sarah decided to build a sports complex at the tune of 2.1 million or so and then after they built the sports complex they found out that the town didn't even own the land. But then she became Governor and left Wasilla broke and they can't sell the sports complex to recover.......

    October 3, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  6. brad

    scripted. i bet she had a mike in her ear with people giving her lines to say.

    i especially like the part
    Q what about the housing market, what will you do to help
    A drill for more oil because we need energy.

    Please answer the question.
    i will answer how i want, not how you want me to.

    thats like asking what color is the sky and getting the answer roast beef in return.

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

    Todd Palin made more than $42,000.00 working for the pipeline. I have a friend who works the pipe line and he makes three times that much.

    Give Me A Break !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  8. Tim

    Why isn't the families income included in this news post. That would be the point of creating an entry about her tax forms being released. I know you can click through to see the income, but I feel this entry has been softballed for Palin.

    October 3, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  9. harry

    I cannot believe that anyone in their right mind would even consider voting for Sarah Palin. She is totally ridiculous ! President of the PTA – maybe. Her debating skills are obviously scripted and rehearsed. Her folksy manner is repugnant and obnoxious. Give us all a break !!!!!

    October 3, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  10. Pat

    Pailin provided tax returns for the years in State / Fed politics. The local politics aren't required to provide and you know the numbers would be less. Why are people complaining about her numbers when Obama / Biden earned multiples more and gave fractions lesss??!! No one in politics will be closer financially to the average person then she appears – just put things in perspective.

    October 3, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  11. Luc

    McCain can't remember how many homes he own
    Palin can't answer a simple question right, and they are the ones we want to run this country, I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOT 4 MORE YEARS OF BUSH OR YOU WILL BE WORKING FOR PENNIES,

    October 3, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  12. Dready1Rasta

    Cheryl = typical Repug blithering idiot.

    October 3, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  13. Undecided

    Seems to me that people need to look at the character and integrity of who they want to vote for as the foundations for the candidates. It is from there that they will make their decisions and represent the US to the world. I have to say that I have trouble with Obama's financial connections (house, political supporter convictied of fraud, funds received from Fannie / Freddie). No one is "clean", seems some people seem to carry more baggage. No matter what, America has come a long way. Maybe not financially, but....

    October 3, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  14. McPalin


    what about rich mcbush and his 10 homes and 13 cars? Oh I guess he's putting one of his homes up for sale....

    October 3, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  15. Gypsy King

    Wonder if she still has that high tech transmitter in her ear?

    October 3, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  16. Gypsy King

    I cant wait to see her handle some rattlesnakes and cast out witches.

    October 3, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  17. sylvia

    I am shocked to see that the Palins do not tithe. I would expect every evangelistic Christian to give 10%, automatically. That is walking the walk.

    October 3, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  18. AJ, MD

    They made close to $300K in two years and only gave $8K in charitable contributions. What happened to tithing? Any thoughts from the christian right?

    October 3, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  19. Larry

    The Dems are probably trying to figure out what that word CHARITY means,having never given anything to anyone.Republicans GIVE,Democrats TAKE,then want more.

    Did you see the people above not even understand how truly good this couple is??How sad!!!

    October 3, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  20. ber6964

    Idiot X 2 , McCain Palin..........

    October 3, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  21. Julie

    Matt, is it possible that you misread that amount of taxes she paid as the amount of income she made? I can only IMAGINE how much she must make in order to have that big of an income tax debt. I have a decent job at the US Post Office, and her taxers are about 2/3 of my annual salary. That means that she does NOT qualify as a Joe Sixpacker, no matter how colloquial she wants to speak.

    By the way, tax payers with huge incomes such as hers generally give large amounts to charity in order to get their net income down to a local tax bracket.

    October 3, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  22. Julie

    Excuse the typo: I meant to say "lower" tax bracket!

    October 3, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  23. felicha

    Palin you are not a new comer honey, not even with that WINK WINK....

    I can see right through you and to blame Couric on your GAFFES is an

    insult to ALL WOMEN....

    Another thing I'm still waiting on you to answer the questions from the


    Who made you not answer those, JOE SIX PACK?

    GOD HELP US!!!!

    October 3, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  24. McCain=the draft

    TWO YEARS is not enough!!

    October 3, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  25. Jon

    Are people REALLY considering voting for Palin????

    October 3, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
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