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. Frank,MO

    Two years ... both at the same time ... WOW !

    October 3, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. Marco from Canada

    Cheryl !!!
    Its the 3rd time you post those exacts same lines ! get a life you Rethuglicans!

    October 3, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  3. Virginian for McCain/Palin

    You guys are a bunch of whiners. Stop being so angry . . .

    October 3, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. Abe

    I DON'T CARE ANYMORE. I KNOW WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET A WINKING BIT-BULL BE VP.

    GO AND WINK AT WORLD LEADERS AND SEE WHERE THAT GET YA.
    WINKING AT VOTERS IS THE ULTIMATE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE.

    October 3, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Where did she file all the per-diem the state of Alaska paid her to stay at her home?

    October 3, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. Stranger

    Which charities exactly did they give to? Why only 2 years worth of released tax returns? It would respectful to match the other VP. American public deserves to compare candidate's tax returns.

    October 3, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  7. ks

    We can complain about her all we want...but the only way to make yourself heard is to GET OUT AND VOTE. Help register new voters, hit the polls and make sure that all your friends do too. Let's send a loud message! VOTE!

    October 3, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. Candy West Virginia

    Cheryl – you sound just as desperate as the mccain camp. Now for some true voter fraud, how bout the mccain camp trying to get people who have been foreclosed on their homes disqualified to vote?? That is not only illegal it is immoral and disgusting but typical rethuglican. And you sound just as immoral as them with your lies. Answer that.

    October 3, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  9. Obama08FL

    Interesting!

    October 3, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  10. America demands answers

    Who cares about her tax returns what is their ticket plans on Healthcare
    Economy
    Foreign policies
    Internal security
    Global Warming
    Education

    All this are unanswered questions. We need asnwers Mccain/ Palin
    We want to compare with Obama/Biden proposals..

    October 3, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. Ken in Dallas

    Per diem payments aren't normally counted as income, and don't seem to show up on their tax returns. That doesn't make accepting per diem for time spent at home ethical, but it doesn't count as income. Of course, it's normal for per diem to be an actual expense, but that doesn't bother Palin.

    if you're Obama, speaking the truth is "reckless," but if you're Palin, embezzlement from the state of Alaska isn't so much a problem.

    October 3, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  12. OBAMA SUPPORTER IN IOWA

    How can Todd have $500,000 in fishing equipment when he reports 42,000 a year in wages from BP Oil?

    October 3, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  13. Independent for O'Bama

    Wait, the governor of Alaska got a $30,000 raise from 2007 to 2008?

    They claimed in their joint filing $167,000 in income and then list the salary on their 2007-2008 disclosure statement at $197,000?

    And she claims to be a mainstreeter? I don't think so...

    October 3, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  14. JD FROM NEW YORK

    @cheryl....

    stop listenning to rumors....PLEASE......

    October 3, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  15. Joy

    About time!! Why is it that the Palins' only have to disclose 2 years and the Bidens' and Obamas' have to give their life history? And when are the McCains' stepping up to the plate.

    October 3, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  16. Erin in Oklahoma

    Cheryl, If you want a McCain lovefest, go to Fox.

    October 3, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  17. Cheryl

    So now your penalized in this country for being rich??? I thought this was the United States! Todd and Sarah made there money the old fashioned way....they WORKED for it! Jealous much??

    October 3, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  18. baker

    Correct me is I am wrong on this but didn't Sarah say last night during the debt that people are working and they have jobs, that there is nothing wrong with our job market? I remember telling my family that Sarah must have missed the unemployment statement that came out.

    October 3, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  19. repubgirlforobama

    Biden and his wife submitted the last 10 years of their tax returns over a month ago. Why is Palin only giving out the last 2 years?

    You can tell that Biden is a man of great honor, integrity, intelligence and has a tremendous commitment to serve this country. I was completely sold after the debate. It was refreshing to finally see more of him!

    October 3, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  20. Austin, Texas

    Cheryl-

    Stop crying and trying to find excuses for your canidates! There are behind and the party is over...

    October 3, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  21. Baze

    Who cares?

    October 3, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  22. virginia casey

    altho I am a republican sarah palin lost mt vote for that ticket in the debate when she talked about being a soccer mom and what she would do for education..in wasile alaska when she was mayor under her they built a soccer stadium that ended up partly on some one elses land causing the people of that town to go deeply in debt- – - but in that town under her she did not address the education system.. less than50% of the young people go past the 10th grade.. it really scares me to think she is a heartbeat away from the presidency!!!.she has made so many false statements that what she had to say at the debate really resonated with me..

    October 3, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  23. Poetic Justice

    I don't care what she releases. She ought to release the American people from her ignorance. I cannot stand this woman. She is self-righteous, arrogant and condescending. It was SO apparent that she was trying to recite memorized lines last night that it was actually pathetic. She couldn't answer any questions. What really got me was that she bought her infant son out at the end of the debate. I was thinking- what mother would have an infant out in a crowd of people at this time. He should have been in his crib asleep. But, when you are behind and pandering for votes, anything goes. This time, I am just saying NO! Enough is enough.

    October 3, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  24. Jamal

    She would benefit under Obama's tax plan.

    October 3, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  25. Henry

    Gallup and Rasmusseen poll: Obama +7

    Palin was better then expected but clearly out of her LEAGUE.

    The most touching moment was Biden story of his wife and sons.

    October 3, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
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