August 4th, 2012
01:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Fistfights over jobs and Romney's taxes

(CNN) - CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser on the clash over unemployment between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, plus and the clash between Romney and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over Romney's tax returns.

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  1. Thomas

    I believe in America .

    I don't believe in Mitt Romney .

    August 4, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Where's your tax returns ,the failed gov of mass ,that couldn't get realected in mass for gov and lost his senate race will take down the whole Gop bafoons party in Nov Gop train wreck .good ridences!!!!

    August 4, 2012 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. chaz11222

    Yeah SURE...you paid alot...at what rate- one percent?
    Reid is Right as Rain : Release your Returns Romney -Right Now! ...OR... go back to playing "dressage" with your pet ponies! ‘Cause we all have a damn RIGHT to see a Presidential Candidate’s tax returns! Unless... perhaps....just perhaps...you’re hiding something dear Willard? Just asking.
    P.S. Sooo Mitt, just how DID you manage to stuff all those millions into your tax-loophole IRA account?... while the rest of us poor smucks have strict limits? Inquiring minds want to know. And you want even MORE tax cuts for you and your rich buddies, Mitt? WHAT GALL! These fat cats aren’t satisfied- they want it ALL! ...EVERYTHING! Mitt baby -please- take my advice: if you want to run for dog-catcher THEN keep your precious returns, ... and just clean off your car roof. :-) OTHERWISE, put up, ...or shut up and go away ....preferably BEFORE the convention. The super-rich think that they have the God-given right to do anything they want in this great country -while the REST of us get screwed! ENOUGH!!! The divine right of kings ended a long long time ago Mitt. And so should your so-called candidacy.

    August 4, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. Myviewis

    The word is not out, Harry Reid started this gossip of Romney not paying taxes in a desperate attempt to distract voters because Reid realizes that Americans do think that Romney will do a better job in creating jobs than Obama which is why Obama got 44% and Romney got 50%. Reid is just playing a dirty game planting a seed of doubt in voters, it's an old technique, manipulate people into fear, however, voters of today can see right through Reid's game and see the unemployment line not shrinking and realize that Obama just can't handle this situation and Romney can handle it.

    August 4, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. Peace

    Romney talks as if he is ready to cut someones hair. We are tired of talks. We need actions. Romney can act by releasing his tax Returns and put everything to rest.

    August 4, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  6. You People Aint Seeing Our Tax Returns

    People know that criticizing Obama is NOT a plan to create more jobs.

    Romney has not bothered to tell the "people" what he will do, only what he will NOT do – release his Tax Returns to the American people.

    He will NOT win!

    August 4, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. Tyrone

    Why is it that there are no reporters that have the Kahunas to drill Mr Personality about the Voter surpression & the fact that he perjured himself while filing as a Utah resident while living in Mass. & why should taxpayers foot the bill for his Precios Dressage??

    August 4, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. Marry

    Well, let’s acknowledge that the President has helped create a lot of jobs (to offset what the GOP/GWB destroyed)! And he works (despite the “righties”) to do more!!!
    But, what have the GOP-TP and Romney really to show for themself??? What about their work (or the lack thereof) in Congress and Senate??? What about Romney’s “job-creation” in Massachusetts when he was Gov.? Was there not something like 47th??? IF Romney knows so much and wants to help the “poor middle class” why did he not talk to the GOP and condemn their conduct in the last years?? Why does he not want to win on his and his parties merits but instead with misleading, pandering and insulting others?
    Could it be that they do not have any merits, decency, class and plans anymore? All of it eaten away by greed (and hate)? Not even able to present the proof that they pay to the country what is correct and fair? NO, the party of NO cannot do that – they so much rather take than give!
    Everyone should think if they want that kind of “doing business” and “state of mind” we have witnessed from the GOP for many years now voted back into the White House! When that machinery leads to disaster (unfunded wars, deficits, even less taxes paid by the ones that can easily shoulder a little more, etc. etc.) then, what makes you think you will benefit from it now?

    August 4, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. Name JR

    Oh I thought there was a real fight. Damn just byline grandstanding and another attempt by dismal CNN to make issue that is non issue.

    August 4, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. n

    No matter what anyone says, Romney need to show his taxes. He want's the American people to just trust him,a known flip-flopper, short of a lier, on his word about paying taxes, thus giving him total credibility, but he refuses to show us proof, the american people, his taxes for the last 12 years. He ran away from the Vietnam War, he has five eligible sons, who did not answer the call when this great country was under attack. And now, Romney want's us to trust him to be our next president, as he threaten to wage war, again, putting our American sons in harms way. He bets against America by outsourcing jobs and hiding his money abroad to avoid paying true taxes. The audacity of Romney is unparalleled. America, we are better than Romney and not as dumb as he thinks and want us to be. Obama and Biden 2012!

    August 4, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. Jerubbaal

    Ever since the President has opened a lead in the polling, CNN has been skewing their coverage towards romney. I guess a tight race is better for business and more important than honest reporting.

    August 4, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  12. dreamer96

    Mitt Romney dodged the draft three times, even using his position as a Minister of the Church of LSD..to protect him from any real fighting,..but look at him now, he is a War Mongering Mormon Bishop...

    August 4, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  13. ThinkAgain

    When we bought our house 17 years ago, we had to produce five years of income tax returns. And here's Mittens, running for president, saying he won't release more than two. (And, according to his wife, Ann, "you people" should be asking for more than that.)

    I want to see those tax returns, Mittens. If you want to shut up your critics, come clean and let us see them!

    August 4, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |