Nevada Republican to Harry Reid: Make our day, release your 2011 tax return

Seth McLaughlin
The Washington Times

Should Sen. Democratic leader Harry Reid follow in the footsteps of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney by releasing his 2011 tax return?

Dave Buell, chairman of the Washoe Country Republican party in Mr. Reid’s political backyard of Nevada, certainly thinks so.

“Senator, make our day and release your 2011 tax return,” he said in an email blast Friday evening.

Citing an anonymous source, Mr. Reid has repeatedly claimed in recent weeks that Mr. Romney “didn’t pay taxes for 10 years.”

Mr. Romney countered that over the past ten years he never paid less than 13 percent of his taxable income and that “Harry Reid’s charge is totally false.”

Shortly after Mr. Romney released the additional tax information, Mr. Buell blasted out the email calling for Mr. Reid to come clean and release hits tax records “so that all Nevadans can see that he is paying his fair share.” He added, “In addition, Mr. Reid should explain to all of us how he became a millionaire on a bureaucrat’s salary. Mitt Romney earned his money by investing in companies, people and creating jobs in the private sector while Harry Reid made his money by taking money from the private sector and redistributing it through government.”

Mr. Buell also pointed out that Nevada has had the highest unemployment rate in the country.

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It’s official: The Romney campaign possesses a wicked sense of humor and an enviable degree of patience.  After months of caterwauling, breathless innuendo and baseless slander, the Democrats and their media allies are being treated to a Friday feast of piping hot crow.  The Romney campaign has released a detailed report of the the candidate’s 2011 tax returns, as well as an extensive summary of the Romneys’ taxes over the last two decades, prepared by analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  What do these documents contain?…

…The Romneys owed and paid state and federal income taxes every single year stretching back to at least 1990.  Harry Reid’s imaginary friend is unavailable for comment…

…In addition to the tax information, the Romney campaign has also released medical information about both candidates, physicians’ letters, and a whole heap of additional disclosures..

Read the whole thing.

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Meanwhile, here’s a graphic you must see: Obama’s Legacy in One Chart… at Weasel Zippers

Update: Pedro da Costa‘s Twitter bio says,

“Journalist covering economics and Federal Reserve policy for @reuters. Resident instigator at @macroscope. Washington, DC “

and this tweet [since scrubbed from his Twitter feed] should once again reaffirm the idea that any pretense at impartiality in the media is gone:

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Update 2: Glenn Beck: Harry Reid is a ‘very bad man’ “Harry Reid is a lying man.”

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