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Sun Apr 10, 2016, 01:40 PM

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Bernie on "Meet the Press" today:

CHUCK TODD:

All right, you brought up the whole issue with getting money and the speeches to Wall Street. Would you be on higher ground if you released, you have released less about your taxes and tax returns than any other candidate running for president other than Donald Trump. Where are your tax returns, and wouldn't that put you on a higher ground in calling for Hillary Clinton to say, "Release these speech transcripts"?

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS:

We are going to release, I think we've talked about it before. Actually, my wife works on our taxes, we've been busy. We are going to get all of our taxes out. Trust me, there is nothing that is going to surprise anybody.

CHUCK TODD:

Are you going to do seven, ten, 15-years' worth of tax returns? So far you've done one.

After a strange pregnant pause, Bernie seemed to again channel platitudes.

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS:

We will do the best that we can. But yeah, we will get our tax returns out. Look, the issue facing this country, Chuck, and why our campaign is doing well, is the American people are tired of establishment politics in which the wealthiest people become much richer. And I would hope that we can focus on those important issues.

CHUCK TODD:

I understand that. I will leave it there. I know we're going to hear from you a lot in the next ten days. Senator Sanders, thanks for coming on the show.

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS:

My pleasure.

Now I'm wondering how the wealthy Sanders family may have become richer over his establishment political career?

Goose/gander, baby!


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Reply What's good for the goose is good for the gander. (Original post)
yallerdawg Apr 2016 OP
otohara Apr 2016 #1
Her Sister Apr 2016 #2
yallerdawg Apr 2016 #6
Her Sister Apr 2016 #7
George II Apr 2016 #32
sarae Apr 2016 #3
KittyWampus Apr 2016 #8
sarae Apr 2016 #16
LiberalFighter Apr 2016 #21
Hekate Apr 2016 #25
sarae Apr 2016 #27
George II Apr 2016 #33
sarae Apr 2016 #34
riversedge Apr 2016 #4
Treant Apr 2016 #5
KittyWampus Apr 2016 #9
Treant Apr 2016 #10
yallerdawg Apr 2016 #12
kjones Apr 2016 #17
Treant Apr 2016 #30
Thinkingabout Apr 2016 #11
Her Sister Apr 2016 #13
CajunBlazer Apr 2016 #14
Lucinda Apr 2016 #15
SharonClark Apr 2016 #19
kjones Apr 2016 #18
ismnotwasm Apr 2016 #20
liberal N proud Apr 2016 #22
Hekate Apr 2016 #23
yallerdawg Apr 2016 #24
Cha Apr 2016 #26
yallerdawg Apr 2016 #28
Cha Apr 2016 #29
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #31

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 01:41 PM

1. A Noun, Verb, Establishment

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 01:45 PM

2. RELEASE BEFORE NY!!!!!!!

 

As a NY voter am finding this GALLING!!!!!!!

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 01:55 PM

6. And he keeps blaming it on his wife!

At least Trump is really being audited - he's not blaming Melania!

Soon a dog will be involved!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 01:59 PM

7. What an excuse!

 

Then changing topic to his stump speech and same same criticisms of HRC! Glad Chuck put him on the spot. Now he must know that in any interview he might be put on the spot!

Yeah the dog excuse!

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 09:11 PM

32. Well, at least he can't use the excuse that they're not finished yet - they're due the day BEFORE...

....the New York Primary.

What kind of guy in his position, running for PRESIDENT of the United States, has his income tax return done by his wife? C'mon Bernie, at least bring your receipts to H&R Block to have them done.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 01:49 PM

3. He has a very jam-packed schedule...

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Response to sarae (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 02:01 PM

8. So it does pay to be part of the Establishment- but Sanders is 'teflon'

 

LOL!

Sanders gets in to see a play using the few tickets reserved for dignitaries.. but he's really just a common man.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 02:37 PM

16. right?

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Response to sarae (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 06:10 PM

21. But time enough to go to Italy before the NY primary.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 07:35 PM

25. That's kind of jaw-dropping, isn't it? Maybe Jane is staying home to do the taxes.

Or they could just free up some of the poor woman's time and take all the shoeboxes of receipts and stuff to H&R Block. You know, like the proletariat does.



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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 07:55 PM

27. yep

He needs to shut up about the transcripts. It's so hypocritical of him to keep hammering her about it when he still hasn't released his taxes.

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Response to sarae (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 09:12 PM

33. Not to mention a quick hop over to Rome whilst Janie toils away doing his taxes!

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Response to George II (Reply #33)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 09:29 PM

34. lol

Poor Janie...left to do taxes and come up with excuses for her husband's yuuge missteps. I'm sure she'd prefer to tour the Italian countryside.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 01:49 PM

4. REC

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 01:53 PM

5. It's weird, but

I'm a busy person. I have a lot on my plate, including raising nearly 1,000 plants for the gardens this year in the cellar (yes, it's a mess).

My taxes are done--and they are not simple. As of this weekend, if I were a candidate, I could have handed you the last ten years of taxes with about fifteen minutes of work (and access to a photocopier as I won't be giving you the originals, of course).

I do our taxes myself. It's a little time consuming, but not that difficult.

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Response to Treant (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 02:02 PM

9. We have about 6 years of taxes in boxes up stairs in attic

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 02:05 PM

10. Even if

you have not yet done 2015's taxes, you could still pick up the other five or six years and give them to Chuck Toad, yes?

Thought so. But somehow, Sanders cannot direct a family member to go get them?

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Response to Treant (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 02:07 PM

12. A US Senator running for president for the last year...

continuously blames his wife for not providing his tax returns to the public.

Usually, the more they obfuscate (render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible), the worse it is?

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Response to Treant (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 04:07 PM

17. Plants? In the cellar you say? Hmm...

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Response to kjones (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 08:06 PM

30. Ha!

That's why I leave the cellar window uncovered right above the plants. Although the local Sheriff, AKA Steve, has mentioned that they know damned well I have them and know damned well that I also have 2,000 square feet of packed and gorgeous flower gardens from late spring to full freeze. The logic is obvious and I'm in no danger of a raid--and by no means unique in shelf-raising all my plants.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 02:07 PM

11. No, no you have it wrong. If you are Bernie you are required to live by the rules he makes for

others.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 02:12 PM

13. I am reading the whole transcript there! Good! A lot of interviews!

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 02:17 PM

14. As others have pointied out handing over back taxes takes very little time, but....

going through many years of tax returns to insure that nothing in them will be embarrassing would take a great deal of time, unless of course, on has absolutely noting to hide.

For me, not a problem. For Sanders maybe not so much. Not only does he have to worry about tax deductions which, while legal, might raise eyebrows and also any indications that he is not one of the wealthy people he rails against.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 02:22 PM

15. His evasiveness, and constant yelling about corrupt money in politics, has started

to remind me of all those congress critters who holler about the very things they eventually get caught doing. Releasing the tax forms would certainly help stop that speculation.

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 04:11 PM

19. So agree - what's he hiding?

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 04:10 PM

18. He's so damn manipulative...

I'm tempted to pull out my DSM and see if I can't determine the type of
sociopathic disorder he suffers from.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 04:17 PM

20. I bit the bullet and watched that

I decided that Sanders just might get political talking points from GD-P, except he doesn't compare himself to Jesus. Or claim to hang out with the Pope. Shit he says about Hillary could be lifted directly.


And through it all, I'm thinking, "Stop trying to be some sort of spokesperson for the "American People"---you are losing both the delagate AND the popular vote. The "American People" are making a different choice. Deal with it.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 06:15 PM

22. More damn double speak

We're going to release them, don't know when but we will, just don't know when...
Repeat.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 07:21 PM

23. See, I told you Jane's been busy! Plus Bernard says,"Trust me." Literally, he said both those things

Awesome!!!!!11!!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 07:31 PM

24. Thursday's debate is going to be a spectacle!

Bernie has given the moderators so much material - anything could happen!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 07:50 PM

26. Someone said jane should do their taxes on the Plane ride to Italy.. after all they have

the time to go there, right?

Thanks, yallerdawg!

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Response to Cha (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 07:59 PM

28. If they only had a couple dollars to pay an accountant.

Maybe they could do a fund raiser?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #28)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 08:03 PM

29. Yeah, but then someone else would know what was up with their taxes.. seems

they don't want anyone to know.. or why this BS story?

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 08:10 PM

31. Good for the goose, good for the Sanders

 

They already did those taxes. They just need to redact and PDF.

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