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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Cindy McCain says she will never make her tax returns public even if her husband wins the White House and she becomes the first lady.

    "You know, my husband and I have been married 28 years and we have filed separate tax returns for 28 years. This is a privacy issue. My husband is the candidate," Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting John McCain, said in an interview aired on NBC's "Today" on Thursday.
    Asked if she would release her tax returns if she was first lady, Cindy McCain said: "No."
    The Arizona senator released his tax return last month, reporting he had a total income of $405,409 in 2007 and paid $84,460 in federal income taxes. He files his return separately from his wife, an heiress to a Phoenix-based beer distributing company whose fortune is in the $100 million range.
    Sen. McCain is routinely is ranked among the richest lawmakers in Congress, but he and his wife have kept their finances separate throughout their marriage. A prenuptial agreement left much of the family's assets in Cindy McCain's name.
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Cindy McCain's refusal to release her tax returns gives the appearance of a double standard on the part of her husband.
    "What is John McCain trying to hide?" Dean said in a statement. "Throughout this campaign, he has acted like his own calls for openness and accountability apply to everyone but himself. Now he thinks he can bring that same double standard to the White House." Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton filed joint tax returns with their spouses and publicly released those returns.
    That's gonna go over well.
    Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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    Didn't Kerry get a lot of heat because his wife didn't release her returns? I'm sure the same people who yelped about that will attack McCain as well, right?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ksbluesfan View Post
      Didn't Kerry get a lot of heat because his wife didn't release her returns? I'm sure the same people who yelped about that will attack McCain as well, right?
      We can only hope.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ksbluesfan View Post
        Didn't Kerry get a lot of heat because his wife didn't release her returns? I'm sure the same people who yelped about that will attack McCain as well, right?
        My memory is fuzzy: did they file (the Kerrys) separate returns, too?

        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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        • #5
          I'll take the same stand I did when Kerry was running for President. I don't care to see Cindy McCain's tax returns.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 007 View Post
            My memory is fuzzy: did they file (the Kerrys) separate returns, too?
            Yep, which was a "big deal" cuz, you know, Kerry's wife is rich and stuff.

            McCain only owns eight homes, which puts him squarely in the middle class.
            His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
            Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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            • #7
              Originally posted by moedrabowsky View Post
              Yep, which was a "big deal" cuz, you know, Kerry's wife is rich and stuff.

              McCain only owns eight homes, which puts him squarely in the middle class.
              So what's the answer?

              I don't remember caring then and don't now...

              "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
              Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
              -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 007 View Post
                So what's the answer?

                I don't remember caring then and don't now...
                Did you miss the "Yep" that started off the post?
                His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
                Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by moedrabowsky View Post
                  Did you miss the "Yep" that started off the post?
                  Apparently so

                  sorry, puddin'

                  "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                  Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                  -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 007 View Post
                    Apparently so

                    sorry, puddin'
                    I'll be over it by Sunday.
                    His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
                    Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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                    • #11
                      Seeing as you have to be a mental midget to care about a candidate's tax return, I can't even imagine how empty your head would have to be to care about their spouse's.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by moedrabowsky View Post
                        I'll be over it by Sunday.
                        Why you mother...

                        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 210 View Post
                          Seeing as you have to be a mental midget to care about a candidate's tax return, I can't even imagine how empty your head would have to be to care about their spouse's.
                          So, knowing how much a candidate or spouse may benefit from tax cuts they support, policies that favor certain industries or companies in which they have investments and the like, is information people shouldn't care about?

                          Moon

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 007 View Post
                            Why you mother...
                            If only I were.

                            Chocolate cake for breakfast!
                            His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
                            Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Moon Man View Post
                              So, knowing how much a candidate or spouse may benefit from tax cuts they support, policies that favor certain industries or companies in which they have investments and the like, is information people shouldn't care about?

                              Moon
                              If you care about those things look at who is contributing to their campaigns, because you certainly won't get that info from their tax returns.

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