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Candidates Defy Tradition...Why?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, May 13, 2007.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2004
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    No Disclosure: Presidential Candidates Defy Tradition, Refuse to Release Taxes

    Since Watergate, Only Clinton Refused to Release Income Information


    Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.,worked for a hedge fund while heading a poverty center in between his presidential campaigns. But since he isn't telling, voters can't know how much money he earned.

    Former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., says his wife, Ann, once donated to Planned Parenthood, but that he never contributed to an abortion-rights group himself. But there's no way for the media and the public to check that claim.

    Candidates Keep Taxes in the Dark

    In a break with the tradition of recent presidential campaigns, most of the major presidential candidates aren't releasing their income-tax filings.