Nancy Pelosi calls demand for tax returns a 'distraction'

Questioned today about differing standards and releasing her own tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the issue a distraction and even suggested the possibility that the media should face disclosure requirements as well.

https://twitter.com/ClaytonSmith15/status/226105908038606850

ABC’s Jake Tapper tweeted to clarify that Pelosi was not dismissing the demand for Romney’s tax returns; rather, she was concerned that the questions were taking too much of her limited time.

Pelosi clarified that “there’s no rule” that requires Romney to release his tax returns but it is the “custom” for presidential candidates and “a tradition” — and that she would release her returns “when I run for president.”

Apparently feeling cornered over the issue, Pelosi went so far as to suggest that the reporters’ tax returns be made public. “What do you think of that? For everybody. For everybody who writes about it. For everybody who hires people who write about it. For corporate ownership of the media and what are they doing as far as their taxes are concerned?” She then added, “But really, let’s not be silly.”

It might be a bit late for that.
  • The Physics Chick

    I think ALL elected officials should release ALL of their tax records…most of them would either be thrown in jail or never get elected…perhaps both?

  • Chip

    Amazed. Nancy knows a “Squirrel!” when she sees one?

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

    Why paint the barn any redder than it already is. Sure, she took a pay cut to be Minority Leader, sure she did. She danced better at Barney ” Sandusky “( sorry obstructer of justice for ” Chickenhawking ” at the D.C. pad ) Frank’s wedding than she does this issue she perpetuated.

  • BeeKaaay

    Finally! Nazi Pelosi does something rational and reasonable. Someone check the temperature in hell and see if the devil is wearing a sweater.

  • American Avant Garde

    Somebody but some thorazine in her Botox injection again… delusions are starting to clear…

  • SuperstionQueen

    So she goes extreme in the demands for tax returns to the press when it comes down to calling her on her hypocrisy. Make no mistake when she said…“What do you think of that? For everybody. For everybody who writes about it. For everybody who hires people who write about it. For corporate ownership of the media and what are they doing as far as their taxes are concerned?” Her followup remark was not intended to be taken literally–she doesn’t think that’s silly at all. What bothers me about this is she acts as if she knows something we don’t—as if victory is for the taking in November and that she will get her gavel back. SCARY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Roth/584659192 Paul Roth

    You can’t make this stuff up. Is Pelosi perhaps the biggest nitwit ever elected to pubic office, only second to Wasserman- Shultz? These people are literally morons. Who elected these folks?

  • punkin7777

    Pelosi is a distraction that needs to be voted out of office along with a few other Progressive-Liberals who think they don’t stink but yet, all Republicans do. What Liars they are, they pe rv e rt everything spoken by others, they jump for joy that women are permitted to mu r de r their babies in the wo mb but they call it womens reproductive right which is just another phrase of mu rd er in g their babies in the w o mb. I wonder when the churches are going to throw them out as they have dis ho no red GOD and have shown that they are refusing to follow the Word of God and they should be thrown out of the church. But the churches are not following the Word of God either, look at those churches who are permitting what GOD has called an ab om in at io n to become preachers/ministers/priests and of course, I will have people come down on me for being unkind. To speak the T R U T H is never unkind, it could save people from spending eternity in the h e ll they have chosen. If you want to follow a false re li gi on that is not Ch ri st ia ni ty go for it, but do not expect the Lord to welcome you….you would be the ones Je s us spoke about who say: Lord, Lord did we not feed the starving, take care of the poor, heal the sick, etc. and Jesus says begone, I knew you not. (this is paraphrased and not exact, but if you care for the exact, please do you own research). The Word of God tells us about what is happening today with false re li gi o ns that would come to take/deceive those who follow Christianity to follow a false re li gi on. If you don’t believe in the Word of God entirely, then you are being lead astray and are deceived. The majority of people do not know what LOVE is all about, they say if God is love He wouldn’t send his creation to h e ll. That is proof that people do not know what TRUE LOVE is all about, God doesn’t send anyone to h e ll, they send themselves because they choose to reject Je su s C hr ist their only HOPE!
    Everything I have said here is TRUE, nothing is of fe ns ive unless you want to make it of fe ns ive….that is your choice but what I have spoken is NOT Of fe ns ive, and I have followed all the rules completely here. If my comment is not posted, then those who are reading it are chosing to do w ro ng and de ny me my Constitutional Rights as an American. Thank You and May God Bless You and Yours! TRUTH always wins and Jesus Christ has already won and those who do not choose Him have already lost just as S a ta n and his de mo ns have lost because they have purposely chose to fight against the Lord Almighty.

  • punkin7777

    The Word of God tells us about what is happening today with false re li gi o ns that would come to take/deceive those who follow Christianity to follow a false re li gi on. If you don’t believe in the Word of God entirely, then you are being lead astray and are deceived. The majority of people do not know what LOVE is all about, they say if God is love He wouldn’t send his creation to h e ll.

  • punkin7777

    Pelosi is a distraction that needs to be voted out of office along with a few other Progressive-Liberals who think they don’t stink but yet, all Republicans do. What Liars they are, they pe rv e rt everything spoken by others.

  • punkin7777

    Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz, the most vocal voices that have called on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, yet the refuse to release their own. We should ask WHY? What are they trying to hide? Wasserman-Schultz is already known to have overseas accounts but she is hiding something more since she refuses to release her records. Pelosi is suspected to have done deals that made her husbands hundreds of thousands of dollars profit in his business and Reid, well, everyone knows Reid has made himself wealthy with his own underhanded dealings and no one ever thought he even attended a church in his life because his own words and actions are never sanctioned from any church….not even the Mormon church.

  • ppcab

    Let’s sent Nancy to the HOME…