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Politics because the charges not just that made paid less than factory worker -- let.
It's a bit more vicious than that from -- he's saying he didn't -- is an anonymous source telling him that he paid no taxes for something like him here.
So the president's top eleven changed the tone and is now.
Why do you make of the following this -- -- to stop it.
But again I think the idea that people tell -- Read read what to do is inconsistent with.
What everyone here understands to be.
Yeah maybe that's what I think about the president you hear the president going out and talking about.
The important issues facing the American people every.
And he talked about it to those issues in terms.
Reflect the importance.
Economic matters like.
Our tax cut and how.
Our tax code.
For example currently benefits companies that ship jobs overseas.
He would change that.
So that it does.
-- is encouraging investment overseas and outsourcing of jobs and encourages in sourcing.
Investment and jobs he talks about that in terms.
As I was saying earlier the tax code it.
Legal fashion hedge fund managers to.
-- an effective tax rate is significantly lower than.
Most Americans are many Americans.
And that that is not reflective system.
We need to have in place that helps the American middle class grow.
Helps enhances security.
Source charges that it probably didn't pay taxes and here's what I believe that -- -- there I'm pretty scenery for.
I can't the only senator Reid -- source which he has this guy I -- refer you to I think it is fair point to make that this is an issue.
That was not originated during the general election campaign did not start with the president's campaign or with senator Reid started in the Republican primary when.
Governor Romney opponents.
-- brought up this issue.
And the fact governor Romney's father.
Began a tradition in 1968.
Major candidates for president releasing multiple years of their -- And that -- -- tradition has been here -- -- by major candidates for president at -- If that is true somebody told him it is a fact.
Do you agree with that rationale -- -- that statement but again I would refer you to.
But you know its -- ten years this is the fact.
I think the president is focused on and you hear him talk about -- every day.
Issues that matter to the American people they have to do -- Both tax fairness but also actions that we need to be -- grow and grow the economy that we need to be taking to increase job.
Creation here here in the United States that we need to take in order to.
Bring jobs back from overseas and have company that's here in nine states and those -- the issues the president's top.
And you'll continue to hear talk about -- tonight and every day when he's out there making the case the American people about his agenda.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Exit question.
Does the president think this allegation Harry Reid without any evidence on the on the senate floor is that below the belt that -- -- now.
Again I have not the president has not expressed an opinion of me on this I can tell you that.
The president is focused on the issues that I just talked -- and again he believes in the tradition of releasing tax returns and this is -- this is that issues raised by.
Contenders for president in the Republican -- And just on your -- a number of days ago.
Former governor Ronnie said that he would bill back and look at the effective tax rate he paid in previous years and and his campaign I don't know we won't do that and this is the issue here is.
One of transparency and and and again as as as the president sees it with regard is candidacy.
One -- his.
An important tradition that it allows the American people to get a sense.
Candidates background and again I don't have a you can you can you can -- that senator Reid.
I'm sure will address this issue if you ask him.
He certainly speaks for himself president is focused on.
The issues that matter most the American people and you know.
We now have a situation where you congress' left town for a number of weeks.
Passing legislation that would extend the tax cut for 90% in American people house left -- refusing to.
You know look at the overlap between the -- and it -- the house that there's only 2% disagreement.
You know with -- and some of the other tax issues that the president put on the table and are part of an effort why can't we.
If Washington would function effectively if Republicans were simply accept the principle that we should act on behalf.
98% of the American people we could have taken care of the matter.
Middle class tax -- Before they went on -- and -- security would be in place for 90% the American people 114 million Americans.
Tax paying Americans.
Before the fall campaign even be instead.
We in yet and that's the kind of you know.
-- we have in Washington now where even where we agree completely on an issue.
There's a refusal to say okay let's get it.
Was an appropriate for everything that I.
Or times and and I think I would ask your question that senator -- president you -- on numerous occasions.
Talk about the issues that he believes are essential.
In the minds of the American people as they.
Make up their minds about.
The candidates for office in the presidential election --
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