Report: Big Labor steps up attacks on Romney's taxes
Staples founder Tom Stemberg reacts
- Duration 3:42
- Date Aug 6, 2012
Staples founder Tom Stemberg reacts
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This -- question.
Does the president think this allegation coming from Harry Reid without any evidence on -- on the senate floor is that.
Below the belt that cross -- -- again I have not I did the president has not expressed an opinion to me on this.
Senator Harry Reid and his fight over -- -- tax returns had white house Press Secretary -- comic sidestepping the issue.
But it's no secret where the AFL CIO stands.
The labor groups super pac announcing plans today to back up senator Reid and ramp up the accusations.
An official with the AFL CIO's saying if Romney paid taxes then let's see it.
Tom -- -- saying let's stop the diversions he's the founder of staples -- -- target for the Romney campaign.
-- uploaded to you that if it's a diversion it's a successful by -- -- because we're still talking about Romney's taxes a week.
After senator Reid made that remark.
You know what's really incredible.
Is we've got 23 million Americans -- -- other unemployed and underemployed.
We've run trillion dollar deficits for year after year -- in my administration.
And all they can throw out there is lies about Mitt Romney in these are just flagrant lies.
The -- I've only governor for some thirty odd years I've known -- I've not known to tell even a white lie as he told the Washington -- He paid taxes every single year and frankly quite a bit of them and I can't imagine how you could avoid them if you wanted to.
The language is really getting to heat up -- you know Tom earlier today on Fox Business Network.
I asked RNC chairman Ryan's previous.
About his use of the expression dusty -- -- this.
As far as Harry Reid is -- And listen I know you might want to go down that road I'm not going to respond.
To a dirty liar.
Who hasn't filed there a single page of tax returns himself.
That's pretty strong language when you start using feels like doing lie.
-- the opportunity if you wanted to come back.
No I just can't think of any -- stronger -- use on the -- You have to -- -- on the fact is.
Stewart the fact is I'm not gonna call a dirty but he is a liar.
And when you tell them you ought to be held accountable -- he's got some back up any back up for his accusation.
Please show it to the American people and by the way.
You know he claims he got this from a -- investor.
I I'm in the venture capital business myself.
My investors know nothing about my taxes.
So how would his investors know about bits that -- -- actually no sense so how do we get the focus back on to the state of the economy and president Obama's record what should Mitt Romney do to get attention back -- what.
To many people as the central theme of the issue of the company.
What -- -- talking about the important things he's talking about giving the middle class a chance he's talking about simplifying our tax system.
And -- -- overall tax rate.
He's talking about getting rid of regulations.
That as you read the Wall Street Journal today.
Are hampering businesses ability to commit to growth and thus create jobs.
talking about those things unfortunately the media bites into this sensationalist thick stuff.
But that -- the liberal media which is the majority of the media and they love this stuff either and it's not true.
And I just think it's and fortunate there's hope.
-- election approaches we'll talk about what's really important which is turning around the American economy taunts them both the -- have found at staples thanks for joining us appreciate it thank you.
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