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Karen Harrington Calls On Wasserman Schultz To Release Her Tax Returns

by Javier Manjarres

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz recently demanded that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney release his tax returns.   The Romney campaign subsequently released his 2010 returns, but apparently that disclosure wasn’t enough for Wasserman Schultz, as the Obama campaign is requesting that Romney release his tax returns going back 30 years.  But what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, as congressional candidate Karen Harrington is now calling for Wasserman Schultz to release her own tax returns.    

Wasserman Schultz recently stated she was a “middle class” American while Romney was part of the much maligned 1% that is disconnected to the majority of the American public.  Wasserman Schultz’ claim that she is in fact “middle class” should be more closely examined, as Democrats are always seeking to score political points about who best represents the “middle class” without ever actually defining  who is “middle class”  to begin with.  According to Newsbusters, “middle class” Debbie’s publicly disclosed profile stacks up like this-

First, with a congressional salary of $174,000 plus the numerous free perks that come with being both a congresswoman and head of the DNC such as taxpayer paid travel, immediately disqualify her middle-class claims.  In fact, her Congressional salary is more than three times greater than the median salary for individuals in her own district (FL-20) which is $54,194.

Furthermore, for a woman who on a weekly basis demands that Mitt Romney release his financial statements, it is very troubling that since 2004, her husband, who is the Vice President of Commercial Lending at the Community Bank of Broward has his salary listed as N/A on Federal Financial Disclosure Statements required of all Members of Congress. Newsbusters

Harrington is calling for ‘full transparency’ and has indicated that she will furnish her tax return upon request as well.

Here is the press release from the Harrington campaign earlier today: Karen Harrington

 Karen Harrington Calls On Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz to Release Her Tax Returns

This week millions of taxpaying Americans will fulfill their requirement of filing their tax returns by paying any and all taxes due to the federal government. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been asking Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release his 2011 tax return even after Governor Romney released his 2010 tax return.

Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz’s request of Governor Romney to release his tax returns screams of hypocrisy, because to the best of our knowledge, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has never released a single tax return of her own.  As a Member of Congress, she is required to release a yearly ‘financial disclosure,’ this yearly disclosure is not a tax return.

While asking for Governor Romney to release his past tax returns, and in keeping with the spirit of President Obama’s call for ‘full transparency,’ we ask Congressman Wasserman Schultz to release her own tax returns. 

Karen Harrington will release her tax returns upon  media requests and ask that Congressman Wasserman Schultz do the same.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • henry Knox

    This should be a no brainer. DWS has been so vocal about releasing tax returns that you would have thought any honest person would have released hers first. I can’t believe that she is actually this corrupt and still part of our gov’t. I’m sure she is in the process of releasing them, at least to set a good example and put aside the constant allocations that she is corrupt.

  • David Reinhardt

    DWS is either so “brainwashed” with her own desires, or she is totally stupid!! I’m somewhat hung up on a combination of BOTH!!
    Plus, what has she now done with her signature perm? Her hair is not straight. Wondering if someone got to her or she got tired of hearing the comments regarding her hair.

    Bottom line—sure hope she gots her brains beat out in her next run for office!!

  • Jack Murphy

    Hey Debbie tell us the truth no matter how much it hurts. Lets see is she a hypocrite an a liar or a member of the MIDDLE CLASS…seems she has a lot to say about others but never ever attends a debate with others at all……………Well Debbie where is it. I demand to see her tax returns for the past 20 years or from the date first elected to congress onward. Time to open the closet and let in the light…Hows your war on women doing Debbie?……After all you are the one who opened the gates by your mentor who put her foot in her mouth on CNN. I wonder why the DNC had to hire a outside agent to calm you down to reality Debbie. It must hurt to realize your party did this to you…..

  • Karl Kocher

    The dems really have nerve since their leader has released nothing!
    Oh I forgot he did release that phoney bc.

  • http://none Andy

    so Debbie’s husband is a “BANKER”…I remember seeing signs at the 1 percent demonstrations saying “Jail the Bankers”. At the same time the Dodd/ Frank law calls for about three regulators for evrey bank in the country. The question is does Debbie feel that her husband should be in jail and does she feel that there is such potential for corruption at N Broward Bank that it needs three regulators to watch it 24/7

    • BoGo

      Not only is her neutered husband a bankster, Daddy is a bigwig with Morgan Stanley.

  • Prof Nac

    The simply reply to requests for Republicans to release tax and any other records should be that we’ll release this when Obama releases his college transcripts and records. This would be required for any Federal Government job; why not the POTUS?

  • Jeff

    As soon as there is a need for DWS to release her returns I believe she will do so. As of now what is the need? Its not like Karen Harrington or any of the other so called candidates are going to pose a substantial threat to take her seat from her. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will keep her seat until she is ready to do something else and then the next Democrat will take their turn. Get use to the fact that Republicans have no chance.

    • http://none Andy

      you are probably right…Debbie is a shoe-in. If I were you I would not even bother to vote!

  • MarioG

    It is high time Republicans start fighting fire with fire. This is going to be the most critical election in American history and the Obama thugs are going to unleash the most offensive campaign of class, race and religious warfare we have ever seen to cover up the economic devastation they have caused. John McCain refused to do so in 2008 – declining to expose Barack Obama’s lack of any relevent qualifications and experience and his formative influences being mentored by communists like Frank Marshall Davis, Islamic terrorists like Rashid Khalidi, domestic terrorist Bil Ayers, “keep hate alive” professor Derrick Bell, Chicago thug Tony Rezko and anti-American and anti-Semitic liberation theologists like Michael Pfleger and Jeremiah Wright, and the whole country has paid a heavy price as a result. We CANNOT allow him four more years to put us on an irreversible path to economic destruction like so many European countries like Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain are facing.

  • Rich

    I have no problem with calling on Romney to release his tax returns. At the same time Obama should release his tax returns and also his medical records, his school transcripts, his passport travel records and the original copy of his birth certificate. It is amazing how much Obama has covered up about his past. It certainly seems he may be hiding something. This information should all be public information available to the American public so they can get a true picture of who they are voting for.

  • Dixie

    If you really want to see DWS release her taxes, start tweeting it like crazy… She has been so ridiculous and condescending to Romney about his taxes it is about time she puts her “money” where her “mouth” is.

    Let’s see your Taxes DWS… I want to see what YOUR definition of Middle class looks like.

  • Jen

    Go Karen!!!

  • Luis Gonzalez

    Is the text on this article of the Harrington press release, the actual P.R. wording? I certainly hope not, for it has three glaring misspellings. The third paragraph refers to DWS as ‘Congressman’, the same error being repeated in the closing statement. Also, the closing statement has the word ‘ask’, whereas it should be ‘asks’ (as properly spelled in the third paragraph). Some may see this as petty or insignificant, but as a conservative Republican who’d like nothing more than to see any like-minded GOP candidate defeat DWS, such errors detract from the credibility of Karen Harrington. To undecided voters, such inexcusable mistakes may undermine Harrington’s candidacy and cause them to think twice about supporting her. As I said, I hope the included typos are the work of Mr. Manjares and not reflective of the Public Relations staff of Mrs. Harrington.

  • Luis Gonzalez

    Oops, my own correction is required; Mr. ‘Manjarres’, rather than with one ‘r’. This is why spell-check is so important!

  • Betty Jones

    We must vote out of office Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as she is such a master at lying and above all a hypocrite too! She distorts the facts! Does she think that we’re all stupid! Everyone is on to her by now ! I’ve just donated to Karen Harrington’s campaign as she is our only hope for change and honesty in this next election. PLEASE VOTE!
    Betty Jones

  • Stranded in Sonoma

    DWS tells Romney to release his tax records and he does. Then she wants 30 years of returns. Even the IRS doesn’t require you keep your records for 30 years! Now, Ms. Harrington is asking DWS to release her returns. And so far, nothing from DWS. Did she think that her Republican opponent wouldn’t notice that she asked for Romney’s tax returns?

    Who are the democrats paying to come up with these tactics? I think they have change coming.

  • ObamaDaNigga

    I have to say, wasserman is one dumb cun*and i cant say that about too many, but she is really stupid and anyone that can tolerate her is even dumber

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  • Ted Graceton

    Now I know how they came up with the expression – “lipstick on a pig”