Paul Ryan releases two years’ worth of tax returns

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As the Obama campaign continues to press Mitt Romney to release at least five years’ worth of tax returns, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan this evening has released his family’s 2010 and 2011 taxes. For a media so focused on tax returns, you’d think reporters would be a bit more excited to have something to do on a Friday night.

Well hello there Friday afternoon news dump- 2 years of Ryan's taxes released here: http://t.co/WWgOCOrr

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) August 17, 2012

NEWS DUMP: @PaulRyanVP releases 2 years of tax returns. Effective tax rate of 15.9% in 2010 and 20% in 2011. #Decision2012

— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) August 17, 2012

Take out the trash night! West Wing fans appreciate the timing of Ryan tax release tonight http://t.co/ptFPwE4Q

— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 17, 2012

Copies of the tax returns themselves are available on the official Romney campaign site.

Paul Ryan's tax returns for last two years now posted on campaign website: http://t.co/H72Sl8R2

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 17, 2012

So, any shocking revelations?

Ryan's tax returns reveals he's a fairly successful dude who gives a sizable amount to charity. The left won't like this, somehow.

— Brady Cremeens (@BradyCremeens) August 17, 2012

So Paul Ryan is not independently super rich, that's what I learned by reading his tax returns just posted…

— skywaker9 (@skywaker9) August 17, 2012

Ryan tax returns show he paid higher effective tax rate than Mitt Romney. 15.9% in 2010 and 20% in 2011.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 17, 2012

Ryan and his wife paid an effective tax rate of 15.9% in 2010 on $215,417 of adjusted gross income, and a 20% tax rate in 2011 on income of $323,416. The Ryans donated $2,600 to charity in 2010 and $12,991 in 2011.

Tough crowd.

So Paul Ryan releases two years of tax returns…….and he paid 15.9 and 20% respectively AGAIN WHY IS THIS ACCEPTABLE!!??!!

— #BlackLivesMatter (@NuclearWynter) August 17, 2012

What a saint RT @MichaelSkolnik: Paul Ryan released his last two years of tax returns: He gave 1% to charity in 2010 & 4% to charity in 2011

— I'm just sayin' (@benzita04) August 17, 2012

At least Paul Ryan's tax return looks more like what normal people file.

— Karoli (@Karoli) August 17, 2012

 

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