Gingrich Reveals Income, But Not How He Earned It

Yes, Newt Gingrich beat Mitt Romney to the punch by releasing his most recent tax returns. But Gingrich still hasn't disclosed how he earned most of his $3.1 million.

Gingrich's 2010 return shows that $2.4 million of his income came in regular payments, in addition to his salary, from different businesses he ran before announcing his candidacy for president.

Those businesses managed speaking engagements, appearance fees, consulting work, book and video deals, and paid positions that Gingrich held in other groups.

Gingrich doesn't identify where the money came from or the amounts he received from his consulting business.

His campaign hasn't decided whether it will release further information about Gingrich's income.

Other GOP presidential candidates, including Romney and Rick Santorum, have provided details of such income.

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  • by ace Location: j ville on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:11 PM
    See, he wants an open relationship with the tax payers H ewill do to tax payers what he did with his first wife.
  • by Talk about a con job on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:03 PM
    On the subject of Mitt's taxes, one very important reason why he only pays 15% on carried interest (a healthy portion of earnings in the venture capital business) is because Bain Capital and other companies hired a lobbying firm to pressure Congress not to raise the rate. They lobbied intensely and Congress backed off. Romney's wealth gives him the ability to virtually decide what his tax rate will be; or at least insure it does not increase.
  • by Another Con Man on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:36 PM
    Donald Trump has put together a crack team of Investigators to find out how Newt Gingrich got his money, the findings were astounding, tune into The Apprentice to find out the answer.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jan 26, 2012 at 03:14 PM
    Maybe he made it the same way Jesse Jackson makes his. What difference does it make as long as it was legal and paid his taxes?
  • by Common Sense Location: E NC on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:55 PM
    Probably because he didn't really "earn" it in the sense that most honest people do.
  • by Wharf Rat Location: OIB on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM
    Maybe he`s selling lots for the moon colony....
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    so what he paid his taxes ,
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      by Barlow on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM in reply to
      Madoff paid his too
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        by I agree Barlow on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:32 PM in reply to Barlow
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        by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:16 AM in reply to Barlow
        Buffet hasn't.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM
    So we now have to tell the gastopo EXACTLY how we "make" our money. Reckon I'd better hide the money machine.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM in reply to
      The IRS (government) already has that info. why should not the people voting also know who has bought and paid for the people running for office. Unless they have something to hide from the people?
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        by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM in reply to
        Oh I totally agree, which is why I want Obama vetted. Somebody ask him a serious question about Bill Ayers, please. Where are his grades? Where did the passport come from for his visit to a travel-barred country? Yes, please, how about some answers from your guys too? Oh yeah, I forgot, his name has a (D) beside it, he gets a pass from all of you hypocrites.
  • by Skipper on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM
    In 2010, he had $3.1 million in income and the tax payers paid him $76,000 for his government pension. Maybe politics would not be so corrupt, and people wouldn't say or do anything to get elected, if it was not so lucrative. Maybe it would attract people who actually care about this country instead of those who just care about getting re-elected so they can be set for life. 99% of those in Washington have a personal agenda including the current President.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM in reply to Skipper
      Very well said.
  • by Independent on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM
    He is a lobbiest, bought and paid for by businesses with money to burn to get what they want. He cares about the businesses not the people.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM in reply to Independent
      Why, because you say so? Prove it! Give us the link that everyone else is looking for that somehow, you were able to find? Otherwise, don't pay with your moms computer.
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        by Voter on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Here's a nice little aside, Newt's campaign just admitted he OUTRIGHT LIED during the debate, about offering witnesses to ABC that would refute his ex-wife's claims about his infidelity. He never had any witnesses and he knew it, but he knows millions saw the debate, while few will see the truth about him lying. The man is a scumbag.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:29 PM in reply to Voter
          A lying scumbag on a mission to the moon...The GOP, the gift that just keeps on giving.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM in reply to Voter
          While I agree with your sentiments on honesty, what does it say that you guys let the President do it each week with the unemployment numbers? Every week they are revised after the fact, but you never hear it unless the revision makes the DNC look good. Isn't that the exact same thing? A lie by omission is still a lie.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:28 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        No one cares about your demands, you are just another blow heart, a mouth piece for the Clowns, a Glenn Beck Clonie,..talking loud, but saying NOTHING.
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