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Ann Romney would like to make this crystal clear. Mitt Romney, who is honest and of golden integrity, will NOT be releasing anymore of his Tax Returns! Period.
Forget truce … let the presidential race tax battles continue!
President Obama’s campaign manager promised to stop calling for more of GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns this week, if the former Massachusetts governor would release five years’ worth. But Romney’s campaign manager has fired back a swift and public refusal, saying, “It’s clear that President Obama wants nothing more than to talk about Governor Romney’s Tax Returns, instead of the issues that matter to voters.”
Pressure on Mitt Romney to release more of his finances continued this week, with the candidate saying at a news conference in South Carolina that he had looked at his taxes for the last decade and never paid less than 13 percent.
Will voters take Romney’s word for it? It seems unlikely; a recent CNN/ORC poll of registered voters suggests that in fact 61 percent believe Romney should release more than two years of returns.
Presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney can’t escape scrutiny regarding his tax records from years past, and now the American Congress is asking for a tax haven bill. What does it say though when elected lawmakers aren’t disclosing their files either? Professor Wilmer Leon of Howard University says that, in a representative democracy, full disclosure needs to happen so US citizens can see that their lawmakers are speaking to the country’s interests–not their own. He talks to RT’s Abby Martin on the hypocrisy happening on Capitol Hill.
President Obama and other politicians are advocating higher taxes, with a particular emphasis on class-warfare taxes targeting the so-called rich. This Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation video explains why fiscal policy based on hate and envy is fundamentally misguided. For more information please visit our web page: www.freedomandprosperity.org.
Mitt Romney has some good Tax Reform proposals based on the guiding principle that tax rates should be lower for everyone… Much of the commentary in opposition of Mitt Romney doesn’t even hint at his proposals. Perhaps that is because those commentators don’t bother to read and evaluate them, specifically MSNBC’s commentator Lawrence O’Donnell who had the audacity to suggest, without any facts, that Mitt Romney spoke at the NAACP Convention in hope of getting booed.