Mr Romney....Show us your tax returns

Mr Romney owes the American people a complete disclosure of his tax returns for at least 12 years, the same as his father provided when he ran for president.

I don't know about you but I want to see Mitt Romney's tax returns.  I know that I pay a lot of taxes every year.  My tax rate is a lot higher than Mr. Romney's.  The disparity in our tax rates make me want to know just how favorable the tax loopholes purchased by the super wealthy are.  How fair is it that on his $20 million in income he paid less than 14%?  I am a small business owner and cannot even begin to get my tax rate that low.  I also look at my IRA into which I can contribute approximately $6K per year and wonder how in the heck did he get over $100 million in his?  There's something corrupt in our tax code when huge benefits accrue to those who need them the least.

I don't think this is a partisan issue.  We need to have a bright light shine on the inequality in our tax code and the huge corruption in the elite class that are able to "buy" special favors through their contributions to our elected officials.

I especially am furious that those that are the richest get to classify their earnings as "investment" income and pay a 15% tax rate when all those who work for a living have to pay the graduated income tax rate.  Again, this is so unfair.

Know what I think?  I think the "rich" are concerned that we, The People, are having an opportunity to see how things really work in this country.  The blinders are coming off and I think we're horrified! 

Mr. Romney's refusal to disclose his tax returns, as is customary in presidential races, shows an arrogance and complete disdain towards the American people.  

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John McMillan August 09, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Jeeeeez, where do you get this "jealous" schtick? Has nothing to do with "jealousy." Like the other poster, I think that someone who hides his money in other countries, does not sound like someone who believes in America, and that I would like to put my trust in as our President. Sure, we'd all like to be rich, but I'm not condemning him simply because he's wealthy.
John McMillan August 09, 2012 at 02:49 AM
You're right, Brandon...
tom m August 09, 2012 at 06:20 AM
WAIT ......new and better news story on huffington post .......Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads
Ed August 09, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Dan, wether or not its been a standard for candidates to release tax returns is not the point about the birth certificate. If a guy named Juan Gonzales ran for president, I'd like to see his birth certificate. I think it should be standard policy for ANY presidential candidate to produce a birth certificate. WHY, because its the only office that requires the person running for it, must be a natural born citizen. To be perfectly honest, It is shocking to me that proof of citizenship is NOT required. If there is any doubt about where someone was born, its is a legitimate question and the documents must be produced - and not just a blurb in the paper saying Barry was born.
Meadow Lane November 22, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Has anyone, this week, been seeking out Mitt Romney’s views on the Gaza crisis? Have there been calls to put him on a plane and have him sit down with Benjamin Netanyahu or Mohamed Morsi, and sort things out? Hillary Clinton handled that instead, and we seem to have a ceasefire. The urgent questions about Romney have been whether that was really him, photographed blurrily, pumping his own gas, or what he and Ann thought of Jacob imprinting on Renesmee in the new “Twilight” movie—which they saw over the weekend—and which vampire coven reminded them most of the Republican primary field. Last month, Romney was talking about the near-psychic bond he had with Netanyahu; that may have been nice for them, but it hardly seems to matter anymore to anyone else. By the time there was a ceasefire deal, on Wednesday, the Romney radar was alive to reports of a trip to Disneyland with his wife and grandchildren. There's lots to celebrate this Thanksgiving. At the TOP of my list is that THIS TURKEY was not elected... Go Obama! Onward and upward! Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/11/romneys-republican-disneyland.html#ixzz2Cy3grAfZ


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