Mitt Romney, Harry Reid, An Extremely Credible Source, Tax Returns And John McCain!

Oh my Harry Reid has an extremely credible source that's telling him Mitt Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. I wonder who that extremely credible source might be? John McCain?

When it comes to the politicians in Washington, DC. it's almost impossible to tell who is lying and who is telling the truth, but this could all be cleared up if Mitt Romney would just release 12 years of his tax returns. If Mitt Romney has nothing to hide he shouldn't have a problem doing that.

Harry Reid is standing by his claim that he was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years and released the following statement yesterday:

Harry Reid
“There is a controversy because the Republican presidential nominee, Governor Mitt Romney, refuses to release his tax returns. As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. People who make as much money as Mitt Romney have many tricks at their disposal to avoid paying taxes. We already know that Romney has exploited many of these loopholes, stashing his money in secret, overseas accounts in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

“Last weekend, Governor Romney promised that he would check his tax returns and let the American people know whether he ever paid a rate lower than 13.9 percent. One day later, his campaign raced to say he had no intention of putting out any further information.

“When it comes to answering the legitimate questions the American people have about whether he avoided paying his fair share in taxes or why he opened a Swiss bank account, Romney has shut up. But as a presidential candidate, it’s his obligation to put up, and release several years’ worth of tax returns just like nominees of both parties have done for decades.

“It’s clear Romney is hiding something, and the American people deserve to know what it is. Whatever Romney’s hiding probably speaks volumes about how he would approach issues that directly impact middle-class families, like tax reform and the economy. When you are running for president, you should be an open book.

“I understand Romney is concerned that many people, Democrats and Republicans, have been calling on him to release his tax returns. He has so far refused. There is only one thing he can do to clear this up, and that’s release his tax returns.”

The right-wing is having a field day with Harry Reid's extremely credible source. Red State has this little piece " Harry Reid is a pedophile." and rush Limbaugh has this piece in response to Harry Reid's extremely credible source "Obama Got Worst Grades in Harvard History -- and It's Up to Him to Prove He Didn't." Also the right-wing Twitter hash tags #HarryReidFacts, #HarryReidsCredibleSource and #HeardAboutHarry are giving Harry Hell and overlooking Mitt Romney's refusal to release his tax returns.

July, 26 2012 when Mitt Romney was asked if he ever paid a lower tax rate than the 13.9% from 2010, Mitt Romney had this to say:

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“I haven’t calculated that,” Romney told ABC’s David Muir. “I’m happy to go back and look, but my view is I’ve paid all the taxes required by law. From time to time I’ve been audited as happens I think to other citizens as well and the accounting firm which prepares my taxes has done a very thorough and complete job pay taxes as legally due.”

But ABC says Romney officials have not gotten back to them on whether Romney ever paid a lower tax rate than 13.9% despite their repeated queries. Instead, they received a rehash of Romney’s already disclosed taxes and charitable donations from 2010, suggesting that Romney may have over promised in his interview what his campaign was willing to reveal. Read more.

Mitt Romney misled ABC’s David Muir and he may have told him an outright lie and if Mitt Romney will mislead ABC’s David Muir he, Mitt Romney, is capable of misleading the American people.

If Harry Reid's claim to have an extremely credible source is true, Mitt Romney has more enemies than he knew about. But it could be that one of Romney's pals set Harry Reid up. Who knows, but one thing is for sure. Mitt Romney hasn't released any more tax returns and as long as he doesn't people will be suspicious and rightly so.

 

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