“Why does --------- feel like he can play by a different set of rules? What is it that he doesn’t want the American people to see? ----------, who has favored secrecy over openness time after time, should live up to the same standard of disclosure" set by others.No, that's not a relic from 2008, when candidate Barack Obama refused to reveal his transcripts from three colleges. It's the Obama campaign, yesterday, criticizing Mitt Romney for refusing to disclose his tax returns.
Moe Lane: The chutzpah is strong with this one:
I don’t know: possibly Romney’s got the financial equivalent of the alleged gentleman’s C+ GPA that Ben LaBolt’s boss has been resolutely hiding for the last decade or so? – No, come on: it’s like the worst-kept secret in Washington DC that the President doesn’t exactly live up to the intellectual hype that his sycophants like to toss around. Which is not to say that Obama is dumb. He probably has an IQ of about 125 or so; which is pretty good, all things considered. Middling decent. But it’s not like he can set fire to people with his mind.The DNC is all over it:
None of which means that I am totally fine with Romney not releasing his tax returns. But I see no reason why we should pretend that Mitt Romney’s not playing by the same rules that Barack Obama laid down in the first place, either. Fair’s fair. And transparency begins at the White House.
The Democratic National Committee took only hours on Thursday to unveil a new Web site, www.whatmittpays.com. The site allows visitors to select their income level and compare how much less they would have paid if they were taxed at what the group assumes would be Mr. Romney’s lower rate.Newt says he'll release his if (heaven help us) he becomes the nominee. Rick Perry has been releasing his for decades.
Although candidates are not legally required to release their tax returns, it has become common practice for both party's presidential nominees to do so. If Romney makes it to the general election and sticks by his decision, he would be the first post-Watergate candidate not to release his returns.Read the rest.
Romney's campaign team has clearly decided that the political risk of releasing the returns outweighs the potential problems of not doing so.
Thanks to MichelleMalkin.com for the Buzzworthy link.
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