To paraphrase that idiot Dr. Phill, what benefit is Romney getting out of withholding his tax returns? (Dr. Phil says that everything we do, we do it because there is some sort of benefit).
Why does Romney believe that he can withhold his tax returns? He submitted 20 years worth to the McCain campaign, when they vetted him as a possible VP pick (when they went with Palin instead). Does he really think that withholding his returns will fly with the media? Maybe he wants to start a new precedent, and be the first modern president to stop disclosing his finances? It might have worked in a different era, but can that work in the ‘information age’? Why drag it out? Why not get the returns out ASAP, and let everybody move on?
Feel free to speculate wildly. What is the upside for Romney here? What is he getting out of it?
My guess is that Romney paid almost zero taxes some years, and thinks this will look bad to the average American who pays roughly 35%.
Why it matters: Romney is running on his financial expertise. It’s the basis of his campaign. “Romney understands economics better than Obama”. So naturally, people want to see what his own finances look like.
What do you think?
-Why didn’t Obama deliver on his “hope and change” promise?
-Why are we now at 46 straight months of unemployment over 8%? The highest since the great depression!
Why do we have a national debt of almost 16 trillion dollars? 5 million dollars higher since Obama took office.
-Why did government just take over 1/6th of the US economy with the national health care bill? When a free market solution was never even tried.
-Why did Obama just pass the largest tax increase in the history of the US in order to pay for health care?
-Why does Obama hate small business people taxing them into oblivion and telling them that they are not responsible for their own success?
-Why is Obama threatening to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire which would raise taxes an additional 5% on every working American.
There are far better questions than Romney not releasing his last 1000 years of tax returns. He released the same number of years as every other candidate who ever ran for office. And if he’s worth 300 billion dollars and keeps it in the bank of China. Obama is trying to make this an issue because he has failed as President and has no record to run on! Everything that is not related to the economy and the long-term success of the US economically is a sideshow and meant to take the voters attention off the real topic.
We need to get rid of Obama he’s a complete and total FAILURE![/quote]
That’s an impressive failure list, I HOPE Romney will CHANGE all that.