That didn’t take long. Obama for America is already out punching with a new ad titled “Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns: What Else is He Hiding?”
Mitt Romney finally released a second year of tax returns. And with it, some troubling new information:
-From his 2010 release: Romney has a Swiss bank account and owns a corporation in Bermuda
-This year’s tax returns are 813 pages. More than 65% of them deal with his overseas investments.
-His overseas investments include huge investments in a Chinese oil company.
-Dozens of foreign accounts.
-Millions of dollars of Romney’s money are stashed away in notorious tax havens.
-Stocks in the Russian oil giant Gazprom.
-And he’s betting against the dollar by investing in the Norwegian krone, the Australian dollar, the Swedish krona, and the Canadian dollar.
This is only the tip of the iceberg—Romney has only released two years of tax returns, both from after he started running for President.
He’s still failing to match the precedent set by other Presidential candidates. Why won’t Mitt Romney match other Presidential candidates, including his father? Why won’t he come clean with the American people?
What else is he hiding?
Mitt Romney planned his tax return dump on a Friday for a reason, but this story isn’t going away. In fact, it’s at the heart of the job he’s running for. The American people, even those 47% Romney thinks are victims, have a right to know where his money (aka, his interests) are. They have a right to know what tax policies he’s benefited from, especially when his interests appear to impact his tax policy in his own favor (unlike Obama who would pay more under his own policies).
Ms. Jones is the editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
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