He's cheating on his taxes
He thinks it's bad for his public image if they're too low
He lost them
He fells no need/Does not have the time
other (please tell us)
I won't argue the richer, smarter and better educated part. The accusation of "cheating on your taxes" is absolute partisan speculation and negates the value of the obvious and valid observations.
"Cheating on taxes" is a serious federal crime. You might just as well accuse him of drug dealing or burglary. IMHO, the odds are virtually zero that a man in his position, who requires extensive tax preparation work involving many others, is "cheating".
As for the "economic" crisis, that (IMHO) is not what is happening. We are coming into a new reality of automation and globalization and there will NEVER be low unemployment again. As for those who suffer from the new reality, which candidate is more likely to offer them welfare? Maybe you don't approve of welfare but that's kind of beside the point. I think you'll find "the poor" voting Obusha AND a surprising percentage of high income people that feel sympathetic to the less fortunate.
Of course, I've been wrong 2 or 3 times in my life so anything is possible. I hold both of them in such low regard that I'm voting 3rd party for the first time in my life.
Thing is every one already knows he pays 13/14% on taxes from his 1 return, why not release the rest unless you have something to hide.
Being rich and well educated doesn't make you smart. Being smart and well educated doesn't mean you have the interests of the nation and the world at heart.
Every one of our presidents have been to top schools, not all of them are brilliant.
Both candidates have been to and graduated from top schools btw
Obama from Colombia and Harvard Law
Romney from Stanford and Harvard Business
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The taxereturns will most likely reveal that Mittens has placed his priorities outside the USA and apart from the American people. A true patriot who wants to lead our nation whould place the nation and its people first. I suspect Mittens has placed the worship of Mammon first and is more than happy to use other nations and tax law to his own advantage regardless of its negative impact upon the nation and the American people.
He wants to avoid that poison which will drive independents away from him in droves. The conservatives and right wing of course will stay the course no matter what.
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That's a good argument for a normal everyday citizen. Remember though Mr Romney is running to be our President. He made decision being fully aware of the scrutiny that comes with that and every aspect of his life past & present would be under a microscope. So blame him for giving Obama this fire power. Whatever his taxes say. He & his team decided that it would be a unrecoverable blow to release em. So I guess he's hoping what.....Obama forgets about em. Idk
I suspect that most calling for Romney's tax returns beyond his legal requirement to disclose are either jealous or carrying the water for the Obama campaign. Just as with Hawaii and the birth certificate. If the IRS is ok with Romney's tax returns, that's fine by me.
Question isn't even a tough one. Romney's tax returns will predictably be relatively complex and contain large numbers. Which would be pure gold that Axlerod/Obama and crew would love to pick apart/distort. The focus of the Obama campaign to this point has been almost entirely based on defining/demonizing Romney. Little or nothing about the issues.
Romney's tax returns would just give them more content to distort in the next campaign commercial.
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