Mitt Romney is finding all this interest in his tax returns quite distracting, so he is going to spare all you people the trouble of having to look at them yourself. He’s now looked at those elusive tax returns for you and would like to assure you people he has too paid taxes every year. But you’re just going to have to take his word for it. Ann Romney says nobody can see the returns, so that’s that.
…Mrs. Romney stood her ground. “We have been very transparent to what’s legally required of us,” she said. “There’s going to be no more tax releases given.”
Mrs. Romney said if they release any more information, “it will only give them more ammunition.”
In regards to their finances, she said “there’s nothing we’re hiding.”
Which of course raises the question, “If the Romneys have nothing to hide, how could releasing the tax returns, as has now become customary, possibly provide any “ammunition?”
And by the way, though it’s often stated as fact that he did, Romney has not released a single complete tax return. His 2011 is still just an estimated account and his 2010 return is missing an important form that would shed light on his former Swiss bank account.
Adding, it should escape no one’s notice that when Mr. Romney talks about his taxes, he carefully avoids using the word “income.” As in paid income taxes.