Quote from HM-8404
These people don't want his tax records made public to see if he paid taxes, they are suggesting he release them to shut up the Democrats.
Those complaining about him only paying 14% on his income know nothing about the tax code and his income. He does not get a weekly paycheck like you and I, all of his income is investment income. The IRS taxes that at 14%. Too bad many people don't understand he paid exactly what he was supposed to pay. How many people do you know that pays more than they are supposed to each year out of the "goodness of their heart?"
If he had done something illegal the IRS would have already smoked him out. They have access to all of his tax records.
Obama has spent large amounts of money to keep his school records sealed. This is what I wonder about. Is it because he went to school as a foreign student? His classmates at Occidental College that remembered him stated he was a mediocre student at best. He was an avid drug user and spent much of his time at protests. How does a mediocre student get into an Ivy league college? One way is if they are enrolled as a foreign student. The admission requirements are not as high for foreign students. A former classmate of his, class of 1983, didn't remember him, Barry or Barak, as a Political Science student. He contacted almost 400 of their former classmates and NONE of those contacted remembered him at Columbia Univ. Without proof we have to take his word for it that he attended Columbia Univ.
I don't remember anyone calling for his tax returns wanting them because they think he's done anything illegal. They say he's hiding stuff he doesn't want us to know.
I've said before I don't blame him or anyone for taking advantage of every tax break break loophole, legal overseas account, anything.
They want them to smear him, the same as those calling for Obama's school records, if they exist, want to use them to smear him. The same way the birthers, which included prominent republicans, smeared Obama until he put forth his birth certificate.
You can't defend Romney and say it's o.k. to demand similar things from Obama, and the tit for tat "well Obama isn't releasing his school records" after he caved and gave his birth certificate is totally lame.
To me it's very clear that Romney's tax returns contain information that he just want to be used against him and I support him 100% for not giving into the demands for them, the same I supported Obama for not giving out his long form birth certificate. It's perfectly understandable that he wouldn't want to give people ammunition. So far it's working for him because him saying "I paid taxes, and the accusations that I paid zero are false, I paid 13.something percent some years" makes him look good. Harry Reid took care of that for him.