Just in case you didn’t think she said it:
6:30 pm • Saturday • July 21, 2012
Odd to say this, but Joe Scarborough actually supplied what for me was the most likely explanation for why Mitt Romney refuses to release more tax returns:
It’s likely that those returns would show that there were some years for which Romney, the quarter-billionaire, paid zero dollars in taxes.
I think that makes a lot of sense, especially since most of his income these days comes from investments. I can imagine that right about the time the economy fell off a cliff in 2008, the guy probably had enough write-offs to push his effective tax rate down to 0%
The guy’s going to have to release more though. If he doesn’t he’l get hammered for it mercilessly. And deservedly so.
I prefer the more nefarious explanations, but you’re probably closer to the truth.
Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of other dirt, too. But the spectacle of a quarter billionaire who paid no taxes in 2009 running for president on a platform that presumes he pays too much in taxes is going to make an awful lot of potential supporters retch.
Okay, kids, info about the next possible Bozo extravaganza is posted in the sandbox. Lemme know what you think.
@Serolf Divad: We had something like this in Cali when then-Gov Reagan famously said “taxes should hurt” at a time when he wasn’t paying much. This did not stop him from the campaign of destruction of California’s infrastructure and educational system that continues to this day.
@Serolf Divad: She admitted there’s more dirt. She’s too cute. I wonder where Mitt ranks with the 92,000?
You have to assume Mittens and family will be writing that London trip off as a business expense to oversee his “investment” in his fancy horse.
I wouldn’t bet on the “retching” part – Corning has already trotted out the exact same line in front of Congress, and the worthless fucks just let them push the “OMG TOO HIGH” line.
“She admitted there’s more dirt…”
True, and its really amazing that a politician can justify not releasing information to the public by, basically saying that said information would be damaging to his campaign. It’s the “I won’t release my tax returns because then you’d see just how much of a crook I really am” defense.
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