And now he’s telling lies trying to deflect the attention.
ROMNEY LIES: Claims John Kerry Released 2 Years Of Tax Returns But Kerry Actually Released 20
By Judd Legum on Apr 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm
In a CNBC interview with Larry Kudlow to air later tonight, Mitt Romney defends his decision to release only two years of tax returns — both filed after he decided to run for President — by claiming that 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry also released two years. From an advanced transcript:
KUDLOW: Why not release your tax returns? Why not go back 10 years?
Gov. ROMNEY: Well, we’ve had people run for president before, and they’ve released two years. John Kerry released two years of taxes.. I’ve released one already, put the estimate out for the next year. We’ll have two years of taxes..
In fact, John Kerry released not two years of returns, but 20. From an April 14, 2004 article by Byron York:
In addition to his 2003 returns, Kerry also released federal tax returns from the years 1999 to 2002 yesterday. There has been some dispute about returns for those years. Kerry has claimed that he had already released the returns — in January of this year, he said, “I released all my tax returns for 20 years. I have never not released my tax returns throughout my political career.” But aside from releasing details from his 2002 taxes — which showed a total income of $144,091 — it is not clear that Kerry has ever made public his returns from 1999 or 2000 or 2001 before now.
Thus far, Mitt Romney has only released one year of returns. Romney’s father, George Romney, released 12 years of returns, stating “one year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show.”
His own father said one year could be a fluke, done for show. And that’s exactly what this is. Romney cleaned up his act for a year—A WHOLE YEAR—and released the tax return. And then he released an ESTIMATE for the upcoming year, and that’s supposed to be a transparent financial record?
If you don’t have anything to hide, why hide it? Because you have hundreds of millions of dollars to hide, money that you shipped out of the country so you wouldn’t have to pay TAXES on it. You, Mr. Patriot, clearly robbing the government of its due moneys, are now trying to hide it because you’re running for President on a platform of Country First.
Country First. Ok, if by “country” you mean “money.” And by “first” you mean “above all else.”
I can’t believe poor people are really voting for this guy. You are an ant to him. Actually, that’s an insult to the ants, because y’all are dumber than a box of rocks. Poor people voting for Romney makes no sense at all. That’s crazier than a soup sandwich.