As you can see from the graph above, Mitt Romney has only RELEASED one year of tax returns- 2010, and this tax return is not complete with DETAILS from the ethics form
Some investments listed in Mitt and Ann Romney’s 2010 tax returns – including a now-closed Swiss bank account and other funds located overseas – were not explicitly disclosed in the personal financial statement the GOP presidential hopeful filed in August as part of his White House bid.
The Romney campaign described the discrepancies as “trivial” but acknowledged Thursday afternoon that they are undergoing an internal review of how the investments were reported and will make “some minor technical amendments” to Romney’s financial disclosure that will not alter the overall picture of his finances.
A review by the Los Angeles Times/Tribune Washington Bureau found that at least 23 funds and partnerships listed in the couple’s 2010 tax returns did not show up or were not listed in the same fashion on Romney’s most recent financial disclosure, including 11 based in low-tax foreign countries such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Luxembourg.
The campaign has stressed that Romney has paid all required U.S. taxes on his foreign funds.
From the NYT: “The return showed at least 20 investments not previously listed on disclosure reports, but it did not provide enough information to evaluate their size or holdings. Neither the tax return nor other disclosures have revealed the full amounts of the Romneys’ other offshore holdings over the years, including investments in Germany, Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands, Australia and Ireland.” [New York Times Editorial,7/10/12]
An EYE-OPENING LOOK AT ROMNEY*
Salon.com: “This pattern of elusiveness is hardly confined to Romney’s finances, but rather defines his public life.” http://bit.ly/KRdh3V
The Nation: “The public has a right to know about ethics and probity, not mere legality, of Romney’s personal and professional financial history. Romney has made business experience the central pitch of his candidacy, so how can he claim that how he manages his money is irrelevant?” http://bit.ly/MsXePt
Think Progress: Five Shady Financial Tactics Employed by Mitt Romney: http://bit.ly/MTkUdo
Seeing the Forrest: Why Romney Won’t Release More Tax Returns: http://bit.ly/LuVnFx
Blue Mass Group: “It’s an eye-opening look at why Mitt Romney is really, really nothing like you.” http://bit.ly/LVEWGR
Atlantic Wire: “If the Romney campaign says there’s nothing unusual about Romney’s finances — that people of his wealth often have offshore accounts to protect them from paying taxes — that only strengthens Obama’s case.” http://bit.ly/R3u6NL
2 Political Junkies: Vanity Fair Shows Us the Money: Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Switzerland: http://bit.ly/R3u0pj
Daily Kos: “By connecting Romney’s Bain experience with the policies he is proposing as a presidential candidate and contrasting those policies with President Obama’s, the ad goes beyond a purely negativepersonal attack, instead framing the choice between Obama and Romney.” http://bit.ly/NtyAsk
Mitt Romney’s secrecy and nondisclosure has made it extremely difficult for Americans to know exactly where his money is invested.
Excerpt: By offering a limited description of his assets, Romney has made it difficult to
know precisely where his money is invested, whether it is offshore or in
controversial companies, or whether those holdings could affect his policies or
present any conflicts of interest.
And while the Romney campaign is throwing dogwhisles to the rabid base about President Obama not being in tuned with the British ANGLO-SAXON, Mitt Romney is definitely not a CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK. His father George Romney is believed to be the FIRST Presidential candidate to make his tax returns public in 1967.