After famously declaring that corporations are people, what is the reason Mitt Romney gave today as to why the American people don’t deserve to see his tax returns? He’s “not a business”
WHY ARE YOU BEING INTERVIEWED BY STAFF AT BUSINESS WEEK?
Let’s frame the issue around your tax returns in a slightly different way. If you’re an investor and you’re looking at a company, and that company says that its great strength is wise management and fiscal know-how, wouldn’t you want to see the previous, say, five years’ worth of its financials?
Mitt Romney: “I’m not a business. We have a process in this country, which was established by law, which provides for the transparency which candidates are required to meet. I have met with that requirement with full financial disclosure of all my investments, but in addition have provided and will provide a full two years of tax returns. This happens to be exactly the same as with John McCain when he ran for office four years ago. And the Obama team had no difficulty with that circumstance. The difference between then and now is that President Obama has a failed economic record and is trying to find any issue he can to deflect from the failure of his record. Thanks, guys. Goodbye.
Nope, Mitt Romney; IT IS NOT GOODBYE. Your’e running for President of the United States of America. IT’S CALLED VETTING. And we AMERICANS are going to keep reviewing your RECORDS until we’re satisfied that you’re fit to lead America through her economic recovery. So far, it is you who has FAILED the economy, with your business practices of shipping jobs over seas, cashing in on bankrupt companies, and stashing your US CASH IN OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNTS.
The man who once said “corporations are people” apparently doesn’t believe the inverse.
When pressed on why he’s not releasing more tax returns in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Mitt Romney justified it by saying: “I’m not a business.”
See Mitt Romney charged his business background is what QUALIFIES him to be President and turn around America’s ECONOMY. NOT! Even his tax plan would be a complete disaster for the MIDDLE CLASS.
Washington Post: Romney’s tax plan makes no sense “President Obama and his allies have cast Romney as a wealthy fat cat who’s out of touch with everyday Americans and who would use his presidency to enrich the already rich. To counter this damning image, the last thing you’d expect Romney to do is embrace a tax plan favoring the super-rich. Which is exactly what he has done.” http://wapo.st/MBZGOD
Obama for America is releasing new reports in 15 states today focusing on the Romney Tax Hike’s disastrous impacts on small businesses – part of the campaign’s ongoing grassroots push to make sure Americans know exactly how the Romney Tax Hike would impact middle-class families and small businesses across America. In Iowa, for example, where Mitt Romney traveled Wednesday, his tax hike would put 280,000 small business owners earning under $200,000 at risk of facing an average tax increase of more than $500. The plan would cost Iowa middle-class families with children an average of $2,000 a year. See the national report here: http://bit.ly/Ml5ssx