When Mitt Romney’s father, George, ran for office in 1968, he released 12 years of tax returns, setting a groundbreaking precedent for decades of presidential candidates. During last night’s debate, when asked point-blank if he would follow in his father’s footsteps and release many years’ worth of his own tax returns, what was Romney’s answer? An awkward “maybe.”
Romney recently admitted to paying a tax rate of “closer to 15 percent”—a rate much lower than most Americans pay. And as CEO of Bain Capital, Romney had millions of dollars set up in investments in funds in offshore tax havens.
So why won’t he release his tax returns so South Carolinia voters can be more well informed in casting their ballot tomorrow? “Because I want to make sure that I beat President Obama.”
Why is Romney trying so desperately to hide the truth? Voters deserve to know the facts. Watch our video, and decide for yourself what Romney is trying to hide.