“If you have a foreign address,” the tax return instruction reads, “also complete spaces below.” In the space below, under “foreign country name,” Romney’s form reads “USA.”
Of course, it probably points out how rarely Romney actually fills out income tax forms. If he made the 12 years of forms previously available, maybe we could get a true sense of where Romney comes from.
- Romney Lists USA Under ‘Foreign Country’ on Tax Return (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Mitt Romney Calls the U.S. A “Foreign Country” On His Tax Returns (alan.com)
- Mitt Romney Calls U.S.A. a ‘Foreign Country’ in His Tax Returns (usnews.com)
- Americans Should be Outraged that Romney Pays Only 0.2% in Payroll Taxes (politicususa.com)
- Paul Abrams: What Romney’s Hiding: ‘It’s the Amnesty, Stupid’ (huffingtonpost.com)
“If the campaign is about issues, we win. If it’s about Mitt Romney‘s record as a businessman, then we don’t win. If it’s about Mitt Romney’s tax returns, then we don’t win. If it’s about whether people like Mitt Romney more than Barack Obama, then we don’t win.“
My one disagreement? I think if it’s about issues (women, war, taxes, etc.) then Romney doesn’t win either.
- Santorum: “We Win” On Issues, But Lose On Romney’s Bain Record And Likeability (alan.com)
- Santorum: Why Romney Might Lose (thedailybeast.com)
- Santorum: Romney wins if campaign is about ‘issues’ and not business record or tax returns (thehill.com)
- Why Are They Picking on Akin? (boomantribune.com)
- Will big money save Mitt Romney and the GOP? (english.ruvr.ru)
- Richest Members Of Congress Mostly Republican: Problem With Electing Mitt Romney? (truelogic.wordpress.com)
- Mitt Romney fails to get significant boost from Paul Ryan selection (guardian.co.uk)
This from The Fix in the Washington Post:
“The truth — in politics and in life — is almost always less damaging than what the imagination can conjure. While the tax return debate is a no-win for Romney, he’d be better to lance this political boil once and for all. It’s not going away and if he doesn’t it’s only likely to grow.”
- George Will: Romney hiding something bad in his tax returns (americablog.com)
- Romney’s Bain story unraveling quickly (maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com)
This morning’s pundit shows brought the increased demand for release of the tax returns… or questioned what he was hiding.
“The cost of not releasing the returns are clear.Therefore, he must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them.”
“There’s obviously something there, because if there was nothing there, he would say, ‘Have at it.’ So there’s obviously something there that compromises what he said in the past about something.
“Many of these politicians think, ‘I can do this. I can get away with this. I don’t need to do this, because I’m going to say something and I don’t have to do this. If he had 20 years of ‘great, clean, everything’s fine,’ it’d all be out there, but it’s arrogance.”
Romney should “release the tax returns tomorrow and take the hit for a day or two.”
You know, I think the Obama team is making the right move here. Eventually, even if Romney releases a dozen years of returns, people won’t forget his stalling and wonder why he couldn’t be transparent to the American People.
“There is no whining in politics. Stop demanding an apology, release your tax returns.”
“If you have things to hide, then maybe you’re doing things wrong. I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people.”
— Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R), calling on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns.
Hey, Mitt… how about the returns for 2000, 2001 and 2002? Do they show your income from Bain Capital?
(Thanks to Taegan Goddard.)
- Alabama’s GOP Governor Calls On Romney To Release More Tax Returns: ‘Release Everything To The American People’ (thinkprogress.org)
- GOP governor calls on Romney to release more tax returns (news.yahoo.com)
- Mitt Romney Says He’s Unlikely To Release More Than Two Tax Returns (lindaluke.newsvine.com)
- Romney says he’ll only release 2 tax returns (newsday.com)
- More GOP Calls for Romney to Release Tax Returns; Take a Look at His $77K Dancing Horse Tax Deduction (pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com)
- Romney says he’ll only release 2 tax returns (newsobserver.com)
- Romney: I had nothing to do with running Bain. I just owned it. Oh, and no more tax returns! (dailykos.com)
- MITT ROMNEY: I’m NOT Releasing Any More Tax Returns (investmentwatchblog.com)