He wants you to think he’s the common man, while hiding his estimated wealth upwards of a quarter billion dollars:
Mitt Romney, who is one of the wealthiest men ever to seek the presidency, said on Wednesday that he had no intention of releasing his tax returns if he became the Republican presidential nominee, breaking with a long tradition in both parties.
Mr. Romney made the statement in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday, but the network did not show that part of the interview. Mr. Romney, a multimillionaire who made his fortune running a private equity firm, was asked whether he planned to release his tax return.
“I doubt it,” Mr. Romney said, according to a transcript of the interview provided by NBC News. “I will provide all the financial info, which is an extraordinary pile of documents which show investments and so forth.”
“But you won’t do the tax returns?” asked Chuck Todd, host of “The Daily Rundown.”
“I don’t intend to release the tax returns. I don’t,” Mr. Romney responded.
If Romney gets the nomination then we can expect to see this issue play out into the general. If Romney does become President he will have to release his tax returns and do the Republicans want any surprises there? I doubt it because it would help guarantee a one term Romney then a possible eight years of a Democratic President.
And remember that Romney isn’t the only one to do this. Donald Trump kept refusing himself. He actually said he would release his tax returns if President Obama released his birth certificate. Well Obama did just that but the Don never stood up to his word.