Mitt Romney is refusing to release his public tax records, and has even asked for a last-minute extension to keep his records secret as long as possible.
Why should we believe that Mitt’s got nothing to hide? Between his Swiss bank accounts and off-shore investment funds in the Caymans -- both discovered after Romney was forced to release just one year of completed tax records -- don’t you think there’s probably more going on than meets the eye?
When Mitt's father George Romney ran for president, he famously said that releasing a single year's worth of records "could be a fluke, or even a cynical manipulation designed to make the candidate look good. What really mattered was how a candidate managed his personal finances over the long haul." When Mitt Romney ran for Senate in 1994, he called on his opponent Ted Kennedy to release more than one year's records.
There's only one reason Mitt Romney would flip flop on family tradition and his own previously-held position to keep his financial history secret: there's something he doesn't want us to see.
When John McCain was considering Romney as his running mate in 2008, Romney let McCain look at 23 years of tax returns. After reviewing the records, McCain thought Sarah Palin would make a safer running mate than Romney.
Can you imagine having a president hiding 23 years of secret financial records? That's what's at stake.
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