Queston of the Day: Should Mitt Romney Release More Than Two Years of Tax Returns? [Poll]

What do you think, Easton?


Former Massachusetts Governor and presumptive Republican nominee for president was in Massachusetts Thursday at his campaign headquarters in the North End of Boston and again in Roxbury, according to the Boston Globe.

His visit comes in the midst of calls from Democrats and many Republicans to release more than two years of his tax returns.

Romney, however, is standing strong.

“In the political environment that exists today, the opposition research of the Obama campaign is looking for anything they can use to distract from the failure of the president to reignite our economy,” Romney told the National Review this week. “And I’m simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort and lie about.”

What do you think, Easton? Should Mitt Romney release more than two years of tax returns? Answer our poll or tell us in comments.

Elaine Dahlgren July 19, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Romney should only release these records unless Obama releases his college records and his REAL birth certificate!!
bchillin54 July 20, 2012 at 04:07 AM
http://www.usdebtclock.org/ There are more important questions to ask.
Patrick July 20, 2012 at 04:24 PM
There's no law against having a Swiss bank account. Just make sure you pay taxes on the gains. If Romney is paying his taxes, there's no violation. If he has a Swiss account and is not paying his taxes, that won't show up on a tax return. If he's paying a lower rate, he's following U.S. tax law. Capital gains are taxed at a lower rate. If you think they should be taxed a the same or a higher rate, that's a matter for Congress to take up. Personally, I think disclosing tax returnaserves no value, regardless of which side of the political divide the candidate is coming from. It's none of my business how much money a candidate made last year.
Janet Sroczynski July 20, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Fox News regarding small businesses: Robert Carroll at E&Y-Ernst & Young; Jim Angle report entitled: "Obama Tax Increases Will Destroy 710,000 Jobs, Reduce Worker Pay. Article and watch the video at: 1) http://www.sarahnet.net/gary-p-jackson/6987-ernst-and-young-obama-tax-increases-will-destroy-710000-jobs-reduce-worker-pay.html
Liz July 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Quoting FAUX news to prove a point? President Bush allowed tax cuts for all Americans which are set to expire at the end of the year. President Obama wants to allow the tax cuts to remain in place for income earned under $250,000 a year. He is not increasing taxes as FAUX news would like you to believe. He is asking for the uber wealthy (income earned over $250,000 1-2% of Americans) to pay a little more and maybe not hide their wealth in tax havens. Romney should release his tax returns and put to rest the thoughts that he has something to hide.
Janet Sroczynski July 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM
@Liz - Here is: A Comprehensive List of Obama Tax Hikes. The information can be found at: 1) http://www.atr.org/comprehensive-list-obama-tax-hikes-a6433. ATR-Americans for Tax Reform. Feel free to pass the information along to other people. There are two other links that are also interesting: 1) http://www.buttetaxpayers.org/?page_id=46 - article entitled: "Butte Taxpayers Alliance" - Educating Taxpayers. Under: "Hot Issues"-from one of the readers, D.Carlisle - provided a listing of the 21 Tax Hikes by Obama, and 2) http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120628052235AAFkmU7 This on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling regarding Obamacare/ObamaTax. Tax hikes and hiring 16,000 new IRS tax agents....1) http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/06/28/a_precedent_for_unlimited
Liz July 22, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Sorry I don't pass on information provided by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Grover Norquist but thanks. Just slightly worse FAUX news.
Janet Sroczynski July 22, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Do your own fact checking at: 1) http://www.factcheck.org/2012/02/dueling-debt-deceptions/factcheck.org. $4.7 Trillion to $6.5 Trillion in DEBT, in just under 4 Obama-years. Then see what the projected figures are. Perhaps @Liz and @ John Owen, you could offer to generously pay for it.
Liz July 22, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Well I guess one could argue that President Bush inherited a surplus and left the country in a deficit what with wars, tax cuts deregulation etc. etc So many details so little time. Anyhow back to the topic- Mitt Romney should release his tax returns to put to rest any doubts about his credibility so voters can decide using reliable truthful information what is best for this country.
Liz July 22, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Oh by the way - who is the smallest government spender? http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/05/24/who-is-the-smallest-government-spender-since-eisenhower-would-you-believe-its-barack-obama/
Janet Sroczynski July 22, 2012 at 08:14 PM
1) http://www.NYTimes.com/2009/01/22/garden/22decor.html. New York Times article regarding "Furniture That Is White House Bound" - Jenkins/Plaud, Leonards Antiques-Massachusetts. $10K estimate for the bed, some say higher.
Mike July 23, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Regarding the "uber rich" aka making more than 250K... Those who are making that kind of money are usually more educated, with more college loans, more years of college and therefore lost years of wage earning during that time, paid their own way through college rather than having it paid for through financial aid, spening their money on higher end products rather than cheap stuff from other countries, already pays more taxes than many people earn in a year, are working far more hours than the usual person, and even built a business that keeps others employed. Increase the taxes on these people even more and you will see more and more of them leave the country, you will see less and less businesses develop which mean less jobs, and heck, they'll work less to keep under 250K. These people keep our country ticking...not the ones receiving entitlements and not those working for the government.
Liz July 23, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Wow - interesting commentary - To suggest that those making over $250K (approx 2% of the population) are the people who keep this country ticking is questionable - at best. If Congress continues to do nothing - the tax cuts will expire for all at the end of the year. We'll see out that works out. Anyhow - should Romney release his tax returns.
Kathleen Anderson July 27, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Fox news....really...isn't that an oxymoron
Kathleen Anderson July 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Liz I love your logic...and I do believe there are a lot more people who are college graduates and aren't even making close to 250K after many years of working ...but they.." must be the slackers that are getting all those entitlements....WOW Mike. Not sure where you get your info ....a little off kilter if you ask me


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