It’s looking more and more like Mittens may not have paid ANY income taxes for at least ten years.

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Or, possibly, gone back and retroactively amend already filed returns, the way he retroactively retired from Bain.

One of his cronies at Bain spilled the beans to Harry Reid. Harry handled it beautifully.

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has what he says is an informed explanation for why Mitt Romney refuses to release additional tax returns. According a Bain investor, Reid charged, Romney didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.

“His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son,” Reid said, in reference to George Romney’s standard-setting decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in the late 1960s.

Saying he had “no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy,” Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.

“Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years,” Reid recounted the person as saying.

“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” said Reid. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”

Plus it might show that Mittens’ actual residence was in Utah, while he was staying in a son’s basement in Massachusetts so he could vote for Scott Brown. Voter fraud. I thought Repubs hate that sort of thing.

I like it that Mittens is painted into a corner. I really like seeing members of my party act like they own a pair.

One Comment on “It’s looking more and more like Mittens may not have paid ANY income taxes for at least ten years.”

  1. scottmac56 says:

    Follow-up on the above, from a poster named Blue Meany on Democratic Underground:

    The claim about Romney not paying taxes starts to make sense when you consider that his main role at Bain was finding new investors. He has as much as acknowledged that one of his selling points was tax avoidance, for which he set up shell corporations in places like the Cayman Islands. It is easy to imagine him bragging to investors, “I haven’t paid taxes in ten years.” Maybe it was true; maybe not.

    Reid is now saying that he’s heard this from a number of people. This is credible since, as Mormons, Reid and Romney are likely to be acquainted with some of the same people – and there were a lot of Mormons involved with Bain. It is likely, therefore, that this tax claim may have been part of his standard sales pitch. If so, one of those investors is eventually going to come forward – probably at the worst possible time for Mitt.

    At this point it doesn’t even matter if it is true. He either lied then, or he lied now.

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