Skip to comments.Gingrich: Romney owes it to voters to release tax returns
Posted on 01/17/2012 12:48:51 PM PST by Red Steel
Reporting from Florence, S.C. Newt Gingrich on Tuesday questioned why Mitt Romney has not released his tax returns, arguing that if the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination has nothing to hide, he ought to make the documents public before South Carolina holds its first-in-the-South primary on Saturday.
"Either there's nothing there, so why isn't he releasing them, or there's something there, so why is he hiding them?" Gingrich told reporters here after holding a town hall at an art gallery. "I believe we have the right to know. Therefore, he owes us the knowledge. If there's nothing there, why not release it this week?"
He warned that if there is a problem in the tax returns, President Obama's campaign will discover it during the general-election campaign.
"We're looking forward to winning on Saturday. I think we have a very real chance to win, and if you consolidate the three conservative candidates, we clearly would have a huge margin over Romney," he said. "The challenge to me is to convince conservatives to come home and have a single candidate on Saturday. And I will work very hard over the next four days to do that, and I think there's a very good possibility we will."
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And show America how Willard pays 15% while the rest of us pay about double.
Ahh yes , the stench of envy . Of course that 15% tax is on investment money that is what is left over from prior taxable earnings . Did you get lost on the way to the OWS site ?
LOL! What a Rombot!
->the stench of envy
That was uncalled for. Conservatism is not of class envy.
- Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:43:26 PM by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
Call me what you wish but you got it all wrong, again. Romney has many flaws that I disagree with but his income, and especially the tax rate he pays, isn’t one of them. Maybe you should stop regurgitating Obama’s class warfare rhetoric?
Hotair has a photo post up now that Romney is rethinking debates in Florida! He’s a little wobbly on that debate thing. Wonder why? LOL!
That’s one way to thump Newt and Santorum, level the field for Perry, and generally shut down discussion against his RINO/socialist tendencies, and shut down the issues. What a guy. Just buy ads, smoke your competition with money, and say what you will in living color for 60 seconds.
” Maybe you should stop regurgitating Obamas class warfare rhetoric? “ <<<
I believe our problem started with Romney years ago, before Obama. We’re not finished discussing how finished we are with Romney. Obama’s rhetoric is not in the equaton. This isn’t class warfare with us. It’s Romney regulating the classes in healthcare, just like Obama regulating us into classes. We don’t like it much. You can call it class warfare, but it’s regulation warfare against the classes designed to redistribute our wealth. Romney gets it.
Willard intends to put off releasing his records, until sometime in April, if at all, and after he’s been nominated.
Sure sounds familiar.
Pelosi: We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.
What does any of that have to do with his tax rate? And who are “we?”
Bingo on both posts.
And it’s like clockwork, Rombots whining if we’re on to their game of protecting their precious Willard the Taxachusetts Liberal.
He admitted concern while he denied there was anything problematic in his tax returns.
NEWT IS RIGHT. Voters deserve to know NOW what, if anything in his taxes, Mitt is hiding from them in order to attain the nomination first.
Considering the knots Bain Capital tied themselves into in order to rip off everyone in sight and many out of sight, “Buyout Baron” Mitt’s tax return is probably tied up in more knots than a crazy straw baked into a soft pretzel and wrapped up in a bow tie.