Mitt Romney has a new reason for why he won’t release any more tax returns — “I’m not a business.” Um, so, was his father, George Romney a business? Wait, wasn’t Mitt Romney the same person who said ‘corporations are people?” The tax return issue will follow him straight through to the November elections, unless either he or Obama implodes before we get there. Romney made this revelation during an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek.
Bloomberg asked Romney whether, if he was investing in a company, he would want to see more than two years of financial reports, likening that process to the American people electing a president. But Romney suggested the standards aren’t the same for people and businesses.
“I’m not a business,” he said. “We have a process in this country, which was established by law, which provides for the transparency which candidates are required to meet. I have met with that requirement with full financial disclosure of all my investments, but in addition have provided and will provide a full two years of tax returns.” Source: Washington Post
Vote for me but I won’t tell you who I am and what I really stand for. When will we see some tough questions being asked of both candidates and not softball interviews?
Here are some remarks from Obama’s campaign event in Colorado Wednesday, where he hammered at Romney saying he wanted to take women back to the 1950s. Wasn’t a cake walk for black women then either:
And that’s true for everybody. But it’s especially true for the women in this country — from working moms to college students to seniors. Because when it comes to the economy, it’s bad enough that our opponents want to take us back to the same policies of the last decade, the same policies that got us into this mess in the first place, the same policies that saw jobs going overseas and ended up seeing people’s wages and incomes going down even as the costs of everything from health care to college were going up — policies that culminated in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and that we’ve spent, now, three and a half years trying to recover from. That’s bad enough. But when it comes to a woman’s right to make her own health care choices, they want to take us back to the policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century.