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  •  Mitt and Ann better get their stories straight (20+ / 0-)

    Yesterday Ann Romney says, "And so, you know, I'll be curious to see what's in there too."

    Today, Mitt Romney says, "I did go back and look at my taxes, and, over the past 10 years, I never paid less than 13 percent."

    So did Mitt do all of his research yesterday after Ann's interview?  Or did Mitt know of this information before yesterday and just didn't let Ann know?  Or was Ann lying?

    •  Or... (0+ / 0-)

      ...maybe Ann doesn't do the taxes in the household. (Or, in the Romney's case, talk to the tax accountant preparing the taxes).

      It's quite common for only one person, esp. when the tax complexities are directly related to only that person, in a couple to know the details of the taxes.

      When my spouse has slightly odd tax situations (by middle class wage earner standards), I don't carefully check their work. Similarly, when I have somewhat odd tax situations, I don't think she checks my work carefully. But, we both sign the return.

      •  However (2+ / 0-)
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        Juliann, 1Nic Ven

        If you're running for president, and the issue of your taxes is somewhat of recurring issue, and you put your spouse out on national television to answer a reporter's questions, it seems that you might want to fill her in about the contents of the tax records.

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