see these diaries for more pure unadulterated speculation...
and the droppings of Blue Aardvark (see the whole series)
And suddenly, the Conspiracy Choir played such beautiful music in my head I had to share it.
Harry Reid isn't an idiot. He wouldn't make up the 10 year claim out of thin air. It's also possible that Romney tells the truth occasionally, like a stuck watch.
But I will see if I can summarize.
A lot of very rich people were going to be exposed for avoiding taxes in secret Swiss bank accounts. The IRS offered an amnesty program. People speculate Romney could have been one of them.
So far, so good. But let me wildly speculate even further. Assume Reid isn't lying. 10 years is the number he used.
Also assume Romney isn't lying when he says he paid taxes every year. lots of taxes.
Put the two and two together.
He didn't pay taxes for 10 years because he was hiding the money in Switzerland. He came forward in 2009 for the amnesty and paid back taxes for those years.
He paid his damn taxes, 10 freaking years worth --- #Retroactively !!!!!!!
He paid taxes every year, so to speak, he just did it all in 2009.
Because he's running for office for Pete's sake.
I may be way off base in my speculation. But what a weasel that twit Romney is.