And that's the whole point.
Many here seem to want Romney's tax returns to reveal him as some sort of Al Capone. And hell, they just might, who knows. But my God, it's going to take some real criminality to get past the already criminal tax laws in this country, that are 100% okey dokey, and legal. Again, THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT. Romney knows it, why don't many here?
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Ok. Either Mitt's going to release his tax returns or he's not, and I admit that my opinion on this changes by the day. My crystal ball is blinking like any technological device about to run out of batteries. I'm flummoxed. I have no idea what that guy's going to do. Seems incredible that he will refuse, but also believable that he will refuse. So the question is, if he doesn't, why?
Many here seem to think, and lust for, some huge expose, some illegal, shady dealings. Some "October surprise." And like I said, I wouldn't count that out. But I wouldn't bet on it either. My guess is that Mitt, with all his money and his accountants, was well able to stay within the boundaries of the law.
And HELLO. That is again, the whole freaking point. And, imo, the point that would kill Romney's campaign, and the GOP's major talking points, if he were to release 10 years of reforms. Which are, to repeat the obvious, that guys like Romney deserve to pay almost zilch in taxes, and to bet against the American dollar in Swiss bank accounts---which we already know---and to have absolutely no other God than money. Country? Pffffft!
And again, ALL OF IT IS LEGAL. And again, THAT'S THE PROBLEM. Romney knows this.
Imagine him trying to fight the increasing battle over the Bush tax cuts after revealing 10 years of his taxes?! Look what the Obama campaign has done with just one year of his returns. This is HUGE, without anything illegal. It is tantamount to turning that whole issue over to the democrats.
And it's high fucking time. I for one am almost giddy that the GOP has decided to run the ICON of the cause of the great depression, as a presidential candidate. It's so delicious. It's so much more than we could have hoped for. And in running Mitt Romney, they will have to say to this country, if Mitt releases his returns, "but it's all legal!" Really. What could be a worse message for the GOP?!?!?!?!
Having listened to myself as I wrote this, my crystal ball/ouija board says "NO!" He won't release them. And it won't be because there's something ILLEGAL there, it will be because everything he's done with his finances is 100% LEGAL. And again and again, that's the WHOLE PROBLEM.
So whatever y'all are salivating over and hoping for, PLEASE, deny the idea that whatever it is, it has to be illegal to be relevant and devastating. Because the fact that whatever Romney has gotten away with---hell, 100 million in an IRA?!?!?!---is probably VERY legal. And that's what Romney and the GOP does not want to discuss.