I do not think our current president is a Muslim born in a foreign country, I did however wonder why he didn't just release everything right away to shut everyone up.
That is all, nothing more nothing less.
I wonder why Romney didn't just release this tax returns right away?
That is all. Nothing more, nothing less.
Well, there are two problems with this comparison:
1) There is are several decades of precedent for politicians to release their tax returns. The same cannot be said of birth certificates, even when the candidates are black.
2) There has never been even one shred of evidence that Barack Obama has lied about his birth certificate. Mitt Romney, by contrast, has been caught equivocating and back-peddling claims about his tax returns for as long as he's been in politics.
Romney was ineligible to run for governor in Massachusetts until his accountants quietly filed amendments to retroactively change his primary residence back from Utah, all while his campaign publicly swore that nothing was amiss. He's attacked political opponents for years over the fact that their family members
won't release tax returns, while refusing to produce any of his own. Most recently, his own presidential campaign openly said he had voluntarily under-claimed his deductions and chosen to pay a higher tax rate in 2011 for PR purposes, and win or lose, he will surely file an amendment this winter to get it all back.
Factor in the various overseas tax shelters we've seen summarized in his financial holdings, and there's no question that Mitt Romney has devoted his adult life to manipulating the tax code for his own personal gain. The only question is exactly how much he's been getting away with, and that's why his tax returns have been such points of interest.