Democrats who demand Romney release his tax returns, but refuse to release their own

Posted by: Phineas on July 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

In other words, typical election year hypocrisy by truly desperate hack pols:

In stunning examples of hypocrisy, though, Pelosi, Reid, and Wasserman-Schultz all refused to release their tax returns when asked by McClatchy Newspapers

“The leader has filed a complete financial disclosure report as required by law that includes financial holdings, transactions and other personal information,” Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami told McClatchy. 

At a news conference, Wasserman Shultz said, “I file full financial disclosure required under the law” and refused to release her tax returns.

Reid also would not let McClatchy look at his tax returns.

In recent weeks, Pelosi has said Romney’s failure to release his tax returns makes him unfit to even be a Cabinet member while Reid said it made Romney unfit to be even a dogcatcher. 

Wasserman Schultz said Romney’s refusal to release his returns was an example of Romney’s “penchant for secrecy.” 

“Required under the law.” Funny, that’s the same reason Romney gives for refusing to release more of his returns. But then, that’s different; there’s an “R” after his name, and the Democrats have nothing else to run on, so they have to create distractions, plant doubt and suspicion, try to divide people on class and ethnic lines.

Thus we get Romney’s dog, Ann Romney’s horse, the fake “war on women,” voter ID equaling a return to Jim Crow, outsourcing, and so many other “Look, it’s Elvis!” moments.

Because the facts of their collective record of abysmal failure are all against them.

PS: Mitt Romney 2012, because I don’t care what he does with his own money. I care what’s done with our money.

via Tai Chi Policy and Vermontaigne

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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7 Responses to “Democrats who demand Romney release his tax returns, but refuse to release their own”


  1. Tex says:

    Romney should make a deal with all those Democrats in Congress refusing to release their tax records – he’ll release his if they’ll release theirs. Put it back on them.

  2. Carlos says:

    Mitten’s “penchant for secrecy” (according to DWS, anyway) will never come close to the utter black hole that is her Dear Leader’s.

    But, of course, saying that makes me an utter raaaciiiist, doesn’t it?

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    This is typical commiecrat hypocrisy, “OK for me but not for thee.” Romney has already stated in an interview that he has released all the law requires and that is all anyone will get. His reasoning is that anything more is simply supplying ammunition to Queer Leaders’ hatchet brigade, a specter which is as obvious as the nose on one’s face.

  4. Jersey Boy says:

    Romney hasn’t even released 1 FULL year. We’re waiting for the FBAR documents, special forms required from filers who have bank accounts in other countries for 2010. Never released them. Why is money in for foreign countries important?

    A new report released today reveals the world has $21 trillion hidden from taxmen in offshore accounts. What is he hiding?

    “The problem here is that the assets of these countries are held by a small number of wealthy individuals while the debts are shouldered by the ordinary people of these countries through their governments,” the report says.”

  5. Carlos says:

    @Jersey Boy: I am assuming Mitten’s accountants and tax lawyers are smart enough to have kept his assets well within both the law and the ethics of such behavior.

    I wonder, though, about what people like Nazi Pelousy and Dingy Harry are hiding? I know for sure that Nazi has made multiple millions for herself and hubby with military contracts. I know for sure that a relatively poor Dingy Harry has been involved in several questionable land sales in Las Vegas. What are they hiding from an inquiring public that wants to know the ethical standards of jackass screamers, and from those forced to vote for them because they hide their activities from the public (and, apparently, congressional)view?

    And if the rich jackasses of Congress (all of the richest congresspeople are jackasses, BTW) want to take money from the rich and give it to the poor, they might seriously start by donating their own tons of bucks instead of grabbing for yours and mine.

  6. Acethepug says:


    You’re wasting your breath — just look at the last sentence of Jersey Boy’s second paragraph;

    “What is he hiding?”

    Notice how that would also apply to Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz, Reid, AND Obama? Yet you don’t see Jersey Boy asking about them, only Romney.

    In fact, asking what Obama is hiding is apparently racist. I guess for the others, it’s just a double standard (without which, the left would have NO standards).

    It’s blatant partisan blindness, and it’s SO blatant (esp. on the part of Obama) that it amazes me that his campaign is either that brazen, or that stupid.

    If I had something I didn’t want to do, I certainly wouldn’t call attention to it by insisting someone else do the same thing (in this case, release records and cite ‘transparency’). Then again, I don’t have the media covering for me, either …

    Thanks for posting!

  7. Carlos says:

    Ace, I know I’m wasting my breath, know I’ve been wasting my breath nearly 95% of the time I’ve talked to libs/idiots the last 30 years, but sometime, somewhere, with someone, a dim bulb will turn on and the person will think to him/herself, “Huh? For real? Well, golllly, Sarge!”

    I’m still waiting for that moment, the eternal optimist that some lib somewhere has more than one active brain cell. But at least I’m not holding my breath waitng for it to happen…