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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, August 17, 2012

Like A Violin

And it plays just for Mitt...

The Obama camp is having some fun with the Romney campaign.

They basically held out what can be construed as a reasonable olive branch: Release five years of tax returns, and we'll stop hitting you.  Five, being less than ten but more than two, makes them seem reasonable.

Needless to say, the Romney campaign said, no.

The reason seems pretty clear.  Romney took advantage of a deal in 2009 (I think, I could have the year wrong) that allowed people with money squirreled away overseas to bring it home and pay no penalty for being scum sucking tax avoiders wise money managers.  Those are the tax returns that Romney doesn't want to disclose.

And, again, they must be whoppers, because this issue is killing him.  Over 60% of voters think he should be more transparent with his tax returns.  That would include a fair number of Republicans.

If he won't disclose his 2009 returns there really must be some ugly stuff in there.

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