Why Romney’s Tax Returns Really Do Matter.

Mitt Romney has broken with tradition, saying he will not release more than his tax return for 2010 and for 2011 “when it’s ready.” He refuses to release any more returns, saying in other words, “I took a look at the last 10 years and I paid a tax rate of approximately 13 percent.”

So why doesn’t he want to follow in the footsteps of his own father by releasing more returns?

Quite simply, he doesn’t want you to know the lengths to which he has gone in order to evade US income taxes.  He doesn’t want anyone peering into his off-shore accounts in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and Switzerland.  And he wants to deflect the whole issue of his finances until after the election.

This isn’t the first time Romney has asked people to trust him about his finances.

He did the same when he ran for governor of Massachussetts.  Back then, he faced questions about the state’s residency requirements when his opponent claimed that Romney was actually a Utah resident.  Of course, Mitt denied it.  When asked to produce his tax returns, he refused, saying that he had filed tax returns as a Massachussetts resident and would prove it when his returns became available after the election.

And what did they find after Mitt won?  Why, of course, they found that his tax returns claimed residency in Utah.  In other words, he did not meet the Constitutional requirements to be governor.

That incident should tell you all you need to know about Romney.  1 – He cannot be trusted.  2 – He will do and say anything to be elected.