Today, Mitt Romney replied to Harry Reid’s charge that a Bain insider told him Mitt Romney had paid no federal income taxes for 10 years.
Watch the Mittster’s carefully parsed reply and note what he DOESN’T say. He doesn’t deny he paid no federal income taxes for the past 10 years. He says he’s paid “a lot of taxes.”
Of course he has. Romney’s a rich guy. He has a bunch of houses, including one with an elevator for his cars. He paid sales taxes during that time. And he paid gasoline taxes. And utilities taxes. And surely some others. We know that he paid federal income taxes in 2010 and 2011.
What we DON’T know, however, is if he paid any federal income taxes from 2000 through 2009. Because Mitt won’t release those returns. And in the video below, he doesn’t say that he paid ANY federal income taxes in that period, either. He merely makes the question grow in prominence.
It’s simply amazing. And he’s on the defensive, which means he’s losing.
Is it too late for the GOP to look for a new nominee? Seriously. Can they draft anyone besides Ron Paul?