[politics] A little thought experiment regarding Romney and taxes

Regardless of your ideology or political beliefs, here’s a little thought experiment for you.

What do you think the media reaction would have been if Obama had refused to release his tax returns? (Or Clinton, if you will.) Do you think the issue would have essentially vanished by now? Remember, this is the same Liberal Media that hounded Clinton for years over Whitewater and a blowjob.

Likewise, what if Mrs. Obama (or Mrs. Clinton) had said “We’ve given all you people need to know.” What reaction do you think that would have gotten? Especially the dismissive “you people”?

Does the treatment of Romney over this issue really strike you as balanced? Do you truly believe that his tax returns are a non-issue, in the face of forty years of standard behavior for presidential candidates, as initiated by Romney’s own father when he ran for president?

And do you think if Romney is elected, we’ll see a “Taxer” movement the way we’ve seen a “Birther” movement?

I don’t suppose we’ll ever know what was so dreadful that the Romney campaign thought it was worth withstanding the pressure they did come under. Luckily for them, no one really cared in the end. They gambled and won on this issue in a way that no Democrat could ever have gotten away with.

3 thoughts on “[politics] A little thought experiment regarding Romney and taxes

  1. Pat MacEwen says:

    We do know what Romney is hiding. While he was running Bain, but later said he wasn’t, Bain made $13 million dollars off their stake in Steri-Clean, a medical company that disposes of aborted fetuses. Bain also got a big slice of the $49 million earned by Steri-Clean while they owned a huge chunk of it. The tax returns document the fact that Romney WAS in charge, and did personally profit from abortions, as specified by SEC documents he signed on the subject, but then lied about ever after. Check out Mother Jones on the subject. They’ve got all the dates and figures.

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