Thursday, January 19, 2012

Got the Cayman Islands?

According to ABC News, Mitt Romney does.

Now before you accuse ABC News of being out to get Mr. Romney, consider what The National Memo notes in its examination of the network's story.
Back in April 2008, the same ABC investigative team, led by correspondent Brian Ross, reported that then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, had invested in a Caymans-based company with supermarket magnate Ron Burkle as part of a broader business partnership that was later dissolved. Right-wing commentators instantly and eagerly suggested abuse of the tax code and other wrongdoing, although the Clintons' subsequent release of their tax records showed they had paid normal top-brakcet rates. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney has been a candidate for public office repeatedly over the past two decades without releasing his taxes -- yet those same right-wing sources voice little or no criticism of him.
Mr. Romney could put these discussions to rest if he would come clean on his taxes. But perhaps that tells us more about the man than we want to know?

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