Thu Aug 16, 2012, 06:21 PM
DavidL (384 posts)
Dear Ann Romney: Get Off Your High Horse
Last edited Thu Aug 16, 2012, 08:11 PM - Edit history (2)
Here is a list of legitimate, real reasons why voters are entitled to access to your tax returns, whether you like it or not:
The next President of the United States must lead an effort to reform our current tax code. It's long overdue and must be done. We're entitled to understand how you approach your own taxation, and what interests your husband will serve if he were leading that effort. Simply put: Will a Romney Administration consider the needs of the working poor over the needs of corporations and the wealthy?
Ordinary people don't have offshore tax shelters. Why do you? Why do you consider it American to shelter income from taxes offshore? Why would your investments take precedence over patriotism?
Americans deserve to fully understand how Bain benefited your family. It's well established at this point that Bain Capital was in the business of mergers and acquisitions. People lost many jobs to offshoring, mergers, and just plain asset-stripping. It's fair for them to understand what kind of profit you took from those lost jobs, particularly when you claim you know how to create them.
Ordinary people endure far more invasive inquiries for minimum wage jobs. You can get all high and mighty with us, but to get an $8.50 per hour job, many ordinary people have to endure (and authorize) a credit check, and in the case of government jobs, a background check. In many cases, they have to submit to a drug test, too. That drug test requirement isn't because their potential employer believes every applicant is a drug addict. It's because they want to make sure this applicant isn't one.
You want your husband to represent me, Mrs. Romney? You want him to have that job, a job I pay for? Then both of you need to submit to my hiring requirements. This election is a by the people, for the people moment, not an appointment by the oligarchs, no matter what you might think. We, the people, are your Job Interviewers, and right now we're inclined to say we'll get back to you with our decision after the returns are released.
The fact that you would place yourself and your husband above even one other person in this country tells me you and your husband are unfit to occupy the White House.
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Dear Ann Romney: Get Off Your High Horse (Original post)
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Response to Lint Head (Reply #1)
Thu Aug 16, 2012, 06:30 PM
DavidL (384 posts)
4. Blankety blank does quite well !
We really don't need any swear words or sexual or racial epithets in our day and age.
We've heard them all a thousand times, or at least read them that many times.
Blankety blank works well for me. Especially for someone like Ann.
Response to DavidL (Original post)
Fri Aug 17, 2012, 06:22 PM
spooky3 (15,757 posts)
12. Here are two more good reasons: evidence of (a) lying? (b) criminal conduct?
Employers routinely refuse to hire people who lie on their job applications--or later, to fire them when a lie is discovered--even when it is a "small" lie. Based on Mitt's behavior thus far, we have considerable reason to believe that he has lied repeatedly about many matters of significance.
I don't think I need to explain even to Ann why we have reason to suspect criminal tax avoidance or other wrongdoing on which tax returns may provide relevant evidence.
I don't need to explain it, because both Ann and Mitt know very well why people want these tax returns released and they are being disingenuous in trying to distract, bully through indignation, and lie their way out of providing this information.