If Romney’s Finances Were Vetted Would His Pinstripes Turn Into an Orange Jumpsuit? [View all]
Who knew at the beginning of campaign season that modest Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware and mighty New York and Pennsylvania would be key to Mitt Romney’s all but certain capture of the republican nomination for president? Now, let’s check out the Federal Prison facilities in these states. Pennsylvania’s got a bunch. Wouldn’t that be ironic, what with Santorum being from the Keystone state and all. There’s one in Danbury; New York has a few. It could happen. Nominee Romney, if his finances were thoroughly vetted, could wind up residing in any one of the three named states.
I’m not suggesting Romney’s a crook. I am suggesting we take a deep and penetrating look at his finances apropos of anyone seeking the highest office in the land.
There are enough red flags in his minimal release of just two years of tax returns to proceed with a full-bore inquiry of his finances. If Greg Palast is busy elsewhere, it won’t happen because we have no other investigative reporters (just as the corporatist media planned it).
Frankly, I don’t believe a damn thing Romney says about his money. And why should I? The LA Times reported in January there were 23 funds and partnerships listed on Mitt’s tax returns that didn’t show up in his personal financial statements as required by the Federal Election Commission. And has he released all of his reports of Foreign Bank & Financial Accounts (FBARs) as required by law? My takeaway – if financial stuff isn’t showing up on his personal financial statements, what isn’t showing up on his returns?