Sunday, August 19, 2012

Romney's Taxes Are the Perfect Case Study

If Mitt Romney wanted to show the problem with the current tax system he would immediately show his taxes from the last several years.   More than likely, everything is perfectly legal.   Most likely, Mitt Romney has taken advantage of every single legal loophole that is designed to benefit the super rich.  It would be surprising if he had not.  

By showing his taxes he'd be able to showcase the American tax system as it now works. This is an ideal case study.   Romney's taxes demonstrate how class warfare was fought and won long ago by the super rich.   

So why isn't the Washington press corps making a point of that?     

"Mr. Romney, why would you not want to show your taxes?   Wouldn't your taxes demonstrate the need for tax reform, wouldn't your taxes demonstrate just how tilted our tax system has become with loophole after loophole designed to help the super rich, wouldn't showing your taxes help lead the debate for the need for tax reform fairness?"

You can't blame Romney for a Washington press corps that insists on doing such superficial analysis.


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