Recently the, “If you have nothing to hide…” conversation shifted to Romney’s taxes with rumors Romney “bets against America,” by hiding masses of wealth in offshore accounts. Evidently, showing at least a decade of tax returns is a common Presidential Candidate practice. Romney, however, has balked at the prospect of revealing his personal finances. As with the birther debate, the theory is flawed.
The missing tax return certainly raises questions though, questions which can lead to speculations. And eventually, Romney will need to provide answers, especially when Americans are already weary of big money in politics. It’ll be especially difficult for a wealthy Romney to pander to the struggling middle class if rumors of money scandals are looming overhead… Just as President Obama eventually produced his birth certificate, Romney will also have to produce his taxes. “I’ll show mine; you show yours,” goes both ways.