Mitt Romney says all of his investments have been reported to the government and “there is nothing hidden, there’s nothing there.” In other words, he pays his taxes as required. I suspect Democrats also know this, because Mitt Romney understands well that his wealth and where that wealth was created, and now held, will be a topic of extreme interest and inspection in this election season.
Obama had the stones to speak to Romney’s bank accounts saying president’s are an “open book,” to which the proper headline would be: ‘and the audience guffawed,’ still awaiting the details of Obama’s life (including illegal campaign contributions from Arab countries, including Gaza and Hamas). And it’s happening again – and then those tax-cheating Cabinet picks – at least 6, handpicked by Obama.
Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs accused Romney of having a “shell corporation in Bermuda:
The Romney campaign hit back, calling the criticism a character assault that is “unseemly” and “disgusting” and slamming Obama as a “typical politician willing to use false and dishonest attacks to save his job,” reported MSNBC…
Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), Gov. Martin O’Malley (Md.) and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) all hammered Romney’s foreign accounts and tax records on the Sunday talk shows.
Bwaaaaahahahaha – The Weekly Standard:
Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past.
(Just as I was ready to it the “publish” button, I heard Sean Hannity say D
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) may be too busy to pass a budget more than every 1,168 days or so, but he can always spare time for passing judgments about U.S. citizens who have the gall to open bank accounts in stable countries with sound currencies and a tradition (if eroding) of banking privacy…
Whether tautological or conspiratorial, Democratic Swissophobia precludes the idea that Americans could possibly have a legitimate reason to park money in one of the world’s leading financial centers. “Mitt Romney,” Obama campaign spokesman Ben Labolt stated gravely in an attack ad, “had a bank account in Switzerland.” Why, that’s not what normal Americans like Robert Gibbs do! “I pick a bank because there’s an ATM near my home,” the former White House press secretary said over the weekend. “Romney had a bank account in Switzerland.”Do you know who else once had a Swiss bank account? I mean, besides Hitler? Various U.S. military veterans, dual-national citizens who haven’t lived or worked in America for decades, and panicked retirees who are trying to cope with new tax rules imposed capriciously by a revenue-hungry Congress and president in 2010. Thousands of such Americans are getting bounced out of their existing Swiss accounts and denied new ones, even if they live and work in Geneva for one of the city’s many international non-governmental organizations.
All because the U.S. government does not respect limitations on its ability to squeeze money out of citizens, and because there will never be a shortage of Beavis and Butthead-quality political hacks like Robert Gibbs eager to go on the weekend chat shows to impersonate a populist (at least when it’s not his client being accused of bottomless wealth).