I don't know about you but I want to see Mitt Romney's tax returns. I know that I pay a lot of taxes every year. My tax rate is a lot higher than Mr. Romney's. The disparity in our tax rates make me want to know just how favorable the tax loopholes purchased by the super wealthy are. How fair is it that on his $20 million in income he paid less than 14%? I am a small business owner and cannot even begin to get my tax rate that low. I also look at my IRA into which I can contribute approximately $6K per year and wonder how in the heck did he get over $100 million in his? There's something corrupt in our tax code when huge benefits accrue to those who need them the least.
I don't think this is a partisan issue. We need to have a bright light shine on the inequality in our tax code and the huge corruption in the elite class that are able to "buy" special favors through their contributions to our elected officials.
I especially am furious that those that are the richest get to classify their earnings as "investment" income and pay a 15% tax rate when all those who work for a living have to pay the graduated income tax rate. Again, this is so unfair.
Know what I think? I think the "rich" are concerned that we, The People, are having an opportunity to see how things really work in this country. The blinders are coming off and I think we're horrified!
Mr. Romney's refusal to disclose his tax returns, as is customary in presidential races, shows an arrogance and complete disdain towards the American people.