Patt Morrison for August 24, 2012

New reasons for Romney’s refusal to release taxes

Mitt Romney Campaigns In Des Moines

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at Central Campus High School on August 8, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been under heavy fire from Camp Obama for only releasing two years of tax returns. In an interview due out this weekend in “Parade”, Romney fights back, claiming that releasing the statements will violate his religious privacy. As a Mormon, Romney is obligated to tithe at least 10% of his income to the church, something Romney considers to be “a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and our church.”

WEIGH IN:

Is this a valid reason to withhold information from the public?

Guests:

Lyn Sherr, contributor to Parade Magazine

Darry Sragow, attorney and long-time democratic strategist

Arnold Steinberg, political strategist and analyst; a libertarian-conservative long associated with Republican campaigns


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