10 Theories About What Mitt Romney's Really Hiding in Those Tax Returns
Everyone knows it's something that would damage an already weak candidate, but nobody knows exactly what it is.
August 1, 2012 |
Tax documents show that Romney, a former venture capitalist and one of the richest people to ever seek the presidency, paid some $6 million in the past two years on more than $40 million of income, almost all from investments.
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Mitt Romney knows how to do a cost-benefit analysis, and he's determined that it's better to be dogged by reporters for failing to release his tax returns for the duration of the 2012 campaign than it is to make the documents public. Never mind that a majority of Americans – and a third of Republicans – think he should come clean.
It's beyond obvious that whatever's in those returns must be enough to do serious damage to Romney, or even sink his candidacy completely.
What might it be, exactly? In the vaccuum Romney has created by not disclosing, any number of theories have been floated as to what his returns could reveal. For your convenience, we've collected 10 theories that are making the rounds in the political press.
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