Campaign Headlines August 17, 2012: Obama Aide Says 5 Years of Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns Would Suffice





Obama Aide Says 5 Years of Romney Taxes Would Suffice

Source: NYT, 8-17-12

A day after Mitt Romney said he paid at least 13 percent of his income in taxes each year, President Obama’s campaign manager said five years of Mr. Romney’s tax returns would satisfy Democrats….READ MORE

Obama Camp to Romney: Five Years of Tax Returns and We’ll Lay Off

Source: ABC News Radio, 8-17-12

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Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has promised the campaign will stop pressing Mitt Romney on his tax returns if the presumptive Republican presidential nominee releases five years of returns.

In a letter to Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades, Messina writes, “Governor Romney apparently fears that the more he offers, the more our campaign will demand that he provide.  So I am prepared to provide assurances on just that point: if the Governor will release five years of returns, I commit in turn that we will not criticize him for not releasing more — neither in ads nor in other public communications or commentary for the rest of the campaign.”

The five years Messina is requesting covers “the complete returns for 2007-2012,” which he says “would appropriately span all the years that he has been a candidate for President.”

“It would also help answer outstanding questions raised by the one return he has released to date, such as the range in the effective rates paid, the foreign accounts maintained, the foreign investments made, and the types of tax shelters used,” he continues….READ MORE

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  1. Obama is packing , getting ready to walk out before he’s run out!!!!!!! « The Arizona Sentinel

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