Romney should release his tax returns
The Kansas City Star
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney should release his tax returns dating back to his earning his first dollar.
That data-dump should more than satisfy his detractors. But more than that, it will allow the presidential campaign to focus on the issues. Remember the high jobless rate and sputtering economic numbers?
President Barack Obama would prefer people to wonder about Romney’s returns instead of questioning Obama’s handling of the economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn’t help Obama this week, saying the U.S. is at risk of falling back in a recession.
Romney’s campaign needs to thump on U.S. economic worries. But Romney won’t gain any political traction while keeping his tax returns a secret.