Sign Petition For Full Disclosure of Romney’s Taxes
Explosive news broke yesterday that Mitt Romney may have been in charge of Bain Capital well after 1999, as Bain continued to take over and bankrupt American companies and outsource American jobs, even though Romney’s been claiming he had little to do with Bain after 1999.1
Romney’s own tax returns could help clear up his actual role at Bain during this time and his responsibility for what happened to those workers, but he’s refusing to release them.
It’s clear he could be hiding something, because he’s going against a tradition of transparency started by his own father, who released 12 years of returns when he ran for president.2
And guess what? The one complete tax return Romney’s released details massive offshore investments in the Cayman Islands, a Swiss bank account, and huge deductions for his ballet horse—tax-dodging methods only available to the super-rich.3 So what’s in the other tax returns that he doesn’t want the American people to see?
Enough’s enough. It’s time for Mitt to come clean with the American people. Public pressure is building, and we have an opportunity to pour it on with a MASSIVE petition, because everyone can agree that Americans need to know the basic truth about our presidential candidates (even your conservative uncle).
We’ll deliver the petition soon to his campaign headquarters in Boston. So after you sign, be sure to share the petition with everyone you know—including your conservative uncle.
The American public deserves to know more than one year’s worth of tax history for a presidential candidate—especially when there are legitimate questions about his financial record. And Americans need to know how long Romney was involved with Bain Capital as it continued to bankrupt American companies and outsource American jobs.
As Mitt’s own father pointed out, “One year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show.”4 It’s time for Romney to come clean and let the American public know the truth about his taxes.
Today, MoveOn members are going to Romney’s campaign offices across the country to get him to come clean. And today we’re launching this petition to put even more pressure on Romney to release his tax returns.
Then share the petition—and remember, not just with your friends but with your conservative uncle too!
Thanks for all you do.
–Justin, Victoria, Emily, Milan, and the rest of the team
1. “Mitt Romney stayed at Bain 3 years longer than he stated,” The Boston Globe, July 12, 2012
2. “On tax returns, Mitt won’t follow the leader—his dad,” The Washington Post, July 11, 2012
3. “Mitt Romney’s offshore accounts draw more fire,” The Boston Globe, July 9, 2012
“Romney Horse Wins Spot on Olympic Dressage Team,” The New York Times, June 16, 2012
4. “Biden to Latino group: ‘Romney wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his,’” ABC News, July 10, 2012