Mitt Romney’s faith

Mitt Romney’s faith

Why doesn't Mitt Romney seize the narrative on the whole tax returns issue?

Mitt Romney released his tax returns for 2010 and 2011. In the two years, he made about $42 million and paid about 14.3 percent in taxes to Uncle Sam and 16 percent in charity. Forget about the tax rates, if we look at the total amount of taxes that Mitt Romney paid it is going to be a pretty large sum.

Why doesn’t he bring this up? Instead he just politely declines to talk too much about how much he tithes to his church and his charitable contributions. He did mention that he paid at least 13 percent in taxes over the last decade. This is a considerable rate and so the Obama campaign can’t really attack him on that.

Therefore the Obama campaign has offered Mitt Romney a deal. They will stop the attack ads about Mitt Romney and his tax returns, if Romney released up to five years of his tax returns. But the Romney campaign did not take them up on this offer. Ann Romney spoke about this in an interview and said that the Democrats and their supporters would attack them regardless of how many tax returns he released.

It’s like what Mitt Romney stated. There are more important things that the American people need to focus on and that is the fact that one out of six Americans are in poverty, 23 million are out of work and Iran is on the verge of getting nuclear missiles. But the $64,000 question is does his faith really matter?