The Obama campaign is reviving calls on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to produce much more of his tax statements, saying a larger disclosure is the only method to resolve questions regarding his secretive offshore finances, which Democrats happen to be inspecting within the last week.
"These issues are important because voters can't make judgments about Mitt Romney's motivations on critical policy matters if this information is kept hidden," deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said in a statement today. "If there's nothing to hide, why not clear it all up and release multiple years of returns like every candidate has done for decades, including Mitt Romney's own father?"
In The month of January, Romney released copies of his 2010 taxes after immense public pressure from his GOP primary rivals and Democrats. But he stopped lacking delivering the 12 years price of returns that his father did when running for leader so that as President Obama has been doing. Public discharge of a candidate's tax statements isn't needed legally but continues to be precedent set by candidates both in parties.
Democrats allege that Romney's insufficient transparency indicates he continues to be "betting against America" through opportunities abroad and reaping helpful benefits from special tax loopholes via a Swiss banking account, holdings within the Caymans and possession of the Bermuda corporation.
Inside a new campaign web video, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt ongoing to pepper Romney with questions regarding his portfolio, striving to enhance the aura of suspicion round the Republican's financial activities despite the fact that he doesn't present any proof of wrongdoing.
"The Romney campaign said that when we pointed out these simple facts we're distorting reality and launching false attacks. But they never said what was false about them," said LaBolt. "Mitt Romney could be the first president in history to stash millions offshore."
The Romney campaign has lengthy was adamant the former governor and company buyout specialist has complied with all of federal laws and regulations and financial rules, and notes that no direct evidence continues to be given to suggest otherwise. Aides the Democratic attacks add up to character murder of Romney, demeaning his financial success in order to promote class warfare.
"He hasn't paid a penny less in taxes by virtue of where these funds are domiciled," wrote Romney adviser Kevin Madden of the financial questions in a letter read on "Fox News Sunday." "His liability is exactly the same as if he held them directly in the U.S. As a U.S. citizen, he is accountable for U.S. taxes. Some investments in foreign countries can be tax havens. But Mitt Romney does not hold any such investments."
Romney supporter and Louisiana Gov. Haley Barbour also defended Romney within an appearance on "Face the Nation," calling the Republican candidate "a guy who has a spectacular career and record, enormously generous, has given away millions and millions of dollars that he made, not of the government's money, but of money he made."
Still, the Obama campaign shows no signs it'll let up from raising questions regarding Romney's finances - whether these were technically legal - in order to discredit him being an acceptable option to President Obama.
"He's asking voters to take him at his word, since Mitt Romney is defying the long-time precedent of presidential nominees releasing multiple years of tax returns," Cutter stated. "But, if he didn't receive any tax advantage, what was the purpose of creating shell corporations and investing so much of his money in tax havens in the first place? And, why did he work so hard to keep the existence of these accounts secret for so many years?"