Obama Promises to Release College Transcripts If Romney Releases Five Years of Tax Returns

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

Oh wait, did we say Obama would release his college transcripts? Sorry, we’re being silly. He’ll still keep things hidden, but insists they’ll lay off Mitt Romney if he gives up five years worth of tax returns.

Sure, Mitt should fall for that one.

The Obama campaign is calling on Mitt Romney to release five years of his tax returns, and it promises it will end its criticism on the issue if Romney does so.

The latest chapter in the tax battle came in a letter from Obama campaign manger Jim Messina, who made the offer.

“Gov. Romney apparently fears that the more he offers, the more our campaign will demand that he provide,” Messina wrote. “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.”

Gee, they sound so sincere. You can almost believe them. They won’t say anything, but instead will let everyone else do the talking for them.

Next thing you know they’ll promise to not accuse Romney of murder.

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6 Responses to “Obama Promises to Release College Transcripts If Romney Releases Five Years of Tax Returns”

  1. EBL on 17/17/12 at 9:23 am

    Mitt should lay down the ultimatum, college transcripts and applications for both candidates and tax returns for the last five years.

  2. spepper on 17/17/12 at 9:43 am

    Why agree to that at all? NEVER cave in to any opponents’ demands when they are going about the business of defeating THEMSELVES. I like Romney team’s response they already issued: “Um, no. We’re gonna focus on real issues instead”

  3. Jose_X on 17/17/12 at 10:04 am

    How many millions does Romney stand to gain in tax savings from tax holiday on earnings held outside the US?

    Wealth begets wealth. Easy money should be taxed much higher. For the same work as most people make a few thousand, the elite make millions simply because their starting value was greater. Where is the wealth tax? Why are those owning most (eg, top 20% income earners .. owning over 85% of wealth) of the wealth our government protects, giving tremendous private sector leverage, paying less than 50% of the total taxes? It’s a positive feedward system. Ever played Monopoly and owned Boardwalk and Park Place?

  4. Blue Hen on 17/17/12 at 10:39 am

    Jose_X : Easy money should be taxed much higher

    Long answer: taxation should be decided upon the needs of government and fairness for all concerned, after determining that monies collected via taxation are being spent wisely.

    Short answer: screw you you grasping leech. You in Hell are you to decide what is or is not “easy money”?