Stunner: PolitiFact Florida Rules Latest Wasserman-Schultz Claim False

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

Let’s not be so hard on the Democrat attack poodle. She only lies on days ending in y. Apparently after a week of humiliation because of  the bumbling Joe Biden, it’s time to talk about Mitt Romney’s taxes again.

Our colleagues at looked at this in July and found that since 1980, only two general election candidates have revealed no more than two years of tax returns. One was Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in 2008 and the other is Romney, who released his 2010 tax return and an estimate of 2011.

When we contacted the DNC about this fact-check, they sent us a statement saying that Romney should release more of his tax returns. What they didn’t provide was evidence to support Wasserman Schultz’s claim.

Our ruling

Wasserman Schultz said: “Mitt Romney is the first major party candidate for president of the United States in modern times not to release at least 12 years of tax returns.”

There are several examples of major party candidates for president in modern times who released fewer than 12 tax returns. And those examples have been highlighted in recent news articles. Wasserman Schultz’s claim is not correct, and we rate the statement False.


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