Obama Campaign Advisor Goes in on Romney's Secret Tax Havens

It's no secret that millionaire Mitt Romney is being exceedingly shady about his tax returns—refusing to release anything prior to 2010—and that he's got a whole lot of secret tax havens in various offshore banks. Today on Morning Joe, Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs explained why all of this really matters, which in case you couldn't figure it out: tax reform, tax reform, tax reform. If the Republicans' candidate for president can't even be counted upon to be transparent about how much money he's hiding from the federal government, how can we depend on him to hold corporations accountable and help fix our crumbling economy? More succinctly, Gibbs, via Mediaite, after Mike Barnicle asked why we should continue to let Obama "drive the bus":


Mitt Romney wants to take that bus — probably a bus made in Switzerland or Bermuda — and he wants to turn that bus around, he wants to pick up some millionaires and billionaires, shower them with cash. We’ll stop by Wall Street, we’ll take regulations off of Wall Street; we’ll let them write the rules. Then we’ll see how that works out for the middle class.

That’s exactly what this campaign is about, minus the weird bus analogy.

Watch the full clip below:

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AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at July 9, 2012, 5:24am

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