Mitt Romney Lies #40 – ‘John Kerry ran for president. You know, his wife, who has hundreds of millions of dollars, she never released her tax returns”.
Dusting off my very best Captain Jack Sparrow – What?
Senator Kerry’s wife – who wasn’t running for President – didn’t release HER tax returns?
Where did ANYBODY ask for Ann Romney to release more tax returns?
Oh. No one has.
“John McCain ran for president and released two years of tax returns,” Romney explained on Fox & Friends. “John Kerry ran for president. You know, his wife, who has hundreds of millions of dollars, she never released her tax returns. Somehow this wasn’t an issue.”
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/07/16/non-issue-alert-teresa-heinz-kerry-did-actually-release-her-tax-returns-republicans-still-gave-her-a-hard-time/
The only problem? Aside from her NOT being the one running for President?
She did release her tax return…………….
‘Sunday, October 24, 2004’
‘Teresa Heinz Kerry released her 2003 income tax Form 1040 the other day, and the right-wing commentariat claims to find her tax situation deeply ironic. On income of over $5 million, she paid federal income taxes of just $627,150, or 12.4 percent. As a Wall Street Journal editorial last Monday put it, this “means she is paying a lower average rate than nearly all middle-class taxpayers.”
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55780-2004Oct22.html
‘Romney paid an overall tax rate of just 13.9 percent in 2010’.
From : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/harry-reid-mitt-romney-taxes_n_1668329.html