There has been mounting pressure for Mitt Romney, the republican nominee for US President, to release his income tax returns prior to the November election this year. While I understand the argument for releasing them, I also fully understand why he insists on not doing so. Let's face it, he's damned if he does, and damned if he doesn't (not to mention, it's personal). The reality is that countless pundits and experts have weighed in and estimated his taxes paid, his effective tax rate, that even that he has off-shore bank accounts ... most of which is accurate and indeed has been verbally verified by Romney's campaign. My question is then ... so what then? If he doesn't deny the details of his returns, what difference will his tax returns make?
It all stinks of hypocrisy.