Romney: You People Only Need Two Years of My Tax Returns

Romney: You People Only Need Two Years of My Tax Returns

Romney: You People Only Need Two Years of My Tax Returns

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
July 13 2012 6:24 PM

Romney: You People Only Need Two Years of My Tax Returns

CNN's great Jim Acosta sits down with Mitt Romney and gets him to say that he won't release more than two years of tax returns. Democrats want the ones from 1999-2002, at least. Romney calls that a personal attack.

The key part of the transcript:

ACOSTA: When are you going to release more of your taxes and how many years?

ROMNEY:  I've indicated that -- well, first of all, we've complied with the law.  The law requires us to put out a full financial disclosure.  That I've done. And then, in addition to that, I've already put out one year of tax returns.  We'll put out the next year of tax returns as soon as the accountants have that ready.  And that's what we're going to put out.

I know there will always be calls for more.  People always want to get more.  And, you know, we're putting out what is required plus more that is not required.  And those are the two years that people are going to have.  And that's -- that's all that's necessary for people to understand something about my finances. And, look, if people believe this should be a campaign about attacking one another on a personal basis and go back to the kinds of attacks that were suggested in some campaigns in the past, I don't want to go there.
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And so Democrats will continue to demand more, because, hey, how can they get to the bottom of this Bain Capital business if they don't get it?

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.