Romney To Tax Critics: “I Don’t Want People To Know How Much I Tithe”

Mitt Romney Refuses To Discusses Reluctance To Release Tax Returns

In a desperate attempt to deter the discussion about his tax returns, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, attributes his reluctance to disclosing his tax returns to not wanting people to know how much money he and his wife tithe to the Mormon church.

In an interview with Parade Magazine, scheduled to be pulished on Sunday, Romney said his church “doesn’t publish how much people have given.” Romney  further explained stating, “This is done entirely privately. One of the downsides of releasing one’s financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended to our contributions to be known.”

Romney said his contributions to his church are “a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church.” Romney has failed to previously mention his reluctance to reveal charitable donations as a reason for keeping his taxes private. His wife, Ann Romney, accompanied her husband for the interview, said tithing makes her emotional. “When Mitt and I give that check I actually cry,” she said.

 

3 Responses to Romney To Tax Critics: “I Don’t Want People To Know How Much I Tithe”

  1. Something doesn’t sound right about that lie! The one thing that would make you more” likeable” is that you give to your church. Are you not truly tithing your 10% and your tax returns will show how much you really made so are you really worried about church members knowing you aren’t giving what you are supposed to give? Also, why is she crying about tithing? Tithing is a gift to God so are you sad that you have to give up some of your money…because God says, “be a cheerful giver”. Something just doesn’t sound right about this story or Mitt. I’m not falling for this lie either.

    • I admire Romney for making his money, and using every tax shelter legally available to him to reduce his tax burden. That’s what we all should be doing. That’s what intelligent people do. Only a stupid person would criticize him for using tax loop holes to diminish his tax burden.

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