We all know that Mitt Romney is a ga-zillionaire trying to convince Americans that he is just an average Joe, someone you can sit and have a beer with. His financial deals at Bain Capital - where he mainly bought smaller business, fired the employees and shipped those jobs overseas because of cheap labor markets - are no secret.
Mr. Romney made the statement in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday, but the network did not show that part of the interview. Mr. Romney, a multimillionaire who made his fortune running a private equity firm, was asked whether he planned to release his tax return.
“I doubt it,” Mr. Romney said, according to a transcript of the interview provided by NBC News. “I will provide all the financial info, which is an extraordinary pile of documents which show investments and so forth.”
“But you won’t do the tax returns?” asked Chuck Todd, host of “The Daily Rundown.”
“I don’t intend to release the tax returns. I don’t.”, Mr. Romney responded.