Letter: Romney being held to different standardLately there has been a lot of whoopla over Mitt Romney releasing his tax returns for more than just the recent two years.
By: Leroy Vetsch, Brewster, Worthington Daily Globe
Lately there has been a lot of whoopla over Mitt Romney releasing his tax returns for more than just the recent two years. He isn’t any different than Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, both of whom said they filed their tax information as required by law. Mitt Romney says the same thing; he reported two years of tax information as required by law.
Why shouldn’t he use the same claim that Pelosi and Wasserman-Schultz use in defending their disclosure of their tax information? They have as much, if not more, to gain from hiding anything. After all, Pelosi and Wasserman-Schultz actually make law regarding taxes that affect all of us. What do they have to hide by not disclosing more than is required by law?
Only 17 members of Congress have disclosed more than is required by law. So, if most of Congress doesn’t disclose any more than what is required by law, why are the media and others so down on Mitt Romney following the law and disclosing what is required by law. Is there a double standard?