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Romney’s Religious Privacy Excuse for Secrecy About His Taxes: No Sale

In this video clip, Rachel Maddow reveals the hypocrisy of Romney’s latest rationale for keeping his taxes secret, despite President Obama having made 12 years of his taxes public. The Romneys now claim that they want to keep their taxes private because of their charitable contributions to their church. A Parade magazine article quotes them saying that “we had never intended for our contributions to be known. It’s a personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to God and to our church.”
But Maddow digs out 4 previous clips showing them openly talking about their church contributions.

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Romney still lacks a credible reason why he shouldn’t be as open, transparent and forthcoming about his taxes as President Obama has been. The media should hold him to that standard.

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