“We’ve given all you people need to know about the family’s finances.” -Ann Romney
Well, that sounds like a princess or heiress.
She also is quoted as saying, “There are so many things that will be open again for more attack. And you just [would] give more material for more attack.”
Hmm. That piques my interest: like, what ‘things?’
Recall that Romney’s tax return information released in January showed he paid a 13.9-percent effective tax rate in 2010 and expected to pay a 15.4-percent effective rate on his 2011 income. Fourteen and fifteen percent? Well, you know, those low dividend rates enacted by Congress on the ‘job creators.’
I bring this to you attention because I received a letter from the IRS yesterday. Trembling, I opened it. Bad news. The IRS wants $1200 more from me. Records from some years ago. Now I have to dig up my 1998 tax return and look at it. I suspect that the IRS is wrong, but I need to prove it.
If only I had had a Swiss bank account or an off-shore investment or a stealthy tax accountant! But no. I’m just one of The People and as such, I am subjected to the ordinary rules of ordinary citizens.
Maybe I should send the IRS a not saying, ”We’ve given all you people need to know.”