In an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he would not release more than two years of tax returns because “I am not a business.”
Romney was asked by Bloomberg BusinessWeek why the public shouldn’t get the same financial information from a presidential candidate that they would get from Bain Capital.
Romney answered: “I’m not a business. We have a process in this country, which was established by law, which provides for the transparency which candidates are required to meet. I have met with that requirement with full financial disclosure of all my investments, but in addition have provided and will provide a full two years of tax returns.”
Romney added: “President Obama has a failed economic record and is trying to find any issue he can to deflect from the failure of his record.”
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) recently claimed that Romney “didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.”