Obama to Romney: Open Up Your Finances
Obama: Romney should be 'open book' like father
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2012 1:03 AM CDT
President Barack Obama delivering a statement in the White House yesterday. In a television interview, Obama called on Mitt Romney to reveal more information about his personal finances.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – President Obama kept up the Democrat attacks on Mitt Romney's personal finances yesterday, calling on Romney to release more details about his offshore bank accounts, reports Politico. "What's important is if you are running for president is that the American people know who you are and what you've done and that you're an open book," Obama said in an interview with a New Hampshire TV station. "And that's been true of every presidential candidate dating all the way back to Mitt Romney's father."

Robert Gibbs also yesterday repeated his calls for Romney to open up about his taxes, saying, “Release the tax returns. Put all this to rest.” Romney deputy Dan Senor fired back, calling the Dems' attacks "stunningly dishonest," given that the candidate has already released one year's returns. "There's nothing secretive about these accounts." And don't expect the tax returns or Bain attacks to stop anytime soon: a new USA Today-Gallup poll of 12 swing states show that among voters who have changed their minds because of political ads, 76% have changed to Obama, versus just 16% for Romney.

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Aug 3, 2012 12:52 AM CDT
Romney is extremely wealthy and he deserves to be looked up to and since he has so much money he should not be bothered by simple things like paying taxes. He is going to be wealthy no matter if he paid taxes or if he did not, so what's the problem. Don't allow people to kill your rightful American dream to be as wealthy as Romney. They are socialist and unAmerican. Keep working as hard and as long as you can and you to can be wealthy. A positive attitude is what you need, do not have a negative thought and do not question anything and good things will happen to you. God loves America. Remember to repeat this over and over and over again. Just cut your expenses, this is the secret of Prosperity. Mr. Walton was just lucky when he borrowed money and expanded his business. Just think how well off he would have been if he just kept his original store in Arkansas and cut his employees pay and just wring in expenses. He would have been a lot better off living within his business means. God Bless the USA.
Jul 11, 2012 9:57 AM CDT
so last month Mitt Romney made more money than any of us will make in a life time... and yet he don't think he needs to pay a little more in taxes... fuck him
Jul 10, 2012 4:33 PM CDT
I just love the fact Willard has his money down in the Caymens with the big drug king pins and mofioso. Good place for ill gotten gains. It's where all of the crooks and bad guys take their money and run to in order to hide it or didn't Willard know this when he took his money there?