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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for a decade.
“His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son,” Reid said, referring to George Romney’s decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in 1968.
Reid also suggested that Romney’s stance on withholding tax information would keep him from getting a Senate confirmation to a Cabinet post.
“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” Reid said. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”
Romney aides have denied such allegations.
“Not true," saidsecretary Andrea Saul July 18 after the Obama campaign began airing an ad saying that Romney did not pay taxes.
“Where the problem is, is this: Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election,” Reid said of the Senate seats up for grabs in the November election. “They are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, ‘Hey, we just bought America. Wasn’t so bad. We still have a whole lot of money left.’”