‘It Was Legal’on July 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm
How do you trust a man who constantly skirts the law to be president?
Bob Cesca has been making a point for a few weeks now that is becoming increasingly relevant: Whenever Mitt Romney or his campaign is backed into a corner concerning his taxes and business dealings, the fall back position is “It was legal.”
ABC says Romney officials have not gotten back to them on whether Romney ever paid a lower tax rate than 13.9% despite their repeated queries. Instead, they received a rehash of Romney’s already disclosed taxes and charitable donations from 2010, suggesting that Romney may have overpromised in his interview what his campaign was willing to reveal.
“Mitt Romney has paid his taxes in full compliance with U.S. law, and he has paid 100 percent of what he has owed,” Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told ABC News in a statement.
Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s ethical and it certainly doesn’t mean it was good for the country. You’d think a man groomed to run for higher office almost his entire life would be able to make that distinction.