I think it’s safe to say, if you’re a candidate for President with a gigantic tax issue hanging over your head, you don’t try to convince voters that they want you to pay less in taxes than they do; that’s just non-stupid 101. Then again, we are talking Mitt Romney here. ABC News reports:
… Romney says that if he paid more taxes than were required, he wouldn’t be qualified to be president.
The U.S.presidential candidate tells ABC News that American voters expect candidates to pay “only what the tax code requires.”
Of course he didn’t elaborate on how the tax code “requires” him to keep his money in offshore accounts, or whether paying too little in taxes (as in possibly none) might disqualify him from being President as well.
With his memory issues, it’s not surprising he’s forgotten that in 1999 one of the other Mitts claimed:
“If you hold back information and surprise people, you lose their trust.”