Friday, July 13, 2012
ROMNEY'S TAX RETURNS, RELEASE THE DARN THING!
Icheoku calls on the Republican Presidential candidate putative nominee, Mitt Romney, to release his tax returns so that Americans could truly know the nature of the man's business that wants to be their president. His father released his twelve year tax return and even said that just releasing one year tax return could be a fluke; unless Mitt the son, now wants Americans to confirm what they had always suspected that he is one BIG FLUKE.
Icheoku asks what is the Mitt hiding or trying to hide by sitting on and refusing to release his tax records of these past years or at least the last three years. At minimum, it will take the wind out of the sail of the other side that his failure and refusal to so release his tax records is indicative that there are things therein contained which he does not want Americans to know about and concerning him, such as the true nature of his business practices as well as other things which might bother on some possible ethical violations.
A man running for president of America, whose patriotism or lack thereof was so strong that it saw him put his money away in safe deposits overseas in Switzerland and Cayman Islands while the American economy struggled, without him seeing the need to invest his millions here in America or even left in America banks to somewhat help with the American economy? A man running for the presidency of America and touting his economic skills as magical did not know that leaving his money in America instead of some foreign countries would have benefited the American economy greatly? A man running for president of America and holding up his economic magic wand as his only strong suit for seeking the office, yet he did not know that helping the American auto industry would save them from a near-death scenario they were faced with just a few years ago? Icheoku asks, if someone who bandies economic know-how as his strength cannot reasonably forecast a basic economic law that if you give assistance of some repayable loans to a cash-strapped but otherwise viable company, that they can emerge out of their malaise to become a competitive company in the future once again; how strong then is this his sole strength? Even an Economics 101 freshman understands this as a basic law of economics. But on a hindsight, Mitt Romney's views on the auto industry bailout may have now changed, but unfortunately, the American presidency does not thrive on Monday night quarterbacking like mechanism.
Icheoku does not know about you America, but this Mormon Bishop from liberal Massachusetts is not straight and is definitely hiding something from the American public; something which he does not want them to know, which his current refusal to make public his tax records further buttresses. Icheoku reiterates that there is a reason why records are kept as it tells where one has been and helps with forecast of that person's future travels and destinations. Records are the umbilical cord which holds someones future with his past and Mitt Romney must help Americans understand what he intends to do if elected by disclosing to them the stewardship of his past life. Funny enough too, this man who also proudly beats his chest with his Olympic success, a past record; in a twist fate, seldomnly mentions or would rather Americans forgot that he was once a governor of Massachusetts and destroyed evidence of his records while in office in order to keep them protected and out of public eyes? Icheoku says Mitt Romney's phobia about his past being truthfully disclosed or known to Americans is rather frightening and you wonder what is it that is so bad and despicable he does not want American public to know about his past yet he wants to be our president?
Icheoku says Mitt Romney has a choice to either come clean with the American public through full disclosure of and concerning his past or forget about it, the fact that he wants to become American president. He cannot have it both ways; if he wants to become our president, he must fully tell us who he is, take the mask off and reveal his true identity in order to enable us decide if he is indeed possessed of the character and decorum required of a person to be elected our president. His current stonewalling and evasive obstinacy especially as it relates to his tax records question is short of candor and smacks of a person who wants to get into a house through the backdoor without the necessary x-ray required as a prerequisite coming through the main entrance. This snobbish attitude can only hurt him as Americans are curious about what he could possibly be really hiding by his refusal to disclose; and the curiosity would not go away anytime soon. Instead of the vociferous denial that he did not latch on to Bain Capital until 2003, the Mitt could have conclusively resolved this question in the same manner President Obama was forced to resolve his place of birth question by releasing the full unabridged records of his birth and in Mitt Romney's case, his tax returns for years 1999 through 2003. Like his shadow, his refusal to release his tax records will follow him or hunt him through the November election and American people do not usually vote for a president, someone who would not level with them; moreso bothering on the issue of his character. To Mitt Romney, Icheoku says on your tax records, RELEASE THE DARN THING.