Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who plans to release his 2011 tax return on Thursday, says he paid 31 percent of his total income in taxes in 2010, reports MSNBC
The move comes amid Gingrich’s South Carolina bus tour and a wider effort to pressure rival Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. The former Massachusetts governor previously estimated his tax burden at 15 percent last year.
“We are going to name our flat tax the Mitt Romney 15 percent flat tax,” Gingrich said. “My goal is not to raise Mitt Romney’s taxes, but to let everyone pay Romney’s rate.”
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