The Gingrich campaign released three pointed, finance-related questions Monday for the Romney camp. Politico
published the questions, but it didn’t specify how they were released — presumably as an email to the press.
In any case, here they are verbatim.
1. What is Mitt Romney hiding in foreign bank accounts?
Now we know why Mitt Romney didn’t want to release his tax returns. Careful examination of the 600-page filing of Mitt Romney’s tax returns shows that he failed to disclose at least 23 bank accounts and trusts in his FEC-required personal financial statement, 11 of which are located in foreign countries, a technique often used to obscure wealth or business dealings.
Was the Romney campaign’s failure to disclose these accounts in the FEC forms legal? What was he trying to hide? Why does Mitt Romney need foreign bank accounts anyway?
2. What “services” to Bain Capital justify Romney avoiding paying millions of dollars in taxes?
As detailed by The Wall Street Journal, Gov. Romney’s tax returns reveal that he claims to be providing “services” to Bain Capital so that he can qualify for a 15 percent tax rate on profits earned by Bain, as opposed to the 35 percent maximum income tax rate.
However, Mitt Romney has previously said that he retired from Bain Capital in 1999. Is Mitt Romney still providing services to Bain Capital or not?
3. Are Mitt Romney’s attack ads funded by taxpayer dollars?
Gov. Romney’s campaign finance disclosures show that Goldman Sachs is the largest single donor to his campaign — $367,000. Goldman Sachs received $10 billion in emergency loans and bailouts from the Federal Reserve during the Wall Street bailout.
This raises the question: Are Mitt Romney’s dishonest attack ads against Speaker Gingrich being indirectly funded by the U.S. taxpayer while Gov. Romney uses shady accounting gimmicks to avoid paying his fair share of taxes?
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