Letters to the Editor

President: Not Romney

Mitt Romney's father, George Romney, the "immigrant from Mexico," released 12 years' of federal income tax records when he ran for president in 1968. Obama released his old tax records long ago.

Mitt Romney, eight months ago, released one, altered 2010 federal income tax report. He indicated he would release older tax records, like his father did.

He hasn't. Does he hope we'll forget he has continuous income, to the present, from his leadership of Bain Capital? We need the figures on his one-person "corporation" and investment earnings in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. They weren't taxed. Are his capital gains greater than he admits to his church?

Until we see his records, we must assume he's hiding something illegal or unethical. We can't trust his words, what else can we believe?

Romney claimed a $77,000 loss on his 2010 tax return for his wife's horse riding hobby. Other multiple sclerosis patients can't claim the costs of their hobbies as a loss.

We saw Romney's grin when he said, "Corporations are people, my friends." That passive-aggressive bullying remark probably indicates he'd ban the public, except corporations, from the Grand Canyon, then recommend mining its uranium.

JOY K. RASCH, Kennewick

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