Part of the problem with Mitt Romney’s secrecy on tax returns is the number of unanswered questions, all of which deserve answers. But the other part to this is that Romney hasn’t been able to explain why, exactly, he needs to keep the information hidden from voters.
Yesterday, the Republican came up with a new excuse, telling Parade Magazine his secrecy relates to his faith. “Our church doesn’t publish how much people have given,” Romney said. “This is done entirely privately. One of the downsides of releasing one’s financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended our contributions to be known. It’s a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church.”