In his speech to the Democratic convention on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid slammed Mitt Romney again for not disclosing more than two years of tax returns. “Never in modern American history has a presidential candidate tried so hard to hide himself from the people he hopes to serve,” Reid told convention-goers. Speaking live with Hardball host Chris Matthews in Charlotte, Reid reiterated his criticisms. “Who is Mitt Romney? Why has he tried so hard to hide himself from the American people? Why won’t he show us his tax returns? Why won’t he talk about himself?” Reid asked. “He won’t, because he can’t, because if he did the American people would understand who was running for president and they wouldn’t like it.” Reid alleged recently that he'd been told by an unnamed source that Romney hadn't paid income taxes for ten years. Reid wouldn’t respond directly to Matthews’s questions about whether or not he had probable cause to believe that, but said that due to offshore tax havens, Romney “did not invest in American institutions, so he got out of paying in taxes.”
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