Mitt isn’t releasing any more tax returns, but he’s asking us to take his word that he paid at least 13% in each of the last ten years.
First, I’d be more inclined to trust him if he hadn’t flat out lied as to what his tax returns said about his residency when he ran for governor of Massachusetts after paying taxes as a resident of Utah.
Second, I’m not impressed about the 13%. I’ve paid far more in each of the last ten years on a teeny, tiny fraction of his annual income.
Third, this doesn’t tell us if he took advantage of the IRS amnesty for Americans who had been hiding their Swiss bank accounts and not paying taxes on them. If he participated in this amnesty, he admitted to being a felon. Election over.