Are Mitt Romney's Tax Returns Fair Game?

Amid calls for Mitt Romney to reveal more financial information, should presidential candidates be required to disclose their income tax returns?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has released his 2010 tax return and an estimate of his 2011 return, but for some critics, that's not enough.

From a recent Washington Post editorial to President Barack Obama's campaign ads, the calls for Romney to reveal more of his financial information have gotten louder as the campaign season continues.

Presidential candidates aren't required to disclose their tax returns, as Reuters points out, although it's become common practice. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have released tax returns dating back to 2000, and Romney's father, George, released 12 years of returns when he ran for president back in 1968.

What's your take?

Should Romney and other presidential candidates be forced to release their tax returns?

Is this information too personal, or too important for voters to be kept private?

Post a comment below and find out what your community has to say.

Peter on Riverview Blvd. August 13, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Oh, brother..... has ANYONE noticed????? A liberal just wants to argue..... Liberals don't make an argument. As I read some of these posts..... it is so stupid to TRY to have an INTELLIGENT argument with a liberal. Liberals:..... If you stick to REAL FACTS, and not your "global warming" style , stupidity with an issue, maybe a discussion can happen. (Mit Romney).... NEVER sent jobs overseas. (Mit Romney).... Has not reneged on his taxes. Now,.... you liberals...... Look for FACTS.... not accusations, created by lib-liers. Liberals.... Why don't YOU want to know the truth?
Peter on Riverview Blvd. August 13, 2012 at 09:06 PM
(I can't wait to read the liberal response)....... You guys are so predictable.... :)
B.W.Venables August 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I bet that the employees of Steel Dynamics and Staples would beg to differ with you about that...Bain start up companies currently employing thousands...Got anything similar to show from Mr. Obama?
Bryan Gifford August 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM
BW, Obama put in place programs that enabled me to keep my home, after the 2007 crash that took 40% of my income with it. Romney would have had me out on the street, homeless and struggling to care for my family. Obama will always have our support.
Cisco August 14, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Sure they are. However, there are so many things that Obama has been hiding I do not care about the tax returns. The whole thing is just a distraction anyway.


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