On yesterday’s America’s Newsroom, Martha MacCallum, Juan Williams, and Mary Katharine Ham debated Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more tax returns. MacCallum predictably stuck up for Romney and repeatedly announced that his tax returns were not anybody’s business.
MacCallum wondered, “Why doesn’t he (Romney) come out and say look, my wife and I have paid millions and millions of dollars over our lifetime in taxes and to charities… If that’s not enough, we’ve done everything legally, let’s just move on.”
Williams said, “That’s not the standard… Harry Reid never said that there was anything illegal. He just said he suspected or heard this guy paid no taxes.”
“Which is ludicrous,” Ham said.
”I don’t know that it’s ludicrous. If it’s so ludicrous, why doesn’t he release the tax returns, and let everybody see?” Williams countered.
Although America’s Newsroom is supposed to be an objective news show, MacCallum said, “If there’s no illegality, if the IRS isn’t after them, I don’t think it’s anybody’s business.”
If they only paid 13%, Martha?” Williams asked.
Ham said, “It’s a smear if Harry Reid is just making stuff up.”
Williams asked, “What percentage do you pay in taxes? I bet you pay a lot more than 13%?”
MacCallum said she does. “But you know what I would say to anybody wanting to know about, it’s none of your business, OK?”
”You’re not running for President,” Williams said.
“It’s the McCain standard. He’s met it,” Ham said.
“Objective” MacCallum put in another good word for Romney’s case. “Unless there’s a charge there’s something illegal, I can’t, two years, that’s what John McCain did. I think they’re barking up the wrong tree.”
”Two years? He’s done one year and an estimate,” Williams said.
Then Romney actually did go from zero to hiding something with his tax returns- something he could have produced in one hour.
Not only that, but he’s showing us just how poorly he would handle a serious crisis in his response.
America to bobblehead MacCallum: If Rmoney is wanting to work for me, then yes, his tax returns are my business. Rmoney should be willing to show me anything I ask for to prove he’s worthy to serve me.
It’s a guarantee that if it were a Democratic candidate who was refusing to show his/her tax returns, skanky maccullum and the rest of the FoxGOPTV hypocrites would be oinking a different tune.