WASHINGTON (TheSkunk.org) – Mitt Romney received millions of dollars in tax refunds from 2001 through 2008, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Nevada Senator said a contact at the Treasury Department revealed the Republican presidential nominee was paid over $167 million by the IRS over that eight-year period.
Reid, who has contended for weeks that Romney hadn’t paid any taxes, said even he was shocked to learn the millionaire investment banker actually got money back from the government. “Now we know why he won’t produce his tax returns,” noted Reid. “He would be subjected to stonings anywhere in the country.”
When he heard the allegations, Romney first laughed them off. When pressed for an answer, however, he said he doesn’t prepare his own tax returns, so he doesn’t know what’s in them. “If the guys at H & R Block figured out a way to get me a few dollars back,” he said, “there’s nothing wrong with that.”
The Romney campaign wouldn’t confirm or deny the allegations. “This whole issue of Mitt Romney’s taxes is a red herring,” stated a spokesperson. “The information in his returns is a private matter, between Mitt Romney, God, and the government of the Cayman Islands.”
“The Democrats can distract the American people all they want,” he added, “but Governor Romney has not taken anything from the people of America to which he didn’t believe he was entitled.”