“…A variety of possible explanations for Romney’s refusal to release the returns have flowed into the information vacuum.
The Obama campaign has floated the notion that maybe he payed no taxes at all in some years.
Others have wondered if he was part of the Swiss tax evasion scandal of 2009.
Underlying the resistance, sources close to him say, is Romney’s belief that voters simply don’t have a right to see what should be private financial information.
If the scrutiny that Romney’s 2010 taxes have already undergone is any indication, his fears are well placed.
The filing indicated a Swiss bank account -
- unprecedented for a presidential candidate -
- which added to the image of a wealthy man unfamiliar with ordinary people’s limitations.
Bain filings show that several of its companies set up shop in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands – places known as tax havens…”
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