“…Meanwhile, Romney’s response is to demand that Reid “put up or shut up” -
- that is, reveal the name of his source.
But that would prove nothing.
As Reid has pointed out, only the former Bain executive can demonstrate conclusively that suspicions about his tax history are unfounded.
Although the irritated Romney retorts that he has “paid a lot of taxes,” – his denial won’t suffice as proof either.
He could have paid hefty real estate taxes on his various homes and sales taxes on his purchases of cars, car elevators, powerboats, and other luxury goods, among other levies -
- while paying little or no federal income tax.
Obviously it would be simple for Romney to disprove Reid’s statement..”
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