Coupon Paul Ryan is right up there with LaDeeDa Willard Romney when it comes to displaying a sense of entitlement and outward disdain toward voters. And just like Willard, Coupon Paul is only releasing two years of tax returns (although Willard has really only released part of his 2010 return and an estimate of 2011). And again, like Romney, he’s paying a lower rate than most middle class families do. And yet they want us to pay more so they can pay less.
Romney thinks we’re asking “small minded questions” about his tax returns and said, “I never paid less than 13 percent.” How dare we want to understand a guy who wants to be the leader of the free world? Who are we to ask how he’s affecting the U.S. economy? How rude of “you people” to want to see firsthand whether or not he’s lying again!
And Paul Ryan has assured us that he’s limiting his disclosures to a measly two years as well, even though he submitted several years of returns when he was being vetted by Team Romney.
They’re sure showing us, aren’t they?
Paul Ryan and his wife Janna paid an effective tax rate of 15.9% in 2010 and 20% in 2011, according to tax returns provided by the Romney-Ryan campaign to the Journal Sentinel Friday. [...]
[T]he couple also earned significant outside income from dividends, capital gains, real estate and other sources. … [T]he Ryans’ investments include several companies that lease land and mineral rights to energy companies. [...]
The Ryans filed a corrected return in 2011 after their original return understated their income by $61,122.
The last thing Romney and Ryan want is to give us “more ammunition.”