The audacity of Obama: Romney should release his tax returns dating back to 1980′s

The audacity of Obama to request that Mitt Romney release his tax returns dating back to the 1980′s when “Mr. Transparency” hasn’t even released his college records, birth records and a long list of other documents we would all love to see.

Pay close attention from the beginning of the video to the 1:51 time mark.

Romney reports tax bill of $6.2 million for 2010-11

By Steve Holland and Kim Dixon

TAMPA, Fla./WASHINGTON | Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:57am EST

(Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney bowed to political pressure and cracked the books on his personal finances on Tuesday, releasing tax returns showing he will pay $6.2 million in taxes on $42.5 million in combined 2010 and 2011 income.

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Romney to release his tax returns on Tuesday

WASHINGTONMitt Romney says he’ll release his tax 2010 tax returns and 2011 tax estimates Tuesday and says it was a mistake for his presidential campaign to hold off as long as it did in getting them out.

He says the attention paid to the issue had become a distraction for his campaign and he’s acknowledging it wasn’t the best of weeks for him.

Romney, who lost to Newt Gingrich in Saturday’s South Carolina GOP primary, says he wants to shift the focus back to the main campaign issues and hopes that releasing his returns will help do that.

The former Massachusetts governor and venture capitalist tells “Fox News Sunday” that he pays his full and fair share of taxes and he says that what he pays is a substantial amount.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is known for his straight talk and fearless rhetoric. This morning, Christie continued this trend when he appeared on NBC’s “Today” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and proclaimed that GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney should release his tax returns.

The governor, who endorsed Romney back in October, struck a balanced tone and said that it is “up to [Romney]” when he releases the returns. But Christie maintained that it is always more favorable for candidates to be as open and honest with the public as possible.

While highlighting his own record of disclosure, Christie essentially said that Romney would be better off releasing the tax returns immediately, rather than waiting until April.

“I would say if you have tax returns to put out, you know, you should put them out sooner rather than later,” Christie said.