The Obama Campaign has released an ad that flirts with the idea that Romney didn’t pay taxes. The video begins with a clip from an interview ABC News conducted with Romney during which he says he hadn’t calculated whether or not he ever paid lower than the 13.9 percent in taxes.
The ad capitalizes on Romney’s statement when a voice over asks, “Did Romney pay 10 percent in taxes? Five percent? Zero percent? We don’t know,” therefore encouraging viewers to question whether or not Romney paid taxes without any proof whatsoever that the GOP presidential candidate didn’t pay taxes.
“But we do know that Romney personally approved over $70 million in fictional losses to the IRS as part of the notorious Son of Boss tax scandal, one of the largest tax avoidance schemes in history” the ad asserts.
At the end of the ad, the voice over asks the question that liberals countrywide are clinging to: “Isn’t it time for Romney to come clean?”
This advertisement comes in the midst of the turmoil created by Harry Reid’s unsubstantiated allegation that a Bain Capital “source” told him Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. And just like Harry Reid’s claim, the advertisement’s suggestion that Romney paid less than the 13.9 percent has zero proof.
Harry Reid received substantial criticism from liberal Jon Stewart and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, among others, for his allegations. Perhaps the same individuals will slam the Obama Campaign for their similar suggestions in the new baseless slam.