NH Democratic Party Leaders Announce New Petition, Call on Romney to Release Tax Returns

Petition calls on Romney to follow NH GOP Chairman's advice and release his tax returns


CONCORD - On the eve of Mitt Romney's return to New Hampshire, New Hampshire Democratic officials launched a petition drive calling on Mitt Romney to follow the advice of State GOP chairman Wayne MacDonald and release more tax returns.


"The bottom line is that Mitt Romney refuses to release his tax returns because he doesn't want the American people to know whether he's taken advantage of foreign tax havens to avoid paying his fair share. His corporate tax plan would create 800,000 jobs overseas, which could come at the expense of American jobs. That's Romney Economics," said Raymond Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.


Even Republicans want Romney to come clean and release more tax returns because Romney has left too much unexplained about his private-sector record, which he's made the cornerstone of his campaign.


Yesterday, Wayne MacDonald, the state GOP Chairman, said in the Washington Post that  "'there's certainly an upside' to revealing more about his personal finances."


Since Mitt Romney is in New Hampshire this week," said Debby Butler, an accountant and an OFA steering committee member, "I am asking him to release additional years of tax returns or the public will never know if he created a shell corporation to avoid taxes."


The New Hampshire Democratic Party today launched a new online petition, asking Granite Staters to stand with both the New Hampshire Democratic Party and the New Hampshire Republican Party, calling on Romney to release his tax returns.


"When Romney releases his tax returns, he should also tell Granite State voters how he plans to grow our economy and reduce our debt given that his economic scheme blows a hole in the deficit with tax cuts for the wealthy and guts investments that would strengthen the middle class," Butler said.