I find The Sun's editorial regarding Mitt Romney's tax returns somewhat comical ("Many unhappy returns?" July 19).
First, why the outcry for years of back tax returns other than something for the Democrats (and their spokesmen in the so-called mainstream media) to use for the insidious game of class warfare. Next, I see that you quote droves of "establishment" Republicans, certainly not any legitimate conservative tea party representatives as your primary source of cries from the GOP to release the records.
Then, if Mr. Romney is to release these records, how about a cry for President Barack Obama to release some of the many records he has hidden, such as his college transcripts, medical records, his sources of campaign financing (from George Soros and the Hollywood elite)? Or how about releasing the financial information from his crooked ties to the Chicago political machine and the information regarding the sweetheart deal his wife got for employment when he was well-placed to help her employer politically? And let's not forget the obviously bogus birth certificate.
Finally, while President Obama struts around bragging about everything he has given us with our tax dollars, at least Mr. Romney was putting up his own money and money raised privately from wealthy individuals rather than confiscated from the U.S. taxpayers. Also, why squawk about Mr. Romney legally investing offshore while the lap dog press fails to mention that Mr. Obama's own appointee as "Jobs Czar" is none other than the CEO of General Electric, a company that leads the pack in shipping job opportunities overseas?
The "Republicans" you make reference to are part of the middle of the road group that gave us old "reach across the aisle" John McCain last election cycle. A lot of good that type of compromise has done for the Republican party. Whether you realize it or not, there is a serious rift between the establishment GOP and the tea party, and those people mentioned certainly do not speak for all Republicans.
Gary Ballard, Bel AirCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun