Let’s Be Honest: Rep. Ryan’s Wisconsin Visit Perfect Time to Release His Tax Records

Ryan, Romney Break With Decades-Long Precedent By Other Presidential Tickets

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MADISON, Wis. — A mid-week campaign visit to De Pere is the perfect opportunity for Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan to come clean and release his tax records for the last ten years, as has virtually every major party presidential ticket candidate in recent elections, according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross.

Ross commented, “Romney and Ryan’s unprecedented refusal to be honest with the us regarding their personal wealth and release ten years of their tax returns is matched only by their slavish devotion to larding the ultra-wealthy with trillions more in tax giveaways, paid for by middle-class and working families.”

In solidarity with GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Rep. Ryan has to date refused to publicly disclose more than his last two years of tax returns, despite providing the Romney campaign with several more years of returns as part of the vetting process.

“Paul Ryan was more than happy to visit with first responders for the sake of a 9/11 photo-op,” said Ross. “But having millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share to support these heroes is apparently too much ask from Ryan and Romney.”

According to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, Romney’s proposed tax policies cutting income tax rates, maintaining tax preferences for income from investments and dividends and eliminating the estate tax would result in massive tax reductions for the wealthiest, and higher taxes on middle class and working families.

In fact, a recent analysis found that international casino magnate and right-wing sugar daddy, Sheldon Adelson, who has pledged to personally spend $100 million to try to elect Mitt Romney president, could see a staggering $2 billion tax cut under the Romney-Ryan tax scheme.

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