Mitt Romney: $250 million
David Letterman: $400 million
Bear that in mind as you read this.
Late night TV host David Letterman has suggested that Mitt Romney is a “felon” because he does not pay income tax, despite the Republican presidential nominee recently releasing IRS documents showing he paid nearly $2 million just in 2011.
Letterman, host of CBS’ “Late Show,” made the statement Friday night when telling the audience about a recent poll on what Americans would most like to see, reported first by the website NewsBusters.
Letterman said that 6 percent of Americans wanted to see Romney’s tax returns.
“Yeah, we want to get a look at those tax returns because I believe we will discover that the man has not paid a nickel in United States federal income tax,” Letterman said. “That’s right, we have a felon running for president.”
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, to lead anyone to conclude that Romney has evaded his taxes. Letterman is simply playing on populist suspicions that all wealthy people are cheaters and swindlers. A man far more wealthy than Mitt Romney is pushing class envy and jealousy in an attempt to undermine his credibility. The irony and hypocrisy are off the chart.