As everyone knows, Harry Reid recently claimed Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes, per a double-secret source — and says Mitt Romney bears the burden of proving his unsubstantiated allegations to be false:
“I don’t think the burden should be on me,” Reid said. “The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?”
Now Reid is doubling down:
As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. People who make as much money as Mitt Romney have many tricks at their disposal to avoid paying taxes. We already know that Romney has exploited many of these loopholes, stashing his money in secret, overseas accounts in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.
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It’s clear Romney is hiding something, and the American people deserve to know what it is. Whatever Romney’s hiding probably speaks volumes about how he would approach issues that directly impact middle-class families, like tax reform and the economy. When you are running for president, you should be an open book.
Led by Instapundit, the conservative blogosphere has had a field day with Reid, as exemplified by this from Beldar:
We simply can’t know that all the rumors about Harry Reid’s pederasty are false until he releases his personal porn collection. Of course, if he denies having a porn collection, we will know he’s a liar.
The list of things Harry Reid needs to deny is growing.