You have repeatedly referred to people with extraordinarily high levels of wealth as “job creators.” Have you ever hired a full-time worker and paid them a livable wage with money out of your own wallet? Have you ever witnessed any wealthy person do so?
Can you articulate why you think it is acceptable for income derived from investments to be taxed at a far lower rate than income derived from working?
You’ve repeatedly said there are politically damaging things in your income-tax returns. What are they?
If you were advising the Obama campaign on how to win the general election, would you press yourself for your income tax returns?
Are you a billionaire? Is your net worth, inclusive of assets and investments, more than one billion dollars?
You recently said you have not paid taxes at a rate of less than 13 percent. What, exactly, has your effective income tax rate been for each year throughout the past decade? No one cares what your marginal income tax rate was.
Have you ever received a reprieve from the IRS for felonious tax evasion?
Have you ever failed to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)? Were you a participant in the IRS’s recent amnesty program for reporting previously undisclosed foreign bank accounts?