It is more than a bit ironic that former Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, who fought tooth-and-nail to keep his tax returns secret in 2012, now favors the major candidates of his party releasing their tax returns. Romney, who it turns out had paid less than fifteen percent in taxes to the federal government over several years, thinks Rubio, Cruz, and Trump should be a bit more forthcoming than he was. Romney has even taken a page from the old Harry Reid playbook (the one where Reid claimed Romney hadn't paid any taxes in ten years) and piqued the public interest by stating that the Trump tax returns could be a "bombshell!"
Of course, he could be right. There appears to be a certain class of Americans who feel that paying taxes is a bit beneath them. Hotelier Leona Helmsley once famously remarked that only the "little people" pay taxes. Helmsley went to to leave the brunt of her considerable fortune to her dog.
The Donald, also a hotelier who bears an uncanny resemblance to Ms. Helmsley, flaunts a bit of an attitude regarding taxes himself. He has noted that he pays as little in taxes as possible because "that's the American way."
The man who has a flaming desire to be President feels that it is perfectly alright to shirk on his financial responsibility to the country that gave him the opportunity to amass obscene piles of wealth.
What if every American shared your penchant for letting the other guy pay the bills, Mr. Trump? How great would America be then?
When it comes to supporting America, the IRS Form 1040 is where the rubber hits the road. You, Mr. Trump, need to put up or shut up.