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article imageOp-Ed: Writer offers Mitt Romney $5 charity donation for tax returns Special

By Marcus Hondro     Oct 25, 2012 in Politics
A writer for the online news site, Digital Journal, is offering to donate $5 to the charity of Mitt Romney's choosing if the GOPs presidential nominee releases more taxes. He's giving Romney until the night before the Nov. 6 election to make up his mind.
"Within one hour of Romney releasing the taxes I'll happily send the 5 bucks to the charity of his choice," writer Marcus Hondro (that's actually me) said. "But it must include the Bain Capital years during which he was also working for the Olympics. Why do it? Because the man is the least transparent candidate in U.S. history."
The writer said that he got the idea from rich-guy Donald Trump, the host of a loopy TV show where he fires people all the time, who made a similar offer to the U.S. President, seeking to read Barack Obama's college records. "His was for $5 million but for me, on a percentage type basis when comparing his bank account to mine, five bucks is about the equivalent."
Good enough for George Romney
Hondro - yeah yeah, me - said he respects the democratic process and feels Romney must do as others, like Obama and Joe Biden, Paul Ryan and even the not-so-straight-shooting Dick Cheney, have done and inform his country about his finances. "Besides, I believe in listening to your parents - I mean not that my kids listen to me! - and his own Dad, George, he released more years, so Mitt should, too." I said.
On the subject of which charity Romney might choose to receive the windfall, Hondro said that it didn't matter so long as the Republican declared the correct amount on his 2013 income taxes. He plans to issue him a tax receipt.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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