If you do not file taxes for ten years and a big thing about your religion is tithing 10%, then the LDS has to take Mitt’s word how much he makes and what he says is their 10% of what.
My personal gut reaction to Mitt’s supposed 240 million dollar fortune is like if he is so smart, why has his fortune just leveled off since he left Bain ten years ago?
How many billions is Mitt really worth?
But the source coming to Harry Reid for these revelations adds a level of intrigue. Reid just happens to be the highest-ranking member of the Mormon Church in the history of this nation.
It is likely that Senator Reid’s source shares the Mormon religion with Reid and Romney.
That message will not be lost on Romney. If the Bain fortress is not a fortress; if people are talking, Romney knows that trouble lies ahead.
And the motivation for this leak may not be political. It is likely personal and tied to the Mormon Church.
Specifically, if Romney was hiding money from the IRS he may have hidden money from his church.
It is expected that members of the Mormon Church tithe a minimum of ten percent of their incomes. But if Romney was not paying taxes and hiding money, then his disclosure – which itemizes deductions, including to the church – would tip off his actual income to the IRS.
Even more telling, Senator Reid specifically says that Romney’s father, George, would be ashamed of his son.