Romney can’t recall whether or not he has paid a tax rate lower than 13 percent in the past. He’ll have to go back and check.
JERUSALEM – Mitt Romney could not say today whether he had ever paid a tax rate lower than 13.9 percent, saying he would have to “go back and check.” [...]
“I haven’t calculated that,” said Romney. “I’m happy to go back and look, but my view is I’ve paid all the taxes required by law.”
“From time to time I’ve been audited as it happens, I think, to other citizens as well, and the accounting firm which prepares my taxes has done a very thorough and complete job pay taxes as legally due,” said Romney. “I don’t pay more than are legally due.”
If you believe him, I have some doomsday insurance to sell you.
And “it was legal.” Expect to hear that a lot between now and November.