TPM should probably be glad their comments section isn't working right now after posting this mess: Josh Romney Taunts Reid With Photo Of Mitt Romney Paying His Taxes (PHOTO):
Josh Romney on Tuesday tweeted a photo of his father, Mitt Romney, paying his taxes, alluding to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) charge during the 2012 election that Mitt Romney did not pay his taxes for ten years. [...]
Reid claimed that an official at Bain Capital, Romney's former employer, told him that the presidential candidate hadn't paid his taxes. And Reid used the statistic to call on Romney to release his tax returns.
It later came out that Reid heard that Romney hadn't paid taxes from Jon Hunstman Sr., according to a book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann called “Double Down." Huntsman denied that he was Reid's source.
Somehow they failed to mention that a picture of Romney standing in line at the post office is hardly proof that he paid his taxes. It's a photo-op.
Jason at PoliticusUSA framed what we saw here correctly: Two Years Later The Romneys Are Pathetically Still Trying to Prove That Mitt Pays Taxes:
The Romneys can’t let it go. Josh Romney pathetically tweeted a picture of Mitt at the post office today as evidence that Mitt Romney pays his taxes every year. [...]
The fact that Mitt Romney is standing in line at the post office to pay his taxes demonstrates that he was unfit to lead the country. After all, Mitt his guys couldn’t figure out Gmail, so it makes total sense that he would go to the post office to mail in his tax return.
Josh Romney says that Mitt is paying his taxes, but are we really supposed to believe that gazillionaire Mitt Romney can slip his tax return into an envelope, throw a stamp on it, and be on his way?
Romney lost the election. It’s over. It’s been over for nearly nearly a year and a half now, but the Romney family just can’t let it go. Bitterness is apparently a family trait with the Romneys. Josh Romney thought that he was taking a shot at Harry Reid, but what Richie Rich really demonstrated is the family’s profound sense of entitlement.
Forget the envelope. He's got an accountant to e-file for him and there's no reason for him to be standing in line at a post office whatsoever either to file or to pay. It makes me wonder if he's going to run again if he's resorting to cheap political stunts like this one.