About six weeks ago we did a post on Senator Harry Reid’s (D. Nv.) claim that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes in 10 years. Reid’s assertion went something like this.
He received a phone call from someone who claimed to be an investor in Bain Capital who told him that Romney hadn’t paid taxes in 10 years…pretty serious stuff. Senator Reid never told us who this “source” was but, he presumably felt confident enough in the source that he decided to release this “information” to Americans. And he did so, both long and loud.
We now know (if we didn’t at the time) that Senator Reid’s assertions were blatantly false. On Friday, we learned that,
…PricewaterhouseCoopers, the firm that prepared the Romneys’ taxes, reported that Romney paid an average annual effective federal tax rate of 20.2 percent from 1990-2009.
Does anyone think Senator Reid will apologize for misleading Americans about something as serious as this?
Nah, probably not.