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Harry Reid: 'Romney's Poor Father Must Be So Embarrassed About His Son'

4:19 PM, Jul 31, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Harry Reid unloads on Mitt Romney to the Huffington Post:

"His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son," Reid said, in reference to George Romney's standard-setting decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in the late 1960s.

Saying he had "no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy," Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office. 

Romney's father, former Michigan governor and 1968 presidential candidate George Romney, died in 1995.

Reid, the Senate majority leader, also told HuffPo that he had heard Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years. Reid said a former Bain Capital investor, whom Reid didn't name, was the source of this information, although the Nevada Democrat added he wasn't "certain" that charge was true. 

"Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years," Reid recounted the person as saying.

"He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain," said Reid. "But obviously he can't release those tax returns. How would it look?

"You guys have said his wealth is $250 million," Reid went on. "Not a chance in the world. It's a lot more than that. I mean, you do pretty well if you don't pay taxes for 10 years when you're making millions and millions of dollars."

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