Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Friday, July 13, 2012

Mitt's Daddy Did It

Pop quiz: Who was the first presidential candidate to disclose their tax records?

I'll give you a hint, odds are you're familiar with his son.

It was George Romney, Mitt Romney's father.

George Romney released 12 years worth of tax returns to the American people when he ran for president. Since then, presidential candidates -- Republicans and Democrats -- have followed his lead and released multiple tax records for public scrutiny.

All presidential candidates, except one.

Mitt Romney has only released one year of records after persistent pressure. It raises the question: What does Mitt Romney have to hide?

Voters deserve to know.

Sign our petition demanding that Mitt Romney release his tax return to the public -- and we'll deliver every signature we gather directly to Romney's campaign HQ in Boston in front of the press.

Romney has some explaining to do:
Romney admits he has huge amounts of money in offshore bank accounts -- but won't say how much money, how many accounts, or where they all are

Vanity Fair reports that Romney set up shell companies in Bermuda and tax shields in the Cayman Islands and Swiss Bank accounts

And just this week, Romney's campaign said it was "unseemly and disgusting" for people to scrutinize his tax returns and business holdings

Unseemly? Disgusting? It's the same thing every presidential candidate has done since 1968. Everyone except Mitt Romney. So, we have to ask: What's he hiding?

Tell Mitt Romney to come clean with the American public.

Thank you for everything that you do.

--Michael Langenmayr, Political Director
Democracy for America

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