After months of withering attacks, Mitt Romney has finally (sort of)
lifted the veil of secrecy around his personal finances. At 3 pm, his campaign released his full 2011 tax return and a summary from PriceWaterhouseCooper of his tax filings over twenty years, from 1990–2009.
The bottom line: as everyone suspected, Romney pays a lower tax rate
than the typical middle-class family—and he seems to have purposely
engineered a higher rate for himself for optical reasons. Moreover, by
only summarizing the past twenty years of returns, there’s a lot we