Incoming Gen Treas Raimondo: Psych! I’m Not Releasing My Tax Returns
General Treasurer candidate Gina Raimondo had refused to release her tax returns during the campaign but indicated that she would do so if elected. And she reaffirmed to a ProJo reporter just last week that she would do so.
State Treasurer-elect Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday refused to release her income-tax returns after promising on Tuesday that she would.
“I believe she misspoke,” Raimondo aide Dara Chadwick said Thursday. “We are not going to release the returns that reflect the Point Judith income.”
“Point Judith” refers to Point Judith Capital, the Providence venture-capital firm she cofounded.
Kudos to the ProJo for doggedly following up on this important matter and getting this revealing and unfortunate response. So much easier to
lie “misspeak” (once in office, will she hire a “press-mis-spokesman”?) in order to get past a difficult question during the campaign and then change your mind after the chumps voters put you in office.
The GT-Elect is now saying that she will release these tax returns after her first year in office. Judging by her track record, either she is hoping that everyone will have forgotten the request or she will simply issue another one year postponement. Wheee! This could go on indefinitely!
It’s a good thing this reluctance to be transparent isn’t being demonstrated by someone who will soon be handling the state’s mon … oh, wait.
So far, there has been no confirmation to the rumor that Raimondo will join David Cicilline in an upcoming RI Democrat Party candidate school to lead a session on “How to Get Elected by Lying Your Tuchus Off”.