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How much in foreign banks?

There has been so much talk about Mitt Romney’s tax returns. I am sure all of them are legally correct. What I would be most interested in learning is how much of his income he has deposited into foreign banks to avoid having to pay taxes.

I’d like to know how much money is in Swiss bank accounts or in other overseas tax shelters. I believe the U.S. government should collect taxes on all money made in the United States.

Ruth Calkins

Newport, Wash.


 

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