On Sunday July 8, the Guardian reported that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on CNN that "nobody knows" whether Romney committed tax evasion. He went on to say "Nobody knows why he has a corporation in Bermuda, why he failed to disclose that on seven different financial disclosures, why he transferred it to someone else's purview the day before he became governor of Massachusetts."
He went on further, calling for Mitt Romney to release tax returns from years past to prove the allegations that he, and the crack team of investigative journalists at Vanity Fair, have accused him of.
Now Mitt Romney very well may have committed tax evasion, but that really isn't the point. Barack Obama's administration has reduced itself to what the birther movement did when they were unhappy they lost. If the Obama administration wants to talk about evading taxes how about Timothy Geithner the Treasury Secretary or General Electric CEO Jeffery Immelt being on the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board?
There are so many more important issues than if Mitt Romney broke a law over a decade ago that the government seems to enforce at whim, allowing some to be on the White House Advisory Panel while others go to jail.
Regardless of your personal belief in Barack Obama and his policies, this is not the behavior of an administration that has its priorities in order. If they want to crack down on the amount of tax evasion committed by some of the wealthiest and the very well connected, that would be a welcomed change of pace for some, but this is about as pure as mud-slinging gets. Jeffery Immelt made more in one year as CEO than General Electric is believed to have paid in corporate income tax (While GE's tax return is of course private, it is known that they have aggressively used lawyers and connections to drastically reduce their tax burden, GE has stated only that they do pay corporate income tax).