(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for people seeking higher elected office to be as transparent as possible when it comes to releasing information like tax returns.
“I’m a big believer that no matter who you are or what office you are running for, you should be as transparent as you can be with your tax returns and other aspects of your life so that people have the appropriate ability to judge your background and what have you,” Perry said Tuesday at the Texas State Capitol. “I certainly think it is inappropriate for the president of the United States to not keep his college transcript and his law school transcripts public, that he should make those available. I’m all about transparency.”
In his broad transparency call, Perry made no direct reference to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, whose unwillingness to release more than two years of tax returns has come under scrutiny recently.
Perry was among the first presidential candidates to call on Romney to release his tax returns last October and again in a debate in January, when Romney had yet to release his tax documents to the public.
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