Perry Campaign Responds To White

Statement From Texans For Rick Perry Spokesman Mark Miner

Hidden Taxes Day 93: Still Waiting On White To Come Clean

Below is a statement from Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner:

“Bill White’s decision to release five years of tax returns today is a good first step towards coming clean with the public regarding the sources of his personal fortune. However, by withholding tax returns for his years in public service dating back to the 1990s, Bill White has not matched Governor Perry’s level of transparency. Questions remain concerning income Bill White received while Deputy Secretary of Energy under President Clinton and as Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, and how he has profited from those positions.

“This partial release of some tax returns creates further questions about how Bill White profited while serving Houston as a part-time mayor. Bill White reported more than a half-million dollars in profit from his role with BTEC Investments on his 2007 taxes, yet his financial disclosure as a candidate for the U.S. Senate includes another profit between $100,000 and $1,000,000 in 2008 that is not reported on his 2008 tax returns.

“Furthermore, Bill White must explain the details of BTEC’s involvement with efforts concerning Hurricane Rita, considering he was a board member of the company before being elected mayor and that he personally made more than a half-million dollars from the company just over one year after it participated in Hurricane Rita efforts.

“Governor Perry looks forward to debating Bill White when he fully comes clean in releasing his tax returns for his years in public service, including the years he served under President Clinton developing energy policy that he has profited from.”

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