Americans who are concerned that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won't release much information about his tax returns aren't the only ones with such misgivings.
It seems the GOP top man himself is a little concerned, but not in the way others are.
In an interview with Parade magazine published Sunday, Romney again stressed that there are certain things in his life that he would like to keep private -- one of which happens to be his contributions to the Mormon Church.
Mormons tithe 10 percent of their income to the church, and the presidential hopeful doesn't think it's the country's business to know how much he forks over.
"Our church doesn't publish how much people have given. This is done entirely privately," Romney told the magazine. "One of the downsides of releasing one's financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended our contributions to be known. It's a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church."
Romney, whose wealth has been estimated at $250 million, has only released his 2010 tax return and a summary of his 2011 returns.
Both Republicans and Democrats have been pressuring Romney to release multiple years of returns. However, the former Massachusetts governor has said he won't provide any further information.
Utah Republican Congressman, Jason Chaffetz, a Romney supporter and a Mormon himself, told the Salt Lake Tribune that he understands Romney's concerns.
"There needs to be a certain degree of privacy," Chaffetz said. "Who he gives money to personally should be his business."
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