Published August 17, 2012
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Friday released two years' worth of tax returns while his running mate Mitt Romney came under fire for not being transparent about his personal finances.
Romney's campaign posted the returns from 2010 and 2011 from Ryan and his wife Janna on its web site.
"It's time to focus on the real issues in this campaign - turning around the economy and getting America back to work again," the campaign said.
Romney himself has released information about his taxes from those same years, drawing criticism from Democrats who say presidential candidates typically release financial information from many years.
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said on Friday that if Romney releases five years of his tax returns, it would not press the former private equity executive to release more - a proposal quickly rejected by Romney's campaign.