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Gingrich: Romney Lives ‘In Worlds of Swiss Bank Accounts and Cayman Island Accounts’

The National Journal reports:


Appearing at a presidential candidate forum with the Spanish-language station Univision, Gingrich said Romney’s call for having illegal immigrants return to their home countries is vastly inferior to the former House speaker’s plan to let some longtime immigrants stay in the United States.

“I think you have to live in worlds of Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island accounts and automatic $20 million a year income with no work to have some fantasy this far from reality,” Gingrich said, jabbing at some of the details from Romney’s self-released income taxes from this week.

By comparison, Gingrich said, his approach to immigration includes “people who have been here for a long time, who are grandmothers and grandfathers, who have been paying their bills, they’ve been working. Now, for Romney to believe that somebody’s grandmother is going to be so cut off she is going to self deport? This … is an Obama-level fantasy.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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