- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is just as confused as the rest of the millions of Americans scrambling to file their taxes Tuesday.

“That I & most Americans have no idea whether our taxes are accurate tells us something,” Mr. Rumsfeld tweeted to his 76,000 followers, adding a link to his “annual letter to the #IRS.”

In the letter, Mr. Rumsfeld repeats that he has no idea if his tax payments have been accurate all these years, “despite the fact that I’m a college graduate.”

“This note is to alert you folks that I know that I do not know whether or not my tax returns are accurate, which is a sad commentary on governance in our nation’s capital,” Mr. Rumsfeld, who served under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, told the IRS.

“I do hope that at some point in my lifetime, and I am now in my 80s, so there are not many years left, the U.S. government will simplify the U.S. tax code so that those citizens who sincerely want to pay what they should, are able to do it right, and know that they have done it right,” he wrote.

“I should add that my wife of 59 years, also a college graduate, has signed our joint return, but she also knows that she does not have any idea whether or not our tax payments are accurate,” Mr. Rumsfeld concluded.

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