Ann Romney: We've Given 'All You People Need To Know' About Family Finances

07/19/2012 08:54 am ET | Updated Jul 19, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's wife is reinforcing her husband's refusal to make public several years of tax returns, telling ABC News "we've given all you people need to know" about the family's finances.

"You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he’s been financially," she said in her interview with Robin Roberts. "He’s a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person that is trying to hide things, or do things? No. He is so good about it. Then, when he was governor of Massachusetts, didn’t take a salary in the four years."

Roberts pressed: "Why not show that, then?" and reasoned that people could "move on" if her husband released his returns.

Romney responded, "Because there are so many things that will be open again for more attack... and that's really, that's just the answer. And we've given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how we live our life. And so, the election, again, will not be decided on that. It will be decided on who is gonna turn the economy around and how are jobs gonna come back to America."

She also said she thinks the Obama campaign's attacks on her husband have been "beneath the dignity of the presidency." And she said people will decide whom to vote for based on whether their lives would be better under Mitt Romney than President Barack Obama.

Ultimately, she said, she believes voters are "going to fire the coach."

CORRECTION: The original version of this article omitted the word "people" from Ann Romney's quote.

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