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Mitt Romney Lies #23 – ‘Romney Invested in Medical-Waste Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses, Government Documents Show’

‘And these documents challenge Romney’s claim that he left Bain Capital in early 1999’.

Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies. Hiding from Questions.

Mitt Romney. Soon to be the Republican nominee for President.

‘Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics’.

‘Coming during the heat of the GOP primaries, as Romney tried to sell South Carolina Republicans on his pro-life bona fides, the revelation had the potential to damage the candidate’s reputation among values voters already suspicious of his shifting position on abortion’.

‘But Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney founded, tamped down the controversy’.

‘The company said Romney left the firm in February 1999 to run the troubled 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and likely had nothing to with the deal. The matter never became a campaign issue’.

‘But documents filed by Bain and Stericycle with the Securities and Exchange Commission—and obtained by Mother Jones—list Romney as an active participant in the investment’.

‘And this deal helped Stericycle, a company with a poor safety record, grow, while yielding tens of millions of dollars in profits for Romney and his partners’.

‘The documents—one of which was signed by Romney—also contradict the official account of Romney’s exit from Bain’.

‘The SEC filing lists assorted Bain-related entities that were part of the deal, including Bain Capital (BCI), Bain Capital Partners VI (BCP VI), Sankaty High Yield Asset Investors (a Bermuda-based Bain affiliate), and Brookside Capital Investors (a Bain offshoot)’.

‘And it notes that Romney was the “sole shareholder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of BCI, BCP VI Inc., Brookside Inc. and Sankaty Ltd.”

‘The document also states that Romney “may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with respect to” 2,116,588 shares of common stock in Stericycle “in his capacity as sole shareholder” of the Bain entities that invested in the company’.

‘The original copy of the filing was signed by Romney’.

‘Another SEC document filed November 30, 1999, by Stericycle also names Romney as an individual who holds “voting and dispositive power” with respect to the stock owned by Bain’.

‘If Romney had fully retired from the private equity firm he founded, why would he be the only Bain executive named as the person in control of this large amount of Stericycle stock’?
From : http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/romney-bain-abortion-stericycle-sec

‘Mitt Romney First Introducing the Individual Mandate at Heritage in Jan. 2006’

‘Obama for America TV Ad: “Revealed – IA”

‘CBO Estimates That Only 1.2 Percent of Americans Will Pay Penalty for Not Getting Health Coverage’

You can not have a conversation with a Conservative without the viens in their necks bulging as they scream about all the taxes they will pay because of Obamacare.

It’s the ‘biggest tax increase in American history’!

Except that it’s not.

1% to 2% of Americans will actually pay the ‘tax’ or ‘penalty’.

‘There are two main estimates of how many people would face a penalty for failure to get coverage’:

‘studies by the Urban Institute and by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)’.

‘They examined the issue in slightly different ways but came to the same conclusion — namely, that the number would be extremely small’.

‘Our earlier post focused on the Urban Institute study, which estimated the number of people who might have to pay the penalty’.

‘The CBO study estimated that about 4 million, or just 1.2 percent of the population, will actually pay the penalty in 2016.

‘The other 98.8 percent already have coverage’,
‘would get coverage under the Affordable Care Act (which would make coverage affordable to many for the first time)’,
‘would be exempt from the mandate’,
‘or would owe the penalty but try to evade it’.
From : http://www.offthechartsblog.org/cbo-estimates-that-only-1-2-percent-of-americans-will-pay-penalty-for-not-getting-health-coverage/

‘Obamacare is the biggest tax increase in history … if you ignore history’

‘Maybe you’ve heard that Obamacare is the biggest tax increase in history. Not so. Not even close. Kevin Drum posted the evidence in a table. I turned it into a chart. More here and here’.

‘By the way, the evidence also suggests that Obamacare is neither unconstitional nor likely to be job killing
See : Will Health Reform Lead to Job Loss? Evidence from Massachusetts Says No
@ http://www.urban.org/publications/412583.html.

‘It’s not wrong to oppose the reform, but let’s at least be clear about what is true about it’.
From : http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/obamacare-is-the-biggest-tax-increase-in-history-if-you-ignore-history/

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘GOP Governors May Turn Down $258 Billion In Obamacare Funds, Leave 9.2 Million Americans Uninsured’

Why do Conservatives take out there hate for President Obama on Americans?

Do they actually believe that Americans will bow down to their actions and remove President Obama just so the Republicans will stop obstructing progress in education, jobs, heath care?

Holding America hostage to their small mined ideology.

Let’s keep people uninsured.

Let’s keep adding to the cost of care and insurance by having the uninsured get care and not be able to pay for it so it’s cost is passed on.

Let’s become a thrid World Nation with a HUGE segment of the population NOT being able to afford INSURANCE so can’t pay for their health care.

‘A ThinkProgress survey reveals that ten GOP governors have said definitively that they will not accept the funds, while 19 are still considering other options. Sixteen states, all with Democratic governors, have committed to expanding their programs’.

‘Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid, the massively popular program which makes health insurance available for lower-income Americans. For the first three years, the federal government covers 100 percent of the expansion costs. After five years, the federal government finances 90 percent of the expanded population’.

‘Not a single Republican governor has pledged to accept the new Medicaid funds and three Democrats are also considering turning down the money. In total, these states would give up $291.4 billion in federal funds and leave 10,297,221 Americans uninsured’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/02/509464/gop-governors-may-turn-down-258-billion-in-obamacare-funds-leave-92-million-americans-uninsured/

 

‘Conservative’ fear mongering – ‘Romney Surrogate Falsely Claims That Obamacare Would Harm Breast Cancer Patients’

This is the ‘new’ Conservativism. Openly lying. Most likely due to all the sucess FOX has had doing just that.

That openly lying and distorting has become common place is bad enough.

That millions sit there and do nothing to even attempt to learn for themselves is why America is failing.

‘Following the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are renewing their attacks against reform law by claiming that it will harm health care. On Sunday, Carly Fiorina — a Mitt Romney surrogate and a cancer surviver — fear mongered against the law, telling Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union that Obamacare would have undermined her access to medical services’:

FIORINA: ‘As a cancer survivor, I will also say this. It terrifies me that the survival rates for breast cancer, which is what I had, are so much worse in the U.K. and Canada. Why? Because they don’t focus on prevention and aggressive detection in the same way we do’.

CROWLEY: ‘There’s prevention in the new bill, right’?

FIORINA: ‘The new protocols that have come down as a result of Obamacare would have been very deleterious to my personal health’.

‘But Fiorina is wrong that the Affordable Care Act would have limited access to breast cancer screenings or hurt her cancer treatment’.

‘For one thing, Obamacare requires insurers to cover preventive services — like mammograms’
See : ‘The Top 5 Ways The Supreme Court’s Ruling On Obamacare Helps Women’
@ : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/06/28/508517/supreme-court-ruling-obamacare-women/

— at no additional cost and so far, more than 45 million women
See : ‘Health reform provides more than 45 million women access to preventive health care services’
@ : http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/03/20120320a.html

‘have taken advantage of the provision. Additionally, the health care reform law ensures that insurance companies cannot deny coverage’
See : ’10 Things You Would Miss About Obamacare’
@ : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/06/24/505179/10-things-you-would-miss-about-obamacare/

‘because of pre-existing conditions, so cancer survivors — like Fiorina — cannot be denied coverage. The law also ensures’
See : ‘The Top 5 Ways The Supreme Court’s Ruling On Obamacare Helps Women’
@ : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/06/28/508517/supreme-court-ruling-obamacare-women/

‘that patients do not have to pay co-pays for cancer screenings.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/02/509430/romney-surrogate-falsely-claims-that-obamacare-would-harm-breast-cancer-patients/

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