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‘EXCLUSIVE: Democrats Dump Opposition Research On Top Vice Presidential Contenders’

And no Condi won’t be one.

http://veepmistakes.com/

They ‘research’ Portman (my pick), Pawlenty (a whimp from the debates) and Rubio (can you say ‘Dream Act”?)

‘Mitt Romney and his team in Boston aren’t the only ones feverishly vetting potential running mates’.

‘In a non-descript Washington, DC office building within sight of the United States Capitol, a team of more than a dozen Democratic researchers have spent the last few months examining every nook and cranny of the records of several GOP vice presidential contenders’.

‘The researchers work for the super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century, which is unveiling a new website on Friday called VeepMistakes.com. The site features more than 1,300 pages of opposition research and scores of video clips’.
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/exclusive-democrats-dump-opposition-research-on-top-vice-presidential-contenders/

It ‘pays’ to be a Democrat

Two people, one man, one woman doing the same jobs – should make the same pay.

Should.

And politics should have nothing to do with the difference.

Shouldn’t.

‘House Staff Salaries’

‘For all House staff, women made on average $5,862.56 less annually than men’.
‘Female House staff made $56,671.15; male House staff made $62,533.71’.

‘Female Republican House staff made on average $10,093.09 less annually than male Republican House staff’.
‘Female Republican House staff made $52,896.35; male Republican House staff made $62,989.44’.

‘Female Democratic House staff made on average $1,473.65 less annually than male Democratic House staff’.
‘Female Democratic House staff made $60,048.92; male Democratic House staff made $61,522.57’.

‘Senate Staff Salaries’

‘For all Senate staff, women made $7,277.69 less annually on average than male staff’.
‘Female Senate staff made $58,984.67; male Senate staff made $66,262.36’.

‘Female Republican Senate staff made on average $9,805.85 less annually than male Republican Senate staff’.
‘Female Republican Senate staff made $59,846.47; male Republican Senate staff made $69,652.32’.

‘Female Democratic Senate staff made on average $4,916.46 less annually than male Democratic staff’.
‘Female Democratic Senate staff made $58,449.55; male Democratic Senate staff made $63,366.01.
From : http://nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/how-congressional-republicans-and-democrats-pay-women-20120711

 

Mitt Romney Lies #35 (pt4) – ‘Documents: Romney didn’t manage Bain funds’

Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies. Hiding from questions.

This is the World of Mitt Romney.

He publicly claims that he ‘left’ Bain in Feburary 1999 and so is not responsible for ANYTHING after that.

Yet privately he signs and testifys that is was ‘ President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board’ until 2002 on Federal SEC documents and MA. State disclosure forms and State Election Board.

You can’t have it BOTH ways Mitt Romney.

Are you lying now?

Or did you lie then?

‘The Romney campaign repeatedly declined to say Thursday evening whether the Republican presidential candidate attended any meetings or had any contact with Bain Capital during the time he ran the Olympic Games’.
From : http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=FEF9F993-C6AC-4C11-B676-2AC980D522AB

 

FORTUNE — ‘Mitt Romney did not manage Bain Capital’s investments after leaving to run the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, according to confidential firm documents obtained by Fortune’.

‘The timing of Romney’s departure from Bain became a lightning rod earlier today, when The Boston Globe published an article suggesting that Romney remained actively involved with the firm longer than he and his campaign have claimed. The sourcing is largely SEC documents that list Romney as Bain Capital’s CEO and sole shareholder through 2002 — or three years after Romney officially left to run the Salt Lake City Olympic Games’.

‘These claims are very similar to ones made last week by David Corn in Mother Jones, which we disputed at the time’.

‘Now Fortune has obtained new evidence that supports Romney’s version of events’.

‘Bain Capital began circulating offering documents for its seventh private equity fund in June 2000. Those documents include several pages specifying fund management. The section begins’:

‘Set forth below is information regarding the background of the senior private equity investment professionals of Bain Capital. Also listed are certain investment professionals responsible for the day-to-day affairs of the Brookside and Sankaty funds, which are affiliated funds of Fund VII’.

‘It then goes on to list 18 managers of the private equity fund. Mitt Romney is not among them. Same goes for an affiliated co-investment fund, whose private placement memorandum is dated September 2000’.

‘After being informed of the Bain Capital documents, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt emailed over the following statement’

“Mitt Romney either misled the American people or misrepresented himself to the SEC. Romney has said he had no authority or responsibility for managing Bain since 1999, but that has been proven false. Regardless of whether he was on the management committee for this particular deal, he remained President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board and he was legally responsible for every investment and decision made by Bain.”
From : http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/07/12/mitt-romney-bain-exit/
‘The Globe found nine SEC filings submitted by four different business entities after February 1999 that describe Romney as Bain Capital’s boss; some show him with managerial control over five Bain Capital entities that were formed in January 2002, according to records in Delaware, where they were incorporated’.

‘A Romney campaign official, who requested anonymity to discuss the SEC filings, acknowledged that they “do not square with common sense.” But SEC regulations are complicated and quirky, the official argued, and Romney’s signature on some documents after his exit does not indicate active involvement in the firm’.

‘A spokesman for the SEC said the commission could not comment on individual company filings or address the meaning of Romney’s name and title on the documents’.

‘Karmel, the former SEC commissioner, said the contradictory statements could have legal implications in some instances’.

“If someone invested with Bain Capital because they believed Mitt Romney was a great fund manager, and it turns out he wasn’t really doing anything, that could be considered a misrepresentation to the investor,’’ she said. “It’s a theory that could be used in a lawsuit against him.”
From : http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/07/12/government_documents_indicate_mitt_romney_continued_at_bain_after_date_when_he_says_he_left/?page=2

 

Mitt Romney Lies #35 – ‘Sorry, Mitt Romney, You Can’t Be Chairman, CEO, And President Of A Company And Not Be Responsible For What It Does…’

Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies. Hiding from questions.

Mitt Romney. Making Republicans Proud!

‘The Romney campaign repeatedly declined to say Thursday evening whether the Republican presidential candidate attended any meetings or had any contact with Bain Capital during the time he ran the Olympic Games’.
From : http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=FEF9F993-C6AC-4C11-B676-2AC980D522AB

‘Today’s bombshell report by the Boston Globe that Mitt Romney may have remained in charge of Bain Capital for three years after he claimed to have left has the potential to destroy Romney’s credibility’.

‘The issue boils down to statements that, at first glance, appear to directly contradict one another’:
‘According to statements Bain filed with the SEC, Romney was the “chairman, CEO, and president” of Bain from 1999-2002’.
‘According to Romney, Romney left Bain in 1999 and had “no input on investments or management of companies after that point.”

‘Beyond determining whether these statements are accurate–or whether Bain misled the SEC or Romney has been misleading the public–the reason this issue is important is that Romney wants to disavow responsibility for anything Bain or Bain companies did after early 1999’.

‘Note that the Romney campaign does not deny that Romney was “chairman, CEO, and president” of Bain from 1999-2002’.

‘What the Romney campaign says instead is that Romney “left” Bain in 1999 and had “no input on investments or management of companies after that point.”

‘As “Chairman, CEO, and President” of Bain, he damn well would have remained responsible for these decisions. In which case, saying he had “left” and implying that he had no involvement or responsibility whatsoever is highly misleading’.

‘Here are the questions that the Romney campaign needs to answer’:

‘Was Mitt Romney “chairman, CEO, and President” of Bain from 1999-2002 (even if he had physically “left” and was spending 100% of his time running the Olympics)? If the answer is “yes,” then Romney is responsible for what Bain did during that period–full stop’.

‘OR’

‘Were the filings submitted to the SEC inaccurate?

The answer to those two questions cannot be “both.”

‘It’s one or the other’.

‘And if the answer is that Mitt Romney was chairman, CEO, and president of Bain for the years in which he has long tried to disavow any responsibility for what the firm did, the American public has every right to feel misled’.
From : http://www.businessinsider.com/sorry-mitt-romney-you-cant-be-chairman-ceo-and-president-of-a-company-and-not-be-responsible-for-what-it-does-2012-7?op=1
‘The Globe found nine SEC filings submitted by four different business entities after February 1999 that describe Romney as Bain Capital’s boss; some show him with managerial control over five Bain Capital entities that were formed in January 2002, according to records in Delaware, where they were incorporated’.

‘A Romney campaign official, who requested anonymity to discuss the SEC filings, acknowledged that they “do not square with common sense.” But SEC regulations are complicated and quirky, the official argued, and Romney’s signature on some documents after his exit does not indicate active involvement in the firm’.

‘A spokesman for the SEC said the commission could not comment on individual company filings or address the meaning of Romney’s name and title on the documents’.

‘Karmel, the former SEC commissioner, said the contradictory statements could have legal implications in some instances’.

“If someone invested with Bain Capital because they believed Mitt Romney was a great fund manager, and it turns out he wasn’t really doing anything, that could be considered a misrepresentation to the investor,’’ she said. “It’s a theory that could be used in a lawsuit against him.”
From : http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/07/12/government_documents_indicate_mitt_romney_continued_at_bain_after_date_when_he_says_he_left/?page=2

 

Mitt Romney Lies #35 (pt2) – ‘Globe will not issue correction to Romney’

‘The Romney campaign repeatedly declined to say Thursday evening whether the Republican presidential candidate attended any meetings or had any contact with Bain Capital during the time he ran the Olympic Games’.
From : http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=FEF9F993-C6AC-4C11-B676-2AC980D522AB

‘Boston Globe editor Martin Baron emails Mitt Romney communications director Gail Gitcho’:

‘Dear Ms. Gitcho’:

‘We received your request late this afternoon for a correction regarding this morning’s Globe story. Having carefully reviewed that request, we see no basis for publishing a correction. The Globe story was entirely accurate’.

‘The Globe story was based on government documents filed by Bain Capital itself. Those described Governor Romney as remaining at the helm of Bain Capital as its “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president” until 2002. The story also cited state financial disclosure forms filed by Romney that showed he earned income as a Bain “executive” in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings’.

‘The Globe story accurately described the contents of those documents’.
From : http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/boston-globe-will-not-issue-correction-128799.html
‘The Globe found nine SEC filings submitted by four different business entities after February 1999 that describe Romney as Bain Capital’s boss; some show him with managerial control over five Bain Capital entities that were formed in January 2002, according to records in Delaware, where they were incorporated’.

‘A Romney campaign official, who requested anonymity to discuss the SEC filings, acknowledged that they “do not square with common sense.” But SEC regulations are complicated and quirky, the official argued, and Romney’s signature on some documents after his exit does not indicate active involvement in the firm’.

‘A spokesman for the SEC said the commission could not comment on individual company filings or address the meaning of Romney’s name and title on the documents’.

‘Karmel, the former SEC commissioner, said the contradictory statements could have legal implications in some instances’.

“If someone invested with Bain Capital because they believed Mitt Romney was a great fund manager, and it turns out he wasn’t really doing anything, that could be considered a misrepresentation to the investor,’’ she said. “It’s a theory that could be used in a lawsuit against him.”
From : http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/07/12/government_documents_indicate_mitt_romney_continued_at_bain_after_date_when_he_says_he_left/?page=2

Mitt Romney Lies #35 (pt1) -‘Mitt Romney stayed at Bain 3 years longer than he stated’

Is THIS the kind of ‘jobs’ Mitt Romney is going to ‘create’?

‘And Romney’s state financial disclosure forms indicate he earned at least $100,000 as a Bain “executive” in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings’.

A ‘job’ where the company says you’ve left and YOU say you’ve left yet you still sign a disclosure form that YOU are CEO and say the company PAID you $100,000 as ‘EXECUTIVE’?

‘The Romney campaign repeatedly declined to say Thursday evening whether the Republican presidential candidate attended any meetings or had any contact with Bain Capital during the time he ran the Olympic Games’.
From : http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=FEF9F993-C6AC-4C11-B676-2AC980D522AB

‘Government documents filed by Mitt Romney and Bain Capital say Romney remained chief executive and chairman of the firm three years beyond the date he said he ceded control, even creating five new investment partnerships during that time’.

‘Romney has said he left Bain in 1999 to lead the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, ending his role in the company. But public Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firm’s “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.”

‘Also, a Massachusetts financial disclosure form Romney filed in 2003 states that he still owned 100 percent of Bain Capital in 2002. And Romney’s state financial disclosure forms indicate he earned at least $100,000 as a Bain “executive” in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings’.
From : http://articles.boston.com/2012-07-12/politics/32633322_1_bain-capital-mitt-romney-financial-disclosure
‘The Globe found nine SEC filings submitted by four different business entities after February 1999 that describe Romney as Bain Capital’s boss; some show him with managerial control over five Bain Capital entities that were formed in January 2002, according to records in Delaware, where they were incorporated’.

‘A Romney campaign official, who requested anonymity to discuss the SEC filings, acknowledged that they “do not square with common sense.” But SEC regulations are complicated and quirky, the official argued, and Romney’s signature on some documents after his exit does not indicate active involvement in the firm’.

‘A spokesman for the SEC said the commission could not comment on individual company filings or address the meaning of Romney’s name and title on the documents’.

‘Karmel, the former SEC commissioner, said the contradictory statements could have legal implications in some instances’.

“If someone invested with Bain Capital because they believed Mitt Romney was a great fund manager, and it turns out he wasn’t really doing anything, that could be considered a misrepresentation to the investor,’’ she said. “It’s a theory that could be used in a lawsuit against him.”
From : http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/07/12/government_documents_indicate_mitt_romney_continued_at_bain_after_date_when_he_says_he_left/?page=2

 

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