Mitt Romney – “what’s sauce for the goose is now sauce for the gander.”
A GREAT, GREAT article over at Americablog : http://www.americablog.com/2012/07/trial-lawyer-mike-papantonio-lets-not.html
‘I always enjoy Mike Papantonio because he knows what he’s talking about (he’s one of the best litigators in the country) and he’s not afraid to say it’.
‘Here’s Papantonio and Cliff Schecter on Ring of Fire Radio talking felonies, Romney, Bain and the Tea Party love of all three’.
‘Money quote (at 1:51 in the clip below)’:
“This man [Romney] will be running the country if he is elected, and we need to know that he has that frigging criminal side to him. Let’s not cover it what it is. He has a criminal side to hm”.
‘A good discussion throughout. Watch’:
‘The Tea Party analysis starts at 2:31. That’s followed by a discussion of Romney’s $102 million IRA’.
‘About how that’s even possible, there’s this (via Chris in Paris; my emphasis)’:
‘Tax lawyers and accountants suggest an answer: Romney may have made use of an Internal Revenue Service loophole that allows investors to undervalue interests in investment partnerships when first putting them into an IRA. These assets can produce returns far in excess of those that could be generated from other investments made at the capped level’.
‘An investor could even set an initial value for a partnership interest at zero dollars, because under tax regulations an interest in a partnership represents future income, not current value, said Chris Sanchirico, co-director of the Center for Tax Law and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’.
‘So all these Bain partnerships and offshoots — they’re worth nothing when created. Then they go under the IRA umbrella and they bloom like a bed of roses. Voilà’.
‘You can do that too. All you need is enough money to buy the laws you want from Congress’.
‘Did I say conscienceless? I meant it if I did’.
I love it when some and especially on the extreme fring ‘right’ ‘appoint’ themselves to there ‘real’ Government positions.
Can you say ‘soverign citizen’?
‘Boo-hoo. You won’t let us have our own way so we’re forming the ‘real’ Government’.
I wonder how many different ‘real’ Governements there are?
‘The Republican candidate for a state Senate seat in eastern Iowa has ended her campaign and instead declared herself a U.S. Senator for the state of Iowa’.
‘In a letter dated July 4, the candidate, Randi Shannon of Coralville, argued that the legitimate federal government of the United States was replaced by illegitimate “corporate” government in 1871 and has been operating since then in violation of the U.S. Constitution’.
‘She learned this fact just recently, she said, and has come to believe it after months of research’.
‘Dropping her bid for state office was a rejection of that illegitimate government. Now, she said she has been appointed to serve as a U.S. senator in the recently revived and constitutionally legitimate Republic of the United States of America. She was placed in the office, she said, by Iowa’s four U.S. House members in the “Republic” government’
From : http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/07/13/eastern-iowa-state-senate-candidate-drops-bid-says-she-has-been-appointed-u-s-senator-instead/.
— GOP strategist John Weaver, quoted by the AP, calling on Mitt Romney to disclose his tax returns
From : http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/07/14/bonus_quote_of_the_day.html
What y’all need to do is to get together and go to one of those ‘quiet rooms’ that Mitt thinks important things should be talked in and get your stories straight.
Because right now, y’all look like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.
Someone is lying so until you want to tell us who is, and it’s getting harder and harder not to see it’s Mitt that’s lying, the more everybody talks, the worse it’s getting.
“There may have been a thought at the time that it could be part time, but it was not part time,” Gillespie said’.
“He took a leave of absence and in fact he ended up not going back at all, and retired retroactively to 1999 as a result,” he added’.
From : http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/237943-gillespie-says-romney-retired-retroactively-from-bain-capital
‘Bain Press Release Described Romney as ‘Part-Time’ CEO in July 1999’
‘A July 19, 1999 press release distributed on behalf of Regan Communications and Bain Capital described Mitt Romney as the “Bain Capital CEO” and said he was “on a part-time leave of absence to head the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee.”
From : http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/40604_Bain_Press_Release_Described_Romney_as_Part-Time_CEO_in_July_1999
‘The former Massachusetts governor, however, has previously acknowledged that he remained active in the corporate arena while heading the Salt Lake City games. In a June 17, 2002, appearance before the Massachusetts State Law Ballot Commission, Romney said that during his Utah-based Olympics service, there were “were a number of social trips and business trips that brought me back to Massachusetts, board meetings, Thanksgiving and so forth.”
From : http://www.nj.com/us-politics/index.ssf/2012/07/mitt_did_business_in_mass.html
‘A corporate document filed with the state of Massachusetts in December 2002 — a month after Romney was elected governor — lists him as one of two managing members of Bain Capital Investors, LLC “authorized to execute, acknowledge, deliver and record any recordable instrument purporting to affect an interest in real property, whether to be recorded with a Registry of Deeds or with a District Office of the Land Court.”
‘In August 2011, Romney told federal authorities, as part of the financial disclosure process, that he “retired from Bain Capital on February 11, 1999 to head the Salt Lake Organizing Committee [for the 2002 Winter Olympics]. Since February 11, 1999, Mr. Romney has not had any active role with any Bain Capital entity and has not been involved in the operations of any Bain Capital entity in any way.”
‘Previously reported evidence shows that Romney was listed as the CEO, chairman and president of the company after 1999 in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; took a six-figure salary; signed corporate documents related to major and minor deals and attended board meetings for at least two Bain-affiliated companies. The state document was filed two and a half years after Romney now says he retired from the company, demonstrating his deep and ongoing connection to the firm’.
‘The mountain of evidence that Romney had a connection to the firm after 1999 leaves him with two possible explanations, neither of them political appealing: Either Romney was officially in charge of the company but took no actual responsibility for it, or he was involved then and is either lying or shading the truth now’.
From : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/15/mitt-romney-bain-capital_n_1674209.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003
‘On the sidelines of the National Governors Association meeting in Williamsburg, Alabama’s Republican governor, Robert Bentley, called on Romney to release all the documents requested of him’.
“If you have things to hide, then maybe you’re doing things wrong,” Bentley said. “I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people.”
From : http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/14/obama-criticizes-romney-jobs-record-in-new-ad/
Oops. Then he turns around and says ‘But I wasn’t talking about Romney’.
‘BuzzFeed caught up with Bentley at the National Governors Association and asked him about his call for Romney to release his tax returns. He responded by saying he did not call on Romney to do anything, but that everyone should release their tax returns’.
“I didn’t call on him to do that. That’s not the question that was asked,” he said. “The question that was asked was do you believe that Gov. Romney should release his tax returns. I said I believe in total transparency, I believe that everyone should release their tax returns.”
From : http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/alabama-governor-i-didnt-call-on-romney-to-relea
Mtt Romney trusts John McCain.
Mitt Romney doesn’t trust the American people.
And you HAVE to ask yourself…………..what did John McCain seen those returns that made him pick Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney?
Just how BAD are they?
‘Mitt Romney on Friday said he will release only two years of tax returns’.
“We’ve complied with the law,” Romney told CNN. “The law requires us to put out a full financial disclosure. That I’ve done. I know there will always be calls for more, people always want to get more, and, you know, we’re putting out what is required plus more that is not required, and those are the two years that people are going to have.”
“That’s all that’s necessary for people to understand something about my finances,” Romney added’.
From : http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/237879-romney-will-release-only-two-years-of-tax-returns
‘Just four years ago, Mitt Romney gave the McCain campaign 23 years of tax returns — and didn’t get picked for the VP slot’.
‘Think about it. What candidate for president — even a GOP candidate for president — would pick a guy as a running mate who would only hand over one year of tax returns, as Mitt Romney has done’?
‘And would anybody pick that guy if that one tax return revealed Swiss Bank accounts and more than $30 million in off shore accounts in the Cayman Islands– especially in an election year when public anger at Wall Street remains so high’?
‘The answer is: no. No presidential candidate in their right mind would pick such a candidate as their running mate’.
From : http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/11/if-romney-vetted-himself-his-tax-returns-would-ko-shot-at-white-house/