View Full Version : Mittens flips again!!!!!!!
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.<span style='font-size: 14pt'> All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to <span style='font-size: 26pt'>you-name-it.</span></span> That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…<span style='font-size: 26pt'>These are people who pay no income tax. </span> </div></div>
Mittens pays NO INCOME TAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a plonker.
<span style="color: #990000">Mittens...530 lies in 30 weeks...its a lot more now.</span>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday attempted to explain his controversial "47 percent" comments, saying he may campaign toward specific groups, but would focus as president on the entire nation.
"<span style='font-size: 20pt'>My campaign is about the 100 percent of America</span>,<span style="color: #3333FF">[ LIAR ]</span> and I'm concerned about them,"<span style="color: #3333FF">[ LIAR ]</span> he told Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas at Univision's "Meet the Candidate" forum, co-hosted by Facebook at the University of Miami.
"I know I'm not going to get 100 percent of the vote,<span style="color: #3333FF">[ Strawman!!!!!!!!!!!!!]</span> and my campaign will focus on those people we can think we can bring in to support me," he continued. <span style='font-size: 26pt'>"But this is a campaign about helping people that need help."</span> </div></div>
<span style='font-size: 26pt'>LIAR!!!</span>
Lying scum, eh eg8r?
lying scum?????????????? (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-july-16-2012/democalypse-2012---bain-damage---romney-s-blind-trust)
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The trouble began in 1984, when Bain & Company spun off Bain Capital to engage in leveraged buyouts and put Romney in charge of the new operation. To free up money to invest in the new business, founder Bill Bain and his partners cashed out much of their stock in the consulting firm – leaving it saddled with about $200 million in debt. (Romney, though not a founder, reportedly profited from the deal.) "People will tell you that Bill raped the place clean, was greedy, didn't know when to stop," a former Bain consultant later conceded. "Did they take too much out of the firm? You bet."
The FDIC documents make clear what happened next: "Soon after the founders sold their equity," analysts reported, "business began to drop off." First came scandal: In the late 1980s, a Bain consultant became a key figure in an illegal stock manipulation scheme in London. The firm's reputation took a hit, and it fired 10 percent of its consulting force. By the time the 1989 recession began, Bain & Company found itself going broke fast. Cash flows weren't enough to service the debt imposed by the founders, and the firm could barely make payroll. In a panic, Bill Bain tapped Romney, his longtime protégé, to take the reins.
In fact, Romney had a direct stake in the survival of Bain & Company: He had been working to build the Bain brand his entire career, and felt he had to save the firm at all costs. After all, Bain sold top-dollar strategic advice to big businesses about how to protect themselves from going bust. If Bain & Company went bankrupt, recalls the Romney deputy, "anyone associated with them would have looked clownish." Indeed, when a banker from Goldman Sachs urged Bain to consider bankruptcy as the obvious solution to the firm's woes, Romney's desperation began to show. He flatly refused to discuss it – and in the ensuing argument, one witness says, Romney almost ended up in a brawl when the Goldman banker advised him to "go f*ck yourself." For the sake of Romney's career and fortune, bankruptcy was simply not an option – no matter who got screwed in the process.
<span style='font-size: 14pt'>It's no wonder Romney wouldn't want to discuss the details of the bailout during a campaign for office. And then when it came to "negotiating" repayment of the bailout, Romney threatened use of a loophole:
In a letter dated March 23rd, 1993, Romney reassured creditors that his latest scheme would return Bain & Company to "long-term financial stability." That same month, Romney once again threatened to "pay out maximum bonus distributions" to top executives unless much of Bain's debt was erased.
In the end, the government surrendered. At the time, The Boston Globe cited bankers dismissing the bailout as "relatively routine" – but the federal documents reveal it was anything but. The FDIC agreed to accept nearly $5 million in cash to retire $15 million in Bain's debt – an immediate government bailout of $10 million. All told, the FDIC estimated it would recoup just $14 million of the $30 million that Romney's firm owed the government.
Sounds more like blackmail than a negotiation, doesn't it?
As if this bailout doesn't sound crooked enough, Bain is now under investigation for tax evasion. Via Think Progress:
Since July, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been issuing subpoenas to private equity firms including Bain, which he believes intentionally changed management fees into capital gains as a way of hanging onto millions of dollars that would have otherwise been taxed at a higher rate. Bain alone is estimated to have saved “more than $200 million in federal income taxes and more than $20 million in Medicare taxes.” It is unclear whether the tax strategy was used while Romney was at the helm of the company, but the Times reports that Romney is still making money on funds that are using the method in question.
While an attorney for Romney insists that he “can confirm that neither he nor the trust has ever done this, whether before or after he(Romney) retired from Bain Capital," it would certainly be nice, for the sake of transparency, if Romney would release his tax returns.</span> </div></div>
A friggin bank robber is more trustworthy than Mittens !
Gayle in MD
09-20-2012, 06:59 AM
His campaign is taking a nose dive, even in Fox polls!
There is no likely path for him to win. He' trailing in all but one swing state.
Down by five or more in Ohio, Michigan, Forida, Virginia, Massachusettes, AND Wisconsin by fourteen points, and he will never take California!
Incredibly, I think people ARE actually beginning to wake up to failed trickle down economics, and the Repliglican Plutocracy!
Pretty incredible, huh?
Romney shined a light on the statistics for all of us with his obvious contempt expressed in that video, and what we heard, is exactly who these wealothy pigs do look at the 99%.
Reminds me of good ol' Bill's famous words: "Republicans are always telling us that government doesn't work, and then they get into office and prove it!"
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Mittens pays NO INCOME TAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a plonker.</div></div>So first you are pissed off that he only pays 13% and now lie and tell us that 13% = 0%. LOL, you are the plonker.
As far as the rest of your post, I can agree. I don't think he really is interested in those that need help however his socialist-style healthcare plan proves that isn't necessarily the truth either. Your problem is that you like to overlook certain parts of someone's past if it doesn't fit your model. If he helps get businesses profitable (read: help the rich) then who exactly is going to hire all these people that went unemployed under Obama's watch?
Yes I agree he will be helping the rich and looking after their needs, I am not dumb. However in helping them get their businesses out of the red and profitable they will start hiring more people.
According to the left Obamacare helps the needy, well with that logic Romney also has proven he is willing to help those who are needy and you cannot act like that never happened. Romneycare forces the purchase of insurance on the poor and you say that is a good thing so give Romney the credit he deserves.
Gayle in MD
09-20-2012, 07:53 AM
It is a fact that tax cuts for the wealthy do not create jobs.
Income disparity, which is always a Repiglican creation and result of trickle down failed economics, is the core obstruction in recovering from Bush's failed economy.
The only thing we ever get from Republicans is VOODOO economics.
Romney is mentally ill!
Almost all of the people he condemned live in the Red States in the south, right in the bible belt, which is also the diabetees belt, and the obesity belt.
They are the TAKERS! And they are so stupid that they vote against their own best interests.
Republican voters are so brain washed they don't understadn even the basics of economics.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do you feel like a big boy now that you get to use those "grown up words"? It looks juvenile. Besides that, customers do not create, that is the reason why they are called consumers. I am well aware of the role each group plays in the economy but the fact is customers do not create anything other than demand and demand cannot be there if the product was not there in the first place, which it cannot be there unless someone with some money fronted a business and hired people to perform the job to create that good or service to be sold.
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