..."'If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen"

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..."'If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen"
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Mon, 07-16-2012 - 10:30am

Are you serious????

This is where we are? The President of the United States makes this quote part of his reelection campaign?

America, if a majority buy into this, and do not reject it, the sun has set on us.

Sonny

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Re: ..."'If you've got a business, you didn't build that. S
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 8:38am

Hope you are feeling better this morning!

 "But according to Bain associates and others familiar with Romney's actions at the time, he stayed in regular contact with his partners over the following months, tending to his partnership interests and negotiating his separation from the company."

Who are these associates? What are their names?

 

"The Boston Globe reported last week that Romney also met with his Bain partners at a 15th anniversary celebration in Palm Beach, Fla., in early 1999."

OMG..say it ain't so!!! He attended a party with his friends from where he had once worked? That's so bizarre.  Who does that??? Weird.....

The Washington Post and Factcheck.org and both rejected most of the Bain claims that Obama's camp has tried to make. I linked to many of them in an earlier post.

But here's one of many:http://factcheck.org/2012/07/factcheck-to-obama-camp-your-complaint-is-all-wet/

I hope Obama stays on the Bain thing.....Keep beating that drum. I love the sound it makes!

Have a good one!

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So if Romney wasn't running Bain from 1999-2002, then who was?     Why hasn't this person come forward?  

Why is Romney so secretive?   Why won't he release his taxes?     Too many secrets for me.

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But the fact that the POTUS holds onto many unreleased documents, including some very important DOJ ones, doesn't bother you at all?

 

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Re: ..."'If you've got a business, you didn't build that. S
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 10:10am

I think the Romney campaign needs to link the "you didn't build it" quote with the "spread the wealth around" quote. The two together are very telling IMHO.

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I hope he stands firm on the taxes thing and doesn't release them, It will just give libs more ammunition to criticize him and his wealth! As far as secrets go, What do you think Romney is hiding? I have always been skeptical about Obama's citizenship but I think those secrets won't manifest themselves until he is out of office when it won't matter anymore. Wait and see...

 


 


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Re: ..."'If you've got a business, you didn't build that. S
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 10:24am

The racist card needs to stop.... I don't like this president and I certainly don't think our country is safer or better in the four years he's been in office, The spits at his oppenent tell me he can't run on his own record either... I remember there being small talk about Colin Powel running for presdient in 2008, Condeleza Rice's name has been tossed around as a possible running mate.  It has nothing to do with skin color, There are lots of great politicians out there, Obama isn't one of them.

 


 


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Registered: 03-30-2007

If it's a matter of National Security, I don't give a hoot about what's in the records.  

A few years back, I want to say 2004-2005, a couple of Columbus undercover cops followed a trail that went to New Jersy.  Sorry can't remember the whole thing.  But anyway they busted these guys for diamonds and for gun running, To Mexico.   Turns out they were undercover FBI.   So when one pulls up the carpet, they better be prepared for what crawls out.

Romney is hiding too much.  If it were Obama.....well you know the rest

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Registered: 03-30-2007
jamblessedthree wrote:
I hope he stands firm on the taxes thing and doesn't release them, It will just give libs more ammunition to criticize him and his wealth! As far as secrets go, What do you think Romney is hiding? I have always been skeptical about Obama's citizenship but I think those secrets won't manifest themselves until he is out of office when it won't matter anymore. Wait and see...

I hope he keeps hiding his taxes,too.   People are really going to start asking themselves what else he's hiding.     Like how many Swiss bank accounts he has,   what he's covering up in the Cayman's.

This whole "Birther" thing is almost comical.   Obama's parent's were brilliant.   Placing a birth announcement in the paper right after his birth.   Then let's not forget the Dr. that delivered him.   Telling an author about Obama's birth to a fellow golfer that day he was born.    Let's also try to convince ourselves that the Obama's bribed the whole DVS in 1961 till present time.  

Romney was born in Mexico.   George that is.

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Re: ..."'If you've got a business, you didn't build that. S
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 12:25pm

you mean the ones that the immigrants helped to build? The Irish, the Chinese, if you know enough about the Immigration history of America the Hx oft the railroads and the rest of the infastrucure then you will know exactly who helped build a good portion of it.

 

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From Richard Cohen of the WaPo:   http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-the-secret-in-mitt-romneys-tax-returns/2012/07/23/gJQAVwbI5W_story.html

To paraphrase Rhett Butler, I don’t give a damn if Mitt Romney releases more of his tax returns. I expect to learn nothing from them, aside from the fact that he is very rich and has paid less in taxes than he has acknowledged. He has probably taken advantage of all the loops and dodges in the tax code, piling trusts on top of trusts, securing wealth for Romneys yet unborn — gelt unto the third generation, little taxed, slightly taxed or taxed not at all.

“Let me tell you about the very rich,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote. ’Scuse me, Scotty, let me tell you about them: They don’t pay much in taxes.

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It’s impossible to know what Romney is not revealing. But it is instructive to contrast him to his father, George, who was an auto executive and governor of Michigan. When George Romney ran for president in 1968, he released 12 years of income tax returns. But he was essentially salaried — his remuneration set either by statute or by a board of directors — and so really he was divulging little. Maybe more important, he actually made something (cars) or did something (governed). His son not only manufactured nothing but earned his wealth the new way — by financial manipulation, leveraging and such. On paper, it could look ugly.

For Mitt Romney, there are no assembly lines, no factories or mines — just back offices and computer terminals and such esoterica as the infinitesimal difference between what the Libor rate should be and what it is. He was loyal to no company, no industry — just to his investors. The making of such money is concealed, based on the exotic manipulation of numbers and the disregard of people. Only a relatively few know how to do this sort of thing, and they don’t much like to talk about it. Romney, as we already know, is one of those people. He hides his taxes not because it would reveal anything new about him, but because it would reveal what he has always known about us: We’re suckers.

As Cohen notes, Romney's tax returns are likely to be a jolt to the average (and tax paying) middle class citizen.  During a time of economic duress, they may well look at him not as a seasoned leader and man-of-the-people, but as an alien.  Where are MIB when you need 'em?!   

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