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Romney's Tax Returns Lost Him The VP Slot To Palin In 2008; He is Simply Unelectable

Not only did Mitt Romney lose to John McCain in 2008, he is also a guy who competed with Sarah Palin for the vice presidential nomination in 2008. And lost. I mean how bad do you have to be to lose out to Sarah Palin? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/12/1108891/-Mitt-Romne...

Why did McCain choose Palin over Romney? He saw Mitt's tax returns :-)
The Campaign thought that Mitt Romney's tax returns would be too damaging to John McCain if he was picked to share the Republican ticket in 2008: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/13/1109574/-Gov-O-Mall...

So...If Mitt Romneys tax returns were too damaging to win him a VP slot in 2008, how in the world does he expect to receive the GOP nomination, much less actually beat Obama? He can't. He won't.

200 page opposition file on Mitt Romney. Believed to be from McCains 2008 campaign: http://cdn2.dailycaller.com/2012/01/McCain-2008-Oppo-File-on...

7/13/12 Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley: McCain Saw Romney's Tax Returns And He Chose Palin.
"What about running for the office of the presidency this year makes it less important than the job that he didn't get over Palin the last time around?" O'Malley asked BuzzFeed, referencing the 23 years of returns Romney allowed McCain to examine while he was being vetted but hasn't released to the public.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/omalley-mccain-saw-romne...

7/14/12 Alabama GOP Governor Robert Bentley calls on Mitt Romney to release tax records: http://news.yahoo.com/gop-governor-calls-mitt-romney-release...



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I don't like Romney

I don't like Romney, but I don't get about tax return disclosure. Why do media and people in general have to look at a candidate's tax return? It's obvious there will always be criticism. Making too much money = oh, this greedy guy made tons of money from the little guys. Making too little money = well, this poor guy is gonna be so tempted for corruption. No one is gonna say, "Holy smoke, the tax return is just way too complicated for common people and it is full of giveaways to the well-connected constituents."

I found something I disagree with Dr. Paul on

Unlike Dr. Paul, I think Bain Capital and Romney's Top Executive shareholder status in that company and all it’s little tentacles after 1999 is a huge issue. I think it is absolutely clear he misled the SEC. I don’t care if fifty Obama supporters from Bain never saw him in the office. I have been studying it all night and it just gets dirtier and dirtier no matter how polite the media tries to treat
Romney=RawMoney.
http://www.blogforarizona.com/blog/2012/07/romney-stericycle...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/weighi...
The comments on this BLOG put it as blunt as you…1422 comments …..so I will just past a few with many Recommended thumbs up votes....

1.atc3337:12 AM PDT
You still choose to ignore the fact that Romney was sole shareholder of Bain. He maintained absolute control of Bain's Board of Directors, and therefore, its officers and policies during the 3 years in question. As such, he took no steps to alter the corporate business plan or direction of acquiring a majority share of stock in an undervalued Corporation, selling off the undervalued assets, and bankrupting the remaining valueless corporate husk. and destroying jobs and lives in the process. Romney made Millions, as lives and "Corporate Persons" were destroyed.  
Sorry, Romney was still in control of Bain Capital, and over a period of months, though special called shareholder meetings, Romney could have totally altered the actions and business model of Bain Capital, had he, the kind, and generous man, had he simply chosen to do so.  Considering the above, and the fact that Bain also paid him 100k two years in a row, Romney's denials seem rather hollow, and the Factchecker's conclusions rather strained.   
Solution? Romney releases 10 more years of tax returns.
2.tidelandermdva7/14/2012 7:37 PM PDT "For some readers, this may not be important. He is listed as chief executive in SEC documents, he hired the people at Bain, and so they might believe he bears responsibility for these deals. End of story. But that’s really an opinion, not a fact." NO. That he is listed as CEO in SEC documents is a fact. Whether he did his job or not is a matter of opinion or speculation or dispute. But the only FACT is the documented evidence in the SEC filings. Do we really want a President of the USA -- as opposed to Bain Capital -- who does not know the meaning of "The buck stops here"? But of course, the buck did not stop there. As sole owner of Bain Capital the bucks continued to flow through to Mitt. He said recently in response to the opponents' critique that it was in a blind trust, but whatever the case, in 1999 to 2002, it was definately not. He could have been consulted on what his minions were doing with his money. It seems that the burden of proof is on Mitt to show that he was never consulted, never advised, and never inquired....
3. Lee_A_Arnold7/14/2012 8:43 PM PDT We should call on Romney to release his tax returns and the Bain board meeting minutes. As Ronald Reagan said, "Trust, but verify."

  4.lguy17/14/2012 8:06 PM PDT So, are we to believe that during the 3 years he was Chairman of the Board and sole shareholder of Bain Capital, Romney did not even participate in any Board meetings of Bain Capital? It flies in the face of common sense.  
 
In all other aspects of his professional life he's engaged and detail-oriented. But for the firm that he owns, for which he is CEO and holds all is wealth, he does NOTHING? For 3 years? Come on.
5.Dorothy57/14/2012 8:38 PM PDT How much is $100,000 PLUS? For all we know it could be millions of dollars...

I am thinking the same thing as Dorothy. His Company and sub companies made 49.5 billion from 1999 to 2004 from the 75 million investment for common stocks in Stericycle (aborted baby dumpster company) that his John Henry is on in November of 1999. 9 months after he quit. One such company is based in Bermuda where some of his offshore accounts are.
his John Henry is on in November of 1999. 9 months after he quit.
http://www.motherjones.com/documents/392936-stericycle-s4-1999
Page 73&74 are the pages in question.

The post here on the Daily Paul goes into some what. So bump it too
http://www.dailypaul.com/243169/mitt-romney-profited-with-ba...

The Romney tax returns he has made public are admittedly FULL of MISTAKES the MSM is having all kinds of fun with.

TEAM OBAMA TRACKS ROMNEY'S FOREIGN BANK
ACCOUNTS
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-784645

Romney tax returns detail funds not identified in ethics forms
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/26/news/la-pn-romney-ta...

Romney’s Federal Disclosures Missed 26 Accounts
http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Romney-taxes-Gingrich-Rep...

What would Mitt Romney’s offshore account filings show?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/romney-campai...

Romney offshore accounts contain up to $32 million
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-01-20/romne...

All this from the ONE TAX RETURN he made public??????...Can you imagine what he might be HIDING???
How many times do you have to type,” However it is legal !!!“ regarding all these tax loopholes for the rich.

It seems every issue the Democrats attack Romney on

He manages to mishandle, they had to know that the tax returns would be a big problem. The Republican delegates need to know its not too late to pick another candidate at the convention, simply because Romney can't win. Hell, Romney has to know he can't win, give it up Mitt and "take one for the team". Endorse Ron Paul at the convention!

Every single Republican

Every single Republican candidate is unelectable.

Let's go down the list, shall we?

Mitt Romney: his ideology depends on which side of the bed he wakes up on any particular day, also credited with inventing ObamaCare.

Ron Paul: has the public perception of attracting crazies, king of pork, scorched earth approach to government.

Michele Bachmann: Crazy religious lady from Bobby's World, although we enjoyed watching her eat corndogs.

Herman Cain: sex fiend whose solution is the infantile 999 plan; something he got off a pizza box.

Newt Gingrich: his closet is so full of skeletons it's overflowed onto the big steaming pile of bullshit on his front lawn.

John Huntsman: worked for Obama. Probably the most electable of the candidates.

Rick Perry: Offspring of a gay tryst between George W. Bush and Erik Estrada after a night of heavy drinking, praying, and Gardasil injections.

Rick Santorum: self explanatory.

Tim Pawlenty: has the charisma of a possum.

Gary Johnson: libertarians are anathema to the fascist GOP.

Of all these candidates, even George W. Bush is more electable than any of them. That's a scary thought.

and then on the flip-side we have:

Barack Obama: incumbent, killed Osama bin Laden, charismatic, fixed Bush's mess. On the other hand, he's black and that may cost him reelection.

You made a few mistakes here...

...let's go down the list...shall we?

First off, there are only two Republican candidates. Their names are Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. If I may correct you, the rest have dropped out!

Also, public perception of Ron Paul attracting crazies! Come on! That is saying most of our military, you know, the ones fighting the evil terrorists under your bed, are thought of as crazy! That's both untrue and unwise. Perhaps you secretly listen to Rush Limbaugh. Facts are, a majority of them support Paul.

And I thought you liked Obama. Why do you list Romney's blueprint of Obamacare as an unelectable quality then? We do, but I wouldn't think you would!

I have got to tell you though. The rest, although they are no longer candidates, you hit the nail on the head(except Huntsman)! So kudos to you on that part!

It's an unelectable quality

It's an unelectable quality for a Republican.

Ron Paul does attract crazies. Peruse the site for a while and you'll see exactly what I mean.

I do like Obama, but I'm not a US resident so I can't vote, nor do I care to, since the country will be just fine in either gentleman's hands.

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Nuff said...

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Yeah, but if Obamacare is an...

...unelectable quality for a Republican, then why do you list Huntsman's working for Obama as a quality for him being "probably the most electable"? Your list is coming from both ends. Makes no sense.

Every candidate attracts crazies just like every group has crazies. Sorry, but those are just the facts. And it does depend on who is judging the "crazies". I hate to tell you this, but most of the people on this site believe that would be you, or haven't you noticed? Also, if you think people on here are crazy, you must be very, very attracted to whatever that is you see.

I must say though, there aren't much for brains or intelligent conversations on the other candidates websites. They are just sheeple for the slaughter. Yawn city.

Don't feel bad. 99% of

Don't feel bad. 99% of Americans are nuts. Only that 1% of elite rich people are actually sane and healthy.

Now if only we could get UN troops to go in and clean out the crazies. 6.5 billion to go!

Obama is a white president ...

... What? You mean his mother's race doesn't matter? How sexist!

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

The primer color is

The primer color is irrelevant. It's just a base coat.

What mess did Obama fix? I

What mess did Obama fix? I also must have missed the part where Obama personally went to Pakistan and killed bin Laden. I could have sworn the Navy SEALS did that.

I also love how you have the built-in excuse of racism. Regardless of race, incumbents generally don't do very well when unemployment is above 8% and the economic outlook is as bad as it is. Not that I'm going to vote for Romney, mind you

He fixed health care and the

He fixed health care and the economy.

He's ruining healthcare...

and our economy is still in the toilet. He also continues to waste money on our unaffordable "world police" act. Wake up!

I don't play, I commission the league.

You're just being

You're just being uncooperative and antisocial.

Lucky for you now Obamacare will provide the badly needed funds to give you the care you so desperately need once the judge signs off on your commitment order.

I can't wait to see the progress we'll have made turning you into a happy and productive member of society!

Ha ha, that was hilarious.

Ha ha, that was hilarious.

I'm not voting for Romney

I'm not voting for Romney because of his Bush-esque foreign policy, but I absolutely don't care how much money Romney made or how he chose to spend it. It makes no difference to me at all. The only thing that matters to me is how much of my money politicians want to take.

I'm not voting for Romney

I'm not voting for Romney because he is an asshole. What he has done in his buisness practices he will do to the United States of America. Treat it like a failed corporation and dismantle it.

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

I wouldn't mind if he

I wouldn't mind if he dismantled the government.

well said!

well said!

There's a lot

of information in the opposition research document that can be used to convert Santorum delegates.

This is Daily Kook

They are a Marxist rag that would love to derail Romney. Info from them should be suspect.

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Maybe this is better?

So Rmoney HAS been lying

AS if that would surprise anyone here... doesn't he claim he had totatlly 'divested' himself from Bain in 1999?? Well McNDAACain didn't think so.
From page 166 (very near the '666' number?):
"Romney Was CEO Of Bain Capital And Held Financial Stake In Company At Time Of Kansas City Layoffs. “Although he gave up running day-to-day operations at the venture capital firm in order to head the Salt Lake Winter Olympics, he remained CEO and held his financial interest in the company through August 2001. That includes the period when the Ampad factory in Buffalo was closed, and when the Kansas City-based GST Steel plant was shut down and workers laid off.” (Stephanie Ebbert and Yvonne Abraham, “Camps Spar Over Romney Word Choice,”
The Boston Globe, 10/31/02
So Rmoney WAS still in charge of Bain in 2000-01!
Rmoney is hiding his papers just like our current puppet-in-chief.
This is a very interesting doc, myajace, thanks for linking to it. Needs to be splattered on all those neocon sites.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Mittens signature

is also on the Stericycle documents.

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what else is new?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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Well it could be new to a lot of people..

It's new to me, hence the fact that I'm sharing. It's relevant, so I don't really see the problem. What, next you'll ask me why I'm so stupid that I didn't already know this or somethin, right? Sorry, we can't all be condescending pricks.

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