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Romney Party Yacht ‘Cracker Bay’ Flies Cayman Islands Flag in Tampa

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign on Wednesday partied with wealthy donors on a 150-foot yacht that flies the flag of the Cayman Islands, according to an ABC News report.

Members of the Romney Victory Council, who have each raised more than $1 million for the candidate, mingled with Romney’s brother, Scott, and other relatives in Tampa aboard the luxury yacht “Cracker Bay.”

While they waited outside the unadvertised event, ABC News snapped photos of the Cayman Islands civil ensign flag flying on the yacht’s stern.

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) was reportedly scheduled to speak to the more than 50 people attending.

“It was a really nice event,” billionaire energy industry executive Wilbur Ross told the network. “These are good supporters.”

Romney came under fire earlier this year when it was revealed that he had millions stashed in the Cayman Islands, a notorious tax haven. In August, Vanity Fair reported that Romney still had a personal stake in at least 12 of Bain Capital’s Cayman Island funds, worth up to $30 million.

The candidate recently insisted to Fox News host Chris Wallace that “there was no reduction — not one dollar reduction — in taxes by virtue of having an account in Switzerland or a Cayman Islands investment.”

“I think it’s ironic they do this aboard a yacht that doesn’t even pay its taxes,” a woman who lives at the marina where Cracker Bay is moored told ABC News.


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flying the cayman flag

like the patriot he is...NOT!

Boats can't pay taxes!

Romney is obviously a crook, but someone should break it to marina woman that boats are incapable of paying taxes.

Cent Uygur

"You think Mitt Romney gives a damn what a delegate thinks? The only delegates that matter were on that yacht. They call this group the "Victory Council." This is made of people who are literally millionaires and billionaires and who dictate what Mitt Romney's positions will be. He's a legendary flip-flopper, but if you want to know what he really thinks you had to be on that boat. "

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

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Makes me want to scream!

Wake up you dummies!!!! America- we are ruled by these rich people! I'm angry and trying to not be bitter. If Ron Paul can wake up millions, and each of us are Ron Paul, then we should be able to wake up everybody in a few years. Plus, we now have a whole bunch of evidence, videos, and articles to help show we are RIGHT. Hang in there everyone, keep trying. The growth will become exponential. Gosh, I hate being a cheerleader. But, I just can't accept defeat or feeling defeated.


You've been had. Saps.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain



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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Watch the video.

Theses are the elite that run the world. The DEM will have a similar party with more elite and no doubt some of the same. God help America.

Scroll down. Even the news team is disgusted.

(someone in the shipping

(someone in the shipping industry correct me if wrong) Ships fly the flag of where they were christened to adopt the maritime laws and regulations of that country. Some countries are more lax than others on naval laws or something along that line...

Southern Agrarian

Not necessarily christened...

but the boat's registry...sorta like your car's title, different states have different taxes, pollution inspections, some don't..etc.
Please notice that most big diesel motorhomes (Prevost, etc) are tagged in Montana...this is a tax dodge.

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

That is where Mitt

hides most of his tax free money.


In your face.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Yup and now they now that

Yup and now they now that without a doubt, nothing is in there way to stop them. Nothing.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

They do not even care who knows.

They think they have won and the people are powerless to do anything about it.

The Real Convention Is at Cracker Bay

One of the reasons this Republican convention has been so deathly dull is that the real action isn't at the convention. It's at Cracker Bay. That's the name of the yacht that the Romney team just hosted 50 partiers, including some of his top donors. This was one of about a dozen events outside of the convention where they had private meetings with donors giving more than $1 million dollars to his campaign. Over $1 million a piece. Now, where do you think the real policy gets made?


"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain