Steel mill polluted town as Romney firm profited

Aug 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: SavannahNow

The rusty stains on Shirley Carter's home are a permanent reminder of her fight with the local steel mill, just down U.S. Highway 17 near the boat docks.

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Tired

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*sigh* probably just another lie by the Obama team.
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And Chicago is going down the toilet as obama stands by and does nothing.

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Nothing worse than a dirty house.
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It's the ECONOMY, JOBS, not this BS from Obama.

It's ALL on the table NOW, Obama and the democrats can't run away from this topic since Paul Ryan has been tapped as Romney's VP.
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“There’s a real difference between venture capitalism and vulture capitalism. Venture capitalism we like. Vulture capitalism, no. And the fact of the matter is that he’s going to have to face up to this at some time or another, and South Carolina is as good a place to draw that line in the sand as any. That’s not what we’re looking for in a president of the United States. We’re looking for someone that knows how to build jobs, create jobs. And that’s what I’ve done in the state of Texas. So there’s no use trying to paper this over. That is a problem for Mitt, and he’s going to have to face it.”
~Rick Perry, Hannity, January 2012
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Sheik Yerbouti

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Is anyone really surprised. romney is a proven job killer and hates to see American workers earn a living wage!
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Romney stood to benefit financially from his company's investments. And his departure from Bain also came as the balance sheets at GS Industries began to look bleak. Despite Bain's reputation for turning around troubled companies like Staples and Domino's Pizza, the Georgetown plant was in trouble.

But as soon as the bankruptcy documents were filed, company lawyers told the Georgetown neighbors that the settlement was on hold. To see any money, they'd have to get in line behind everyone else — including Bain, with its majority ownership share. The steel mill offered to settle the case for $870,000.

By September 2003, as GS Industries was emerging from bankruptcy and after Bain sold the company, a local judge ordered that Georgetown homeowners in the lawsuit receive their money. After attorney's fees, that came to about $113,000, split dozens of ways.

rugby '12: profit over people.
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uncle sam madates that, EVERY EMPLOYEE YOU HAVE ,you pay a soc. sec. tax, your employee also pays it,unemployment tax per person,collect all federal state and county taxes per employee.,medical insurance. in other words your THE TAX ACCOUNTANT FOR THEM.and i could only guess what else.who would want all this baggage.is it any wonder businesses close,go overseas. US BUSINESS IS 20% OR MORE IN THE HOLE BEFORE THEY EVEN OPEN THEIR DOORS.is it any wonder every VENTURE is a VULTURE.?
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most have seen or heard what happens when your $250,000 dream home looses 20% of its value, or more.. but not its taxes..same with business you can loose your hinnie in a few months.and shoveling your savings into a down hills spiral, buys nothing.. i heard enought stories about borrowing 300,000 hocking your savings to start "YOUR OWN BUSINESS". which ends up being sold for pennies on the dollar.and about the only thing you achieve is a less than minimum wage job and a tax accountant for the fed state and county..every 3 months.
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all mills, factories and powerplants pollute. Doesn't matter who owns, runs or profits from them. Or are the lib whiners saying a mill owned by liberals doesn't pollute ? Which would just be a lie.
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Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Is anyone really surprised. romney is a proven job killer and hates to see American workers earn a living wage!
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step away from the koolaid there sheiky.

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State officials determined the mill was largely to blame for the pollution. As the lawsuit dragged on for years, the steel mill filed for bankruptcy and the plant ultimately settled with the residents.

In the end, Bain walked away with more than $30 million in profits. Carter got $800.

"That wasn't even enough to paint the house," said Carter, who is a Romney supporter this election.
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doesn't matter, these folks will still vote for "anyone but Obama".
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Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Is anyone really surprised. romney is a proven job killer and hates to see American workers earn a living wage!
You of course of proof of this? Or did the lying POS in the White House say so and therefore it must be true?
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RustyS wrote:
Nothing worse than a dirty house.
dat why home depot there4u!;-000r dirtee house n house-wear;)

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What's a little mesothelioma when there's money to be made?

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Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Is anyone really surprised. romney is a proven job killer and hates to see American workers earn a living wage!
More Obamaloney from just another ignorant Imperialist Democrat.
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The rusty stains on Shirley Carter's underwear is probably the steal mills fault too.

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Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>More Obamaloney from just another ignorant Imperialist Democrat.
Horrors! To think there may be seven more of you!
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Short grey beard. I can spot a liberal a mile away before they get here in their Volvo.

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