ILAL

Yonkers, NY

#456 Jan 14, 2013
Black Zilla wrote:
<quoted text>
You got it twisted. You suck up for the tea parrty, you suck up for Mitt and now you sucking up for the NRA.
There is no limit for you when it comes to sucking up.
He holds true to form, anything that's against the president he's all for it. All you mentioned are all losers.
He's part of the crowd that hates America and anything the president does to make things better for the country.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#457 Jan 28, 2013
Hey Suckers!!!

Not so, says Mitt himself.

Finally making it back to Washington D.C. for a lunch hosted in his honor by two of his major fundraisers, Catherine Reynolds and Bill Marriott of the hotel chain (on whose board of directors Romney serves, rejoining after the election), the Romneys were all smiles, accompanied by his former running mate, Paul Ryan, and his wife, along with other GOP luminaries for a festive celebration.

Despite Mitt’s fairly lengthy post-election disappearance – particularly the notable absence from the inauguration, the first nominee not to attend since Michael Dukakis in 1989 – he is, in fact, is doing just fine and looking forward to getting back into…helping out.

Romney told top Washington bundlers, donors and senior campaign leadership in a meeting Friday morning that he would help out GOP candidates for governor in 2013, during the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race, according to two people who attended the meeting.

Romney also made clear his ambition for elected office has ended, according to another source present.

“We lost, but I’m not going away,” Romney told the crowd, according to a person who attended the meeting.“I will continue to help.”[Politico]

He also made the point that he purposely stayed quiet and out of sight so as not to distract from the very important fiscal cliff conversations going on at the turn of the year. According to Politico, he didn’t want anything he said to be used as an “wedge issue” by the President between the Speaker and the minority leader. Knowing Mitt’s propensity to say things that tend to set fires (47%, anyone?), that was probably a wise decision.

Next on the agenda is the Alfalfa Club Dinner, a very exclusive event attended by “Washington power brokers.”[Boston.com] Now that he doesn’t have Secret Service trailing his every move and he’s apparently shaken off the post-election doldrums, odds are merry Mitt is going to be much more of a fixture on the D.C. party scene. Hopefully that will cheer Ann up.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#458 Jan 28, 2013
Another graduate from Mitt Con Me school of Dupe and Screw.

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.— Mark Hotton appeared on the high-stakes Broadway theater scene out of nowhere this year, offering to come to the financial rescue of a fledgling Broadway adaptation of the psychological thriller "Rebecca."

Although the musical's producers had never heard of Hotton, he successfully sold himself as a globe-trotting moneyman with connections to a wealthy Australian named Paul Abrams. That was before Hotton raised suspicions by claiming that Abrams had suddenly dropped dead.

Federal prosecutors charged Hotton on Monday with concocting a tale of phantom investors and an untimely death as imaginative as the classic Alfred Hitchcock film about a man haunted by the memory of his dead first wife.

Hotton, 46, also was charged in two other swindles – one targeting a Connecticut-based real estate company and another that investigators say involved his wife and sister on Long Island.

A judge in federal court in Long Island ordered Hotton held without bail on Monday after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk.

In court papers, the government accused Hotton of creating a web of shell companies they likened to a Ponzi scheme that victimized people across the country to the tune of $15 million.
ILAL

Paramus, NJ

#459 Jan 29, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Hey Suckers!!!
Not so, says Mitt himself.
Finally making it back to Washington D.C. for a lunch hosted in his honor by two of his major fundraisers, Catherine Reynolds and Bill Marriott of the hotel chain (on whose board of directors Romney serves, rejoining after the election), the Romneys were all smiles, accompanied by his former running mate, Paul Ryan, and his wife, along with other GOP luminaries for a festive celebration.
Despite Mitt’s fairly lengthy post-election disappearance – particularly the notable absence from the inauguration, the first nominee not to attend since Michael Dukakis in 1989 – he is, in fact, is doing just fine and looking forward to getting back into…helping out.
Romney told top Washington bundlers, donors and senior campaign leadership in a meeting Friday morning that he would help out GOP candidates for governor in 2013, during the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race, according to two people who attended the meeting.
Romney also made clear his ambition for elected office has ended, according to another source present.
“We lost, but I’m not going away,” Romney told the crowd, according to a person who attended the meeting.“I will continue to help.”[Politico]
He also made the point that he purposely stayed quiet and out of sight so as not to distract from the very important fiscal cliff conversations going on at the turn of the year. According to Politico, he didn’t want anything he said to be used as an “wedge issue” by the President between the Speaker and the minority leader. Knowing Mitt’s propensity to say things that tend to set fires (47%, anyone?), that was probably a wise decision.
Next on the agenda is the Alfalfa Club Dinner, a very exclusive event attended by “Washington power brokers.”[Boston.com] Now that he doesn’t have Secret Service trailing his every move and he’s apparently shaken off the post-election doldrums, odds are merry Mitt is going to be much more of a fixture on the D.C. party scene. Hopefully that will cheer Ann up.
That's the only way he gets to D.C., as a visitor.
HIS PIPE DREAM as POTUS came to a crashing halt.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#460 Feb 4, 2013
Hey Suckers!

Tagg Romney, the eldest son of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is weighing a bid for the Senate seat just vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry, the Boston Herald is reporting.

The story follows a report earlier in the weekend that top Republicans in the state had approached both the former governor and his wife, Ann Romney, about the possibility of seeking the seat. According to the Herald, state Republicans believe the Romney's name recognition and wealth could help them compete in the heavily Democratic state.

On Friday, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) surprised many in the state, announcing he would not seek the open Senate seat. Brown was elected in 2010 in a special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) but subsequently lost re-election to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Had he opted to run, it would have been Brown's third Senate race in just four years.

ILAL

Bronx, NY

#461 Feb 10, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Hey Suckers!
Tagg Romney, the eldest son of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is weighing a bid for the Senate seat just vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry, the Boston Herald is reporting.
The story follows a report earlier in the weekend that top Republicans in the state had approached both the former governor and his wife, Ann Romney, about the possibility of seeking the seat. According to the Herald, state Republicans believe the Romney's name recognition and wealth could help them compete in the heavily Democratic state.
On Friday, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) surprised many in the state, announcing he would not seek the open Senate seat. Brown was elected in 2010 in a special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) but subsequently lost re-election to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Had he opted to run, it would have been Brown's third Senate race in just four years.
He wisely reconsidered and dropped out.
Best decision he made; he's not qualified just like his father was unqualified to be President of the USA.
guru

Denver, CO

#462 Feb 11, 2013
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>
He wisely reconsidered and dropped out.
Best decision he made; he's not qualified just like his father was unqualified to be President of the USA.
Just like Obama.
Wellington Manor

Austin, TX

#463 Feb 16, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Hey Suckers!
I admit I'm a fucking loser.
We knew that!
Black Zilla

United States

#464 Feb 17, 2013
Wellington Manor wrote:
<quoted text>i have to admit I am a dopey scumbag!
Agreed
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#465 Feb 18, 2013
guru wrote:
<quoted text>Just like Obama.
The Romney's: like father, like son.
Obama won election twice, Romney, zero.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#466 Feb 23, 2013
Dupe and Screw 101

Bloomberg Businessweek (ironically owned by politician plutocrat and defender of the oligarchy Michael Bloomberg) just reported that "a hedge fund tax dodge uses Bermuda reinsurers" (with a large photo of an idyllic beach above the story, accompanied by the caption "reinsure your taxes away"). But the Bermuda based "reinsurers" are sometimes just little more than mail drops that serve as a vehicle for tax-evasion money laundering, with little concern being expressed by the IRS.

The Bloomberg Businessweek article begins with an example of the apparently legal scheme, given the lack of IRS interest in setting limits on such financial profiteering:

Last year, about $450 million belonging to top executives at billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson’s New York firm made a quick round trip to Bermuda. In April the executives sent the money to a reinsurance company called PaCRe they’d set up on the island. By June, PaCRe had sent all the cash back to New York, to be invested in Paulson & Co. funds. By recycling the funds through Bermuda, which doesn’t levy a corporate income tax, the Paulson executives are positioned to exploit a little-known loophole, reducing their personal income taxes and delaying paying the bill for years.

At a time when the Obama administration and congressional leaders are calling for a corporate tax overhaul that would eliminate some loopholes, the tax dodge of using reinsurers—which provide coverage for other insurers rather than the general public—is gaining popularity among hedge funds.

Referring to three gluttonously wealthy hedge fund managers, Bloomberg Businessweek reveals:

The companies set up by Paulson, Cohen, and Loeb are all located within a half-mile of each other in the narrow streets of Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital and the global center of the reinsurance industry. The three put a combined $1.7 billion back into the fund managers’ hands last year.

Even the Murdoch-owned tabloid The New York Post jumped on the legalized theft from the public purse of this scheme, putting it a bit more bluntly than Businessweek:

Billionaire hedge-fund moguls are getting comfortable with a US tax loophole to fatten their already plump bottom lines.

All it takes to avoid tens of millions of dollars in taxes is a short trip to Bermuda — not by them, but their cash.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#467 Feb 27, 2013
Hey Suckers!!!

On television, in interviews and in meetings with investors, executives of the biggest U.S. banks -- notably JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon -- make the case that size is a competitive advantage. It helps them lower costs and vie for customers on an international scale. Limiting it, they warn, would impair profitability and weaken the country’s position in global finance.

So what if we told you that, by our calculations, the largest U.S. banks aren’t really profitable at all? What if the billions of dollars they allegedly earn for their shareholders were almost entirely a gift from U.S. taxpayers?
Granted, it’s a hard concept to swallow. It’s also crucial to understanding why the big banks present such a threat to the global economy.

Let’s start with a bit of background. Banks have a powerful incentive to get big and unwieldy. The larger they are, the more disastrous their failure would be and the more certain they can be of a government bailout in an emergency. The result is an implicit subsidy: The banks that are potentially the most dangerous can borrow at lower rates, because creditors perceive them as too big to fail.

Lately, economists have tried to pin down exactly how much the subsidy lowers big banks’ borrowing costs. In one relatively thorough effort, two researchers -- Kenichi Ueda of the International Monetary Fund and Beatrice Weder di Mauro of the University of Mainz -- put the number at about 0.8 percentage point. The discount applies to all their liabilities, including bonds and customer deposits.

Big Difference
Small as it might sound, 0.8 percentage point makes a big difference. Multiplied by the total liabilities of the 10 largest U.S. banks by assets, it amounts to a taxpayer subsidy of $83 billion a year. To put the figure in perspective, it’s tantamount to the government giving the banks about 3 cents of every tax dollar collected.

The top five banks -- JPMorgan, Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.-- account for $64 billion of the total subsidy, an amount roughly equal to their typical annual profits (see tables for data on individual banks). In other words, the banks occupying the commanding heights of the U.S. financial industry -- with almost $9 trillion in assets, more than half the size of the U.S. economy -- would just about break even in the absence of corporate welfare. In large part, the profits they report are essentially transfers from taxpayers to their shareholders
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#468 Feb 27, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Hey Suckers!!!
On television, in interviews and in meetings with investors, executives of the biggest U.S. banks -- notably JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon -- make the case that size is a competitive advantage. It helps them lower costs and vie for customers on an international scale. Limiting it, they warn, would impair profitability and weaken the country’s position in global finance.
So what if we told you that, by our calculations, the largest U.S. banks aren’t really profitable at all? What if the billions of dollars they allegedly earn for their shareholders were almost entirely a gift from U.S. taxpayers?
Granted, it’s a hard concept to swallow. It’s also crucial to understanding why the big banks present such a threat to the global economy.
Let’s start with a bit of background. Banks have a powerful incentive to get big and unwieldy. The larger they are, the more disastrous their failure would be and the more certain they can be of a government bailout in an emergency. The result is an implicit subsidy: The banks that are potentially the most dangerous can borrow at lower rates, because creditors perceive them as too big to fail.
Lately, economists have tried to pin down exactly how much the subsidy lowers big banks’ borrowing costs. In one relatively thorough effort, two researchers -- Kenichi Ueda of the International Monetary Fund and Beatrice Weder di Mauro of the University of Mainz -- put the number at about 0.8 percentage point. The discount applies to all their liabilities, including bonds and customer deposits.
Big Difference
Small as it might sound, 0.8 percentage point makes a big difference. Multiplied by the total liabilities of the 10 largest U.S. banks by assets, it amounts to a taxpayer subsidy of $83 billion a year. To put the figure in perspective, it’s tantamount to the government giving the banks about 3 cents of every tax dollar collected.
The top five banks -- JPMorgan, Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.-- account for $64 billion of the total subsidy, an amount roughly equal to their typical annual profits (see tables for data on individual banks). In other words, the banks occupying the commanding heights of the U.S. financial industry -- with almost $9 trillion in assets, more than half the size of the U.S. economy -- would just about break even in the absence of corporate welfare. In large part, the profits they report are essentially transfers from taxpayers to their shareholders
The followers of the extremist wing of the GOPuke party ate the real suckers because they always go against their own best interests.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#469 Feb 27, 2013
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>
The followers of the extremist wing of the GOPuke party ate the real suckers because they always go against their own best interests.
The extremist wing of the GOPuke party should be bytching about this instead of wasting time and taxpayers money attacking President Obama on nonsense and racism.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#470 Feb 27, 2013
ZCs wrote:
<quoted text>
The extremist wing of the GOPuke party should be bytching about this instead of wasting time and taxpayers money attacking President Obama on nonsense and racism.
They're a bunch of powerless, impotent buffoons who are going down in flames in 2014.
2012 was only the beginning.
belinda

Scranton, PA

#471 Feb 27, 2013
ZCs wrote:
<quoted text>
Somebody needs to kick that nigger's ass. That fucking Obama is a clueless fucktard!!!
Agreed!
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#472 Mar 15, 2013
ZCs wrote:
<quoted text>
The extremist wing of the GOPuke party should be bytching about this instead of wasting time and taxpayers money attacking President Obama on nonsense and racism.
That's because they're a bunch of racist motherf***ers whose only problem with Obama is him being black and the most powerful man in the free world.
That's what really upsets them.
LookWhat TheCat Draggedin

Brooklyn, NY

#473 Apr 24, 2013
Adam Savader -- a former Mitt Romney campaign intern who was arrested Tuesday and charged with cyberstalking and blackmailing women online -- had reportedly dressed up as "Ellis the Elephant," a character in Callista Gingrich's children's books.

Court documents show Savader, who was arrested in Great Neck, N.Y., allegedly used both the Internet and text messages to stalk girls by blackmailing them with nude photos of themselves. He claimed he had naked pictures of the women and vowed to send them to friends and family if more were not provided.

A twitter account with the handle @adamsavader, which features a photo of Savader posing with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), is described as as "Formerly @PRyan's sole intern on @MittRomney's campaign and a @newtgingrich campaign staffer." Slate reports Savader's Facebook page contains more photos of him posing with politicians and conservative figures, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Romney, and Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#474 Apr 25, 2013
LookWhat TheCat Draggedin wrote:
Adam Savader -- a former Mitt Romney campaign intern who was arrested Tuesday and charged with cyberstalking and blackmailing women online -- had reportedly dressed up as "Ellis the Elephant," a character in Callista Gingrich's children's books.
Court documents show Savader, who was arrested in Great Neck, N.Y., allegedly used both the Internet and text messages to stalk girls by blackmailing them with nude photos of themselves. He claimed he had naked pictures of the women and vowed to send them to friends and family if more were not provided.
A twitter account with the handle @adamsavader, which features a photo of Savader posing with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), is described as as "Formerly @PRyan's sole intern on @MittRomney's campaign and a @newtgingrich campaign staffer." Slate reports Savader's Facebook page contains more photos of him posing with politicians and conservative figures, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Romney, and Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus.
Don't be all surprised at these Republican perverts, the party of "family values."
What happened, pervert Adam Savader needed more pictures to get off on?

LOL!!!!!!!!!!

These Republican kooks just keep you laughing.

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#475 Apr 25, 2013
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>
That's because they're a bunch of racist motherf***ers whose only problem with Obama is him being black and the most powerful man in the free world.
That's what really upsets them.
LOL !!!!!! Cable News strikes again !!!!

other than Al Sharpton, never in American history has one man raked in a ton of cash from the use of one word than The Obama.

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