Romney returns to economic issues in Virginia

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Mitt Romney used his three stops in Virginia Thursday to return the presidential campaign to its most enduring theme: the economy. Full Story
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De Forest, WI

#1 Nov 2, 2012
the new slogan is vote for mitt he gives a sh
AMERICAN

Sanford, NC

#2 Nov 2, 2012

Pro oboma-ites are morons.
HE WANTS TO DESTROY AMERICA.

COMPARE THESE TWO.

Romney’s Free Market
Romney’s Bain Capital

Invested PRIVATE money in:
AMC Entertainment
Burger King
Burlington Coat Factory
Clear Channel Communications
Domino’s Pizza
Guitar Center
The Sports Authority
Staples
Toys “R” Us
Warner Music Group

Obama’s Socialism
Obama invested TAXPAYER
money in:
Solyndra-BANKRUPT
Ener 1- BANKRUPT
Beacon Power - BANKRUPT
Abound Solar - BANKRUPT
Amonix Solar - BANKRUPT
Spectra Watt - BANKRUPT
Eastern Energy –BANKRUPT
All of these companies were Obama
campaign contributors.

This is more corrupt than the Mafia in
it's heyday.

The choice is clear.
Do you want a businessman who has
generated billions or a president who
has wasted trillions.


AAHHM

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Nov 2, 2012
AMERICAN wrote:
Duumb and AAAAH Spaum...
mitt will loose

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Nov 2, 2012
Mitt only cares about his own, if they're lucky. Anyone voting that believes anything this man utters is a fool. No matter, he gonna loose bigtime. I've been correctly predicting the outcome of pres. elections for decades now. The major cause of his upcoming loss? the people are getting tired of the corruption of the right, and they're finding out that we're all in this together, regardless of what the right wing church going hypoctites believe.
notice

Gardner, MA

#5 Nov 3, 2012
26 debates, 7 years running for Prez. Etch-A-Sketch still cannot claim ONE ISSUE HE STANDS FIRM ON!!!! Not one!!!! Well, there is one, GIVE HIM AND ALL HIS RICH BUDDIES MORE TAX BREAKS!!!!!!!!

THROUGH ALL THE flip-flops, there has been one consistency in the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: a contempt for the electorate.

How else to explain his refusal to disclose essential information? Defying recent bipartisan tradition, he failed to release the names of his bundlers — the high rollers who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. He never provided sufficient tax returns to show voters how he became rich.

How, other than an assumption that voters are too dim to remember what Mr. Romney has said across the years and months, to account for his breathtaking ideological shifts? He was a friend of immigrants, then a scourge of immigrants, then again a friend. He was a Kissingerian foreign policy realist, then a McCain-like hawk, then a purveyor of peace. He pioneered Obamacare, he detested Obamacare, then he found elements in it to cherish. Assault weapons were bad, then good. Abortion was okay, then bad. Climate change was an urgent problem; then, not so much. Hurricane cleanup was a job for the states, until it was once again a job for the feds.

The same presumption of gullibility has infused his misleading commercials (see: Jeep jobs to China) and his refusal to lay out an agenda. Mr. Romney promised to replace the Affordable Care Act but never said with what. He promised an alternative to President Obama’s lifeline to young undocumented immigrants but never deigned to describe it.

And then there has been his chronic, baldly dishonest defense of mathematically impossible budget proposals. He promised to cut income tax rates without exploding the deficit or tilting the tax code toward the rich — but he refused to say how he could bring that off. When challenged, he cited “studies” that he maintained proved him right. But the studies were a mix of rhetoric, unrealistic growth projections and more serious economics that actually proved him wrong.

This last is important — maybe the crux of the next four years. History has shown that it’s a lot easier to cut taxes than to reduce spending. Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush promised to do both, managed to do only the first and (with plenty of help from Congress) greatly increased the national debt.

Now Mr. Romney promises to reduce income tax rates by one-fifth — for the rich, that means from 35 percent to 28 percent — and to raise defense spending while balancing the budget. To do so, he would reduce other spending — unspecified — and take away deductions — unspecified. One of the studies he cited, by Harvard economist Martin Feldstein, said Mr. Romney could make the tax math work by depriving every household earning $100,000 or more of all of its charitable deductions, mortgage-interest deductions and deductions for state and local income taxes.

Does Mr. Romney favor ending those popular tax breaks? He won’t say. But he did take issue with Mr. Feldstein’s definition of the middle class: Mr. Romney said he would protect households earning $250,000 or less. In which case the Feldstein study did not vindicate the Romney arithmetic — it refuted it. Yet the candidate has continued to cite the study.

Mr. Romney, by contrast, seems to be betting that voters have no memories, poor arithmetic skills and a general inability to look behind the curtain. We hope the results Tuesday prove him wrong.
WAPO

Sounds about right to me!

This is the guy you bozo's think should be Prez!!!!

It says more about YOU than him though!! YOU have no integrity at all!!!
Romney Robbed Tax Payers

AOL

#8 Nov 5, 2012
Regarding comment #2 from American. I hate to break this to you but Romney is far from Captain America.

Romney IS NOT SO SELFLESS. ROMNEY SLC OLYMPICS: Romney used taxpayer dollars for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games. More taxpayer dollars were used at Salt Lake than all of the previous U.S.hosted Olympics combined; a heart stopping $1.3 billion dollars. The total cost of the SLC Olympics was around $2.7 billion. That means taxpayers footed about 68% of the bill.

2002 games in Utah- 1.3 billion
1984 games in L.A.- only received $75 million
1996 games in Atlanta - only received $609 million.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/15/1110...

Romney used $1.3 billion taxpayer dollars appropriated for Olympic security after 9-11 for:
$161 Million for safety and security services
$30 million for parking lots,
$2 million for sewer systems
$33,000 for an Olympic horse adoption program.

John McCain wasn't too happy with how Romney robbed taxpayers to rebuild Salt Lake City's (The Mormon Mecca)infrastructure for the 2002 Olympics
http://youtu.be/vZsA0AOwGD0

Romney's Vulture Capitalism
*We were just fired," Randy Johnson, a former worker and union officer at the Marion plant, recalled in a telephone interview. "They came in and said,'You're all fired. If you want to work for us, here's an application.' We had insurance until the end of the week. That was it. It was brutal." [Los Angeles Times, 12/16/07]http://thinkprogress. org/progress-report/romney-job -killer/

*American Pad & Paper: Romney's Bain invested $5 million in the small paper company in 1992, and reportedly collected $100 million in dividends on that investment. AMPAD went bankrupt in 2000, laying off 385 employees.

• Dade Behring: Bain Capital invested $415 million in a leveraged buyout in 1994, borrowed an additional $421 million, and ultimately walked away with $1.78 billion. Dade filed for bankruptcy in 2002, and 2,000 workers lost their jobs.

• DDI Corporation: Bain Capital reportedly invested $46.3 million in 1997, reaping $85.5 million in profits and an additional $10 million in management fees. When the company later went bankrupt, 2,100 workers were laid off.

• GS International: In a somewhat less profitable transaction, Bain Capital invested $60 million in 1993 and received $65 million in dividends. This company, too, went bankrupt in 2002, and 750 workers lost their jobs.

• Stage Stores: Bain invested $5 million to purchase the company and took it public in the mid-’90s, reaping $100 million from stock offerings. Stage filed for bankruptcy in 2000, and 5,795 workers reportedly were laid off.
http://www.politicususa.com/fire-people-romne...

http://thinkprogress.org/progress-report/romn...

Romney who owns 51% of Bain Capitol is dumping 107 workers at the Sensate plant in Illinois because Bain Capitol sold out those jobs to China. 107 US employees at Illinois Sensata plant were forced to train Chinese workers for their jobs. The US flag was taken down so not to offend the guest Chinese workers
Since Bain owns 51% of Sensata and the Sensata factories in China pays workers only $.99 -$1.35 an hour for 8-12 hr shifts, 7 days a week, Bain will still be making billions. So will Romney, in his blind nontaxable trust in the Caymans.

*Bain and Sensata executives did not have a lot of time to talk about the 170 workers being terminated at the Freeport plant. The executives have had more pressing issues, such as setting up 12 Sensata/Bain capital funds “organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands” so as to avoid paying taxes.

http://bainport.com/



http://www.globallabourrights.org/reports...
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#10 Dec 11, 2012
AAHHM wrote:
<quoted text>
Duumb and AAAAH Spaum...
Got yo 'bama pho' yet??
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#11 Dec 11, 2012
mitt will loose wrote:
Mitt only cares about his own, if they're lucky. Anyone voting that believes anything this man utters is a fool. No matter, he gonna loose bigtime. I've been correctly predicting the outcome of pres. elections for decades now. The major cause of his upcoming loss? the people are getting tired of the corruption of the right, and they're finding out that we're all in this together, regardless of what the right wing church going hypoctites believe.
Got yo 'bama pho' yet??
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#12 Dec 11, 2012
notice wrote:
26 debates, 7 years running for Prez. Etch-A-Sketch still cannot claim ONE ISSUE HE STANDS FIRM ON!!!! Not one!!!! Well, there is one, GIVE HIM AND ALL HIS RICH BUDDIES MORE TAX BREAKS!!!!!!!!
THROUGH ALL THE flip-flops, there has been one consistency in the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: a contempt for the electorate.
How else to explain his refusal to disclose essential information? Defying recent bipartisan tradition, he failed to release the names of his bundlers — the high rollers who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. He never provided sufficient tax returns to show voters how he became rich.
How, other than an assumption that voters are too dim to remember what Mr. Romney has said across the years and months, to account for his breathtaking ideological shifts? He was a friend of immigrants, then a scourge of immigrants, then again a friend. He was a Kissingerian foreign policy realist, then a McCain-like hawk, then a purveyor of peace. He pioneered Obamacare, he detested Obamacare, then he found elements in it to cherish. Assault weapons were bad, then good. Abortion was okay, then bad. Climate change was an urgent problem; then, not so much. Hurricane cleanup was a job for the states, until it was once again a job for the feds.
The same presumption of gullibility has infused his misleading commercials (see: Jeep jobs to China) and his refusal to lay out an agenda. Mr. Romney promised to replace the Affordable Care Act but never said with what. He promised an alternative to President Obama’s lifeline to young undocumented immigrants but never deigned to describe it.
And then there has been his chronic, baldly dishonest defense of mathematically impossible budget proposals. He promised to cut income tax rates without exploding the deficit or tilting the tax code toward the rich — but he refused to say how he could bring that off. When challenged, he cited “studies” that he maintained proved him right. But the studies were a mix of rhetoric, unrealistic growth projections and more serious economics that actually proved him wrong.
This last is important — maybe the crux of the next four years. History has shown that it’s a lot easier to cut taxes than to reduce spending. Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush promised to do both, managed to do only the first and (with plenty of help from Congress) greatly increased the national debt.
Now Mr. Romney promises to reduce income tax rates by one-fifth — for the rich, that means from 35 percent to 28 percent — and to raise defense spending while balancing the budget. To do so, he would reduce other spending — unspecified — and take away deductions — unspecified. One of the studies he cited, by Harvard economist Martin Feldstein, said Mr. Romney could make the tax math work by depriving every household earning $100,000 or more of all of its charitable deductions, mortgage-interest deductions and deductions for state and local income taxes.
Does Mr. Romney favor ending those popular tax breaks? He won’t say. But he did take issue with Mr. Feldstein’s definition of the middle class: Mr. Romney said he would protect households earning $250,000 or less. In which case the Feldstein study did not vindicate the Romney arithmetic — it refuted it. Yet the candidate has continued to cite the study.
Mr. Romney, by contrast, seems to be betting that voters have no memories, poor arithmetic skills and a general inability to look behind the curtain. We hope the results Tuesday prove him wrong.
WAPO
Sounds about right to me!
This is the guy you bozo's think should be Prez!!!!
It says more about YOU than him though!! YOU have no integrity at all!!!
Got yo 'bama pho' yet??
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#13 Dec 11, 2012
Romney Robbed Tax Payers wrote:
Regarding comment #2 from American. I hate to break this to you but Romney is far from Captain America.
Romney IS NOT SO SELFLESS. ROMNEY SLC OLYMPICS: Romney used taxpayer dollars for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games. More taxpayer dollars were used at Salt Lake than all of the previous U.S.hosted Olympics combined; a heart stopping $1.3 billion dollars. The total cost of the SLC Olympics was around $2.7 billion. That means taxpayers footed about 68% of the bill.
2002 games in Utah- 1.3 billion
1984 games in L.A.- only received $75 million
1996 games in Atlanta - only received $609 million.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/15/1110...
Romney used $1.3 billion taxpayer dollars appropriated for Olympic security after 9-11 for:
$161 Million for safety and security services
$30 million for parking lots,
$2 million for sewer systems
$33,000 for an Olympic horse adoption program.
John McCain wasn't too happy with how Romney robbed taxpayers to rebuild Salt Lake City's (The Mormon Mecca)infrastructure for the 2002 Olympics
http://youtu.be/vZsA0AOwGD0
Romney's Vulture Capitalism
*We were just fired," Randy Johnson, a former worker and union officer at the Marion plant, recalled in a telephone interview. "They came in and said,'You're all fired. If you want to work for us, here's an application.' We had insurance until the end of the week. That was it. It was brutal." [Los Angeles Times, 12/16/07]http://thinkprogress. org/progress-report/romney-job -killer/
*American Pad & Paper: Romney's Bain invested $5 million in the small paper company in 1992, and reportedly collected $100 million in dividends on that investment. AMPAD went bankrupt in 2000, laying off 385 employees.
• Dade Behring: Bain Capital invested $415 million in a leveraged buyout in 1994, borrowed an additional $421 million, and ultimately walked away with $1.78 billion. Dade filed for bankruptcy in 2002, and 2,000 workers lost their jobs.
• DDI Corporation: Bain Capital reportedly invested $46.3 million in 1997, reaping $85.5 million in profits and an additional $10 million in management fees. When the company later went bankrupt, 2,100 workers were laid off.
• GS International: In a somewhat less profitable transaction, Bain Capital invested $60 million in 1993 and received $65 million in dividends. This company, too, went bankrupt in 2002, and 750 workers lost their jobs.
• Stage Stores: Bain invested $5 million to purchase the company and took it public in the mid-’90s, reaping $100 million from stock offerings. Stage filed for bankruptcy in 2000, and 5,795 workers reportedly were laid off.
http://www.politicususa.com/fire-people-romne...
http://thinkprogress.org/progress-report/romn...
Romney who owns 51% of Bain Capitol is dumping 107 workers at the Sensate plant in Illinois because Bain Capitol sold out those jobs to China. 107 US employees at Illinois Sensata plant were forced to train Chinese workers for their jobs. The US flag was taken down so not to offend the guest Chinese workers
Since Bain owns 51% of Sensata and the Sensata factories in China pays workers only $.99 -$1.35 an hour for 8-12 hr shifts, 7 days a week, Bain will still be making billions. So will Romney, in his blind nontaxable trust in the Caymans.
*Bain and Sensata executives did not have a lot of time to talk about the 170 workers being terminated at the Freeport plant. The executives have had more pressing issues, such as setting up 12 Sensata/Bain capital funds “organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands” so as to avoid paying taxes.
http://bainport.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Rhv_gs7lnYEXX
http://www.globallabourrights.org/reports...
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