Romney mixes and mingles at rarefied ...

Romney mixes and mingles at rarefied retreat as top donors taste victory

There are 53 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jun 23, 2012, titled Romney mixes and mingles at rarefied retreat as top donors taste victory. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

PARK CITY, Utah - If Mitt Romney's presidential campaign were listed on the stock market, then those populating Utah's luxurious Deer Valley resort this weekend were its biggest shareholders.

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Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#44 Jun 24, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
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Come on, dig dig, is it costing the tax payers 20 million dollars a second or 40 million dollars a second for the First Lady to attend the Olympics. Ask Bachman she gets the numbers wrong!

Don't forget the lobster, the sneakers, and all the other nonsense you frightwingers spew about.
Ross

Summerfield, FL

#45 Jun 24, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
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Watch out!
Barack is sending Michelle to London on the taxpayers' dime-again. She going to the Olympics! Start predicting what friends and relatives will be 'accompanying' her to England. And as we well know, we'll be picking up the tab for their housing, food and entertainment.
I can't wait to see pictures of that fat pig in London with lobster hanging out of both sides of her mouth.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#46 Jun 24, 2012
Romney Is My Prophet wrote:
This is the real America. The elite are entitled to use our tax dollars as they deem appropriate. They're rich. They deserve all of the perks money can buy in America.
You must admire their chutzpah.
They initiate conflicts,but never fight them.
They look out for their own interests and simply dismiss the needs of those below them--yet,there are folks outside of their status willing to defend their viewpoints.
It's hard work being born as a multimillionaire. This gives them a birds eye view of what's best for the rest of us. They're very special.
They're entitled to buy influence in Washington,they're successful and only successful people should matter in America.
It's good to see Mitt in his element at this elegant retreat.
Mitt Romney KNOWS who his constituents really are. Good for him! He will represent the 1% with pure unabashed desire! Romney is the prophet of profits.
We guess you include the rich democrat supporters on that one? LMAO
Cat74

United States

#47 Jun 24, 2012
How much money do you think Obama's Hollywood buddies are giving him? Then there is that one town that wants him to pay for his visit, or cancel his trip. These little towns cannot afford Obama's photo ops, and they don't want them. He isn't popular any more.
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#48 Jun 24, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
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Since when did our presidents or candidates call American Citizens their ENEMY that must be Punished and Assassinates them using a Hit List w/o ANY DUE PROCESS? This is Barack Hussein Obama, the Criminal Elite.
Yes, yes, we know you love defectors to Al Qaeda and want to protect them. We all get that about you.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#49 Jun 24, 2012
Zombie Corpse Rental wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, yes, we know you love defectors to Al Qaeda and want to protect them. We all get that about you.
Boy, you don't get anything unless Georgie Soros tells you to get it.
Rob Johnston

AOL

#50 Jun 24, 2012
I thought the rarifed, sissified Hollyweird crowd were all addicted to East German style Commissar Obama and his Orwellian Dreams???

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#52 Jun 25, 2012
Rafalca, the Romney's Olympics-bound dressage horse, nets the family a $77,000 tax credit,$2,000 of which, according to Current's calculations, is for what they spent on health care for the horse. The average American family only spends $1,557 a year on health care.

Apparently, the Romneys formed a corporation to deal with this horse, and they declared a $77,000 loss in 2010 for that corporation. If the corporation ever makes any money by, for example, breeding this Olympic-performing horse, they can write off those losses. And you thought the Olympics were about amateur sports!

Current made an infrographic breaking down where exactly the $77,000 tax credit the Romneys registered for the horse on their 2010 returns breaks down when put up against the average American family. The tax credit for a child is only $1,000 so Rafalca is already 77 times more valuable than your kid. And yes, the horse has a fantastic health care plan.

Unsurprisingly, Rafalca outpaces the average family in shelter and transportation. A horse that's basically a fashion model with rhythm couldn't live in squalor or travel lightly. Rafalca pays about $2,400 a month for rent, versus the American family's $1,362. Rafalca also spends about ten times as much on clothing in the space of a year than the average family. It's hard out there for a dressage horse.

Apparently, for the Romneys, the Olympics are a business investment. And if they are successful in making money off the Olympics, you and I get to fork over the cost of feeding and training Ms. Romney's horse.
Cat74

Westmont, IL

#53 Jun 25, 2012
Oh, no!! The Romney's don't take advantage of tax write offs, do they? You pitiful people are crazy with envy. Of course they take advantage of every posssible tax write off. You would too if you ever worked, and had an income to tax. Do you think Obama tells his accountant don't use the tax code, just take most of my money and give it to the poor? No, he shelters it. His Hollywood buddies do the same. Some day if you ever get a job above the poverty line you will take advantage of the tax code too.
Sue Robbins

AOL

#54 Jun 25, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
Rafalca, the Romney's Olympics-bound dressage horse, nets the family a $77,000 tax credit,$2,000 of which, according to Current's calculations, is for what they spent on health care for the horse. The average American family only spends $1,557 a year on health care.
Apparently, the Romneys formed a corporation to deal with this horse, and they declared a $77,000 loss in 2010 for that corporation. If the corporation ever makes any money by, for example, breeding this Olympic-performing horse, they can write off those losses. And you thought the Olympics were about amateur sports!
Current made an infrographic breaking down where exactly the $77,000 tax credit the Romneys registered for the horse on their 2010 returns breaks down when put up against the average American family. The tax credit for a child is only $1,000 so Rafalca is already 77 times more valuable than your kid. And yes, the horse has a fantastic health care plan.
Unsurprisingly, Rafalca outpaces the average family in shelter and transportation. A horse that's basically a fashion model with rhythm couldn't live in squalor or travel lightly. Rafalca pays about $2,400 a month for rent, versus the American family's $1,362. Rafalca also spends about ten times as much on clothing in the space of a year than the average family. It's hard out there for a dressage horse.
Apparently, for the Romneys, the Olympics are a business investment. And if they are successful in making money off the Olympics, you and I get to fork over the cost of feeding and training Ms. Romney's horse.
You must have been furious when it was revealed that no estate or inheritance tax would be paid on Teddy Kennedy[s multi million dollar estate as all his assets were safely protected in an Off Shore Bank Trust. Oh, these rascally rich people.
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#55 Jun 25, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Boy, you don't get anything unless Georgie Soros tells you to get it.
Ah, so you hate foreign billionaires who manipulate American media for political gain, like Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, eh?
Cujo

Leask, Canada

#56 Jun 25, 2012
No big deal, all the candidates do it. Should people be pi$$ed off about it? Yes. Money buys elections, not policies.

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#57 Jun 25, 2012
Go obama!!
Go obama!!
Go obama!!

131 more days!!
131 more days!!
131 more days!!

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