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Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 09, 2012 01:20PM
Krugman asking the right questions here about Mitt Romney and his fortune.
And since he wants everyone to believe that everything he's done with offshore accounts and IRA's and carried interest and financial disclosures is legal and ethical, why are we not seeing 12 years of tax returns? Why only one? As his Dad George Romney said 40 years ago upon releasing 12 years of his own returns, "one could be a fluke."

[www.nytimes.com]
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Avenger
Date: July 09, 2012 01:36PM
Right on cue, every channel you turned to was talking about Romney's bank accounts. Of course, it is pure coincidence that the independent, objective minded "economist" Krugman just happens to have a piece ready to go.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 09, 2012 01:44PM
OMG ! He's a Rich Guy ! Do Not Elect Him !

Instead let the OTHER Gazillionaires fund these attack campaigns. Yeah. they're OK.

barf smiley
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 09, 2012 01:48PM
Seems to have struck a nerve.

Barack Obama is also a "rich guy," that isn't the point.

It's about transparency and integrity.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: billb
Date: July 09, 2012 01:50PM
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Lemon Drop
Seems to have struck a nerve.

Barack Obama is also a "rich guy," that isn't the point.

It's about transparency and integrity.

so who's the third party candidate ?



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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 09, 2012 01:51PM
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billb
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Lemon Drop
Seems to have struck a nerve.

Barack Obama is also a "rich guy," that isn't the point.

It's about transparency and integrity.

so who's the third party candidate ?

I don't need one.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Black
Date: July 09, 2012 02:02PM
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billb
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Lemon Drop
Seems to have struck a nerve.

Barack Obama is also a "rich guy," that isn't the point.

It's about transparency and integrity.

so who's the third party candidate ?




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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: J Marston
Date: July 09, 2012 02:05PM
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cbelt3
OMG ! He's a Rich Guy ! Do Not Elect Him !

Is anyone arguing that his wealth is in itself a disqualification? Americans have no problem electing the wealthy. There is a real question, though, about how you make your money and whether or not you should shelter it from American taxes. (I grant that it's legal to do so, but many things that are legal can, and should, get you in trouble with the electorate.)

Disclosing basic conflict-of-interest issues is an elementary part of modern elections.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 09, 2012 02:13PM
“The Obama campaign’s latest unfounded character assault on Mitt Romney is unseemly and disgusting. Mitt Romney had a successful career in the private sector, pays every dime of taxes he owes, has given generously to charitable organizations, and served numerous causes greater than himself,” said spokeswoman Andrea Saul.


OK, then show us the tax returns. Since they obviously contain nothing that would embarrass the candidate nor threaten his election prospects.
Explain how he got $100 million in an IRA. Explain why we should elect a person with significant offshore assets who isn't willing to explain where they are, why they are there, how much they are, how much taxes were paid, etc.
If it's all good, then disclose it.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Avenger
Date: July 09, 2012 02:13PM
>>It's about transparency and integrity.<<

No, it is about burying June's job report, and the media is too happy to go along.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Avenger
Date: July 09, 2012 02:16PM
>>Disclosing basic conflict-of-interest issues is an elementary part of modern elections.<<

Really? What are Obama's stock holdings and how do we know all these policy decisions he makes do not affect them?
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 09, 2012 02:18PM
We get that Republicans don't want to discuss their candidate's finances, and neither does he.

The Romney campaign plans to respond not by answering the questions but by calling the President names and calling him a liar. Yeah, that'll work.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Avenger
Date: July 09, 2012 02:20PM
As Bill Clinton would say, harping on Swiss bank accounts never fed a hungry child.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 09, 2012 02:20PM
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Avenger


Really? What are Obama's stock holdings and how do we know all these policy decisions he makes do not affect them?


[www.whitehouse.gov]
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Avenger
Date: July 09, 2012 02:24PM
There is a ton of conflict of interest there He has no right to own any stocks as long as he can steer the entire economy. In the mean time someone's bank account which is in cash is supposed to disqualify him.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Black
Date: July 09, 2012 02:27PM
[BIG LIE]“The Obama campaign’s latest unfounded character assault on Mitt Romney is unseemly and disgusting. Mitt Romney had a successful career in the private sector, pays every dime of taxes he owes, has given generously to charitable organizations, and served numerous causes greater than himself,” said spokeswoman Andrea Saul.[/BIG LIE]






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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 09, 2012 02:34PM
What conflict of interest do you see?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2012 02:35PM by Lemon Drop.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 09, 2012 02:35PM
I'm more interested in the fact that our Congresscritter staffers are allowed to conduct insider trading on those stocks in which their active lawmaking has an effect.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 09, 2012 02:38PM
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I'm more interested in the fact that our Congresscritter staffers are allowed to conduct insider trading on those stocks in which their active lawmaking has an effect.

Not any longer, thanks to President Obama.

[www.cbsnews.com]

Democrats wanted a stronger bill with more teeth against the practice, but Cantor and House Republicans watered it down.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: billb
Date: July 09, 2012 02:51PM
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Lemon Drop
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cbelt3
I'm more interested in the fact that our Congresscritter staffers are allowed to conduct insider trading on those stocks in which their active lawmaking has an effect.

Not any longer, thanks to President Obama.

[www.cbsnews.com]

Democrats wanted a stronger bill with more teeth against the practice, but Cantor and House Republicans watered it down.

thank Gillebrand, Lieberman, Brown and Collins



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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Avenger
Date: July 09, 2012 03:14PM
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Lemon Drop
What conflict of interest do you see?

Are you kidding me? What if you saw some solar energy stocks in his portfolio?
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 09, 2012 03:18PM
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Lemon Drop
What conflict of interest do you see?

Are you kidding me? What if you saw some solar energy stocks in his portfolio?

what do you see that's a conflict of interest? I don't see any individual stocks owned, only mutual funds, book royalties, treasuries, and a mortgaged house.
Playing "what if" is silly. Look at what's there.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: August West
Date: July 09, 2012 05:33PM
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Playing "what if" is silly.

It's not only silly, but it seems to be the way some people cope with political life. These people cannot make it through the day without fabricating an alternate reality that feeds their hatred. "Obama is a socialist," "Obama is Kenyan," these are nothing more than the ranting of lunatics. Yet the hatred for someone different has become a part of our national discourse and doctrinaire to the Dakotas of the world. In what dark and pitiful cesspool do these minds exist? I take solace in the reasonable, intelligent, and truly inquisitive people of the world.
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Re: Mitt's gray areas
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 10, 2012 11:15PM
Mitt's gray areas:

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