2007 LA Times Romney Exposé

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    To assess Romney, look beyond the bottom line - Los Angeles Times

    Island tax havens factor into Romney's business success - latimes.com

    Two-part story.

    More interesting information in the vetting of the presumed Republican candidate.
     
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    Boop - the links are blocked where I am so forgive me if I am asking the obvious.

    Romney invested in offshore funds and profited. Many people do and it isn't illegal. Is the issue tax evasion? Although it could be perceived as such, until lawmakers change the laws regarding this sort of activity (which will never happen because I suspect many enjoy the same benefits) Romney is/did act within his legal rights.

    Help me understand, what is he guilty of?
     
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    Yep, it said so right in one of the titles.:eusa_shhh:
     
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    Both his actions at Bain, and tax evasion. Part I is Bain, Part II is the havens.
     
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    OK but are the actions illegal or morally questionable?
     
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    The issue isn’t Romney doing anything illegal or wrong; the issue is Romney’s refusal to provide specifics as to events where companies were bought and sold with no regard to the adverse effect on employees, where people lost their jobs as a consequence of corporate wheeling and dealing.

    The issue is there’s no evidence in support of the fable Romney’s created of himself as the benevolent entrepreneur starting companies, saving companies, creating jobs, saving jobs, and everyone living happily ever after.

    For every legitimate question about his dealings there’s only evasion and vagueness from Romney, which only leads to more questions and continued evasion and vagueness from the candidate.

    For example:

    One can never get a straight answer from Romney, it’s always a ‘mistake’ or a ‘misunderstanding’ or ‘I wasn’t in charge then.’

    The issue therefore has nothing to do with Romney’s success, it has to do with his refusal to be honest with the American people – something he’s clearly incapable of doing.
     
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    Morally questionable? Yes.
     
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    What is it you don't understand about it's not illegal?

    Did you not vote for Kerry for doing the same?

    Going after people for legal activities is a slippery slope, dear. :rolleyes:

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    I have found a democrat will stoop to any level for power.

    You see how they stepped up in the loss of the border agent.
     

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