Romney Defender Says Americans Would Find Romney Financial Shenanigans Distasteful

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    Romney Defender Says Americans Would Find Romney Financial Shenanigans Distasteful

    Steve Rattner, the man who in Romney's defense supposedly sandbagged the Obama campaign's presentation of an anti-Bain ad had this to say about Romney's financial tricks...

    "If you say to your tax people, as he seems to have done, 'I want every trick in the book. I want to push this to the edge,'" Rattner said during an appearance on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on CNN. "I will tell you that as a private equity guy, I'm familiar with many of the things that he did. And I know many people who have done many of the things that he did. I do not know anyone who did everything that he did."

    "Some of what he did, like the IRA, I have asked fellow private equity guys," Rattner said, referencing the account in which Romney has stored up to $100 million tax-free. "None of us had even known this was a possible trick, if you will. He has pushed the envelope all the way to the edge, to his benefit, and I think that Americans would find that pretty distasteful."


    Follow the money. Money is Romney's god. Romney likes firing people when it makes him money. Romney prostrates himself before the altar of profit-at-any-expense.

    The American people do not need the empty and selfish, mean-spirited, values of a Vulture Capitalist (Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry's phrase for sleazy business types like Romney) like Willard Mitt Romney.


    Steve Rattner sandbags the Obama campaign's presentation of an anti-Bain ad | Capital New York

    Steve Rattner: Mitt Romney Used 'Every Trick In The Book' To Avoid Tax Penalties
     
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    the tax issue will hound romney till nov unless he gets it behind him now.
     
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    Another projection from the mentally challenged.
     
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    This is why his campaign is banking "literally" on their diversion-style tactics.
     
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    It is a distaste millions are going to swallow down cause he is the best choice out of the two poor ones we have.

    Americans will take the warts that give them the best shot at feeding thier families.
     
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    Americans not only fail to concern themselves with Romney's finances, but they find their own finances under obama abysmal.

    That why the Romney's Rich argument fails. No one cares how much Romney has, but they do care, very much, about how much the government takes from them.
     
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    Steve Rattner?

    LOL
     
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    Yes the stock market is surging.

    Right.
     
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    First off, Rattner was defending Bain, not Romney.

    On April 26, 2012, Rick Perry had a change of heart and endorsed the former Massachusetts governor, even though he understands he will likely not be asked to be Vice President. Governor Rick had just undergone back surgery, and his unusual speech was noted by those who knew him well. It could be it had to do with anesthesia used during his surgery. Many of them have throwback symptoms as far as a year following the surgery, and we saw him stop, stumble, search for words, and say things in a way he would never have said them had he not had this crying need for back surgery just a couple of weeks before he announced that he was running for President.

    Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Perry, and his post-surgical issues were likely culpable for his misspeaking so many times, so out of character with his normal give-and-take chit chat in politics that made him the popular choice for Texas governor at least twice in a row. The only other person to achieve that was President George W. Bush, another favorite son from my state.

    Business people have to make hard calls and only pay taxes they owe. Why pay more taxes than you have to pay if it means you would have to lay off 300 people vital to the business' success?

    If it were 300 people keeping jobs if my lawyers found ways to save them by obeying the tax laws, I'd go for it too, Mr. Dante, whether it set reporters' noses out of joint or not.

    That is likely and most certainly was Romney's motive in searching for a way to keep people in the money. Yes, he liked having the ABILITY to keep or fire people based on their contribution to making the business profitable, but a Simon Legree, he is not.

    A dream-come-truer is he. He saved the Summer Olympics in Salt Lake City, who hired him to step in and bail them out of the mess their plans had become due to earlier mismanagement. The summer games were not cancelled, because Romney did what he had to do to get the event back on track and running smoothly again before the torch-running series began.

    Romney learned a lesson from tea partiers. He knows he has to save taxpayers dollars, and he knows the best ways to do it. He knows he has to bring back the stock market and to put long-term unemployed Americans back to work in jobs that will pay them well enough such that they will never look back to those killing times of being idle and idle with no job.

    Let's do our unemployed American brothers and sisters who are jobless a gift. Let's give them the affirmation of hope that Romney will, as he did in the SLC Olympics, put the teams back in business to do the best jobs they can do and find jobs for everyone who doesn't have one but wants one.

    Let's elect Mitt Romney and change the friction between the Executive, Legislative, and even the Judicial branches to one of accomplishment for the American people.

    A President Romney will get along with people the way a good executive does: work with people in Congress to pass that budget. Work with the new Congress to see if it can come up with a Health Care System that will leave nobody behind except excesses in the system that would cause taxes to accelerate 8.5% without him in there pitching for the right cuts that will hurt no one except those lining their pockets in the nepotistic way that Nancy Pelosi lines all her childrens' pockets first with government guarantees no government should ever do, because it smells of favoritism.

    Romney will put winners in charge, and not people who evade their income taxes. He's a business-minded politician, and he knows private industries must do the hiring or everyone gets stuck with higher taxes.

    He might even ask Rick Perry's input on jobs development for America on an international level. Rick will bring those jobs right back here, and Romney knows it. You watch. It's going to happen with the Republicans in charge of bringing those manufacturing jobs back home.

    It's right there on Romney's issue page. His priority is bigger than himself: get those jobs back on these shores!

    And he does the team thingy. America will be a team again under a President Romney. He has the proven leadership and record of accomplishment. Give the man the job. And a Congress that will work with him, because he will make it fun for them to act in America's goodly interests again.

    I think they're kinda sick of being cross with one another anyway. Romney will give them a reason to work together. I know he will.
     

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