Shameful?

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    I remember a time, not so long ago, when monetary actions such as these would have been shameful, perhaps un American. Now such a man is running for president.

    It would appear that the love of money, and it's acquisition, are now the driving force and the highest point of pride in the GOP.

    Plantation politics at their finest.

    Romney’s offshore wealth deeply hidden: report | The Raw Story
     
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    Whoopie.

    If I had the dough, I'd have some stashed offshore too.

    BTW, is this as shameful as the "blind trusts" that the likes of Dianne Frankenstein, Lurch Kerry, Herb Kohl and Jay Rockefeller use to launder their bazillions?
     
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    It depends. The common meaning of a blind trust is simply that the owner has no input into the management of funds. It does not mean that the money is in any way hidden or that taxes are being avoided.
     
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    Face it, you don't give a hoot in hell as long as the rich people in question carry that (D) by their name....And neither does Alternut.

    Grow the fuck up.
     
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    Being a rich guy rich is not the problem. Being a rich selfish irresponsible greedy tax cheating SOB is.
     
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    Uh-huh....Except if you're a rich selfish irresponsible greedy tax cheating SOB with a (D) by your name, like Tom Daschele, Tim Geithner, Charlie Rangel...

    Again, grow the fuck up.
     
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    Look who's talking! Snide comments aren't logical arguments.
     
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    My "snide comments" are factual.

    You're another shameless hack, who couldn't care less as long as the politician in question carried that (D) by their name.

    Therefore, you are also cordially invited to grow the fuck up.
     
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    --and everyone should give all their money to the poor and take an oath of poverty.

    Or not. Better still, let's admit that our actions show we believe having money is good, and so is being private about it. Maybe then we could agree that attacking other people's motivation without cause is wrong.
     
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    Then again...maybe not.

    Blanket statements like the above serve no purpose in persuading anyone that you might be a reasonable moral person.

    HOW one makes money DOES matter. Some apparently lose sight of that. When, to a great degree, the end result of aquiring wealth is the destruction of hundreds or thousands of good hard working people's retirement funds and the removable for personal gain of an economic engine of a community moral people would call that a bad thing. To celebrate it is obscene.
     

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