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Published: Friday, Jan. 27 2012 3:51 p.m. MST

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deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

You must read the opinion article from Joe Scarborough written today about his time in the house with Newt. It is a gem. Paints him as a completely erratic wild man who turns vicious on the people who love and support him at the drop of a hat.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

When will these GOP insiders rise up to cut Romney down to size along with Damon Corporation, who pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud. Damon was fined over $119-million which was, at the time, the largest criminal healthcare fine in Massachusetts history and Mr. Romney's participation was characterized in 1996 by Corporate Crime Reporter thusly. "As manager and board member of Damon Corp, Mitt Romney sits at the center of one of the top 15 corporate crimes of the 1990's." We got another Rick Scott, 57, addresses the controversial past of Columbia/HCA. When he was chief executive, the hospital chain committed among the largest Medicare and Medicaid fraud in history and paid $1.7 billion in fines after Scott left. The top donor Romney presidential campaign, investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs, received over $10 billion in emergency lending and bailouts from the Federal Reserve after the 2008 financial meltdown. Now I'm sorry I voted for Romney. Their all crooked.

ER in AF
Belgrade, Serbia

You can tell alot about a person by who supports them.

Dole, a WWII vet who gave part of his body as a sacrifice for what he believed in, served as a stalwart Senator for decades; or a crazy lady from Alaska who did not even finish a single term. Bachman? Don't even want to go there.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To Brother Chuck Schroeder | 5:12 p.m. Jan. 27, 2012

Thanks for the information. I had known Romney wasn't the picture of ethical behavior (like he tried to portray himself as being), but it's good to have specific information to counter that delusion.

VST
Bountiful, UT

@Furry, I would be a little careful about accepting information from Brother Chuck about Romney's involvement with the Damon Corporation for the following reasons:

Brother Chuck is not a fan of Mitt Romney, and that is fine; he is entitled to his opinion. But realize, he, as with all of us, have a biased opinion when it comes to political candidates and it is difficult to accurately assess them when we are all looking through "rose colored glasses."

For example, one of Chuck's examples was Romney's involvement with the Damon Corporation when it was purchased by Bain Capital. Romney was indeed on the board of directors of Damon Corporation when it was purchased and financed by Bain Capital. But the fraud was discovered by the new owners of company when Bain Capital sold it. According to government investigators, Romney was never implicated or new about the fraud. It should be noted, that with Bain Capital company purchases, Romney sometimes had little involvement with firms purchased once a company had been acquired.

Furthermore, this Damon Corporation attack upon Romney being is fostered by Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, who does have a political agenda.

peter
Alpine, UT

VST, thanks for the clarification on Romney's noninvolvement in Damon Corp. fraud claims. It proves again why ignorance-including false claims-is the most expensive commodity and will lead a nation into bondage.

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