The bottom line is the lack of transparency with Mitt's finances. Yes, it
is perfectly legal to stash money off shore to avoid paying U.S. taxes, but it
does put a focus on one's character and integrity as a presidential
nominee. Can you imagine if Ronald Reagan had stashed money off shore to avoid
taxes? A presidential nominee needs to be held to a higher
standard than the average rich American. The rich are focused on themselves. A
president must put his focus on the country, on the middle class.Yes, the economy is the main campaign issue. But character and integrity
matter as well.
Could Obama explain:* two and a half billion to Brazilian off shore
drilling* five billion to Finland and Mexico for building new auto
plants* a billion spent for a vacation to India. A half billion for a
vacation to Hawaii.* five hundred million dollars wasted on Solydra.* why it took so long to provide a birth certificate.* why we can't
compare college transcripts
To, Tyler McArthur"... and I want Obama to explain why he and
his wife both lost their law licences due to charges he lied on the bar
application and insurance fraud. But tit-for-tat spitting matches aren't
going to get us anywhere. Let's focus on politics."False.Try using snopes.
Obama is trying desperately to deflect attention away from the fact that not
only have his policies failed to FIX ANYTHING, they have increased our national
debt by more than 60% in less than four years......
re Lost in DC. You make a good point. Anyone who has a 401K and wants the
investment managers to make wise investments but who complains about
Romney's investments is a hypocrite. Kennedy inherited his wealth and no
one complained. Kerry married his and no one complained. Romney earned his and
liberals are screaming mad. It makes no sense.
how many of you Romney haters and class warfare instigaters have retirement
accounts or mutual funds? I bet dollars to donuts there are some international
investments included in those funds. The ONLY reasons you complain are because
he's a repub and you envy his success.
@DSB.. Well said and spot on! Why doesn’t the hypocritical left ask Nancy
Pelosi about her massive wealth?
williary - you're joking, right? Clearly, wealth is only immoral if
you're Republican. When did any of the Kennedy's, or John Kerry have
to explain their wealth? Or rich and stingy Joe Biden for that matter.
I've never heard Republicans denigrate rich Democrats because of their
wealth. Republicans don't care about the wealth of Democrats, except as a
weapon to point out their shameless and utter hypocrisy.
Why should I be angry for what Mitt Romney is doing with his money? President
Obama has no problem spending my money, that worries me much more!
Maybe Mr. Obama can explain who paid for his degrees from Columbia and Harvard?
Not cheap places to get a degree. Maybe he can release his college transcripts,
applications for admittance, etc. Why have these never been released? Maybe Mr.
Obama can explained why he voted "present" on so many bills while a
senator? Was it to avoid having a track record? Did his handlers tell him not
to be pinned down since they were "grooming" him to become president?
Who bankrolled him from high school onward. Where are his school records from
Kenya? Why does he have SS numbers from states where he never lived? Many
questions need to be answered. Will our news media do their job regarding these
questions? No likely.
you can have all the off shore accounts you want. You just have to report
income for taxes. If they Democrats and their socialist agenda get
their way they would want to Nationalize all the banks anyway.Better
to Keep some cash elsewhere.America is Free. Let's keep it
... and I want Obama to explain why he and his wife both lost their law licences
due to charges he lied on the bar application and insurance fraud. But
tit-for-tat spitting matches aren't going to get us anywhere. Let's
focus on politics.
If I had that kind of money, I'd probably try to keep some of it off shore
too. And I'd put some of it in things like gold, and some foreign
currency. All to keep from having all my eggs in one basket. There is no
guarantee that the U.S. dollar is going to survive with the debt we are growing.
While we're asking for explanations from Romney, I'd like
to suggest Obama explain why all of his college records have been hidden.
This is a pretty sad commentary on the state of our country when a person who
abides by all laws and requirements and gives generously to charities, even when
excluding the Mormon Church, is excoriated by the media and Obama campaign for a
successful career. Obama has really been a disappointment in so
many ways, not the least of which has been his unwillingness to focus on the key
issues at hand. It's clear this guy is in over his head and more than
anything is seeking fame and fortune with his celebrity presidency while the
average American becomes worse off day by day.This all said, I agree
that Romney has done an absolutely horrendous job of explaining what private
equity is, why its form of free market practices is practical and necessary, and
why it doesn't matter whether jobs were created or eliminated in the
companies he worked with. Romney had an objective: to maximize returns for
investors. This he did very well. Had he fleeced the majority of companies in
which he invested, he ultimately would have failed.
Williary is right. Two words is all you need to see what's happening, and
the first word is "tax".
What's to explain, it's pretty simple. Mitt has more money than he
knows what to do with it, all made from a Gordon Gecko business he ran years
ago. He hides money in overseas accounts to avoid paying taxes on that money.
Not unique, everyone with as much money as Mitt does it. Not illegal, afterall
the tax code was written by wealthy people. Immoral, only if he was a Democrat!
Not sure what else there is to discover. If Americans don't understand
that Mitt is the poster child for the 1%, they haven't been paying
attention, and I don't think this instance will sink in if everything else
Is the Uglund House Romney's second home?. What's in a slogan.
"Believe in America?." Hey Mitt Romney, where's the GOP jobs?. It
will take 219,000 net new jobs a month for unemployment rate to be below 8% on
Election Day if current participation rate holds steady. The U.S. work force
remains shrunken with just 58.6% employed. Employment is growing but it is not
growing fast enough given the jobs deficit caused by the deep recession.
Washington and Wall Street have recklessly pushed the United States into the
greatest financial bubble in American history. And unfortunately we are far
beyond the point of no return. I m NOT a shill for Mitt Romney and claim
allegiance to no political party. No organization owns my vote, I will give it
to whoever I feel will serve the nation best regardless of the letter next to
their name. It was the Koch Brother's that killed jobs and the economy
for the past 12 years, so why should we re-elect their friends in 2012 again?.
Romney "SHOULD" explain all his hidden offshore accounts. I am not
here to make excuses for the shortcomings of Bush.