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Published: Thursday, Oct. 4 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT

Romney is NOT an astute and successful businessman.” He has never been involved in actively running a business. He is a vulture capitalist – his company purchased businesses, loaded them up with debt, raked in exorbitant management fees, destroyed workers’ jobs and benefits and then, when the vulture capitalist firm had milked the business for all it could get, took the business into bankruptcy. Granted there were a few businesses that produced enough long-term profit that they weren’t treated this way, but they were few and far between.

Romney made an obscene amount of money. We don’t know the rate at which it was taxed because Romney has been hiding his tax returns from those days. We don’t know how much of it was tax-free because it was run through Romney’s off-shore tax free accounts. Taking his work for it for a moment, he never paid more than 14%-20% on anything he made.

The so-called blind trust is managed by Romney’s personal attorney. That gives Romney de facto personal control over it. That is NOT a true blind trust.

Ogden, UT

Romney did not pay 15% in taxes last year. He paid 13%. Had he taken all deductions, he would have paid 9%. He can still amend his 2011 return, take all the deductions, and have the US write him a humongous check for the taxes he "overpaid."

American Fork, UT

"allow the entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in our free enterprise system." Let's hear an AMEN to that. Another supporter for my idea of a casino in salt lake. Let's keep our gambling revenue at home, create local jobs, have some fun and keep government OUT of my life. If I believed it could be true for even a second I'd vote mitt.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Furry1993 Ogden, UT
"Romney is NOT an astute and successful businessman.” He has never been involved in actively running a business."

Which explains why he was asked to step up to the plate and bail out the 2002 Winter Olympics, leaving $100 million in the bank when the games were over. You can't argue with the facts.

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