Empty chair with Romney sitting in it. It is still empty.
To Romney. What do you mean that releasing your tax filings have no bearing on your candidacy ?? Don't you think the American people have a right to know what kind of honesty you show in filing your taxes ?? Oh, it is a privacy issue is it ?? I see, you want privacy regarding your behaviors but are willing to try and destroy a very public president Obama. Sooooo, I guess by your standards you are not fair game but president Obama is ?? What, you don't think we have the right to know how much you earn or what you are worth ?? Well how are we the voter's to determine just how honest you are, if your ideas of transparency are opaque ??
Oh, you think Americans should just trust you because you'd never lie to them right ?? Bain Capital. Whats that ?? Oh you left that company when again ?? Well there seems to be some questions about your honesty and integrity while running that company.
Well Mr. Romney here are some fact checks about your tenure at Bain Capital. http://www.enewspf.com/opinion/36131-fact-check-romneys-tenure-at-bain-was-defined-by-layoffs-bankruptcies-outsourcing.html
So from fact checked sources we have this about you.
Bain & Company Founder Bill Bain:“All The Risk And Investment Was Basically On My Side. I Was Clearly Putting My Neck On The Line And The Company On The Line.'' [Boston Globe, 6/4/07]
Romney and his partners made millions EVEN while driving SEVERAL COMPANIES INTO BANKRUPTCY
New York Times:“Bain Structured Deals So That It Was Difficult For The Firm And Its Executives To Ever Really Lose, Even If Practically Everyone Else Involved With The Company That Bain Owned Did, Including Its Employees, Creditors And Even, At Times, Investors In Bain’s Funds.” [New York Times, 6/22/12]
Under Romney, Bain Capital Propelled Dade Behring Toward Bankruptcy While Cutting 1,700 Jobs And Making $242 Million.“At Bain Capital’s direction, Dade [Behring] quadrupled the money it owed creditors and vendors. It took steps that propelled the business toward bankruptcy. And in waves of layoffs, it cut loose 1,700 workers in the United States, including Brian and Christine Shoemaker, who lost their jobs at a plant in Westwood, Mass.… By the time the Harvard M.B.A.’s from Bain were finished, sales at the medical company, Dade International, had more than doubled. The business acquired two of its rivals. And Mr. Romney’s firm collected $242 million, a return eight times its investment.” [New York Times, 11/13/11]
Romney And His Partners Made $12 Million From GS Industries While 750 Workers Lost Their Jobs And Pension Benefits Were Cut By Up To $400 A MonthAfter A Federal Agency Had To “Pony Up $44 Million To Bail Out The Company’s Underfunded Pension Plan.” “Less than a decade later, the mill was padlocked and some 750 people lost their jobs. Workers were denied the severance pay and health insurance they’d been promised, and their pension benefits were cut by as much as $400 a month. What’s more, a federal government insurance agency had to pony up $44 million to bail out the company’s underfunded pension plan. Nevertheless, Bain profited on the deal, receiving $12 million on its $8 million initial investment and at least $4.5 million in consulting fees.” [Reuters, 1/6/12]
Romney’s Firm Reaped $100 Million While They Laid Off Workers And Racked Up Debt, Plunging Ampad Into Bankruptcy.”In 1992, Bain Capital acquired American Pad & Paper, or Ampad, from Mead Corp., embarking on a ‘roll-up strategy’ in which a firm buys up similar companies in the same industry in order to expand revenues and cut costs. Through Ampad, Bain bought several other office supply makers, borrowing heavily each time. By 1999, Ampad’s debt reached nearly $400 million, up from $11 million in 1993, according to government filings. Sales grew, too - for a while. But by the late 1990s, foreign competition and increased buying power by superstores like Bain-funded Staples sliced Ampad’s revenues. The result: Ampad couldn’t pay its debts and plunged into bankruptcy. Workers lost jobs and stockholders were left with worthless shares. Bain Capital, however, made money - and lots of it. … But while as many as 185 workers near Buffalo lost jobs in a 1999 plant closing, Bain Capital and its investors ultimately made more than $100 million on the deal.” [Boston Globe, 6/26/07]
ROMNEY LED INVESTMENTS IN FIRMS THAT GREW INTO SOME OF THE LARGEST OUTSOURCING AND OFFSHORING COMPANIES IN THE WORLD
Washington Post Ombudsman:“Bain Knowingly And Far-Sightedly Made Strategic Investments, With Romney At The Helm, In These Pioneering Outsourcing Firms In The Late 1990s, Which Grew Into Some Of The Largest Outsourcing And Offshoring Companies In The World. And Romney And Bain Shared In Their Profits While He Was Chief Executive And After He Left.” [Washington Post, 6/29/12]
Washington Post:“Mitt Romney’s Financial Company, Bain Capital, Invested In A Series Of Firms That Specialized In Relocating Jobs Done By American Workers To New Facilities In Low-Wage Countries Like China And India.” [Washington Post, 6/22/12]
Washington Post: “During The 15 Years That Romney Was Actively Involved In Running Bain…It Owned Companies That Were Pioneers In The Practice Of Shipping Work From The United States To Overseas Call Centers And Factories.” “During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.” [Washington Post, 6/22/12]
Bain Capital Was The Largest Shareholder In Modus Media, “Which Specialized In Helping Companies Outsource Their Manufacturing.” “The corporate merger that created Stream also gave birth to another, related business known as Modus Media Inc., which specialized in helping companies outsource their manufacturing. Modus Media was a subsidiary of Stream that became an independent company in early 1998. Bain was the largest shareholder, SEC filings show.” [Washington Post, 6/22/12]
What, hey yelling screaming and throwing a tantrum will not change your past !!! Why I haven't even exposed all of your lies yet.
Yeah I know you are running for the presidency that is why this is so important. Now, now, now is that how a good Mormon is to behave ?? Lying about all the things you did and blaming them on other people ?? Oh, it is ??? My bad I thought you were supposed to be a Christian. Well you know there are the things you put out in public and the way you really behave.
So lets get back to the taxes thing, surely you favor the middle class and poor receiving the breaks they need to build up their ability to participate fully in the opportunities of America ?? What was that ?? You don't care about the poor because they have their safety nets. Oh the ones you and the VP you selected want to gut while giving tax cuts to the wealthy right ?? Hey, theres no need to start crying, here is a handkerchief I know it's tough to face the truth. You got boogers coming out of your nose there dude, maintain some presidential composure will ya ??
Well I've been trying to get a feel for your tax plans buit you have so many out there that no-one is really sure about just what you will do except make sure the wealthy profit and the poor and middle class suffer for it. Yeah, I know it's hard to please everyone, but nobody said being the president was easy.
What's that again, yeah president Obama sure does look like he's aged since being in office. Something to consider indeed, you know Ryan wouldn't make a good president Mitt, and if anything were to happen to you in office, well you know the kid gets the seat dude.
Oh I wouldn't worry about that at all. Why with you in office everyone would to assure you stayed healthy, because the alternative would just be unbearable. Huh ?? Yeah, that really wasn't such a good choice on your part after all.
Well, hey I've got to get going. Going to work for President Obamas re-election. What ?? Wait for you ?? Silly Mitt, you've been helping President Obamas re-election all along. Just keep up the good work.
I'm cowboygrandpa and I approve of this politiocal message. LOL
Hey all you people out there. We have a choice to make. I didn't cover it all, but you get the drift. They really are running an empty chair in Mitt.
Lets defeat the GOP/TP'ers and make them offer us some more moderate choices next time.
Comments are welcome.
Yes, I decided to fight fire with fire. But I have truth in mine. I hope you saw some humor in it as well.
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