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Obama's offshore investments?

  1. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 4 years ago
    1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There is no comparison between Romney's and Obama's overseas investments.

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ralph, I think a lot of people have overseas investments and don't even realize it.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Probably most of us do, but they certainly are not there as a tax shelter...not in my case anyway smile

      2. Dr Billy Kidd profile image89
        Dr Billy Kiddposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It sounds like the Ralph actully read the article. It said the Obama's investments are in 2 U.S.-based investment firms. Romney, on the other hand, out right owns companies that are based in Bermuda in order to avoid Anerican taxes.

        The difference in some instanices is Romney 0 taxes, Obama 15%.. Also, it's been pointed out that for IRS purposes, Romney still reported being a trustee at Bain Capital to the IRS in 2010 to avoid a 35% tax rate on Bain's U.S. holdings, but told voters he's not working there at all. (this is for real for an audit)

        1. habee profile image91
          habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I think you sorta missed my point.

    2. Onusonus profile image87
      Onusonusposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I care more about what he has done with our money.

      http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/9/29/128987154484669887.jpg

      1. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Money?
        WHAT MONEY?

  2. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    This is a big reach. Not that I am not equally or more guilty of big reaches!
    lol

    Having money in an Illinois pension fund that includes global investment fund choices, or even owning stocks in companies that have overseas operations or mutual funds that include global holdings is NOTeven remotely the same as sheltering money in offshore accounts.

    What's next?

    The Obamas used Beau as a tax deduction?
    They only tithed 8.5% to their church where the Romneys tithed 10%?

    Seriously, I'm shocked we haven't gotten down to comparing what foods each candidate likes and doesn't like?
    Remember when everyone went crazy because Bush Sr. said he hated broccoli?
    lol

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      But, but, but...hating broccoli is UN-AMERICAN! And remember - Obama likes arugula! So there! lol

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Do you have any idea how expensive broccoli has become in the UK, due to the incessant bloody rain we have? Sorry, climate and change and broccoli have really got my goat this week. lol

        1. habee profile image91
          habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Want me to mail you some? lol

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            It would probably be a darn site cheaper than buying it here. Did I mention that I love broccoli? But to my the best of my knowledge I do not have any off shore accounts (if only *sighs*) big_smile

            1. habee profile image91
              habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Me, neither, unless my pitifil lil' ol' IRA invests in overseas companies. I have no idea!

              1. Mighty Mom profile image91
                Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this
                1. habee profile image91
                  habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  lol And childbirth. Don't forget about labor and delivery. Also, most of us are used to putting up with men's crap already! The politicians just take it to a new level.

                  1. Mighty Mom profile image91
                    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    That's the analogy.
                    It's like childbirth.
                    The pain is excruciating. But you know it can't last forever. One way or the other it will be over soon, and whatever the outcome, you'll feel relieved.
                    You promise yourself "I will NEVER do that again!"
                    But before you know it, you totally forget how painful it was and you're right back at it.

                    Hopefully next time we'll be both pulling for Hill.
                    smile

      2. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Arugula?
        Well isn't that fancy schmancy?
        He must have acquired his taste for that (along with Grey Poupon) at Hahvahd.
        Geez. Even Romney brings home roasted chicken for his family.

        I'm gonna start a new thread. "Obama is a closet elitist eater"
        Oops. Maybe not.  People will assume I'm accusing him of  either
        a) eating elitists in the closet, or
        b) eating closet elitists

        Either way, he's a cannibal.
        THAT'S IT!
        Obama is a CANNIBAL!!

        lol lol

  3. maxoxam41 profile image78
    maxoxam41posted 4 years ago

    In what way, habee, your question is relevant? In what a teacher with her miserable salary worries about Obama's professor salary? Again, where is the relevance? Shouldn't you shoot at higher targets like Romney? Isn't he your opposite socially speaking? Come on let's be realistic here!

    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Maxoxam,
      It appears you've been absent from the fray for a few days.
      We've gone completely bonkers here.
      Recognizing the utter futility of fact or logic-based arguments, we've changed course.
      Instead of trying to elevate the discourse, we are going for the lowest common denominator, silliest, most inane and ridiculous accusations we can think of.
      Some of us (ok, maybe just I) have even reached the point where we don't even care which candidate -- our own or the other dude -- we skewer.
      Why bother researching or fact-checking when you can simply take things blatantly out of context? Or even more fun (and I daresay creatively challenging)  -- make up your own allegations?

      Do join in.
      smile

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        And in the spirit of that, I heard Romney hires someone to iron his boxer shorts - extra starch. Explains a lot, huh? Who wants a prez with stiff underwear? Wait...that didn't sound right. Sounds more like Bill. lol

        1. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Interesting.
          I wonder, does he get his magic underwear starched, too?
          *really ducking and running for cover now*

          1. habee profile image91
            habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I have to read up on the magic underwear. I used to have a best friend who's a Mormon, but she wore regular panties. Is it just for the guys?

            1. Mighty Mom profile image91
              Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2010/10/1/357b9587-2017-4a82-9d99-9c71ff7d7aeb.jpg

              Nope.

              1. habee profile image91
                habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Dang! I just returned home from Wally World. Wish I'd thought to check out the magic drawers. SEXY!!

            2. HowardBThiname profile image88
              HowardBThinameposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Walmart doesn't really carry them, and not all Mormons wear them, either. It's something worn by the few that are "sealed" in the Temple in Salt Lake City. I grew up in a Mormon community and I knew of only one family that had the undies.

              Mormons, by and large, are very good people, albeit some strange (from my perspective) beliefs. The one thing Romney has in his favor, is that Mormons are very loyal, so Romney (if he holds true to his belief system) would put the welfare of the US ahead of the welfare of other nations. And that is, after all, why we elect a President.

              That said - I'm not voting in this election because I don't see a lot of difference between Obama (who I view as an abject failure) and Romney, I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. In the greatest nation in the world (subjectively speaking) it's a shame that we're reduced to choosing between two leaders of such low quality.

              There isn't a lick of difference in principal, between Obama's and Romney's offshore investments. The dollar amount might vary, but both men are diverting money that *could* be invested in American assets to further American jobs.

              The democrats are going to have a tough time leveling these kinds of attacks at Romney, because their candidate is guilty of the same thing.

              The biggest difference, in my opinion, between the two camps, is that the Obama camp is still operating on cult-mentality. Obama did not fulfill numerous campaign promises the first time around - he's not going to do it this time either. He pushed a health bill that lines the pockets of the insurance industry and big pharma and will leave millions of people without healthcare. Romney has a similar plan in MA.

              If I had to choose one man, and I'm glad I don't, it would be Romney - because Obama's already failed and I suppose that means we should give Romney a chance to fail as well. But, I'm disillusioned by the lack of quality candidates so...Mormon underwear doesn't even enter the picture.

              One of the last things I judge a candidate on are his religious views, UNLESS he has a track record of voting ONLY to support those views.

        2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Not trying to plug anyone, but Jean Bakula has written a hub about Romney, an astrological analysis and it's really interesting.

    2. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Why waste your time on irrelevant threads? Have you no sense of humor?

      1. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Habee,
        At the risk of sounding sexist, have you noticed that the men take this way more seriously than we do?
        My hypothesis: Dealing with pain on a monthy basis makes us better equipped to deal with the misery of four-year election cycles.
        lol
        *ducks and covers*

  4. Ralph Deeds profile image69
    Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago

    I just got home from the documentary "Queen of Versailles." Jackie Siegel reminded me of Ann Romney. http://ralphdeeds.hubpages.com/hub/Quee … vie-Review

  5. Cheeky Girl profile image85
    Cheeky Girlposted 4 years ago

    I love this thread. I often wonder deep down, when we cut through the usual dross that separates them - just what is the real difference between Democrats and Republicans, as no matter what kind of person is in charge, it's always a certain "kind of business" as usual. smile

  6. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    ... a healthcare bill that lines the pockets of the insurance industry and  big pharma and will leave millions of people without healthcare.

    Here are some facts about ACA. These are not my opinion. These come directly from a regional report about to be published by a consortium of nonprofit foundations whose sole existence is to improve the health and well-being of citizens. They are nonpartisan, btw.

    * At the national level, health reform is expected to insure 32 million currently uninsured individuals through health benefits exchanges and expanded eligibility for Medicaid. 
    * According to the Congressional Budget Office, the law will increase coverage to about 94 percent of Americans, while slowing the rate of growth in federal health expenditures by $124 billion over the next decade.

    * ACA also includes provisions to eliminate disparities in health care, strengthen public health care access, invest in the expansion and improvement of the health care workforce, and encourage consumer and patient wellness in both the community and the workplace.

    * Through federal programs and grants to states, the health reform law will help expand the nation’s health workforce, from physicians and nurses to public health professionals, through scholarships and local repayment assistance.
    * The law also aims to improve the diversity of the healthcare workforce in order to assure care that is appropriate for the entire population.

    I'm too tired at the moment to pull the citations from this study, but have them right here.
    smile

 
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