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Updated on May 23, 2012

Which of them should win?

How could Mitt Romney win anything in the United States, when he has decimated industries and companies with his actions at Bain Capital; having off-shore financial holdings and Swiss Accounts, to boot? No real patriot would ever do that.

He has used the loopholes in the nation's tax code to pay lesser taxes than his own employees; and he has no regrets for wanting the government to bail out the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. On one hand, he kept that (bailout) a secret, while on the other hand claiming that he had single handedly managed the games to become successful.

"Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, appealing to tea party and Christian groups in Ohio on Saturday, criticized rival Mitt Romney for seeking a “bailout” for the 2002 Winter Olympics and complaining about congressional earmarks." ( 5/23/12).

That was a quote from Rick Santorum, attacking Romney, while he was running alongside him in the Republican Party nomination race, from which he (Santorum) dropped out just recently.

His own rivals in that race have totally condemned the presumptive Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, for the forthcoming presidential election, from their own mouths; but his campaign was able to hold up against the onslaught, due to the fact that he has invested huge sums of his own money in himself, and much more from his vast family fortune, to enable him to carry on on the campaign trail.

Political contributions from Wall Street, and the super PACs that were canvassing for more funds to showcase Romney have succeeded even beyond their own expectation; as millions of dollars continue to pour in from nefarious sources at home and abroad.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was planning to spend more than $50 million dollars in the 2012 presidential campaign; and you should guess where all that money would go. To Romney, of course; and many people were saying that was just for starters.

He was targeting the lousy credit risk that resulted from the S&P downgrade of the U.S., caused by the Congressional Republicans unpatriotic handling of the debt ceiling and deficit reduction talks roughly a year ago, as being a failure of the present government; and he was focusing on the economy itself as he would be the person to save it from farther disaster with his business acumen.

However, if there was any slight indication that he was the magical job creator and financial guru he claimed to be, people should examine his record as governor of the State of Massachusetts.

The unemployment rate there had doubled from Jan. 2001 to the same month in 2003; and job creation, something that he was basing his claims to the presidency of the U.S. on, was poor, if not completely dismal.

Besides, if he was the super expert in business management as he wanted the country to believe, why did he have a whole slew of factory and company closings and the laying off of hundreds of workers behind him?

The Republicans had created the mess that the country was in today; and they would never talk about that. Instead, they were homing in on the notion that Americans were very forgetful and forgiving, and that they would somehow vote for a candidate, who lacked the confidence of his own party colleagues.

Newt Gingrich said Romney was not trustworthy; and as for Santorum, he still hated Romney.

So, it was now up to the voters to decide whether Romney should be the right person to lead the U.S. into a world in which background check was essential for countries to enter into high profile agreements, and trust would be a vital commodity in almost all of the negotiations; and if so, should he be the one to be chosen to lead America?

The Republicans would do anything to get to the White House again, in spite of an abysmal record only four years ago; but should "We the people" allow them?


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    • Lions Den Media profile image

      Lions Den Media 

      6 years ago

      GM is "profitable" because they pay no taxes and the Volt is subsidized to $250,000 per car. GM has shut down Volt production in the US and is opening up operations in China. China accounted for a vast portion GM's sales, of which that revenue is not taxed.

      As for Solyndra -- if you insist on embarrassing the President more fine: Solar Trust of America, Abound Solar, Energy Conversion Devices, BrightSource, LSP Energy, Evergreen Solar, Ener1, SunPower, Beacon Power, ECOtality, A123, Uni-Solar, Azure Dynamics, are all BANKRUPT. You remind me of the Black Knight in the Monty Python movie where regardless of how many limbs are cut off he simply doesn't accept facts. News Flash: It ain't a f***ing flesh wound.

      Romney's "failure" MADE MONEY. But assuming his so-called failures, of which I not of what you speak, actually occurred -- the difference is that it was PRIVATE capital. The difference b/t Romney and Obama is Obama sends an IRS agent to people's homes and business with a badge and a gun claiming they were there to help encourage you to pay your taxes so Obama could invest money into solar and wind companies that Bain capital would not invest in because the business platform was flawed -- meaning the business would go bankrupt.

      The financial guru "myth" as you claim has a success rate of 80 percent, whereupon 80 percent of the companies invested in made money and went on to hire and expand. So quit the hyperbole and provide facts of Obama's success rate with solar and wind companies. Give me facts of job creation, tax revenue generate and added electrical power generated by Obamanomics "stimulus investment" into solar and wind?

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      6 years ago

      Mitt Romney admits that not all his ventures have been successful.

      GM is now employing thousands of workers, and it is profitable.

      Solyndra is just one out of many solar energy companies, and its failure is dependent on bad management.

      Romney knows what failure is, as he has been through one before, if not several.

      His boast of being a financial guru is a myth.

    • Lions Den Media profile image

      Lions Den Media 

      6 years ago

      Swiss bank accts, offshore accounts, offshore companies, exploiting tax loopholes (otherwised viewed as following the law and paying the taxes legally owed) are all legal activities and traditionally accepted courses of business.

      Perhaps you've read about a little company known as General Motors (a.k.a. Government Motors)which owes taxpayers billions. You see the differnce between Romney's Bain Capital and Obama's "Taxpayer" capital is that investors freely invested with Bain and companies that received investment from Bain were FREE to do so. Whereas under Investment Manager Barry Obama the taxpayers were forced by threat of imprisonment to give money to the federal government, to which the federal government is then devoid of any accountability or responsibility to the taxpayer once capital is forceably seized and who makes investments in GM and Solyndra.

      Please learn the rudimentary principles between public and private capital investment and free will.


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