Mitt Romney Wants to Give Your Baby $62,600. Mitt’s legit.
Photo: JOSHUA ROBERTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Less than a decade ago, Mitt Romney campaigned for the presidency on a promise to stop the government from giving “free stuff” to poor people. The 2012 Republican nominee was so adamant in his opposition to welfare spending, he told his supporters to remind their pro-Obamacare friends that “if they want more stuff from government, tell them to go vote for the other guy — more free stuff. But don’t forget nothing is really free.”
Romney reiterated his contempt for government programs that help non-affluent people survive in his infamous “47 percent” speech, in which he declared that a near-majority of Americans “believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it” — and would, therefore, never vote for him. Nine long years later, Romney is calling for the passage of the most generous cash-welfare program in modern U.S. history.
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Photo: George Frey/Getty Images Mitt Romney is looking for a fight. Two days before he’s sworn in as Utah’s junior senator, the on-again, off-again critic of President Trump announced his arrival in Washington with an op-ed bashing the president’s character and praising his policies. “The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December,” Romney wrote in an op-ed published by Trump’s most hated newspaper, the Washington Post. He lists some of the ways Trump has failed in his eyes and declares that Trump’s “conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.” Romney is quick to point out that he supported Trump making the rich richer through tax cuts and he loves the dismantling of regulations at the expense of consumers and the environment.
To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. If Elected Senator, Mitt Romney Will Probably Fall in Line. I take occasional heat for my public skepticism towards the various career conservatives who have established themselves as members of The Resistance, at least on television.
The enemy of my enemy and all that, people tell me. All I’m saying is that, once the menace of the president* is gone, it’s my considered opinion that most of these folks are going to go back to being bog-standard conservatives promoting the policies, ideology, and general worldview that made his rise inevitable in the first place. Certainly, this has been the case with the various elected Never Trumpers: Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, and Young Ben Sasse have been notable for their ability to talk that which they decline to walk. There’s no reason to believe that their compatriots on various media platforms will prove to be any more promising when the danger has passed, assuming it ever does. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below On Tuesday, we saw a couple of developments that illustrate this curious phenomenon. Romney’s Dirty Tax Secret. With hundreds of documents from Bain Capital being released earlier this week, financial and legal experts have dived through the pile of information to better understand the intricate financial dealings of Mitt Romney and his former firm.
One of the more thorough analysis so far has come from Professor of Law Victor Fleischer from the University of Colorado. In his analysis, he finds that Bain used a tax loophole, called the Management Fee Conversion. The role of MFC’s has been explained in detail over the years, and for those who wish for intricate detail on this tax avoidance mechanism they can refer to this paper from Gregg Polsky of the University of North Carolina.
But, the simple explanation of this from Professor Fleischer is There are many variations on the theme, but here’s how many deals worked: each year, before the annual management fee comes due, the fund manager waives the management fee in exchange for a priority allocation of future profits. Jimmy Fallon's Mitt Romney Vlog. Jimmy Fallon may be giving Jason Sudeikis -- or whoever ends up playing Mitt Romney on 'SNL' -- a run for his money after introducing his new Mitt Romney vlog series, "Rom Bomb Video Vlog Blog.
" Fallon has Romney's robotic laugh and need to be seen as "with it" nailed down. In an effort to get out the youth vote, he covers all the ground the kids love, from autotunes to "tweets on the twitter" to Siri. He also showcases his latest pin on his Pinterest account (spoiler, it's pleated khakis!). We particularly enjoyed the cheesy graphics, which are so bad they seem like something Romney might legitimately create. And the way Fallon's Mitt says "video games" and "discman" is nothing short of art.
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The documents were obtained and posted online by Gawker at a time of unusually high interest in Romney's finances. Though they are not nearly as revealing as the years of tax returns he refuses to release might be, they still have enough information and detail to make Romney uncomfortable. They show he has money indirectly invested in companies on which the Mormon church might frown and also highlight the lengths to which his complicated investments are shielded from taxes. For example, Romney is invested in Sankaty High Yield Partners II LP, a debt fund affiliated with the private-equity firm Bain Capital, which Romney co-founded. Sankaty has loaned money to a variety of questionable companies, including the now-embattled Las Vegas Sands Corp., according to documents obtained by Gawker. Romney: Not Going to 'Manipulate My Life' by Closing Swiss Bank Account. Mitt’s master gaffe list. UPDATED: We’ve added to our comprehensive list of Mitt Romney’s dubious statements — and will keep updating until Election Day.
Check back soon! 73. “Our Navy is older — excuse me — our Navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We’re now down to 285.” Romney's Plan To Broaden Tax Base Finds Critics : It's All Politics. Hide captionRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., on July 10.
Romney says he wants to sharply cut income tax rates, but that those cuts would be revenue-neutral. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., on July 10. "The Real Romney": Veteran Reporter Michael Kranish on Mitt Romney’s Embrace of GOP’s Rightward Turn. Matt Wilstein: The 30 Funniest Mitt Romney Parodies (VIDEO/PHOTOS) It's official.
This week, the Republican National Convention will nominate Mitt Romney as their candidate for president. Since Romney first announced his "exploratory committee" back in April of last year, he's had more than his share of embarrassing gaffes. Over the last year and half, Mitt Romney has declared that "corporations are people," tried to make a $10,000 bet with Rick Perry, claimed that he "likes being able to fire people", admitted he's "not concerned about the very poor" and made many, many more unfortunate statements.
All along the way, comedians have been right behind him, offering their own impressions of the man who desperately wants to lead his party and the country. This week's GOP convention will do everything it can to help "define" Mitt Romney for the American people, but based on the videos below, we already know far too much about him. LETTERMAN: Mitt Romney's Top Ten.
Mitt Romney for President of the United States of America in 2012: Issues. The foundations of our nation's strength are a love of liberty and a pioneering spirit of innovation and creativity.
These values - inherited from our Founders and embodied by all who came to our shores seeking opportunity - have made the United States the most powerful nation in the history of the world. But today, under President Obama's leadership, Washington is smothering these values at home and sapping our influence abroad. The federal government has grown too large. And President Obama has presided over one of the worst economies in modern history - millions of jobs have been lost, record numbers of Americans are in danger of losing their homes, and personal bankruptcies have skyrocketed. He has failed the American people. Gillespie Defends Romney Only Doing Fox News: He Spoke 'to Schoolchildren Last Week' Ann Romney: Mitt ‘makes me laugh’ By Agence France-PresseWednesday, August 29, 2012 4:25 EDT Republicans crowned Mitt Romney their presidential nominee as his wife Ann sold their wholesome family and sweetheart love story to US voters in a prime-time convention speech.
Romney took to the stage at the packed convention center in Tampa, Florida to proffer a polite thank you kiss as part of a carefully choreographed attempt to reintroduce the sometimes awkward candidate as a loving family man. The 65-year-old multi-millionaire businessman will formally take up the nomination with his all-important acceptance speech on Thursday, the climax of three days of rousing convention addresses by party grandees and rising stars. Romney lies neck-and-neck with Democratic President Barack Obama in national polls ahead of a November election that should be the challenger’s for the taking, given the sour economy and stubbornly high unemployment. “This man will not let us down. Mitt Romney’s Tax Mysteries: A Reading Guide. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney looks on as his running mate Paul Ryan speaks during a campaign rally in Powell, Ohio, on Aug. 25, 2012.
We lay out what we know and don't know about Romney's tax situation. Ann Romney convention speech: Mitt's wife tried to make us love him. Did she succeed? Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Ann Romney was trying to accomplish several things in her speech Tuesday night at the GOP Convention, none of them easy. Mitt is doing fine with married women, but he trails woefully with unmarried female voters. So it wasn’t surprising when she spoke directly to women, moms in particular, saying that, “You are the best of America.” Voters don’t trust either candidate to fix the economy, so Ann made her case to those who are struggling to get ahead, and she came across as genuine. But when she told us she was there to “talk to you about love,” I got a little nervous. Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. The great criticism of Mitt Romney, from both sides of the aisle, has always been that he doesn't stand for anything.
Late Show: Ann and Mitt Romney Lies. Ann Romney: Mitt Is 'Used to Passing Up' $30 Million Job Offers. Matt Taibbi Reveals How Romney Made His Fortune. US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida, on August 29 en route to Indianapolis, Indiana. August 31, 2012 | Like this article? The Federal Bailout That Saved Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Speeches Make Me Miss George Bush. 'Mitt Romney: A Human Being Who Built That,' as Narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Bain and Mitt Romney: Whats Fact and Whats Opinion. How Mitt Dodged the Draft.
By H. Aid Was Good Enough For Mitt's Dad, But Not For Hungry Kids. Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XXXIII. First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a beautiful speech at the Democratic National Convention this week, which was very well received. There were a few phrases in particular, though, that seemed to strike a chord. Referencing her and President Obama’s families, she said, almost in passing, “We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters, that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules, and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” Those three words – “the truth matters” – drew a hearty response. In context, the First Lady wasn’t going after anyone in particular, and she didn’t accuse anyone, even indirectly, of dishonesty. But I suspect people applauded not just because it’s worthwhile maxim, but because this year, it seems clear there are some who believe the truth doesn’t matter.
Consider, for example, the 33rd installment of my weekly series, chronicling Mitt’s mendacity. 1. Lord and Lady Romney meet the press. With a “Juntos con Romney” placard placed strategically behind him, the presidential candidate currently attracting 26 percent support from Latinos told David Gregory he’s fighting for “the middle class that have been crushed under this president.” But he stumbled when asked if he ever spent time with the unemployed, telling Gregory “Well — actually — just — last night it was. Finders Weepers: Early Bain Disputes Cast New Light on Its Business. Mitt Romney, then chief executive, at Bain Capital in November 1993. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Another party was stunned by the deal, but for a different reason.
James McCall Springer believed that he had brought the idea to buy Experian to Bain in the first place. Romney on SCOTUS Picks: It Would be My Preference They Reverse Roe v. Wade. Smirking Mitt Walking Away From Stuff. Romney’s haunting smirk. 7 Mitt Romney Statements As Idiotic as His Libya Response. September 12, 2012 | Romney’s Jaw-Dropping Incoherence. For all his supposed business competence, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is running a campaign of jaw-dropping incoherence, mixing some of the most dishonest rants from right-wing talk radio with focus-group worries about health care and the economy even if they clash with conservative principles.
Open Thread: SNL Bain Ad Parody. Amid Discord, Romney Seeks to Sharpen Message. Mitt Romney is George Constanza (Seinfeld 2012 Election Parody) Romney Fundraiser Host Revealed: Hedge Fund Manager Who Likes Sex Parties. Now That My Campaign Is Over, I'd Like To Talk To You All About The Church Of Latter-Day Saints. My fellow Americans, can I have a moment of your time? It would appear that, following yesterday’s leaking of a video that shows me effectively writing off half the nation’s voters, we can pretty safely say my presidential campaign has come to an end.
Oh, technically it may still exist, sure, but let’s be honest with each other: It’s all over. And I have fully accepted that reality. So, with that in mind, I would like to use my few remaining weeks in the public spotlight to tell the nation all about a truly great religious organization called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Romney: My Health Care Law Proves I Care About the 47 Percent. Mitt Romney's Disastrous Energy Plan. Mitt Romney's Real Agenda. Mitt Romney Frantically Running Around Ohio Smiling And Waving. CANTON, OH—As part of an effort to cut into President Obama’s lead in the crucial swing state of Ohio, Mitt Romney reportedly ran at full speed Monday around the entire state screaming “Hello!” At the top of his lungs while smiling and waving indiscriminately. “Hello, Ohio! Mitt Romney, Rob Portman Visit Denver Chipotle (PHOTOS) Mitt Romney Adopts New ‘Ronnie Ferocious’ Persona For Debates.
Mitt Romney Jots Down Ideas For Concession Speech While Obama Talks. Jimmy Fallon Debates As Mitt Romney, Tells Jim Lehrer To 'Shut The F*** Up' Romney Disavows "47%" Remarks, Makes Fools of Right-Wingers Who Defended Him. Romney's Terrifying Google Search History Leaked. Finally Liberated From Facts, Mitt Romney the Pure Bull Artist Takes Flight. The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Romney Promises Any Pennsylvanian Who Votes For Him Can Have Ann Romney For One Hour. Romney’s Mormon abortion video: He shows his real self only when no one is looking.
Romney Throws Quinceañera For Ann In Last-Minute Attempt To Get Hispanic Vote. Filthy Mitt Romney Delivers Campaign Speech To Audience Of Confused Shoppers In Ohio Safeway. Mitt Romney's White House Lunch - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 11/29. Mitt Romney After Donald Trump Dinner: He Can 'Lead Us To That Better Future'