Mitt Romney’s NEW AD Attempts To Dodge His Tax Returns/Bain Debacle With Desperate Distractio​ns & Dancing Horses


Washington Post Headline:  4 Pinocchios for an unproven Romney claim of ‘crony capitalism’

Hoping to turn attention away from questions about his departure from Bain Capital a decade ago, Mitt Romney this week has sought to focus attention on what he calls President Obama’s “crony capitalism.” We have dealt with this charge before, but this week it seems the Romney campaign has upped the ante, trying to make a connection between the president’s contributors and the president’s policies.

We will deal with some of these claims in more detail at a later date, but today we will look at the question of Fisker Automotive. This case keeps coming up, and it really feels like whack-a-mole. Romney now has raised the stakes by asserting a connection between the loan and campaign contributors. And his campaign was sufficiently proud of his statement that it e-mailed it to reporters.

Fortune and the Associated Press , Politico, and ABC’s jake Tapper DEBUNK Solyndra cronyism claims.  “Romney seemed to be referring to Congressional testimony offered up by Gregory Friedman, inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy, from March 2011. … Not only did Friedman never specifically cite Solyndra, but his office never brought charges related to any ‘directing of contracts and grants to friends and family.

The Department of Energy Loanprogram was started under the Bush admin., which by the way many Republicans supported it.  Meanwhile the Obama admin’s investments has supported 2 25,000 JOBS.

President Obama’s remarks on energy matches his admin’s actions.

Reuters:  GOVERNOR  ROMNEY-  Picks Winners & Loosers

  • As Governor, Romney “Pursued A Hands-On Approach To Economic Development That Favored Some Industries Over Others And, In Some Instances, Singled Out Individual Firms For Special Favors.”
  • Romney Approved A $12.5 Million Emergency Technology Fund To Help High-Risk Technology Startups.
  • Romney Signed Legislation Giving $7 Million In Tax Credits To The Movie Industry That Filmed In Massachusetts; The Program Had Cost $142,500 In Lost Tax Revenue For Every Job Created Through 2010
  • Romney Provided $67 Million In Tax Breaks And Other Inducements To Entice Bristol-Myers Squibb To Move To Massachusetts

Boston Herald:  When Romney Was Governor, Massachusetts Gave $4.5 Million In Government Loans To Two Firms Run By Romney Campaign Donors That Have Since Defaulted.  Read entire article at link.


Koch Brothers + Tea Party Politicos = Crony Capitalism



FDL:  Just What’s in Those Romney Tax Returns, Anyway?

Jobs Anger “Romney claims that is enough, but even a growing chorus of conservatives aren’t buying that. They think he’s trying to hide something that would really piss voters off if it was exposed. I agree. 

The Reaction: Mitt Romney Must Be Hiding Something Really Awful in Those Tax Returns. 

Jed Lewison points out:  Mitt Romney thinks that releasing his tax returns would be a bigger political problem than stonewalling. According to Mitt Romney, it’s the Democratic Party’s fault that releasing his tax returns would be a political liability. And, finally, Mitt Romney believes the important thing here is that he do whatever helps him politically—not that he do whatever the right thing is.

Mitt Romney assumes NO RESPONSIBILITY for his leadership at Bain, continues to withold his tax returns, while his own party calls on him to release them.

From Think Progress:  15 Prominent Republicans Who Want Romney To Release More Tax Returns Right Now  


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11 Responses to Mitt Romney’s NEW AD Attempts To Dodge His Tax Returns/Bain Debacle With Desperate Distractio​ns & Dancing Horses

  1. Ametia says:


    From BuzzFeed

    New Romney Video Omits Passage Apparently Agreeing With Obama

    The Romney campaign came out with a new video today highlighting Mitt Romney’s attack yesterday in Irwin, PA on President Obama for saying “if you’ve got a business you didn’t build that, someone else made that happen.” But the Romney video edits a a portion of Romney’s speech in which he seems to agree with the broader context of the Obama’s remarks, saying people didn’t

    Here’s Romney AGREEING- Notice the EDITED out line here?

  2. Ametia says:

    How Romney made money TPV- Rootless

    read it here:

  3. Ametia says:


    Mitt Romney Taxes For 2010 Not Fully Disclosed
    Posted: 07/18/2012 1:26 pm Updated: 07/18/2012 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has not released his full tax records from 2010, including key documentation connected to his Swiss bank account.

    Although President Barack Obama and an increasing number of Republican politicians have called on Romney to release tax returns from years prior to 2010, the public criticism has so far failed to note that Romney has not disclosed all of his tax documents for 2010 itself — the only year for which the GOP presidential nominee has presented any final tax forms.

    Romney released his 2010 tax return in January of this year, a document that first informed voters about the existence of his Swiss bank account and financial activities in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. But people who own foreign bank accounts are required to file a separate document with the IRS that provides additional details on such overseas bank holdings, and Romney has not released that form to the public.

    The Romney campaign did not respond to HuffPost’s request to view the document.

    Tax experts say it is almost certain that Romney did file the form, known as a Report on Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, or “FBAR” in accountant slang. The penalty for not filing an FBAR can be severe, and the IRS would have expected to receive the form since Romney listed the Swiss bank account on his tax return. Listing the account on his tax return and then failing to file the subsequent FBAR would have been asking for a hefty fine, and would probably have heightened IRS scrutiny of prior tax filings.


  4. majiir says:

    I want Romney to stick to his guns and continue to stonewall on releasing more of his tax returns. According to the Ed Show, @ 61% of independents think he should release more tax returns. This is a key group that he needs to win. I’ve also been reading on different blogs that some republicans are saying that they can’t vote for him because of his record at Bain. Romney is secretive, arrogant, and stubborn, and it’s all learned behavior. He believes that because he is very wealthy, he doesn’t have to do what presidential candidates have been doing for years, and I think it will cost him dearly. Even his dad released 12 years of his tax returns. GW Bush shares many of Romney’s qualities, but at least he had the good sense not to pizzzz off the American people by revealing how arrogant, secretive, and stubborn he really is. He did attempt to show false humility. The fact that Romney has to now base his campaign speeches on ad hominem attacks against PBO sends a clear signal that PBO has boxed his azzz into a corner, good and tight. The attacks may rouse the base, but they look like desperation to any other sane American. These tools wouldn’t know anything about PBO’s past life if he hadn’t written about it in his books. Romney and the republicans may think they’re getting the jump on PBO, but they’re not. Unlike Romney and the republicans, PBO had the strength of character not to lie about his past. I think it’s fixed in the minds of many Americans at this point that Romney is a liar who will do/say anything to attain a goal. This works well in corporate America, but it’s not good qualities in a POTUS. Running a government is NOT like running a business no matter how many times republicans say it.

  5. Ametia says:

    Major PROPS to Democratic Underground for their ground-breaking photoshops! Thank you! :-)

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