Romney's Offshore Accounts, Tax Havens

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  1. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Questions remain about Mitt Romney's wealth and how he attained it, as well as how he currently manages it. From offshore accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands to a rigged IRA from Bain, the Romney family enjoys systems that enhance their wealth, system that are only available to the very wealthy who can afford to, as just one example, use their IRA as tax-haven to hold special class 'A' stock from Bain.

    Vanity Fair reviews Romney's holdings from his 2010 and estimated 2011 tax returns.

    From the article:

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  2. JMB1911 macrumors regular

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    What's tacky is that you care about how another man legally earned his money.

    The man is squeaky clean and it must drive you libs crazy.
     
  3. hulugu thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Did you read the article? Or is this just off-the-cuff?
     
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    And you expect everyone to believe that because he says so, or tries his hardest to put that across to everyone?

    It was your guy, Reagan who said so many times about the Soviet Union:

    We don't believe what he is saying, so they are verifying. And it turns out that what he is saying isn't exactly the truth. So either we are supposed to be naive, or he is lying about how he earned his wealth. Evidence is pointing to the latter.

    BL.
     
  5. WAM2, Jul 4, 2012
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    Ah liberals, always looking for a way to make people hate the guy who will actually help us out. Go worship your Obama guy somewhere else, he makes you pay for abortions, everyones healthcare, and has put us in more debt than Any other president combined. Hes to scared to defend our country and Allies to.

    Romney '12
     
  6. bradl, Jul 4, 2012
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    You still fail to realize that this is the the same healthcare system that Romney put in place in Massachusetts. Nearly the same. You can't criticize one while letting the other slide. That reeks of hypocrisy.

    I refer you to your other thread, which I completely blew away your claim of this. I'll remind you yet again that history doesn't agree with your claim, so you'd be better off reading up on it before making outlandish statements like these (yet again).

    In that thread I threw out numbers that the history books have recorded regarding our debt, and which president spent what. You still haven't posted a rebuttal on that. In the end, it leads to another one of your darling president's quotes:

    Or better yet, especially with your statement, there are lies, damn lies, then statistics. Everything you've posted has been the former: The numbers I've posted were the latter. Now which one is to be believed?

    It's absolutely and unbelievably obvious that you don't have a clue what you are talking about.

    BL.
     
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    I agree they should be free.
     
  8. Queso, Jul 4, 2012
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    Do you actually know why that debt has jumped? When Obama first took office the banks were failing, in a chain reaction that had it not been dealt with would have destoyed the US economy. Nobody would have had any money, no assets, no way to purchase food, and no way to get themselves out of the hole. The US military wouldn't have been able to purchase fuel or parts for their machines, and the troops wouldn't have been paid. Same with law enforcement and any public services. The entire country would have imploded, followed closely by countries all over the world.

    What do you think would have happened had McCain been in office? Would he have allowed the entire global status quo, which currently benefits the USA, to fold over and fall into anarchy? Or would he have also increased the debt to keep the banks afloat? What would you have done had you been in that position?
     
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    While not a lib, what drives me crazy is your sides aversion to facts. Romney is the last thing this country needs now.
     
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    Actually your completely false, its completely different. read up on it
     
  11. lannisters4life, Jul 4, 2012
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    I feel vindicated that I hated you by your misuse of to/too before I even saw your Romney 2012 signature.
     
  12. chrono1081, Jul 4, 2012
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    Squeaky clean is far from it. More of the opposite. Others have pointed out the money issue, I'll point out the hate issue. As the news has stated, Romney took part in a hate crime which he pretends NOT to remember (which means he's either lying, or worse, has done it so much he forgets the incident). You think someone who hates a certain type of person and violently acted out against them is fit to run this country?

    Oh PLEASE describe how he will "help us out". Not to mention "defend our country" ??? From who? If you think we need to start another war you are crazy .The military is just finally starting to recover because Obama pulled the troops out of Iraq, sent support to Afghanistan (the place Bush forgot about) so that they can start pulling out too.
     
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    I've not met him but I'm pretty sure bradl exists.
     
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    Ask Osama bin Laden or Anwar al-Awlaki if President Obama is scared to defend our country :rolleyes:

    The repubs have nothing. The narrative that "Liberals are weak on national security" went down the toilet with one bullet to the head.
     
  15. Thomas Veil, Jul 4, 2012
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    I see reality took you to the cleaners during the divorce.
     
  16. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    It's hard to tell how "squeaky clean" Romney is when he refuses to disclose his financial information and tax returns.

    The only thing that drives this lib crazy is when people—like you—base your conclusions on little or no evidence.

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    What's a "president combined"?

    Sounds icky.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I've come up with a new name for conservatives- cons.

    They like to say "libs" and "Democrat Party", so I say we call them what they are, cons. At least it's accurate and doesn't make a mockery of grammar.
     
  18. Queso, Jul 4, 2012
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    ^^ been done already that Lee. Our own coalition government, made up of Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians (*listens to Tea Party heads exploding*) is frequently referred to as the ConDem government, or us as living in the ConDemNation.
     
  19. rdowns, Jul 4, 2012
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    You left out socialist, Kenyan, muslim, bows to foreign leaders, takes more vacations than Bush, campaigns on the taxpayer's dime and is spending Independence Day in France.

    France is where Mitt Romney spent some time trying to recruit others into his cult.
     
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    I really don't see what the big deal is about his money. It doesn't really make him any different than any other politician in office. If you want to be president you have to be rich, and if you're a politician you are definitely being bought by corporations anyway. Romney is just no different in that regard than anybody else.
     
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    He's just better at it than most. He makes Cheney look positively destitute.

    Is that a good credential for President?
     
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    Not any worse than anybody else I'd say.

    Until the people get back into office, instead of career politicians, arguing over trivial things like this is kinda silly.
     
  23. citizenzen, Jul 4, 2012
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    If you want to be president you have to be rich?

    If you're a politician you are definitely being bought by corporations anyway?

    It seems that you believe we should just accept this as the new normal.

    That may be the biggest shame of them all.
     
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    No, I'm pointing out that you guys pointing out the norm as if it's out of the norm is kinda mundane and pointless.
     

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