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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:50 AM

Mitt Romney Bain Capital Document Lists Him As 'Managing Member' In 2002

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Add another document to the pile of evidence contradicting Mitt Romney's continued insistence that he ended his active role with Bain Capital in early 1999, part of his long-running effort to avoid responsibility for the company's activity, related to outsourcing and bankruptcies, during the years that followed.

A corporate document filed with the state of Massachusetts in December 2002 -- a month after Romney was elected governor -- lists him as one of two managing members of Bain Capital Investors, LLC "authorized to execute, acknowledge, deliver and record any recordable instrument purporting to affect an interest in real property, whether to be recorded with a Registry of Deeds or with a District Office of the Land Court."

In August 2011, Romney told federal authorities, as part of the financial disclosure process, that he "retired from Bain Capital on February 11, 1999 to head the Salt Lake Organizing Committee . Since February 11, 1999, Mr. Romney has not had any active role with any Bain Capital entity and has not been involved in the operations of any Bain Capital entity in any way."

Bain Capital Investors is a Bain Capital entity.

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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/15/mitt-romney-bain-capital_n_1674209.html



The HuffPo article links to this PDF file at Huffington Post, showing the document:

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/Bain2002.pdf

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Reply Mitt Romney Bain Capital Document Lists Him As 'Managing Member' In 2002 (Original post)
highplainsdem Jul 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Jul 2012 #1
bemildred Jul 2012 #2
bucolic_frolic Jul 2012 #3
Ilsa Jul 2012 #4
randome Jul 2012 #6
aquart Jul 2012 #8
Amonester Jul 2012 #10
aquart Jul 2012 #9
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2012 #11
starroute Jul 2012 #12
Thinkingabout Jul 2012 #5
DCBob Jul 2012 #7

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:54 AM

1. But he says he was a limp, passive member

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:56 AM

2. He's twisting in the wind now ...

Public meltdown.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:00 AM

3. The Big Mo Will Be Hard to Restart

These issues are already wasting Rmoney's precious campaign capital: time.

And this one won't go away.

How sweet it is!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:06 AM

4. After Chris Hayes' interview with Edward Conard on Up,

I think pursuing this might be a losing cause. Yeah, his name was on the letterhead, he still had power and control, but he wasn't there to manage Bain. EC said they could barely manage to contact RMoney to negotiate the principals' payout, and that he wasnt there for management decisions.

Still, I think he should "own" the company decisions even while he was absent and negotiating his payout since they were still paying him a token salary. I think Mitt's campaign messed this up. If Mitt disagrees with how they managed the company, he should say so. If he doesn't, just own it.

I'm not convinced that there is much more to gain from this. Please, convince me otherwise.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:35 AM

6. I think you're right.

We need to think like devil's advocates before we get carried away to a place too far.

Just because his name was on some papers is not enough for us to say, 'Gotcha!'

It's enough to bludgeon and embarrass him with.

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Response to randome (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:47 AM

8. Thank you for your concern.

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Response to randome (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:22 PM

10. Yeah, his name was on his tax returns since Feb. 1999 and beyond also.

Let's have a look at what was in them all up to current.

Woopsie. No show.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:50 AM

9. Thank you for your concern.

I have a fabulously underpriced bridge for you to buy, too.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:09 PM

11. In 2001, he listed Bain Capital as his 'principal occupation' on an SEC doc

February 11, 2001
...
SCHEDULE A
----------

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF
BAIN CAPITAL INVESTORS VI, INC..

Name/Title Business Address Principal Occupation
---------- ---------------- --------------------

W. Mitt Romney, Two Copley Place Managing Director of
Chief Executive Officer, Boston, MA 02116 Bain Capital, Inc.
President and Managing
Director

Joshua Bekenstein, Two Copley Place Managing Director of
Treasurer and Managing Boston, MA 02116 Bain Capital, Inc
Director
...
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1054290/000092701601001009/0000927016-01-001009-0001.txt


He had power and control, he listed it as his principal occupation, he was paid a salary of over $100,000. Fine, he didn't do day-to-day management; but what he told the Office of Government Ethics does not match with the above:

Twice, first in 2007 during his earlier presidential bid and again this year, Romney filed personal disclosure forms with the Office of Government Ethics which explicitly state that Romney left Bain in early 1999. “Mr. Romney retired from Bain Capital on February 11, 1999, to head the Salt Lake Organizing Committee. Since February 11, 1999, Mr. Romney has not had any active role with any Bain Capital entity and has not been involved in the operations of any Bain Capital entity in any way,” his ethics filings from June state.

http://www.salon.com/2012/07/02/when_did_romney_leave_bain/

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:59 PM

12. In that case he perjured himself when he ran for governor

When Romney ran for governor of Massachusetts, there were questions raised about whether he could meet the residency requirements because of having lived in Salt Lake City for the previous three years, and he gave sworn testimony that he'd traveled to Massachusetts regularly for both personal and business meetings.

If Romney was really totally detached from the operations of the company, then he perjured himself in giving that testimony. (Much as he may have committed voter fraud when he voted for Scott Brown in 2010 despite not living in the state.)

In addition, I'm coming to suspect that Romney's "retroactive" resignation from Bain would not have gone into effect if he'd lost the 2002 election. I don't know exactly how the dates line up -- and perhaps no one has yet stated just when those papers were signed -- but it would explain why there was that three year delay better than his current excuse of "it's complicated."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:19 AM

5. Same old Mitt, greatest flip-flopper ever, cover one lie with another lie.

Probably expect the same as president, I only signed the bill because it was sent to me, don't hold me responsible, I can't help it, don't hold me responsible for anything, I just want to be president.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:44 AM

7. deeper and deeper the Mittster sinks into the Bain quagmire.

lovely!

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