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Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:32 PM

Jake Tapper Calls Out Romney’s Conflict of Interest in China

Source: Politics USA

On “This Week”, Jake Tapper called out Mitt Romney’s claim that he would get tough on China. Tapper said, “Is there not a disconnect between what Governor Romney says he wants to do with China and how he’s continuing to profit off of those very problems he criticizes?”

TAPPER: In Ohio especially, Governor Romney has been making a big issue about cracking down on China and China’s cheating. There is this other issue though, Governor Romney gets a cut of the profits from Bain Capital’s investments in Chinese companies and in companies that are currently offshoring U.S. jobs to China. Is there not a disconnect between what Governor Romney says he wants to do with China and how he’s continuing to profit off of those very problems he criticizes?

In December of 2011, the Romney campaign attempted to deal with this conflict by claiming that the candidate shed all of his interests in China at the same time as Romney made “confronting China” a central part of his message, but the truth is that he still holds interests in Bain Capital that make a profit off of investments in Chinese companies, one of which is being sued by Microsoft for piracy of American products.

In September of 2012, the Romney campaign admitted to PolitiFact that Romney was still invested in China. The campaign claims the money is invested through Romney’s blind trust, but even Mitt Romney once warned that blind trusts were a ruse.

Read more: http://www.politicususa.com/jake-tapper-calls-romneys-disconnect-china.html

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Reply Jake Tapper Calls Out Romney’s Conflict of Interest in China (Original post)
kpete Oct 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #1
12AngryBorneoWildmen Oct 2012 #6
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #7
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2012 #9
Wellstone ruled Oct 2012 #2
Cha Oct 2012 #15
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2012 #3
BrainMann1 Oct 2012 #4
bulloney Oct 2012 #12
Wednesdays Oct 2012 #17
Captain_truthteller Oct 2012 #5
Cha Oct 2012 #16
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #8
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2012 #10
AzDar Oct 2012 #11
Berlum Oct 2012 #13
Left Coast2020 Oct 2012 #14

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:44 PM

1. I was drawn to this part

'In December of 2011, the Romney campaign attempted to deal with this conflict by claiming that the candidate shed all of his interests in China at the same time as Romney made “confronting China” a central part of his message'

So after years of making obscene profits off of his China dealings he finds it inconvenient so he sheds dealings so he does not look like a hypocrite ............. TOO LATE WILLARD THE VULTURE

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:10 PM

6. "I'm running for office, for Pete's sake."

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Response to 12AngryBorneoWildmen (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:14 PM

7. YUP!!

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Response to 12AngryBorneoWildmen (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:22 PM

9. should be a mantra.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:17 PM

2. Old Jakkey

is trying to kiss up to the lefties here. Jake the fake actually asked a honest question? Scarey!!!! Wow,he will in the Media Dog House for sure.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:56 PM

15. Shocked me too that this is coming from Jake Tapper!..

Can't imagine why he'd want to kiss up to us now? He's been shoving propaganda down America for so long.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:31 PM

3. Oh good!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:59 PM

4. OK America is this the type of Persident you want?

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Response to BrainMann1 (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:13 PM

12. Apparently. Where I live, you can't spit anywhere without hitting a Romney/Ryan sign.

They've popped up like weeds like crazy in the past 2 weeks in my part of NW Ohio.

I know a lot of the people who have those signs on their property. Many of them bitch about outsourcing jobs to China, but for some reason, they think this is an Obama thing. Then, most of them will pull out the old reliable abortion card to reinforce their support for Romney.

The disconnect around here is so thick you can cut it with a machete.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:58 AM

17. Wow, that's even worse than my area

And this state is as red as the OU Sooners' crimson.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:59 PM

5. The MSM is under-reporting this

 

I saw an article in the NY Times and that was it. Sad.

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Response to Captain_truthteller (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:58 PM

16. That's why the Social Media is such an Important Tool!

We don't have to be stuck with only corporatemedia now!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:20 PM

8. Every single one of Romney's various foreign investments is a conflict of interest

How many foreign countries and their financial institutions in which Romney keeps his fortune will affect his decisions as President? This is an issue crying out for analysis and direct answers. At least George Bush put his $11 million fortune in treasuries when he decided to run, to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest. Romney thumb his nose at America, on this issue, and on everything else.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:24 PM

10. and this is why he won't ever show his tax returns.

He ought to get a subpoena from the justice department.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:55 PM

11. GOP ...the Party of rank hypocrisy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:19 PM

13. Republicans crapping all over America

disgutipating

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:31 PM

14. The Prez needs to nail him on this in the debate.

I'm still discusted at what his company did in Ill. sending those peoples jobs to China. And the friggin workers had to train the people replacing them. How fucking insulting!

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