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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:55 PM

Rove spent over three hundred million dollars?!

Shit. How much money did they figure they'd save on taxes to make that a good investment?

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Reply Rove spent over three hundred million dollars?! (Original post)
Kber Nov 2012 OP
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #1
StrayKat Nov 2012 #2
thelordofhell Nov 2012 #6
TTUBatfan2008 Nov 2012 #8
Maximumnegro Nov 2012 #3
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #4
DFW Nov 2012 #5
Lasher Nov 2012 #7
33Greeper Nov 2012 #9
Andy Stanton Nov 2012 #10
DJ13 Nov 2012 #11

Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:57 PM

1. It must have been slightly more than that

Or Rove is a stupid investor.

But sometimes hate makes men do really stupid things!

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Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:00 PM

2. They were just stroking their egos.

It takes more than Viagra to get those old farts off these days.

I think an overlooked winner from these elections that doesn't get mentioned much are the advertising agencies/consultants and TV/Radio stations that raked in the billion. If those individuals weren't in the 1% or .01% before, they are now.

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Response to StrayKat (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:06 PM

6. It's the M$M going after that cash that made it close

I'm convinced they soft played Mitt Romney because they wanted the cash infusion. If the media did any real story, or made any real complaints about how the Romney camp was practically ignoring them, this election would have been in the bag even before the debates. Instead, they let this idiot get within a stone's throw of the White House.

The M$M was appalling in their greed...............

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Response to StrayKat (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:30 PM

8. Speaking of those media stations

Plenty of them are owned by Bain Capital. Romney wins no matter what. Lose the election but get hundreds of millions pumped into his old company.

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Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:03 PM

3. Has to be more than that.

But then that's just him. A cool billion had to have been spent against Obama easy. Adelson alone probably spent as much as Rove...

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Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:03 PM

4. It's all about ending regulation by bankrupting the Federal government:

the jerks want corporations to have a free hand to rule the country

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Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:04 PM

5. If Romney had won, they probably were looking to save ten times that, BUT:

The biggest shocker I was told today (have no back-up unfortunately) was that Rove took 10% off the top, and another 10% from those with whom he placed the ads when spending the money.

Twenty per cent of $390 million is $78 million.

Since his donors get ZERO for their money, I wonder how they will feel if Rove stuck $78 million of their cash into his own pocket? Does anyone know if he has cancelled any reservations on any small planes lately? In his place, I sure would.

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Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:22 PM

7. Spending Millions to save Billions

The Campaign of the Super Wealthy to Kill the Estate Tax

Members of eighteen super-wealthy families have quietly helped finance and coordinate a massive campaign to repeal the estate tax. These families, the owners and majority shareholders of some of the largest companies in the U.S., have cumulatively spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the years in order to kill the estate tax, because they stand to gain billions of dollars in tax savings.

The dollars spent by this elite group of Americans have been used to develop an anti-estate tax lobbying leviathan. These families have also contributed massive amounts as campaign contributions to candidates that would support their unjust cause, and to organizations that mislead the general public with fear-mongering ad campaigns.

What's at stake is more than just billions of dollars in tax revenue. When our government allows policies to be drafted according to the demands of a wealthy minority, the very principles of American democracy are placed in jeopardy.

http://www.faireconomy.org/news/spending_millions_to_save_billions

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Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:37 PM

9. The Moneyed Interests

may be planning a professional whack job on the poop flower. He might just be disappeared.

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Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:42 PM

10. It makes me smile

To think how angry the fat cat contributors must feel, especially Sheldon Adelson.:

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Response to Kber (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:48 PM

11. He took in over $300m, how much was his cut?

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