Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:47 PM
Tx4obama (36,974 posts)
Mitt Romney Breaks Another Law By Hiding $10,000 Donation to Hate Group
A person who is inclined to conceal their true feelings and intentions, or not to disclose requested information is considered secretive and it is well within reason to distrust such a person if they are seeking a political office. The only reason a politician would conceal information from voters is to obscure questionable business practices associated with their political office or to conceal damaging financial information that may show unlawful or dubious activities to avoid paying taxes or circumvent regulations. It is important for presidential candidates to disclose prior years’ tax returns so voters can judge whether or not the candidate is trustworthy or if there are potential conflicts of interest that may influence their decision-making process. There are federal disclosure requirements for presidential candidates, but Willard Romney claims he is exempt from reporting all the details of his business investments made through Bain Capital because of confidentiality agreements with Bain. It becomes obvious then, that Romney is attempting to hide something from the American people.
There have been repeated questions about whether or not Romney avoided paying taxes by hiding assets in offshore accounts or through an unusual Bain Capital Individual Retirement Account, and it prompted him to refuse to release any more tax returns until President Obama “releases the full transcripts of all classified meetings with foreign heads of state, including Israel.” First, there is no relation whatsoever to a candidate releasing tax returns and classified meetings between the President of the United States and foreign heads-of-state, and second; classified meetings with foreign leaders are classified for security reasons. Since Willard has never been a world leader, he cannot be expected to comprehend that simple concept even though any semi-intelligent human being grasps the importance of classified meetings being kept classified. Romney is using any tactic to avoid releasing financial information and it is easy to understand why based on the recent exposure of his donations to a hate-group, National Organization for Marriage (NOM), during the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign to deny same-sex-couples the right to marry in California.
On Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released previously undisclosed IRS documents that revealed a donation from a Romney PAC in Alabama to NOM that may be a violation of California disclosure laws because it was made with express goal of influencing a California election and did not show up on Romney’s PAC filings with the Federal Election Commission. Romney’s PAC, “Free and Strong America” and NOM did not disclose the donation in California which was required because it was made in the final weeks of the contentious Prop 8 campaign. It is a shady practice, but establishing a PAC in a state with less stringent disclosure laws like Alabama is a frequent practice to conceal and protect donors from unwanted publicity such as donating $10,000 to a hate group intent on pushing discriminatory laws like California’s Prop 8 which has been struck down time and again in the 9th Circuit Court.
Full article here: http://www.politicususa.com/romney-hate-group-donation/
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Mitt Romney Breaks Another Law By Hiding $10,000 Donation to Hate Group (Original post)
Response to Tx4obama (Original post)
Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:19 PM
Diclotican (4,371 posts)
Sharming fellow, Mitt Romney... (Do I need sarcasm here?)... I surly hope, that President Barac H.Obama wipe him out when election day come... I don't think he is a good person - or a good mormon..
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Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:51 PM
starroute (11,582 posts)
2. Alabama's laws are just made for campaign money-laundering
At some point, I was looking at Alabama PAC records online to try to figure out how involved Jack Abramoff was there, and those things were just insane. PAC's donating to other PAC's that donated to still other PAC's, until there was no way at all to tell where the money had originally come from.
If Romney was using the Alabama PAC system, that alone suggests he had something to hide.