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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:17 PM
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Romney Says 'No Salary' if President
AP
Romney Says 'No Salary' if President
Tuesday May 29, 12:14 pm ET
By Glen Johnson, Associated Press Writer
Romney Pledges Salary to Charity if Elected President


DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney, conceding that his business career helped him make more money than he expected, said Tuesday he would likely decline a salary as president and instead donate the money -- and more -- to charity.

During a question-and-answer session with Liberty Mutual employees, Romney said that despite his personal wealth -- his assets likely will total $190 million to $250 million -- he has committed himself to public service, from head of the 2002 Winter Olympics to one-term governor of Massachusetts.

"When I got started, I went to school and I never anticipated that I'd be as financially successful as I was, and then my business went far better than I expected it would," Romney, a former venture capitalist, told a woman who asked him how the country's political system could be corrected if most of the presidential candidates are millionaires.

Romney's assets makes him the wealthiest of all the presidential candidates, Democratic or Republican.

more...
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070529/romney_wealth.html?.v=1


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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:22 PM
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1. Now, If He Said "No Cronies", I'd Consider Him!
What a cheap trick.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:22 PM
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2. The last thing this country needs is another filthy rich guy as president..........
specially a rethug.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:22 PM
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3. Coming from a man who will spend tens of millions of dollars campaigning.
Romney is as phony as they come.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:23 PM
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4. He's sooo transparent
BFD. Is he going to commit his VP to the same standard? What about after his term would be over?

That's a dumb, shallow campaign "promise". But, it probably got a standing ovation completely with fainting fans so overcome by his presence!
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:23 PM
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5. How bout' he pays us all 10,000 bucks?
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:25 PM
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7. Would 10,000 be enough?
:shrug:

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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:27 PM
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10. well considering we all owe over 27k in national debt
No.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:24 PM
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6. He's still no bargain.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:26 PM
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8. I'm voting for HIM!
Edited on Tue May-29-07 12:27 PM by PCIntern
That's it...I'm on board. What a relief that I won't have to listen to all the bullshit issues for the next year and a half like the war, the economy, starvation, balnced budget, constitutionality of the executive branch...all those tedious things which even my idol David Brooks doesn't like to deal with.

thanks, Governor...

And his wife is a HOT BABE! I know this b/c he himself said it. She's a real MILF!

What a package!

:sarcasm: just in case...always a newbie around here to jump down my throat...
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:27 PM
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9. yes that 200k per year is the reason for our debt
:sarcasm:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:51 PM
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20. Isn't it 400k and george hasn't been worth it.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 01:08 PM
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23. Yep, George doubled his own salary when he went into office
That's "conservatism" for ya.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 01:20 PM
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27. No, congress doubled it years before
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 03:13 PM
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35. Oh, so we have Clenis to blame for this
That figures.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:28 PM
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11. Salary is such a teensy part of the expense for our Imperial Preznit...
What a joke.

Go hunt some varmints, Mitt. There's a good lad.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:31 PM
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12. Attention whore!
:hide:
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:31 PM
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13. I would congratulate him on this announcement, but...
in a week he will be talking about doubling the salary of the president once he gets into office. You know, the ole' flip flop.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:32 PM
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14. He's the wealthiest candidate running. Why would a pocket change salary help him anyway? What
a loser. BIG FUCKING DEAL! :eyes: And this is suppose to mean something? What? I doubt this will sit very well with unemployed middle America. He has so much freakin' money he can give up $200,000??? while middle America is starving, living pay check to pay check, trying to put gas in their cars and feed their families? Propaganda bullshit.
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RedStateShame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:33 PM
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15. I'm sure he's already been bought off at a far greater price, anyway.
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Killarney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:36 PM
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16. He did the same thing as governor
But not taking a salary from the State of Massachusetts didn't help him any. He still did a God-awful job. Lost businesses, lost population, lost jobs, big dig, etc. He told us that he would use his business skills that made him a gazillionaire and bring all these huge companies and thousands of jobs to Mass. He didn't do jack shit. All he did was travel the country signing his book about the Olympics and pimp Bush.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:37 PM
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17. SOB is trying to buy the presidency.
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kittykitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:43 PM
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18. What? a Mormon charity? n/t
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 12:45 PM
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19. How about he pays for the War In Iraq?
His friends caused it!
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 01:04 PM
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21. As the richest candidate, how come we never hear about his haircuts or house, etc.?
Oh right. never mind.
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ToeBot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 01:07 PM
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22. Oh boy, that's going to cancel out the National Debt!! n/t
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 01:08 PM
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24. Somebody is desperate.
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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 01:09 PM
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25. How about he also pays for all the trips on Air Force One....
his helicopter rides, rent for the White House, rent for the Oval Office, rent for the use of Camp David, then I might be impressed. Otherwise, big deal!!!
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 01:17 PM
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26. He did that in Mass.
No salary so he started running for president 1 year after he became governor. He is a compulsive lier and will not be a good president. He has a bigger ego than rove or bush. All the things in his add are false. Be careful and very afraid folks.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 01:20 PM
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28. 190 million?
Jesus Christ. Is that more loaded than even Cheney?
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andykef Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 01:51 PM
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29. Smart Move
Romney is the one to watch. He is the favorite of the Bush brothers.
Slick and smooth he could be the marketing man's dream. Watch for NBC / General Electric , Fox and the other media whores packaging him over the coming months. The GOP love a vacant suit and you can't get more vacant than Romney.
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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 02:12 PM
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30. Yeah let's make sure only people who can AFFORD to give up their salary can be president
Mitt Popeil is an asshole.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 02:19 PM
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31. Is the fucker, also,going
to get us out of the trillions of $$$$$$$$$$$ in debt that the bushits threw us into?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 02:20 PM
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32. That's good, we can use your $300k salary to help pay for the multi-billion dollar war
:eyes:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 02:24 PM
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33. I prefer "no Romney" and "no republicans" n/t
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 02:25 PM
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34. of course, he gets his hair cut at ye olde barbershop for $5. n/t
Edited on Tue May-29-07 02:26 PM by pepperbear
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 03:15 PM
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36. Now I don't trust him twice as much as I didn't trust him before.
How many times does one guy have to be caught deliberately misleading people before we write them off?
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