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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:47 PM

Romney using ethics exception to limit disclosure of Bain holdings

Source: Washington Post

By Tom Hamburger, Updated: Thursday, April 5, 1:10 PM

Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, whose wealth has become a central issue in the 2012 campaign, has taken advantage of an obscure exception in federal ethics laws to avoid disclosing the nature and extent of his holdings.

By offering a limited description of his assets, Romney has made it difficult to know precisely where his money is invested, whether it is offshore or in controversial companies, or whether those holdings could affect his policies or present any conflicts of interest.


Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-using-ethics-exception-to-limit-disclosure-of-bain-holdings/2012/04/05/gIQARcVmxS_story.html?hpid=z1



Wonder what he is hiding....

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Reply Romney using ethics exception to limit disclosure of Bain holdings (Original post)
usregimechange Apr 2012 OP
myrna minx Apr 2012 #1
rurallib Apr 2012 #2
EFerrari Apr 2012 #3
rurallib Apr 2012 #9
Thrill Apr 2012 #4
wordpix Apr 2012 #20
Icicle Apr 2012 #5
emulatorloo Apr 2012 #6
bayareaboy Apr 2012 #7
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #11
Canuckistanian Apr 2012 #8
Godot51 Apr 2012 #10
66 dmhlt Apr 2012 #12
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #13
wordpix Apr 2012 #21
wordpix Apr 2012 #16
yardwork Apr 2012 #23
truthisfreedom Apr 2012 #14
Botany Apr 2012 #15
wordpix Apr 2012 #17
skydive forever Apr 2012 #18
wordpix Apr 2012 #19
DallasNE Apr 2012 #22
sulphurdunn Apr 2012 #24
WHEN CRABS ROAR Apr 2012 #25
madokie Apr 2012 #26
jonthebru Apr 2012 #27

Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 07:59 PM

1. K&R nt

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:01 PM

2. I wouldn't vote for a guy for president who banked in foreign countries

make me question his loyalty.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:04 PM

3. Nothing says "presidential" like funding Salvadoran death squads.

This pig should be in jail, not running for office.

ETA: And here is a link in case anyone thinks I'm exaggerating.
The roots of Bain Capital in El Salvador’s civil war

http://www.salon.com/2012/01/20/the_roots_of_bain_capital_in_el_salvador/

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:50 PM

9. Thanks for that!

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:15 PM

4. Axelrod will be sure to make this an issue

in the General Election. He'll have to show it

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Response to Thrill (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:52 PM

20. Rmoney won't show US the money - he's in a special category

the super rich make their own rules, don't you know?

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:45 PM

5. "Blind Trust"

I predict we will hear the "I don't know where the money is held, it's put into a "blind trust" excuse again.

One might think that if one had gazillions of dollars invested, one would want to know what is was invested in.

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 08:48 PM

6. Does the average voter like Tax Cheats?

Because it sure does look like Romney is a tax cheat, doesn't it.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:22 PM

7. It looks like Mittins won't either ...


release Bain holdings or Tax returns because both are based on bad figures from his Bain accounts.

Remember; what goes around comes around

he lied on his Bain accounts so his IRS returns have the same omissions.

So I ain't waiting for either.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:30 AM

11. If he's a tax felon, the issue should be pursued to the last draw of our breath and raised at every

opportunity. Of course Republicans would consider a tax felon to be a hero in their upside-down world of ethics and morality.

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:40 PM

8. Weasel. n/t

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:11 AM

10. I want to see his stock certificates...

This is a serious issue, imagine if Mr. Obama didn't disclose his finances.
If the Republicans can make as big a stink over a fictitious birth certificate issue then he Democratic party can do the same with Romney's money issues. He must provide a full disclosure to the American people.

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:28 AM

12. Rmoney Gave 23 - 23!!! - Years of Tax Returns to McCain for Vetting ...

Why not treat us average American citizens with the same respect?

“Governor Romney provided 23 years worth of tax returns to the McCain campaign so they could determine if he would make a suitable vice president.”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/obama-to-romney-release-more-tax-returns/2012/04/05/gIQANYeUyS_blog.html?wprss=rss_election-2012

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:24 PM

13. If there is evidence of significant criminal tax evasion in Romney's records

I wonder if it would open up the possibility of liability for McCain since he's a public official who would have knowledge of a crime and cover-up. There's got to be something pretty explosive in those records since Romney is so unwilling to release anything.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:04 PM

21. article says there are discrepancies between income tax and candidate financial filings

but who knows if these discrepancies will be pursued?

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:09 PM

16. the upshot appears to have been that McCain didn't like what he saw

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 09:11 AM

23. and Romney wasn't chosen as VP. Could be connected.

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:01 PM

14. Idiot. He has no chance of winning, and he's compounding it by looking like a criminal.

Wow, I had no idea it was going to be so easy for Obama to win.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:29 PM

15. But we still need to work and win the down ticket races

Obama ad .... Mitt Romney made his money firing people and shipping
their jobs off shore along with his millions and he will not even tell us
just how much money he made and where he put all that money ... but
now he wants your vote to be POTUS?

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:10 PM

17. never underestimate the stupidity/greed of the American people, esp. the Tea Party + richie crowd

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:11 PM

18. Isnt the republican answer always

"but if he has nothing to hide..." Except in Mitts case. Thats what the right tells us about drug testing, cops searching people, warrantless wiretapping, etc.

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:19 PM

19. "the most opaque [filing] they have ever encountered" ---calling IRS, calling IRS

Mr. Offshore Accts. who doesn't want anyone to know about them is getting a bit of scrutiny ---when will the IRS look into him?

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:39 AM

22. The Ethics Of Using Ethics In An Unethical Manner

What are the ethics of using an ethics exemption to unethically hide that which you are legally required to report. And why hasn't the Federal Election Commission made a ruling on whether a confidentially agreement legally represents an ethics exemption. If that is the case then there is no disclosure law because everybody will in the future make sure they hide everything behind an alledged confidentially agreement. Romney must think he is a Supreme Court Justice to think that ethics rules don't apply to him.

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:26 PM

24. Romney is a war profiteer

 

and a chickenhawk, just your typical, conservative member of the American ruling class. He and the rest of the presidential clown carnival are a distraction. The Republican political strategy is to take control of state governments while holding control of federal courts and the legislature. They don't give a damn about Presidents. Why should they?

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:36 PM

25. The barn door has already been opened.

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:52 PM

26. He's trying to hide the fact he's a sorry sob

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Response to usregimechange (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:30 AM

27. Well, damn!

I'm not gonna vote for him then! So there!

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