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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 04:15 PM

Gov. Martin O’Malley: Mitt Romney ‘Bet Against America’ With Swiss Bank Account


Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., said this morning on “This Week” that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has “bet against America” by establishing a bank account in Switzerland and engaging in other offshore financial activities.

“He bet against America when he put his money in Swiss bank accounts and tax havens and shelters and also set up a secret company, the shell company in Bermuda,” said O’Malley. “What went the way of Europe were the — the Swiss bank accounts and the American dollars that Mitt Romney stuffed in that offshore Swiss bank account, jobs that he facilitated companies in moving offshore, out of places like Ohio, out of Pennsylvania and Maryland.”

O’Malley appeared this morning with Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., who called the brouhaha over Mitt Romney’s finances a distraction.

“I think voters will consider all of the distractions thrown out by the Obama campaign. But at the end of the day, this election is about two fundamental choices. It’s about President Obama, who wants to continue to spend money we don’t have,” Jindal said. “They incurred now $1 trillion-plus deficit every year he’s been president, after he promised we’d cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. He hasn’t done that.”

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