Wall Street & Mitt Romney

Wall Street refers to the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. 5.0/5

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total mystery, but clearly the fault of George Bush and Wall Street. Oh, Mitt Romney, too.
Potential 2016 candidates Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney haven't gained positive marks from the public, according to the newest NBC News/Wall Street...
The New York Times reports that the GOP’s biggest presidential donors and fund-raisers want to clear the field for a single establishment candidate to carry the party’s banner in 2016 – either Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, or Mitt Romney -- fearing that a prolonged primary would bolster Hillary Rodham Clinton, the likely Democratic candidate. The biggest political divide in America now and in years to come isn't between the Republican and Democratic parties. It’s between the establishment and the anti-establishment -- between a rich minority of top corporate executives, denizens of Wall Street, and billionaire moguls, all of whom have been fixing the economic and political game for their own benefit, and the vast majority of Americans who, as a result, are in a fix.
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The people have been getting the shaft from President Obama since January 2009. He has done a splendid job for Wall Street, Banks, and Corporations (including the Insurance Companies) by forcing people to become customers under this joke of a law called The Affordable Care Act. Grab your ankles and reach for the Warming K-Y Lubricant because he's about to give all of us a good screwing. Keystone XL Pipeline, Trans Pacific Partnership, and the "chained CPI" that will reduce all future Social Security payments.are all coming soon from President Obama. To me, he is nothing but a corporate *** The ONLY differences to me between Obama and Bush are: 1.) Obama gives a far more rousing speech off of the teleprompter 2.) Obama's teeth are whiter ;) p.s. I'm as Liberal as it gets when it comes to politics. I voted for Obama in 2008 and in 2012. I voted for him simply because he was the lesser of two evils when compared with John Mccain and Mitt Romney. Unfortunately, our president is nothing more than a corporat .. ...
In The Wall Street Jounral, Mitt Romney writes that the President's failure to act when action was possible has diminished respect for the U.S. and made troubles worse.
via Marilyn Landis Marlin YOU PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHO IS ACTUALLY COMMITTING FRAUD AND COLLECTING WELFARE? The *** people YOU put in Congress...and elected as Governors of your states. People like bonehead Boehner and his teabaggers who have done NOTHING to help the citizens. People like Cruz and his tabaggers who shut down the government and cost TAXPAYERS...$TWENTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS$$$ for their stupidty. People like Paul Ryan who approves of GUTTING YOUR Social Security. People like former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party who was considered potential presidential material, was indicted along with his wife on Tuesday on federal charges of accepting illegal gifts. People like Mitt Romney and his son Tagg Romney have been implicated in a 8.5 billion dollar ponzi scheme with Wall Street investors Allen Stanford and James M. Davis. The pair are not cleared including their three partners in a court document verified, ongoing legal proceeding involving selling fra ...
“Regressives take the opposite positions. In 2012 their most prominent members were the House majority leader, Eric Cantor; the House budget chief, Paul Ryan; the former Speaker Newt Gingrich; the former senator Rick Santorum; the former majority leader *** Armey; Governor Rick Perry of Texas; Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota; the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin; Representative Ron Paul of Texas; and the former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney; along with the antigovernment guru Grover Norquist, several Fox News anchors, the Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, and the Republican strategist Karl Rove. Behind them—funding their activities but carefully remaining out of the spotlight—are the media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the billionaires Charles and David Koch, and a coterie of other big-moneyed interests on and off Wall Street who view the regressive movement as their best means of maintaining their power and privilege and ac ...
Open Letter to MoveOn Time To Change Course On Obamacare by Margaret Flowers / November 19th, 2013 Dear MoveOn, It is with great sadness that I watch you making last-gasp desperate attempts to save Obamacare and Obama’s reputation. You look foolish when you say that “Of course, it’s a good law” at the same time as your constituents see through the Obamacare illusion. The law is becoming less popular because people are beginning to see through the false partisan claims of Democrats. And worse, you are actually playing right into the Republican’s trap, really the trap of Wall Street and Big Business interests. It’s time for honesty. Obamacare is policy that has roots in the Nixon administration, was updated by the Heritage Foundation, a Right-wing think tank, and supported by people like Newt Gingrich. It was first put in place by Republican Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts (where it has not worked). The ACA further privatizes our Health Care by pouring hundreds of billions of public doll . ...
On this day in the American presidency, Sept. 25: • 1919, President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo, Colo., during a national speaking tour in support of the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY'). • 2008, Republican John Mccain and Democrat Barack Obama sat down with President George W. Bush at the White House to discuss a multibillion-dollar Wall Street bailout plan, but the session, which also included top congressional leaders, devolved into what the McCain campaign described afterward as a "contentious shouting match." • 2008, Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin defended her remark that the close proximity of Russia to her home state of Alaska gave her Foreign Policy experience, explaining in a CBS interview that "we have trade missions back and forth." Palin's remark was famously lampooned by Tina Fey as "and I can see Russia from my house." • 2012, President Barack Obama, speaking to the U.N. General Assembly, pledged U.S. support for Syrians trying to oust President ...
Here’s a look at the top seven loopholes and giveaways that Republicans think are more important than protecting our economy, jobs, the Middle Class, and the most vulnerable among us: Extra tax breaks enjoyed by the wealthiest Americans — $520 BILLION Tax break for companies that ship jobs overseas — $168 BILLION Special tax breaks for the largest oil companies — $25 BILLION The loophole that allow people like Mitt Romney to pay a lower tax rate than middle-class workers — $21 BILLION Tax deductions for vacation homes and yachts — $10 BILLION The corporate jet loophole — $3 BILLION Special write-offs for horse breeders (aka the Bluegrass Boondoggle) — $126 MILLION BOTTOM LINE: The Republicans are choosing to protect millionaires and special interests like Big Oil and Wall Street instead of funding our military and programs vital for the Middle Class and the health of our economy.
Transcript JUAN GONZÁLEZ: As the 2012 presidential election season heats up, new campaign finance figures reveal Wall Street is heavily investing in President Obama. According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, the Democratic National Committee and Obama have together raised more than $14 million from the securities and investment industry, compared to nearly $9.5 million contributed to his Republican rival, Mitt Romney. This makes Wall Street the third most generous industry donating to Obama’s re-election efforts. The news comes amidst ongoing investigations by the Justice Department into massive financial fraud by some of the nation’s largest banks. Yet four years after the 2008 economic crisis, not a single top Wall Street executive has gone to jail. Well, to look at how the politically powerful enjoy virtual immunity from the consequences of even the most egregious crimes, we’re joined here in New York by Glenn Greenwald. Familiar to all Democracy Now! viewers and listeners, he ...
Just so you know... "This year, more than two dozen executives from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp. (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) will converge on Davos after Wall Street employees gave $21 million to Mitt Romney, more than any Presidential Candidate since the modern campaign system began with the 1976 election, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group that tracks campaign contributions. The six biggest contributors to Romney were banks, while Obama was the only major nominee in 20 years whose top five funding sources didn’t include the banking industry, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Government."
Bernie Sanders is one of the few senators fighting for US - the other 98%! Stand With Working Families By Bernie Sanders, Open Mike Blog 21 November 12 he Democrats won a major victory on Election Day. Despite dozens of billionaires spending huge amounts of money to defeat President Barack Obama, he won a crushing victory in the Electoral College and received 3 million more votes than former Gov. Mitt Romney did nationally. Democrats won 25 of 33 seats contested in the Senate and, to everyone's surprise, expanded their majority there by two. They also gained seats in the House. Now, with this victory behind them, the president and congressional Democrats must make it very clear that they will stand with the Middle Class and working families of our country. These are the people who, because of the Wall Street-caused recession, have seen a significant decline in their family income. These are the people who worry about whether they can afford Health Care and whether their kids will be able to attend college ...
US Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney loads into a car on his way to the airport in North Canton, Ohio before flying to Pensacola, Florida, on October 27, 2012. (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via The next time you have the misfortune of hearing a Wall Street titan or other one...
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Obama killed the Twinkie. That's the latest absurdity being pushed by Fox News and the insanely out of touch radicals who think they speak for the entire Republican Party (they DON'T). I know they don't like to hear them, but here are the FACTS, anyway: Hostess first filed for bankruptcy six years ago, when what's-his-name was president (the radicals go all batcrap when we actually say his name). The company was leveraged, loaded up with debt, the CEOs all recently received ridiculously large bonuses, and the employees and shareholders were given the shaft. But not before the Wall Street "asset management firms" siphoned off millions of dollars in fees. Sound familiar? It should — because that's what Mitt Romney did over and over and over again at Bain Capital. So what killed the Twinkie? Greed killed the Twinkie.
JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon may be the Teflon CEO of Wall Street, but Mitt Romney is the Pinnochio of the GOP party.
Dear Editor Charles Gasparino Sr. FoxBusiness correspondent said that President Obama's electoral victory means that the people have spoken and elected him based on their policies. The election proved in electing Barak Obama instead of Mitt Romney that Americans don't want taxes raised on the rich! It proves it, he has no mandate to raise taxes that's why the people elected him and despite the fact he was calling for a rise in taxes on the rich. Are they really that stupid or do they believe you are? Do they really believe that in saying it it becomes the truth, believing a six foot rabbit named Harvey is your boon companion will not make him corporeal. 70% of Americans polled over the summer wanted Republicans to fold on taxes and 52% of rank and file Republicans agree. Who's really left in opposition, the Koch Brothers, Grover Norquist a good chunk of Wall Street and Teavangelicals. 83 CEO's of the largest companies in America and the world are on board. Teavangelicals can set down and shut up and keep ...
Jennifer L. Pozner transcribed this awesome adaptation of Good Night Moon by W. Kamau Bell. He did it on his show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell tonight. LOVE. Thanks Jen! It was Election Day in the land of the free and everyone voted--if they had proper ID. The nation turned out to represent the 1, the 99, and the 47%. In the TV studio there were pundits galore wondering if Barack Obama would get four years more Everyone was watching with much surprise even Michelle Bachmann and her crazy eyes. Chris Matthews was tense his face had turned pink. And poor Al Sharpton continued to shrink. The election is over it was quite a fight. But now it's time to say, "Good night." Good night Rachel Maddow. Good night Don Lemon. Good night Mitt Romney and your binders full of women. ...Good night campaign stops and fake photo opps Good night to Paul Ryan cleaning clean pots... Good night Rick Santorum and all your clean livin' and good night Ann Romney, screaming, "I love you, women!" Good night Wall Street greed, . ...
President Obama’s post-election offer to sit down with vanquished GOP rival Mitt Romney has spurred talk of a possible White House role for Romney, a move that could help calm jitters on Wall Street and warm the partisan chill on Capitol Hill. Romney is still licking his wounds from the devastating.
"President Obama had a big win over Mitt Romney last night. More important, he had a big win over the obstruction and hate that the Congressional GOP has advanced over the last four years. The American people clearly and firmly cast a vote against the gridlock that the Republicans had adopted as their tactic to win back power. President Obama was able to successfully contrast that agenda against his own, and point out the huge wins he had over the last four years despite all the obstruction. Voters affirmed Obamacare, Wall Street Reform and the Obama agenda over the Ryan budget, tax cuts for the wealthy, and the Tea Party."
If you do not believe that a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for the New World Order, just consider Mitt Romney’s positions on the issues…. The Federal Reserve To the financial elite, there is no more important financial institution in the United States than the Federal Reserve, and Mitt Romney is a huge supporter of the Federal Reserve. During one Republican debate, Romney actually tried to explain to all of us why “we need to have a Fed”. Not only that, Mitt Romney has stated that he is not really concerned about what is going on over at the Federal Reserve. Mitt Romney has publicly stated that he is “not going to take my effort and focus on the Federal Reserve”. That kind of talk is music to the ears of the financial elite. Also, Romney fully supported the reappointment of Ben Bernanke as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve despite his absolutely horrific track record. Money From The Bankers Mitt Romney is getting far, far, far more money from Wall Street bankers than any other Republican ca ...
I have kept my political opinions nearly to zero for the past two+ years but here's my top 25 reasons for voting for President Obama and democrats: The current GOP: 1. GOP-Party of "NO" 2. Pro-deregulation of Wall Street 3. Anti-citizenship for children of immigrants 4. For Women NOT having a Choice 5. Pro-School Vouchers 6. Rush Limbaugh 7. Sean Hannity 8. Carl Rowe 9. John Boehner 10. Anti-working class 11. Mike Huckabee 12. Anti Health Care for all americans 13. Anti EPA 14. Anti Middle Class 15. Anti National Public Radio (Big Bird Included) 16. Laura Ingraham 17. Anti-fact based Science 18. Anti Department of Education 19. Mitch Mcconnell 20. Paul (abolish SS and Medicare) Ryan 21. Tea Party 22. Grover Norquist 23. Philosophy of "invade something.invade anything" 24. Sarah Palin for VP 25. Two wars and no way to pay for them! I like Mitt Romney but not whats behind him. From what I know, he was good for Mass. I wish him well.
Reposted - so true sadly: a letter from Michael Moore Monday, November 5th, 2012 Friends, Tomorrow, the bankers and corporate chiefs are planning an historic victory party. With the election of Mitt Romney, their takeover of American democracy would be complete. They thought they had accomplished that four years ago when they backed Barack Obama (he received more money from Wall Street than McCain; Goldman Sachs was his private contributor). And even though he never put a single one of them of any consequence in jail and never signed any bill that would truly stop their out-of-control greed; and even though he placed two of Wall Street's favorite operatives – Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers – in charge of the Treasury and economic policy; and even though he let them use bailout money – our money – to give themselves lavish bonuses after they wrecked our economy; and even though he didn't go for a single-payer Health Care system and made sure that under "Obamacare" no insurance company woul ...
5 things about Mitt Romney: 1. Loves the auto industry so much.he expanded his garage to 100,000 sqf 2. Thought Kool Aid was a concert for the Eskimos (like farm aid was for the farmers) 3. Compared the cleanup of Superstorm Sandy like a football field after a prep rally 4. When he ask you if you want a ride on his private jet, you ride on the win 5. Called his greatest American hero.Gordon Gekko from the movie Wall Street .lol. :-D
From Adam McKay: This election season there's a billowing cloud of misinformation being sprayed into the American psyche like a burping tail pipe on a primered Vega. And its smoke is thicker and blacker than ever before thanks to the Citizen's United Supreme Court decision. Billions have been spent for one purpose and one purpose only: to obscure and distract from the fact that Mitt Romney is backing the identical agenda George W Bush did. It's really and truly that simple. Lower taxes for the rich, cutting regulations for Wall Street, hawkish Foreign Policy with in many cases the same neocon Foreign Policy advisers W. Bush used make Romney/Ryan "W Bush 2: The Sequel to the Greatest Disaster Movie in Recent U.S. History, Available in Imax." So please, America, don't fall for this con all over again. Taxes for the rich are at record lows. The uber-wealthy and corps hide profits overseas and work the loopholes to avoid paying what they should. And because of the resulting tax shortfall, deficits soar and e ...
TIPs on why and How !!! Background: Guys love to make money. So do ladies, but--historically, biologically--we're the hunters, the ones who haul meat back to camp. Ever since the financial crash of 2008, however, it's been difficult to bring the bacon home. This has left men--who held 75 percent of the downsized jobs--in a state of depression. Unemployed guys are more than twice as likely to commit suicide. If you're not a breadwinner, you just feel like a loser. President Obama wants to extend tax cuts for people who earn less than $250,000, while raising taxes on people who earn more. Mitt Romney wants to extend tax cuts for all earners--including the rich--while making up for lost revenue by slashing deductions, spending and Big Bird. How to Vote: Are you a Wall Street tycoon, a lottery winner or a professional athlete with a multimillion-dollar contract? (Or expect to be one?) Romney's your man. Are you a member of the 47 percent or a Jim Henson Workshop creation...? Stick with the incumbent. 2. Abort ...
"As I have noted in previous columns, the differences between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are miniscule on virtually every salient issue. They both supported TARP; they both supported Obama’s economic stimulus package; they both supported so-called assault weapons bans and other gun control measures; Obama has an “F” rating from Gun Owners of America, while Romney has a “D-” rating from GOA; neither man supports a balanced budget; neither man opposes foreign aid; they both supported the bailout of the auto industry; they both have a track record of being big spenders; they both fully support the Federal Reserve; they both oppose a full audit of the Fed; they are both supporters of Universal Health Care; both men are showered with campaign contributions from Wall Street; neither of them wants to eliminate the IRS or the direct income tax; both men are on record as saying the TSA is doing a “great job”; they both supported the NDAA, including the indefinite detention of American citizens with ...
I realize that I will probably be unfriended by some of my right wing friends and family by posting this, but I think it's very important, so here it goes. When you are standing there in the voting booth tomorrow about to cast your vote, please consider voting for Barack Obama. If Mitt Romney gets into office he will be bringing with him the policies of not just himself, (whatever they may be that day) but the policies of all the crazy, ignorant, hate spewing Racist, Tea bagger, war mongering, Evangelical Zealots that have taken over the Republican Party. People like Todd Akin, Richard Murdock, Pat Robertson, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh Ann Coulter, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum and most importantly, George W. Bush. Since 2010, when the Republican Party took control of congress, they have done everything in their power to destroy the Middle Class by blocking: the Wall Street Reform bill, Unemployment extension bill, Healthcare for 911 responders, a bill to raise taxes on companie ...
Chris Hedges on the election. Obama tells us that we better lick his boots or we will face the brute down the hall, Mitt Romney. After all, we wouldn’t want the bad people to get their hands on these newly minted mechanisms of repression. We will, if we do not behave, end up with a more advanced security and surveillance state, the completion of the XL Keystone pipeline, unchecked pillage from Wall Street, environmental catastrophe and even worse Health Care. Yet we know on some level that once the election is over, Obama will, if he is re-elected, again betray us. This is part of the game. We dutifully assume our position. We cry out in holy terror. We promise to obey. And we are mocked as we watch promises crumble into dust.
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It's time to relegate Romney-Ryan-Rand and Tea Party politics to the ash heap of history! Bush left us with a huge deficit. One of the reasons was military spending. Romney talks about not wanting to leave our kids in debt and then encourages more miltary spending. And what about unmonitored Wall Street activity and how it contributed to our economic crisis? Do we need more of the same? Hurricane Sandy's damage was devasting and Romney wants the states to do everything rather than the federal government? The problem is not Obama's spending! The solution is not austerity! The problem is a lack of cooperation between federal government, state government, local government, business, and the people The solution is a reasonable president and a congress who can work with people at different levels, whether in the goverment or private sector, instead of being saddled by an ideological bent like the Tea Party, or flip flopping like Mitt Romney. In this regard, President Obama and the Democrats are far ...
In 1996, I left my job in a U.S. Senate office writing letters in response to constituent inquires. (The Senator was Larry Craig, R. Idaho). In the years since then, I have simply elected to exercise a secret Ballot--and try to stay out of anything resembling party politics, having an incredible distaste for the whole thing after working that closely to it. But, in this election, I think it is important to stand up and support publicly the person for whom I intend to vote, hopefully to get a few others who may think the same way to vote, given how close this election really is. I honestly think electing Mitt Romney would be alot like electing Gordon Gekko president. If you watch Wall Street, one finds a character you could almost believe has a point when he argues that it is "right" and "good" to be able to be the instrument of the decimation of people's well being in order for the few to make more money. the rich would would more easily gain wealth through the exploitation of people with less money, rule ...
Senior Vice President of a premier Wall Street firm, David Bahnesn, who like to stay on top of politics, wrote…. “It is of dire significance that we vote FOR Gov. Mitt Romney. I am not writing this piece for those on the far left. I hope many of you will stay home and sit this election out, as you surely must be very disappointed with your President, who has not closed Gitmo, who has ordered 10x the drone attacks that President Bush ever ordered, who orchestrated the assassination of a man (Osama Bin Laden) without a trial, who extended all of the Bush Tax Cuts for two years when he had the majority in both chambers, who passed Health Care legislation that was stripped of the public option, who never even proposed immigration reform to the Congress, who spent 275 days of his Presidency opposed to *** marriage, who has still not ended the war in Afghanistan, who has never passed a budget (or received a vote for one) … That’s right – as contemptible as I find the President to be, I can only imagin ...
They're tired of being called fat-cat bankers and getting saddled with the blame for the nation's economic woes. So after backing President Barack Obama in 2008, many Wall Street honchos now want to see Republican challenger Mitt Romney claim the White House.
My younger brother who is 18 half Mexican and Black and in the US Army stationed In Afghanistan sent me this Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Vote for Barack Obama 1. Barack Obama is a corporate suck-up. The President’s a member of the Democratic Party, which, like the Republican Party, consists of Washington *** working for their Wall Street pimps. With donations just under two million dollars, Sugar Daddies Wells Fargo and Deloitte are among the top 20 corporate contributors to the President and Mitt Romney. Obama’s pro-corporation policies led to an average annual corporate profit growth of 6.8 percent, which is three times higher than Ronald Reagan’s 2.3 percent. 2. Barack Obama unleashed unchecked military powers. He signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010, which for the first time in history permits the government to assassinate American citizens abroad, to hold citizens and foreigners without charge indefinitely in and outside the U.S., to subject those outside this country to re .. ...
Romney victory would probably weaken Wall Street Reforms If elected president, Mitt Romney could appoint new leaders at several agencies who would take a less aggressive approach to financial regulation. By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times November 3, 2012 WASHINGTON — If Republican Mitt Romney wins the presidency next week, enough Democrats probably would be left in Congress to block his promise to roll back the slew of Wall Street rules enacted in response to the financial crisis. But when it comes to regulations, a president doesn't have to change the laws. He can simply change the people enforcing them. "If you don't like the regulations, just cut the head off the beast," said Paul C. Light, a New York University professor and expert on presidential transitions. "The president still has some leverage points for influencing the pace and direction of the regulatory process." Romney would be expected to appoint new leaders at theTreasury Department, the Securities and Exchange Comm ...
I loved the movie Wall Street but I wouldn't want Gordon Gekko running FEMA, would you? Thats what would happen if Mitt Romney was POTUS.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorses President Barack Obama for re-election. The question is why? Because the stock market crashed under President Bush and unemployment shot up to over 8%. When President Obama took office the stock Market had dropped so much that we were in a recession when he took office. It bottomed out 6 weeks into his Presidency and over the next 3 years and 7 months the stock market has gone up almost 100%. Unemployment topped out at just over 10% just barely after President Obama took office and since then it has gone down to 7.9% and is dropping slowly. This is because President Obama has worked hard to turn around the financial crisis that President George W. Bush left him with. You can not take this away from him and Mayor Bloomberg shocked Wall Street by Endorsing President Obama over Mitt Romney. Mayor Bloomberg realized that President Obama did wonders for New York City when they desperately needed it and took them from a deep bear market to a charging Bull market in ...
Even more reason not to vote for Romney: Taken from ElectoralVote.com: "Forget the Middle Class, It's Elite vs. Elite While all the television ads are about the Middle Class and who loves it more, the reality is a bit different. As Deepthroat told reporter Bob Woodward some 40 years ago: "Follow the money." In 2008, Wall Street bankers were divided between John Mccain and Barack Obama, but this year they have come down clearly on the side of Mitt Romney. The five biggest sources of donations to Romney's campaign this year are Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Wells Fargo, all giant financial institutions that recognize Romney as one of their own. Clearly an elite group if ever there was one. How does Obama compete with these financial powerhouses? He does get small donations, but he has his own elite team as well. His consists of people from the tech sector, government, and universities. His five biggest donors are the University of California, Microsoft, Google, governmen ...
Wesley Pruden, Karl Rove, and *** Morris are on record in the Washington Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Fox News predicting an easy and obvious Mitt Romney victory. These veterans of American politics surely know the electoral math cannot possibly be considered decisive at this point. Are they portraying this as a Romney landslide so that if Obama wins they can claim it is clearly and obviously fraud? I do not see any other conclusion.
Mitt Romney & pal Gordon Gekko send a message to the victims from Wall Street
Restore Our Future is a political action committee (PAC) created to support Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. Presidential election. A so-called Super PAC, Restore Our Future is permitted to raise and spend unlimited amounts of corporate, union, and individual campaign contributions under the terms of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.[1] Restore Our Future was founded by Romney aides in 2010.[2] Charles Spies, the group's treasurer and former general counsel for Romney's 2008 campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination, described Restore Our Future as "an independent effort focused on getting Romney elected president."[1] The group reported raising over $12 million in the first half of 2011, in the form of large donations from approximately 90 wealthy individuals and corporations.[3] As of July 2012, Restore Our Future had raised more than $60 million,[4] nearly half from Wall Street contributors. [5] Spies declined to discuss specific contributors to the PAC.[6]
David Stockman (Reagan's Budget Director) was as quintessentially Republican as it could get. His recent quote about Romney: "Mitt Romney was not a businessman; he was a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses. He did not build enterprises the old-fashioned way-out of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spent his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase the pots and pans and castoffs of Corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn "roll-ups," and deliver them back to Wall Street for resale-the faster the better."
With only four days left to Election Day in the United States and efforts underway to clean up damage done by disastrous super storm Sandy, Presidential Candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney boosted their campaign efforts in battleground states as polls currently show them tied at 49-49. The hurricane, which left at least 54 dead and millions without power along the East Coast, is still the top issue in the U.S. with estimations it will have an effect on the Nov. 6 poll results. Obama’s decision to suspend his election campaign for three days while Romney was driving a full-speed blitz in Florida and in other swing states worked well for the president, according to an ABC poll showing nearly 75 percent of respondents believed Obama handled the storm positively. Another advantage for Obama was his close cooperation with the Republican governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, proving his bipartisanship even in the closing days of a heated campaign. Christie and many other Republicans praised Obama for his ...
A couple of silver linings of which I personally haven't seen any yet; Yet if flooded too, as did significant parts of the subway, which as one wag put it, got a “once-in-a-century clean”. Much of the financial district was wet (time for another Wall Street bail-out, said some) and in the dark, except for the headquarters of GoldmanSachs Mr Christie, a popular, straight-talking Republican who has been campaigning for Mitt Romney, had only good things to say about Mr Obama’s response to the storm, at one point explaining that “I don’t give a *** about Election Day.” While Mr Christie and Mr Obama rode together in Marine One, Mr Romney was left to help put together parcels for hurricane relief—in the swing state of Ohio. FEMA’s response has made his crusade against big government harder to sustain in the final days of the campaign.
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Subscribe to AEI's Financial Services emails.In the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney identified the Dodd-Frank Act as the “biggest kiss” to Wall Street, opening a topic that has received too little attention in this election season. Supporters of the act argue that it ends bailouts, but this i...
Ok. Mitt Romney made his money in investment banking, (Bain Capital, etc.) And Barack Obama made his money as a lawyer and politician. Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson made his money as a handyman, building a one man operation into New Mexico's largest handyman service, with over 1000 employees, with sweat, callouses, back ache and tough personal budget choices. Now, which of these three do you think can REALLY relate to "Main Street" and not "Wall Street"?
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Businessmen fail at being president A recent letter to the editor suggested it would be a good idea to elect Mitt Romney president because he was a businessman and he would know what to do about the slowly improving economy. It sounds logical except it has no basis in fact or history. Since 1921 we have had four Republican businessmen who were elected to the presidency. Every one was an abject failure in terms of economic policy. Warren Harding (1921-1923, died in office), a newspaper publisher, had the most corrupt administration in the last century. He and his cronies stole untold natural resources from the American public and profited from them. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929), who owned a law office, decided that banks, Wall Street and business in general needed no regulation. He believed in laissez-faire — “Let them do as they will,” meaning businesses — as an economic policy. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933), a partner in an international mining company, continued Coolidge’s policies until it finall ...
If you have an income of $250,000 or more you should vote for Mitt Romney. If you make less than $250,000 per year, you are a *** fool to vote for Mitt Romney. Before the stock market crash of 1929, the GOP Big Three of Harding-Coolidge-Hoover made “business” the “business of America”, once more allowing profiteers to flourish at the expense of the vulnerable. Enter Franklin Roosevelt, a polio victim confined to a wheel chair and leg braces which he could only stand in. His alphabet soup of New Deal programs-the CCC and TVA and WPA- brought hope to the financially distraught, making them believe that the government was on their side. Credit him with Social Security (1935), legislation to protect workers, right to collective bargaining, Wall Street regulation, rural electrification projects, farm price supports, unemployment compensation, and federally guaranteed bank deposits. The America we know and love today sprung directly from the New Deal. Every president from FDR to Jimmy Carter, reg ...
I watched the movie Wall Street (money never sleeps) I advise the people who think that Obama was the cause of this reccession to take a llok at this movie..by the way the USA Government has not really told us the American people how close we came to a world wide melt down, where money would'nt meant anything..food, gas, and shelter would have collapsed, bandits of killers and mobs of gangs would have took over most cities..it would have been the end of the world as we know...and guess who was part of the Melt Down...yes Bain Capitol..and guess who was the CEO..Mitt Romney.but I get it you hate Obama..got it...
Mitt Romney said "America doesn't dictate to other countries, we remove dictators from other countries", but General Smedley Butler, who served 33 years and was a veteran of foreign wars tells us the truth. Here's what General Butler said that counters Romney's cheap jingoistic sloganism, "I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."
Is it just me or does Mitt Romney seem to come off like Gordon Gekko from Wall Street?
Yesterday, Blue Collar Comedy front man Jeff Foxworthy endorsed former Wall Street investment banker Mitt Romney for president, and announced that he plans to campaign with him at several events in Alabama and Mississippi. In honor of this occasion, we’d like to suggest several Foxworthy-appropriate...
President Obama went after Mitt Romney and Wall Street executives in a wide-ranging interview for Rolling Stone this month, at one point using an expletive to describe his Republican rival, Politico reports.
I just realized that Gordon Gekko is running for President. The only difference btw Gordon & Mitt Romney is Gordon (Wall Street) went to jail & Romney pretends to be President
On the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a video surfaced of Mitt Romney telling donors that the nation is divided based on the amount of federal income tax we pay. Speaking at a Florida dinner, the Republican nominee for president imposed a metaphorical quarantine on the “47 percent” of Americans who pay no federal income tax and who, he said, “are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to Health Care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.” In the past year, many members of the “1 percent” were no doubt surprised to learn from Occupy Wall Street that they are at war with the vast majority of their fellow citizens. Quite a few of the 76 million American “tax units” without federal income tax liability were perhaps equally perplexed to discover that they are too lazy to take responsibility for themselves. Henry Adams famously described politics as the “systemat ...
Finally: "The Wall Street Journal reports that more and more Americans are moving overseas to look for career and business opportunity. Thousands are fleeing abroad. Now people in other countries will know what it's like to lose their American jobs to a foreigner." --comedian Argus Hamilton "The FEC reports that Obama's campaign took out a $15 million loan from bailout recipient Bank of America. Wow... BoA just can't stop making bad investments, can they?" --Fred Thompson "So far for Halloween, sales of Obama masks are 30 percent higher than the sales of Mitt Romney masks. That makes sense. I mean, what's scarier than four more years of this economy?" --comedian Jay Leno
Hi my name is Mitt Romney. My plan for the economy is to lower taxes like the Great George Bush. Even though it hurt the economy then, and won't help now. A group of economist have said the economy will grow and produce 12 million jobs during the next 4 years. Regardless of who wins the Presidency. Mitt promises to add 12 million new jobs. Yet the blind sheep follow this morally corrupt man because he's a business man. He's a business man like Gordon Gecko in the movie Wall Street people. It's a shame you can't or won't admit this.
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Debate: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for a firmer demonstration of American strength on the world stage, while President Barack Obama argued his opponent offered an inconsistent and reckless global vision, as the two candidates met Monday night in their third and final debate, The Wall Street Journal reported. Social Security: The government tries to lift Social Security payments and veterans' benefits enough to cover cost of living increases, but tends to under-compensate. During the past year, for example, food rose 4.7 percent, gasoline 10.3 percent and Health Care 3.5 percent - all well above the 1.7 percent COLA that seniors and disabled vets will receive for 2013. Sen. Bernie Sanders has warned that benefits would lag behind the cost of living even more if a White House deficit commission plan is signed into law, according to Market Watch. Citizens United: Twenty-six senators including Sanders have signed on to a resolution which w ...
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And since Mitt Romney brought it up ("son of Detroit") lets take a quick look at his father's record as president of American Motors and then Governor of Michigan: 1) George Romney was a success at American Motors, championing compact fuel-efficient cars over, in his words, "gas-guzzling dinosaurs." 2) George Romney greatly expanded the size of state government and funded it with Michigan's first-ever income tax. 3) George Romney was a strong supporter of the civil rights movement and requested federal intervention for Detroit's race riots. He also pushed for desegregation as Nixon's HUD Secretary. 4) George Romney is remembered as one of Michigan's most beloved governors EVER. Sometimes the apple falls far from the tree, rolls down the hill, falls in to a BMW and gets driven to Wall Street.
No, but Mitt Romney cried during Gordon Gecko's speech in "Wall Street".
Mitt Romney is more naive than Obama was taking office. I don't want a be 4 years down a road facing a much bigger crisis on a 5 point plan asking where are the 12 million jobs you promised. We saw the better skilled labor of Wall Street under the Rob Portman plan backing Bush and Wall Street to lift Visa and green card quota's. We saw how long it took republicans in Florida to figure out what was going on as they trained these people. Took them over year and quite a few firings of jobs to see they where being replaced by cheaper labor and Florida was being turned into little China.
Bill Maher had a writer from Rolling Stone Magazine this week who writes on Wall Street & financial stuff. He said Mitt Romney is a preppy/ pretend to be nice guy "Gordon Gecko" (remember "Wall Street"...Michael Douglas' character?)...That Really scared me.it's all true! our worst fears!
"Mitt Romney, it turns out, is the perfect frontman for Wall Street's greed revolution. He's not a two-bit, shifty-eyed huckster like Lloyd Blankfein. He's not a sighing, eye-rolling, arrogant jerkwad like Jamie Dimon. But Mitt believes the same things those guys believe: He's been right with them on the front lines of the financialization revolution, a decades-long campaign in which the old, simple, let's-make-stuff-and-sell-it manufacturing economy was replaced with a new, highly complex, let's-take-stuff-and-trash-it financial economy. Instead of cars and airplanes, we built swaps, CDOs and other toxic financial products. Instead of building new companies from the ground up, we took out massive bank loans and used them to acquire existing firms, liquidating every asset in sight and leaving the target companies holding the note. The new borrow-and-conquer economy was morally sanctified by an almost religious faith in the grossly euphemistic concept of "creative destruction," and amounted to a total abdi ...
Joe Biden is right about the auto bailout. There was a President who bucked a public outraged about the Wall Street bailout, and loud criticisms from within his own party, to make an unpopular decision that ended up saving tens of thousand of jobs and putting Detroit on the road to recovery. Biden, in his rousing campaign speech in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, was also right about Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich when he criticized them for refusing to support the auto bailout back in 2008 and 2009. In putting dogma and electoral calculus before the national interest, the Republican candidates acted like craven politicians rather than national leaders. At the end of 2008, General Motors and Chrysler were bleeding billions of dollars a month, and nobody in the private sector wanted to lend to them. Even the supposedly liberal Brookings Institution put out a report saying they should be allowed to go bust, with their factories and machinery being sold off to the highest bidder. Today, things look ...
Robert Reich has an idea that should be obvious, but apparently is not: "President Obama should propose that the nation's biggest banks be broken up and their size capped, and that the Glass-Steagall Act be resurrected. It's good policy, and it would smoke out Mitt Romney as being of, by, and for Wall Street -- and not on the side of average Americans."
"In Tuesday night's debate, President Obama delivered a bold, powerful, aggressive performance that has Democrats across the land cheering. One of his most effective lines about the oligarchical fraud known as Mitt Romney was this one: 'Governor Romney...has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules.' "It would be terrible indeed if 'folks at the top' were able to 'play by a different set of rules'. It might mean that Wall Street tycoons could perpetrate a massive fraud that virtually collapses the world economy and causes massive economic suffering, yet suffer no consequences of any kind thanks to a subservient Justice Department - all while ordinary Americans are subjected to the world's largest and one of its most unmerciful penal states. It might mean that the nation's largest telecoms could enable illegal spying on millions of their customers and then be retroactively immunized from all civil and criminal liability. "Such a state affairs co ...
E.IZABETH WARREN FOR SENATE The Koch Brothers just gave Scott Brown's Super PAC $500,000 for mail and robocalls attacking Elizabeth. Half a million dollars to spend in just 20 days. The Republicans hit the panic button in Massachusetts -- and they're swooping in to save Scott Brown's campaign. The strength of our grassroots campaign is being tested like never before. If we don't stand up to the right-wing billionaires swooping in to help Scott Brown, it could be too late. Scott Brown and Mitt Romney have the same plan. Cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires, and leave everyone else to pick up the pieces. It was wrong when Scott Brown said it in our last debate, and it was wrong when Mitt Romney said it last night. The facts are clear: Elizabeth Warren wants to be the deciding vote to give President Obama a Democratic majority in the United States Senate to keep moving our country forward. Brown wants a Republican majority to stand in his way. That's why Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers and Wall Street wi ...
Paul Ryan claims "6 independent studies prove our plan works." But what are the studies 1. Blog Post from Alex Brill at AEI. (AEI is a conservative think tank) 2. Blog Post from the Heritage Foundation. ( Heritage is a conservative think tank) 3. Blog Post from Michael Feldstein. (Feldstein is an advisor of Mitt Romney) 4. Wall Street Journal Op Ed from Michael Feldstein. (Same advisor for Romney) 5. Matt Jensen Blog Post. (Jensen a colleague of Brill) 6. Paper from Princeton professor Harvey Rosen. (Argues massive tax cuts should boost the economy enough to generate more revenue. The Tax Policy center in addition to the CBO and many other economists disagree.) Looks like these studies are not so independent or credible after all.
Mitt Romney is owned by the Koch Brother, Do we really want Wall Street in the White House???
You can say that no American Dream for the people ever revolved around the theory of trickle down economics. I'm not the biggest fan of Michael Moore but after having watched the workers finally get the credit at the end of it, for all they do for America I have come to realize there's no way I can support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who truly represent the fear mongers, the hopeless pantheon of greed that ruins American factories, public places and entities like PBS and libraries and good public schools that reward good teachers and students that want to advance their lives. You can't have a heart and vote for Romney and Ryan who want to shut out 47 % of the American people. We are a nation that has undergone a revolution in thought the last four years and it has been a profound declaration that Yes, the little people do matter in America and have just as many rights as the big wigs and capitalist hogs on Wall Street.
I don't know about that one. Sarah Palin's lies seemed to be genuine, doofus moments, as if she was actually doing the best that she could do. Paul Ryan's lies, much like Mitt Romney's lies, are much more purposely constructed to garner a specific result by tainting and confusing the angry gofers in hopes of silencing the truth while enhancing the propaganda. I think Ryan and Mittzophrenia are big league, professional liars, while Palin is still just a little league, amatuer liar, because she's not quite there yet. The only people who can actually give Ryan or Mittzophrenia a run for their money in the lying arena is probably Casey Anthony, *** Cheney and the entire Bush 43 administration, Katherine Harris from the rigged, 2000 presidential election, any lawyer near you or me, or Bain Capital and the Wall Street crooks. Now Karl Rove doesn't make the list, but he gets an honorable mention!
In his debate with Elizabeth Warren last night, Senator Scott Brown struck an odd pose—as a Wall Street Reformer. Just as Mitt Romney dishonestly did during last week’s presidential debate, Brown was attempting to re-upholster an ugly record of helping out the country’s largest financial instituti...
Wall St.'s Next Profit Scheme -- Buying Up Every Piece of Your Home Town Across America, schools, roads, and water systems are for sale to the highest Wall Street bidder. September 27, 2012 | The pace of Wall Street’s war against the 99% is quickening in preparation for the kill. Having demonized public employees for being scheduled to receive pensions on their lifetime employment service, bondholders are insisting on getting the money instead. It is the same austerity philosophy that has been forced on Greece and Spain – and the same that is prompting President Obama and Mitt Romney to urge scaling back Social Security and Medicare. Unlike the U.S. federal government, most states and cities have constitutions that prevent them from running budget deficits. This means that when they cut property taxes, they either must borrow from the wealthy, or cut back employment and public services. For many years they borrowed, paying tax-exempt interest to wealthy bondholders. But carrying charges on these have ...
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Think—it’s patriotic Folks, it’s time to accept the truth about the chameleon who aspires to the presidency of the U.S. Mitt Romney revealed the “hidden heart of his agenda” to his millionaire supporters behind closed doors and then, as is his custom, when he got caught, reversed himself the next day to the public. Romney is spineless, dishonest and a hypocrite. He lies constantly about President Obama and has flip-flopped on every major issue, ALL OF WHICH IS EASILY VERIFIABLE. Romney said “Let Detroit go bankrupt”; believes corporations are people; wants to deregulate Wall Street, eliminate capital gains tax and close certain tax loopholes such as eliminating home interest mortgage and charitable contributions; lies about “50% of green energy companies going bankrupt”; lies about the auto plant closing in Janesville; wants to get rid of Planned Parenthood which provides basic health services for poor and uninsured women; wants to repeal the ACA which was modeled after his health car ...
Charles -- In two days, when I shake Paul Ryan's hand onstage before the Vice Presidential debate, his side will be halfway through a $23 million week-long ad blitz attacking Barack in 10 battleground states. Our organizers on the ground are going to be busy counteracting that. But the fact is our organizing depends on budgets and those budgets depend on you, right now. This campaign needs to make critical decisions this week, and with just 28 days to go, there's no "I'll get to it later." If you've been waiting for the right moment to chip in, now is the time. Can you donate $5 or more today? That's just 18 cents for each day we have left -- making sure our folks on the ground have the resources they need to get this done. The only way someone like Mitt Romney -- who gets fact-checked by his own campaign on his Health Care plan, thinks Sesame Street deserves tougher treatment than Wall Street, and wrote off half of the country when he thought no one was listening -- beats someone like Barack Obama is if ...
Kim Vz shared Richard Clarke's status. Yesterday. Mitt Romney is a big time Wall Street insider. It is estimated that Romney has a personal fortune of approximately a quarter of a billion dollars, and Wall Street money is being absolutely showered on his campaign. In a recent article entitled “The Big Wall Street Banks Are Already Trying To Buy The 2012 Election“, I detailed how numbers compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show that M itt Romney is getting far more money from the “too big to fail” Wall Street banks than all of the other Republican candidates combined. The following is an excerpt from that article that shows how much money employees of those banks (and their wives) have been giving to Romney so far this year…. Goldman Sachs Mitt Romney: $352,200 Barack Obama: $49,124 Tim Pawlenty: $25,000 Jon Huntsman: $6,750 Rick Perry: $5,500 Ron Paul: $2,500 Morgan Stanley Mitt Romney: $184,800 Tim Pawlenty: $41,715 Barack Obama: $28,225 Rick Perry: $20,750 Jon Huntsman: $9,750 Newt ...
The national polls have Mitt Romney in a Statistical tie with President Obama. Take a look at the article at the link below. These folks bought the congressional election in 2010. They are in the process of buying the 2012 election. [excerpt] ThinkProgress’ Lee Fang notes: “While the Koch Brothers — each worth over $21.5 billion — have certainly underwritten much of the right, their hidden coordination with other Big Business money has gone largely unnoticed. ThinkProgress has obtained a memo outlining the details of the last Koch gathering held in June of this year. The memo, along with an attendee list of about 210 people, shows the titans of industry — from health insurance companies, oil executives, Wall Street investors, and real estate tycoons — working together with conservative journalists and Republican operatives to plan the 2010 election, as well as ongoing conservative efforts through 2012. According to the memo, David Chavern, the number two at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ...
I have an old friend whose husband is running for re-election as a state representative for the Arkansas House as a Democrat. As I understand she has been asked “How can you be a Christian and be a Democrat”. Others in the state of Arkansas have been asked the same. My thoughts are: My very own sister attends a very conservative church, Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday evenings. She will probably vote straight ticket Democrat. If anyone enters heavens gates, she will, even being of “Democrat” persuasion. I have been a lifelong follower of politics. The past few years, the Republican Party has become a well oiled machine powered by the rich individuals and the corporate executives and their lobbyists. Christ preached a need to help the poor, the needy, the sick, even the outcasts. This is not Exxon, General Electric, Bain Enterprises, Wall Street, Big Banks, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, etc. Jesus was about the people. It is sad that a political party, the Republicans have succee ...
Mitt Romney is a moral man, a reasonably good businessman, and a devout, tee-totaling member of the Mormon religious sect. Until 2012 he has consistently supported pro-choice, *** marriage, and government-sponsored Health Care. His Massachusetts Health Care program has been nationalized via the Affordable Care Act, fulfilling his political wishes, though he ingeniously denies this in 2012. Mitt is now, despite his talents, an "empty suit" following the lead of Karl Rove, who has through his super-pacs destroyed the influence of the centrist Republican National Committee. If elected, Romney will remain a sycophant to Rove, who channels the riches of the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson, who didn't support Romney's centrist policies in the Republican primaries. Adelson and the Kochs have one desire, to reverse the Dodd-Frank bill with the Volcker amendment, thereby enabling the Wall Street financial industry to continue to make huge profits offering uncollateralized instruments like mortgage derivatives an ...
Just the facts!The following are the overall donation numbers from employees of the big Wall Street banks and their wives. Mitt Romney: $813,300 Barack Obama: $198,874 Tim Pawlenty: $101,515 Rick Perry: $58,900 Jon Huntsman: $28,250 Ron Paul: $13,104 Herman Cain: $2,715 Michelle Bachmann: $1,500 Newt Gingrich: $1,250 These numbers paint a very disturbing picture. Even though Romney's poll numbers are in the mid to low 20s most of the time, employees of the big Wall Street banks gave him $813,300 during the first 9 months of this year and they only gave $105,719 to the rest of the Republican candidates combined
"In 2010 the hedge fund manager John Paulson made over 5 billion and only paid 15% or less. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to drop the 15% tax on Capital Gains and Dividends to ZERO...So the Wall Street hedge fund managers that makes over 1 billion in stock profits will pay a big ZERO in income taxes...no money for our roads, our interstate, our bridges, our military, our veteran's benefits.WOW could the choice be any clearer...Mitt who has not worked for 5 years and lives off his Capital Gains and Dividends income..and made over 20 million last year..and Mitt with his over sea bank accounts...or Obama..that paid a higher tax rate then Mitt Romney.. For the last 40 years we have lost over 100 billion in lost Federal Taxes yearly, to oversea Corporation Headquarters..There is one building in the Cayman Islands that holds over 400 Corporations Headquarters in small little mailboxes...and our Congress that allowed those mailboxes were getting big campaign donations from those companies and so they did nothin ...
Rubio: Obama's 2008 Promises Almost Laughable Katie Pavlich News Editor, Townhall Oct 03, 2012 06:50 PM EST DENVER- During a pre-debate conference call Wednesday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio told bloggers President Obama's policies have been devastating to the Middle Class and slammed "laughable" promises Obama made in 2008 standing before Greek columns in Denver. “You read some of those promises now and they’re almost laughable,” Rubio said. "How about on taxes, he's proposing a Middle Class tax increase, his budget proves it." Banking off of Joe Biden's comments yesterday about the Middle Class being buried in the past four years, Rubio said we will see an argument tonight from Mitt Romney about how big government crushes the Middle Class. He pointed out it is not the big corporations or Wall Street firms who suffer most under bloated government, but the young entrepreneur and small businesses. "Big government is devastating,” he said. “What you’re going to see tonight is a very compelling ...
Mitt Romney Misleads on Wall Street Reform in Presidential Debate By Rep. Maxine Waters 06 October 12 Like many Americans, I hoped that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would use the opportunity of the first presidential debate to speak thoughtfully to the American people about his plan for Wall Street Reform. Because, to date, the Romney-Ryan ticket has been equal parts incoherent and dishonest in characterizing the Dodd-Frank Act so far during the campaign. Back in August, Governor Romney lauded most of the major provisions in the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act -- including enhanced capital requirements, limits on leverage, risk retention, derivatives regulation and tighter standards for mortgage lending -- while saying he wanted to repeal the bill. And back in May, before he was selected by Romney as the Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan seemed to accidentally endorse the Volcker Rule -- a common-sense measure that would stop speculative trading and investments in hedge fu ...
From my friend Honey: "Robert Reich says the attacks on Romney's tenure at Bain Capital miss the larger point, one which even the White House is not prepared to acknowledge: Mitt Romney is not simply a callous vulture capitalist, he is the living embodiment of the financial catastrophe that brought this country to the edge of ruin. [T]he real issue here isn’t Bain’s betting record. It’s that Romney’s Bain is part of the same system as Jamie Dimon’s JPMorgan Chase, Jon Corzine’s MF Global and Lloyd Blankfein’s Goldman Sachs—a system that has turned much of the economy into a betting parlor that nearly imploded in 2008, destroying millions of jobs and devastating household incomes. The winners in this system are top Wall Street executives and traders, private-equity managers and hedge-fund moguls, and the losers are most of the rest of us. The thousands of job losses caused by Bain's "bad bets," while providing rich fodder for the Administration's campaign ads, are really just a microcosm of ...
Mitt Romney needs to meet Richard Hayes. Mr. Hayes is a city of San Diego sanitation worker. His route includes the street in La Jolla, where Mitt Romney owns a $12 million oceanfront mansion. This is the house where he's putting in an elevator for his cars. Mitt Romney's "47 percent" videotape revealed his contempt for tens of millions of Americans. He insulted seniors receiving financial and medical support through the Social Security and Medicare programs they paid for during their working lives; veterans accepting medical care at Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics; and students getting a start on a promising future through the help of Pell Grants and government backed student loans. "I'll never convince them," Romney said. "They should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." No one forced Romney to trash these Americans. He was simply stating, to a privileged audience behind closed doors, what he really believes. He never expected that his remarks would be heard by the wider ...
Over the past day the game tape of the debate has been reviewed. While Mitt Romney still enjoys the afterglow of the debate, the lies and half truths he told are being dissected. From tax policy to hiring teachers. From cracking down on Wall Street (and Sesame Street) to coverage for the uninsured. From Medicare to shipping jobs overseas the Fact Checkers have been very busy correcting the record and pointing out falsehoods. Even Team Romney had to correct the candidate on Health Careimmediately after the debate. As I predicted earlier this week, Romney had an October Surprise planned for the President – new policy ideas. But I had no idea that Romney would just lie about everything he had said over the past year and a half. As the President said, Mitt Romney’s bright new idea is: Never Mind! But there was a moment in the debate that will be discussed in the days ahead that everyone missed until yesterday. A review of the debate tape reveals that, apparently, Mitt Romney needed a cheat sheet to keep t ...
"Mitt Romney wants to go soft on Wall Street & put the hammer down on Sesame Street" President Barak Obama in Fairfax, VA
Facts Matter and Mitt Romney Didn’t Deliver Them October 3, 2012 While Mitt Romney’s rhetoric may have sounded polished tonight, it just wasn’t true. On issue after issue, Romney avoided giving specifics and, in several instances, told flat-out falsehoods. It’s no surprise why – the more Americans learn about Mitt Romney’s plans to raise taxes on the Middle Class to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, to eliminate Wall Street Reforms that protect Middle Class families from the abuses that caused the recession, and to repeal Obamacare with no plans to help individuals with pre-existing conditions, the less likely they are to support him. Facts matter and Mitt Romney is unwilling to give them to the American people. What People Are Saying: CNN’s David Gergen: “Romney was just sort of flat out lying.” Los Angeles Times: “The Romney campaign has refused to say which loopholes it would close, and Romney did not clear up the question Wednesday.” Bloomberg News: "Romney's ta ...
For those of you who never saw the movie "Wall Street" (the first one) and are still under the illusion that Mitt Romney "earned" his fortune by "building" a business, there is an article in the Aug 29th issue of Rolling Stone Magazine entitled, "Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital." It is a very easy-to-understand explanation of the operations of Private Equity firms and how they amassed enormous profits through corporate takeovers and planned bankruptcies. Of course, the thousands of employees who lost their jobs, health insurance and pensions were not happy. The creditors who were screwed as Mitt and his buddies walked away with millions of dollars they "earned" by burning a company to the ground (figuratively speaking) were kind of p!ssed off, but who cares about those people anyway, right? Mitt got his money - that's the important thing.
Obama e-mail: Romney lied - but give us some money, quick! Mark - On taxes. On Medicare. On Wall Street Reform. On Obamacare. Mitt Romney just went on that debate stage and lied to the American people. We've got one month until the election. If we don’t have the resources to win, America will get Mitt Romney and a Republican Congress. Will you donate $3 or more right now to call out Republican lies? It’s moments like this that will decide this election. Let’s go win this thing. Ryan Ryan Jham DCCC Rapid Response Director
Today news cameras caught Big Bird going to interview at Bain Capital and Cookie Monster dropping off his resume at Goldman Sachs. "Need money to pay for cookies...cookies no is free." said the blue monster, hiding behind dark sun-glasses as he entered the hallowed halls of a Wall Street icon. Lloyd Blankfein, head of investment bank Goldman Sachs said shortly after, "Cookie Monster is that exact type of person we are looking for here at Goldman. Which is to say he is not human at all. He is a voracious beast that will consume all that he comes across regardless of who doesn't get any cookies. Frankly, he reminds me of myself that way I suck up dough all day. Good luck trying to make cake you plebes!" said a smiling Blankfein. Big Bird was less compelled to to speak to the media. When shown that Mitt Romney's Budget Deficit Plan, (Cut PBS 400M - Military Increase 200B = Negative $196B) would actual add to the deficit. Big Bird chuckled before saying, "Looks like his budget plan is brought to you by the le ...
Mitt Romney told the truth about the way he really feels concerning Americans in need when he made his 47% comment, his remark about "victims", and confessed his fears about the redistribution of wealth. At the debate he lied and lied well, denying his own previous attitudes and statements, in addition to the views of his running mate and the Tea Party. Mitt Romney lied well, but not well enough to convince the American people who demand that Wall Street be kept in check and that school funding overrule military spending. Mitt can only pay for his tax cuts one way: on the backs of the American people. So don't be buoyed by false hopes, those of you who believe in severing the government/people bond! Just as a state government built the Erie Canal, government tariffs enabled our industry to grow, and a federal government worked together with competing railroads to build the transcontinental line, so this tradition will continue; and the people will answer Romney and the Tea Party's impractical and u ...
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Mitt Romney’s potential list of nominees for Treasury Secretary includes John Thain, the former CEO of Wall Street investment bank Merrill Lynch who now heads CIT Group. Thain is perhaps best known for overseeing Merrill Lynch as it fell apart during the 2008 financial crisis, necessitating a rescue by Bank of America, and then paying out bonuses to his failed bankers anyway. But Thain didn’t only think his employees deserved huge bonuses for their role in the financial crash — he also believed that he should be paid $10 million during a year that saw his company lose $11 billion and get bailed out by another bank
You know they always say that New York is always broke. Well the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ and the AMEX stock exchange is there. On every transaction they have to pay capital gains tax just like we do in the rest of the country. You have millions of transactions a day which would lead to a massive amount of capital gains that the federal government would take in but when you sell you also pay state tax. So how is the state of New York broke and how and the heck in the federal government broke? Maybe the rich on Wall Street and Main Street are not paying taxes like they are supposed too. Then you have these big lending institutions saying they are broke in New York when this kind of volume is traded on the Stock Markets. No Way Jose. You are a bunch of filthy fricking lyers. Mitt Romney is one of these people and there is no way in *** I would ever vote for a *** like him. Brink back Bill Clinton as far as I am concerned. I will even take his wife as President After Obama wins 4 more year ...
To my "True Moderate Conservative Republicans" out there, since your complete and utter disdain for Mitt Romney is very apparent, and justifiably so, the Obama Administration supported the seven-hundred-billion-dollar TARP rescue package for Wall Street, and resisted calls from the Nobel Prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman, and others on the left, to nationalize the big banks in exchange for that largesse. It's WHY your "Wall Street World" of unearned cash residuals became ever so abundant again. I'd take time to consider who President Obama is, and why your pain could have been alot worse. A vote for Romney certainly will crush "Wall-Street" again ... mark my words! Been there ... done that!
Mitt Romney appears to be the worst Republican candidate since Barry Goldwater. He calls seniors, veterans, and pay roll tax payers freeloaders who depend on entitlements. He disrespects us and feels entitled to our votes. We are the 47% he says he will have no time for as President of the United States. His focus will be greedy Wall Street.the Republican pay masters.
Mitt Romney isn't a DWT reader. If he had been, even for just the last 3 or 4 years, he would have known that his political life could have been saved if he had mustered the courage and fortitude to stand up to Wall Street's drummed up right-wing enthusiasm for Paul Ryan and resisted their insistence that he chuck his gut feelings (Rob Portman) and pick Ryan. Ryan-- even more than Romney's 47% blunder-- was the beginning for the end for Campaign Mitt.
They want to cut taxes for high-income Americans while the Middle Class shoulders the burden. They want to let Wall Street write its own rules again, and remove the financial regulations President Obama has put in place to prevent another crash. They want to cut the budget in a radical way, decimating programs that help the Middle Class, poor children, seniors, and those in science and technology that will create the good jobs of the future. They want to turn Medicare into a risky voucher program that could actually raise costs for seniors by as much as $6,400 per year. This week, both campaigns -- Mitt Romney's and President Obama's -- face the biggest fundraising deadline yet. If we want President Obama in that White House for another four years, we can't take anything for granted, especially critical moments like this. Donate $13 or more today, and let's bring this home for President Obama and Democrats across the country: Clinton
Vote for Mitt Romney IF • You don’t believe unregulated Banks and Wall Street caused the 2007 Economic Meltdown, (Romney promises to get rid of these new regulations on Day 1) • You believe these unregulated Banks should provide mortgages to those that can’t afford them (see You’ve forgotten George W Bush & Hank Paulson’s “Deer in the Headlights” look as they pleaded with Congress to give the Banks $750 Billion (TARP) by Monday or the World was coming to an end (Treasury Secretary, didn’t see it coming?.OMG!) • You’re in favor of Old White Men making laws affecting women’s Health Care, especially since they don’t seem to know how babies are made (Akin) or what the definition of Rape is? • You’re in favor of Mitt Romney and others making over 1 million $ a year pay less in taxes (13%) than you do? • Speaking of taxes, you aren’t curious as to why Mitt Romney thinks avoiding paying taxes by keeping large amounts of his money in Swiss Bank Accounts is AOK and he doesn’t n ...
For those who think President Obama has not "done anything" in the past 4 years: President Obama saved the auto industry and tens of thousands of peoples' jobs and their liveliehoods.never fortget that Mitt Romney said to let it fail; President Obama put stiff regulations on mortgage companies, health insurance companies, and corporations and enacted landmark Wall Street Reform; President Obama protected womens' salaries by signing into law the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; President Obama signed important credit card reform to protect consumers' rights by ending hidden fees and unfair penalties; President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act which will insure EVERYONE'S health equally and protect them against insurance companies' gouging.look it up...this ACA helps everyone in all stages of life and it's amazing; President Obama cut taxes on the Middle Class 26 times; President Obama ended the unnecessary war in Iraq, and is downsizing the war in Afghanistan; President Obama put his office on the line w ...
like I said before, this year will be my first year not voting for a Presidential Candidate since 2000...it just doesn't feel right to give my vote to any of the two most popular candidates that don't have the balls to stand up against the fat cats on Wall Street or worse yet the billions of dollars coming in to the United States from the so called "War on Drugs" in Mexico.but Lewis Black made a good and funny comment about Mitt Romney..."A black man is elected, so Republicans have to respond with the whitest man ever. I thought George Bush Jr. was the whitest man ever and one of the most uncomfortable people I've ever seen inside their own skin, but compared to Romney, Bush looks Jamaican.
Did Joe Biden really say this???As VP, not knowing this is not a good reference??? He is the racist that he is claiming others are. How ignorant, inciting, and irresponsible. On Tuesday, speaking at a rally in Danville, Va., Vice President Joe Biden told a group of supporters that Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney would "put you all back in chains" if elected. The Vice President was arguing that Republicans plan to "unchain Wall Street" with deregulation. "He said in the first hundred days, he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street," Biden said during a speech at the Institute forAdvanced Learning and Research. "They're going to put you all back in chains."
Apparently, the actual words Mitt Romney has been saying are "Keep America America," as opposed to the more extreme and distasteful version "Keep America American." I'm not certain what he means by this, but it must have to do with a contrast he is trying to draw, where Obama is supposedly trying to turn America into something that it wasn't meant to be. Perhaps Mitt is talking about wanting to keep America the America that gives tax breaks to Wall Street and other big money entities, while denying poor and middle-class people the right to decent Health Care. Personally, I'm not for keeping that America America. I think the slogan is stupid. Coming from him, it inherently smacks of status quo for the privileged few. It is a mistake for his campaign to let him say it. However, I say: keep talking, Mitt -- the more we hear you say, the worse your chances look, irrespective of our political persuasion.
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Dear Mr. President...I believe we are on the very brink of a devastating Global Economic Meltdown that requires massive and speedy action to prevent. Please read my remarks to Mitt Romney: • 45 minutes ago Alan Kay o Dear Mr. Romney, I am terrified that if you and another Republican administration are elected to do the bidding of Wall Street, banks, and Industrialists, it will be like throwing an accelerant on the fire that continues to burn us. o Despite being a successful citizen just a few short years ago, I have been turned away twice this month from food banks which ran out of supplies. There are billions of worthy and educated Americans who lie awake nights worried about homelessness and where their family's next meal will come from. These are what are supposed to be your real constituents. We stand on the very brink of another Global Economic Meltdown only this time it will make 1929 seem like Disneyland by comparison and it will last for years and begin a lot sooner than Politicians and people t ...
Film maker Oliver Stone has said he is "disappointed" by President Barak Obama but believes the US government does not have the "means to change". The director of Platoon, Wall Street and JFK told Andrew Marr that although re-electing President Obama was the "only rational response" to presidential challenger Mitt Romney, there was now a permanent political "consensus" to maintain wars.
Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney defended his record running the private-equity firm Bain Capital LLC and suggested that he may release his tax return in April, during a debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, last night. The debate, sponsored by the Fox News Channel and Wall Street ...
Dear Friends --Right, Left, & Center... I sincerely like & prefer Barack Obama as President of the United States. He's got a level head & a cool hand. He knows not only the nature of the office, but has experience navigating the games of cunning Washington insiders, the media, & Wall-Street. He seems a decent man. He's a Constitutional scholar, a gentleman, & a good father. As nearly everyone readily admits, Barack Obama is a very skilled & effective speaker, even a great one -- plain speaking, good-natured & intelligent. An intellectual who shoots from the hip AND shoots hoops. A sober thinker with Black roots AND White roots AND Immigrant roots, who not only SEEMS to come from the people, but actually does. EVEN IF all that were merely an act, Barack Obama does it *** well. Certainly better than any other person I've seen stepping into the race for the White House. Who would we rather have as our Chief Executive, if not Barack Obama? Certainly not Mitt Romney . I'm starting to doubt whether he's even ...
This was in my email this morning: (Looks like good news for those who still haven't just turned off their televisions. A softer sell blanket ad is at least more peasant than the old fashioned hate-out-loud versions. Though the full article does say they will also be attempting to "flood" the internet. I'm not sure how you "flood" the internet -- but I'm pretty sure a reboot will fix even that. - Billionaire Joe Ricketts plans a $10 million super PAC ad campaign against President Barack Obama. WASHINGTON -- J. Joe Ricketts, the billionaire behind an ultimately shelved plan to run $10 million in ads featuring inflammatory footage of President Barack Obama's former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is back and ready to spend the same amount of money, but with a gentler approach. Ricketts, the founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of the Chicago Cubs, is planning a $10 million campaign through his super PAC to persuade voters to pull the lever for Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to the Wall Street Journa ...
I was looking at some old emails that I had not gotten around to read. One of these was . From: Front Porch Politics To: GAWLINSKIE Date: Sun, Jan 29, 2012 11:17 am Romney Backed by Goldman Sachs, Bailout Banks The top donor to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs, received over $10 billion in emergency lending and bailouts from the Federal Reserve after the 2008 financial meltdown, according to public sources and published reports. Goldman backed Obama for election in 2008, and the firm, like many Wall Street institutions, is now backing Mitt Romney for president. Romney has long had a close relationship with Goldman Sachs. In 1999 Romney purchased initial IPO shares in Goldman that netted him $1.1 million in profits when he sold them in 2010. And The New York Times recently reported that "many of the assets in Romney's blind trust" are managed by Goldman. Today, Goldman is Romney's largest donor. And nine of Romney's top 20 ...
Tim Pawlenty is bailing on Mitt Romney's floundering Presidential Candidate to become Wall Street's top lobbyist. The former Minnesota governor announced he's signed on as CEO and president of the Financial Services Roundtable, the leading Washington trade association for the fi …
Tim Pawlenty quit as co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Thursday to become one of Wall Street's top lobbyists in Washington. Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota, will lead the Financial Services Roundtable. The move came with Romney's campaign struggling to find its stride with ...
Romney Bemoans Union Contracts Would Prevent Mass Firing of Federal Workers 09/19/2012 Mike Hall We all have regrets in our lives, even Mitt Romney, who told a group of high-roller donors that he regrets federal workers are protected by union contracts, so that if he wins the election, he won’t be able to fire as many workers as he’d like to. In that same secretly recorded video, where he calls half the nation freeloaders, one the attendees at the $50,000-a-head fundraiser at billionaire Marc Leder’s posh mansion urges Romney “to clean house” in federal agencies, including Wall Street watchdogs the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Mitt says he’d love to cut a wide swath through the federal workforce, but his hands are tied by union contracts. I wish we weren’t unionized so we could go a lot deeper than you’re actually allowed to go. However, Romney teases his high-value, campaign cash-cow audience with this: “But we c ...
The Mittster was in the shower this morning, singing his heart out: "I got Pawlenty o' nuttin', nuttin's Pawlenty for me." And then, his Campaign Manager, Tim Pawlenty, up and left to take a job on Wall Street. Who could ever see that coming? But the Mittster is well rid of him, if you ask me. The Mittster is kickin' *** and takin' names. He's 28 points up in Utah, 17 in Idaho, he's a Rocky Mountain Monster is what he is. And he's Dixie's Choice too. Mississippi, up by 11, Alabama by 7, Texas by the incredible tally of 89 to 6 with 5 percent Undecided. I tell ya, folks, I see a landslide coming, as more and more people go, Wow. He's definitely Cool. Lookit how his jeans fit. You see, unlike you and me, Ultra Cools like Mitt Romney and Kim Jong Un honestly do not give a cr*p what other people think. That's why they are Leaders. That is why they are Cool. Steve Mcqueen was Cool. Phil Donahue was Not Cool, even for a single day. This year, I am voting for Cool. Is there any way we can get Paul Ryan off the t ...
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has stepped down as co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to become chief executive of the Financial Services Roundtable, a major Wall Street lobbying group. Pawlenty joined the Romney campaign in September 2011 after abandoning his own White House bi...
Red States: Mitt Romney and the Republicans today BLOCKED a Bill in the Senate to help Veterans find work. Last month House Republicans blocked the Farm Bill from getting a vote on the floor. Finally, the Republican Party is now on record saying that they want to eliminate the Child Tax Credit. They are doing all of this to give record breaks for the Wall Street élite. This Agenda is neither Pro-American nor Pro-Family. Maybe it is "TIME" to look at what the Democrats have to offer. Senate Republicans today rejected the Veterans Job Corps Act, which sought to help returning Veterans find work. The bill was fully paid for, and bipartisan. It needed 60 Votes to advance. The final tally was 58 to 40, and all 40 opponents of the proposal were Republicans.You Know, the Ones that are Always On the Democrat's Saying~~ WE DO NOT RESPECT Our VETERAN'S?? This Is NOT A "BLOG"..This is NOT Something Some Nit Wit Put On You Tube. This is "TRUTH", These Are "FACT'S" !!! Please Pass This On!!! Do We Want a "REPUBLICAN ...
Brookfield Properties information. I bet you don't know who owns it and what he does with it. BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES Read the NY Times Oct 13, 2011 to verify ownership. Do you know the park in NYC that the Wall Street protesters occupied? It's Zuccotti Park . Did you know this park is NOT owned by the city of New York ? It's owned by Brookfield Properties. Brookfield Asset Management received an Obama Department of Energy Loan guarantee of over $160 million within 10 days of approving the takeover of the Park. Brookfield is a Canadian company with assets of $70 billion. Google it , It's all on their website - and WHY is the US Taxpayer guaranteeing a loan to a VERY wealthy Canadian company?!?! Who was just hired by Brookfield Properties as an attorney? Vice President Joe Biden's son. Who sits on the board of Brookfield Properties? NYC Mayor Bloomberg's live in girlfriend. Now, guess what company just received some of the last of the Obama Stimulus $. That's right, Brookfield Properties (a Canadian Corp.) ...
This man Mitt Romney will bring back all the things that got us in trouble he will let Wall Street dream up ways to make themselves richer. They will plung the world into deeper trouble because of greed not need, and Mitt will weaken polution and industrial oversight. He will relight war as a means to make the weapon's industry more richer, and newer weapon's to kill, injur and paralize the solder's and civilian's alike. Republican's are for industry's that make weapon's. In my life there were many wars two Presidents named Bush went to war aganst Iraq the George Bush seinor also went into Panama, Republican president's both of them. Before them was Regan started Grenada, Democratic President Johnson steped into Viet Nam after the French were losing, but Republican Nixon escalated it to end it, Oh yea it was taken over by North Viet Nam so many died only to lose it. Nixon escalated it over a two terms in Oval Office and almost brought on WW 3. Bill Clinton stablelized the economy, George Bush ruined it an ...
In regard to politics, PLEASE do not confuse me with my conservative pal, the other Eugene Spaziani of Mystic Conn. I'm the Iowa Eugene Spaziani and am an enthusiastic supporter of President Obama. He's done a great job getting done what Susan and I want, despite the total refusal of the Republicans to agree with him on ANYTHING, even on policies that they had previously supported. He deserves a second term. The ticket of Mitt Romney and Ayn Rand--er Paul Ryan--would try to reverse every humanizing advance we've made over the last 100 years--including child labor laws, the anti-trust laws, the 8-hour working day and 5-day working week, Social Security, workingman's insurance, medicare, medicaid, food stamps aid, the affordable Health Care Act, birth control and women's reproductive rights of choice, voting rights and the civil rights acts, separation of church and state, and regulation of Wall Street and industries, which, if not watched, would otherwise not hesitate to lie cheat, steal, poison, maim an ...
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren slammed Wall Street and harshly criticized Mitt Romney in her speech at the DNC, saying "People feel like the...
A letter from Mary Shesgreen in the September 17, 2012, issue of the New Yorker says almost exactly what I have been saying all along about Barack Obama, Wall Street, Timothy Geithner, and the Dodd-Frank Bill. I can't reproduce it here because it is copyrighted and behind a pay wall on the Internet. Many people (liberals) have been harshly critical of me because of my harsh criticism of Barack Obama's nearly complete sellout to Wall Street. There are, apparently, at least two of us. I am supporting Barack Obama in this election only because Mitt Romney would be even worse.
Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney -- Leave Medicare and Social Security alone. They are the only systems that are not trying to get rich off us benefactors. What makes you think that we want to spend our retirement years begging insurance companies for coverage and Wall Street for honesty in our investments? And why do we need a 3 trillion dollar increase in military spending at the expense of the food stamp and Medicaid programs? Are you planning on another war?
Before taking the oath of office, Barack Obama vowed to fundamentally transform the United States. He has certainly done so. For example, Obama has: -- destroyed the job market; -- sent billions of taxpayer dollars to Wall Street, companies overseas, his campaign contributors and Public Sector unions; -- forced the passage of a wildly unpopular national Health Care law on a purely partisan vote; -- come out for *** marriage; -- refused to enforce laws on illegal immigration; -- eliminated the work requirement for welfare. How can a country that elected Ronald Reagan have Obama tied in the polls with Mitt Romney? The answer is: It's not the same country.
Okay everybody, lets think this through. Here's the choice we have in November. Barack Obama came from a poor family, the son of an immigrant, endured poverty to rise to attend one of the most prestigious universities in the world. After graduating, instead of pursuing lucrative career opportunities on Wall Street or as a trial lawyer, despite mounting debt from student loans, Obama chose a low-paying job to help Americans get jobs, find housing, find healthcare, and register to vote. Mitt Romney, born rich, is the son of a former governor and Presidential Candidate. After having his education payed for by his parents, Romney pursued a lucrative career of eliminating American jobs. Now he represents a Republican Party that is dedicated to supressing voter turnout, and if elected, vows to end affordable healthcare. This guy is so far out of touch with what most Americans are going through that you'd think he was a fictional character made up by Stephen Colbert. If you believe in the American Dream tha ...
The acceptance speeches by Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney at the GOP convention were only slightly more grounded in reality than Clint Eastwood’s conversation with an empty chair. Ryan is infamous for his pack of lies, from the attempt to blame President Obama for the closing of a Wisconsin GM factory that began shutting down during the Bush presidency, to the fantasy that Ryan’s austerity agenda is about something other than gutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in order to enrich Wall Street speculators and the insurance industry. About the Author The Editors Also by the Author Last Chance for Peace in Syria? (Foreign Policy, Regime Changes, World) The new UN envoy has a near impossible task. But Washington must support it—arming the rebels will only prolong the civil war. The Editors A People's Platform for the Democratic Party (The Left, Election 2012) Three cheers for the full embrace of LGBT rights! Here are six more progressive planks for Democrats. The Editors Romney was just as bad, wit ...
Trump, George W Bush, Mitt Romney. All born on home plate with a silver spoon shoved up their *** Mega wealthy, from the second they sprung from the womb. I had a father that kicked serious *** on Wall Street and made a lot of coin. I grew up lovely. Thanks pops. The difference between me and them is I fully realize the difference between me and the people that didn't have shyt. I recognize how hard it is to crawl up out of the dirt and support yourself and a family. I'm all too aware of the leg up and all the advantages I've had over the others that didn't grow up with money. For these jackoffs to sing this GOP mantra of "You're on your own", coming from their backgrounds is nothing short of shameful.
Prophetic Voice of the Wall Street Journal. "The Democrats gathering in Charlotte this week are united behind President Obama but more than a little nervous about their November prospects. The thrill of 2008 is gone, replaced by an almost grim determination. The party of hope and change has become the party of grind-it-out, slug-it-out, and hope to win as less awful than Mitt Romney. ... Democrats of the Obama era are united by cultural liberalism, but above all else they agree on the goal of expanding the reach of government. ... The vanguard of ideas for the Obama White House is the Center for American Progress, which churns out proposals for government to mediate every sphere of economic life. In this view, the entire American economy is a giant market failure -- except perhaps Silicon Valley. Health-care costs can be controlled by dictating prices and medical practice. The climate can be controlled by putting coal out of business and subsidizing wind, solar and ethanol. Wall Street can be controlled b ...
Romney's Wrong Economic Answers By Bernie Sanders, Reader Supported News 07 September 12 iven Mitt Romney's business record as an outsourcer and tax avoider, and his desire to continue the failed economic policies of George W. Bush, President Obama should be 20 points ahead in the polls right now, not struggling to stay even. At a time when the wealthiest people are doing phenomenally well, Romney's plan to provide more tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires is dead wrong. At a time when we have lost more than 56,000 factories and 5.3 million decent-paying manufacturing jobs since 2000, Romney is wrong in pushing for more unfettered free trade, which will make it easier for large corporations to throw American workers out on the street and ship American jobs to China and other low-wage countries. At a time when millions of Americans continue to struggle through the horrendous recession caused by the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street, Romney is wrong to believe we need more dere ...
Make no mistake. The Romney Con is Joseph Smith redux in modern clothes, another opportunistic, soul less fraud. I was once a Registered Republican but I too left the CULT On the heels of the financial crisis of 2008 where American citizens seek greater transparency from their leaders, the GOP instead offers a man who is a transparent phony, one whose business affairs cannot be subjected to scrutiny without raising eyebrows about why he has worked so hard to make himself 'JUDGMENT PROOF' -- is it because he fears clawback suits from investors, governments, liability for Tax Fraud, RICO Act violations or prosecution under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Who the *** is Mitt Romney? He is one of, if not the most, patently fraudulent, insincere and phony men who have ever sought the Presidency yet Wall Street chose to embrace this man? Anyone concerned about their branding when it comes to TRUST ought to distance themselves from an American Psycho who is a more disturbed version of Patrick Bateman, man wh ...
Barney Frank talks ‘Myth Romney,’ ignores teleprompter He was supposed to talk about Wall Street Reform. Instead, completely ignoring his teleprompter and the remarks sent to reporters, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), went on an extended riff contrasting the former Massachusetts Governor running for president, “Myth Romney,” with the Mitt Romney he knew. “Here is the problem – and this is a hard one for me because of my diction,” Frank said. “It turns out my governor was Mitt Romney, when we needed Myth Romney.” Frank went on to argue that Romney’s reputation for turning businesses around wasn’t his experience when Romney was his governor. “The myth of Romney is that he worked hard to bring employment opportunities to Massachusetts,” Frank said. “The real Mitt Romney did no such thing.” Frank, who recently became the first *** member of Congress to marry his partner, made only passing mention to *** rights, noting that “so many Republicans are afraid that my marriage will thre ...
I believe u might want to dig a little deeper if u support Mitt Romney. example A: Billionaire political activist George Soros told Reuters in January, "Between Romney and Obama, there isn't all that much difference." From the right, Newt Gingrich agreed with Soros — which does not happen often. Gingrich, putting himself forward as different from Romney, told ABC News in January that Obama and Romney are "the same people." There are "a lot of parallels between these two guys," Gingrich added, pointing out that they both receive massive funding from Wall Street investors and share similar views on Health Care issues. Its time to wake up and shatter the Left-Right Paradigme people. Please look into Gary Johnson.
The lies of Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential pick, are getting out of control. No one will forget the litany of untruths Ryan dropped during his speech at the Republican National Convention. It was so bad that even CNN's Erin Burnett, who hails from Wall Street herself, said "there w...
Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Mitt Romney asked the question seven times in his acceptance speech. He clearly suggests that for most Americans the answer is no and that it is President Obama's fault. Is he that out of touch? Does he have amnesia? Is he cynically betting that a typical American's attention span is limited to a 30 minute sitcom? Four years ago, the world economy was on the brink of collapse. The US economy depreciated 6.2% in 2008. The unemployment rate was racing from 5% to 9.7%. Most of Wall Street was near bankruptcy. The Dow Jones average was in the 8000s. The auto industry was near bankruptcy. Foreclosures were up 81% in 2008. Home prices fell by a record 12.4% in the final quarter of 2008. Ah, the good old days, before Obama came into office and ruined things. Paul Ryan chided Obama for blaming others for his failures. Jeb Bush told Obama to stop blaming his brother. It's not hard to see why the Republicans would prefer that Obama not remind people of what the A ...
Rather than get engaged in pointless debates based on personal bias, PLEASE take the time to read Matt Taibi's Rolling Stone cover story on Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. This is a dangerous, insidious man who became the kind of person that created the Wall Street collapse by doing the exact same thing---by creating debt and then "rescuing" the companies for a fee---to show them the way out the debt---that HE created---by giving bonuses to management---and once they were on board he simply downsized and fired everyone. This is not self made Steve Jobs who actually championed products. This is a greedy fascist pig who after, launching Staples, went off the deep end and made blood money off the corpses of American unemployment. And now he's pretending to be a conservative (which he NEVER was) and is running on the platform of an anal retentive equally evil man who in Taibi's words" would have no trouble telling Oliver Twist that there is no more soup." READ. BE EDUCATED. LEARN THE FACTS. DON'T BE SWAY ...
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Factcheck.org has determined that a satirical Broadway musical contains more valid content on Mormonism than four nights of a Republican convention or the Nightly News. Likewise, the film "Wall Street" and the distinction between venture capital and Private Equity, the song "I'm Just a Bill on Capitol Hill" and the workings of the federal government, and a windsock and the political career of Mitt Romney.
D’Souza’, the film maker who recently made O’bama 2016, has announced plans to remake the film Saving Private Ryan. In this version of the film, Paul Ryan has lost all of his ultra-conservative brothers in bitter primary fights. He and Captain Miller (played by Mitt Romney) are barricaded in a Cayman Islands Bank besieged by US government Tax collectors who are demanding their tax returns for the last 10 years. With only with a handful of die hard conservatives , armed with just a few banking and Wall Street de-regulations and Medicare vouchers, they battle off the persistent tax collectors. In the final scene Captain Miller (Mitt Romney) is hopelessly confronted by a large government armored car determined to take more than 13% of his declared income. Out of the blue comes a private Jet dropping 10,000 hard bound copies of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged on the armored car. As Miller (Mitt Romney) lay dying he turns to Paul Ryan, pointing to the Cayman Island bank that they saved, in his dying breat ...
“For the first time in my life,I will be voting against a Republican candidate for president.”. August 20, 2012 | Filed under: Politics | Posted by: MJ 9 inShare.A life-long Republican, voted for John Mccain, and supported Mitt Romney as the most realistic candidate in the primaries. However, as both a Republican and more importantly an American, I did not share Rush Limbaugh’s view expressed in January 2009: “I disagree fervently with the people on our side of the aisle who have caved and who say, ‘Well, I hope he succeeds’… I hope he fails.” Nor do I agree with Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mcconnell who in October of 2010, was asked what “the job” of Republicans in Congress was. McConnell answered, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” We were in the middle of the greatest economic crisis since the 1930′s and my party has as its main goal trying to make sure the president fails — even if the country fails right ...
The Main Stream Media does NOT want to report this, but there are more than a few BLACK Voters who Support Congressman Ron Paul's Libertarian, Small Government Philosophy. These are BLACK Voters who are extremely disappointed in the way Pres. Obama's Administration allowed 20 Million Black People (half of them BLACK Middle Class) to remain Long term Unemployed while helping *** People & Wall Street. And. BLACK Voters who don't find it possible to directly lend their Political Support to Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney's six largest campaign donors in 2011 were from Wall Street. Romney got $1.8 million from Wall Street execs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Wow, Mitt Romney looks just like Gordon Gekko from "Wall Street".Greed is Good, I suppose.
•Romney wants to be President to fulfill a cult prophecy. When Mitt Romney received his patriarchal blessing as a Michigan teenager, he was told that the Lord expected great things from him. All young Mormon men — the “worthy males” of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as it is officially known — receive such a blessing as they embark on their requisite journeys as religious missionaries. But at 19 years of age, the youngest son of the most prominent Mormon in American politics — a seventh-generation direct descendant of one of the faith’s founding 12 apostles—Mitt Romney had been singled out as a destined leader. The Cougar Club — the all male, all white social club at Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City (blacks were excluded from full membership in the Mormon church until 1978) — was humming with talk that its president, Mitt Romney, would become the first Mormon President of the United States. “If not Mitt, then who?” was the ubiquitous slogan within the el ...
Rarely before has a VP selection provided such clarity about the values, goals and intent of one of the major parties. Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan does just that. We now know without a doubt that the Republican Party has embraced the extreme right wing of their party on issues ranging from the economy to mine safety, from contraception to the protection of senior citizens. We know that they believe in Wall Street, not Main Street, and that they intend to put the future of our economy in the hands of a very small group of very wealthy people, rather than investing in small businesses, the Middle Class and young people.
After months of negative attacks from his Democratic opponents, Mitt Romney is trying to turn his experience at Bain Capital into a positive for his campaign, arguing in a new Wall Street Journal editorial the experience he gained there would help him in the White House. "The lessons I learned over ...
"Most likely, it’ll be Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama, meaning the voters’ choices in the midst of a massive global economic crisis brought on in large part by corruption in the Financial Services industry will be a Private Equity parasite who has been a lifelong champion of the Gordon Gekko Greed-is-Good ethos (Romney), versus a paper progressive who in 2008 took, by himself, more money from Wall Street than any two previous Presidential Candidates, and in the four years since has showered Wall Street with bailouts while failing to push even one successful corruption prosecution (Obama)." - Matt Taibbi
This is a really good commentary on Mitt Romney by Jesse Jackson. But, isn't Obama's agenda the very same "Class Warfare" agenda, too? Yet we will never see Jesse Jackson write this; why not? Recently there was an article in the Huffington Post which admonished progressives who don't support Obama to at least do their duty in attacking Mitt Romney. My question is this: Don't these "progressives" like Jesse Jackson have a responsibility to subject Barack Obama to the same scrutiny as Mitt Romney? Go through what Jesse Jackson has written here paragraph by paragraph and anyone can see the exact same criticism applies to Barack Obama. And what are "the modest reforms of Wall Street that Obama got through Congress" Jesse Jackson is referring to? There is no doubt that "class warfare" is going on in this country but it is Obama who has engaged in bringing Democrats and Republicans together to attack the working class and wage wars which are making us all poor. Have Obama and the Democrats discussed inequality ...
President Barack Obama continues to beat Mitt Romney among African American voters with a staggering 94 percent to 0 percent lead, according to a poll released Tuesday. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll — which gives Obama and Vice President Joe Biden a small lead over Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan — shows Obama has a massive lead over his Republican rival in the key political base of African-American voters
Senator Bernie Sanders re Social Security In the 77 years since President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law on August 14, 1935, the retirement program has been one of the nation's most successful anti-poverty programs. Before Social Security existed, about half of America's senior citizens lived in poverty. Today, less than 10 percent live in poverty. Today, Social Security not only provides retirement security but also enables millions of people with disabilities, and widows, widowers and children to live in dignity and security. In these highly volatile economic times, when millions of Americans lost their life savings in the 2008 Wall Street crash, it is important to remember that since its inception, through good economic times and bad, Social Security has paid every penny owed to every eligible beneficiary. Despite Wall Street and right-wing misinformation, Social Security, which is funded by the payroll tax, does not contribute to the deficit. In fact, the Social Security Trust Fund ...
I like the facts and the plain simple facts tell me that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are for cutting out Social Security and Medicare for the Seniors or let them buy stock from ther Rich friends on Wall Street or use a Voucher plan. Mitt and Paul are both good time phony Baloney Plastic Bananas and don`t Deserve any position in our Goverment.They both Lie check the anti bail out stance of Ryan ,Truth ryan accepted Bail out money for his state.
"This [company name deleted] fiasco is one of the biggest clusterf**ks ever on Wall Street. Regular people got screwed and the banks and the insiders did okay. Or as Mitt Romney calls it, 'The American Dream.'" –Bill Maher "It's not a good week for President Obama either. His approval rating has dropped 9% in the last month to an all-time low of 41%. It was 57% last May. In fact, if this keeps up, the White House says they may have to fish out Bin Laden and shoot him all over again." –Jay Leno
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In 1987 Michael Douglas made a movie called Wall Street. One of the lines in the move is "Greed is good." If we want to keep our country good, we need to get rid of the people who are so greedy they will do, say or spend anything to get a man like Mitt Romney elected. Make no mistake about it, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, and the rest of the Republican Party elite do not care about Americans, they care about their money and how to make more of it. And they have demonstrated that on a daily basis during this election. If you think things are bad now, go ahead an vote for them, because I promise you they are going to get worse.
Vice-President Biden said Mitt Romney was going to unchain Wall Street and let them write their own laws. The three politicians who received the most from Wall Street in 2008 were President Obama, and the Banking committee heads, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. Essentially no one has been prosecuted by this administration and they wrote thousands of pages of laws and still claim things are a mess. More smoke and mirrors.
Vice President Joe Biden played the race card this week when he drawled Southern-style to a racially mixed audience that if Mitt Romney takes the White House, he'll "unchain Wall Street. They're going to put y'all back in chains." Last week, a super PAC run by a former aide to President Obama released an ad in which a former steelworker all but fingered Romney for causing his 55-year-old wife's cancer death in 2006 because Bain Capital shuttered the plant where he worked in 2001. The week before, White House aides stood back as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, without providing any proof whatsoever, charged that Romney didn't pay taxes for a decade. The president's henchmen are running a dirty campaign. The worst part of it: These nasty antics are the best Obamaland has to offer. Don't take my word for it. Heed the message delivered by Obama himself when he accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver in 2008: "If you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. ...
The King of Pain Romney, the King of Medicare fraud, claims to “believe in” and “follow” the Lord, but if he’d crack open his Bible, he’d see Jesus dispensed great healthcare for free and never once said any man should get rich by leaving his brother to drown in a ditch. According to the Bible, Jesus had great compassion for the sick, elderly and poor, and warned against the blind leading the blind into the ditch. Mitt Romney seems to be one of the blind leaders Jesus constantly rebuked for their lack of compassion and sense of justice. Romney has accused average Americans of wanting “Free Stuff” when they request affordable healthcare, but it seems Romney is the King of Free Stuff, because he avoided paying income taxes via shell corporations in tax havens like Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, and he favored colossal bail-outs for his super-rich Wall Street cronies. Romney served on the board of Damon Clinical Laboratories, which pled guilty to charges of defrauding Medicare and agreed to ...
5. CBS Uniquely Notes Racial Tinge of Biden's 'Chains' Gaffe As the broadcast network evening newscasts on Tuesday gave attention to Vice President Joseph Biden asserting that Mitt Romney, by "unchaining" Wall Street would effectively "put y'all back in chains," only CBS's Bob Schieffer informed viewers that about half the audience in Danville, Virginia, was African American, thus suggesting the Vice President was making an embarrassing pander to black audience members who likely have ancestors who used to be "in chains." As ABC's World News and the NBC Nightly News played Biden's words, neither mentioned the racial makeup of the audience as an indication that Biden likely was indeed referring to America's history of enslaving African-Americans. Unemployment is also high in the black community--perhaps you might tell us all, white & black alike, where all the promised jobs went Joe! We already know you can act like a buffoon--you do it so easily,almost without trying! Give us some good information instead ...
Vice President Biden tells Va. audience that Mitt Romney wants to "unchain Wall Street" and "put y'all back in chains":
Here we go again!!! Yesterday morning, while campaigning in Danville, Va., VP Joe Biden made this comment: after saying that Mitt Romney was going to "unchain Wall Street" he said "and they gonna put y'all in chains". He made these comments in front of a crowd of 600+ people, with a large percentage of the crowd being Black People. I'm SICK and TIRED of conservatives, the Tea Party and Republicans being called racists!!! 99% of the time, the first person who brings up race in an argument is the *** racist!!! Accusing someone of being a racist is a serious charge. It is exactly on par with character assassination. Once again, our dim-witted, gaffe-speaking VP is spouting out more poisonous lies!!! Let's take a quick trip down history lane: Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, Woodrow Wilson segregated our military, every single governor in the South who refused to let black children integrate into the schools was a Democrat, LBJ used to run around the White House using the 'n' word like it was his ...
In front of an African American group VP Joe Biden stated" Mitt Romney will unshackle Wall Street, and shackle you!"- Everybody Pay attention--- and vote! Straight from the white mans mouth.
Vice President Joe Biden leveled a heavy charge at Mitt Romney on Tuesday, arguing the presumptive GOP nominee's proposed policies on Wall Street Reform would "put y'all back in chains."
A candidate for president should not be judged by the color of his skin. To anyone who thinks this way, I say: Please do not reject Mitt Romney because he is white. There are so many, many better reasons. I think the recent news from Wall Street has made us all less tolerant and only reinforced the stereotype that white people are shiftless, thieving tax-dodgers. Take a look at the CEOs of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, and Lehman Bros. I know - the first thing that jumps to mind is the fact that they are all white, and they've all stolen LOTS of money. But you have to understand that these whites are the product of a society that made them this way. It was the neighborhoods, the schools they went to, and the government handouts they were given. They never learned the value of doing real, actual work; never experienced five minutes of physical labor. And the first step to fixing all of that is to find them better role models, so kids growing up white today don't think that the way out of Rhode Island is co ...
Sen. Bernie Sanders put out a statement today calling Paul Ryan a deficit hawk hypocrite because he voted for unpaid for wars, tax cuts for rich, and Wall Street deregulation.
Unlike the full-on Obama-haters, I don't dislike Mitt Romney. I -do- think he is qualified for the job. I think he is a closet moderate and I like that. I also liked John Mccain as a Presidential Candidate, for many of the same reasons. But I can't vote for them, because of the present angry and mean-spirited drift of the GOP. When moderates like McCain and Romney have to pick ideologically pure running mates like Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan as a sop to the far right, thats a problem. It's a major turn-of. In contrast to Romney and McCain, President Bush the younger cut taxes while fighting two wars, which is how he blew up the national debt (duh!), and his policies tanked the economy and let Wall Street run wild while committing white-collar crimes all over the place. The economic crisis of 2008 was generated by the policies enacted on his watch, and Obama has struggled to save the ship from sinking ever since. And I think -that- is the actual effect of the present GOP's governing policies. Please a ...
17 great things about Mitt Romney 1. wonderful hair. 2. has the flexibility needed to take any side of any issue as circumstances require. 3. loves horses just like the Gipper. 4. knows all about those Wall Street swindlers (he was one for decades). 5. he wears magic underwear. 6. speaks fluent French. 7. only tortured one beloved (we assume) family pet. 8. named his son Tag and thinks it's hilarious. 9. is sure to give Paris Hilton the tax breaks she so dearly needs. 10. has Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island shell companies for NOT avoiding taxes %-) :-D 11. very rarely makes sense just like the Gipper. 12. supports Universal Health Care in Massachussets and Israel but nowhere else. 13. did I say seventeen? there's no way I'm gonna find that many. 14. uf. 15. ?? 16. help! 17.
Mitt Romney? Really, Republicans of the US? Obama spends his whole presidency proving that he was far from being the messiah he sold himself as, he galvanises a powerful conservative resistance as well as a progressive disgruntleship that 'occupies' Wall Street for months...and the best thing you can throw at him is MITT ROMNEY, the David Cameron of the US, the Neville Chamberlain of the 2010s, the Ar-Pharazon of non-fictional reality? After Obama, you oughta been able to sell Alfred the Great, Oliver Cromwell, or at least Ron Paul to the voting public...
Mitt Romney is a wolf in a wolf’s clothing, Barack Obama is a wolf in a sheep’s clothing, but they both essentially have the same agenda. Mitt Romney doesn’t even pretend to do anything other than advance the economic elites’ agenda. He ha s a track record which is to advance the likes of his own to acquire enormous amounts of wealth by tearing down other companies and businesses, firing workers and off-shoring jobs, gobbling up the profits themselves. With Barack Obama and the Democratic Party it is a little harder to see clearly what they are about because they do talk a populist line but actually look at their record – it is pretty clear who their exigencies are too. George Bush provided about $800 billion in bailouts for Wall Street. But under Barack Obama it has been many trillions, some $4.5 trillion worth of bailouts that has already been dispersed and there are many more trillions worth of emergency loans and guarantees. All kinds of backdoors to basically funnel either out-and-out bailo ...
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Sarah Palin · 3,464,051 like this 15 hours ago · .. Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. President Obama has declared that this election is about “two fundamentally different visions” for America. Goodness, he’s got that right. Our country cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama’s fundamentally flawed vision. We must now look to this new team, the Romney/Ryan ticket, to provide an alternate vision of an America that is fiscally responsible, strong, and prosperous – an America that understands and is proud of her exceptional place in the world and will respect those who fight to secure that exceptionalism, which includes keeping our promises to our veterans. When I think about the direction our country is rapidly drifting in, I can’t help but look at California as a cautionary tale. The Golden State once boasted the entrepreneurial innovation of Silicon Valley, the American creative engine of the arts, economically powerful and beaut ...
Okay boys and girls! Mitt Romney picks. Paul Ryan for VP. I listen to the speech this morning. I wasn't moved. I wasn't thrilled. It was the same old rhetoric. That Romney skews as if he's attempting to make a point about America falling into the dumps. But America has fallen into the dumps if you wish to view it that way. And it was the fault of the GOP. Those senators and representatives who have occupied the offices collected their share of pay and benefits. Who brought us to this point? Whom has disassembled Glass Steagall Act. Enabling the banks to do whatever they want. Yes Senate you have betrayed America. You have undermined our economy for your greedy needs and purposes. And truth be told, America will wake up she will see but atrocities you've committed. And we will seek revenge. We need prosecutions. Not only for Wall Street. But prosecutions for the United States Senate. Prosecutions for the United States House of Representatives. These organizations have been worse favorability rating any org ...
With Saturday's announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's pick for Vice President, here's a flashback to 2010 when Ryan and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) appeared together on CNN to discuss the GOP's then-proposed "Pledge to America." Recall that Republicans were swept into the House...
I will vote for Obama in 2012. 12 Things You Should Know About Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan (Scott Hoffman - Mitt Romney just introduced Paul Ryan as "the next president of the United States." Apparently, even ROMNEY doesn't want ROMNEY for president.) 1. Raises taxes on the Middle Class, cuts them for millionaires. 2. Dramatically increases Medicare costs for seniors, increases eligibility age. ...3. Leaves Social Security to the whims of Wall Street. 4. Budget would result in 4.1 million lost jobs in 2 years. 5. Eliminates Pell Grants for more than 1 million students. 6. Embraces extreme individualism (selfishness is “virtue.”) 7. Keeps $40 billion in subsidies for Big Oil. 8. Ryan’s Family stands to benefit from oil subsidies 9. Claimed Romneycare has led to “rationing and benefit cuts.” 10. Believes that Romneycare is “not that dissimilar to Obamacare.” 11. Accused generals of lying about their support for Obama’s military budget. 12. Co-sponsored a personhood amendment. Image ...
Listening to the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, the place of my birth, address the nation on CNN totally delusional. For instance, he says the People should unseat President Obama and put Mitt Romney in his place because he did not keep his promises to the people. This is delusional because President Obama made a huge effort to kept every promise made to the American People and more. It was Mitt Romney and the Governor's Republican Party in Congress that put our nation at risk and BLOCKED the American People from receiving the promises Barack Obama made to move America forward. Furthermore, the American people are educated enough to know one man's failure to keep a promise that he still has time to fulfill does not mean another weaker man will be able to complete the task. On the contrary, it means the weaker man will not be able to do any better. It means putting a weaker man in will only cause more harm. Below is a comparison of what President Obama HAS done as Commander in Chief of this nation that t ...
Romney, will Slash College Aid! In vying for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney has wasted no time in lending support and encouragement to his party’s efforts in Congress that would make college even less affordable for Middle Class families. He dutifully endorsed the budget offered by Congressman Paul Ryan and said his own plan was “on the same page.” One standout feature of the Romney-endorsed Ryan budget is that it would deliver the biggest reductions to funding of Pell Grants in the history of the program. According to one newspaper, “the popular federal Pell Grant tuition program, vastly expanded under President Obama, would take a big hit under the far-reaching fiscal 2012 Republican budget blueprint released Tuesday by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.” Romney’s allies in Congress opposed student loan reform that passed as part of Health Care reform, and would allow big banks to once again act as middle-men in the process. While Romney’s allies on Wall Street ...
Does Mitt Romney pay more in fees to his Wall Street advisers than he does in taxes to Uncle Sam? What do New Englanders know about Romney’s leadership skills that the rest of America doesn’t? And was Mitt Romney really as successful at Bain Capital as is now claimed? The...
In the news. Mitt Romney's plan, and part of his campaign for president, says he's about jobs. His entire career has been about maximizing money and profits for corporations. He's never once given thought to jobs, which must be why his philosophy for "jobs" includes the following: 1. Complete de-regulation of America's banking system. The de-regulation and repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999 has done more damage to our economy than just about anything short of simply dropping a nuclear bomb on us. Regular commercial banks and "investment banks" (which gamble on Wall Street) need to be separated again just like they were under Glass-Steagall. 2. Raising taxes on the poor and Middle Class. At the same time, he not only wishes to continue 350 billion dollars worth of Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy, he wishes to INCREASE those cuts to nearly zero for anyone making a million dollars or more. Sound fair to you? 3. Dropping our already low "border taxes" or tariffs from their already low point of 5 to 8% to nea ...
Romney just like Bush: How long will Mitt Romney refuse to release more tax returns? We already know he has a $100 million IRA, and bank accounts in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Switzerland. While Romney dodges questions about taxes, the blames President Obama for former president George W. Bush's disastrous policies that led to the "Great Recession". Of course Romney support the proposed budget from Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., giving more tax breaks to the rich, the repeal of Obama-care and the roll-back of Wall Street regulations. Romney is like Bush on steroids: A vote for Romney is an endorsement of Bush-era politics, which mean more pain for the Middle Class. I have an ideal wow,. Lets vote on Common Sense vs party, color or religion.
Former NY Governor and host of View Point on Current TV, Eliot Spitzer discussed Tim Geithner’s testimony at the LIBOR hearings last week, explained why self regulation of Wall Street is a failure and commented on former Citi CEO Sandy Weill”s … Continue reading →
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney claimed concerns about Wall Street, financial institutions and income inequality were the result of "envy." Romney -- who won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night -- attacked President Barack Obama for promulgating the "politics of envy" during a Wednes...
Democratic Representative Barney Frank has wed his longtime partner, James Ready, becoming the first sitting US congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony on Sunday and added some levity by saying Frank, 72, and Ready, 42, had vowed to love each other through Democratic and Republican administrations alike. "Barney was beaming," said Al Green, a Democratic congressman from Texas who attended the ceremony. He added that Frank, a champion of *** rights and the sweeping reform of Wall Street, shed a tear during the ceremony. After exchanging their vows, Frank and Ready embraced each other, Green said. "It was no different than any other wedding I've attended when you have two people who are in love with each other," Green said. Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat and a former chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, has been an openly *** congressman since the late 1980s. He is well known for his legislative acumen, including as ...
Here is a funny quote from one of the smartest comedian's (Bill Hicks notwithstanding) of our Modern Times. John Fugelsang on Mitt Romney: "During the Vietnam era... he was into missionary." "When he was govenor of Massachusetts... he was into having multiple positions." "On Wall Street... he's into the group thing with no protection." "His church doesn't ever like a woman to be on top." "He broke up with Bain, but still got to be Friends with Benefits." "And yet, when it comes to his financial records... the man won't put out." "Mitt... you can't be for Main Street, when you're on all fours for Wall Street."
David Letterman on Wall Street's desire to see Mitt Romney in the White House.
Pessimism now competes with uncertainty as the prevailing sentiment on Wall Street. Not only are forecasters lowering US growth prospects, but Ben Bernanke sounded almost fatalistic last week on whether the Federal Reserve could do anything to
Will Durst: Romney for First Lady ... You might say it was a turbulent week for Mitt Romney. You could also say a light lemon sugar wash makes for ineffective mosquito repellent. He claims to have totally left Bain Capital to run the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics even though his company handed the government multiple signed documents stating otherwise and now financial questions plague his campaign like a swarm of dive-bombing bees in a bathroom stall. The presumptive GOP nominee finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to convince skeptical voters someone can serve as a firm's President, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, sole stockholder, junior janitor, cafeteria server in a plastic hairnet and still have absolutely nothing to do with the direction of the company or anything that's going on. You might say he's invoking a modified Wall Street bankers' defense. It boils down to whether he played any active role after leaving in 1999 and his subsequent retroactive retiremen ...
While Barack Obama is keen to attack Mitt Romney for “outsourcing,” he ignores that his first job, at Business International Corporation (BIC), actually advised American firms on how best to outsource. Not only did Obama work for BIC, he actively seems to have chosen it. In fact, he worked for one ...
Shared from Lee Sawyer's Post!!! "At a basketball game, the President and Michelle Obama got caught off-guard on a Kiss Cam. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was caught off-guard by the Show Us Your Tax Returns Cam." ---Conan O'Brien - "Mitt Romney says he doesn’t know where his financial records are because he doesn’t manage them. He would have said more but he had to go give a speech on why he's the perfect guy to manage the economy." ---Jimmy Fallon - "I was just the guy with the smoke-screen'ish yet still-legal title of CEO and Managing Director who was paid at least one hundred thousand dollars a year to do what, according to me, Mitt Romney, was nothing! And that's the kind of common-sense business experience I hope to bring to the White House." ---Jon Stewart, channeling his inner Mitt - "Wall Street says they prefer Mitt Romney for president. And, by God, who could question Wall Street's judgment?" ---David Letterman - "I don’t know why, but Mitt Romney has gotten this reputation as a guy who can't id ...
Dear American Patriot, Please take a few minutes to complete our Tea Party "2012 PATH TO VICTORY" SURVEY. Your completed survey will represent your home state and congressional district and will be the first step to the Tea Party's 2012 Path to Victory, restoring freedom, liberty, fiscal balance and respect for the U.S. Constitution to America. My name is Senator Rand Paul and today I am writing you on behalf of TheTeaParty.net. As you and I know, the majority of our elected officials acted completely irresponsibly by passing unsustainable budget deals and in the face of trillion dollar deficits they passed Obamacare and bailed out their friends on Wall Street, showing no sign of fiscal restraint. And I decided to do something about it - I ran for public office - and I credit the Tea Party movement for helping me achieve an historic win in 2010! And while my victory was a tremendous accomplishment, I want you to know that we still have a long way to go. That's why I want you to take two steps today to joi ...
"It’s no secret that, at this point, many of America’s richest men — including some former Obama supporters — hate, just hate, President Obama. Why? Well, according to them, it’s because he “demonizes” business — or as Mitt Romney put it earlier this week, he “attacks success.” Listening to them, you’d think that the president was the second coming of Huey Long, preaching class hatred and the need to soak the rich. "Needless to say, this is crazy. In fact, Mr. Obama always bends over backward to declare his support for free enterprise and his belief that getting rich is perfectly fine. All that he has done is to suggest that sometimes businesses behave badly, and that this is one reason we need things like financial regulation. No matter: even this hint that sometimes the rich aren’t completely praiseworthy has been enough to drive plutocrats wild. For two years or more, Wall Street in particular has been crying: “Ma! He’s looking at me funny!”
Both Obama and Romney have told us that they want to draw stark contrasts between themselves. They did a great job of just that . . .we saw an amazing contrast of arrogance and humility. BOTH MEN were invited to address the NAACP. Mitt Romney accepted, knowing that he faced a potentially hostile reception. Barrack Hussein Obama snubbed the organization, sending Vice President Bumbling Joe Biden in his place. The NAACP always invites the nominees of both major parties to its convention in election years. In the previous election cycle both John Mccain and Obama spoke. BUT OBAMA HAS BECOME SO ARROGANT THAT HE THINKS HE HAS THE BLACK VOTE IN HIS POCKET AND DOES NOT NEED TO SHOW THE NAACP ANY RESPECT!! Obama made time to do 30 FUNDRAISERS IN JUNE. He makes time to schmooze every Wall Street big money donor that knocks on his door. Why couldn't he make time for the people that got him elected? Without the black vote Obama would be just another US Senator today.
The most devastating part of the recent Obama ad "Mitt Romney is not the solution. He is the problem." On Morning Joe this morning, Scarborough asked why the Republicans would nominate Romney just four years after Lehman Brothers, four years after 'too big to fail", four years after Wall Street nearly completely destroyed the economy. Joe gets it. The Obama folks are making Romney an avatar for the CEOs of Lehman, Countrywide, Citi, BofA, AIG, JP Morgan, etc. Those CEOs are Romney's homeys. He was one of them. They rigged the game in their favor and he is just another one of them. The Obama campaign's goal is to make the public remember the abject fear they all had in the fall of 2008 as everything crumbled around them. To viscerally re-feel the angst. To remember the anger at Wall Street's movers and shakers. To remember the pain of losing their jobs, their 401Ks, their homes. And to put Romney's face on those CEOs. "Mitt Romney is the problem." Devastatingly good ad. Devastating imagery. Game. Set. Matc ...
Mitt Romney belongs to a cult which masquerades as a religion, much the same as Hari Krishna, Scientology, VooDoo, Santeria, and many more. He DOES NOT respect women's rights, would overtrun Roe v Wade if he could, will close down one of our countries most premier and useful organizations in the form of Planned Parenthood, would give tax breaks to people like himself, Doald Trump, and other multi millionaires and billionaires, would further deregulate the Banks and Wall Street, would shut down our healthcare system so the insurance company and health provide fat cats can get richer while you and your family get sicker, and the list goes on. In my opinion he is a sorry *** excuse for a human being.
Mitt Romney was not an Corporate Raider at all. He was ask , The Companies ask him to help them out of their own mess that they got themselves into. Do not Listen to Obama Campaign manger or the others who is running Obama campaign Was Romney a ‘Corporate Raider’? The Obama campaign also tags Romney as a “corporate raider,” a term that summons images of hostile takeover artists like Carl Icahn or the ruthless Gordon Gekko character from the movie “Wall Street.” This isn’t the first time we have heard the term “corporate raider” applied to Romney. Among other Democrats, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz used the phrase to describe Romney back in February. The left-leaning Americans United for Change even created a website, “Romney-Gekko 2012.” Nor has its use been confined to Democrats. During the Republican primary, pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future put out a film about Romney’s Bain years that called him a “corporate raider.” The film was largely financed by casi ...
Mitt Romney is 65 years old with enough money to retire comfortably dozens of times over. He has more money hidden in the Cayman Islands than any of us will see in our lifetimes. Yet, he has spent the past 6 years trying to get a job that pays less than $300k/year! This tells me one of two things: either he is such a narcissist that he just wants the power, or he wants to change the system so it benefits his Wall Street criminal friends even more than it already does! Some of you might say "But Jordan, Obama is rich too!" Seriously, Obama made some coin from selling books, but if Romney woke up one day and only had Obama's money, HE'D JUMP OUT A FREAKING WINDOW!
White racist bigots in America want to remove President Obama from the White House because his is black man. They just can’t believe that a black man became president of these United States. If bigoted Tea Party-Republicans want to remove the first African American President, because he is a black man, I am assuring you all politics in America will never be the same again and you all will live to regret it. Mitt Romney is not a real person. He is a robotic alien, no real person walks, talks, waves their hand and move their heads like Mitt Romney does. Imagined white men on Wall Street with the help of the Bush-Cheney administration brought the American and Global economy to its knees. And when the first African American President Barack Obama prevented its total collapse, hateful bad minded bigoted people put all the blame on him. It goes to show that some people will blame the black man for every wrong thing that took placed and is happening in the world today. I am not saying all white men are bad peo ...
Can hardly wait 4 my golden shower: "It is more blessed," Jesus said, "to give than to receive." That may be, but the billionaire backers of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and Super PAC plan to do both. As they gather this weekend for a three-day Romney conclave in Park City, Utah and a secret Koch Brothers summit in San Diego, the deep-pocketed donors and bullish bundlers ultimately hope to shower $1 Republican nominee. If the captains of industry and finance succeed, they can expect a golden shower of their own in return. After all, Romney has not merely promised to roll back environmental regulations, open federal lands to energy exploration and undo the Dodd-Frank reforms of Wall Street. Just by eliminating the estate tax, President Romney would divert tens of billions of dollars currently destined for the United States Treasury into the bank accounts of the richest families in America.
Wall Street is always the root of the problem because it is only and always about money. More money. Never enough money. People are not a part of their equation in success. Corporations are not people. Thier just slave markets under a different color. Your just a robot in that market to help them accomplish great wealth. Donald Trump said it best when you can't perform the best. " YOUR FIRED " Mitt Romney and Donald Trump agree as they support each other now. Trump needs a job. Marco Rubio is a fool.
Howard Dean - RIGHT ON THE MARK !!! “Why turn the economy over to a guy who invests in the Cayman Islands, has a Swiss bank account and who’s advocating doing the same things which wrecked the economy in the first place, which is giving the Wall Street guys free rein to do whatever they want,” he said. “That makes no sense at all. I think the idea that Mitt Romney will be the next president — given the record of Wall Street and creating this mess — is laughable.”
Remember when Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, NJ, disagreed with President Obama's attacks on Wall Street? Remember when Bill Clinton defended Mitt ...
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Mitt Romney was a moderate governor in Massachusetts with an unimpressive record of governance. He left office with an approval rating in the thirties and his signature achievement, Romneycare, was a Hurricane Katrina style disaster for the state. Since that’s the case, it’s fair to ask what a Republican who’s not conservative and can’t even carry his own state brings to the table for GOP primary voters. The answer is always the same: Mitt Romney is supposed to be “the most electable” candidate. This is a baffling argument because many people just seem to assume it’s true, despite the plethora of evidence to the contrary. 1) People just don’t like Mitt: The entire GOP primary process so far has consisted of Republican voters desperately trying to find an alternative to Mitt Romney. Doesn’t it say something that GOP primary voters have, at one time or another, preferred Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and now even Ron Paul (In Iowa) to Mitt Romney? To some peopl ...
Video on msnbc.com: Mitt Romney met with 100 of the country’s top CEO’s, and confirmed his plans to get rid of “Obamacare” and to repeal the Dodd Frank financial regulation law. Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and The Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox discuss Romney’s Wall Street popularity.
President Obama to Deliver Remarks at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio CHICAGO, IL -- On Thursday, June 14, President Obama will deliver remarks at the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland, Ohio, on two contrasting visions for our economy. In his remarks, the President will outline the choice in this election: between a vision for moving our country forward, ensuring that our economy is built to last and restoring economic security for the Middle Class, and Mitt Romney’s vision, based on the same failed economic policies that brought on the worst crisis since the Great Depression. Romney Economics is familiar and troubling: more budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy; fewer rules for Wall Street – the same formula that benefitted a few, but that crashed our economy and devastated the Middle Class.
Woman Who Couldn’t Be Intimidated by Citigroup Wins $31 Million By Bob Ivry Bloomberg Markets Magazine Sherry Hunt never expected to be a senior manager at a Wall Street bank. She was a country girl, raised in rural Michigan by a dad who taught her to fish and a mom who showed her how to find wild mushrooms. She listened to Marty Robbins and Buck Owens on the radio and came to believe that God has a bigger plan, that everything happens for a reason. Sherry Hunt, who worked at quality control at Citi's mortgage unit for eight years, routinely filed reports on flawed mortgages to her bosses before suing the bank. She got married at 16 and didn’t go to college. After she had her first child at 17, she needed a job. A friend helped her find one in 1975, processing home loans at a small bank in Alaska. Over the next 30 years, Hunt moved up the ladder to mortgage-banking positions in Indiana, Minnesota and Missouri, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its July issue. On her days off, when she wasn’t fis ...
President Obama should replace Gary Gensler as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman with someone who will enforce speculation limits on Wall Street oil and gas traders, Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a letter sent to the White House on Monday. Sanders said Wall Street speculators were resp...
Just Remember "A society that does not value my brother Kevin at least as much as it does the Wall Street titans who grow rich as they speculate with other people's money, and use the tax code to write off the debt they use to buy and sell companies regardless of the consequences to the families who work there, is a sick society. A government that would cut support to middle-class families trying to support their disabled children, so the wealthy can get more tax breaks -- a government that actually decides to help the wealthy and powerful more than the poor and disabled -- would be a government with no decency. That is what Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the Republicans are proposing for us. Their hero Ayn Rand would be proud." -Mike Lux
Jobs or Health Care which is more important? The Republicans say stop Health Care and roll back minimum wage and its not up to the employer to provide anything but a job to its workers. Republicans believe cut the hours and hire more people that way you do not need to provide any benefits. The President and Mitt Romney are in a dead heat now. So much money from Wall Street is coming in for Mitt that he may take the lead. The republicans want to reduce minimum wage to 5.80 cents per hour instead of 7.25 some States are higher like New Mexico its 10.29 per hour. The Republicans want a cut across the board of 30 percent to Social Security and the minimum wage. They believe a 20 percent cut in Medi Care for seniors will help save Health Care and that makes Wall Street happy. Thats why they are giving so much money to The Republicans. The Republicans also believe that Off Shore Banking by Corporations in something that should not be regulated. If Corporations can save on taxes it helps its Wall Street Frien ...
CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS! In 2010 Republicans ran on CREATING JOBS. In a year and a half, they have brought about the first U.S. Credit Downgrade, killed over 600,000 Public Sector jobs, and waged a War on Women's Health, Wages and Safety. Then they say " Government can't create jobs!". Then they say, " President Obama's policies are killing jobs.".Mitt Romney says he knows how to get unemployment to 4%. How? By doubling down on Bush 43 tax cuts for the rich and cutting Corporate tax rates.Republicans: " We can't raise taxes on the jobs creators!".O.K., SO Wall Street has climbed back into the 12/13000 mark, Corporate Profits are at an all time high, CEO's annual salary averages over $9 million. SO WHERE ARE THE JOBS!
"SOME OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS FROM THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE MIIT ROMNEY THAT WILL HURT HIM THIS NOVEMBER":(i) During the peak of the economic crisis of 2008 when the America's three automobile companies were facing possibility of bankruptcy and oven one million Middle Class jobs were on the line in the auto industries. President Obama wanted to bailout GM, Ford and Chrysler companies, Mitt Romney wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." and opposed the proposed bailout of the Detroit automobile industries (ii) During the worst housing market crisis in 2009 when millions of America's Middle Class home owners were facing foreclosures and needed the government bailout to stay afloat and keep their homes and their investments. President Obama had already bailed out the Wall Street for their financial recklessness that collapsed the entire American economy in the first instance, Mitt Romney responded and said "Let The Foreclosures Hit The Bottom." On a political cam ...
Republican Bigotry Hate Fear Lies and Distortion shared the following link: — It’s not just the media that won’t forget Mitt Romney saying in New Hampshire earlier this year that he likes “being able to fire people.” The candidate revealed in a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan th...
Steve Rattner, a veteran of Wall Street who served as President Obama's "car czar" and helped oversee the auto-industry bailout, goes after Mitt Romney's characterization of his time at Bain Capital in a strongly-worded op-ed in the New York Times. Rattner was dragged into the debate over whether or...
Newark Mayor Cory Booker's awkward sabotage of friend Barack Obama's campaign may have been impolitic, but it is certainly understandable that Booker would defend Private Equity firms. Throughout his election campaigns and tenure as mayor, Booker has received mammoth millions from Wall Street, whose managers helped create an amazing campaign fund of $7.5 million to replace the inept Mayor Sharpe James in 2006. One of Booker's earliest sponsors is Bill Ackman, who founded Pershing Square Capital Management LP and has continued to recruit fellow hedge fund managers to finance Booker's efforts, such as the privatization of Newark's public services. Bloomberg reported in 2010 that Ackman already was instrumental in raising $240 million for Booker's various political and municipal projects. Investment funds like Pershing Square and Bain Capital that Mitt Romney headed, typically buy controlling shares in businesses that can be made more profitable by cutting labor and other costs, then sell them when th ...
Joe Biden might have simply spoke without thinking but what Cory Booker said in attacking the Obama ads against Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital seemed to be intentional. Speculation in the media is that he was trying to position himself for a future run at higher office by showing himself as a Democrat friendly towards Wall Street and the business community. Later reportedly under extreme pressure from Democratic Party leaders, he said that Obama should challenge Romney's record at Bain since Romney is running on it. This instance seemed much closer to the analogy from the 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Lieberman's assertion that unstamped veterans votes should be counted. It was said about Lieberman "He just ended the 2004 primaries". Similar things are being said by David Axelrod (officially representing the president) and left leaning commentators: Cory Booker is a great mayor and a great guy to be living next door to when you need your driveway shoveled but he might also be trying ...
During an appearance on Meet The Press on Sunday morning, CNBC's Mad Money host and Wall Street expert Jim Cramer took on Mitt Romney's claim of being a job creator.
Team Hopenchange is okay with wealth creation so long as you’re sharing that wealth with The One: On Monday night Mr. Obama spoke at a fund-raiser at the Manhattan home of Tony James, the president of the private-equity giant, the Blackstone Group. Attendees, many from the private-equity world, paid $35,800 a head for the privilege of dining with the President who purports to loathe Wall Street when he isn’t asking its greedy denizens to redistribute their wealth to his campaign. Mr. James donated the legal maximum of $35,800 to the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee in November 2011. This is the same private-equity business the Obama campaign is now smearing as morally repugnant when undertaken by Mitt Romney. On Monday Team Obama rolled out a two-minute television ad focusing on a steel company that was bought and eventually shuttered by Bain Capital, the private-equity firm that Mr. Romney founded… Asked about the attack on Mr. Romney, deputy Obama Campaign Manager Stephanie Cut ...
There's one question that Mitt Romney and his campaign can't answer: How would your administration be different from George W. Bush's? The silence on this question is deafening. Earlier today, George W. Bush formally endorsed his natural successor: Mitt Romney. A Republican Party spokesperson has described Romney's economic plan as the same as Bush's, "just updated." President Bush may have endorsed Governor Romney today, but Romney has already endorsed a return to Bush-era policies: massive tax cuts weighted towards the wealthiest costing $5 trillion, zero accountability for Wall Street, and a reckless Foreign Policy that would keep our troops in Afghanistan indefinitely. We can't afford it.
I read about Romney in a Huffington Post op-ed today: "The man who rallied his chums to bully a vulnerable kid has produced a set of prescriptions that are striking in the degree to which they advantage his NASCAR-owning buddies over everyone else." And those policies tell us exactly who Romney thinks counts and who doesn't: The wealthiest 1% deserve bigger tax breaks, while people who rely on Social Security and Medicare should have their benefits cut. Wall Street executives deserve a bailout, not prosecution, for crashing our economy; while auto workers should face unemployment, foreclosure, and bankruptcy. Trust-fund kids, like Romney, deserve the best education money can buy, while lower-income kids should have Pell Grant funding slashed. Mitt Romney thought he was teaching Lauber a lesson when he held him down to cut off his hair. Instead, it's a lesson for all of us about what kind of man he is—and what kind of president he would be. If Romney and the right-wing corporate owned media get their way ...
Stop Mitt Romney! Mitt Romney's extreme views are wrong for Middle Class families. Romney wants to end critical education and job creation programs, while giving tax breaks to billionaires and letting Wall Street write its own rules. And Romney would dodge obligations to America's seniors by privatizing Social Security and dismantling Medicare. The truth is that the radical right-wing agenda that Mitt Romney is pushing at the federal level is the same agenda that Republican Governors are trying to advance all over the country: decimating the Middle Class, crushing educational opportunities, and destroying the social safety net.
Rick Perry, the lone Republican campaigning for president Tuesday in South Carolina, likened Mitt Romney to a greedy Wall Street “vulture” who was indifferent to the plight of workers...
Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Manager says: "Scott Brown makes it clear he's standing with Mitt Romney, the Republican Party, Wall Street and the big corporations."
The Kitchen Cabinet~ Mitt Romney joined Kelsey Grammar and Governor John Kasich in Ohio this week on the campus of Otterbein University to talk to students about REACHING for success. The Left is attacking Romney because he suggested "borrow from your parents" if you can and start your own business. Critics say most parents don't HAVE $20,000 to share with their kids. Throughout HISTORY...parents have shared whatever they had to help their kids move forward. Democrats would prefer that students stay PUT. Live in the mediocrity of dependency. Kids with ambitions.entrepreneurs. don't usually settle for a food stamp life. Our take? ROMNEY IS RIGHT ON TARGET. Inspire this generation...to get GOING. Not sit in protests on Wall Street!
True story: Gordon Gekko's character in 'Wall Street' was based on Mitt Romney
Goldman Sachs owns both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and Romney will serve the wishes of Goldman Sachs, Wall Street, the Military-Industrial-Complex, and the...
I'm tired of the ridiculous chain letters I see with one person ranting about how evil Pres. Obama is, so I figured I make one of my own for how evil Mitt Romney is, but I try to shriek insanely a little less. Here's my effort. I was inspired by a piece in the Broward-Palm Beach New Times by Pete Kotz, most of the research here is his. Forward away. Romney ran Bain Capital for 16 years, 1984-1999, and during that time Bain averaged a 88% annual return. How? By looting companies. Oh, Romney will call it something else but even Ayn Rand talked about people leeching from producers as one of the greatest threats to capitalism. Romney's Bain Capital personified this perfectly. The case that caught my initial interest was Armco Steel in Kansas City, my grandfather's old employer, which had been running for 100 years before Bain Capital came calling. The game plan is as simple as it gets. Use your small amount of capital to get loans, put almost no money down and attract investors and government secure ...
Today on Wall Street's Opening Bell, Mad Money's Jim Cramer said the following. "I wish our (presidential) candidates in the Republican Party would recognize what's going on in this country! We are taking back manufacturing! We are taking back intellectual property! To listen to both those guys (Mitt Romney, Ron Paul) it couldn't be a worst country. Hey, this is a great country!" (On gas prices) "I thought it was supposed to be $5.00?! I thought we weren't gonna go to Olive Garden anymore or Red Lobster, that we were gonna have to make stuff at home again?!" The DOW opened in the green today due to better than expected earnings in manufacturing, technology and financial sectors across the board and is why Jim Cramer, a seasoned Wall Street trader and CNBC anchor, offered this exuberant outlook. This entire week, 4 of 5 guest hosts (financial investors, bankers, corporate CEO's) joining Wall Street's panel have said the economy is steadily getting stronger, though slower than we'd like, but it continues to ...
Despite the endless conversations I've had with too many and many Republicans who've been tenacious in their campaign to solicit the 'consider Romney' plea, there is a force greater than they that always discounts and disintegrates any selling point worthy of my consideration for vote: the insidious gust of Willard Mitt Romney. "He's a successful businessman, so he knows what to do to get this country back to work." If being a successful and wealthy businessman waving the 'Save the United States Constitution' banner is the winning recipe to America's economic woes, why have the Republicans and their delegates been MIA in Ron Paul's primaries? Why aren't the Republicans and the Wall Street fat cats saturating Ron Paul's campaign pockets with cash? Because Ron Paul isn't interested in selling his soul to the Conservative Devil to be President. It isn't JUST about the economy, stupid! In the line of fire in the first week Barack Obama took office, he placed a freeze on pay raises for Congress and for himself ...
Billionaire investor George Soros explains why there wouldn't be much difference for Wall Street between President Obama and Mitt Romney. He also tells Chrystia Freeland why his billionaire constituents see him as a traitor to his class.
Doing a mini talk on Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" at the union this Saturday. Mitt Romney & Bain Capital IS Gordon Gecko if you stripped all the charisma off.
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