Monday, July 16, 2012

The Mittsy Chronicles: The "Bain" Of His Campaign

Remember how Mittsy said he left Bain Capital--to "save" the Olympics--back in 1999?

Yeah. Not so much.

It seems that for three years after he left Bain, Mittsy remained chief executive and chairman of the firm and even created five new investment partnerships during that time.

After he "left." Or, well, during what he now calls his "retroactive retirement."

 Funny how only Mittsy can be the sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president after "retiring."

And he wants Obama to apologize to him for repeating this tale? Howsabout apologizing to the American people for, what amounts in the least, yet another one of Mittsy's flip-flop, or, more likely, one of the biggest outright lies a presidential candidate has ever told.

You apologize, Mittsy.

 Apologize for saying you left Bain in 1999, when a financial disclosure form YOU filed in 2003 showed that you still owned 100 percent of Bain Capital in 2002, and that you earned at least $100,000 for the company you "left" in 1999.

And how does one earn a paycheck after you retire? Even retroactively?

See, Mittsy has to say he left Bain in 1999, because to stay with the company--and again, stay with them he did as sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president--because if he "resigned"--or as he says now, retired--in February 1999 it means he was not responsible for Bain Capital companies that went bankrupt or laid off workers after that date.

Uh huh. Flip.Flop.Lie.

Bain Capital, that fired people, sold companies, outsourced jobs--all under the watchful eye of tax-dodger Mittsy--is the primary source of Mittsy's present-day wealth--estimated to be more than $25o million. But how his wealth has been invested is hard to figure because of Mittsy’s lack of transparency.

Oh, not really. It's very transparent what Romney has done to amass his fortune, and he's done so on the backs of laid-off American workers, and companies he bought, dismantled and sold.

It's very transparent.


Wonder Man said...

This is going to get bigger

the dogs mother said...

Probably going to need a dramatic VP announcement to change the story... I think Sarah Palin would do the job.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Republicans will retroactively vote for Perry, Santorum or Gingrich in November?

Jim said...

Great post... Obama 2012!!!

Mitchell is Moving said...

At this point, it looks like the retired, um... semi-retired, politician, ceo, asshat from Massachusetts, um Colorado... has too much baggage and double-talk to make it to the finish line. Here's hoping!