Mitt Romney Donates Entire Inheritance to BYU College Scholarship Funds

When Mitt Romney’s father passed away in 1995, he left an inheritance to Mitt totaling $1 million.  Romney turned around and donated that inheritance money to Brigham Young University for the George W. Romney School of Public Management. This is an institute of public management that helps young people learn about government and about serving in public service.

The money goes to economically disadvantaged students wishing to purse a higher education in the field of public management and government.

But Romney’s charitable giving’s did not begin nor stop with his giving away of his entire inheritance he received in 1995.

Donating 2002 Olympic Salary

Running an Olympics comes with a hefty salary, $275,000 per year to be exact and for Romney that would have been a total of $825,000. However,  when Romney was asked to rescue the Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah when it was bleeding hundreds-of-millions of dollars due to fraud, abuse and mismanagement, instead of taking the salary for himself, he donate his entire salary + severance payments to charitable organizations as well as donating $1 MILLION of his own money to the Olympics.

Refusing Salary as Governor of Massachusetts

When Romney was asked by state leaders and prominent member in the state of Mass. to run for governor because their state had a $3 BILLION deficit while having the highest unemployment rate in the country; Romney not only said he would take on the task, but when he did win the election he refused to take the $135,000 annual salary his entire term as governor.

Continued Charitable Giving

The Romney’s give millions annually to charities either through their church, their charitable organization or organizations directly. The Romney’s tax returns that were release this past January 2012 show that the Romney’s donated over $4 million alone to charity via their church and other organizations in 2011 and another $3 million in 2010. Other reports also go on to note that the Romney’s give about 16% of their income to charity annually.

Ironically, we can find the left bashing the Romney’s for where they give their money – because clearly unless you give away YOUR MONEY to charities the left does not approve of, then it does not count. Here, the HuffPo is acknowledging the millions the Romney’s give away every year while bashing them for giving most of that money to their church as though the church does not turn around and help out those less fortunate with it.

 

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90 responses to “Mitt Romney Donates Entire Inheritance to BYU College Scholarship Funds

  • LINDA G. MCDANIEL

    WAKE UP AMERICANS! WE MUST ACT NOW!!

    • jcjet2

      Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness. show him to be a great leader and excellent citizen for President of the United States .
      Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS. Highly intelligent.Graduated cumlaude from both Harvard Law and Harvard Business.
      Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store
      in Massachusetts , turned it into Staples; now over
      2,000 stores employing 90,000 people. Highly intelligent.Graduated cumlaude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.
      …and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.

  • Lois Haraguchi

    Who except Mitt Romney lives as a True Christian with the Light of Truth From Christ within His heart!!! I believe he is one of the chosen of the Lord!!!

    • Eric John S. dela Cerna

      Amen….

    • B. Citizen

      I thought he was a Mormon, not a Christian!!

      • krougeau

        A Mormon is a Christian. http://www.mormon.org

      • Sharon

        Ole Mitt believes in the same God as Christians and he believes in the Bible so that makes him a Christian and a good one I might add. I personally find it fasinating that people still believe in the invisible God and the stories that come out of the bible. I am not a Christian but I know one when I see one and Mitt Romney has Christian written all over him. It’s funny how one so called Christian will question another person’s Christianity just because their teachings are different. Oh you funny Christians.

  • Mario

    Well, he is wealthy and he doesn’t need those funds. Wake up people, that money is only excess of what he really have and yes, Obama gave 1% because that is all he can give not because he is wealthy beyond his mean. If Romney really wants to help, he would not have said demeaning words to all those struggling Americans who rely on food stamps to stay on food stamps forever. Idiots! He is slapping you with his $$$$$$$$ campaign and you still think that he deserves to govern the U.S.

    • schmere18

      But Obama has NO PROBLEM GIVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’S MONEY AWAY!!! The idiocy is that you are believing the Liberal media hype! Obama & Moochelle could afford to give away more and still live comfortably…They CHOOSE not to!

    • Suzie

      Mario? Really? You live within the make believe of Hop, perhaps? Smurfs? Yogi Bear? You can’t say anything legitimately bad about Romney…and can’t come up with anything legit on O-shyt…so you went with that? Really? REALLY? People who are on food stamps forever ARE lazy and sorry people, unless they are disabled…and I’m sick of having to help pay for it. Pay for your own food, your own gas, your own education, your own abortions…and don’t find fault with a man who even gives up his salary to make things better for others. It’s BS and you are weak and lame…shameful.

      • Diane Sims

        Suzie, you, and people like you, make me totally ill. YOU are shameful. You need to get out of your ivory tower and see how common folk live. I have a neighbor who was born with a heart defect and was abandoned by her mother as an infant. she has had numerous heart surgeries and gets $700 a month disability, and she needs food stamps and medicaid to survive. I, myself, was just laid off of my job after almost 9 years. You are a pitiful excuse for a human being.

      • didusaymarko

        Be careful Suzie. That can easily be you ver soon. Love not hate…

    • Ally

      OBumba can afford more than 1%, but he chooses NOT TO. As for Americans on Food Stamps, the tax payers like me, you and everyone else on this thread who has a job pays for them. You don’t live on food stamps forever!! You do what ever you can to NEVER have to rely on them in the first place.

    • Jake

      Mario, the funny thing about percentages is they are relative. In other words, if I have a dollar and pay 1% to charities, I will pay 1 penny. If I have $100 I will pay $1. In other words, the “wealthy” argument doesn’t work when talking about percentages.

      But we wouldn’t expect you to understand that. After all, asking the “the rich” to pay a higher percentage to taxes than other Americans is only “fair” right?

    • jteutulsr

      Really, Mr socialist? Obama classifies “rich” as anyone making over 250k per year, so by his own definition Obama is rich beyond his “mean”. Idiot. People like you are so blinded to reality that using more than .00001% of my brain to respond to your sycophantic drivel is making me horribly tired. How much do you think Obama made from his racist tome about his affirmative action life? Never mind the only thing that wasn’t made up was the blatant racism and hatred of America. I hope one day you’ll get off the drugs and realize how stupid you are.

    • Keith

      Obama made over 1 million dollars last year and he has to pay for nothing as president and he gave a measly 10k. So you are saying that he cannot live on 950k per year? If that is true then it just reinforces the fact that he has no business running our economy and our money.

    • adeal

      Mario your response is
      Lame!!!

    • Rob

      Thats the dumbest thing I ever heard, i 65 k a year and I give at least 5% Obama is a greedy pig who has acheived nothing but writing two books about hisself!

    • Northern Sweetheart

      Really, 1%?? We make far less money than President Obama, yet we manage to tithe (biblical word for giving) 10% to our church. I don’t want to hear how Obama could only afford 1%. And bless President-elect Romney for his generosity. God tells us in scripture that He blesses those who are faithful. So, don’t begrudge Romney. Instead, try taking a page out of his playbook … the Bible … and see how that works. It’s amazing.

    • Sharon

      @Mario: You miss the point. The fact that Mitt Romney donated his inheritance speaks for his charactor. I don’t know anyone that would do that regardless of how wealthy they are. When he spoke of the 47% of Americans depending on Government assistance, he was stating a fact and I’d rather have someone tell me the truth rather than decieve me.

    • Max Powers

      Obama is worth at least 12 million right now, so he could give more away if he wanted to and still have enough left for his family for the rest of their greedy lives. All those those lazy @$$ welfare people need to get a job, and stop relying on the taxpayers to support them. Some need assistance, but can’t get it because of all the lazy fraudsters taking advantage of a corrupt and biased system. If you’re black, you’re guarenteed a welfare check.

  • Belle

    To Mario: WHAT ABOUT YOU?WHAT CAN YOU GIVE?

  • specfriggintacular

    Mario? Obama is worthy MILLIONS not to mention he does not have to pay for vehicles + electric + food + protection + gas for his CARS and PLANES; please do not play ignorant!

    Keeping people enslaved on the GOVERNMENT PLANTATION via welfare and refusing SCHOOL CHOICE is a slap in the face and the only means Democrats have at any remote chance of keep any power!!!

    Ever ask yourself WHY the Democrats hate SCHOOL CHOICE?

    • Obama supporter

      No President pays for their transportation….NONE. What does Sprecfriggentacular expect any president to do, drive himself. I am curious if Romney should win in November, which he won’t, will he refuse his salary? If he did, he would no doubt donate it to his church, which would make it illegal. This pompous individual actually thinks he can be president. He will be very disappointed in the fall.

      • specfriggintacular

        I think you purposely miss the point of my post as I am fully well aware that a President does not provide his own friggin transportation.

        The point was – that while Obama is worth MILLIONS and has just about everything paid for him via the TAX PAYERS + he collects a salary, he gives very little to charity.

        As for charity to churches – LMAO, again when is that illegal? On what planet? If so, then you better make sure you scream at the roof tops to have Obama arrested because he gave tens of thousands to Rev Jeremiah Wrights church. And yes, it is in Obama’s tax returns that he did.

      • Derrick

        ” Obama was worth less than $100,000? In what decade are YOU referencing? Michelle Obama alone was making over $300,000 for years working for a Chicago hospital; therefore, your argument right there is an EPIC failure. ”

        i got it from the article or what ever you want to call this, it says from 2000 to 2004, they only made 1.2 million, thats 240,000 a year after taxes combined, yes my numbers were off, but michelle obviously wasnt making 300,000 a year, and even so, how would that make my argument an epic fail ? The principle still applies, they had far less income to give to charity than Mitt Romney had.

        ” typical 10% to charity”

        the majority of people dont give anywhere near 10% of their income to charities, many give 10% to their church, which isnt counted as charity by the above article.

        i will agree with you on the net worth thing, my argument was simply that you are comparing 2 completely different net worth’s.

        ” I love how all you Liberals HATE on success; of course, unless it is a Democrat who has someone else WRITE HIS BOOK and then plays it off as HIS writing; only to make millions and then claim HE EARNED IT……..”

        the phrase hating success is one conservatives love to use , yet can never explain. How as i hating success by simply pointing out that Obama gave less because he made less ???????????

        “So, in short Obama is allowed to be a millionaire off of the American Capitalist society but Romney is wrong for doing the exact same thing. ”

        again, when did I say that ? You seem like a genuine person, but you are doing what many conservatives do, which is loop liberals into some rightwing stereotype instead of asking what we actually believe. I have written one comment and not once in it did i attack success yet you have 5 paragraphs saying i did in your comment. Dont use stereotypes to have a conversation with a liberal, If i said you were like the racist in your party, you would go crazy and say they represent the smallest minority of your party.

        “I am curious, Derrik – on on earth can Obama stand up there and claim people like him should be paying more taxes and stop using all the loop holes when he himself TAKES SAID LOOP HOLES and deductions? Should he NOT lead by example?”

        that is like saying i should smoke weed because i believe it should be legal. I have yet to see any tax loop holes he is using, he paid 23% in taxes last year.

  • Malthus123

    Hold on, Obama can ‘only’ give 1% of his wealth away? I was unaware that he was unable to donate more? Please cite the massive impediment to President Obama’s innability to donate?

    • Mom

      My questions exactly!

    • Bob

      That was 2004, If you look at his most recent tax return it was 14%. The blog post happily cherry picks Obama’s lowest year and compares it to the only tax returns that Mitt has released. The info about Mitt donating all his Govt. pay checks is pretty self serving, and doesn’t paint much of a picture considering Mitt hasn’t released his tax returns for any of those years.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/obamas-gifts-to-charity-just-1-percent/2012/02/14/gIQAXuMDER_blog.html

      • Suzie

        No excuses, Bob…check out the reality of the story…and the facts about Moo and O-shyt’s actual work records…then YOU post about how some thing might be misleading. You’re as lame as Mario. Obama is a screwup…his donations to charity are the least of it…and he is RUINING this nation. Proof is in the pudding…FACTS, not opinions! Just like his NOT giving to charity in a way that is for real.

      • JonH

        Suzie: Bob posted the reality. All you did was post gibberish. Stop doing that. If your case is so easy to make, MAKE IT. Stop ranting and raving like a crazy person.

  • Linda Phillips

    It’s not about money, It’s about keeping America free from Obama’s Socialistic, and Communism Government take over that he is trying to achieve. We need to come together if you choose to keep America free, Life is going to be hard enough even if the republican nominee wins the Presidency, Think how much we are in dept now! Do we want more of Obama’s way of spending to try to get us out of dept? We need to keep our cool and be smart when we go to vote!

  • tuchytalks

    More people need to be aware of this. the left learning media will not do it
    Thank you

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  • Mom

    You are right – you won’t hear any of this from mainstream media. However, I wish the writer would spell “Romneys” correctly – no apostrophe because it’s just a plural noun!

  • Sean

    Linda, you are an idiot. You can NOT be a socialist and a Communist, learn about things before you post.

    • specfriggintacular

      Actually, you can be a Socialist and a Communist as there are varying degrees of each, that at one point they marry into one another. Just like the step before Socialism is Marxism, the step right after Socialism is Communism.

      Communism was simply a revolutionary SOCIALIST movement. Marxist theory contends that socialism is just a transitional stage on the road to communism.

      You see, one can factually obtain a Socialist view depending on the issue while holding a Communist view on a different issue. I mean, how on earth can YOU, Sean explain Marxist Communism???

      Maybe YOU, Sean need to educate yourself before you label someone else an idiot?

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  • midsy

    Who give a damn what romney did??? Plz stop the racism, thats the problem now, we have to much hate going on in this world.

    • Suzie

      I DEMAND you retract this unless you can prove racism. Already flagged your comment and am writing this website. It’s people like you who ruin things for every one else. When someone is a liar and a cheat and a thief and it is EASY to PROVE, then someone like you just comes off as the cheap and lame person that you are! Racism…YOU JUST PROVED YOURSELF TO BE A RACIST!!! Retract your lies!!!

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  • skdriscol

    Obama is only good at spending other individuals money, he has put us trillions in debt while wasting money on green energy jobs that were outsourced to many other countries. You can tell he is lying when his lips move. Study the Russian revolution and Karl Marx and you will understand where he is taking this country. We have another choice, let’s take it. Personally I think we would be better off voting for Bugs Bunny than Obama. He has done more to divide this country than any other person in history. Learn the facts:
    ·
    His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
    · He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.
    · His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan
    · He was Raised in: Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
    · He is Married to: Ann Romney since 1969; they have five children
    · Education: B.A. From Brigham Young University , J.D. And M.B.A. From Harvard University
    · Religion: Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
    Working Background:· After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.
    · After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney.
    · In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States .
    · In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.
    · He was President and C.E.O. Of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
    · In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.Some Interesting Fact about Romney:
    · Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts , turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.
    · Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.
    · He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
    · He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.
    · He was an unpaid bishop and stake president of his church for ten years.
    · He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.
    · He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
    · He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.
    · Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.

    • Lyn

      Excellent, excellent, summary skdriscol!! I would love to see you put together a similar summary for Paul Ryan as well. Kudos for a job well done.

  • Cody Robert Judy

    Well, the question is not whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama deserve to be President because of how much they give to charity for that reward is in Heaven. The question is that both of them have refused to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution via Art. II’s qualifications for President. While Obama has fully obfuscated any legal document and refused transparency he promised, Mr. Romney hasn’t said a word or contributed a single dime to the effort and stand. Seems to me if you want to be President you should be willing to contribute at least a dime to The Birther Movement whose un-covering the biggest fraud every perpetrated upon America. This is big time and Romney’s known about it well before 2008 and his Presidential bid. No excuses on this one folks.
    http://moralmatters.org/2012/07/13/obamas-lies-will-devour-him-and-haunt-those-who-supported-his-deceptions/

    • Derrick

      im glad Mitt Romney has never contributed money to racist birtherism

      He did however, affirm it is racist, as mitt himself said “No one has ever questioned where I was born”

      if birtherism was truly about the legitimacy of a candidates birth place, then he and John McCain’s birth places should have both been questioned, John Was born in Panama and most birthers dont even know that makes him a citizen as he was born on a Navy Base. Mitt is the son of some one who was born in Mexico which are the same circumstances as Obama (foreign born father) but they werent. At first I thought it was just partisanism but as I continued to encounter more and more birthers, i see that it is pure racism.

  • Brenda Bergwitz

    Praying for you Mitt Romney & family that you win so you can start help helping our nation

  • julie wilkins

    Mitt Romney proves by his history that he is one of the most qualified candidates to come along for the job of president of the United States for many a long years. A competent and successful business owner and creator, is something we have not had in office for I can’t say how long. Global policy is something that every president struggles with every time. The picture is changing all the time, and unfortunately it’s getting worse. However, without someone at the helm, that can lead us back to prosperity and employment, we will continue to be negotiating from a position of weakness. No country can be successful in that position. We need to make our economy “well” again. That is a very tall and very complicated project, as it took many many problems to get to the point we are at now. Many try to over simplify the issues and the reasons why we are where we are now. It isn’t simple, it would sure be nice if it was but it isn’t and it’s going to take someone with a whole lot of know how to get us back on track. No one, not even Romney can perform an overnight miracle. But if we all start thinking about the health of our country economically and not just about what we will be able to get for ourselves, and realize that it’s going to take every citizen pulling together, WE can accomplish anything. This is America, and our spirit and will to be independent and self sustaining, is what made this country a free nation or a nation at all, in the first place, back when we left the shores of the UK and came here and fought for our liberties. I am hoping and praying one last hope that Romney will be the next president. I say one last hope, because I’m no spring chicken, and I don’t know if I’ll be around to see to the end another term of office if Obama and his drones are in office again. The older one gets, the wider the view of the world and this country becomes. It’s like holding a camera and moving backwards and watching more and more of the picture come into view as the years go by, and what a view it is.

    • Diane Sims

      I see he’s already flown to israel and is in their hip pocket. Wait till he sends your sons to die in Iran for Israel. Wait till gas goes up to $10 a gallon.

      • Buck Ster

        More expensive gas? I’ll take that! Means my oil stocks will rise faster, pay better dividends. Woot

      • specfriggintacular

        Diane – You mean Obama, and the FACT he is spending $117 BILLION in Afghanistan when Bush was spending $47 billion – the FACT that Obama added over 50,000 MORE troops to the war in Afghanistan and went to war with Libya WITHOUT Congressional approval?

        Yes – when you bomb the shit out of another country, that is considered WAR.

        Gas is has already increased substantially since Obama has taken over and it is increasing AGAIN……

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    “Given the precedent set by past seven Presidents and Presidential candidates of releasing multi-year tax returns why is Romney making an exception?” Because he has a lot to hide, apparently.

    He’s the only one that knows what’s in there, and apparently he’s made the judgement that he’s better off having us suspect the worst, rather than us knowing whats in there, which apparently in his mind is worse than anything we’re likely to imagine.

    Possibilities include:

    (1) He ended up with 120 million in his 401K by the trick of agreeing with Bain to grossly undervalue the market value of his stock, then a few years later have the stock get unvalued to the stratosphere.

    (2) He participated in the tax avoidance amnesty program of a few years back, avoiding major tax penalties or prosecution.

    (3) Any one or more of the other borderline legal but very bad smelling tax dodges– “in-kind” trades, “no-risk” trades, no-risk write-offs, the list is almost endless.

    And BTW he HASNT even released all of his 2010 return, he very conveniently left off the foreign investments and deposits form. Very convenient.

    And his argument that it would be “bothersome” to collect the tax data is a crock too– he supposedly collected 23 years of the stuff to show to McCain in 2008.
    Ajay Jain===================================================================================

    Republicans betrayed their own conscience when they went against established Republican principles like the MANDATE over healthcare which was a Heritage foundation issue popularized by Gingrich.

    Obama did more than his share to UNITE but the Republicans were out to oppose for opposing sake and not following any policy or principles. In the famous words of Minority Senate Leader Mitch McConnell the Republicans were out to defeat the Obama agenda even if it went against established Republican policies set by past precedent.

    Mitch McConnell was out to make sure that President Obama remains a one term President and see where it has brought the Congress and its public esteem.

    Gingrich out of his own admission was out to defeat Obama from the day he was sworn in as President.

    You can not justify the Republicans as the “loyal” opposition as is the case in most mature democracies. They have been out to get President Obama by hook or by crook. A leader can meet the opposition half way but can not fold completely to their whims and fantasies like that of the current Tea Party affiliates.

    Republicans will loose in 2012 just like they did in 2008 but with a smaller margin because of the dark money of Billionaires due to Citizens United verdict of the right wing Supreme Court.

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    ” … Mitt Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” the GOP candidate “retroactively” retired from Bain Capital after the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics began. … ”

    No body who has been drawing at LEAST $100,000.00 per year from 1999 to 2002 from Bain Capital “retroactively” retires from Bain Capital AFTER the 2002!!! Then why draw the salary of at LEAST $100,000.00 per year from 1999 to 2002 from Bain Capital if Romney retired from Bain “retroactively” !!!

    ” … Gillespie continued, “He took a leave of absence and, in fact, Candy, he ended up not going back at all and retired retroactively to February of 1999 as a result.” … ”

    However SEC documents show Mitt Romney as sole owner of all shares of Bain Capital. Romney is also shown as CEO, President and Chairman of Board of Bain Capital in 2001 and 2002 then LEGALLY speaking Mitt Romney has been responsible to all that goes on under the banner of Bain Capital. Then to run for Governor of MA Romney sought residency of MA by lieu of his Bain positions. Now either Romney was at the Olympics OR he was at BAIN.

    Only one can be true not BOTH at the same time simultaneously!!! Will the true Willard Mitt Romney stand up and accept ONE thing? Does Romney want to accept untrue SEC filings and be called a Felon or agree that he represented Bain from 1999 to 2002?

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    On Friday the 13th (7/13/2012) the very illusive Mitt Romney gave very defensive interviews to all FIVE networks on a single day at once!! Just a few days ago Mitt Romney said to FOX News that explaining means that you are WEAK. So his five interviews “explaining” his time at Bain were signs of his weakness!!

    Presidential Candidate Mr. Mitt Romney maybe feeling the heat on his role in BAIN Capital, his business experience which was supposed to be his sole criteria for creating jobs and his greatest qualification for running for the American Presidency in the current economy in 2012!

    However SEC documents show Mitt Romney as sole owner of all shares of Bain Capital. Romney is shown as CEO, President and Chairman of Board of Bain Capital in 2001 and 2002 then LEGALLY speaking Mitt Romney has been responsible to all that goes on under the banner of Bain Capital.

    Mitt Romney can not just share the good like job creation from 1999 to 2002 and leave the ugly like Bankruptcies and layoffs behind as if he had nothing to do about them from 1999 to 2002.

    If he really wanted to disassociate himself from Bain Capital he could have resigned and sold all his shares in Bain Capital in February 1999 then it would have been a different matter but to share in the glory of Bain’s job creation accept a salary of $100,000 or MORE (where are the Tax Returns?) for three years and only to refuse to take the responsibility of Bankruptcies and layoffs on his WATCH (1999-2002) is trying to have it both ways and then complaining of playing politics having been caught with his hand in the proverbial Cookie Jar that is the very essence of an ACTIVE LEGAL ROLE in Bain Capital till 2002!! Was Romney getting $100,000.00 or more to do NOTHING for BAIN Capital???

    Mitt Romney will have to face the consequences of this leaving Bain “lie” that Mitt Romney has brought on upon himself. If we keep reminding the Romney campaign of the Bain exit lie and Romney’s ill effects on workers robbing them of their hard earned salaries and life long benefits all the way to November then 7/13/2012 (FRIDAY the 13th) will go down as the turning point of the 2012 Presidential election!

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    Two-Faced Willard

    “I was not responsible for what happened at Bain Capital” – Mitt Romney
    “I was the Sole shareholder, Sole director, Chief executive officer and President of Bain” – Mitt Romney

    “The Arizona immigration policy is a good model” – Mitt Romney
    “I didn’t really support the Arizona immigration policy” – Mitt Romney

    “The Massachusetts healthcare plan should be a model for the nation” – Mitt Romney
    “Healthcare reform should be left to the states” – Mitt Romney

    “Let Detroit go bankrupt” -Mitt Romney
    “I’ll take a lot of credit for saving the auto industry” -Mitt Romney

    “I believe Roe v Wade has gone too far.” – Mitt Romney
    “Roe v Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.” – Mitt Romney

    “I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose.” – Mitt Romney
    “I never really called myself pro-choice.” – Mitt Romney

    “It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.” – Mitt Romney
    “I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and represent our country there.” – Mitt Romney

    “I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.” – Mitt Romney
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    “I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.” – Mitt Romney
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    “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.” – Mitt Romney
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    • specfriggintacular

      if Obama is sooo proud of his college education, why again has he paid MILLIONS to hide it? I mean, it is a logical question when one tries so hard to hide documents that if this were anyone else acquiring a job and touted their college credentials, they would have to prove what they are saying to said employer if they wanted that JOB.

      So – tax returns have been released in the past 70 years either by ZERO or up to 17 yrs. There is no law on tax return releases and there sure as heck is not law on how many years you have to release.

      FYI – How come Obama refuses to release any tax returns prior to 2000? What’s he hiding?

      • Derrick

        ” if Obama is sooo proud of his college education, why again has he paid MILLIONS to hide it ”

        just as I can not walk into your old college or high school and get your records and you cant do the same, They are PRIVATE. The president did not spend a dime to keep them private.

        “? I mean, it is a logical question when one tries so hard to hide documents that if this were anyone else acquiring a job and touted their college credentials, they would have to prove what they are saying to said employer if they wanted that JOB.”:

        again, he did not hide anything, and the problem with your argument is that all these things were submitted to congress, your argument should be that you yourself have not seen them, but the election commission has.

        “FYI – How come Obama refuses to release any tax returns prior to 2000? What’s he hiding?”

        his tax returns from 1993 to 2000 are all public, he released the 3 years prior to his running for state senate, and he released all his tax returns up till the current year.

        by the way, you really shouldnt make that argument when Mitt has only released ONE year, what is he hiding ?

        you thought Obama only released 12 years and your argument is “what is he hiding in year 13”, but you dont have a problem with Mitt only releasing one year.

        you are extremely bias

      • specfriggintacular

        Actually – Obama has factually paid a lot of money to keep his college records from being released, or should I say “leeked” like Bush’s were or McCain’s were, or even Governor Rick Perry’s were.

        Odd how Conservative Candidates college records can be found via the media but Obama’s cannot? Why do you suppose that is.

        And, yes I am aware that one cannot access another persons college records WITHOUT that persons permission. So, why is Obama refusing to grant permission to release said records?

        As for his submission to Congress on his college records – WRONG! Neither was his birth certificate, they simply took his word on it. I am not a birther, but those are the facts.

        As for tax records and releases – thanks for going there. You really believe that the 85+% Democrat state of Massachusetts did not get ahold of Romney’s tax returns prior to him running in 2002?

        Come on- they even tried to have him disqualified based on his tax return that they though he was claiming to be a resident of Utah versus a resident of Massachusetts.

        Romney also released 23 years to McCain in 2008 – so I suppose the argument turns around on you in that you are just upset because YOU have not seen Romney’s tax returns but the GOP has as well as other candidates form the past/or future.

        What I do know is this – Romney pays taxes on money he has already paid taxes on once before. The IRS has come out publicly and stated that Romney has factually paid all taxes he is legally obligated to pay.

        That is all I need to know – as long as he is not a $3 MILLION tax evader like Al Sharpton or stated he is too stupid to do his own taxes and blame the tens of thousands he owes in back taxes on TURBO TAX- Tim Geithner – then I need not say more.

        Actually – I do not give a damn about Obama’s tax returns as long as he pays his taxes. I do not give a damn about Romney’s tax returns as long as he pays his taxes – which the IRS has verified he has.

        That is THEIR MONEY and NONE of my business what they do with it or how they spend it as long as it is legal – which as far as I know they are both dealing with their money LEGALLY!

        I suppose one could flip this around and ask about your bias and why it is you support Obama and his refusal to WILLING pay more in taxes while demeaning Romney and the millions he pays in taxes on top of the taxes he already paid on that money.

        Romney bad for paying double taxes on his money – Obama good for taking every deduction he can on the money he earned while demanding others to pay more.

        Again with the Hypocrisy, which is the entire basis of my argument.

      • Derrick

        “Actually – Obama has factually paid a lot of money to keep his college records from being released, or should I say “leeked” like Bush’s were or McCain’s were, or even Governor Rick Perry’s were. ”

        so you just lied, Bush, McCain and Perry all had their college transcripts LEAKED. they did not have them released. They did not have to pay to hide them because they were private

        your only argument to Obama having paid money is the simple fact that his havent been leaked.

        HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA H AH AH AH, that is hilarious.

        “And, yes I am aware that one cannot access another persons college records WITHOUT that persons permission. So, why is Obama refusing to grant permission to release said records? ”

        not a single person you mentioned about has released their College records to the public, we have various pieces of each because someone stole them, not because they released them, so why not ask them to releases them. Mitt Romney hasnt released his at all and they havent leaked either so why arent you asking him to release them ?

        but unlike you, i will actually answer the question. It is because no one cares. There is a very small minority that does not believe Obama or Harvard when he says he was in the top 10% of his class(or what ever it was), to say they are lying is to include a couple of hundred people in a conspiracy before they even knew this man would be president, it would have to mean Harvard lied about his GPA when he was even up for being president of the Harvard law review.

        “As for tax records and releases – thanks for going there. You really believe that the 85+% Democrat state of Massachusetts did not get ahold of Romney’s tax returns prior to him running in 2002?

        Come on- they even tried to have him disqualified based on his tax return that they though he was claiming to be a resident of Utah versus a resident of Massachusetts. ”

        Mitt Released his own tax return. I also have no clue how that proves your point in anyway.

        “I suppose one could flip this around and ask about your bias and why it is you support Obama and his refusal to WILLING pay more in taxes while demeaning Romney and the millions he pays in taxes on top of the taxes he already paid on that money.

        Romney bad for paying double taxes on his money – Obama good for taking every deduction he can on the money he earned while demanding others to pay more.

        Again with the Hypocrisy, which is the entire basis of my argument ”

        there is so much ignorance in that argument

        1. YOU are the one who attacked Obama for his tax returns. If you did not care, you never would have made the argument, but you did so you do.

        2. He does not willingly pay less taxes with loop holes, you have yet to even prove he uses loop holes, your basing your entire argument against Obama on something that you cant even prove.

        3. Mitt pays 14% in taxes, you can slice that however you want.

        this may be my last response, your entire comment seems to simply be a generic republican response instead of a genuine reply, its almost as if you are typing from some little script.

        You dont even back up what you say, its sad.

  • Ken Parsons

    “It’s the economy, stupid” Bill Clinton’s campaign mantra… Are we better off? Has ANY of Obama’s policies lowered the deficit or borrowing? Has any of Obama’s actions brought unemployment down in any real sense, Has Obama’s “Bank of Washington” given hundreds of millions to his solar company friends who then went bankrupt done the taxpayers who funded these give aways any good whatsoever? Has any of the hundreds of millions spent by the Obama’s on vacations (including paying for large numbers of friends to join them) shown any connection to reality.
    “It’s the economy, stupid” People, please, don’t let the Liberals divert attention from this. If the liberals were ever going to believe anything, it would have started when the Birth Certificate was proven to be a fraud – who CARES is he is a citizen of the US… that can come out after the election. Right now…” It’s the Economy, Stupid ”
    Does having a President who has a track record of success make sense. Or would you rather another 4 years of “Hope and Change” bad judgment at best. Mr. Obama may actually believe his own BO, but the economy doesn’t lie. Reagan took over a tanking U.S. in 1980, did not blame Carter and by the end of his first 4 years we were better off. Obama’s first 4 years has seen our national debt rise higher than all previous Presidents before him combined.
    “it is the Economy, Stupid” When the liberals figure out that THEY are on the hit list for losses that will put them in economy class, when they see their fortunes evaporate, when they realize that there won’t be any money to fund all their liberal warm fuzzies – then they will understand and say to themselves “It’s the Economy Stupid”. You will never get them to admit anything else – but you can help them see that “It’s the Economy, Stupid”.

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  • Sam

    Just an FYI to all of you who think Romney is a true Christian….read the Book Of Mormon! It is not a christian religion like Methodist or Baptist….it is not even as Christian as Roman Catholic. It is a made up religion based on Joseph Smith hearing an angel tell him where the Book Of Mormon was buried. The book explains how Jesus actually lived in America, and God lives on a planet in outer space. So….if you want a real Christian, Obama is the only Christian in the race. ( You know Paul Ryan is Roman Catholic right? )

    • specfriggintacular

      Good Gad Sam – please run along and sue the shit out of your Union Teachers and the Depart of Education for screwing you out of a proper education. I mean, at least do the tax payers a favor and force them to RE EDUCATE you properly.

      You can disagree with Mormonism all day long, but it is a FACT that Mormonism was derived from Christianity…. here, let me help you out honey- you poor thing:

      “…the predominant religious tradition of the Latter Day Saint movement. This movement was founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. beginning in the 1820s as a form of Christian primitivism.;” which “is the belief that Christianity should be restored along the lines of what is known about the apostolic early church, which restorationists see as the search for a more pure and more ancient form of the religion.”

      but Sam – thanks a million for your BIGOTED view of Mormonism.

  • Howard A. Johnson

    When your as rich as Romeny was in 1995, giving a measily $1 million to your alma-mater is not a donation, it’s a tax write off. The rich do this all the time….to avoid paying taxes on it! Now, lets talk about those off shore accounts and how much money Romeny has squirrled away there! Hiding money so you don’t have to pay taxes on it is the same as STEALING from the American taxpayer!

    • Josh Jones

      My money belongs to me not the “taxpayers” 😦

      You socialists keep playing the same broken record. NO country has ever taxed itself into prosperity, period.

      You want to talk about STEALING the taxpayers money, start talking about Solyndra and other government boondoggle.

    • specfriggintacular

      Howard – how much money has Obama given to his alma mater? Prior to running for the Presidency, Obama gave a mere `1% to charity. Not a very giving person to those who need it most unless he is stealing from someone to give to another for political expediency.

      PS – spare me your BS with Obama and his money for Michelle was making over $300,000 in Chicago while kicking poor people out of her hospital and sending them to other clinics and hospitals who would take the poor/indigent.

      PATHETIC!

  • David Draper

    I’m not surprised no one noticed this, but the Faux article describes the Obamas’ donations and income from…..are you paying attention?…..a 4-year period, meaning they averaged an income of $300,000 a year, and charitable donations of $3,000 a year. So yes, it’s 1% of their income over that time, but no, they weren’t making anywhere near the money Romney was.

    If you actually want to compare apples to apples, 2010, the only year that Romney will discuss, saw him making $21,700,000, as compared to $1,728,096 for the Obamas. Romney donated 13.73% of his income to charity that year, the Obamas donated 14.2% of their income – roughly the same percentage, although Romney did earn over 10 times as much money. Mr Obama also donated the entirety of his Nobel Prize money to charity, which was $1.4 million. This was donated directly from the foundation to the charities, and therefore not counted as income, but it been accounted as income and then donated it would have brought Obama’s charitable donations to 50% of his income. Feel free to read more here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/18/president-obama-and-vice-president-biden-s-tax-returns-and-tax-receipts

    I know that’s a lot to read, but that is the actual truth, and not the kind of rhetorical nonsense you see floating around. If you are Christian, remember that truth and concern for the welfare of your fellow man are always going to be primary concerns. Spreading misinformation does not help you, your neighbors, or your country.

    • specfriggintacular

      Oh David….. how sad of you honey!

      #1. How much Obama has given to charity over the years is 100% relevant. Did he only donate more to charity because of political expediency or was he always a charitable person. Fact is, Obama was only charitable when he realized he need to be in order to obtain a higher political office. = Obama is a fraud and is factually only charitable with OTHER peoples money!!

      #2. You see, what you PURPOSELY “forget” to tell people is that the $21.7 million Romney made in 2010, 100% was off of investments. He did not have a factual income.

      What ever does that mean you ask? Well, it means that Romney has already paid the higher % rate on that money and is now being taxed AGAIN for making a return on the investment.

      If we take the Romney’s charity of $3+ million and base it off of his income- he gave 100% to charity seeing as he did not make an income. If we take the $3+ million at face value and base it off of his investment income- Romney gave 13.8%.

      #3. What you also FAIL to post is just exactly how much did your boys VP give to charity again? Why, the Biden’s gave a big ol whoppin’ 1% …. yes, the IDIOT who said we need to pay more in taxes because it is PATRIOTIC can only muster 1% to give to charity.

      • Derrick

        your argument is that mitt romney is worth 250+ million and gave 3 million dollars

        and Barack was at the time worth less than 100,000 dollars and gave 3,000. that is a great argument, LOL not.

        thats what makes it hilarious, you actually believe what you type, or some how believe it makes mitt a better person

        And just to be clear, im not knocking mitt for giving that little of an amount by contrast, im knocking you for not understanding the difference between making 4 million a year from stock which is considered unearned income vs what you actually typed which is he made nothing. Im knocking you for not understanding that a person making less money percentage wise is spending far more money to stay afloat. Obama could not just give money to charity as he had to worry about a mortgage and sending 2 daughters to school as well as spending his own money on campaigning. that 100,000 dollars he was making in a year covers that, but they dont have much left over, where as mitt by contract has the same expenses by 40X’s the income there for he can give more.

      • specfriggintacular

        Well Derrick, why let’s discuss incomes- shall we?

        Obama was worth less than $100,000? In what decade are YOU referencing? Michelle Obama alone was making over $300,000 for years working for a Chicago hospital; therefore, your argument right there is an EPIC failure.

        We are speaking %’s here, not amounts. Obama can only be making $100,000 (which is BS, but I will play along) and he still was not giving the typical 10% to charity.

        Also, Romney’s net worth is anywhere from $150-$250 million. Why the big difference? Because most of his wealth is tied up in investments and other retirement portfolios that are contingent on the market and the companies successes he has invested in.

        Romney, ANNUALLY gives millions to charity off of money he has already paid regular taxes on ONCE before; and, he pays said charity off of no actual income, rather the money he makes annually comes from his investments.

        I love how all you Liberals HATE on success; of course, unless it is a Democrat who has someone else WRITE HIS BOOK and then plays it off as HIS writing; only to make millions and then claim HE EARNED IT……..

        So, in short Obama is allowed to be a millionaire off of the American Capitalist society but Romney is wrong for doing the exact same thing.

        I am curious, Derrik – on on earth can Obama stand up there and claim people like him should be paying more taxes and stop using all the loop holes when he himself TAKES SAID LOOP HOLES and deductions? Should he NOT lead by example?

        How come he does not WILLINGLY pay more in taxes?

        Oh, he is a Democrat so he is immune for the rules he wants to enforce on others – got it!

        Double Standards and Hypocrisy – Democrat is Thy Name!!!

      • Derrick

        I wrote a really long reply to you, but it seems it didnt go threw.

        basically, you spent 4 paragraphs saying i attacked success when I never did. You seem like a genuine person, if you honestly believe some liberals attack success, then you should have a conversation with them and tell them why it is you believe that, but I did not attack success, so why even bring it up other than to start another argument ?

        also, the article it self says Michelle and Barack only made 1.2 million dollars for the combined 5 years or 2000,2001,2002,2003 and 2004. thats 240,000 dollars.

        as for your lead by example argument, thats like saying you should smoke weed just because you think its legal.

        i know these are 2 different arguments, but they principle is the same. However, my next statement is simple, what loophole did they use ? they paid 23% in taxes this year if i am correct.

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  • tommierayel

    wrong numbers….Obama gave around 20% to charity…..a bit higher % than Romney gave. They both seem to be decent men. Just another case of people distorting the facts (lying) to make the other candidate look bad rather than discussing issues and policy. Sad sad sad. I wish BOTH sides would stick to the issues and stop all this silliness!

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  • spencer

    but he is wealthy and successful and that is bad. Romney is evil. EvvvvvilllllllL!!!!!! Socialist for president 2012!!!

  • tobie1

    Wow! why don’t all of us just think what is best for AMERICA. Facts are facts, and we have a 16T debit that our children will have to pay we have 23 million people out of work, and we get many broken promises from our politicians. I think both President Obama and Mitt Romney are very good people with diffrent ideas to run this Country. I do favor Mitt Romney because of his business knowledge and experience. I think he is a fine person and a concerned citizen that truly wants to help this Country. President Obama inherited a big problem, and although he tried, he could not fix it. His own words said if he could not fix, he would be a one term Pres. Maybe It’s time to let someone else give it a try. Just a note, I believe in the FAIR tax and I believe a FAIR tax program would eliminate the IRS, and make the 45% of Americans who do not pay taxes, pay their fair share when they purchase goods. This 45% would spend money on products, and It will add to the treasury, and that would be an extra 45% we do not get now

  • Michael J Dalterio

    When he donated his inheritance of $1 million, what was his net worth?

    • specfriggintacular

      Who cares!? He donated $1 million and you are actually going to bitch and pick it apart?

      But on top of him donating his inheritance – he gives over $2 MILLION to charity per year while he brings in ZERO INCOME…..

      Let me know if you need for me to explain to you why that above statement is important – you know, why he is taxed TWICE on money he has already once paid taxes on to which he still gives $2 million per year to charity.

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