Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Mitt Romney Similar Ethics To Wise Guys & Sopranos &Cher & Kathy Griffin Don't Let Romney Turn Back Time On Women's Rights & Romney On Abortion & The Apocalypse

Mitt Romney & Tony Soprano Have similar Ethics Concerning Business-via Huffington Post , Nov. 5,2012.

Published on Nov 2, 2012 by SchlepLabs
Cher and Kathy Griffin on Mitt's efforts to turn back time on women in the latest video from the Actually... series. When lies go unchecked, we all lose. Actually.org spreads the truth, because the truth matters—even in politics. Our team calls 'em like they see 'em, and we hope you'll support the truth by sharing Actually.org videos before Election Day. Actually... is a partnership between American Bridge and JCER. Schlep Labs is a project of JCER. Actually... was produced by Amy Rubin at Barnacle Studios http://blog.barnacle.is

Mitt’s religious rant goes viral

Romney's blustering defense of his faith shows the candidate's temper VIDEO By Zachary Bell /a>

In 2007, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sat down with Jan Mikelson, the conservative radio host of WHO-Iowa. After Mikelson challenged Romney on abortion, Gov. Romney used the off-air interlude to vehemently defend himself and his religion. Released on Wednesday, the video has tallied over 1.5 million views. Throughout the campaign Romney has refused to discuss his religion in depth. No doubt that was a conscious decision but it carried the risk, in
the digital age, that something he had said in the past would define it for him.

Mitt Romneys Crazy Apocalyptic Beliefs

Published on Nov 5, 2012 by Thunderf00t Mitt Romneys has some pretty crazy beliefs about the end of the world. My mommy always told me to keep religious nutters away from nuclear weapons, and that his was a policy you should start at home!

Mitt Romney's Bain Capital Dodged $102 Million In Taxes By Using Dutch Tax Loophole, Newspaper Writes by Eline Gordts at Huffington Post Nov. 5, 2012

Bain Capital avoided about €80 million (or $102 million) in taxes by using a financial loophole in the Netherlands, according to a HuffPost translation of an article in the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant Monday.

De Volkskrant and the website Follow the Money claim that by routing its 2004 investments in the Irish pharmaceutical company Warner Chilcott through the Netherlands, Bain was able to dodge dividends and capital gains taxes. Financial adviser Jos Peters estimates that the loophole allowed Bain to save about $102 million.

In 2009, 4 years after investing in Warner Chilcott, Bain moved the company's seat from Bermuda to the Netherlands to evade possible stricter tax laws on the island, De Volkskrant explains.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide summarized what happened next:

Then two years ago, Bain registered its interest in Warner Chilcott with the private Dutch company Alter Domus, which provides administrative services for multinational corporations and investment funds. If a Dutch company owns more than five percent of the shares in another company, then that other company is exempt from paying taxes on all capital gains.

Through exemptions like that and a host of other complicated tax treaties, the Netherlands offers huge tax breaks to companies like Bain, which is reported to have evaded 80 million euros in dividend taxes by running through the Netherlands.

"We are world champion in participants exemptions," Dutch financial adviser Jos Peters told De Volkskrant.

Follow The Money explained that Mitt Romney had left Bain in 1999 to run the Olympics in Salt Lake City, but his retirement package allowed him to participate in Bain deals and thus share in the profits. (It's also not clear that he did, in fact, leave in 1999.)

Jesse Frederik, who wrote the article in De Volkskrant, clarified in a comment to the The Political Wire:

Just to be clear: Romney didn't avoid $80 million in Irish dividend withholding taxes, but a Bain fund he invests in. The Bain fund also avoided an unknown amount (probably tens of millions) of Irish capital gains tax. Romney received $2,1 million in dividends from the fund in 2010/2011 and $5,5 million in capital gains.

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