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(Bloomberg)   You might have noticed Mitt Romney skipped Italy on his big "I love Europe" tour. You'll never guess why. Hint: It involves Bain Capital, privatization, and tax dodging   (bloomberg.com) divider line 19
    More: Obvious, Mitt Romney, Italy, Europe, Politics of Italy, document review, leveraged buyouts, Mario Draghi, La Repubblica  
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2012-08-06 03:54:07 PM  
5 votes:
He'll be completely different if we elect him. He won't break into our houses at night and wreck up the place, or sell our children's organs to zoos for meat.
2012-08-06 01:55:20 PM  
4 votes:
I figured it was because it was filled with dark-skinned Italians and everyone knows Mormons can't touch them without getting their soul dirty.
2012-08-06 03:58:05 PM  
3 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Italians sound like whiners in TFA:

"waaaaah, we sold you an asset too cheaply, then overpaid you when we bought it back!!! No fair!!"

As usual, sounds like Bain did nothing wrong except make a savvy business deal.


Exactly. It's not a crime if Government officials with a financial stake in your deal are helping you do it.
2012-08-06 05:51:57 PM  
2 votes:
TAXES ARE FOR QUEERS


VOTE ROMNEY 2012
2012-08-06 04:25:17 PM  
2 votes:

qorkfiend: He'll be completely different if we elect him. He won't break into our houses at night and wreck up the place, or sell our children's organs to zoos for meat.


AROOO!

/And his vice president will be the headless body of Spiro Agnew.
2012-08-06 05:56:44 PM  
1 votes:

Bungles: TAXES ARE FOR QUEERS


VOTE ROMNEY 2012


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2012-08-06 05:36:21 PM  
1 votes:

Riothamus: So what you're saying is that both sides are bad, and you're implying that we should vote Republican?


Yes. Yes, that's EXACTLY it!

/LOL
2012-08-06 05:32:29 PM  
1 votes:

Isitoveryet: randomjsa: You might have noticed that Romney skipped 90% of the countries in Europe on his tour. It might have something to do with being busy and not having time to do more.

And quite frankly, I don't really give a damn what most of Europe thinks anyway.

And if you live in Europe, I fully expect you not to give a damn what most of America thinks of you.

do you think he shystered all those other countries as well?


North Korea is probably the only country Romney hasn't shafted on taxes.
2012-08-06 05:30:03 PM  
1 votes:

theorellior: lennavan: I do believe today is the first day in Fark.com history randomjsa utilized an actual fact in one of his arguments and indeed, it was persuasive.

libbynomore2 is a female, I believe.


Oh shiat, not only did randomjsa post a factually based, persuasive argument but in response, I was the one making incorrect assumptions? I can't handle any more of this, I think the room is spinning.
2012-08-06 05:26:50 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: I do believe today is the first day in Fark.com history randomjsa utilized an actual fact in one of his arguments and indeed, it was persuasive.


libbynomore2 is a female, I believe.
2012-08-06 05:26:08 PM  
1 votes:

andrewagill: Who stole it from The Simpsons.


Considering that Futurama and The Simpsons were created by the same guy, is it really stealing?

justtray: Exactly, evading taxes isn't wrong if you're savvy.


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2012-08-06 05:01:20 PM  
1 votes:
biatches, please! He went to Poland. When you match up Poland vs. Italy, Poland wins every time.

//Really, we're upset he skipped Italy? That's like visiting Africa and skipping Malawi.

///You always skip Malawi. I'm not even sure Malawi is a real place.
2012-08-06 04:59:05 PM  
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: too f*cking funny. well, not funny ha ha, but 'funny'.


mmmmm hmmmmm

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2012-08-06 04:53:55 PM  
1 votes:
He'll retroactively retire from Bain in 1996 so he doesn't have any responsibility for this. Nice try libs...
2012-08-06 04:38:46 PM  
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: And romney, to the extent he personally profited from the deal, would have paid taxes in the US. TFA mentions nothing about taxation of Romneys comp or profits related to this transaction.


I know. It's a pity there is no way to ever get to the bottom of what Romney paid in US taxes, because if there were, he could just shut these libs up.

And then think how much egg would be on their faces!
2012-08-06 04:30:42 PM  
1 votes:

sdd2000: Let me google that for you Link and Link


Wha? I googled "Link and Link" and it it didn't help.

Wait....

you're not one of those "evolutionismists", are you?
2012-08-06 04:03:22 PM  
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Italians sound like whiners in TFA:

"waaaaah, we sold you an asset too cheaply, then overpaid you when we bought it back!!! No fair!!"

As usual, sounds like Bain did nothing wrong except make a savvy business deal.


Exactly, evading taxes isn't wrong if you're savvy.
2012-08-06 04:02:46 PM  
1 votes:
[Ominous Voiceover, see if we can get NICK TATE]: Mitt Romney wants to represent America to the world. He expects that he can negotiate peace treaties all over the world, but because of Mitt Romney's shady dealings, there are some countries that he's not even allowed to set foot in...

[This shiat just writes itself]
2012-08-06 02:52:53 PM  
1 votes:
The TLDR version for the Ritalin dependant among us:

The Italian government was selling off the state owned Yellow pages business. Bain bought 60% of it in 1997 for about 800 Million Euros, then in that special way they seem to have, turned around and re-sold it back to the Italian Telephone company for about 16 BILLLION Euros, or 25x what they paid for it in early 2000 (and more that all the entire acquiring company is worth today). This screamingly high price could possibly be explained by either a) the Internet Bubble or b) the fact that some very power Italian government types had shares in the company. Either way, the important thing for our purposes is that B&Co, and Romney (who may have earned $50 mil personally on the deal) appear to have paid no taxes in the US or Italy on the windfall profits.
 
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