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(Washington Post)   Romney: Both Big Business' and I keep most of our money in foreign banks to avoid taxes. But trust me, if elected we'll totally cut that out   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-08-24 08:41:33 AM  
Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2012-08-24 08:43:38 AM  
Finally! With all the distractions, it's good to see the Mittinator getting back to economic issues!
 
2012-08-24 08:46:14 AM  

BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?


Yep. I'm not sure that chicken feels the same way though.
 
2012-08-24 08:52:59 AM  

BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?


Actually? Yea you are in spite of yourself.
Government != Business.
 
2012-08-24 08:53:11 AM  
big businesses in the U.S. were "doing fine" in part because they get advantages from offshore tax havens.

I love, love, love this guy. I love him so much I want to have little calculators with him.
 
2012-08-24 08:58:33 AM  

sno man: Government != Business.


Business == People (according to conservatives)
People == Government (definition of democracy)
Business == Government (proof of the error in your logic)

On behalf of humanity, I accept your apology.
 
2012-08-24 09:25:41 AM  

BillCo: community organizer


Drink!
 
2012-08-24 09:26:08 AM  
I would assert that most Americans think they should enjoy the rights, privileges, and benefits of living here without paying the taxes necessary to support the country. They possess an inflated view of what their contributions, in taxes or by personal effort, really mean to society.

- Witness the yearly deficit and the national debt.
- Note those who find the Social Security system paying out large returns in comparison to actual contributions logical.
- Notice how gung-ho our armchair patriots are to wage war but have no desire to enlist themselves (or pay for it).
- Etc.

All that really gets covered in politics, or by chain email is the subject of whom we should deny the benefits of living here rather than honestly addressing how to pay for them.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-24 09:32:42 AM  

BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?


Yes, we can tax evade our way to a better economy. Why produce anything when you can get rich through loopholes?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-24 09:34:53 AM  

Lucky LaRue: sno man: Government != Business.

Business == People (according to conservatives)
People == Government (definition of democracy)
Business == Government (proof of the error in your logic)

On behalf of humanity, I accept your apology.


That looks just like the posts they guy who shot Giffords was making. It makes about as much sense too.
 
2012-08-24 09:35:13 AM  

BillCo: I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man


Let's see. Started business with 37M of other peoples money(some possibly Sandinista), managed to lose most of that and got a 10M FEDERAL loan when Bain was about to bankrupt. If you can't make money under those circumstances then you should be behind the counter at McD's(NTTAWWT).
 
2012-08-24 09:39:56 AM  
The take away from this is that businesses are doing fine. Despite four years of scream of rage that business weren't doing fine, Mitt has assured me that they are fine. With that being the case why not give President Obama four more years? Mitt says that businesses are fine, a lot of people say the election isn't about Mitt being a turd-bag but the economy. So vote President Obama. Businesses are fine.
 
2012-08-24 09:42:09 AM  

vpb: BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?

Yes, we can tax evade our way to a better economy. Why produce anything when you can get rich through loopholes?


It's done wonders for the Greek economy.
 
2012-08-24 09:42:13 AM  

vpb:
That looks just like the posts they guy who shot Giffords was making. It makes about as much sense too.


Everyone told me you were too stupid to have a conversation with, but I said, "No! Nobody can be that stupid! Everyone has something meaningful to say once in a while!"

Thanks for making me a liar, asshole.
 
2012-08-24 09:51:50 AM  

Lucky LaRue: vpb:
That looks just like the posts they guy who shot Giffords was making. It makes about as much sense too.

Everyone told me you were too stupid to have a conversation with, but I said, "No! Nobody can be that stupid! Everyone has something meaningful to say once in a while!"

Thanks for making me a liar, asshole.


Given the recent flood of enlightening and thought provoking articles and comments around here, I suspect his sarcasm detector might need an adjustment.... I came *this* close to mine needing adjustment there.
 
2012-08-24 09:57:51 AM  
It takes a crook to fix a crooked system.

RMoney 2012.
 
2012-08-24 09:59:23 AM  

BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?


Damn shame none of the republicans are actually good at business tho.
 
2012-08-24 09:59:54 AM  
Why should we trust someone who doesn't trust America enough to keep his money here, and instead has vested interest in other nations?
 
2012-08-24 10:01:29 AM  
BillCo: You may want to ask folks from Mass or who attended the UMaine system how his "business experience" panned out with his treatment of tax dollars....
 
2012-08-24 10:02:48 AM  
Money can move from country to country a hell of a lot more readily than people can, and no amount of wharr about "making corporations pay their fair share" or "closing loopholes" is going to change that.

A smart business has figured out ten ways around any tax your favorite congressmember has proposed, usually before it even comes up for a vote.

The only way you win is not to play the game. You want to separate the capitalists from the rent-seekers and weasels? Zero out business taxes and subsidies.
 
2012-08-24 10:10:25 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Thanks for making me a liar, asshole.


No, your post was pretty dumb.

Businesses are comprised of people.

People form the government.

Therefore, businesses are the government.

Yeah, that's just dumb. Running a government means that your primary goal is to serve your community as best you can, and you're not out to make a profit. Running a business means that you're out to make as big of a profit that you can. Two fundamentally different goals.
 
2012-08-24 10:31:31 AM  

Gulper Eel: Money can move from country to country a hell of a lot more readily than people can, and no amount of wharr about "making corporations pay their fair share" or "closing loopholes" is going to change that.

A smart business has figured out ten ways around any tax your favorite congressmember has proposed, usually before it even comes up for a vote.

The only way you win is not to play the game. You want to separate the capitalists from the rent-seekers and weasels? Zero out business taxes and subsidies.


I always thought corporations should pay 0% tax. Not to far off what they pay anyways. Might as well make it official. Tax the farkers extracting the money from the companies at high rates. Taxes should be for people only based on their personal wealth.

If Romney bought this:

www.rugrag.com

The Government should have gotten a taste and a better taste than 15%. 40% would be more like it.
 
2012-08-24 10:44:47 AM  
The economy is in shambles. It's only alive because we have fast printing presses.

We need a successful businessman like Romney to fix our economy! We need someone with the balls to lay off half the government off, and outsource their jobs to India or China. Then we need him to split the government up and sell it off to private companies. Finally, with the windfall of profits he makes for the US government, he can work the magic and protect the government's money by storing it in offshore accounts, away from the government.
There is no question, Romney is the most qualified for this task.
 
2012-08-24 10:47:05 AM  

mrshowrules: The Government should have gotten a taste and a better taste than 15%. 40% would be more like it.


Far as I know there are no states with a zero property tax, so unless I'm missing something he's paying a state and/or local government something every year. Which is as it should be. Localities and states should be first in line when it comes to property taxes.
 
2012-08-24 10:59:14 AM  

Gulper Eel: mrshowrules: The Government should have gotten a taste and a better taste than 15%. 40% would be more like it.

Far as I know there are no states with a zero property tax, so unless I'm missing something he's paying a state and/or local government something every year. Which is as it should be. Localities and states should be first in line when it comes to property taxes.


Not talking property tax. Replace house with private jet if you want. If he's getting enough money in his pocket to buy this stuff, the Feds should be getting their beak wetter when the capital is withdrawn from the corporations.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-24 11:21:06 AM  

Lucky LaRue: vpb:
That looks just like the posts they guy who shot Giffords was making. It makes about as much sense too.

Everyone told me you were too stupid to have a conversation with, but I said, "No! Nobody can be that stupid! Everyone has something meaningful to say once in a while!"

Thanks for making me a liar, asshole.


The funny thing is that I'm not kidding.

Look at the last one especially
 
2012-08-24 11:44:58 AM  

BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?


Deflection? Bill, you always did that right. And tired, you do tired very well.
 
2012-08-24 11:47:22 AM  

Aarontology: Why should we trust someone who doesn't trust America enough to keep his money here, and instead has vested interest in other nations?


Well since we haven't seen his taxes, it is technically possible he keeps most of his money in America.

/I tried to type that with a straight face.
 
2012-08-24 11:48:16 AM  
Dear Mr Romney,

F**K. YOU.

With hate,

Taxpaying Americans

/also, a threads**t from BillCo? Been awhile, now F**K OFF back to your hole.
 
2012-08-24 11:49:00 AM  
nicedeb.files.wordpress.com

Seen leaving the scene.
 
2012-08-24 11:49:16 AM  
Sounds like he's saying the private sector is doing fine.
 
2012-08-24 11:50:09 AM  
Wow. Nice one there, Mitt... "We are supporting our country by giving OTHER countries taxes.". That'll win over them swing voters for sure.
 
2012-08-24 11:50:10 AM  

BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?


Oh Bill, you're just cute as a button. Is the chicken just a pile of bloody feathers? Because that's impressive.
 
2012-08-24 11:50:47 AM  
"They get the loans they need, they can deal with all the regulation. They know how to find ways to get through the tax code, save money by putting various things in the places where there are low tax havens around the world for their businesses."

How do you know this Romney?

Speaking of which, we would like to see your tax returns.
 
2012-08-24 11:51:06 AM  
He didn't build those tax havens, government did.
 
2012-08-24 11:51:18 AM  

Imperialism: Sounds like he's saying the private sector is doing fine.


So that would mean Obama is doing it right? Romney just endorsed Obama's running of the economy?

Game over!
 
2012-08-24 11:52:30 AM  

Cletus C.: He didn't build those tax havens, government did.


So less regulation will make things better?
 
2012-08-24 11:52:32 AM  

BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country sending tax money to other countries, thereby helping their economies at the expense of ours when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?


FTFY

I don't expect you to understand it though, I've seen the intellectual quality of your posts here, but maybe someone there on the Long Term Care Ward can explain it to you just before the next round of meds are due...
 
2012-08-24 11:52:54 AM  

NateGrey: [nicedeb.files.wordpress.com image 850x566]

Seen leaving the scene.


still on that "Wave Runners are the playthings of the fabulously wealthy" kick, I see
 
2012-08-24 11:53:37 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Lucky LaRue: Thanks for making me a liar, asshole.

No, your post was pretty dumb.

Businesses are comprised of people.

People form the government.

Therefore, businesses are the government.

Yeah, that's just dumb. Running a government means that your primary goal is to serve your community as best you can, and you're not out to make a profit. Running a business means that you're out to make as big of a profit that you can. Two fundamentally different goals.


I think it was sarcasm and referencing Citizens United that a company IS a person.
 
2012-08-24 11:53:59 AM  
FTA: Creating a potential headache for his campaign, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said big businesses in the U.S. were "doing fine" in part because they get advantages from offshore tax havens.

Once again, Mitt Romney proves that he is a glorious mixture of Gordon Gekko and Paulie Walnuts.
 
2012-08-24 11:55:42 AM  

BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?


You sound tired Bill.

I would love to take Rmoneymoney's word on how good at business he is, but you already know why I cant.
 
2012-08-24 11:56:04 AM  

BillCo: [threadshiat]


And again an absurd right-wing troll successfully pisses in the well and ruins it for everybody right off the bat....
 
2012-08-24 11:56:10 AM  

impaler: How do you know this Romney?

Speaking of which, we would like to see your tax returns.


www.thepresidentialcandidates.us 

2009 Is the one that would be interesting.
 
2012-08-24 11:56:14 AM  

Diogenes: BillCo: community organizer

Drink!


Must not play, this week been freeper hell and we have months to go.
 
2012-08-24 11:56:30 AM  
Money before country! It is so noble to skirt your tax liability, even though you have SPECIAL RIGHTS and lower taxes than working stiffs.
 
2012-08-24 11:56:52 AM  
The bloated military budget has almost doubled since 2003, and Ryan's plan calls for increasing it even more.

It's great to be a military contractor in the USA. Life has never been better.
 
2012-08-24 11:57:17 AM  

Raharu: BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?

You sound tired Bill.

I would love to take Rmoneymoney's word on how good at business he is, but you already know why I cant.


could someone 'splain the "you sound tired" meme? I am usually pretty up on what the kids are saying but this one slipped past my radar
 
2012-08-24 11:57:19 AM  

BillCo: Where does this guy get off? I mean, why would we want an incredibly successful business man with years of experience running the country when we can have one of the best community organizers on the planet. I would much rather be organized that successful.

/amidoinitrite?


Romney just said that big business is doing fine. FTFA: "Big business is doing fine in many places," Romney said during a campaign fundraiser Thursday. Weren't you really upset with Obama said the exact same thing like 2 months ago?

Oh, look
Three examples of your hypocrisy showed up
in a 5-second google search

So which is it? Is the private sector doing fine or not? Is your boy Romney wrong, or is Obama maybe not mismanaging the economy as badly as you pretend? You can't have it both ways.
 
2012-08-24 11:57:57 AM  

NallTWD: Dear Mr Romney,

F**K. YOU.

With hate,

Taxpaying Americans

/also, a threads**t from BillCo? Been awhile, now F**K OFF back to your hole.


you know, speaking of trolls, we haven't seen Skinnyhead in a while. Hope he's OK. maybe he's in solitary.
 
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