Mitt Romney, Wall Street’s Candidate, is the ONLY candidate on either side whose top 5 largest contributors are Wall Street firms:
Goldman Sachs: $367,200
Credit Suisse Group: $203,750
Morgan Stanley: $199,800
HIG Capital: $186,500
It’s little wonder that Mitt Romney, the cofounder of private-equity firm Bain Capital, has banked more than $1.1 million from the financial-services industry for his presidential run. Romney still has strong ties to Wall Street, and each year his own bank account benefits to the tune of millions of dollars, per his retirement agreement with Bain.
1. Romney likes to fire people, New Hampshire, January 2012:
“I like being able to fire people.....”
2. Romney’s idea of relating to unemployed Floridians, June 2011.
“I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.”
3. Romney defends low corporate taxes in Iowa, August 2011.
“Corporations are people, my friend.”
4. Romney’s response when asked why he wouldn’t raise the cap on Social Security taxes, or promise not to cut Medicare benefits, Iowa, August 2011:
“If you want to speak, you can speak. But right now, it’s my turn.”
5. Romney in a GOP primary debate, October 2011, whose own tax plan is heavily weighted to benefit the very rich:
“If I’m going to use precious dollars to reduce taxes, I want to focus on where the people are hurting the most, and that’s the middle class. I’m not worried about rich people.”
6. Romney stands for corporate greed, January 2012:
“Everything corporations earn, ultimately goes to the people.”
7. Romney, the out of touch elitist, offers to bet Rick Perry $10,000 dollars during a debate in Iowa, December 2011:
“Rick, I'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks, $10,000 bet.”
8. Romney slaps down notion of higher taxes on the rich, proceeds to lie about how his tax plan helps the middle class, quotes Margaret Thatcher, January 2012:
“The best way that I can help middle income Americans is to become president of the United States, to cut taxes for middle income Americans, which is what my proposal does [Romney’s tax plan does virtually nothing for the middle class].
I know that there are some who say, ‘Let’s just get more money from the higher-income people, let’s just tax them some more,’ and I understand that’s popular in a lot of people’s minds. But just don’t forget that old Margaret Thatcher line, ‘Sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.’ ”
9. Romney lies when he claims during a debate that he is not a career politician (he’s been running for one office or another since the 1990s), January 2012:
“This for me, politics, is not a career.”
10. Romney employs a popular GOP dog whistle, implying that he would do away with the welfare system, RNC convention speech, 2008:
“It’s time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.”
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