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  •  I'm beginning to think that (1+ / 0-)
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    running for President is just a hobby for Mitt.

    Mitt's money could theoretically hire 365 teachers  or polic eofficers or firefighters or middle managers or factory workers or any of a zillion service workers........for a year.

    But, he doesn't.  He sits on it.  And worse, he "made" it by eliminating a bunch of jobs.....not just the direct jobs of the companies Bain raided, but all the little office products dealers that went out of business when Staples came to town....businesses that had an owner who had a stake in the business and the community.


    When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 08:44:30 AM PST

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    •  What else is he going to do? (1+ / 0-)
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      The carcass of America is getting to be pretty slim pickin's for a vulture like him.  Bain has offices all over the world, so he can live off his "consulting" fees while the next up-and-comers (like India) are picked clean too?

      He is more digusting in many ways than Newtie Gingrich and that's saying ALOT.

      •  I agree that the disgust factor is high (0+ / 0-)

        Maybe I wasn't paying attention during the 2008 primaries when he was trying out his act against McCain, but he just didn't seem so slimey.  

        Newt is an opportunistic SOB and knows that his bottom feeder attacks on the media and barely disguised racist rhetoric works for the mindless base.  It's just too bad that these low info voters aren't getting the kind of education most of the rest of are about what the Mitt/Bain legalized crime syndicate has done to American business.

        Newt is backing off on Bain probably because he's been told that those low info voters don't need to know how Vulture "capitalism" really works.  

        When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 09:27:10 AM PST

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        •  Vulture capitalism IS the American (2+ / 0-)
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          economy and has been since it startedi n earnest in the 1980's.  No laws were written to curb it.  Laws were removed to accelerate it.

          Many of us knew this in the 1980's.  Lots of 40 and 50-somethings were laid off during that decade.  "Leveraged buyout" was on the news every single night.

          But workers had this new, shiny object that kept them distracted:  the 401(k).

          Mitt Romney IS the problem.....he has always been the problem.  

    •  Why (2+ / 0-)
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      msmacgyver, Matt Z

      does he want to be president, anyway? He doesn't have a resume showing any real interest in public service. It's like Rick Scott in Florida. You scratch your head and wonder "why?"

      •  Because Enough Is Never Enough? nt (1+ / 0-)
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        When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 10:18:58 AM PST

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