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Romney Stashes Millions In Cayman Islands 2014
Mitt Romney has millions of dollars of his personal wealth in investment funds set up in the Cayman Islands, a notorious Caribbean tax haven, according to an investigative report by ABC News….

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“…our founding fathers defined a revolutionary vision of liberty, grounded on self evident truths about the equality of all, and the inalienable rights with which each is endowed by his Creator. We cherish these sacred rights, and secure them in our Constitutional order. Foremost do we protect religious liberty, not as a matter of policy but as a matter of right.”

Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor, 2007

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Ron Paul Can't Win, But Will His Libertarianism Become Part of the Republican Party for Good?
Terry Jones of IBD and Brian Doherty of Reason.com discuss the GOP race. Is Romney the inevitable candidate? Is Santorum running for 2016? Will Sheldon Adels…

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Not One of Us – Obama for America TV Ad
Share this: OFA.BO Tweet this: OFA.BO Voiceover: “Seen these new ads, where Mitt Romney says he's a friend of coal country? This is the guy who wants to keep tax breaks for companies that ship American jobs overseas. The same guy who had a Swiss bank account…and millions in tax havens like Bermuda and the Caymans. And on coal?” “Well, here's what he said as Governor, outside a coal fired power plant.” Romney: “…I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people…and that plant, that plant kills people…”From:MyObama24Views:0 0ratingsTime:00:33More inNews Politics

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Mitt Romney Concession Speech 2012! Class Act…
See more @ http://www.jessiewheeler.com 53 Reasons to Vote For Mitt Romney (Part 3) I was excited to end this series with a Mitt Romney victory. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I'm very proud of Mitt Paul and the classy election they ran. This election shows we have officially crossed over into a nation of takers, people wanting stuff from the government and not a freedom, liberty, and God fearing people. I believe undoubtedly we will look back at this election as the tipping point when we officially embraced socialism, and began to decline as a nation. God bless America, maybe someday we will wake up and stop the complete destruction of our constitution and it's original intent. #41. Regarding foreign policy matters, Mitt Romney has pledged to be a staunch defender of Israel. #42. He has called Iran's attainment of nuclear weapons “unacceptable” and would do everything in his power to prevent it. #43. Mitt Romney called Russia the US' “number one geopolitical foe.” President Obama has made numerous concessions to Russia in what he called a “reset” of relations and even whispered to Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more “flexibility” after his “last election” in a hot microphone exchange. #44. In regards to China, Mitt Romney has stated he intends to go after China for currency manipulation, and he would strengthen our naval assets in the Pacific. #45. Although Mitt Romney was attacked by mainstream media for going after Obama on his mishandling of the terrorist attack …From:Jessie WheelerViews:0 0ratingsTime:05:28More inNews Politics

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For civil libertarians, weighing Romney's plans against Obama's record on the open internet, it's a choice of the lesser of two evils President Obama has run one of the most secretive administrations in history. His commitment to a free press and free speech in the digital age is, at best, limited. Yet, Mitt Romney's record tells you that he'd make Obama look like a paragon of openness. Let's …

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Mitt Romney Visits North Liberty, Iowa, December, 2011
US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney recites and explains the meaning of a poem and a song and dreams for our country and economy at a manufacturing plant in Iowa in December, 2011.From:PATV18Views:1 0ratingsTime:14:19More inNews Politics

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Oct 122012

I’ve been robbed of my freedom of speech and my two magnetic car signs displaying “Elect Romney/Ryan Nov. 6, 2012.”

It is a very sad state of affairs, when, at 7 p.m. in the Fairless Hills BJ’s parking lot, my car was stripped of my property.

We are at a new low and this clearly means you should take your yard signs in when the sun goes down, or at least your Romney/Ryan signs.

Kathleen Anderson

Lower Makefield

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02-10-2012 19:00 Mitt Romney’s Offshore Tax Havens – YouTube.flv

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02-10-2012 15:49 Share this: Tweet this: Mitt Romney has millions of dollars invested in offshore tax havens. He says having his money overseas doesn’t mean he’s avoiding US taxes.

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10/2/2012 3:46 PM ET (RTTNews) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Tuesday renewed his questions about whether Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has avoided paying federal taxes.

Reid had earlier said that a source told him that Romney had paid no federal income taxes through the use of legal tax havens and accused Romney of seeking to obfuscate his taxes by releasing only a year’s worth of tax returns.

In response, Romney released an additional year’s worth of tax returns, accompanied by an affidavit from his accounting firm stating that the former Massachusetts Governor had paid an average federal tax rate of roughly 20 percent.

However, a New York Times analysis of Romney’s return for 2011 alleges that Romney’s extensive overseas accounts – in countries like Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands that many consider tax havens – may have allowed him to reduce his personal income tax bills.

The analysis also claims that Romney’s offshore investments and the tax avoidance policies of Bain Capital, the company Romney founded and ran for many years, may have enabled investors to sidestep some taxes and allowed Romney and Bain to reap higher management fees.

Responding to the report, Reid said that the analysis “proves that nothing Mitt Romney says about taxes can be taken at face value.”

“Instead of owning up to his use of secret offshore tax havens in places like Bermuda and Switzerland to enrich himself, Mitt Romney parsed words to try and convince the American people that he did not benefit from these havens – when in fact, he appears to have made millions from them over the course of his career,” Reid said in a written statement.

Reid added, “This is the same pattern we have seen from Mitt Romney when it comes to his tax plan: instead of respecting the American people’s intelligence by offering facts and straight answers, he and [vice presidential candidate] Paul Ryan have offered nothing but evasion, dissembling and half-answers.”

Reid challenged Romney and Ryan to come up with “real answers” to their approach on tax reform.

“Romney could clear up these issues tomorrow if he would simply release his tax returns and release the details of his tax plan,” Reid said. “Instead, he’s asking the American people to just trust him.”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan courted the votes of hunters on Saturday in a speech to a sportsmens group, suggesting that President Obama would seek to strip gun owners of their rights by appointing judges hostile to a broad interpretation of the Second Amendment.

I shudder as a gun owner … what would he do if he never has to face the voters ever again? Ryan asked aloud during a speech to the National U.S. Sportsmens Alliances 16th Annual Save Our Heritage Banquet here.

The next president is going to pick a lot of judges. The next president will appoint a lot of different judges and these are lifetime appointments. If you want to make sure that judges respect our Second Amendment rights, you need a president who respects those rights as well, he said.

Ryan likened gun ownership to religious liberty, suggesting that the federal government had intruded on peoples First Amendment rights as well. He also stressed the importance of appointing people to government agencies who will respect the rights of hunting and fishing, and said that the widely criticized Fast and Furious gunwalking operation would never occur under a Romney-Ryan administration.

He also responded to claims by Vice President Joe Biden on Friday that he and Romney could raise taxes on seniors receiving Social Security. The Obama campaign has sought to argue that because various analyses of Romneys tax-cut plan suggest the tax burden would shift from wealthy to middle-class families, it is reasonable to assume that the shifted tax burden would fall on Social Security benefits.

But Romney has never said that he would raise taxes on Social Security benefits, and he has promised that he will not reduce Social Security benefits for current retirees. The Obama campaign has been making a similar argument using the Romney campaigns Medicare plan.

Ryan said his and Romneys plan makes no changes for those in or near retirement and that Biden himself had voted to raise taxes on seniors benefits by supporting President Clintons 1993 budget tax increases that Obama voted to keep in place three times, he noted.

Shame on the politician who wants to use this issue to try and scare seniors when those of us who are out there [are] trying to fix this problem for my generation and my kids generation and your kids, Ryan said.

Responding to Ryan’s comments, Obama campaign spokesman Danny Kanner noted that Republican Gov. John Kasich said in introducing the House Budget Committee chairman that Ohio has added 123,000 jobs since 2011 “and is moving forward. But rather than building on the progress we’vemade under President Obama, Mitt Romney and Congressman Ryan would take us back.”

Ryans appearance before the group Saturday evening underscores his role in the campaign as an ambassador to the middle class who better understands some traditions, such as hunting, with which Romney has less experience. Ryan is a former chairman of the Congressional Sportsmens Caucus for four years, and lauds the values he and his wife Janna have taught their children during hunting trips.

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In a two-part column over at Breitbarts Big Government, Kurt Schlichter practically begs libertarians to support our Constitution and vote for Mitt Romney this November in order to avoid not only the destruction of this country by way of a second Obama term, but also to avoid the destruction of libertarianism by way of the Libertarian Party becoming a pariah.

The begging will not work, especially when it comes with the usual platitudinous overtures to America and the Constitution being at stake; and the suggestion that not supporting Romney is to selfishly disregard of the Constitution in the name of ideology. No matter how you dice the logic, a committed Republican accusing libertarians of not supporting the Constitution is nothing short of laughable.

Schlichters misunderstanding of the libertarian mentality doesnt help, either. The first and most obvious mistake he makes is to conveniently overlook the fact that small-L libertarians are truly unconcerned with the Libertarian Party. Remember the Greens? he ominously asks libertarians, alluding to the fact that following the Green Partys role as spoiler in Al Gores 2000 presidential bid, the Greens died off and became a punchline.

He naively assumes libertarians actually care what happens to the party that, for years, has been mismanaged and run by glibertarians like Wayne Allyn Root, a birther who only recently realized its time to give up the act and join the GOP. For many libertarians, the party already is a punchline. And looking at this years none of the above incident at the Libertarian National Convention, can you blame them?

Schlichter makes the case that libertarians will sure-as-Hell never find a home in the Democratic Party, what with the partys free this, free that, bailouts this, bailouts that spectacle at the 2012 DNC. He rightfully points out that the Dems only occasionally make attempts to reach out to libertarians, but are happy to eliminate that support at the drop of a hat. This is probably true. But dedicated libertarians find themselves politically homeless mostly because the corrupting forces of party politics are inherently in conflict with remaining ideologically principled. For many libertarians, a functioning political party to call home is not the desired end-game.

Schlichters blind partisanship is unlikely to convince libertarians either. Whats most insulting about the column is how he lectures libertarians about how President Obama is on an unstoppable path of trampling the Constitution and Bill of Rights, one amendment at a time. He notes in terribly overwrought language that Obamas spent nearly four years trampling the First Amendment, and that the Second Amendment is just one Supreme Court vote from being snatched away. Look, its no secret that the Obama administration has a seeming disregard for the Constitution. Schlichter suggests that, therefore, libertarians who are truly dedicated to the age-old document need to support Romney and the Republican Party because they are different they will save the Constitution and end the madness.

But hey, guess what? Many of President Obamas constitutional abuses are simply extensions of the ones initiated under President George W. Bush you know, that other unsupportable Republican that we libertarians were all told to shut up and vote for in 2004.

It was the Republican Party that rammed through the PATRIOT Act that Obama reauthorized last year. It was the Republican Party that set the precedent for the use of indefinite detention, torture, executive overreach, and the crackdowns on government whistleblowers. It was the Republican Party that heightened the crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries operating legally under their states laws. It was the Republican Party that voted for Bushs spending spree and expansion of federal powers under Medicare Part D, the No Child Left Behind Act, etc.

Schlichter points to the administrations recent rousting of the Innocence of Muslims filmmaker as an Obama First Amendment abuse. The presidents handling of this entire movie-causing-riots debacle was, indeed, frustrating to libertarians. And so we libertarians should support Romney because hes dedicated to the First Amendment, right?

Not quite. This is the same candidate who pledged to vigorously fight the scourge that is all forms of adult pornography. Oh, and under the last Republican president, we saw an increase of pointless federal prosecutions of porn-makers like John Stagliano, who film consenting adults doing consensual things you know, the kind of stuff Republicans hate when it involves sex, drugs, or gambling.

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Breitbart Writer Begs Libertarians To Vote Romney — Sorry, It Ain’t Going To Work

The Libertarian maverick says he's fiscally responsible and socially accepting – and his energetic third-party campaign could spell trouble for Mitt Romney Amid all the flip-flopping and dissembling of the 2012 election, it comes as a bit of a shock to hear one of the presidential candidates say that his interest in politics stemmed from the first time he smoked dope. But then there is much …

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Gary Johnson: 'These people are let down by the two-party system'

The irony of the ABC News report that Mitt Romney's campaign held a Tampa fundraiser on a Cayman Islands-flagged yacht was absolutely delicious, but it couldn't be that simple. Shortly after ABC News showed a screenshot of the yacht with what looked like a Cayman flag in a Web report accompanying a broadcast by Brian Ross, the conservative Washington Free Beacon joined ABC's commenters in …

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Published: August 24, 2012

Updated: 08/24/2012 07:52 am

HOPKINS, Minn. – 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.

His comments echoed similar assertions about the state of big business by President Barack Obama which Romney has criticized. They’re also a reminder that the GOP candidate has kept some of his personal fortune in low tax foreign accounts.

“Big business is doing fine in many places,” Romney said during a campaign fundraiser Thursday. “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.”

Romney’s assertions resembled Obama’s declaration earlier this summer that the “private sector is doing fine.” Romney and other Republicans pounced on the president’s comments and cast them as an indication that he was out of touch with the nation’s economic struggles.

Romney didn’t mention Thursday that he has kept some of his personal money in offshore tax havens, including accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

The presumptive GOP nominee was to join up with his running mate, Paul Ryan, on Friday for a rally in Michigan. The duo also planned to appear together Saturday in Ohio.

Romney was campaigning and fundraising as his party readied for him to officially become its nominee for president. Republican delegates to the Republican convention will begin the roll call vote to officially nominate Romney on Monday, which could allow him to accept the GOP nomination earlier in the week than has occurred at previous conventions.

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Romney: Big business is 'doing fine,' helped by tax havens

HOPKINS, Minn. — 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.

His comments echoed similar assertions about the state of big business by President Barack Obama which Romney has criticized. They’re also a reminder that the GOP candidate has kept some of his personal fortune in low tax foreign accounts.

“Big business is doing fine in many places,” Romney said during a campaign fundraiser Thursday. “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.”

Romney’s assertions resembled Obama’s declaration earlier this summer that the “private sector is doing fine.” Romney and other Republicans pounced on the president’s comments and cast them as an indication that he was out of touch with the nation’s economic struggles.

Romney didn’t mention Thursday that he has kept some of his personal money in offshore tax havens, including accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

The presumptive GOP nominee was to join up with his running mate, Paul Ryan, on Friday for a rally in Michigan. The duo also planned to appear together Saturday in Ohio.

Romney was campaigning and fundraising

Republican officials said the formal presidential nomination process would begin earlier in part because of concerns about supporters of Ron Paul, one of a number of Republicans who challenged Romney during the primary, could seek to disrupt the roll call. Officials were also discussing the impact of Tropical Storm Isaac on the convention.

Ahead of the four-day GOP gathering in Tampa, Fla., Romney has sought to refocus his campaign on the economy after a week dominated by comments Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin made about rape. Akin said in an interview that victims of “legitimate rape” can biologically avoid pregnancy, prompting Romney and other top Republicans to call on him to leave his race. Akin rejected those calls.

Romney made no mention of Akin or hot-button social issues Thursday. He rolled out an energy policy that his campaign says would create more than three million jobs and centered his fundraising remarks on the economy.

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Romney says big business is 'doing fine,' in part because of foreign tax havens

A Washington Post review of more than 900 pages of documents released by Gawker.com on Thursday reveals new details of investments that Mitt Romney holds in several Bain Capital funds, as well as details of the company’s investments in foreign tax havens like the Cayman Islands.

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HOPKINS, Minn. 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.

His comments echoed similar assertions about the state of big business by President Barack Obama which Romney has criticized. They’re also a reminder that the GOP candidate has kept some of his personal fortune in low tax foreign accounts.

“Big business is doing fine in many places,” Romney said during a campaign fundraiser Thursday. “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.”

Romney’s assertions resembled Obama’s declaration earlier this summer that the “private sector is doing fine.” Romney and other Republicans pounced on the president’s comments and cast them as an indication that he was out of touch with the nation’s economic struggles.

Romney didn’t mention Thursday that he has kept some of his personal money in offshore tax havens, including accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

The presumptive GOP nominee was to join up with his running mate, Paul Ryan, on Friday for a rally in Michigan. The duo also planned to appear together Saturday in Ohio.

Romney was campaigning and fundraising as his party readied for him to officially become its nominee for president. Republican delegates to the Republican convention will begin the roll call vote to officially nominate Romney on Monday, which could allow him to accept the GOP nomination earlier in the week than has occurred at previous conventions.

Republican officials said the formal presidential nomination process would begin earlier in part because of concerns about supporters of Ron Paul, one of a number of Republicans who challenged Romney during the primary, could seek to disrupt the roll call. Officials were also discussing the impact of Tropical Storm Isaac on the convention.

Ahead of the four-day GOP gathering in Tampa, Fla., Romney has sought to refocus his campaign on the economy after a week dominated by comments Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin made about rape. Akin said in an interview that victims of “legitimate rape” can biologically avoid pregnancy, prompting Romney and other top Republicans to call on him to leave his race. Akin rejected those calls.

Romney made no mention of Akin or hot-button social issues Thursday. He rolled out an energy policy that his campaign says would create more than three million jobs and centered his fundraising remarks on the economy.

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Romney says big businesses 'doing fine,' helped by tax havens

By Roxana Tiron – 2012-08-24T12:36:03Z

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Mitt Romney leaves his campaign plane at St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 23, 2012.

Mitt Romney said large corporations can capitalize on low-tax havens to save money, as the presumed Republican presidential nominee promised to ease U.S. regulations to help beleaguered small businesses.

Big businesses 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, Romney said last night at a fundraising event in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota. But small business is getting crushed.

Democrats have raised questions about Romneys own use of tax havens. He became a millionaire running Bain Capital LLC and invested in funds run by his former firm that used tax strategies unavailable to most Americans. The techniques were underscored yesterday as the website Gawker released 950 pages of Bain documents.

Romney, 65, who will accept his partys presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, next week, called attention to that tax strategy last night.

Romney, whose personal fortune is estimated to be as high as $250 million, told supporters at the Minnesota event that, if elected, he would ease government regulations that hurt small businesses.

Big business is doing fine in many places, he said. Im going to champion small business.

Romneys comments called to mind remarks by President Barack Obama when he said June 8 that the private sector is doing fine. Republicans criticized Obama for being out of touch with the difficulty the economy is having recovering from recession.

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