“Who cares about Mitt Romney's tax returns? Secondly, I love the fact that the guy is rich. You've got people trying to make it seem like being rich is bad.”

–Herman Cain, dismissing the Democratic attacks on Mitt Romney’s taxes and offshore bank accounts as a “red herring.”

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James
James

what

Florence explained I'm taken by surprise that a mom can make $5106 in

one month on the internet. did you read this site link http://www.LazyCash49.com

sacredh
sacredh

What!!! She isn't making 15k a month and moving into a half million dollar home?

ChowT
ChowT

Nobody is against rich people.

I am for rich people. 

What we are against  are the following,

1) Pirate capitalism disguising as Private capitalism. Both may sound the same but are very different in practice. Pirate capitalism refers to a certain kind of behaviour where extreme greed is the game even though it is not fair and a kind of injustics to the workers who are a essential part of the company' sucess.

Pirate capitalism is a zero sum game whereby it is I win , you lose.

Bain capital where Mitt Romney has vast experience in this kind of behaviour.

Mitt Romney wins, workers and middle class loses. Much like in wall street whereby Goldman Sachs sells Bonds designed to fail. Predatory capitalism.

2) Mitt Romney is born with a silver spoon. Nothing wrong with that.

But as a candidate for president, Mitt Romney is for the top 1% of the 1%. Mitt Romney just have no feel for the 99% and their daily struggle. 

3) Leveling the playing field and giving the workers and middle class is not socialism or communism.

A president must have empathy for the 99% and their aspirations and dreams.

Mitt Romney have zero empathy for the 99%.

President Obama have the heart of the 99% and thats the kind of president the country needs in these trying times caused by the 1% George Bush.

Mitt Romney can continue his kind of Elite capitalism where workers and middle class are not important.

James
James

my best

friend's mother brought home $13238 past week. she is making an income

on the computer and moved in a $369300 house. All she did was get lucky

and put in action the instructions written on this web site

http://www.LazyCash49.com

sacredh
sacredh

James, don't you mean that every guy that ran into your friend's mother "got lucky"? It's called prostitution. Just sayin'.

AfGuyReturns
AfGuyReturns

All she did was get lucky...

In some cultures, that's called "gold digging", James...

All I ever got when I "got lucky" was a smile on my face.... and maybe a good night's sleep afterward.

As for "making an income on the computer"... don't those keys leave an imprint on your backside?

sacredh
sacredh

“Who cares about Mitt Romney's tax havens? Secondly, I love the fact that the guy is a b1tch. You've got people trying to make it seem like being a b1tch is bad.”

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Dangit - I just can't work an angle for "Uzbeki-beki-beki-stan-stan-stan" in this thread!

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

That's the updated name for Galt's Gulch where the one-percenters will flee to after Romney loses this fall. So they wanna go on strike like Ayn Rand wished? Let 'em! We'll thrive without 'em.

fhmadvocat
fhmadvocat

I have nothing against Mitt Romney being rich.  I don't even have a problem with how he made his money.  My problem is that nothing in that experience makes him qualified to be president of the United States.  And he is using his experience at Bain as his number one qualification for being President.  What about his time as governor of Massachusetts, which is a much better indicator of what type of chief executive he would be.  Please note he isn't taking about that at all.  You can be sure Team Obama has done extensive opposition research on his time as governor and waiting until October to release it.

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

It's not being rich in and of itself, it's having an elitist attitude and greed / gaming the system to line his own pockets at everyone else's expense (esp. workers fired by Bain). Warren Buffett is even richer than Romney yet he has a large fan base (incl. Berkshire Hathaway shareholders). Buffett can pack  meeting halls when he speaks. Romney can't even fill Ford Field for a campagin rally.

dawn orthen
dawn orthen

 ...we dont know his time at MA.

he scrubbed the servers clean and left no trace of his time. we do know the people didnt want him, which should have been a red flag for rom-nom-nom-nomny.

filmnoia
filmnoia

Poor Herman. I believe he wears a thimble on his head  for protection when he walks out into the rain.

As for Willard and MA gov - he was a part timer while running for higher office.

 Bain is a gift that keeps on giving, as well as the drumbeat for the tax returns. I think there is more good info on Bain than his four years as governor. By October Willard's campaign, and the GOP's general message, will be a hard core racial appeal. They'll have nothing left when they're backed into the corner. They will make  pipsqueak Palin's remark's  in 08 about Obama's lack of "Americanism" seem like amateur hour.

Richard Giles
Richard Giles

It isn't being rich that is bad, what is bad is being focused on being rich and on serving only those who are rich while giving those who aren't only apathy, the costs and an abundance of subterfuge to con the people and manipulate public opinion.  With Romney we see his personal focus in everything throughout his history and all he says and does now is to gain more and maximize what he has at all costs.  His focus has always been and is now on having advantage for the very wealthy - and there is no concern or conscience anywhere for the majority, only propaganda to rationalize and deceive.

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

It's not being rich most of us have a problem with. It's getting rich while sitting on your arse, then getting preferential tax treatment, that bothers some of us. 

gysgt213
gysgt213

Isn't Cain rich too?

outsider2011
outsider2011

 you're NOT saying he's being self-serving, are you?

Paul Dirks
Paul Dirks

The number 1 difference between the two candidates is how they want to change the tax code. Far from being a red herring, Romney's tax returns are absolutely central to the discussion.

bobell
bobell

And that's why you'll never see them.  Romney has obviously concluded that disclosing them will hurt him worse than keeping them secret.  I think he's right.

jillibrown
jillibrown

C'mon...What else would you expect cain to say?

It's not Romneys wealth that offends me - it's the extraordinary lengths Romney went to to shield his income from taxation.  He went waaaaaaaay above an beyond normal practice.  He did this to a country he claims to love and wants to lead.  I find that offensive.  Romney is the first major party candidate to express his faith in America by moving his money out of the country.

bobell
bobell

Mitt has his own 9-9-9 program. That's where his income is 9 percent of the GDP, he hires 9 tax lawyers and accountants to prepare his tax returns, and his effective income tax rate is 9 perent.

Herman gets 9 percent of Mitt's savings out of Mitt's gratitude for showing him the way.

Pnnto
Pnnto

Wow I completely forgot about 9-9-9. Nice call back.

AfGuyReturns
AfGuyReturns

So did eveyone else... about five minutes after he offered it up.

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

Shorter Cain: Do I have a problem with Romney being rich? Nein, nein, nein!

Pnnto
Pnnto

heh-kbang channels sacred!

MrObvious
MrObvious

He came that close.

sacredh
sacredh

I hope you're holding your hands far enough apart that no one would believe you if you were telling a fish story.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Twelve months ago he was actually taken seriously!

sacredh
sacredh

Not by us he wasn't.

AfGuyReturns
AfGuyReturns

It's NOT about being rich, Herm...

It's HOW he got that way that's the issue.  You know, the vulture capitalism thing, the off-shore bank accounts, etc. Bill Gates made himself rich by giving us software that made our computers more personally productive. You know, something in return for all of those billions. What can you point to that Mitt produced while at Bain... other than a personally-enlarged bank account for himself, the investors in HIS company, and his partners?

That, and the the fact that he's a lying, flip-flopping ethical cipher who's been on all sides of virtually every issue in his political life.

Or did you conveniently forget about those?

outsider2011
outsider2011

 Cain knows. But he's gotta support his party.

Of course, keeping his mouth shut might help them too..

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

The only time Cain helps anyone is when he makes fun of Cain. All other times he's best served by shutting up

Pnnto
Pnnto

Hard to argue with a political mind like Herman Cain.

Cesar Borgia
Cesar Borgia

 Yeah, like arguing with a bowl of jello.

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

Or, nailing a bowl of arguments to a tree...

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

Would nailing a bowl of arguments to a tree be easier if they're all just the right height?

Pnnto
Pnnto

I thought I crafted that sentence very nicely!

bobell
bobell

First ya gotta find the mind ...

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

"Now leave me alone and let me eat my pizza!

And do my George Jefferson memorial walk!"