$200,000

–The amount the Romney campaign paid out in bonuses to senior staff after the Republican Convention.

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JohnParish
JohnParish

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LK312
LK312

Bonuses?  More like bribes to keep his team from abandoning ship before Nov. 6th. 

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

Bonuses for a failed convention?

sacredh
sacredh

I have my doubts that any bonuses were paid. That would be like Wall Street giving themselves bonuses while the market was collapsing.

LK312
LK312

Yeah, everyone knows that never happens...oh, wait.

53underscore3
53underscore3

Check box 3a if you have made charitable contributions in excess of $ 400 and enter the amount on right.

|x| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .__200,000_

grape_crush
grape_crush

200K per? That's gotta be "please-don't-bail-on-me" money.

HudsonValleyTim
HudsonValleyTim

All of whom, I'm sure, are going to complain that they will have to pay the marginal tax rate because it was given as a bonus, and not as carried-interest.  Anyone want to take odds on how many of these golden-boys will show $200K (more or less) as their only non-interest income for 2012?  How could Mittsy do this to them.

AlistairCookie
AlistairCookie

I think they would count as lump sum distributions. At least that's how bonuses are for us. They get taxed at about 45% for the whole thing. That's even worse than being taxed on the proletariat income tax schedule.

Arimathean
Arimathean

Not really surprising, for a campaign or business.  I'm not really outraged, just as I wasn't for the champagne show at Obama's fundraiser that Paulie posted in the must-reads.

Money is part of campaigns.  If you don't like your politicians buying your vote, then quit selling it.

Pnnto
Pnnto

I doubt anyone other than Willard's financial supporters are outraged. 

Pnnto
Pnnto

What was I wondering about the other day? Oh yeah-

"As much money as there is being raised I'd love to audit the books when this is over.

Something tells me that someone, or more likely more than one, is making some nice money off this campaign."

Kevin Groenhagen
Kevin Groenhagen

$60,000.

The amount the Obama admin spent on ads in Pakistan to denounced a movie that insults Islam. No mention was made of the fact that Obama's super PAC received $1 million from Bill Maher, who made a movie that insults Islam.

Kevin Groenhagen
Kevin Groenhagen

$60,000.

The amount the Obama admin is spending on ads in Pakistan to denounced a movie that denigrates Islam. The ads make no mention of the fact that Obama's super PAC received $1 million from Bill Maher, who has made a movie that denigrates Islam.

sacredh
sacredh

This is too funny. What would they have received if the convention hadn't sucked?

Kevin Groenhagen
Kevin Groenhagen

 $60,000.

The amount the Obama admin spent on ads in Pakistan to

denounced a movie that insults Islam. No mention was made of the fact

that Obama's super PAC received $1 million from Bill Maher, who made a

movie that insults Islam.

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

Did you say something, Kevin? I didn't hear anything, but the dog perked up her ears.

I know your purpose is to bash Obama, but I'm not following. Did you have a point?

sacredh
sacredh

I'm sure Kevin would be the first in line to complain that Obama: 2016 doesn't give a balanced view and that Romney should insist that theaters should stop running it. Romney wasn't involved in making 2016 and Obama didn't get behind the camera for Religulous. I don't think Kevin has the ability to understand that every democrat doesn't report directly to Obama and that he isn't responsible for everything every democrat does. It's much easier to just lump everything under "Damned Socialist Kenyan".

sacredh
sacredh

2009. Where are Mitt's tax returns for 2009?

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See, I can completely change the subject too.

sacredh
sacredh

Mahr's movie insulted all religions. Have you even seen it?

sacredh
sacredh

ahandout, do you have proof that Obama is co-ordinating with the PACs or is this just more of your right wing jerking-off exercises?

ahandout
ahandout

 You better get Barry busy apologizing then, hypocrite.

sacredh
sacredh

Kevin, your idea of consistent is the left being wrong and held to an entirely different set of standards than the right. No, I do not think Obama can even think about ordering a PAC what to do. A candidate is forbidden by law from co-ordinating with or being involved with the big money PACs. I'm sure you knew this already but little details like this have never stopped your dog whistles before. Do you really think Mitt would violate the law and try to control Crossroads America?

Kevin Groenhagen
Kevin Groenhagen

 Yes, it did (except for secular humanism). Islam is included in "all religions." If Obama were consistent with his message, wouldn't he order his PAC to return Maher's money?

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Well, he's used to giving his peeps bonuses.  As long as they don't belong to Teh Forty-Seven Percent.