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Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:33 pm

In 2008, the Romneys sold a horse named Super Hit for $125,000. The horse was subsequently found to be lame and unable to perform dressage. Dr. Steven Soule, veterinarian for the U.S. Equestrian Team, was consulted. He found that Super Hit, at the time he was sold, had been drugged with a staggering amount of painkillers - more than he had ever seen given to a horse in 38-years of practice.

Super Hit's new owners sued Ann Romney, her trainers and her vet. The case was settled out of court last September. The Romney campaign called the case "frivolous," but refused to allow the LA Times to interview the Romneys, their trainers, or their vet. The LA Times also reports that Romney's lawyers have sought to keep the case out of the public eye by trying to get the attorney of Super Hit's new owners to sign a confidentiality agreement.

The Romneys continue their relationship with the same trainers under whom Super Hit was given a staggering amount of painkillers so that he could be forced to continue performing.

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http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/22 ... 20120522/2
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/ann-r ... high-horse

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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Night Strike on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:36 pm

This is the best you could come up with?
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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:37 pm

Romney Taxes People for being Legally Blind and/or Mentally Handicapped:


When Mitt Romney was Massachusetts governor in 2003 and faced with a $3 billion state budget deficit, he didn't want to raise taxes since that would prevent him in the future from claiming he hadn't raised taxes.

So he proposed new or increased fees, including a $10 licensing fee on the blind so a sight-impaired person could receive a state certificate of blindness.

http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/13207

“It now costs to be blind in Massachusetts. The state’s approximately 35,000 blind and legally blind residents must now pay $10 annually for a certificate of blindness and $15 every four years for a blind identification card. Without the formerly-free documents, blind people cannot take advantage of tax abatements, affordable housing programs, health care services, transportation discounts and other benefits. … The fees originated in February, in Gov. Mitt Romney’s budget proposal for fiscal 2004.” (Shaun Sutner, “Advocates Fight Fees For The Blind,” Telegram & Gazette, 8/5/03)


“The committee will also accept most of the fee recommendations made by Romney, Rogers said, but would not endorse … a new fee for some mentally retarded citizens…” (Jennifer Peter, “House Leaders Agree With Romney’s Plan To Eliminate Urban Park Agency,” The Associated Press, 4/16/03)

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/06/20 ... privilege/
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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:53 pm

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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:56 pm

Night Strike wrote:This is the best you could come up with?


There's somewhere around 20 at Being Liberal. And there are a ton of Gaffs like when he joked about his father closing an AM factory in Michigan. His taxation on the Blind and Mentally Challenged is beautiful though, no? Solid proof that he is no Ronald Reagan.
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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:01 pm

Special report: Romney's steel skeleton in the Bain closet

It was a gamble. The old mill, renamed GS Technologies, needed expensive updating, and demand for its products was susceptible to cycles in the mining industry and commodities markets.

Less than a decade later, the mill was padlocked and some 750 people lost their jobs. Workers were denied the severance pay and health insurance they'd been promised, and their pension benefits were cut by as much as $400 a month.

What's more, a federal government insurance agency had to pony up $44 million to bail out the company's underfunded pension plan. Nevertheless, Bain profited on the deal, receiving $12 million on its $8 million initial investment and at least $4.5 million in consulting fees.
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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:07 pm

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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:09 pm

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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Phatscotty on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:57 am

Dissecting a brainless attack on Mitt Romney.

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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby jonesthecurl on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:09 pm




And then look what Bain did to Batman!
And remember what the poet said – “in booty there is loot, and in loot booty.” Or sump’n like that.
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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:22 pm

jonesthecurl wrote:



And then look what Bain did to Batman!



WHY HOW DARE BAIN!
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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby PLAYER57832 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:25 pm

Night Strike wrote:This is the best you could come up with?

In the horse world, this is a pretty serious offense.

My concern for a president is not that he drugged the horse, per se... (I would tend to suspect he bought into the horse and hired people who did stupid things or advised him incorrectly), it is that he is not being forthright and honest about a legal matter. If it were truly frivolous, it should not have standing in the court.. yet it seems it does. Ergo, its likely not as frivolous as he wishes to claim.
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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Juan_Bottom on Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:09 pm

Mitt Romney used to impersonate police officers for fun
http://www.examiner.com/article/mitt-ro ... rs-for-fun

A former classmate of Mitt Romney has spilled the beans about the GOP presidential hopeful's collegiate past of impersonating a police officer. He is said to have pulled people over under false authority, and even went so far as to issue tickets.


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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby Symmetry on Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:21 pm

Have we done the homophobia yet?
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Re: Mitt Romney Scandals

Postby DangerBoy on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:04 pm

Crap! We just lost the anti painkiller overdosage of horses vote. Might as well call off the election.
PLAYER57832 wrote:I hope we all become liberal drones.
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