So, let’s see: Mitt Romney was founder, CEO and CFO (and sole shareholder before 1999) of Bain Capital. Yet from 1999 to 2002, he made no decisions for Bain investments, and says he did not know what investments were made or who made them. And still he and Bain’s shareholders received the benefit of the vast profits of Bain.
So who was running Bain and made all the decisions? Nice trick. Who puts their life’s savings into a company with no leader? Does that mean that if Romney is president of the United States, he will be absent and not know or care who is running the country and making decisions? Just sayin’!
Tax disclosure for 10 years has been the history of past presidential candidates, including Romney’s father, who willingly gave them. So what is he — or is it his wife — afraid of, since she seems to be the spokesperson for their tax returns and assets?
The Olympics, which Romney is so proud of, would not have been successful without the “donation” of the federal government — yes, the U.S. federal government.
It is a bit egocentric and self-delusional for Romney to think that he did anything to be successful by himself. After all, he inherited his money, he had federal assistance in every way, from tax loopholes for his businesses, which he seems proud to have availed himself of, to federal funding for the Olympics and for Massachusetts when he was governor.
What President Obama said, basically, if anyone can think in abstract terms, is that “no man is an island.” Only the Republicans will argue with that.