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Jul132011

Mitt Romney - Net Worth Over $200 Million - Tells Unemployed People ‘I’m Also Unemployed’

Mittens Muttney is lucky he wasn't mugged at his Tampa campaign stop.

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Source - NYT

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney sat at the head of the table at a coffee shop here on Thursday, listening to a group of unemployed Floridians explain the challenges of looking for work. When they finished, he weighed in with a predicament of his own.

“I should tell my story,” Mr. Romney said. “I’m also unemployed.”

He chuckled. The eight people gathered around him, who had just finished talking about strategies of finding employment in a slow-to-recover economy, joined him in laughter.

“Are you on LinkedIn?” one of the men asked.

“I’m networking,” Mr. Romney replied. “I have my sight on a particular job.”

The references to Mr. Romney’s own unemployment status added yet another humorous, but occasionally awkward, moment to his ever-growing catalog of off-the-cuff remarks that he makes as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination. He spent the morning doing more listening than talking — a woman in the crowd openly urged him to talk about the deficit — and it was unclear whether he persuaded any voters to join his effort.

Tom Yarranton, 55, lost his job in March 2010. He had spent 31 years as an internal auditor at a manufacturing company. He said he liked Mr. Romney’s mind-set as a businessman, but added that he did not blame Mr. Obama for still being unemployed.

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Illegal immigrants toiled for governor

http://www.boston.com/news/local/politics/candidates/articles/2006/12/01/illegal_immigrants_toiled_for_governor/

Note: This is more than a single incident....

http://bostonist.com/2007/12/04/breaking_illega.php

[snip]

During a dustup over illegal immigration at the CNN/YouTube Republican debate, Rudy Giuliani said of former Massachusetts governor and presidential aspirant Mitt Romney: "There was even a sanctuary mansion. At his own home, illegal immigrants were being employed."

Turns out he wasn't just being bitchy. He was right. Not only did Romney employ illegal immigrants in the past, but the Globe broke the news that he employed them right up to this day.

The Globe was the same outlet that busted him for having a "sanctuary mansion" in 2006, and apparently Romney didn't learn anything the first time around. So, it's not okay for illegal immigrants to be here, but it's okay for them to mow his yard?
Jun 16, 2011 at 5:26 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
More like independently wealthy - what an insensitive prick.
Jun 16, 2011 at 5:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterAngry Jones
AL Gore endorses Romney

http://blog.algore.com/2011/06/good_for_mitt_romney_though_we.html

[snip]

While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party:
Jun 16, 2011 at 5:45 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
DB, you might be interested in this if you didn't already know it.

http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/2001/12/31/story1.html

[snip]

Shattuck, 47, was a candidate for the top slot at the U.S. Olympic Committee when he walked away from his hugely successful investment banking career at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown in September.

Busy making money on Wall Street most of his life, Shattuck relished a larger public-service role and new intellectual challenges. He is good friends with Mitt Romney, a former Bain & Co. Bain & Co. Follow this company executive who is now running the Salt Lake City Winter Games. Shattuck worked with Romney at Bain in the 1980s and raised money for Romney's unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts in 1994.
Jun 16, 2011 at 5:49 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
important links john...thanks for posting those...
Jun 16, 2011 at 7:14 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Harvard may turn to partners to revive Allston expansion

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/06/16/harvard_may_turn_to_partners_to_revive_allston_expansion/

[snip]

Harvard came under fire from Allston residents. At the time, Menino chided the university’s “total arrogance.’’ The university sought to make amends. It agreed to pay the city millions in lieu of taxes for its exempt property, and embarked on an aggressive campaign to prove it was a good neighbor.

But the university also kept buying land. It now owns 359 acres in Allston — almost double the footprint of its Cambridge campus. Late in 2003, Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers laid out a grand vision: a new Allston campus larger than the university’s main campus.

“The only constraint,’’ Summers told the Globe in 2003, should “be the constraint of our vision and our ideas.’’
Jun 16, 2011 at 7:22 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Furthermore...

US universities in Africa 'land grab'

Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/08/us-universities-africa-land-grab?CMP=twt_fd
Jun 16, 2011 at 8:38 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
For the people, by the people ... yea right !
Assholes !
Jun 16, 2011 at 8:44 PM | Unregistered Commentermick
The only republican I would vote for is Ron Paul, not this ghoul-like Reagan clone.
Jun 17, 2011 at 1:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaulius
He does look like a Bob Dole/Wink Martindale morph job. Probably got him the key to shovelling insider trading perf. If he believes in the tainted science of a guy who got a D-grade in natural science because he could not pass real science classes and claims to have invented the internet, somebody has him carrying-on hooked up to a bunch of control lines.
Jun 17, 2011 at 3:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterHoward T. Lewis III
Flashback:

The Money and Connections Behind Al Gore’s Carbon Crusade

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=22663

[snip]

Al Gore is chairman and founder of a private equity firm called Generation Investment Management (GIM). According to Gore, the London-based firm invests money from institutions and wealthy investors in companies that are going green......

......Along with Gore, the co-founder of GIM is Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson. Last September, Goldman Sachs bought 10% of CCX shares for $23 million. CCX owns half the ECX, so Goldman Sachs has a stake there as well.
Jun 17, 2011 at 3:08 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
If I were worth $200 million I'd be unemployed too. What's important with Mitt is how he got his wealth and who he got it from.
Jun 17, 2011 at 3:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Lohman
Obviously Mitt was sick when the Capitalist system got explained in school. Yet another reason NOT to vote for him.
Jun 17, 2011 at 9:23 PM | Unregistered Commentermohawk
Another idiot has spoken...I don't think any Repub or Dem can relate to anyone today. What has gone on for the last ten years has been a TOTAL fraud against the world. This is your New World Order at work. It doesn't matter who you vote for it's the same'ol, same'ol.
Mitt is a twit, wait till you see the crap that is going to happen if he gets in, or I should when.
Jun 18, 2011 at 5:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterInurface
Liberals fear that Romney will be able to make a strong case against re-electing President Obama!
Jun 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter
Firm gives $1 million to pro-Romney group, then dissolves

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44011308

Please read the first 3 links I made in comments on this post.....
Aug 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

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