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Palin urges Romney to Release Tax Returns, Provide Proof he Created 100,000 Jobs at Bain Capital
Big Government ^ | January 11, 2012

Posted on 01/12/2012 2:00:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has called for Gov. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, as well as the data that could substantiate his claim of having created 100,000 jobs as CEO of Bain Capital.

Romney has resisted releasing his tax returns, and his campaign has thus far refused to provide the hard proof to back up his claims about Bain.

“Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain, and people are wanting to know: is there proof?” Palin told Sean Hannity on Fox News.

Rick Tyler, former Gingrich aide and head of Newt Gingrich’s Super PAC, has already accused Romney of having created those 100,000 jobs in Asia and Mexico. Earlier this week, Big Government pointed out that Romney’s claim to have created 100,000 jobs contrasts with claims he made during his 1994 U.S. Senate campaign, when he claimed to have created 10,000 jobs at Bain. Romney retired from Bain Capital in 1999.

Palin said that Romney needed to come clean about his record, given the likelihood that Democrats would probe the tax issue and Romney’s tenure at Bain if he were to become the Republican nominee.

The former Alaska governor also told Hannity that she did not think it was inevitable that Romney would become the Republican nominee.

“The majority has not yet coalesced around one,” she said, adding that conservatives were still searching for the right “free market, pro-military” candidate to back.


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1 posted on 01/12/2012 2:00:47 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs...

Maybe he didn't actually create them... perhaps he only saved 100,000 jobs. Maybe 100,000 "workers" just decided to drop out of the labor force.

2 posted on 01/12/2012 2:11:52 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: All
Sarah Palin seems to agree more with Perry in his line of attack on Mitt Romney, and doesn’t necessarily believe that it is an attack on Capitalism. She also responds by saying “are we a bunch of numbskulls?” to Michelle Obama suggesting that we don’t know all that Obama’s done."..
3 posted on 01/12/2012 2:12:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: C210N
PDF: Romney's disclosure form [inc. long list of his stock holdings including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac] Romney pummels, profits from Fannie, Freddie

And for the Gardasil "innocent little girls" Crowd," Romney holds Stock in Merck & Co.

4 posted on 01/12/2012 2:15:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Unless he’s including people who provided services to those in the financial industry, like hair stylists or coffee servers or convenience store clerks, I very much question Romney’s claim to have created 100,000 jobs.

Financial industries don’t really employee that many people, in comparison to most other industries and computerization has allowed these same industries to not have to employ as many people as they used to do.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 2:29:17 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In what way could he even meaningfully quantify that he “created 100,000 jobs”?


6 posted on 01/12/2012 2:38:38 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Jonty30

I think he’s taking credit for jobs filled by any company where Bain Capital had at some point interceded — but does he subtract jobs lost — and how much did he profit?

Is he afraid to say?

Obama is going to tell us.

Conservatives don’t object to capitalism and profit (despite what Rush and the rest want us to believe). Why are conservative leaders trying to give Mitt a pass while destroying conservative candidates?


7 posted on 01/12/2012 2:45:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Utmost Certainty
In what way could he even meaningfully quantify that he “created 100,000 jobs”?

Since Mitt is making this the centerpiece of his campaign -- the reason he says he has the right to be our nominee, it would be GREAT if RUSH WOULD POSE THAT QUESTION!

8 posted on 01/12/2012 2:49:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Utmost Certainty

The most likely way, considering what Bain’s did was buy up failing companies, sell off their weak parts and recreate new companies from the rubble.

He would fire 100 percent of the work force of the old companies and rehire a small fraction of the fired employees.

In a nutshell, he woulf have fired perhaps 400,000 people and rehire 100,000 of them.

Hence, Romney hired 100,000 people.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 2:50:12 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Possibly that, or what I suggested on post 9.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 2:52:25 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Yes.

Figures don’t lie by liars can figure.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 2:55:20 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
ROMNEY-GEKKO 2012!!

12 posted on 01/12/2012 3:08:35 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rush isn’t going to pose any such questions. I read yesterday that Bain owns Clear Channel. If you’ve been wondering about your local talk radio station lately, this explains it. The libs own the media and now the most liberal republicans own talk radio.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 3:12:55 AM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: mkjessup

lmao !!


14 posted on 01/12/2012 3:16:54 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: McGavin999
Rush isn’t going to pose any such questions. I read yesterday that Bain owns Clear Channel.

That explains a lot.

15 posted on 01/12/2012 3:20:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Meanwhile John Bolton endorses Mitt Romney for President. John Bolton of all people! He is obviously deranged because he doesn’t agree with Sarah Palin.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 3:21:47 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“but does he subtract jobs lost “

Lean and mean. That’s what some of us hope he will do to the federal bureaucracy. Are you against laying off a bunch of dead weight in the federal government?


17 posted on 01/12/2012 3:23:45 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
....Lean and mean. That’s what some of us hope he will do to the federal bureaucracy. Are you against laying off a bunch of dead weight in the federal government?

Hardly. Are you against Romney being vetted like Rick Perry?


18 posted on 01/12/2012 3:27:57 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney has been vetted as much as anyone can be vetted and this is all they can come up with . . . and some of us are surprised that so-called conservatives would fault him for getting rid of dead weight while trying to save a company - precisely what we would want him to do with the federal bureaucracy.


19 posted on 01/12/2012 3:39:44 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: rbmillerjr

Hey RB, how is life in your neck of the woods?


20 posted on 01/12/2012 3:49:21 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Saundra Duffy; All
Romney has been vetted as much as anyone can be vetted and this is all they can come up with.

How about Mitt-Witt being the ideological father of 0bamaCare?

How about Mitt-Witt flip-flopping on virtually every issue?

How about Mitt-Witt declaring that he was NOT part of the 'Reagan Revolution' and did not want to go back to the 'Reagan Years'?

How about Mitt-Witt's running to the LEFT of Fat Teddy on the issue of abortion?

Believe you me, there is PLENTY out there that makes Willard totally unacceptable as the GOP nominee. We don't want '0bama-lite' representing the Republican Party.
21 posted on 01/12/2012 3:53:28 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Why is he hiding his tax returns?


22 posted on 01/12/2012 4:12:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mkjessup

Dear Lord, Romney and Gekko look like carbon copies. The Dems will run Mittney so far into the ground he won’t know which way is up.


23 posted on 01/12/2012 4:21:19 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Sarah Palin has called for Gov. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, as well as the data that could substantiate his claim of having created 100,000 jobs as CEO of Bain Capital. “

LOL That will be something akin to requesting hussein to release a real birth certificate and student records.


24 posted on 01/12/2012 4:36:10 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Saundra Duffy

John Bolton endorsed McCain in 2008. Bolton supports homosexuals in the military. So does Romney.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 4:36:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Saundra Duffy; Cincinatus' Wife
and some of us are surprised that so-called conservatives would fault him for getting rid of dead weight while trying to save a company - precisely what we would want him to do with the federal bureaucracy.

Then you're an idiot.

Are You Sitting Down? Romney Compares His Career at Bain Capital to Obama's Takeover of the Auto Industry!

26 posted on 01/12/2012 4:39:43 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sic ‘im, Sarah...


27 posted on 01/12/2012 4:42:03 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes!!!!!!!! I’ve been saying this for days now....!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 01/12/2012 4:51:03 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Liberal-leaning state like New Hampshire..."

I could just hug you for that one, Governor...you made my day.

29 posted on 01/12/2012 4:56:35 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

you go girl!

saved or created “x” number of jobs...


30 posted on 01/12/2012 5:00:26 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mkjessup

HOW DARE YOU IMPUGN GORDON’S INTEGRITY!! /s


31 posted on 01/12/2012 5:03:24 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Romney CONVENIENTLY destroyed the hard drives
from his governorship (where he ruined Massachusetts
and installed DNC judges over and over).

Romney always lies. Like that he “marched”
with MLK.

Romney is a sociopathic liar.


32 posted on 01/12/2012 5:05:33 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Saundra Duffy

MITT ROMNEY - THE PROVEN BAD GOVERNOR

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]


33 posted on 01/12/2012 5:12:18 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: mkjessup

ROMNEY-GEKKO 2012!!


Funny, but even though Gekko was a criminal, I respect him more, and would vote for the character over Romney.


34 posted on 01/12/2012 6:08:03 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: McGavin999

I wonder what it’s like to be a former conservative talk radio host who is now reduced to spreading liberalism over the airwaves.

Does an individual in this circumstance have any amount of free will remaining?


35 posted on 01/12/2012 6:09:11 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Saundra Duffy

I used to have high hopes for Palin. No longer. She should have finished her term as governor and then run for another office. Now, you can forget it. And if we end up with four more years of Obummer, ehhhh, no big deal - right, Sarah? Very disappointing.


36 posted on 01/12/2012 6:14:54 AM PST by juliej
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; McGavin999
Rush isn’t going to pose any such questions. I read yesterday that Bain owns Clear Channel.

Nonsense. Rush will do whatever is good for Rush. He just signed a huge contract with Premier in 2008.

Premier syndicates George Noory, Glen Beck, Hannity....

....and Randi Rhodes and Dr Dean Edell...total lefties.

You think those two are being told to hold their fire on Romney? Nonsense.

If they tried to tell Rush what to do, he'd grab their balls, and rake them over hot microphones and not let go for a week.

Rush has an empire of backchannel connections that could make Romeney a dead issue in a week if he wanted to.

37 posted on 01/12/2012 6:18:26 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: reasonisfaith

Well I guess Sarah is following Todds lead, but just not coming out and saying it. Eye of Newt is her man.


38 posted on 01/12/2012 6:18:30 AM PST by DAC21
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To: juliej
You're missing a big point. If Romney does in fact get the Republican nomination, we're going to end up with four more years of Obama.
39 posted on 01/12/2012 6:20:06 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Jim Robinson

Dear Jim,

If Romney wins this, please write Sarah and ask her to start a 3rd party candidacy.

Thanks


40 posted on 01/12/2012 6:20:33 AM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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To: sam_paine

[He just signed a huge contract with Premier in 2008.]

...and these people have to power to do a buy out and Rush will disappear from the air waves.


41 posted on 01/12/2012 6:23:55 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: sam_paine

“Rush has an empire of backchannel connections that could make Romeney a dead issue in a week if he wanted to.”

Maybe this is true, but at this point something sure has Rush by the balls.

In the end—when it comes down to those things which really control you on the deepest level—there’s really no difference between the lock box like the one Hillary uses on various men in her life, and the one a person uses to store his own wealth.


42 posted on 01/12/2012 6:28:15 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: DAC21

You’re not making sense.


43 posted on 01/12/2012 6:29:23 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Staples employs 90,000, so I guess he could take some credit for that, as he was a legitimate VC investor - long before Bain became a LBO operation. But I would imagine there were at least 90,000 layoffs as well. It is probably impossible to calculate, which shows what a boneheaded strategy this was for Mittens in the first place.


44 posted on 01/12/2012 6:30:24 AM PST by montag813
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To: RetSignman; reasonisfaith
...and these people have to power to do a buy out and Rush will disappear from the air waves.

Meadowmuffins!

He's been on the radio for 20 years criticizing the Clintons and the Chicago politithugs ... around which people have ended up dead in parks! Sorry folks. Rush is presently untouchable.

What he is doing, that you may not want to admit, is called "keeping his powder dry" in the event that he has to get on Mitt's bandwagon.

45 posted on 01/12/2012 6:33:44 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

And what would force him to get on that bandwagon?


46 posted on 01/12/2012 6:35:40 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: McGavin999

“I read yesterday that Bain owns Clear Channel.”

Oh, my! Suspicious.

Still, I would hope that Rush wouldn’t compromise even if that were the case. He’s Rush; he could go to any broadcasting organizaion and not skip a beat. Of course, a president whom Rush didn’t support could try to make his life a living hell later on.


47 posted on 01/12/2012 6:36:00 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: onyx

Sarah Palin ping list if you haven’t already


48 posted on 01/12/2012 6:43:06 AM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Your speculation raises some very interesting questions.

For starters: what powers exist that can still tell Rush what he can and can’t say (in terms of political content)?


49 posted on 01/12/2012 6:50:28 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: juliej

Julie, Romney can’t be elected.

Go here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2831768/posts


50 posted on 01/12/2012 6:50:45 AM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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