Skip to comments.Palin urges Romney to Release Tax Returns, Provide Proof he Created 100,000 Jobs at Bain Capital
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 Gingrichs 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 Romneys 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 Romneys 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.
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.
And for the Gardasil "innocent little girls" Crowd," Romney holds Stock in Merck & Co.
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.
In what way could he even meaningfully quantify that he “created 100,000 jobs”?
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?
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!
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.
Possibly that, or what I suggested on post 9.
Figures don’t lie by liars can figure.
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.
That explains a lot.
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.
“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?
Hardly. Are you against Romney being vetted like Rick Perry?
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.
Hey RB, how is life in your neck of the woods?
Why is he hiding his tax returns?
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.
“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.
John Bolton endorsed McCain in 2008. Bolton supports homosexuals in the military. So does Romney.
Then you're an idiot.
Sic ‘im, Sarah...
Yes!!!!!!!! I’ve been saying this for days now....!!!!!!!!
I could just hug you for that one, Governor...you made my day.
you go girl!
saved or created “x” number of jobs...
HOW DARE YOU IMPUGN GORDON’S INTEGRITY!! /s
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”
Romney is a sociopathic liar.
"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.]
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?
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.
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.
Well I guess Sarah is following Todds lead, but just not coming out and saying it. Eye of Newt is her man.
If Romney wins this, please write Sarah and ask her to start a 3rd party candidacy.
[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.
“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.
You’re not making sense.
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.
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.
And what would force him to get on that bandwagon?
“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.
Sarah Palin ping list if you haven’t already
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)?
Julie, Romney can’t be elected.