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NY Times: 'No Evidence' Romney Did Bain Business after 1999
NewsMax ^ | 07/16/2012 | Patrick Hobin

Posted on 07/16/2012 6:13:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

There is no evidence that Mitt Romney exercised his powers at private equity firm Bain Capital after 1999 or directed funds’ investments after leaving, The New York Times reported.

Although some documents place the Republican presidential hopeful in charge of Bain from 1999 to 2001, a period in which the company outsourced jobs and ran companies that fell into bankruptcy, it is not related to who was running Bain at the time, the Times reported.

Romney has tried to distance himself from this period in Bain's history, saying on financial disclosure forms he had no active role in Bain as of February 1999.

“It’s a disconnect between the ownership interest and managerial functions,” Harvey Pitt, who served as S.E.C. chairman under President George W. Bush, told the Times. “When Bain takes positions in public companies, they’re required to show anyone who has an ownership interest that could be the effective equivalent of control. So Romney has to be shown on those filings.

"If they didn’t show them on those filings, they would have broken the law. But it has nothing to do with who’s actually running Bain Capital,” Pitt added.

Financial disclosures filed in Massachusetts back up Romney’s case and show that he drew at least $100,000 in 2001 from Bain as a “former executive” and from other Bain entities as a passive general partner, according to the Times.

The newspaper also pointed to an offering memorandum to investors in a Bain equity fund that was circulated in June 2000 and suggests Romney was not involved in the management of investments. The memorandum lists backgrounds on 18 managers, or “senior private equity investment professionals of Bain Capital,” and Romney is not among them.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bain; newyorktimes; nytimes; romney; romneyrecord
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1 posted on 07/16/2012 6:14:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Ruh-roh.

Stephanie Cutler, please pick up the courtesy phone.


2 posted on 07/16/2012 6:17:12 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting. Coming from the slimes none the less.


3 posted on 07/16/2012 6:17:35 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Romney should just out and out lie. Say that obozo was involved in the white slave trade in Japan or something.

I mean, when baldfaced lying is tolerated you might as well allow it on both sides.


4 posted on 07/16/2012 6:18:37 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: SeekAndFind

“That may be true but he wanted to!” - Little Davy Axelgrease.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 6:18:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Who is Barack Hussein Obama?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Although some documents place the Republican presidential hopeful in charge of Bain from 1999 to 2001, a period in which the company outsourced jobs and ran companies that fell into bankruptcy, it is not related to who was running Bain at the time, the Times reported.

What difference does it make?

We all know that those in business can't do business alone....

Was it Clinton's fault that Romney is a felony?

6 posted on 07/16/2012 6:20:30 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: exit82

Since romney is hiding on this, I will defend him. He must immediately file suit on the POC woman that accused him of a “felony” The libel laws do not permit malice even in politics. But noooooo. He is busy on his Skidoo vacationing while I work. Anyone can beat obama but this loser.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 6:20:51 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Marine_Uncle

Random act of journalism.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 6:24:15 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: KevinB

ROLF! Throw in another ROLF!. Pretty good.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 6:26:58 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mr. RomneyCARE received $100,000 per year salary.
And he Owned 100%,
but had not control.

Anyone who believes that is a fool.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 6:29:35 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: marygonzo

It’s the Obama Team that lied on this - it’s Obama’s people who are wrong. If Republicans decided to sue every time a democrat lied, we’d all be living in court rooms.


11 posted on 07/16/2012 6:31:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious......... Ann Coulter)
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To: GOPJ

Excuse me, but the LACK OF TRANSPARENCY is from
Team Romney (Team of the Chosen Loser).


12 posted on 07/16/2012 6:35:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind
in some books an 'ownership interest' means something. I believe he said he could have made decisions but he didn't.

So, he elected to NOT make decisions regarding the steel mill deal, the fetal recycling deal, the.....

So many decisions.... so little time.... too busy.

So, a question ~ did Romney decide to NOT go back to bain as an active partner, or was he asked to stay away?

13 posted on 07/16/2012 6:38:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Diogenesis

A lot of people in the oil business do that.

They have another business that takes their time so they get someone that knows the oil business to run the business.


14 posted on 07/16/2012 6:49:49 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Diogenesis

Just beccause you own running shoes doesn’t mean you jog.


15 posted on 07/16/2012 6:53:24 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now,!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nobody examined any detail of what Obama did for nearly 4 decades before he was elected and innaugurated.

Why does anybody care about the equivalent of 20 minutes of Mitt Romney's life?

Everybody just needs to shut up and find something else to do.

16 posted on 07/16/2012 7:00:03 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Diogenesis

Last company—a car dealership— that I worked for, the 100% owner collected huge pay and had a very nice office on the premises.

Did not a lick of work. Might be seen once every few months. He spends most of his time on a yacht in the Caribbean.

Owns several other companies— other car dealerships and a mortgage brokerage, that I know of.

Only to blame in the most general sense for the fact that the service departmant can’t seem to get Mrs O’Leary’s Oldsmobuick to quit stalling at stop-lights.


But of course, anyone who believes that is a fool.


17 posted on 07/16/2012 7:00:44 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now,!)
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To: IMR 4350
They have another business that takes their time so they get someone that knows the oil business to run the business.

So Romney campaigned to keep conservatives at bay; namely NEWT so Obama has the honors of leading America. Either way romney and obama have the same liberal mindset - same sex marriage, pro baby killing, liberal judges, Socialistic Romneycare/Obamacare - whatever that' is against what America stands for, they initiate or want.

18 posted on 07/16/2012 7:03:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, if the Times says it it must be true.

Do I really need a sarcasm tag?


19 posted on 07/16/2012 7:04:40 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Nutritionally you are what you eat. Politically you are what you support. - TomHoefling.com)
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To: Diogenesis
Anyone who believes that is a fool.

Yours is a constant unrelenting campaign for Obama.

20 posted on 07/16/2012 7:09:07 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney claims that running Bain gives him the business experience to be president and especially the experience to turn the economy around. Lord knows his experience in governing Massachusetts is not what we need or want nor is it the kind of thing that would turn the economy around. Now he’s running away from Bain? Well, he’ll claim the credit for anything good it did, but can’t have that sullied with anything possibly bad.


21 posted on 07/16/2012 7:10:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: elkfersupper
Everybody just needs to shut up and find something else to do.

WRONG!! Romney needs to crawl out of his hole and DO SOMETHING!! He hasn't asked Obama anything about his hidden records!

Nobody examined any detail of what Obama did for nearly 4 decades before he was elected and innaugurated

WRONG!! The ones you are telling to Shut up did examine what he found on Obama. Did Romney do or say ANYTHING about it NOW or then - NO!! He just wants to waltz into the Oval Office on your back! So take your angst out on him!

22 posted on 07/16/2012 7:11:29 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
Vote for Zippo if it makes you feel better.

He wasn't my choice, but it's what we got.

23 posted on 07/16/2012 7:11:38 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: SeekAndFind

Bain and capitalism were attacked here at FR and by Republican candidates during the primary. Nobody should be surprised that the left was listening.


24 posted on 07/16/2012 7:11:56 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: IMR 4350
Vote for Zippo if it makes you feel better.

Vote for evil, if it makes you feel better

He wasn't my choice, but it's what we got..

It's what you got, not me.

25 posted on 07/16/2012 7:20:16 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: af_vet_1981; Diogenesis
Yours is a constant unrelenting campaign for Obama.

Are you cross eyed or standing on your head? Your comment is opposite of what Diogenesis is doing.

Or is it that you can't handle the truth about romney? You do want to know what you are putting your stamp of approval on, don't you?

26 posted on 07/16/2012 7:28:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s attacks on this topic only serve to show how completely clueless Obama is about business & basics thereof.

I could be a major/total stockholder in a family business & yet have absolutely no activity in the day to day running of the business.

Romney is apparently the sole stockholder & CEO of Bain. That was correctly reported to the SEC. He took a sabbatical to work for the 2002 Olympics. Even if he was paid full salary while on that leave, it would be his priviledge to do so. IIRC, he took exactly $1 per year to straighten out the Olympics. It would be painfully obvious to even a 3rd grader that the day to day running of both would not be possible.

The astounding stupidity of Obama & his henchpersons is truly something to behold, along with their refusal to say they are wrong about ANYTHING.

While they are getting lots of press on this topic, they are going behind our backs & trying to sign treaties which will hamper our 2nd Amendment rights & allow taxes from the UN which would apply to all US citizens.

Obama set out to create chaos in this country & he is doing a great job-—

Too bad that isn’t what he was elected to do.

When will American voters wake up? Hopefully before November.


27 posted on 07/16/2012 7:31:03 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ExGeeEye

Just beccause you own running shoes doesn’t mean you jog.”””

I own 5 horses & I sure am not Eddie Arcaro!!!!


28 posted on 07/16/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: IMR 4350
He wasn't my choice, but it's what we got.

He wasn't my choice also. Newt would have cleaned King Obama's closet. But I have to remind myself that the nominations was voted in by the Republican voters. It is the voters! Therefore I have to support Romney. Do I dare tell the voters that they are fools, nope, not me. But there are some FR that are just doing that. THAT IS STUPID!

29 posted on 07/16/2012 7:44:51 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: marygonzo
"Anyone can beat obama but this loser."

marygonzo, welcome aboard FreeRepublic!

marygonzo, since 2012-6-15.

30 posted on 07/16/2012 7:47:55 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Logical me
It's totally ridiculous.

Romney might make mistakes, everybody does, but he's not out to destroy the country.

The only thing worse than Zippo would be Hillary.

If Hillary was president, you wouldn't be reading this.

31 posted on 07/16/2012 7:51:51 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Jim Robinson

“Now he’s running away from Bain?”

He’s not running away from Bain, he’s denying outright lies about his time at Bain between 1999 and 2001. There is ample evidence from people and outlets that are certainly not friends of Romney that the charges that he ran Bain after he said he left are not true.


32 posted on 07/16/2012 8:00:50 PM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: Diogenesis
There is sufficient evidence, provided by Bain employees, and business documents, to prove that even though Mitt Romney's name is on the SEC documents, as it should be, considering he was CEO, he did not participate in the day to day business decisions, because he had taken a 'leave' to run the Olympics.

Whether or not you want to accept the facts is another thing, entirely. If you want to continue to spread Obama's lies, that's up to you.

33 posted on 07/16/2012 8:27:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: WatchOutForSnakes

You can paint any kind of smiley face you want on it, but the fact of the matter is, he’s running away from Bain. Just like he ran away from Reagan-Bush conservatism when it favored him politically to do so. The man has no solid foundation. He bends with the political winds. Always explaining, parsing words and excusing himself. Nothing bad that happened on his watch or while he owned Bain was his fault, but everything good was due to his superior management skills. Anything contrary can be explained away, even if the story changes many times during the explaining.

1:12 minute mark on this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OQoBxZZPqU&feature=player_embedded


34 posted on 07/16/2012 8:41:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SuziQ

Why would he want to run away from his ownership of Bain? His Bain company successes is his conservative claim to fame.


35 posted on 07/16/2012 8:44:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
As far as I can tell, he hasn't 'run away' from his ownership of Bain. Bain was a very successful company both with him as CEO, and after he left.

Obama and his Democrat friends were trying to tie the Bain 'outsourcing' around his neck, and Romney simply pointed out that any of the business decisions made while he was away running the Olympics weren't made by him, whether they were for good or ill. His name was still on the SEC documents, because, legally, he WAS still the CEO, because there hadn't been time to find a replacement before he had to leave for the Olympics. He didn't go back to head up Bain, because he decided to go into politics here in MA, so they got a new CEO. I don't see anything nefarious there.

36 posted on 07/16/2012 9:00:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Well, guess he saw that as valid criticism, because he’s definitely running away from his ownership of Bain. He “washed his hands” of Bain.


37 posted on 07/16/2012 9:21:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Diogenesis

The President of my father’s (small) company was a President in name only, and my father, who was VP, ran it and made all decisions. It happens.


38 posted on 07/16/2012 9:22:25 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: All; SeekAndFind
So we now have the prestigious and nigh infallible (during the GOP primary) factcheck.org, the Washington Post and the NY Times on Romney's side on the Bain issue.

And yet, Obama and the Democrats persist. They are not concerned about the press.

What does that tell us?

39 posted on 07/16/2012 9:22:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (It'll be Romney or Obama. There's no 'do over' for the gop primary.)
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To: marygonzo
Since romney is hiding on this, I will defend him.

Don't bother, Romney got Obama (not just a surrogate) to say it and then the NYT says it is not so. KA-Ching.

40 posted on 07/16/2012 10:32:14 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: marygonzo

How is Romney “hiding” on the Bain issue?

He has put forth detailed explanations which the NYT has repeated in its story of why his name appears on the SEC documents.

What more would you have them do? He has even directly contacted the networks and explained, quite forcefully I thought the real facts behind the Bain issue and going so far as to call the Obama claims “lies”


41 posted on 07/17/2012 2:32:54 AM PDT by drago15
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To: Diogenesis

Have you ever owned a business? I have and when I left it (turned it over to my son) I remained on as an officer of the company and drew a salary.

I also had nothing to do or say about the day to day operations of the company.

So, what exactly is your experience in this area?


42 posted on 07/17/2012 2:33:02 AM PDT by drago15
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To: SuziQ
So now it was not "day to day" decisions?

What about CORE decisions?

Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

43 posted on 07/17/2012 2:37:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: af_vet_1981

If you haven’t converted an Obot into a Rombot you have no room to talk.


44 posted on 07/17/2012 3:34:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ridesthemiles
It really doesn't matter who is running the company if you are the OWNER.

An "ownership interest" means something ~ and only a totally mindless twit would imagine it doesn't.

Do not be caught in the New York Times trap!

45 posted on 07/17/2012 3:40:12 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ridesthemiles

But you have an awful lot of horse manure to have shoveled around!


46 posted on 07/17/2012 3:43:20 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: All

The title of this article could be “Romney Wades Into Raging River to Rescue Basket of Drowing Kittens” and some people here would still find a way to savage him.


47 posted on 07/17/2012 8:25:40 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: Diogenesis

He was not in charge of Bain Capital at the time under question, so he wasn’t making any decisions, CORE or otherwise. THAT has been established by the people at Bain who were actually the ones making the decisions.


48 posted on 07/17/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Jim Robinson

Granted, I don’t watch much of the news, but I haven’t heard of Romney ‘washing his hands’ of Bain. He’s acknowledged that when he was there, he ran Bain, but when he wasn’t he didn’t. Obama is trying to say Romney did something, when he didn’t; Romney is just setting the record straight, with the help, I might add, of some in the MSM who have actually LOOKED at the data, rather than repeat the DNC talking points.


49 posted on 07/17/2012 11:36:34 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
Since. Mr. RomneyCARE is a known liar who takes both
sides of every issue, and he owned 100% and was
paid $100,000, where is your proof he had no control?

Or just people he PAID to say so?

Mr. RomneyCARE wants both sides of every issue,
and wants to be a VICTIM, too. Sorry, it won't play anymore.


50 posted on 07/17/2012 12:21:58 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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