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Mitt Romney is worth $250 million. Why so little? (Mega Barf Alert)
Washington Post ^ | 10/05/2012 | William D. Cohan

Posted on 10/07/2012 10:29:48 AM PDT by Snuph

Does it really matter if Romney is worth $250 million, $1 billion or more? Rich is rich after all, right? I think it does, politically as well as substantively.

Politically, the alternatives are not great. If he were perceived as the first real billionaire to run for president, it would only exacerbate popular doubts about how someone living so removed from the concerns of average Americans — or even just 47 percent of them — could effectively represent them.

And if he is not a billionaire, doesn’t it suggest that he was not a great private-equity investor after all, thus torpedoing his claim to understand how to create jobs and get the economy back on track?

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; seejohnkerry
I think we should all rise from our seats and applaud the Washington Post for this.

There is hackery, there is partisanship, and then there is... this.

This is resplendent.

Congratulations, Washington Post.

You are now officially beyond mockery. ACE of Spades

1 posted on 10/07/2012 10:29:54 AM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph

I’m pretty sure I saw this same article when Kerry was running.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 10:32:25 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Snuph
Ridicule. Marginalize. Isolate.

Why do these people hate America and its Constitution so much? Why do they want to turn the US into just another 3d world hellhole?

3 posted on 10/07/2012 10:38:07 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Snuph
popular doubts about how someone living so removed from the concerns of average Americans

The assumption is that how "removed" you are is measured solely in economic terms.

My net worth is 0.1% of Romney's $250M. I don't know about Barry-O's worth, but let's assume it's less than that. Am I supposed to feel closer to (less removed from) Barry-O?

Sorry. "Removed" is in attitude, more than dollars.

4 posted on 10/07/2012 10:40:32 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

The running tally starts at $11,057,249, ...

http://www.mangoboss.com/ObamaNetWorth-2012Updates.html


5 posted on 10/07/2012 10:50:34 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Snuph

Maybe because he give about a quarter of his pre-tax income to charity?


6 posted on 10/07/2012 10:50:48 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Snuph

The Clintons are worth $250 million that we know of, and somehow they amassed that fortune in public service.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 10:52:27 AM PDT by marron
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To: Snuph
How come the Washington Post haven't asked about how Senator Harry Reid became a multimillionaire or the net worth of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, whose husband is worth a LOT of money with prime real estate holdings in California's Wine Country....
8 posted on 10/07/2012 10:54:46 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Snuph

Bain Capital’s investment record is well-known and widely admired. This writer is an ignorant putz.


9 posted on 10/07/2012 11:06:25 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: Snuph
If he were perceived as the first real billionaire to run for president...

He can't be. We already have the first real billionaire not only to run, but to be president.

The co-presidency team of 0bama/Soros is worth on the surface 6 or 7 Billion; probably alot more, considering their further reaches...

10 posted on 10/07/2012 11:10:41 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: C210N

http://a1webserver.com/img/biden.jpg

I think in today’s dollars Washington was our wealthiest president. Multiple land holdings and agriculture income.

JFK is estimated nearly 1 billion due to his share of the Kennedy estate and his wife’s family’s oil holdings.


11 posted on 10/07/2012 11:16:54 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Snuph

Obama’s family oil company trusts from mom and grandmother very likely exceed Romney personal wealth.


12 posted on 10/07/2012 11:25:38 AM PDT by LowNslow (Retired CWO)
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To: Snuph

Obama’s family oil company trusts from mom and grandmother very likely exceed Romney personal wealth.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 11:25:49 AM PDT by LowNslow (Retired CWO)
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To: EBH
The running tally starts at $11,057,249.

I don't really care.

The fact that that number is closer to me than Romney's number means absolutely nothing.

Barry-O is much farther away.

14 posted on 10/07/2012 11:49:46 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: LowNslow

Do you have a link to help me with this?

Weird thing. I punch in “Obama family oil company trusts” and it comes up “Romney family oil company trusts” over and over again. I click over to Yahoo and they do the same thing. Can’t get the search engine to even search that term. That by itself is hinky.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 11:57:53 AM PDT by marron
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To: marron

They stole most of there money when he and Ted Kennedy started a cell phone company in Haiti thats where they both get income from do the research..........btw what difference does it make how much he makes its his not some idiot newspapers.......idiot trolls....Want you to believe if the govt stole all there money youwould pay less in taxes hogwash. If they steal from anyone they steal from everyone....


16 posted on 10/07/2012 12:19:49 PM PDT by straps (Ex-Pan Amer)
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17 posted on 10/07/2012 1:43:28 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Snuph
doesn’t it suggest that he was not a great private-equity investor after all

Or could it be that money is not his god? He gives million each year to charity. Four years as governor, he took no salary - or was a dollar per year?

He served 5 years as Bishop in the church - no salary (Mormon leaders do not take salaries - they make their own living and give their time and service free.

Three years working to save our Olympics - he took no salary. He is not ruled by money.

Someone asked me if Romney could be bribed. His life's record would indicate not. The left and it's press don't understand the honest man, it's such a rarity.

18 posted on 10/07/2012 2:30:08 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does)
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To: Snuph

Unlike an unnamed Dem Senator, he made his money the old fashioned way, he earned it. Unfortunately for him he did not have the good fortune to marry his cash stash.


19 posted on 10/07/2012 4:44:43 PM PDT by BizBroker (Democrats- Don't want 'em, Don't need 'em, Can't use 'em, Couldn't afford 'em if I did!)
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To: BizBroker

ROFL

Who inherited it from her late husband, who left the family out in the cold.


20 posted on 10/07/2012 4:51:01 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph

Less than John Kerry.


21 posted on 10/07/2012 6:01:41 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Every conservative knew the attacks were coming... 3.5 years ago when Obama was elected.)
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To: NoLibZone

John Kerry married his wealth. Mrs Hienz-Kerry is where the money is. BTW did you know she pays around 1% income taxes each year on 80 million income??


22 posted on 10/07/2012 6:11:12 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph

Why so little? Perhaps he doesn’t want or need it. He gives a lot of his money away, more than needed to Uncle Sam and then he spreads it around to those who do need it. Charitable fellow, Mr. Romney, and with his own money, too. Nice change.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 8:27:08 PM PDT by GBA (The line is drawn, two choices left: We must pull back from the line or be forced to cross it.)
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