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What Romney and Ryan Never Wanted You to Know (E-mail solicitation from Rasmussen Reports)
Rasmussen Reports Spam E-mail this morning | 10/8/12 | Louis Basenese

Posted on 10/08/2012 7:54:03 AM PDT by mazda77

(Rasmussen Reports [scott@rasmussenreports.ccsend.com]; on behalf of; Rasmussen Reports [update@rasmussenreports.com])

Dear Friends, Please find a special message from our paid sponsor, Wall Street Daily. Sponsorships like this help to allow us to continue to send you our Daily Update free of charge. We appreciate your interest in our work. Rasmussen Reports Dear Concerned Voter,

Mitt Romney, whose estimated net worth is $250 million, was reluctant to release his 2011 tax returns...

Meanwhile, Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan…

Well, his net worth exploded by up to 130% over the last 10 years.

“It’s absolutely stunning,” says political intelligence expert, Robert Williams

“What Ryan accomplished during a decade marred by deep economic recession is virtually impossible. He must have been playing with a loaded deck.”

Williams just released the shocking results of his investigation into the secret affairs of Congress.

While the investigation exposes - at times, even embarrasses - our nation’s lawmakers, Williams admits that even he’s surprised by the findings…

“I now know things that very few Americans know. Shocking things. It’s scary, actually.”

Williams’ next public appearance is in Chicago in September, where he plans to speak for the very first time about his 10 months inside of Congress.

For a sneak peek at the investigation’s findings, including how Romney and Ryan got so rich, and…

To view the astonishing details swirling around a new bill called “Unicorn,” just click the link below.

View the details here.

You’ll never look at your Congressmen the same way again. It sure had a profound effect on me.

Ahead of the tape,

Louis Basenese Chief Investment Strategist, Wall Street Daily


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: vanity
So much for the Rasmussen veil of objectivity. He is no more objective than all the other polling organizations if he accepts advertising like this to be spammed out to people who subscribed to his reports.

Rasmussen is using his so-called objectivity to advance advertisers like this to remain in business. I would wager that his balance sheets show a far more telling story of where the funding comes from for his polling.

1 posted on 10/08/2012 7:54:07 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

There was supposed to be an exposé yesterday in the Washington Post about all the congressmen’s net worths. Anyone see that (I just logged onto FR...)


2 posted on 10/08/2012 7:57:01 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Obama better hope a Kicked Ass is covered under Obamacare. -- Dennis Miller re debate 1)
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To: mazda77

Very suspicious.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 8:00:22 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: mazda77

OK, fine. Mr Rasmussen, how did the Obama’s fare during the last decade???


4 posted on 10/08/2012 8:01:39 AM PDT by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: mazda77
I understand that the Obama’s have done quite well in just four years and likely will become billionaires upon retirement.
5 posted on 10/08/2012 8:02:10 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: All

Is wall street daily part of the WSJ? I thought this was from rassmussen? is there a link?

it just seems “out there”


6 posted on 10/08/2012 8:02:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mazda77

wow 130% in 10 years, what a wimp! Pelosi tripled hers in 2 years....


7 posted on 10/08/2012 8:02:42 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: mazda77

This I believe is spam, some spammer got Rasmussens email list.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 8:02:42 AM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: mazda77
Williams just released the shocking results of his investigation into the secret affairs of Congress.

Interesting revelation but I'm still faced with taking a decision between Obama or Romney. Hmmmm ... I'm voting for Romney ... yep, that's better for my children, my grandchildren, me, you, and the nation.

9 posted on 10/08/2012 8:03:13 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: mazda77

When they expose Harry Reid’s dirty laundry in NV, I’ll get back to them. Funny how it’s always Republicans they ‘expose” and not Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, or Diane Feinstein.

By design, none of these get-rich schemes is illegal, not even insider trading. They make sure they write the laws in a way that they can’t be prosecuted.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 8:04:14 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: mazda77

just because an email ostensibly came from a particular email address doesn’t mean that it actually did.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 8:05:07 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: mazda77

If you click on the link, will it take you to a naught Paris Hilton film? /SARCASM


12 posted on 10/08/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Oppose Senate Amendment S.A. 2575! I need more than 10 rounds in my magazine.)
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To: mazda77

To be honest there is nothing to be surprised about. They are in a position in government where they are able to benefit financially if they throw their ethics books away. Im not 5 years old anymore to think the world is full of rainbows and people are selfless and have values and morals. I am certain everyone in government is on some kind of take or abusing the system in some way to benefit financially. All It can be is a favour here and there or good information which knowing about at the correct time is invaluable.
I know candidates on both sides are messed up and will be messed up until the end of time, you have to be to reach that position in the first place, you have to compromise yourself in some way.


13 posted on 10/08/2012 8:07:19 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: mazda77

It’s funny, with all of the crooked pols in Congress, they highlight Paul Ryan. Pathetic!!! No dirt on Dirty Harry or Pelosi???


14 posted on 10/08/2012 8:08:10 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Albion Wilde

I’d thought I’d read an accounting of Ryan’s finances, and it included one, maybe two inheritances, mostly from his wife’s family, but Ryan’s family had a multigenerational business as well.

Says tons about Rasmussen.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 8:09:05 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mazda77

Smells like spam. If you got the email you may want to confirm its authenticity by forwarding it to:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/about_us/contact_us

Then report back to us.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 8:09:18 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: mazda77
It's not Scott Rasmussen per se -- he sells advertising to subsidize his website and sometimes spam like this (and ads for junk like mailorder erectile dysfunction drugs) slips through.

Most disturbing though, is the revelation: "Meanwhile, Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan…"

"Well, his net worth exploded by up to 130% over the last 10 years. ".

He has a gov't job, and in 10 years his net worth is only up by 130%??????

17 posted on 10/08/2012 8:10:19 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: mazda77

NO ONE LEAVES CONGRESS WITH LESS THAN THEY WENT IN WITH!!!!!!


18 posted on 10/08/2012 8:12:53 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: mazda77
"Well, his net worth exploded by up to 130% over the last 10 years.

“It’s absolutely stunning,” says political intelligence expert, Robert Williams "


Rule of 72. At 10% your money doubles in 7.2 years. At 7.2% your money doubles every 10 years.

130% (double plus one third) is a very, very good return.

"Exploding??" No.

"Absolutely stunning?" No.

Just very, very good. Smart even. Just the kind of guy you want running your investments.
19 posted on 10/08/2012 8:14:23 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: hannibaal

You’re already assuming the insinuation from the email is true.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 8:14:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mazda77

This IS NOT from Scott Rasmussen. Is every one so incredible gullible?


21 posted on 10/08/2012 8:16:48 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: gettinolder

agreed....


22 posted on 10/08/2012 8:17:01 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: mazda77

Let’s talk about Nancy and Harry’s wealth!


23 posted on 10/08/2012 8:17:24 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: Sooth2222
"Well, his net worth exploded by up to 130% over the last 10 years. ". He has a gov't job, and in 10 years his net worth is only up by 130%??????

My net worth increased about the same in 10 years when I was Ryan's age, and I wasn't anywhere close to government. Mine increased by getting better jobs over the years coupled with the high inflation rate of the Ford/Carter years.

130% over ten years is no big deal.

24 posted on 10/08/2012 8:18:05 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: mazda77

http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/

I’d check out just who thie email came from.
Sounds more like an ad for this.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 8:21:02 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: mazda77

Paul Ryan is at an age where most workers’ net worth experiences its greatest growth. This is a non story


26 posted on 10/08/2012 8:23:51 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: mazda77
his net worth exploded by up to 130% over the last 10 years.

The guy who wrote this must be a dope. If you averaged something like 8 or 9% a year that would happen. AMAZING NOT!

27 posted on 10/08/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: mazda77

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/about_us/faqs

Who Do I Contact About Advertising and/or Sponsorship Opportunities on RasmussenReports.com?

Our door is always open for new business opportunities. To explore creating a customized promotional opportunity with us, call Beth Chunn at 732-776-9777 x205, or send e-mail to beth@rasmussenreports.com.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 8:31:29 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: shibumi

I think that his wife came into an inheritance. I read that last month.


29 posted on 10/08/2012 8:32:06 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: longtermmemmory
it just seems “out there”

It's on the internet.

It MUST be true!

30 posted on 10/08/2012 8:33:00 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: mazda77

Looks like a paid advertisement to me. Ras is in a business, not a charity.

Just ignore it; Ras doesn’t necessarily endorse all the crap these list-buyers spew. I wonder if paid subscribers to his reports get junk mail like that.


31 posted on 10/08/2012 8:33:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: longtermmemmory; All

If you read the first line, it is the e-mail address from Rasmussen in which his organization sent this advertisement for one of his customers. Yes, it is a part of the WSJ which is now owned by Murdoch and we know just how objective that FoxNews has been drifting lately.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 8:42:14 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: COUNTrecount

If that’s the case, then his increase is not only not stunning, it might be sub-par.

But the average person looking at 130% in big bold numbers with the word “stunning” after it won’t think the whole thing through.


33 posted on 10/08/2012 8:56:07 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So let me get this straight, we just ignore a so-called objective pollster spamming crap like this? Rasmussen does not do anything for free, nothing, and if he can’t develop a successful business model for just polls, then what credibility does he have if he relies on this junk to make a black bottom line?

The main reason I posted this is that I received it and wanted to pass it along so everyone could see it, changed nothing so if someone is spamming us through Rasmussen, getting this out to several eyeballs would surely get their attention and in effect have them tighten up their system and employees. It came from Constant Contact and being a subscriber to them I have forwarded it to them for verification as well.

Since this forum relies on web page addresses for direct links to articles received, I was not able to enter the link as received to click on. Now I can forward this to anyone who would like to dissect the HTML but you’ll have freepmail me and I’ll do what can see about getting the source code from it.

I just received a daily update from Ras and the e-mail address is identical from the message I received this morning.


34 posted on 10/08/2012 9:01:10 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77

Right.


35 posted on 10/08/2012 9:32:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

Like they used to say at Burger King.


36 posted on 10/08/2012 9:42:30 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77
Well, his net worth exploded by up to 130% over the last 10 years.

This is meaningless. If I had $1.00 yesterday, and today I have $2.30, my net worth has "exploded" 130%.

37 posted on 10/08/2012 11:36:24 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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Goofy crap. What was the explosive increase in Al Gore's wealth over the last ten years? Or Barack Obama's?

I'm sure both of them have seen percentage increases in their net wealth that dwarf Ryans and Romney's over the same period.

38 posted on 10/08/2012 11:40:02 AM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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He has a gov't job, and in 10 years his net worth is only up by 130%??????

Terrible.

He's either honest or dumb.

39 posted on 10/08/2012 11:44:33 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: 9YearLurker

Thats my point, it probably is and it doesnt matter to me if it is, because this is human nature to use ones position to advance their lives.


40 posted on 10/08/2012 11:53:06 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: hannibaal

Also to be honest 130% is not that much, it rather depends on the amount more than a % increase. 10 years ago puts me in University, and my net worth since then has increased maybe 1000% over this time period.


41 posted on 10/08/2012 11:55:41 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: hannibaal

I’d say most reasonably successful people in their mid-40’s have increased their net worth by at least 130% from their mid-30’s.


42 posted on 10/08/2012 1:11:05 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Excellence; All

Again, it is not so much how wrong the information was, it was that this was propagate by Rasmussen in the form of an advertisement from his Constant Contact account. If he allows advertising like this, then where in the H did his so-called objectivity go?

I have a Constant Contact account for my business and nothing goes into an e-mail marketing campaign unless I create it. In my book it goes with the saying about being painted with the company you keep.


43 posted on 10/08/2012 3:26:10 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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