also during that ten years he took no pay. libs, i'd love to see your boy
do this. won't happen. romney has much more depth to his character than
barry and most libs will ever have. it isn't all about money.
@ ute alumni: Yes - how dare Barack Obama, with a family of still young
children and an annual salary somewhere around a 10th of Romney's net
worth, accept a paycheck!He may not have taken a paycheck as
Governor - but trust me, he had plenty of income. He had enough income that he
paid, by his own statement, at least 13% taxes every year.Obama pays
more than that.When you have income in the million dollar zone, not
taking a paycheck in the thousand dollar zone is really not a sacrifice.
I don't care what anyone says -- After someone gets say, $10
Million - can their life-style improve?I mean seriously - you'll have
the mink coats, sports cars, swimming pools, mansions, exotic Vacations, and
your family will be set for generations to come.Anything beyond that
becomes just a silly game of funny-money, a school-yrad game of who can
"gain" the most.The problem with that, is that while hording
all those Trillions of $$$, the 99% are left with even LESS.The
"Help" work for less, they purchase less, those who "own" them
get more.It's a steal from the poor, give to the rich - trickle-UP
economy.If the wealthy would pay those who actually
"produce" more, everyone moves up.Meanwhile - The rich, get
richer -- the poor get poorer.This is why I support a better
re-distribution of wealth.
There has been a lot of discussion on the right and the left concerning Bain. I
suspect that the truth lies in the middle, but then, I am an independent and a
moderate.Saving companies from bankruptcy and turning them around is
a valuable service to all involved. The risks should be rewarded.Seeking out companies in trouble for the purpose of extracting the wealth that
is left and raiding pension funds at the expense of others is altogether
different.I suspect that Bain did some of both.
I don't imagine he got down to where he was eating generic pork and beans
out of the can.
kalindratypical lib. everyone else needs to be generous with their time
and money. btw, how old were mitt's kids? keep drinking the kool aid
I believe that was Mr. Romney's choice and because he is part of the 1% he
can afford to do that. I am not sure why this even matters. Should we put a
gold star on his forehead? I am more inclined to give props to the working men
and women who work 40.50.60. 70. 80 hours a week to put food on the table and
have been doing that every day for the last 10 years. I know this
article is suppose to help us see the "sacrifice" that Mr. Romney is
making to try and be the president, but I guess I am not feeling his pain.
Mitt has made $20,000,000+ per year as a private citizen while running for the
POTUS.His net worth is $250,000,000+.He has more than enough money
to fund a back-up/safety net to whatever lifestyle he or his children or his
grandchildren would ever choose to live.He has missed out on billions?So what?
To "LDS Liberal" and how do you propose that we "redistribute the
wealth"?Your previouse comments would indicate that you would
force the wealthy to redistribute their wealth. What do you think the the
results will be?Lets just take a look at what happens when people
win the lottery, after all, typically that is a prime example of redistribution.
They all end up in a worse condition than they were in before winning.Again, how are you going to redestribute the wealth? So far history teaches
that capitalism does this the best, but you don't believe in capitalism, so
please educate us.
to ute alumni 9:50 a.m. Sept. 20, 2012. . . btw, how old were
mitt's kids? keep drinking the kool aid-----------------------Willard's oldest son was born in 1970,
while Willard was enrolled in BYU and living off his father (specifically the
proceeds of stock givted to him by George Romney). His youngest was born in
1981, after Willard had started raking in obscene amounts of money from Bain.
During the years mentioned in the story (2000-2010), all of Willard's
children were adults. To be precise, they were all RICH adults. YOU keep
drinking the kool aid.
To "Furry1993" you are complaing that Romney lived off of the college
savings account that his father set up? I sure hope you didn't set up a
college savings account for your kids.Tell us what is wrong with
somebody going to college using their college savings account that their parents
saved for them?
I've always thought similar, after a certain point what is the point of all
that wealth? You can only buy so many homes and cars, I don't know at which
point it just becomes superfluous, but I can't imagine you can do much more
with 200 million that you couldn't do with 100 million or 50 million,
etc.... Basically your time becomes the limiting factor, you can buy all the
toys in the world but you only have 24 hours in a day to use them.You can provide that money for your posterity, but even then it comes to a
point where Mitt's kids and their kids, and many generations down could
live comfortably off the interest and gains from Mitt's fortune, probably
without even touching the principle.