He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.
His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan
He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.
- B.A. from Brigham Young University,
- J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University
Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
- After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.
- After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.
- In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States .
- In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.
- He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
- In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.
Some Interesting Facts about Romney:
- Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.
- Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.
- He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
- He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.
- He was an unpaid bishop and stake president of his church for ten years.
- He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.
- He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
- He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.
Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.
And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income…. Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.
Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:
- He will show us his birth certificate
- He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
- He will show us his social security card.
- He will show us his law degree.
- He will show us his draft notice.
- He will show us his medical records.
- He will show us his income tax records.
- He will show us he has nothing to hide.
Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States.
You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers or practice fiscal irresponsibility. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into.
We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it. But, on the minus side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US.
Today as the DNC convention starts, America clicked the meter to $17Trillion in debt, an increase of over $5Trillion since Chair Man Obama was elected.
Obama is on the ropes right now — as evidenced by the convention itself. He had to ask William the Impeached to pull his fat out of the fire. The two men despise each other, with Clinton feeling a few years ago (as he told Ted Kennedy) that Obama would be carrying his bags and not running for President. The unions are not very happy with the choice of Conventions Centers (Bank of America in Charlotte, NC) – as North Carolina hates unions more than any other state.
However Obama still has the support of his most Loyal contingency — the deceased vote. His Attorney General has pulled out all of the stops to sue any state fighting voter fraud by purging the dead from the eligible, and fighting proof of eligibility to vote. Banana Republics have less fraud than what the Democrats depend on.
So if you are really hoping for change this time — you need to ensure that there are enough voters voting for Romney to counter the Deceased voting for Obama. We also need to take back Congress by replacing the Democrats who can’t put out a budget, and drop entitlements from helicopters to get the Moocher vote.
Yesterday was Empty Chair Day across America. The below are a few of the millions of empty chairs put out on the front yard to represent what we currently have in the White House.
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7..
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that’s what they decided to do.
The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.”. Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men? The paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.
So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.
“I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,”but he got $10!”
The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is
David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics.
For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
We were reminded of “No New Taxes” on Bush, Sr. — why don’t we remember this?
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
What are we to think of this selection? He’s not a graduate of Columbia University. He’s not a graduate of Harvard. He wasn’t selected as the President of the Harvard Law Review. He didn’t get a special free quota scholarship ride to any prestigious university and, instead, had to work his way through Miami University of Ohio. For God’s sake the man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!
One morning when Paul Ryan was sixteen years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack. He didn’t write two books about that experience. Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.
Instead, Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimer, into the household and served as the primary care provider for his grandma. His grandma wasn’t the Vice President of the Bank of Hawaii so she could offer nothing in return, except the element of “need”.
Once Paul Ryan got his BA in Economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin’s office. The job must have not paid well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer. NO one offered him a “token honor” position at the University of Chicago and a $200,000 dollar a year salary.
When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn’t demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him. He waited until the standing Congressman vacated the office before seeking the office. In Janesville, Wisconsin they don’t have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan had to go door to door and sit at kitchen tables and listen to his future constituents.
After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn’t triumphantly march into Washington, buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists. He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.
Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville. He lives on the same street he lived on as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan. He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic functions.
For those who can’t make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a “mobile constituent office” and drives around to meet with those who need his help and attention.
No, I don’t know if we can vote for a guy like this. He doesn’t have a regal pedigree; he’s Irish for God’s sake! No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected. No one threw flowers or got “chills down their leg” as a he took his seat in Congress.
What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House Budget for three years in a row. He’s is brazen and heartless in advocating in that budget for a $5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years! The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate has let it die in the upper house, without ever proposing a budget of their own. What is wrong with this guy? If Congress were to cut $5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give $500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra? Or $200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1? Or $11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim $11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico?
I don’t know. Paul Ryan seems heartless to me. He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that $16.7 trillion dollar deficit! The guy’s no fun at all!
Who wants a numbers cruncher? Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill? Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party’s over.
Party Hearty folks! At least until November.
Two Cow Politics
Socialism : You have two cows. You keep one and give one
to your neighbor.
Both and provides you with milk.
Fascism : You have two cows. The government takes them and
sells you the milk.
Bureaucracy : You have two cows. The government takes them
Both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, and
Then pours it down the drain.
Capitalism : You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
Corporate: You have two cows. You sell one, force the other to
produce the milk of four cows and then act surprised
When it drops dead.
Democracy : You have two cows. The government taxes you
To the point that you must sell them both in order to
support a man in a in a foreign country who has only one cow
For over 28 years I’ve have my motorcycles insured with Progressive — as it was the cheapest back in the 80s.
When I saw what their Liberal agenda was, and how much they give to Soros’ pro-communist organizations — I decided to tell Flo to take a hike.
Pleasant surprise is that I’m now paying half as much through my House insurance company. $577 a year for full coverage on a 2011 Geezerglide, 1999 Drifter 1500, and 94 Harley Heritage.
If you have Progressive because you think they’re the least expensive — then it is time to shop around. If you are against Soros’ communist agenda — you need to change anyway.
or is there a double-standard?