Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Business Practices: “Too Shady for Italy”

That was Jon Stewart’s description of Bain Capital on last night’s episode of The Daily Show.  According to a Bloomberg report, Bain Capital — when Romney was still CEO — took over a company in Italy, made over a billion dollars in profits, and weaseled out of paying any taxes by laundering their money through a subsidiary in Luxembourg.

The Bloomberg article also suggests that Bain’s scorched earth practices in Italy were the reason Romney didn’t include Italy on his European trip.

Jon Stewart said:

“Wow, Mitt Romney’s business practices are too shady for Italy.  Mitt Romney has to say to Italy, ‘I’m a legitimate businessman.’ Italy, a country where the prime minister, the head of the country’s largest media conglomerate and the host of their finest ‘bunga bunga’ parties is the same fucking guy.”

He also described Luxembourg as “a country that exists solely as the world’s financial dialysis machine.”

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Blogger Susan said...

That is an excellent point about Luxembuorg.

August 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

This is why Robme will not release his taxes. He is no way just a multimillionaire.

August 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Italy was cancelled when they learned that there were several cousin Vinnies waiting at the airport for the Rommulus entourage with baseball bats.

August 8, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we can make it a 15 second soundbite, we can get somewhere


August 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Damn. I'll bet Capone would have found him to be too shady to deal with, quite frankly.

August 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Mitt does or says whatever needs to be done or said for the benefit of Mitt. He could care less about the United States of America as long as he is making his money (and how he makes it, who he screws or who he destroys along the way seems of no concern to him).

August 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Tip of the multi-national iceberg.

August 9, 2012 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Like Snave said. Too bad Italian authorities didn't send a team of Mafia debt collector's around to encourage the Mittster to do the right thing.

August 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Susan: I never knew that about Luxembourg, but I'm glad that tiny country has a purpose.

Jess: He's screwed if he releases his taxes, and if he doesn't release them the drumbeat will keep getting louder and louder.

jadedj: LOL. That would be poetic.

Erik: I hope The Daily Show reaches a large audience that isn't exclusively liberal.

JR: I think most underworld figures would find Romney too shady and too amoral.

Snave: Excellent point. You've got Willard dialed.

Mr. C: You're probably right. I'm not sure I want to see anything else besides the tip.

SW: That would have been poetic indeed.

August 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM  

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