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ELECTION 2012: Mitt's Many Mansions and the Foreclosure Crisis


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mitt Romney, usa, obama, republicans, elections, dishonesty, americans, government, candidates, media, news, politics )

Cal
- 751 days ago - alternet.org
It is time for reporters following Mitt to start asking him some questions about the crisis we face in our housing markets.



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Jason S. (57)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 6:53 pm
thanks
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 8:59 pm
Thans for sharing.
 

John S. (300)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:24 am
Thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:30 am
Any woman who votes for Romney is voting against her own best interests in the areas of personal responsibility for health care.

AnyONE who votes for Romney is voting against the best interests of 99% of Americans.

Do you REALLY want to support the wealthy by paying more taxes?
 

john hall (29)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:53 am
pam .w your another brain washed obama supporter .
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:34 am
thanks for sharing
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:46 am

I know that of all the people on Care2 one that is in no way brain washed is Pam.
Though it does show again that those who follow after Romney can not act in a normal or fair debating fashion, they must strike to offend any one who dares disagree with them. I wonder why it is that republican/Teabaggers can not converse in a civil manner? Are they simply incapable of doing so or is it just that the facts are weighted so heavily against them?

I don't care how many homes or much luxury Willard has in his life. I care very much about his potential harm to the future growth of our economy, his ability or lack thereof, to make one statement and stick to it, about his ideas on over-protection for the wealthy, his support (strongly) of restrictive voting rights. I care about women's issues, health care, education, transparency, the American infrastructure, the environment, and just how or when these so-called "job creators" are going to hire people in this country rather than continue to support out sourcing of jobs. I care that Americans are not talking about nor is any one in the political hierarchy speaking to the need to control our population.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 11:16 am
Once again, you've said it all, Kit - The Republicans apparently do not know how to deal with facts so they just lash out and holler "foul". What is really foul, is Mitt - I care not what riches he has either but they are bound to affect how he would run the country and even more important is the way he came by those riches. I think we've all had enough of the corrupt, the sneaky, the greedy and the liars. We need someone with a little moral fiber and for me, that's not Mitt.
 

Elle B. (81)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 12:04 pm
Romney most likely thinks he built those houses all by himself. . .

I'd like to challenge Mr. Built it By Himself. . .to provide me with the same resources he began with. . .right now...in this economy. . .and i will build housing, with resources for food, clothing, healthcare, education and more for 1,000's of citizens. . .however, unlike Mr. Built It By Himself. . .i WILL be working with many others. . .it will be a community effort. . .by the People. . .for the People. . .no one will lose their homes and livelihoods in the process...and capital reserves will not be deposited in foreign accounts to manipulate and sabotage the U.S. citizenry. . .

PS. If by some unforeseeable act of nature. . .i do acquire the super skills that allow me to actually build all of this by myself. . .i will still be working with others as originally intended...that way even more will get accomplished. . . and maybe unexpected acts of nature will give others super skills and then we could really get some good building going! Of course i won't be able to do any ads proclaiming i Built It By Myself. . .but that's OK. . .i'm still trying to figure out what the heck that hullabaloo is all about anyway!

“He rejoices to have made his way by ruin of others." ― Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, 39-65 AD

“We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.”
― U.S. Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt


 

Scarlett P. (126)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 12:28 pm
It's time for reporters with backbones to report the truth about obama and stop covering up for him..
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 1:08 pm
Thanks for info.!!
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 2:03 pm
I grew up in a home where very, poor misled republicans think if they vote the way republicans vote they will magically get rich. My mother died in poverty when I was thirteen. I was almost homeless during Reagan & #41. I am facing homelessness now of republicans in the legislature. At the end of the day a republican vote makes the wealthy more wealthy & it leaves you wondering how soon you will be homeless.
 

Paula M. (39)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:32 pm
Gloria, my experience is that most Republicans do not support Republican policies because they think it will cause them to become rich, but because they think that those policies are good for the country and promote freedom.

I am having difficulty understanding the article. So Mitt Romney owns real property and does not support a policies on delinquent mortgages that President Obama also does not support. What is the purpose to this article, other than to stoke feelings of class resentment against Mitt Romney?
 

Eternal Gardener (734)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:47 pm
Nauseating!
Again the self-enriching megalomaniacs on the forefront- god for us all and everyone for themselves- it is all just a power game to them, trying to keep America top bully of the world, and all the anglo-saxon colonies licking their heels. How are things ever going to change with these kind of people running the country?

Time for the US to focus their attention on internal matters, if Romney wants to "lead" the country, let him sell all his assets and start a social housing project for all the people who got duped by the same system that enriched him...

Forget about red or blue, make it GREEN coming November!
 

Eternal Gardener (734)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:53 pm
Oh and this;

"This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."
- Theodore Roosevelt, former President of the U.S.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 5:02 pm
Noted. Willard really shows his true colors as part of the "I-got-mine-so-tough-luck-if-you-don't-get-yours" mentality. Cruel. Talk about a puppet with Talking Points! His being a born-and-bred member of the Upper Crust is going to be thrown at him with fervor in coming weeks. Good. I'm thinking this snowball that's rolling downhill and gathering momentum and mass will eventually bury him.
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 5:35 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the AlterNet article by Peter Dreier. Romney doesn't have a plan...for anything, jobs ,housing, energy, or infastructure. This man wants to sit in the Oval Office? Not with my vote!!!

 

Barbara V. (51)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 5:51 pm
Voting for this bloke would be like voting for Hitler. He will literally stamp us out because that's the intentions of the Repugs and the Right Wing. They want to run us into the ground and demand that we do what they say, or else. This stupid idiot and his ditzy wife and all their mansions can go where the sun doesn't shine. That's where he keeps his head.
 

Elle B. (81)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:01 pm
Citizens that are Republican and/or vote Republican. . ARE THE PROBLEM. . .you've crashed this nation so many times and will do it again and again and deny it over and over again...and re-brand it's all you ever do. There is something very, very wrong with all of you at the depth of your beings. You don't OWN the U.S.A. . . . the Constitution. . .Jesus. . .God nor life on earth. You have believed in lies for so long you cannot discern. You should all be deeply ashamed but you have not the souls nor states of mind required to do so.

PS. Lincoln was NOT a Republican...he was a Whig who formed the National Union Party at a the first Republican Convention he attended after the Whig Leaders passed away ..which died when he did for all intents and purposes. Theodore Roosevelt LEFT the Republican Party and formed the Progressive Party. Dwight Eisenhower's policies go against everything you ARE and warned us about ALL of you . . .you ARE ONE COLLECTIVE LIE. . .period and DISGRACE the entire nation. You ARE THE DEMISE OF DEMOCRACY.

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes." -Thomas Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, Dec. 6, 1813.

"There is nothing so despicable as a secret society that is based upon religious prejudice and that will attempt to defeat a man because of his religious beliefs. Such a society is like a cockroach -- it thrives in the dark. So do those who combine for such an end." ―William Howard Taft
 

Elle B. (81)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:04 pm
“Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know.” ― Robert Fulghum

“Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.” ― Edward Abbey

John Wesley Dean, III, White House Counsel to U.S. Pres. Richard Nixon 7/1970 -4/1973:
1. "Authoritarianism is not well understood and seldom discussed in the context of American government and politics, yet it now constitutes the prevailing thinking and behavior among conservatives."

2. "Empirical studies reveal that authoritarians are frequently enemies of freedom, antidemocratic, anti-equality, highly prejudiced, mean-spirited, power hungry, Machiavellian, and amoral. They are also often conservatives without conscience."

3. "Today's conservatives - especially social conservatives, as opposed to intellectuals and the more thoughtful politicians - define themselves by what they oppose, which is anything and everything they perceive to be liberal. That category includes everyone from Democrats to anyone with whom they disagree, and can, therefore, automatically be labeled a liberal."

4. "Antipathy to liberalism has been present from the outset of the conservative movement but it only became a powerful unifying influence in the early 1980s."

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” ― Sinclair Lewis
 

Billie C. (2)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:12 pm
at least when romney goes on vacation the tax payers aren't stuck with millions of dollars in bills. he has houses he owns to go to. obama prefers to charge the tax payers.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:24 pm
The Obamas go on vacations using the salary President Obama gets paid. They stay within that salary, just like any family going on vacation in America does.
When President Obama visits a country in his capacity as Head of State, or as Commander in Chief of the Army, yes, we pay for our Diplomatic Service and for our Armed Forces from our taxes. {TOO BAD, THOUGH, THAT THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS DON'T PAY THEIR SHARE OF TAXES LIKE THE REST OF US HAVE TO! TOO BAD THOSE WEALTHY IDIOTS ARE FIGHTING NOT TO PAY TAXES AT ALL IF THEY CAN HELP IT!}
If that stupid Twit -- named "Mitt the Twit" by our British allies -- ever sneaks and worms his way into the highest office, not only will it be a DIPLOMATIC DISASTER IN SPADES -- but, he and his cronies the Repukelicans will make sure that he and his super-wealthy buddies pay EVEN LESS in taxes than they are paying presently.
When Mitt the Twit made his DISASTROUS foray into International Diplomacy -- he was BANKROLLED BY THE KOCH BROTHERS AND THE CORPORATIONS. [They brought this DISASTER, this INTERNATIONAL LAUGHINGSTOCK, on THEMSELVES!
YOU CAN BET THAT THE KOCH BROTHERS AND THE CORPORATIONS, WILL WANT SOME PAYBACK FROM MITT THE TWIT FOR THEIR "GENEROUS" SUPPORT OF HIS VACATION AT *THEIR* EXPENSE!!!
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:38 pm
Billie: Just because you are getting PAID BY THE KOCH BROTHERS to smear your utterly nauseous crap all over the Internet;
and just because you get your TALKING POINTS FROM THE REPUKELICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, the RNC, like ALL the right-wing stupid trolls do -- and WE CAN TELL, can't we! -- because ALL YOU REPUKELICAN TROLLS SOUND JUST EXACTLY ALIKE, SAME UNIMAGINATIVE TALKING POINTS, SAME SOURCE --
don't think you are going to get some great REWARD from the Repukelicans in the end!

People are Repukelicans BECAUSE THEY IDENTIFY WITH POWER -- it's very attractive -- people supported Hitler FOR EXACTLY THOSE REASONS.
Also they are Repukelicans THROUGH FEAR. Repukelicans have NO PROGRAM; they merely prey on people who view Black persons as "scarey", playing up those irrational fears for all they are worth.
ANYthing scarey, a Black person must be foreign, commie, socialist, muslim, hate america, etc. etc. etc.
There will be a hard core of irrational idiots going along with this -- most Americans are more rational than that.
The Repukelicans and their paid trolls will just be left howling at the moon -- maybe they will all turn into werewolves!

I for one declare myself SO PROUD TO HAVE A MIXED-RACE PERSON LIVING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, YES AT MY EXPENSE I PAY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, WHICH IS MORE THAN TAX-DODGING ROMNEY EVER DID.
THE FAMILY LIVING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, IS ABSOLUTELY PHYSICALLY BEAUTIFUL, MICHELLE OBAMA IS GORGEOUS, THE FOREIGN PRESS AND FOREIGN PEOPLE THEY MEET, ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT BEAUTIFUL, AND YES, CHIC, AND INTELLIGENT AND SELF CONFIDENT FAMILY.
What a CONTRAST with Mitt the Twit and his wife WHO HAS NO TASTE AT ALL, in either her clothes, or her remarks when they let her talk ["you people"!].
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:51 pm
Yes, Billie, you brought up THE WRONG TALKING-POINT when you brought up "tax payers' bills".
WHY DOES MITT THE TWIT OWN ALL THESE HOUSES; AND YET HE HAS PAID NO TAXES AT ALL FOR YEARS AND YEARS?
{That is, of course, no INCOME TAXES for years and years! You have to watch your words carefully around Tricky Mitt! Yes, he must have paid sales taxes, etc.! He said he quote "Paid 'lots' of taxes!" Yeah, HE wouldn't LIE to anybody! He says he paid "lots" of taxes -- BUT HE VERY SPECIFICALLY DID NOT, REPEAT, DID NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER HE PAID ANY INCOME TAXES.}

And he is asking for a TAX EXEMPTION FOR THAT HORSE ANN TOOK TO THE OLYMPICS -- a TAX EXEMPTION that is MORE THAN MOST PEOPLE'S AVERAGE INCOME FOR A YEAR.......
This is the WEASELIEST CREATURE, I believe, that has ever run for the office -- even with lots of competition from Tricky Dick Nixon -- Mitt the Twit beats Nixon hands down.....
I would like to see him and the Repukelicans LOSE in the BIGGEST LANDSLIDE THERE EVER WAS IN AN AMERICAN ELECTION.... bigger than when Goldwater lost.... I would like to see Rmoney LOSE EVERY SINGLE STATE IN THE UNION. That means every single Electoral College Vote.... Then for Mitt the Twit to go off somewhere and have a total mental breakdown afterwards......
I think more and more and more Voters are feeling just like I am.........
 

John Doe (22)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:48 am
Mitt is an idiot, a liar, and not a fit person for the presidency of the U.S.A.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 6:21 am
Mitt's wealth should not be a problem. His ability to lead is in questions and we already know Obama can't. Both are shallow candidates and we deserve better. That's why all the attack ads - neither has a plan.
 

Scarlett P. (126)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 8:40 am
Obama's vacation to the Aspens cost: Aspen ski vacation was at least $83,182.99. The bill for the U.S. Secret Service, including accommodations at the Fasching Haus deluxe condominium and the Inn at Aspen, was $48,950.38. The cost for the flight, per official DOD published hourly rates, was $22,583.70. Food and miscellaneous on-flight items cost $235.44. The cost for rental cars totaled $6,442.23.

I would love to just be able to take one vacation this year... This is one of many obama and family have had..

 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 10:55 am
President Obama does of course have a plan.
You can look it up. But you are assuming everybody is like you, too lazy to do this simple thing.

Well, not everybody here goes to the Repukelican National Committee for Talking Points of the day.
Which can be summed up thus, for this and every day: Attack Obama. Attack Obama. Attack Obama.
Which is ALL the Repukelicans have.
Mitt the Twit Rmoney CERTAINLY DOES NOT HAVE ANY DISCERNIBLE PLAN WHATSOEVER.
If the Twit does, he is NOT REVEALING IT.

Which is why, the LATEST RNC TALKING POINTS to hand out to their Political Koch-paid Trolls, are, SAY that you are "independent", that way you don't have to say anything about Rmoney and present yourself as "neutral". SAY, even, that you voted for Obama! But, now you are gonna vote for the Twit...... this actually FOOLS NO-ONE. Not when you see the EXACT SAME TACTIC all over the Internet, besides on Care2.... the EXACT SAME. [C2's informed membership knows this is not how REAL Independent Voters would act.....]

Oh, yes, and the Trolls are specifically told: SAY NOTHING ABOUT HOW RMONEY IS GUNG-HO ON THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN, AGAINST CONTRACEPTION RIGHTS, AGAINST ALL GAINS WOMEN HAVE MADE IN THE PAST CENTURY! I mean, no way to defend Rmoney the Twit against the FURIOUS WRATH OF NEARLY ALL THE WOMEN IN THE NATION!
 

Billie C. (2)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 2:27 pm
bmutiny i wish i was getting paid. that won't happen until obama is out of office and companies feel safe enough to hire people again. not just the have to have employees they are hiring now.
 

Paula M. (39)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 3:48 pm
Billie C., you should consider BMutiny's accusation a compliment on the professional quality and tone of your comments.
 

Robert B. (57)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 6:29 pm
Scarlett P. , there you go trying to blow smoke again. You have no facts. Guess what? All Presidents take vacations, just like President Obama. They are all paid for in similar fashion. YOU ARE OUT OF LINE. Just like the two stooges in this comment section. WHEN will you misinformed teabaggers come up with VETTED facts.. It is obvious that you are brainwashed and your minds are like steel traps, RUSTED SHUT!
 

Robert B. (57)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 6:41 pm
So John Hall, as far as you are concerned if a person supports Obama they are brainwashed. And, by that reasoning, if they support Mitt the tax evader, they must be Brain Dead.
 

Lynn Squance (231)
Friday August 10, 2012, 10:26 pm
From the article --- ...Mitt said: "Don't try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom." Then he suggested: "Allow investors to buy homes, put renters in them, fix the homes up and let it turn around and come back up."

And in the process, tens of thousands upon tens of thousands of lives are destroyed, and many will never see the level of comfort they once enjoyed ever again. And all so some wealthy person can buy up properties and increase his wealth by renting out those properties at exorbitant rents.

Rmoney is a con-man, a flim-flam artist who has no one in mind but himself and his wealthy cronies. He is a self-centred fool. And I do not believe he wears magic underwear!

 

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Saturday August 11, 2012, 8:18 am
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Paula M. (39)
Monday August 13, 2012, 12:17 pm
Mister Period, I hope that your presentation discusses this thread.
 
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