Questions I Have Regarding Mitt Romney

Posted: July 15, 2012 in Politics
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Not only do we eat money, we also crap it and wipe up afterwards with it.

Just giving some thought to the upcoming election, and I have some questions regarding the candidates.  For Mitt Romney:

  • So Mitt Romney supposedly left Bain Capital in February of 1999.  However, he is still listed on SEC documents as being the CEO, chairman, and president of the company from 1999 through 2002.  Romney argues, nevertheless, that since he was on a leave of absence during that period, he is not responsible for any decisions made during that period.  Factcheck.org seems to buy that argument.  And I agree to the extent that I believe the Obama campaign is overplaying its hand by accusing Mitt Romney of committing a felony.  That said, not only was Romney CEO, chairman, and president of the company during this period, he was also the SOLE OWNER of the company.  Doesn’t someone who owns 100% of a company bear some responsibility for its actions even if he/she is not involved in its day-to-day operations?  Wouldn’t the 100% owner of a company be at least kept abreast of major decisions being made even if he/she wasn’t directly involved in making those decisions?  Further, even if none of the above is true, can’t the candidate at least be asked about his opinion about those decisions?
  • Why won’t Mitt Romney release more of his tax returns?  What could possibly be in those that he doesn’t want people to see?  Even some on the GOP side are questioning that, including much to my surprise, Alabama governor Robert Bentley.  Bentley is quoted as saying “You know if you have things to hide, then you may be doing things wrong.”  It’s hard to disagree with that.
  • Now that the Affordable Care Act has been ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court, what is Mitt Romney’s objection toward it, especially considering that it is basically his plan?  He says that states should experiment to find their own answers.  But if he stands behind his work, why have the states seek a solution that he has already found?  (He certainly could still argue for improvements to the plan without having to advocate its complete repeal.)
  • If we haven’t defeated the “insurgency” in Afghanistan in 11 years, what will make the next how many more years different?
  • In light of the Affordable Care Act Supreme Court decision, does Mitt Romney still plan on nominating judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts?

Next time I will have questions regarding President Barack Obama.

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