Mitt Romney’s Offshore Millions, Keystone Iced, SCOTUS Warrior and Eating Like the 99 Percent (The PM Note)

Jan 18, 2012 6:21pm
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Mitt’s Millions – Offshore, in part -  Investigation by Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross, Meghan Chuchmach – “Although it is not apparent on his financial disclosure form, Mitt Romney has millions of dollars of his personal wealth in investment funds set up in the Cayman Islands, a notorious Caribbean tax haven…. As one of the wealthiest candidates to run for president in recent times, Romney has used a variety of techniques to help minimize the taxes on his estimated $250 million fortune. In addition to paying the lower tax rate on his investment income, Romney has as much as $8 million invested in at least 12 funds listed on a Cayman Islands registry. Another investment, which Romney reports as being worth between $5 million and $25 million, shows up on securities records as having been domiciled in the Caymans.

“Bain officials called the decision to locate some funds offshore routine, and a benefit only to foreign investors who do not want to be subjected to U.S. taxes.”

And his Mormon tithe – $4 million over 5 years from a trust…

Newt Paid 31 Percent Tax Rate

Tasting the ’99 Percent’ – Michelle Obama’s Birthday Bash –

Wrapping the Day on the Trail – Huma Khan examines Newt-Mentum? –

Keystone ICED – Obama Nixes Pipeline – From Jake Tapper, Devin Dwyer and our WH Team – “The Keystone XL project, which was estimated to create thousands of U.S. jobs, became an election-year lightning rod, embroiling President Obama, congressional Republicans, labor unions and interest groups in a heated debate over jobs and the environment… But the president said today in a statement that the congressionally imposed deadline did not provide adequate time for the State Department to finish a customary review of the pipeline’s route through six states.

Angry about Keystone -

… Canada

… Republicans

… even a Democratic Senate candidate or two

Santorum Channels Orwell

Will Mitt’s 8 Hold? – Tomorrow we Learn if who really won Iowa –

Obama To Run General Election Ads Starting Thursday in Six Battle Ground States

Sarah Palin Would Play “Major Role” in Gingrich Administration, He Tells Wolf Blitzer –

A Day Without Wikipedia

… Yielded Results – When was the last time so many lawmakers changed their minds about something so quickly? Sunlen Miller’s Tally –

Congress Disapproves of Debt Ceiling Hike (But Gave Away Ability to Do Anything About It) –

SCOTUS WARRIOR – Ariane de Vogue’s Paul Clement profile –

Romney – Gingrich: Jobs; Al Gore: Internet –

Oh Me oh My Oh – Look at Ohio – Devin Dwyer on the latest poll there, which shows a dead heat between Romneya nd Obama –

He gave me $150, I gave him a Stump Speech Line – (although campaign officials deny Romney was referring to woman to whom floated electric bill cash)

Scott Walker – Will Signatures equal Recall? – A Dem Jumps In – From Elizabeth Hartfield: Although the number of signatures is well above the required 540,208 needed for a recall to proceed, an election is not certain. The state’s Government Accountability Board must first verify each of the signed names, which it has 60 days to complete. The board has already asked for additional time, and said it will invest in $100,000 of new computer software to help complete the verification process. Despite Walker opponents’ signature-gathering prowess, a recall election would likely be a tight race, analysts say, and the 1 million-plus signatures wouldn’t necessarily mean a strong voter turnout.

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