Turns out? It depends on when you ask the question:
If I were this Carney character I'd resign in shame.
A good opportunity to get to know your political leadership here in Southwest Virginia.
Romney Mobile HQ Bus Continues "We Did Build It" Tour Of Southwest Virginia
The Romney Campaign Mobile HQ bus will continue its three day "We Did Build It" tour of Southwest Virginia tomorrow with stops in Wytheville, Dublin, Blacksburg, and Roanoke to highlight the hard work, sacrifice and individual achievement of small business owners in the Commonwealth.
The bus serves as a mobile campaign headquarters bringing phone banking, voter registration and campaign operations to every corner of Virginia.
The following is the bus schedule for Tuesday, July 31, 2012 and is open to the public.
"We Did Built It" Rally; Mobile Phone Bank; Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Drive
Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins
Delegate Annie B. Crockett-Stark
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM ET
Wythe County GOP Headquarters
275 W Main St.
"We Did Built It" Rally; Mobile Phone Bank; Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Drive
Who: Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins
Delegate Nick Rush
When: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM ET
5635 Old Route 11
"We Did Built It" Rally; Mobile Phone Bank; Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Drive
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 3:30 PM ET
Blacksburg Victory Office
215 Draper Road, NW
"We Did Built It" Rally; Mobile Phone Bank; Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Drive
State Senator Ralph Smith
Delegate Greg Habeeb
When: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM ET
Roanoke Victory Office
2706 Ogden Road, SW
Which Is It?He can't be both, big guy.
"Mitt Romney as a Young Bully"--headline, Mike Tomasky post, TheDailyBeast.com, May 10
"Mitt Romney's Wimp Factor"--headline, Mike Tomasky article, Newsweek, July 29
IT’S TRUE. THE GOP WOULD HAVE HAD A BETTER CHANCE IF SHE HAD BEEN ON TOP OF THE TICKET. Cheney: Picking Palin for VP was a ‘mistake.’Can we all at least agree that John McCain hadn't a prayer of winning the election in 2008, regardless who his running mate was? Sarah Palin, the ghost of Ronald Reagan, Flo the Progressive Insurance spokeswoman - it wouldn't have mattered. It was McCain. He was doomed from the git-go.
She probably wouldn’t have panicked like McCain did: “Before TARP failed as policy, it first failed as politics, with John McCain’s panicky announcement — Sept. 24, 2008 — that he would fly back to Washington to push for passage of the bailout. As I explained two weeks later, this was the decision that ensured Obama’s election.” McCain was in the lead from Palin’s selection until then. Then he tanked, and never recovered.
Sticking to their guns: Marines place $22.5M order for the Colt .45 M1911Tradition is a good thing.
By By Maegan Vazquez, Fox News
It’s been called the greatest handgun ever made, and it has barely changed sine 1911, when the legendary John Browning designed it especially for the U.S. Military. And now, the Colt .45 M1911 is making a big comeback, now that the U.S. Marines have placed a $22.5 million order for the Connecticut-made pistols.
The gun, which has been wielded on film by John Wayne and in real life by Sgt. Alvin York and Maj. Audie Murphy, was the standard-issue sidearm in the military for decades, until it was replaced by the Beretta M9 in 1985.
"It just became an iconic part of military and American history," Gerry Dinkel, CEO and president of Colt Defense, told FoxNews.com.
"You can’t beat a .45 cartridge," Jack Lewis, firearms director for Cowan's Auctions, told FoxNews.com. "Some things are hard to replace," he said.
Colt Defense, based in Hartford, Conn., will supply as many as 12,000 of the 200,000 U.S. Marines with semi-automatic, tan-colored M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols, and they will include spare parts and logistical support. The gun has long been the weapon of choice for special operations agents, thanks to its reliability and the stopping power of its massive bullets. [link]
Written by a female Obama supporter who voted for him for president.Good questions all. Maybe someday someone in the press will ask them.
This election has me very worried. So many things to consider. I voted for Obama. McCain was a Washington insider and we don't need any more of them. I have changed my mind three times, since then. I watch all the news channels, jumping from one to another. I must say this drives my husband crazy. But, I feel if you view CNN, and Fox News, you might get some middle ground to work with. I started thinking "where does all the money come from for President Obama"? I have four daughters who went to College, and we were middle class, and money was tight. We (including my girls) worked hard and there were lots of student loans. I started looking into Obama's history for my own peace of mind.
Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California . He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. "Barry" (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan . During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a "round the world" trip. Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia , next Hyderabad in India , three weeks in Karachi , Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate's family, then off to Africa to visit his father's family.
My question - Where did he get the money for this trip? Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they were in college. When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York . It is at this time he wants everyone to call him Barack - not Barry. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia ? It's not cheap to say the least.
My girls asked me; where did he get money for tuition? Student Loans? Maybe it's none of my business?
After Columbia , he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000. a year. Why Chicago ? Why not New York ? He was already living in New York . By "chance" he met Antoin "Tony" Rezko, born in Aleppo Syria , and a real estate developer in Chicago . Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery several times in the past and in 2011. Rezko, was named
"Entrepreneur of the Decade" by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association". About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School . Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School ?
Where did he get the money for Law School ? More student loans? His family has no money that's for sure.
After Law school, he went back to Chicago . Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what I discovered? They represented "Rezar" which is Rezko's firm.
Rezko was one of Obama's first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago . In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with "seed money" for his U.S. Senate race.
In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price). With ALL those Student Loans - Where did he get the money for this property? On the same day Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price. The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama's new home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.
Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama's boss. She is now Obama's chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first. Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this? Shiraz , Iran ! Am I going nuts or is there a pattern here?
On May 10, 2008, The Times reported, Robert Malley advisor to Obama was "sacked" after the press found out he was having regular contacts with "Hamas", which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran . This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama's visit to Iraq , he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will "Take care of things". What the heck does that mean?
Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that were born in Pakistan ? They are in charge of all those "small" Internet campaign contribution for Obama. Where is that money coming from? The poor and middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East ?
And the final bit of news. On September 7, 2009, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos. Obama on talking about his religion said, "My Muslim faith". When questioned, "he made a mistake". Some mistake huh?
All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it - Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times - Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times - September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.
Now the BIG question - If I found out all this information on my own, Why haven't all of our "intelligent" members of the press been reporting this? Is this a Kettle of Fish?? As Arsenio Hall would say.----"HUMMMMMMM! Does something stink or is it my imagination?" These are legitimate questions for our president.
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"Americans' taxes, pulled together, provide goods and services that individuals could never afford on their own. Together, we've built interstates and airports, grade schools and universities; we've funded research into diseases and cared for the elderly; we've preserved the most beautiful vistas in the world in our park system; we've watched over the environment and the safety of food and drugs; we've trained and armed a potent military force; we've created contractual laws and unfettered commerce so businesses could thrive."In truth? Especially as time has gone on, "we" have done none of that. Successful individuals have. Today nearly half of America contributes exactly nothing to any of it. And, this being the "progressive" society that liberals like those at the Times helped create, the more successful you've been, the more you've contributed.
The problem is that that "that" that that passage contains could mean:Translation: Skip the rules of grammar and syntax, all of which Mr. Harvard Law violated. Here's what God-in-Armani-and Ray-Bans really meant.
>> Its nearest antecedent, "business." Republicans say the president believes government built businesses.
Or the truth:
>> The infrastructure supporting business. The sentence is part of Obama's larger point, "We succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together."
Your country is depending on you.
Romney Mobile HQ Bus Begins "We Did Build It" Tour Of Southwest Virginia
The Romney Campaign Mobile HQ bus will begin a three day "We Did Build It" tour of Southwest Virginia on Sunday, July 29th in Abingdon. The bus serves as a mobile campaign headquarters bringing phone banking, voter registration and campaign operations to every corner of the Commonwealth, and has previously visited Charlottesville, Fairfax, Warrenton, Front Royal, Woodstock, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lynchburg, Danville, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Glen Allen, and Clifton.
The following is the bus schedule for Sunday and is open to the public. Details about Monday and Tuesday's stops will be released at a future date.
What: "We Built This" Rally; Mobile Phone Bank; Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Drive
Who: Delegate Israel O'Quinn
When: Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 2:00 - 7:00 PM ET
Virginia Highlands Festival
Virginia Highlands Community College
100 VHCC Drive
The Tolerance EnforcersIn the day, you had to tuck your hair up under your hat if you wanted to go in and apply for work, so as to avoid the potential intolerance of the potential employer. Today one has to profess some degree of love of gay people in order to open a fast-food restaurant in the most "tolerant" city in America.
By Mark Steyn, National Review
[Boston] mayor Tom Menino announced that Chick-fil-A would not be opening in his burg anytime soon. “If they need licenses in the city, it will be very difficult,” said His Honor. If you’ve just wandered in in the middle of the column, this guy Menino isn’t the mayor of Soviet Novosibirsk or Kampong Cham under the Khmer Rouge, but of Boston, Massachusetts. Nevertheless, he shares the commissars’ view that in order to operate even a modest and politically inconsequential business it is necessary to demonstrate that one is in full ideological compliance with party orthodoxy. “There is no place for discrimination on Boston’s Freedom Trail,” Mayor Menino thundered in his letter to Mr. Cathy, “and no place for your company alongside it.” No, sir. On Boston’s Freedom Trail, you’re free to march in ideological lockstep with the city authorities — or else. Hard as it is to believe, there was a time when Massachusetts was a beacon of liberty: the shot heard round the world, and all that. Now it fires Bureau of Compliance permit-rejection letters round the world.
This inconsistency is very telling. The forces of “tolerance” and “diversity” are ever more intolerant of anything less than total ideological homogeneity.*
Americans talk more about liberty than citizens of other Western nations, but, underneath the rhetorical swagger, liberty bleeds. When Mayor Menino and Alderman Moreno openly threaten to deny business licenses because of ideological apostasy, they’re declaring their unfitness for public office. It’s not about marriage, it’s not about gays, it’s about a basic understanding that a free society requires a decent respect for a wide range of opinion without penalty by the state. In Menino’s Boston, the Freedom Trail is heavy on the Trail, way too light on the Freedom. [link]
Political billboard in Caldwell [Idaho] equates Obama and Colorado shooting suspectActually, both.
An electronic board on Franklin Road in Caldwell juxtaposes photos of James Holmes, accused of killing 12 in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last week, with President Obama. About Holmes, it says: “Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out.” About Obama: “Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize.”
What’s the point? Obama broke his promise to bring the troops home and many young Americans have died, said Maurice Clements, who is helping keep alive the provocative libertarian tradition of the late Ralph Smeed, whose billboard (now electronic) is a Caldwell landmark. “We’re all outraged over that killing in Aurora, Colo., but we’re not outraged over the boys killed in Afghanistan,” Clements said of public sentiment.
What connects Holmes and Obama? Clements said he’s just comparing the way society reacts. “We’re not saying that Obama is a lunatic,” he said.
Edgy or poor taste? [link]
"We're still in a position where we are pulling ourselves out of the very deep hole caused by the Great Recession, and there is still—of course—a great deal of anxiety in the country about the economy,'' said White House press secretary Jay Carney. He's right about the anxiety, but if only we were "pulling ourselves out."What's Obama's response?
The reality is that the Great Recession ended three long years ago. In this Less Than Great Recovery, the economy shows promise for one good quarter then slows back down. As the nearby chart shows, this is the third straight year of sputtering recovery. Growth of 4.1% in the fourth quarter declined to 2% in the first and now 1.5% in the second. The stock market rose as investors bet that the lousy growth will inspire more Federal Reserve easing. [link]
More Evidence of Media DeceitNothing has changed. They're all still gutter swill.
The following article originally appeared in the Roanoke Times on Thursday, October 19, 2006.
Over their dead bodiesBy Jerry Fuhrman
Deceit is probably too strong a word. It implies the intention to defraud. And, without evidence of intent, that might be a stretch. Laziness is part of it, though. Perhaps willful ignorance. Certainly sloppy journalism.
I'm reminded of the news account in July, accompanied by fantastic photos, of an ambulance that had been destroyed by an Israeli missile as it was being used to care for innocent Lebanese civilians in Cana. The photos clearly showed a gaping hole in the roof of the vehicle, centered in the large red cross that had been painted there to signify the fact that the vehicle was being used by non-combatants. Very damning stuff. And a complete fabrication.
It was only after the BBC, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and countless other organizations reported, in sober tones, the horrific circumstances of the incident that someone took the time to enlarge the photos and found that the metal around the hole in the roof of that ambulance was badly rusted, meaning the damage was clearly ancient. But the damage had been done, and the story was quickly forgotten as the news organizations involved moved on -- to another fabricated photo, this one of Beirut enveloped in billowing smoke. Shameful episodes both.
Which brings us to ABC News and its treatment of Southwest Virginia's very own 1173rd Transportation Company of the Virginia National Guard.
On July 27, ABC aired a report, and accompanied it with spectacular video, of an attack on a civilian convoy in the streets of a village near Balad, Iraq. The video, shot by the driver of one of the supply trucks in the convoy, clearly showed the line of vehicles coming under assault, followed close on by the disabling of one of the trucks, and the cold-blooded execution of one of the American civilians. Disturbingly, the video also seemed to show a 1173rd Humvee fleeing the scene of the fighting once the escort came under attack, leaving, as reported by the driver and by correspondent Brian Ross of ABC News, the civilians in the convoy to their fate.
In ABC's report, Ross asked the driver, Preston Wheeler, who narrated the video: "You were abandoned?" Wheeler's reply: "Yes, sir."
To many of us who watched the video at the time, it was clear that there was more to this story. In the first place, the video distinctly showed the Humvee that was reported to have abandoned the field to have, instead, simply moved forward with the lead trucks. And one was prompted to ask the obvious: If the driver was left alone to die, why wasn't he dead?
It was only after the broadcast of the incriminating account that the rest of the saga became known. It turned out that Wheeler's truck was being protected all along by other members of the 1173rd throughout the attack, men and women, America's finest, who heroically and selflessly risked their lives to save his.
What's most galling about this, beyond the gross misconceptions created by the report, are the excuses made afterward. In a feeble attempt to "provide the opportunity to respond," ABC noted in the report itself that the Army was "unaware of the incident" and could therefore "not comment."
When a far more factual account of the events that occurred emerged, ABC reacted with all too familiar weasel words: "The report accurately portrayed Wheeler's experience during the ambush." Other news outlets and editorial pages around the country repeated ABC's response and many tried to blame the military for the inaccuracies, writing that, had the Defense Department been more cooperative and less secretive, the full scope of the incident would have been revealed and there would have been a more balanced report provided.
Sure there would.
We often hear people on the left saying, rather incongruously, "We support the troops but not the war." We now have another glaring example showing how delusional -- or deceitful -- they are. ABC News attempted to destroy the reputations of soldiers who had risked their lives in mortal combat in order to, once again, denigrate our actions in Iraq. That is without question.
Here's to the 1173rd. No greater story of heroism and devotion to duty has ever, finally, been written.
Arguments that gun regulation won't do anything were justified with citations of academic studies that offer mixed or inconclusive verdicts.Hard to get around those statistics, huh?
In the wake of last week's killings in Colorado, these studies were deployed to hide the elephant in the room: that our country is the scene of more gun deaths than any other wealthy nation in the world.
And it isn't even close.
A study last year in the Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care analyzed gun death statistics for 2003 from the World Health Organization Mortality Database.
It found that 80% of all firearms deaths in 23 industrialized countries occurred in the U.S.
For women, the figure rose to 86%; for children 14 and under, to 87%.
Rep. Johnson: Since Assault Weapons Ban Expired ‘It’s Been Open Season’It's hard to say for sure what was ricocheting through that expanse of brain cavity of his when Johnson used the words, "open season," and I'm not sure why I feel the need to convince him that he's delusional in suggesting that things changed after Clinton's assault weapons ban expired, but here goes anyway:
By Eric Scheiner, CNS News
On the House Floor Tuesday, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said “It’s been open season” since the expiration of The Assault Weapons Ban in 2004.
“We have work to do in this congress. You see, the assault weapons ban in place for a number of years, of ten years actually, expired in 2004 and after the expiration of the assault weapons ban it’s been open season,” Johnson said after reflecting on last week’s shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
The Assault Weapons Ban was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and banned 19 types of semi-automatic guns and ammunition clips with more than 10 rounds. The law expired in 2004. [link]
Mike Bloomberg Walks Back Comment That Police Should Threaten To Strike After AuroraLike one can figuratively go on strike?
By Dave Jamieson, The Huffington Post
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has apparently pulled back from his statement Monday that police officers across the nation should threaten to go "on strike" to press for more restrictions on armor-piercing bullets.
Speaking on CNN Monday, Bloomberg took an unusual position for a leader of the largest municipal police force in America, arguing that cops across the country should band together in the wake of the mass murder in Aurora, Colo., to protest weak gun laws.
"I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike," Bloomberg told Piers Morgan. "'We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.'"
According to a tweet from New York Times reporter Kate Taylor, Bloomberg tried to walk that statement back on Tuesday. "I don’t mean literally go on strike," Bloomberg said, according to Taylor. [link]
Some cynical Obama haters have plucked a few bits from that middle paragraph and are now using them to weave lies about what the president meant.I have no quarrel with developers who sidle up to the government trough and finagle a wad of cash out of some bureaucrat's mountainous stash in order to enrich himself. More power to him if he can get away with it. My quarrel is with the government bureaucrat who has the power to pick winners and losers.
But anyone who bothers to peer past the critics' sleazy spin would quickly realize that our historic, charming and thriving city is a perfect metaphor for Obama's message. So was the place where he uttered them.
The city market area "looked like Beirut," said Richard Wells. He owns Leisure Publishing, which puts out Roanoker and Blue Ridge Country magazines and a slew of travel and living guides. He's also a downtown landlord.
What turned it around? Government help. The city renovated its dilapidated City Market Building. The state kicked in millions to develop the cultural landmark Center in the Square.
Then entrepreneurs like Wells moved in. They bought blocks of shabby downtown real estate. They used historic tax credits to finance renovations, and property tax abatements to launch their fledging commercial real estate businesses. Without that government support they couldn't have done it, Wells said.
Republican Yost rebukes Bolling for comment about Obama supporters"Twenty-five percent of the population suffers from a diagnosable mental health problem." While I'm guessing that might apply to the general population in and around Blacksburg - after all, its largest employer, Virginia Tech, seems to hold mental illness to be a hiring prerequisite - but in the real world?
By Michael Sluss, Roanoke Times
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is catching heat for a remark he made about supporters of President Barack Obama over the weekend, and some of it is coming from his own party.
Bolling, the state chairman of Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, made the comment Saturday at a “prebuttal” event prior to Obama’s campaign stop in Henrico County. Here’s the way it was reported by the Daily Press newspaper.
“Bolling said that if people think Obama has done a good job over the past three years , they should vote for him — then ‘check themselves into a mental hospital.’”
Representatives of the National Alliance on Mental Illness condemned Bolling’s remark on Monday, calling it “outrageous, ignorant and prejudiced.”
Today, Del. Joseph Yost, R-Blacksburg, issued a statement calling on Bolling to apologize.
“I am disappointed in the Lieutenant Governor’s comments and I call on him to issue an apology not only to the citizens of this Commonwealth but to all individuals who suffer from a mental health issue and their friends and family,” Yost said. “The comments were not only a disappointment and distasteful but continue the stigmatization of individuals with mental illness.
“This is not a partisan issue. Twenty-five percent of the population suffers from a diagnosable mental health problem.
“While we may elect to disagree with each other’s political views, we should chose [sic] to do it in a respectful manner and not one that continues the practice of stigmatizing individuals with mental illness or any others.” [link]
EPA to take a second look at coal rulesAn arbitrary rule using a pie-in-the-sky emissions threshold to prevent a problem (global warming) that doesn't exist.
By Ben Wolfgang, The Washington Times
The Environmental Protection Agency will review and delay the final release of controversial regulations cracking down on new coal-fired power plants.
In a statement late Friday afternoon, the agency announced it would conduct a “reconsideration” of the rule, originally scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. The EPA now says it will complete the regulations by March 2013, and that the additional time is necessary because of “new information provided by industry stakeholders.”
“The agency’s review will not change the types of state-of-the-art pollution controls new power plants are expected to use to reduce this harmful pollution,” EPA said in its press release explaining the decision.
The requirements would force coal plants to satisfy the standard of 1,000 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour, a mark that, analysts agree, is virtually impossible to meet with current, commercially available systems. [link]
His full Name is: Willard Mitt RomneyFascinating.
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. (I didn't know this. Did any of our always a genius Dem
presidential candidates ever do anything like this?)
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
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 state 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%.