Earlier today, TMZ revealed that GOP nominee Mitt Romney lied under oath in order to protect his friend Tom Stemberg, the co-founder of Staples, in his messy divorce against his first wife Maureen. As a result, Maureen claims she struggled financially and lost her home.
Of course, this comes as no surprise, being that Money Mitt has told a number of untruths over the years. Here’s a rundown of the Republican’s many, many lies.
Keeping Jobs In The US
Mitt Romney rejects claims that he outsourced jobs overseas while he was the CEO at Bain Capital. However, the Washington Post exposed that the private equity firm invested in a number of companies that shipped jobs to China and India, which pays substantially lower wages.
Romney lied about pushing a pro-life agenda as Governor of Massachusetts during a presidential debate in 2007.
First off, when he campaigned to become the Massachusetts Governor, he proclaimed to be a pro-choice candidate and promised not to change the current abortion laws. Of course, the infamous flip-flopper did a 180 during his governorship and became pro-life, but he did keep his promise on not signing new abortion legislation. However, that must have slipped his mind, because he claimed to have pushed a pro-life agenda to make the liberal state change its view.
During his run in the 2008 presidency, he said: “On the issue of abortion, for instance, I came down on the side of life constantly as Governor in every way I knew how I could do that.”
Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
During the first presidential debate in early October, Romney claimed that he wouldn’t reduce tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, but in actuality, that’s what his $5 trillion tax plan will do. At the debate in Denver, he asserted:
However, critics like Bill Clinton testify that if Romney’s tax plan was paid for, the top 1 percent would see an average tax cut of $246,652.
Mitt Romney claimed that he left Bain Capital, a private equity firm, in 1999 and was not responsible for the Bain companies that went bankrupt and the workers that were laid off thereafter. However, multiple reports revealed that Romney was still involved with the company until 2002. This was made evident by public Securities and Exchange Commission documents which confirm that he remained Bain’s CEO and “sole stock holder” three years after he claims he resigned.
Mitt Romney claims that the unemployment rate fell while he governed Massachusetts and that he created 40,000 jobs during his last year in office. However, the job record proves otherwise, being that as the nation’s economy and median income grew, the state fell from 36th to 47th out of the 50 states in job creation, and the median income declined.
Romney’s fabricated truths never seem to end, and we doubt they ever will!