Saturday, December 15, 2012

Is Mitt Romney Bent on Revenge?

As another Republican sore loser, it seems that Mitt Romney is bent on revenge, and getting even with a media that he perceived didn't give him favorable coverage during his miserable and mismanaged presidential campaign.

It's either that or, he just can't help himself, and has to obscenely profit from everything, including the press coverage of his failed campaign. News outlets are preparing to file formal complaints against the Romney campaign, contesting inflated charges that were billed to them from Romney's campaign trail.

It is standard procedure for presidential campaigns to arrange and prepay for meals, bus travel, and charter flights, then bill the news outlets afterward for their share of the cost. In order to travel with the candidate, reporters and their editors must agree upfront to pay for the cost of the determined by the campaign (not determined by fair market value or actual costs).

But many of the bills from the Romney campaign -- which have continued to trickle in since Romney lost on Election Day -- are far much higher than during other campaigns. For example, on Oct. 11, each reporter was charged $812 for a meal.

One Romney campaign aide said the bills were not artificially inflated, but rather the product of a generally mismanaged campaign. And the meals often went untouched by reporters and instead were consumed by Romney's campaign staff.  Full story at Buzzfeed

The Huffington Post's HuffPo Hill titled the story "ROMNEY CAMPAIGN GOING ALL BAIN CAPITAL ON NEWS ORGS".

If any of the campaign stops were at a Marriott Hotel, I wouldn't be surprised. Remember Mitt Romney and the Marriott Hotel's Son of Boss Tax Scam?

Willard Mitt Romney, who was named after the Marriott Hotel's founder J. Willard Marriott, was once the head of Mariott's audit committee when Marriott Hotels ultimately had to pay the IRS a $220 million fine for using the "Son of Boss" tax scam.

As an aside: The Hilton Hotel didn't charge the Justice Department $16 for a blueberry muffin. The price was $16.80 ($14 plus a 20% gratuity and "service fee", which is a rip off by the hotels). However, this wasn't for JUST a blueberry muffin, but for a continental breakfast, which also includes fresh fruits, juice, soda and coffee.

But even then...I worked at hotels for the past 40 years, and $16.80 is still an outlandish price for a continental breakfast. And the juice and fruit most probably wasn't "fresh" either. But Mitt Romney's campaign charged the reporters $812 per person for a meal that the campaign workers themselves most probably indulged in.

And so that's the proof: Whenever a millionaire is involved in any deal, there's most likely some kind of scam to be found. How else did they get sooooooooo rich in the first place, by pulling up their boot straps?

Earlier this year the executive chairman of Marriott International, Bill Marriott, said "I finally found a place to park [my "boat"] after about 20 minutes, and I pulled in. I said, 'Who's going to grab the rope?,' and I looked up and there was Mitt Romney. So he pulled me in, he tied up the boat for me. He rescued me just as he's going to rescue this great country." Huffington Post

And Mitt Romney would have also rescued us from all the corporate shysters who would have charged us $812 for an un-eaten blueberry muffin that they claimed was "fresh"......


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