SEC reports filed by Bain Capital prove Mitt Romney remained as CEO until 2001. He claims to have left Bain in 1999 and thus cannot be blamed for tthe vulture capitalism exercised by his company after that time. It is a felony to falsify SEC reports so which is Mitt guilty of: lying to us or lying to the SEC?
The Boston Globe says he lied to us.
Romney has said he left Bain in 1999 to lead the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, ending his role in the company. But public Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firm's "sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president."
As the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has lied repeatedly to voters. He lies so frequently fact checkers find it difficult to keep up with his prevarications. Now he has been caught in the biggest lie of all: when he severed ties to Bain. As sole stockholder, Chairman of the Board and CEO Mitt was responsible for the hundreds of American jobs Bain shipped overseas or destroyed by wrecking companies for profit.
He says he's a job creator based on his experience at Bain but facts say otherwise making this a key issue. It is also a key issue because of what this says about his character. If Romney will lie about this what won't he lie about? How can we, as American citizens, believe anything he would say as President? How would the leader of any other nation?
Romney has refused to release tax returns covering the period and later which would provide voters with a better sense of his financial dealings, possible tax avoidance and complicity in the violations of U.S. laws. If he insists he left Bain in 1999 then he violated federal laws in all of those SEC filings. Each one would constitute a felony.
What's more credible, that Romney would commit felonies by making false reports to the SEC or that candidate Romney would lie to avoid personal responsibility for his actions at the time?