Romney lies - democracy dies

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If Mitt Romney had to personally contribute $100 toward paying down our national debt every time he lied, then America would be out of the red by November. The Obama campaign – and the Washington Post – has hammered Romney in recent weeks over his ties to Bain Capital and the laying off or outsourcing of thousands of American jobs. But Romney says he’s not responsible since all of these layoffs occurred after he left Bain Capital in 1999.

But a new report by the Boston Globe reveals that Romney is lying. As financial documents filed in 2003 – and obtained by the Boston Globe – show – Romney still owned 100% of Bain Capital as recently as 2002 – and even earned at least $100,000 as an executive at Bain in 2002 – three years after Romney claims he had left the business. So now we can add lying about his record at Bain to the long list of other Romney lies, just as voters are demanding to know the truth about Romney’s several offshore bank accounts and whether they’re being used to avoid paying taxes.

It’s crystal clear – the only way Mitt Romney can win the White House this year is by lying, which presents a great opportunity for Congress to pay down our debt by simply passing into law the “Romney Lying Jar” – and forcing Mitt to throw in a crisp $100 bill practically every time he opens his mouth.

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