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Mitt Romney owned a company that disposed of aborted babies.

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, July 15, 2012

Part of Mitt Romey’s problem is that the titles “CEO,” “President” and “Sole Shareholder” mean something.

He claims that the titles were meaningless, that though he had the titles, he had neither influence nor control over the firms.

If we were to presume that his assertions are true – that he had neither influence nor control over the firms – that would then signify that the firms purposely gave him meaningless titles which he willingly accepted. And, as we all know, a meaningless title is the moral equivalent of a d0-nothing job.

So, what we really want to know, is that really the message that Mitt Romney wants to give – that he favors “do-nothing” jobs?

Besides, if he wasn’t running the companies, who was?

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Romney Invested in Medical-Waste Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses, Government Documents Show

And these documents challenge Romney’s claim that he left Bain Capital in early 1999.

—By , Washington Bureau Chief

 Mon Jul. 2, 2012 3:00 AM PDT

Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics. Coming during the heat of the GOP primaries, as Romney tried to sell South Carolina Republicans on his pro-life bona fides, the revelation had the potential to damage the candidate’s reputation among values voters already suspicious of his shifting position on abortion.

But Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney founded, tamped down the controversy. The company said Read the rest of this entry »

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