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Democrats and Unions are some of Bain's Largest Investments:

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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 05:55 PM
Two contradictions in one!

Bain Capital has invested Billions of Dollars into unions and universities some of Obama's largest supporters, so did Bain Capital in turn fund the Obama rise to power?

Bain has invested $1.25 Billion into the California State Teachers’ Retirement System

On its homepage here: You can clearly see that it states: it "is committed to sustainability and requires the companies with which we invest to be environmentally, socially and economically responsible."

Here are some other unions and labor groups that have some serious investments with Bain and yet are the most vocal anti-Bain and pro-Obama supporters.

* llinois Municipal Retirement Fund ($2.2 million)
* Indiana Public Retirement System ($39.3 million)
* Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System ($177.1 million)
* The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System ($19.5 million)
* Maryland State Retirement and Pension System ($117.5 million)
* Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada ($20.3 million)
* State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio ($767.3 million)
* Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System ($231.5 million)
* Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island ($25 million)
* San Diego County Employees Retirement Association ($23.5 million)
* Teacher Retirement System of Texas ($122.5 million)
* Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System ($15 million)

You can also check out the list of Universities that have also benefited from the existence of Bain Capital.

* Purdue University ($15.9 million)
* University of California ($225.7 million)
* University of Michigan ($130 million)
* University of Virginia ($20 million)
* University of Washington ($33 million)

The thing to take away from this report is that Romney's Bain Capital was not political. It has been documented that Bain Employees have had multiple political alliances in the past. Some people gave to Democrats others gave to Republicans. Now, the Founder who just happens to be Republican is running for President. That doesn't mean that his business principles got tangled with Romney's politics. In fact, if a CEO mixed politics with business it means he really isn't a good CEO. Romney has proven that he can in fact work with organizations and people with fundamentally different world views. Which is great experience for leading a nation.

Some say that Romney could possibly be the greatest investor in the world. His empire and tentacles seem to be everywhere. So now, the democrats have a large problem that they are obviously ignoring. Should the unions that worked inside the GST Steel (Joe Soptic conspiracy) take the blame for taking money from Bain as well?

posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 06:06 PM
The issue is not whether Bain invested in the Democratic party. The system is corrupt, politicians and universities take money from big corps and in turn owe them favors. We all know that. The real question is, when corporate and government collusion and corruption is at an all time high, when wall street's greed is raging out of control, when the "Too Big to Fail" phenomena is pervasive throughout our society, do we want the founder of one of the biggest financial corps, built on consolidating industries into monopolistic empires, to be our overlord?

I say, hell no.

posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 06:12 PM
reply to post by openlocks

I say he's much better than a radical chicago thug. At least we know what he has done in his life.

posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 08:06 PM

Originally posted by jjf3rd77
reply to post by openlocks

I say he's much better than a radical chicago thug. At least we know what he has done in his life.

How exactly does that affect our country in a positive way when we are dealing with 8% unemployment?
Knowing what a man did, good or bad, has absolutely no effect on what they will do for our economy.

Romney made millins of dollars through outsourcing American jobs. Is that to be dismissed in favor of his life's story simply because you believe everything about him at face value and disbelieve most everything you're told about Obama?

posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 08:45 PM
With just 2 parties it is unavoidable that there a crisscrosses all over the place.

posted on Sep, 4 2012 @ 12:29 AM
They invest in and help each other because there aren't two parties there is one. You know they had elections in the USSR too right?
edit on 4-9-2012 by Buddha1098 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 4 2012 @ 12:59 AM
I saw today that Bain employees are set to speak at the DNC. Something slimy going on here.

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