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Romney no dejó Bain Capital cuando lo afirmó

El Secretario Nacional de Prensa de Obama for America Ben LaBolt hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta al reporte de la agencia de noticias Associated Press sobre el tiempo de Mitt Romney en Bain Capital:

 

“El Gobernador Romney ha afirmado rotundamente que dejó Bain Capital en 1999 pero un reporte de la agencia de noticias Associated Press hoy deja claro que no se retiró cuando dice. No solamente permaneció como dueño, director y presidente pero también siguió acudiendo a las reuniones con sus socios. Además, él personalmente firmó documentos financieros como representante de Bain, incluyendo uno para DDI, una empresa que quedó en bancarrota y despidió a trabajadores después de que Bain la llenara de deudas. Las explicaciones de Mitt Romney sobre su participación en Bain después de 1999 han cambiado muchas veces. Pero lo que no ha cambiado es su renuencia de asumir cualquier responsabilidad por los empleos estadounidenses trasladados al extranjero y eliminados bajo su liderazgo, antes y después de 1999”

 

 

LAS MUCHAS EXPLICACIONES SOBRE ROMNEY DE CUANDO DEJÓ BAIN

 

ANTES DE 2002

Before Running For Governor, Romney Described His Departure From Bain Capital During The Olympics As A “Leave Of Absence” During Which He Would Be A “Part Timer.” “But until his run for governor — and even before that campaign was underway in earnest, when he needed to prove sustained connections to Massachusetts in order to ward off a ballot challenge — Romney had characterized his departure from Bain Capital more as a ‘leave of absence’ in which he would be a ‘part-timer,’ and not as an absolute separation from the thriving business he built and solely owned.” [Boston Globe, 7/14/12]

 

2011

 

Romney Said He Has Had “No Authority Or Responsibility For Managing” Bain Since 1999. “On Wednesday, Romney stressed he had nothing to do with Bain decisions after leaving the company in 1999, though he made millions for the next decade as an investor. ‘I left Bain Capital in 1999 and have had no authority or responsibility for managing that enterprise since then,’ Romney said.” [Nashua Telegraph, 12/22/11]

 

Romney Said He Has Been A “Passive Investor In Bain Capital,” And Suggested It Was Similar To Obama’s “Investments In Various Companies” And That He Didn’t “Assume [Obama] Bears Responsibilities For Their Activities.” “‘I left Bain Capital in 1999 and have had no authority or responsibility for managing that enterprise since then,’ Romney said. ‘I have been a passive investor in Bain Capital and also a host of other public companies through mutual funds and stocks and bonds. I don’t manage those enterprises and don’t account for their policies.’ ‘I presume President Obama has investments in various companies and don’t assume he bears responsibilities for their activities.’” [Nashua Telegraph, 12/22/11]

 

JULIO 2012

 

When Asked About His Accountability As CEO Of Bain During The Olympics, Romney Stated “Other People…Take Responsibility For All The Investment Decisions.” “CRAWFORD: Even if you weren’t making these daily managerial decisions, though, doesn’t the buck stop with you? GOV. ROMNEY: Actually when you leave an enterprise, when you have other people who are managing the enterprise, who take responsibility for all the investment decisions, who decide who’s going to get hired and fired, who decide compensation decisions, they’re the managers, they’re the people running the business. I left the business and went off to run the Olympics, did that full time and after three years, when the Olympics were over, we arranged my departure officially from a retirement standpoint.” [CBS, 7/13/12]

 

7/13/12: Romney Repeated His Claim Of Leaving Bain Capital In 1999 In Televised Interviews, Saying He Had No Role Whatsoever In The Management Of Bain Capital after February Of 1999.” “It was a response echoed again and again in televised interviews Friday, as Romney did not budge from his position. ‘I had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999,’ he told CBS.” [Boston Globe, 7/14/12]

 

When Asked If He Was Responsible For Bain After 1999, Romney Said, “I Had No Role Whatsoever In The Management Of Bain Capital After February Of 1999….There’s Absolutely No Evidence That I Had Any Role Whatsoever In The Management Of Bain Capital After February Of 1999.”KARL: “Okay but let me ask you, because a lot of this comes down to exactly when you had responsibility for what regarding Bain. After 1999, you are still listed on SEC document as being quote, “the chairman of the board, the chief executive officer and the president.” Don’t ultimately you bear responsibility for what happened at the company during that time?” ROMNEY: “I left the company in February of 1999, but retained ownership until we were able to negotiate a departure and retirement program from the company. I had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999. And by the way, the people at the firm said that. Even Democrats in the firm, one of whom ran for U.S. Senate as a Democrat says exactly the same thing and this has been litigated time and time again, independent fact checkers have said the same thing. There’s absolutely no evidence that I had any role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999. It’s a great firm. I’m very proud that they’ve done well. My goodness, I was there for what, 14 years? And then went on to run the Olympics. And anyone who questions that can look at the fact I spent the next three years full time running the Olympic games and had no involvement with Bain Capital. [ABC, 7/13/12]

 

Romney: “I Left Any Responsibility Whatsoever, Any Effort, Any Involvement Whatsoever In The Management Of Bain Capital After February Of 1999.” KARL: “So you bear no responsibility for what happened to that company even though those SEC forms list you as chairman and the chief executive officer and the president of the company?” ROMNEY: “The ownership shares of the company were ownership shares which I retained, but when I left Bain Capital in February of 1999, I went out to run the Olympics and said good-bye to my colleagues. They took over the business. They organized new funds for instance and pointed out that who managers were. They don’t list me as a manager. I left any responsibility whatsoever, any effort, any involvement whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999. By the way, there’s nothing wrong with the fact that the firm went on and it was a successful enterprise but the honest truth is I went out to run the Olympics in February of 1999 and why the president continues and his people continue to make these kinds of charges and tried to turn this into something big is clear to the American people. Because the president’s failed to do the job that he was elected to which was to get this economy turned around.” [ABC, 7/13/12]

 

Romney: “I Had No Association With The Management Of Bain Capital After February Of 1999.” KARL: “So you don’t disavow what happened at the company, that they may have done things that were wrong, not wrong that you had nothing to do with. would there be something with being associated with Bain Capital during those years?” ROMNEY: “I had no association with the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999. That is when I left the firm. I am very pleased with the experience I had with the firm but as everyone knows I went on to run the Olympics for three years I was there full time after that I came back and ran in Massachusetts for governor. I had no role with regards to Bain Capital after February 1999.” [ABC, 7/13/12]

 

Romney Said He “Was The Owner Of An Entity” That Filed SEC Documents With His Name After 1999, But Said He “Relinquished All Management, Authority, And Role In Bain Capital After February Of 1999.” ACOSTA: “Governor, thanks for joining us. Let’s talk first about this controversy over when you left Bain Capital. I’ll put one of the documents in question up on screen. There are SEC filings stating that you were CEO at Bain Capital past 1999, when you say you left Bain to run the Olympics, why was your name still on these documents, and why didn’t you clear this up sooner?”  ROMNEY: “Well, I was the owner of an entity that is filing that information, but I had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999. Not that that would have been a problem to have said that I was with the firm beyond that, but I simply wasn’t. I left in February of 1999 to go out and run the Olympics, I went out and did that full time, relinquished all management, authority and role in Bain Capital after February of 1999.” [Situation Room, CNN, 7/13/12]

 

Romney Said It Would Not “Have Been A Problem To Have Said That I Was With” Bain After February 1999, “But I Had Not Role Whatsoever In The Management Of Bain Capital After February 1999.” ACOSTA: “Governor, thanks for joining us. Let’s talk first about this controversy over when you left Bain Capital. I’ll put one of the documents in question up on screen. There are SEC filings stating that you were CEO at Bain Capital past 1999, when you say you left Bain to run the Olympics, why was your name still on these documents, and why didn’t you clear this up sooner?”  ROMNEY: “Well, I was the owner of an entity that is filing that information, but I had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999. Not that that would have been a problem to have said that I was with the firm beyond that, but I simply wasn’t. I left in February of 1999 to go out and run the Olympics, I went out and did that full time, relinquished all management, authority and role in Bain Capital after February of 1999.” [Situation Room, CNN, 7/13/12]

 

Romney Said While He Still Owned Bain After 1999, “There’s A Difference Between Being A Shareholder, An Owner If You Will, And Being A Person Who Is Running An Entity.” ACOSTA: “And how do you explain that discrepancy, though, that your name is on the filings and yet you said publicly you left the firm in 1999? Weren’t you concerned at some point these filings might become public and people would see that your name was still on the filings?” ROMNEY: “Well, there’s nothing wrong with being associated with Bain Capital, of course. But the truth is that I left any role in Bain Capital in February of ’99, and that’s known and said by the people at the firm, said by the documents, offering documents the firm made subsequently about people investing in the firm. And I think anybody that knows that I was out full time running the Olympics would understand that’s where I was. I spent three years running the Olympic Games, and after that was over, we worked out our retirement program, our departure official for Bain Capital, handed over the shares I had. But there’s a difference being a shareholder, an owner if you will, and being a person who is running an entity. And I had no role whatsoever in managing Bain Capital after February of 1999.” [Situation Room, CNN, 7/13/12]

 

Romney: “I Had No Role Whatsoever In Managing Bain Capital After February Of 1999.” [Situation Room, CNN, 7/13/12]

 

When Asked Why He Should Not Be Held Responsible For Bain’s Activities From 1999-2002, Romney Said, “In February Of 1999, I Left Bain Capital And Left All Management Authority And Responsibility For The Firm. I Had No Ongoing Activity Or Involvement In The Affairs Of Bain Capital.” ALEXANDER: “So if you were officially the boss in those years, why aren’t you still responsible for Bain Capital’s activities including the outsourcing of jobs at that time?”  ROMNEY: “In February of 1999, I left Bain Capital and left all management authority and responsibility for the firm. I had no ongoing activity or involvement in the affairs of Bain Capital.” [NBC, 7/13/12]

 

  • When Asked If He Was Responsible For Bain’s Investments In Companies That Expanded Overseas Before He Left In 1999, Romney Said “Well I’m Not Sure Which Ones You’re Talking About,” And Pivoted To The “False And Misleading” Nature Of President Obama’s Bain Attacks.CRAWFORD: “If I could then talk about before you left in 1999, Bain did invest in a series of companies that did expand overseas, sometimes at the expense of American workers — are you responsible for those decisions?” GOV. ROMNEY: “Well I’m not sure which ones you’re talking about, but I can tell you the people who have looked at the charges that the Obama campaign comes out with, which is that somehow we outsourced jobs, they’ve said that those were false and misleading. That the ads are inaccurate. Some have given it multiple Pinocchios. The president keeps on trying to divert any attention he can from his failure to turn around the American economy, and that’s what this campaign’s about. But the president keeps on trying to find something about Bain which is simply not true.” [CBS News, 7/13/12]

 

When Asked About His Involvement With Bain Between 1999 And 2002, Romney Said, “I Had No Role Whatsoever In The Management Of Bain After I Went Off To The Olympics.” CRAWFORD: “But you say it’s ridiculous. But why is there this discrepancy? You said you left Bain in 1999 yet Bain is listing you as CEO up until 2002, so why were you listed as CEO until 2002?” GOV. ROMNEY: “The documents show that there’s a difference between ownership, which is I owned shares in Bain, but I did not manage Bain. I left as everyone knows to go out and run the Olympics in February of 1999. I was full-time running the Olympics. I had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain after I went off to the Olympics. And that’s been demonstrated by people who work at Bain, by all of the documents, but I still retained an ownership interest, I had the capacity if I were not on leave, if I were actually wanting to run the business to do so, but I did not. I left. And that’s been demonstrated time and time again.” [CBS News, 7/13/12]

 

·         Romney: “When You Leave An Enterprise, When You Have Other People Who Are Managing The Enterprise.” CRAWFORD: “Even if you weren’t making these daily managerial decisions, though, doesn’t the buck stop with you?” GOV. ROMNEY: “Actually when you leave an enterprise, when you have other people who are managing the enterprise, who take responsibility for all the investment decisions, who decide who’s going to get hired and fired, who decide compensation decisions, they’re the managers, they’re the people running the business. I left the business and went off to run the Olympics, did that full time and after three years, when the Olympics were over, we arranged my departure officially from a retirement standpoint.” [CBS News, 7/13/12]

 

Romney: “I Don’t Recall Even Coming Back Once To Go To A Bain Or Management Meeting….I Had No Involvement With The Management Of Bain Capital After February Of 1999.” ROMNEY: “And I left Bain in February of 1999. People can point out how – I was in Salt Lake City for three straight years. I don’t recall even coming back once to go to a Bain or management meeting. We were, I was out there running the Olympics and it was a full time job, I can tell you that.” CRAWFORD: “So not once. You don’t remember a board meeting, you don’t remember talking about whether or not there should be outsourcing jobs overseas? Do you remember any involvement with Bain Capital from 1999 on?” GOV. ROMNEY: “Jan I had no involvement with the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999. If I had, I would have brought that up at other places where it would have been beneficial to me. But look, I left Bain in February of 1999 as everyone knows I went out and ran the Olympic games. It was a fulltime job.” [CBS News, 7/13/12]

 

·         When Asked Whether He Profited From Bain Investments After He Left, Romney Said “All Of The Investors Participate In The Success Or Failure Of Various Investments,” But He Had “No Responsibility Whatsoever” For The Management. CRAWFORD: “But as an owner, would you have made money off some of the decisions after you left that were made by other people?” GOV. ROMNEY: “Well as an investor, all of the investors participate in the success or failure of various investments, just like you do as a shareholder of an enterprise. But you’re not managing that enterprise if you’re a shareholder. If you’re a shareholder in Ford Motor Company, for instance, you don’t make the decision as to where they’re going to build a facility or how many people they’re going to hire. Those are decisions that are made by management.” CRAWFORD: “But you were the sole owner? I mean, how should we be thinking about this? What was your role? You were the sole owner until 2002?” GOV. ROMNEY: “I was the owner of a, of the general partnership but there were investors which included pension funds and various entities of all kinds that owned the, if you will, the investments of the firm. But I was the owner of an entity which was a management entity. That entity was one which I had ownership of until the time of the retirement program was put in place. But I had no responsibility whatsoever after February of ’99 for the management or ownership – management, rather, of Bain Capital.” [CBS News, 7/13/12]

 

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