Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hey, Jack Gilchrist, Show Us YOUR Tax Returns!!

Interesting post up over at Think Progress. It seems that after President Obama made his now infamous speech about business and the distorted version of the speech has been used by the right wing nut jobs, including the nuttiest of them all, Mittens, it appears that the latest video ad created by the Mittens campaign is, as usual, full of shit.

Except, the truth is:

And, as it turns out, Jack Gilchrist is no different. The New Hampshire Union Leader reports today that Gilchrist benefited from millions of dollars of government loans and contracts to get his business on its feet:

In 1999, Gilchrist Metal received $800,000 in tax-exempt revenue bonds issued by the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority “to set up a second manufacturing plant and purchase equipment to produce high definition television broadcasting equipment,” according to a New Hampshire Union Leader report at the time…

Last year, Gilchrist Metal also received two U.S. Navy sub-contracts totaling about $83,000 and a smaller $5,600 Coast Guard contract in 2008, according to a government web site that tracks spending.

Gilchrist wisely took advantage of these funds, which help small businesses like his survive in their early years. He also took a U.S. Small Business Administration loan in the late 1980s totaling “somewhere south of” $500,000, plus matching funds from the federally-funded New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center.

In a lesson on basic government spending that Romney himself could learn from, Gilchrist succinctly explained: “I’m not going to turn a blind eye because the money came from the government. As far as I’m concerned, I’m getting some of my tax money back. I’m not stupid, I’m not going to say ‘no.’ Shame on me if I didn’t use what’s available.”

"...getting some of my tax money back ..." Huh? From the above, it looks like you GOT TAXPAYER dollars before you got TAXED. And, by the way, how about showing US YOUR TAX RETURNS? Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's a no go.

How stupid do you think we are? Well, obviously there are quite a lot of stupid people in this country. This piece of shit makes this absurd video ad for Mittens and he knows the entire time he's lying through his teeth. And, obviously, he doesn't give a shit. He thinks he represents the repressed small business owners, which really are a myth in the stupid Republicans (and some Democrats) lying minds because, you know, keeping all the money for themselves IS THE POINT.

I almost want Mittens to become president just so the stupid people can really bring down this country and the even stupider (but poorer) people can finally take out all their machine guns and other cache of weapons and finally start America's second revolutionary war (not considering the Civil War a "revolution" as it was just a bunch of ignorant individuals intent on preventing those, you know, dark skinned people they plucked off the land in Africa and forced to come to this country to be their slaves, from having any rights whatsoever).

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