Romney’s Government Handout, Ctd

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 30 2012 @ 7:07pm

A reader writes:

This seems like a pretty big deal to me. If you read the Rolling Stone article in its entirety, it's clear that Romney blackmailed the FDIC into settling Bain debt at pennies on the dollar by threatening to remove what remaining cash assets Bain had that were owed the US government as bonuses rather than paying down the debt – and later following through on it. In other words, he screwed the American taxpayer out of millions of dollars while giving his buddies (and maybe himself) bonuses rather than paying Bain's debts.

This is Gordon Gecko at his worst.


So Mitt Romney … didn't build that?