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Mitt Romney

Data de nascimento: 12. Março 1947

Willard Mitt Romney é um empresário e político dos Estados Unidos. Ele foi o candidato do Partido Republicano à presidência dos Estados Unidos na eleição de 2012. Atualmente serve como Senador pelo estado de Utah.

É filho de Lenore e George W. Romney , tendo sido criado em Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Iniciando como membro da Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias em 1966, ele passou trinta meses na França como missionário mórmon. Em 1969 casou-se com Ann Davies, com quem tem cinco filhos. Em 1971, ele ganhou um Bachelor of Arts da Universidade Brigham Young e, em 1975, se formou com Juris Doctor e mestrado em Administração de Empresas pela Universidade de Harvard. Romney entrou na indústria de consultoria de gestão, e em 1977 entrou na Bain & Company. Mais tarde, como executivo-chefe da empresa, ajudou a tirar a empresa da crise financeira. Em 1984, ele co-fundou e liderou o Bain Capital, uma empresa de investimento de capital privada que se tornou altamente rentável e uma das maiores empresas desse tipo no país. Seu patrimônio líquido é estimado entre 190-250 milhões de dólares, dinheiro esse que ajudou a financiar suas campanhas políticas anteriores a de 2012.

Como um membro ativo da Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias, ele atuou como bispo de sua ala e presidente da área de Boston. Ele concorreu como candidato republicano na eleição para o senado de Massachusetts em 1994, perdendo para o senador Ted Kennedy. Em 1999, ele foi contratado como presidente e CEO do Comitê Organizador da candidatura de Salt Lake City para o Jogos Olímpicos de Inverno de 2002. A visibilidade que ele ganhou nesse período deu-lhe a oportunidade de relançar suas aspirações políticas.

Romney foi eleito governador de Massachusetts em 2002, mas não tentou a reeleição em 2006. Durante seu mandato, ele reduziu o déficit estadual em 3 bilhões de dólares, reduzindo o financiamento do Estado para o ensino superior, fazendo corte em auxílios estatais para as cidades, levantando várias taxas e removendo brechas fiscais corporativas. Ele ajudou a desenvolver e transformar em lei a legislação estadual sobre a saúde, que ficou conhecida como "Romneycare". Foi a primeira lei sobre a regulamentação da saúde no país, fornecendo quase acesso universal a saúde através de subsídios estaduais e mandatos individuais para a compra de seguros.

Romney concorreu para a nomeação republicana na eleição presidencial de 2008, ganhando em várias primárias e caucus, mas perdeu a indicação para John McCain. Em junho de 2011, ele anunciou que iria concorrer em 2012. Em maio de 2012, ele ganhou caucus e primárias suficientes para tornar-se o provável candidato do partido, e em 28 de agosto, a Convenção Nacional Republicana de 2012 oficializou sua candidatura. Em novembro, concorreu contra o então presidente Barack Obama, que visava a reeleição. Romney acabou sendo derrotado por uma margem de 4.9 milhões de votos nas urnas e por 126 votos no colégio eleitoral.Após a derrota na disputa pela Casa Branca, Romney se mudou para Utah, onde foi eleito para uma cadeira do Senado em 2018. Em 2020, Romney foi o único senador republicano que votou a favor da condenação do presidente Donald Trump no processo de Impeachment.

Citações Mitt Romney

„Look, you can't have any illegals working on our property. I'm running for office, for Pete's sake.“

—  Mitt Romney

CNN Republican presidential debate, Los Angeles, , quoted in
2011
Contexto: Rick, I don't think I've ever hired an illegal in my life... We had a lawn company to mow our lawn, and they had illegal immigrants, and when that was pointed out to us, we let them go... So we went to the company and we said, "Look, you can't have any illegals working on our property. I'm running for office, for Pete's sake. I can't have illegals."

„I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.“

—  Mitt Romney

Speech to Chamber of Commerce in Nashua, New Hampshire, , quoted in
2012
Contexto: I want individuals to have their own insurance. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you don't like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. You know, if someone doesn't give me a good service that I need, I want to say I'm going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.

„I'm not concerned about the very poor.“

—  Mitt Romney

CNN Interview, quoted in
2012
Contexto: I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich — they're doing just fine.

„So, all total, the tax rate is really closer to 45 or 50%.“

—  Mitt Romney

interview with Univision

2012
Contexto: Jorge Ramos: You just released your tax returns. In 2010 you only paid 13% of taxes while most Americans paid much more than that. Is that fair?
Mitt Romney Well, actually, I released two years of taxes and I think the average is almost 15%. And then also, on top of that, I gave another more 15% to charity. When you add it together with all of the taxes and the charity, particularly in the last year, I think it reaches almost 40% that I gave back to the community. One of the reasons why we have a lower tax rate on capital gains is because capital gains are also being taxed at the corporate level. So as businesses earn profits, that's taxed at 35%, then as they distribute those profits as dividends, that's taxed at 15% more. So, all total, the tax rate is really closer to 45 or 50%.
Jorge Ramos: But is it fair what you pay, 13%, while most pay much more than that?
Mitt Romney Well, again, I go back to the point that the, that the funds are being taxed twice at two different levels.

„Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom.“

—  Mitt Romney

Faith in America speech, 2007
Contexto: Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone.

„We believe in a nation under God, a nation indivisible, a nation united, a nation with justice and liberty for all. And for that to happen, we're going to have to have a new president that will commit to getting America working again; that will commit to a strong military; that will commit to a nation under God that recognizes that we the American people were given our rights not by government, but by God himself.“

—  Mitt Romney

campaign speech at Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, , quoted in [2012-09-08, Ashley, Parker, In Romney’s Hands, Pledge of Allegiance Is Framework for Criticism, The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/us/politics/romney-uses-pledge-of-allegiance-to-criticize-obama.html, 2012-09-18]
quoting and paraphrasing the Pledge of Allegiance
regarding a draft of the Democratic Party's national platform replacing the phrase "God-given potential" with "talent and drive"
2012

„The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn't build Apple, that Henry Ford didn't build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn't build Papa John Pizza, that Ray Kroc didn't build McDonald's, that Bill Gates didn't build Microsoft, you go on the list, that Joe and his colleagues didn't build this enterprise, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America and it's wrong.“

—  Mitt Romney

2012-07-17
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/17/videos-romney-on-the-attack-after-obamas-you-didnt-build-that-remark/
Videos: Romney on the attack after Obama’s “You didn’t build that” remark
Hot Air
referring to Barack Obama's statement, "Somebody invested in roads and bridges — if you've got a business, you didn't build that; somebody else made that happen."
2012

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„As to what to do for the housing industry specifically and are there things that you can do to encourage housing: One is, don't try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.“

—  Mitt Romney

[2011-10-18, Romney says foreclosures should "hit the bottom", Kasie, Hunt, AP/Boston.com, http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2011/10/18/romney_says_foreclosures_should_hit_the_bottom/]
2011

„I actually think it will be interesting to listen to the President tonight. What I'd like him to do is report on his promises but there are forgotten promises and forgotten people. Over the last four years, the President has said that he was going to create jobs for the American people and that hasn't happened. He said he would cut the deficit in half and that hasn't happened. He said that incomes would rise and instead incomes have gone down. And I think this is a time not for him not to start restating new promises but to report on the promises he made. I think he wants a promises reset. We want a report on the promises he made. And that means let's hear some numbers. Let's hear 16. Sixteen trillion dollars of debt. This is very different than the promise he made. Let's hear the number 47. 47 million people in this country on food stamps. When he took office, 33 million people were on food stamps. Let's understand why it was he's been unsuccessful in helping alleviate poverty in this country. Why so many people have fallen from the middle class into poverty under this president. Let's have him explain to the American people the 50% number. Why 50% of college graduates can't find work or work that is consistent with their college degree. The President needs to report tonight on his promises rather than try and reset a whole series of new promises that he also won't be able to keep.“

—  Mitt Romney

2012-09-06
http://mittromneycentral.com/2012/09/06/romney-on-obamas-speech-tonight-americans-want-a-report-on-presidents-promises/
Romney on Obama’s Speech Tonight: Americans Want A Report On President’s Promises
Mitt Romney Central
2012

„The one by L. Ron Hubbard…I'm not in favor of his religion by any means, but he wrote a book called Battlefield Earth that was a very fun science fiction book.“

—  Mitt Romney

Fox News interview, , quoted in [2007-04-30, Romney Favors Hubbard Novel, Jim Rutenberg, The Caucus, The New York Times, http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/04/30/romney-favors-hubbard-novel/]
asked his favorite novel
2007 campaign for Republican nomination for United States President

„I'm not familiar precisely with what I said, but I'll stand by what I said, whatever it was.“

—  Mitt Romney

2012-05-17
Mitt Romney stands by invocation of Rev. Wright
Greg
Sargent
The Plum Line
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/i-stand-by-what-i-said-whatever-it-was/2012/05/17/gIQADnyhWU_blog.html
2012-10-03
posed question: "When you did an interview with Sean Hannity in February, you said that you believed that Obama is trying to make America a less Christian nation. It was responding to quote that he had just played for you on the radio. Do you stand by that?"
regarding Romney saying "And I'm not sure which is worse, him listening to Reverend Wright or him saying that we must be a less Christian nation.", referring to Obama's 2006 statement, "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation — at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers."
2012

„Bain Capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit.“

—  Mitt Romney

CD-ROM marking 25th anniversary of Bain & Company, quoted in * 2012-09-27
Corn
David
w:David Corn
New Romney Video: In 1985, He Said Bain Would "Harvest" Companies for Profits
Mother Jones
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/1985-romney-bain-harvest-firms-profits-video
2012-10-03
1985

„I am in favor of stem cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning.“

—  Mitt Romney

Press conference, May 2005 http://www.heartland.org/publications/health%20care/article/16862/Massachusetts_Governor_Battles_Harvard_and_Legislature_on_Stem_Cell_Research.html
2003–2007 Governor of Massachusetts

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