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Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza

October 18, 2012

How Mitt and Ann made millions–and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions–from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.

By Greg Palast

Mitt Romney’s opposition to the auto bailout has haunted him on the campaign trail, especially in Rust Belt states like Ohio. There, in September, the Obama campaign launched television ads blasting Romney’s November 2008 New York Times op-ed,“Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”
But Romney has done a good job of concealing, until now, the fact that he and his wife, Ann, personally gained at least $15.3 million from the bailout—and a few of Romney’s most important Wall Street donors made more than $4 billion. Their gains, and the Romneys’, were astronomical—more than 3,000 percent on their investment. Read more…

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits

August 30, 2012

by Greg Palast

If you’re not sick and outraged and ready to vomit, then don’t talk to me.

When I see a cruel bucket of garbage and winky-winky racism and bullshit and venom like Paul Ryan talk to America like he’s some kind of Boy Scout, I want a gun, or a TV network where I can tell the truth or a giant washing machine to dunk America and rinse off the crud of lies and pure manipulative evil that they’re feeding us.

But I don’t like guns, I don’t have a TV network, I just have this:  A book.

It’s called Billionaires & Ballot Bandits:  How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.

An investigation of Karl Rove, the Koch Gang and their billionaire Buck-Buddies. The guys who bought Ryan.

It’s the most important bullet I’ve ever fired.

I watch these smug jerks at the Republican Convention and I’m ill … because I know something they won’t tell you on CNN or CBS, let alone Fox.  And here’s the facts, ma’am:

In 2008, no fewer than 2,706,275 ballots were cast—and never counted.

It didn’t make a difference then, but it will make a difference now.

And, in 2008, no fewer than 3,195,539 legal voters were denied the right to vote.   Told to get the hell out of the polling station.

Add it up.  That’s at least 5,901,814 legitimate votes and voters tossed out of the count.

So God Bless America. By the way, these numbers are from the raw data supplied to me by the US Elections Assistance Commission.

It’s official. It’s in your face.  It’s sick.  It’s unreported. Read more…

Greg Palast – Billionaires & Ballot Bandits 

May 9, 2012

In 2008, our voter guide/comic book Steal Back Your Vote written by Greg Palast and Bobby Kennedy reached over half a million voters. And we’re going to do it again in our new ballot-protection weapon:

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits – How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps

This time, investigative reporter Greg Palast, who busted the story of the purge of Black voters in Florida in 2000, has teamed with genius comic pen-man Ted Rall and the crew of the Palast Investigative Fund to produce a kick-butt-and-take-down-names book and film.

In 2008, Steal Back Your Vote was distributed to thousands of at-risk voters in cooperation with Operation Rainbow/PUSH, Rock the Vote, VotoLatino, the Congressional Black Caucus and 150 other non-partisan groups. Now we’re releasing a new book and comic book called Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps Read more…