Romney's confounding position on carried interest
June 18th, 2012
07:42 AM ET
10 years ago

Romney's confounding position on carried interest

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - What does Mitt Romney really think about carried interest?
The tax break, which benefits private equity partners, continues to save the Republican presidential candidate millions of dollars in taxes after a pioneering career at Bain Capital.

Romney has, in the past, explicitly called for keeping the tax benefit in place. But this election cycle, even when asked directly, the candidate has not clearly articulated a position.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Cody

    Romney never clearly articulates his position on anything.

    He is always lukewarm towards whatever his audience supports.

    June 18, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Surprised? Here we have yet another issue where Mitt Romney criticizes Pres. Obama for taking a position, all the while not stating what his own position would have been.

    June 18, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  3. max

    Big surprise there.

    June 18, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  4. Name tomwilson

    Mitt is only qualified to be a used car salesman (no offense to used car salesman is intended).

    June 18, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  5. Wake up people

    And that's Mittens in a nutshell. He NEVER clearly articulates ANYTHING. He just continues to bash President Obama, but never says what he himself will do. He panders to whomever he is talking to at the time. This is why I don't understand how regular people can support him. Anything he does stand firm on benefits only the wealthy. Wake up people, don't take us back to the Bush days.

    OBAMA 2012!

    June 18, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |

    Mr. Romeny is a well-oiled weather vane indeed! What are his convictions aside from regurgitating the GOP poppycock that almost ruined us in 2008?

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    June 18, 2012 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  7. Dr. KnowItAll

    Oh dear. Mitt Rommney is rich, what ever shall we do ?
    You know, at leat the guy has worked for a living and didn't scam his way up through college and community organizing. Community Organizing is nothing mor than asking a bunch of people for a dollar and then giving them 40 cents in return.

    June 18, 2012 09:16 am at 9:16 am |