Bain plane lands near Romney retreat
June 23rd, 2012
05:55 PM ET
10 years ago

Bain plane lands near Romney retreat

(CNN) - Democrats kept up their offensive on Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney, on Saturday.

A Democratic operative snapped photos of a jet registered to the company that was parked at an airport near Romney's fundraising retreat in Park City, Utah.

The Bain plane photos came just hours after the primary super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection released a new television advertisement criticical of the firm's practices.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Utah
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Are you kidding me?

    The economy is doing just fine if these guys can fly around in the private/corporate jets.

    ..... And these are the same guys who are crying about paying their fair share of taxes.

    June 23, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  2. Are you kidding me?

    And I wonder who is in touch with working class Americans more – This guy or our President.

    June 23, 2012 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  3. n

    Follow the lies, it will lead to the money. Follow the money, it will lead to the rat, who is working for the fat cats . . . The 1% Top Hats. 1, 2, 3, pull back the curtain!

    June 23, 2012 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  4. Jhonny Boy

    Talk about Romey being for the rich.

    June 23, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. CNN aka Tattoo

    Boss, da plane, da plane!

    June 23, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  6. Tom-n-NoVA

    oh man.... this is man is SO wrong... SO bad... SO unfit to be the leader of THIS nation!

    June 23, 2012 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  7. Name JR

    CNN did the 'operatives' get the pictures for you or did you have them take the pictures?
    By the way, the fuel for their plane includes state and local taxes. Airforce 1&2's fuel comes straight from the treasury. Does the DNC repay the taxpayer.

    June 23, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  8. Drew

    When they let down the stairs did money fall out on the tarmac?

    June 23, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  9. Myviewis

    Oh wow, again convincing voters that Bain keeps Romney from becoming President because Bain shipped jobs offshore to Mexico. I hate to inform Axelrod that offshoring jobs and outsourcing jobs within our own country=Americans without jobs. I think Bain is the last thing that we the American people should be worrying about when already illegal immigrants can obtain their US Work Permits issued by Obama and the jobs Americans are trying to get most likely will go to those illegal immigrants who of course will do the job for less pay, less benefits or no benefits at all. Outsourcing jobs inside our country= Americans without jobs!!!!!! Romney didn't do this to Americans, Obama did it to Americans, he approved the immigration rule. I don't see how Obama expects the American people to not see this.

    June 23, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  10. braineaterbob

    This is news?

    June 23, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  11. Larry L

    The fat-cats have their own planes because it's so degrading to fly on the same planes as the plebeian class. Even when you're up front in First Class you know the unwashed masses are back there ruining the ambiance of the trip.

    Romney is disconnected with working people because he's never had any association with them! Even on his draft-dodging "mission" he was hob-hobnobbing with the upper-class French. Interesting to note the Mormons are famous for making mission assignments based on your family's level of tithing. The guys who get the Congo must come from far down on the food chain.

    June 23, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  12. indie voter

    oh no, he's not out of touch

    June 23, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    the GOP travels by private jet, aka the 1%, democrats by public transportation. classic trickle down economics; they fly around in their jets and my BART ride is only $6 .... thanx 1% so kind of u..... i love standing on bart for 1/2 hour under a mile of water to go to work so u can buy cheaper fuel for ur jet.... the 1% dont want increased demand for the things they like; jets, fuel, houses, real estate, ... the 1% fueled the housing bubble and profited from its collapse, sure 2 million lost their job , but the 1% all gained an additional $2 million. But they forgot that is no one has money to buy their stupid little what-evers' then the whole thing starts slowing down. The 1% can just take their money and run ... there is no where to run that a collapsing dollar wouldnt effect them. The 1% want u to pay extreme prices for gold because they own 99% of it..... The 1% mines it and drives up prices for the 99%. Marriage for all is 10% more gold bands sold... $2k / oz is crazy price, but soon ... by 2020? 8 yr fixed @ 15%

    June 23, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  14. scott

    Wow if this is not a statment as to how far this candidate will go or extent he will take just to get money for his advantage you now politics can be dirty but somtimes it can be too dirty to the point where voters get disgusted with these candidates and Mittins is that one.

    June 23, 2012 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  15. Rick

    This conference has attendees that are funding Romney, which is against the Law. Why can the Republicans get away with fraud and not be charged. Where are the Democrats on this issue? Rowe is a huge fund donater to Romney and is in attendance.

    June 23, 2012 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |

    Let's see,he signed the pledge to rover nitwitquest the crook lobbyist,the Washington post artical on bain capital is a must read in todays paper ,it states that while romney the clown was runing it in the 90s they were one of the pioneers in out sourceing jobs to China,India and Mexico and were one of the first to train other companies to do the same for a fee .romney the clown cost Americans millions of jobs during his years at bain capitol ,there's more and more and I don't feel like giving you any more reasons except you need to be stupid and brain dead to vote for romney the clown and the republican bafoon party !!!

    June 23, 2012 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  17. abbydelabbey

    The uber-rich, the 1%, are gathering to take control of America once and for all.... Goodbye, America and democracy. Hello, the United States of Corporations and plutocracy.

    June 23, 2012 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  18. Debra From Georgia

    Mitt Romney trying to buy the election, Well, HE CAN'T BUY MY VOTE. HE CAN'T BUY MY VOTE;.

    June 23, 2012 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  19. Jahmie

    Don Romney has called a meeting of all leaders of the Mafioso.

    June 23, 2012 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  20. mishnu

    Why is it that conservatives aren't scrutinizing Mitt Romney's candidacy?
    He is a multi-millionaire?
    His sons are multimillionaires (via trusts)
    Parents of both Romney and his wife were well-to-do immigrants.
    What is going on in this country....Too much wealth, now they want the power to go along with it?
    I'm not getting it....what is to come for this country which is already fractured at the seams from globalization.

    June 23, 2012 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  21. Gonzoinhouston

    Anyone who thinks Romney won't favor the 1% over the rest needs to be home safe with Mother. Actually it's more like the .5%.

    June 23, 2012 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  22. Mildred Herbert

    So what? That's their business!

    June 23, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  23. CBR

    The people who are putting money up for his election are all at in Utah. Probably most of them are in the top 1%. A weekend with Romney.

    June 23, 2012 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  24. Just Playing It Safe

    I guess Romney and his buddies are planning how to screw up the economy until after the election. How many of his CEO friends will announce mass job cuts. How many of his oil friends will raise the price of oil. This is the only way Romney may have a chance. Some of you Romney lovers need to wise up. It is not about our country it is about control. Obama/Biden 2012

    June 23, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  25. Name romiek

    Bains G-4 far less imposing than Barry's AF-1

    June 23, 2012 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
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