UAW Charges Romney With Profiteering From Auto Bailout

In 2009, Ann Romney partnered with her husband's key donor, billionaire Paul Singer, who secretly bought a controlling interest in Delphi Auto, the
former GM auto parts division. Singer's hedge fund, Elliott Management, threatened to cut off GM's supply of steering columns unless GM and the government's TARP auto bailout fund provided Delphi with huge payments. While the US treasury complained this was "extortion," the hedge funds received, ultimately, $12.9 billion in taxpayer subsidies.
As a result, the shares Singer and Romney bought for just 67 cents are today worth over $30, a 4,000% gain. Singer's hedge fund made a profit of $1.27 billion and the Romney's tens of millions.
At a press conference in Toledo, Bob King, President of the United Automobile Workers, will announce that his union and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Government Ethics in Washington stating that Gov. Romney improperly hid a profit of $15.3 million to $115.0 million in Ann Romney's so-called "blind" trust.
According to ethics law expert Dan Curry who drafted the ethics complaint, Ann Romney does not have a federally-approved blind trust. An approved "blind" trust may not be used to hide a major investment which could be affected by Romney if he were to be elected President. Other groups joining the UAW and CREW include Public Citizen, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Public Campaign, People for the American Way and The Social Equity Group.
President Obama's approved trust, for example, contains only highly-diversified mutual funds on which presidential action can have little effect. By contrast, the auto bail-out provided a windfall of over 4,000% on one single Romney investment.
The UAW complaint calls for Romney to reveal exactly how much he made off Delphi -- and continues to make. The Singer syndicate, once in control of Delphi, eliminated every single UAW job --25,000-- and moved almost all auto parts production to Mexico and China where Delphi now employs 25,000 auto parts workers.
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17613-uaw-charges-romney-with-profiteering-from-auto-bailout
http://www.uaw.org/articles/romney-ryan-private-equity-pirates-profiting-misfortune-delphi-autoworkers
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On Thu, 1 Nov 2012 07:53:04 -0700, "PrecisionmachinisT"

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It gets better. Paul Singer, like Lloyd Blankfein (Golden Sacks) is a simple financier "doing god's work." http://www.businessinsider.com/lloyd-blankfein-says-he-is-doing-gods-work-2009-11
Elliot Management is international in scope and owns a sovereign bond vulture fund. In several instances this fund has cause international incidents, and de stabilized several recovering governments. One current example: this fund [apparently] bribed a judge in Ghana, and then several Argentine naval officers to divert the ARA Libertad [Argentinean navy training ship] to Ghana where it was seized to pay face value of bonds bought at steep discount.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Management_Corporation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Singer_%28businessman%29
http://www.businessinsider.com/hedge-fund-elliott-capital-management-seizes-ara-libertad-ship-owned-by-argentina-2012-10
http://english.telam.com.ar/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id 608:switzerland-govt-rejected-a-vulture-funds-demand-against-argentina&catid7:economy
http://english.telam.com.ar/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id 581:ambassador-argueello-qthe-so-called-american-task-force-argentina-only-defends-the-vulture-funds-spurious-interestsq&catid7:economy
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/world/americas/seizure-of-argentine-ship-forces-shake-up.html?_r=0
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