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Romney and the Salt Lake City Olympics

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techs

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Why is he given credit for the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee showing a "surplus" of 40 million dollars? The Federal Goverment, due to Romney's lobbying, gave them 410 million dollars. That's right. Almost a half a billion dollars.
Without the Federal money the games would have lost 370 million dollars.

So why does Romney get credit for showing a surplus?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_City_Olympics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Winter_Olympic_bid_scandal
I hereby appoint you, techs, to be the new wikipedia citizen activist editor to correct the horribly partisan wikipedia information, and let the truth shine free!
 

Throckmorton

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Yes, Olympic games cost cities a lot of money that they don't make back. So does every other big sporting event.
 

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Why is he given credit for the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee showing a "surplus" of 40 million dollars? The Federal Goverment, due to Romney's lobbying, gave them 410 million dollars. That's right. Almost a half a billion dollars.
Without the Federal money the games would have lost 370 million dollars.

So why does Romney get credit for showing a surplus?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_City_Olympics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Winter_Olympic_bid_scandal
why are you linking to a bid scandal that happened 4-5 years prior to Romney taking over? Apparently not only is he responsible for Bain's actions 3 years after he left, but is also responsible for bribery scandals occuring prior to his tenure at the Olympics.
 
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