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October 8, 2012

Bain Capital’s investments are paying off; the others are not

Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital invested investors’ money in the following companies:

AMC Entertainment, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin' Donuts, Guitar Center, Steel Dynamics, The Spots Authority, Staples, Toys “R” Us and Warner Music Company, to name a few. Batting average 80 percent.  

On the other hand, We have the following: Solyndra, bankrupt; Ener 1, bankrupt; Beacon Power, bankrupt; Abound Solar, bankrupt; Aminix Solar, bankrupt; Spectra Watt, bankrupt; and Easter Energy, bankrupt; Solar trust of America, failing; Bright Source, receivership; LSP Energy, bankrupt; Enegy Conversion Devices, bankrupt; Sun Power, failing; Beacon Power, bankrupt; Ecotality, in receivership, A123 Solar, bankrupt; UniSolar, failing, Azure Dynamics, failing; and Evergreen Solar, bankrupt.

These are taxpayer monies gone forever. Around $4.5 billion has been lost by these few, so far. All of these are campaign contributors to the original Obama Campaign. 

Who’s the greatest outsourcer of jobs to China? Grand champion is the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. William Jefferson Clinton’s lame duck Congress!

   Jane Webster

Cumberland

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  • Canal Place Authority has no business withholding names

    The recent Times-News editorial raising questions about the mandatory secrecy of the Footer Dye Works bids is spot on in my opinion.

    April 23, 2014

  • President and Obamacare: Who needs Congress?

    Being a fellow from a small town like Cumberland I don’t always really understand what’s going on in Washington. But I have watched a few houses being built over the years. I even helped some with one house, but my brother fired me from that work pretty quickly, mainly because it was his house being built.

    April 22, 2014

  • Sweet Success Business Forum this evening in Frostburg

    As a member of the Frostburg Business and Professional Association (FBPA), I am pleased to inform the community of the “Sweet Success” event sponsored by the city of Frostburg and our organization.

    April 22, 2014

  • You can help United Way reach its goal

    The United Way of Allegany County campaign for 2013-14 will end April 30 and to date has raised more than $430,000, which is over 86 percent of its goal. But there is still $70,000 to be raised in a very short time.

    April 21, 2014

  • Support the March for Babies May 3 at Canal Place

    At the March of Dimes, we promise to work tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.
    The March of Dimes has worked for more than 75 years to help babies get a healthy start in life.

    April 20, 2014

  • Celebrate Earth Day every day: Reduce, reuse and recycle

    April 1 marked the beginning of April Envi- ronmental Education Month in Maryland — and with Earth Day coming up on April 22, Maryland has much to celebrate.

    April 20, 2014

  • Support Canal classrooms with tax-deductible gift

    While your April 17 article (“Park Service opens Canal classrooms,” Page 1A) described this exciting program accurately, your readers may be wondering how they can help support this new educational opportunity for school children in Allegany County.

    April 18, 2014

  • Ivan Hall story brings back memories of a unique man

    I enjoyed Mike Sawyers’ Ivan Hall story. It was well written and brought back some wonderful memories of my Cumberland days and especially, an unique man.

    April 18, 2014

  • It’s a secret It’s a secret

    Could someone enlighten us about why not even the names of the two entities bidding on development of the Footer Dye Works building can be divulged?
    A Times-News article about the bids included an explanation from a lawyer for the attorney general’s office about the need to keep the names and other information secret at this time. Despite that, the logic of not divulging at least a little more information escapes us.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • What do we do about those who weren’t criminals after all?

    Now that Maryland has become the 17th state to (finally) decriminalize possession of marijuana, one could say that the legislature and governor should be patted on the back for doing the right thing.

    April 17, 2014

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