Mitt #Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied to Death Squads
In 1983, Bill Bain asked Mitt Romney to launch Bain Capital, a private equity offshoot of the successful consulting firm Bain & Company. After some initial reluctance, Romney agreed. The new job came with a stipulation: Romney couldnâ€™t raise money from any current clients, Bain said, because if the private equity venture failed, he didnâ€™t want it taking the consulting firm down with it.
When Romney struggled to raise funds from other traditional sources, he and his partners started thinking outside the box. Bain executive Harry Strachan suggested that Romney meet with a group of Central American oligarchs who were looking for new investment vehicles as turmoil engulfed their region.
It was a lucrative trip. The Central Americans provided roughly $9 million â€” 40 percent â€” of Bain Capitalâ€™s initial outside funding, the Los Angeles Times reported recently. And they became valued clients.
While they were on the lookout for investments in the United States, members of some of these prominent families â€” including the Salaverria, Poma, de Sola and DueĂ±as clans â€” were also at the time financing, either directly or through political parties, death squads in El Salvador. The ruling classes were deploying the death squads to beat back left-wing guerrillas and reformers during El Salvadorâ€™s civil war.
So blood moneyâ€™s fine for Romney and Bain,
Since it resulted in financial gain.
Can someone please say it again
That supporting this creep is completely insane?