Mitt Romney


What millionaires pay in taxes

Jan 24, 2012
Mitt Romney has revealed his tax returns, but how does that compare to others who earn around the same amount of money?
Posted In: Taxes, millionaire, Mitt Romney

Romney's taxes highlight low rates on investment income

Jan 24, 2012
The Republican candidate paid 13.9 percent of his income in federal taxes in 2010, a lower percentage than many people with less income pay. But higher tax rates on Mitt Romney's investment income would raise taxes for others, too.
Posted In: income tax, Mitt Romney

A look behind Romney's taxes

Jan 24, 2012
The U.S. tax code can be a cumbersome beast. How did Mitt Romney manage to pay roughly 15 percent in taxes last year?
Posted In: Mitt Romney, income tax

The role of private equity in the U.S. economy

Jan 23, 2012
We speak to a private equity insider about whether the industry is really full of 'vulture capitalists,' or if it serves a necessary function in our society.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, private equity

Do private equity firms go too far?

Jan 13, 2012
Mitt Romney has received criticism for his time at Bain Capital. What does Bain, and similar private equity firms, really do?
Posted In: private equity, Mitt Romney

The economic impact of presidents, past and future

Jan 11, 2012
Last night, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said that President Obama would like to turn the U.S. into a social welfare state. But even if he wanted to, how much impact does a president have on the economy anyway?
Posted In: politics, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Private equity hits the political spotlight

Jan 10, 2012
Mitt Romney’s role as founder of Bain Capital has prompted rivals to criticize him for destroying jobs. What exactly do private equity firms do?
Posted In: private equity, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Mitt Romney's policies in the public and private sectors

Dec 29, 2011
How did Mitt Romney approach business and economics as both a private businessman and as the governor of Massachusetts?
Posted In: politics, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts

A Super PAC switches GOP candidate support

Dec 29, 2011
Citizens for a Working America had once planned to support Michele Bachmann. It then bought an ad in Iowa for Mitt Romney's campaign.
Posted In: GOP, 2012 election, super PAC, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann