Dear Mitt Romney:
I pledge to run the LARGEST MULTIFANDOM ONLINE AUCTION and raise TWENTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS to donate to
That's right, Mitt. We DO know that your brilliant business mind didn't save the Salt Lake City Olympics, but your ability to ask for - and accept - a GOVERNMENT BAIL OUT did. Oh, and unlike Obama's bail out where the government was paid back - with interest? Bain, as in you, never did.
BTW, Mitt? This is what 'saving' the Salt Lake City Olympics Games cost the tax payers compared to other American cities that have hosted as far back as 1984:
The '84 Los Angeles games cost tax payers approximately $75 million (and if you remember LA at the time - well, it was a MESS)
The '96 Atlanta games cost the tax payers approximately $609 million
The '02 Salt Lake City games cost tax payers $1.3 billion. Yes, you read that right: $1.3 billion.
PS: Don't feel too bad, Mitt. Other countries did worse than you. For instance, China spent $67 billion ($40+billion just to fix Beijing in order to create a venue!). Whoops, spoke too soon. That wee country you visited earlier this year (the small one across the pond? Yeah, the UK?), the one where you stated that their preparations for the 2012 summer games (just 10 years after your SLC games) were, "...disconcerting" at the least, remember that? Well, bad news for you, buddy. That little country only spent $603 million. That's a WHOLE country versus the state of UTAH. Remind me not to ask you to rescue me if I get into financial trouble - Oh, wait, I am! And you won't! Silly me.
BTW: don't worry too much about the numbers above - I got them from several different sources and took the median. *G* You know how that works, right? Besides, the '02 games still make you famous: For being the first American brought in to 'save' an American Olympic venue by raising the costs into the billions instead of just millions. But hey, billion...million...when you're as wealthy as you - who the hell cares?
So, will you take me up on my offer, Mitt? $25 million to a deserving recipient in return for your records? Beats a paltry $5 million offered by The Donald for some school records... OH, that reminds me, I'll raise an extra million if you can provide proof that Donald Trump has a brain. An x-ray and EEG would suffice. AND I'll up it another million for an x-ray of your chest. A lot of us believe you're an android, so proof of a beating heart would go a long way toward disproving that.
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