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Mitt Romney Says America Is in Trouble Because of People Like Mitt Romney

As John Stewart says, sometimes life makes his job just too easy:

Emily Friedman: HOPKINS, Minn. - Mitt Romney….

I'm going to champion small business. We've got to make it easier for small businesses. Big business is doing fine in many places - they get the loans they need, they can deal with all the regulation

said Romney, speaking to a group of supporters at a private fundraiser in Minnesota. Romney then added that the reason that big businesses are "doing fine in many places" is because they are able to invest their money in "tax havens":

They know how to find ways to get through the tax code, save money by putting various things in the places where there are low tax havens around the world for their businesses…. But small business is getting crushed…