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Domino’s Pizza CEO: Bain Capital and Romney were ‘terrific,’ helped make us ‘successful’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Domino’s Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle told The Daily Caller that his company had a “fabulous relationship” with Bain Capital, calling Mitt Romney and his team “terrific.”

“We had a fabulous relationship with them. I mean, really, it was very, very positive. They bought us in the beginning of 1998. Governor Romney moved on to run the Olympics I think 6 or 9 months after that so I didn’t spend a lot of time with him but the team he’s got there is really terrific,” Doyle told TheDC after attending an entrepreneur conference sponsored by South Carolina Republican Rep. Tim Scott on Capitol Hill.

“They were great partners for us. Actually, one of them still serves on our board even though they’ve since disinvested. They really helped shape Domino’s over the course of the past decade and make us as successful as we are.”

TheDC also asked Doyle if he thought the Obama campaign’s attacks on Romney’s record at Bain have been fair.

“I’m just a pizza guy, right? I can talk to how they were for us to deal with them and they were terrific. The rest of it, I’ll leave to the political experts.”

Doyle was also asked if he agrees with President Obama’s support for raising taxes on wealthy individuals.

“What we really need is a simplified tax code. Average tax rates matter because that’s what drives revenues. You need revenues to support essential services that the government is providing,” said Doyle.

“Marginal tax rates are what cause people to disinvest and so what we need to do is we need to flatten it…broaden it by getting rid of most of the deductions. That’s far more efficient as a way to raise revenues for the government and it’s far more pro-business.”

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