Thursday, August 30, 2012

Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital Read more:

Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm 

staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill

August 29, 2012 7:00 AM ET
Mitt Romney illustration
Mitt Romney illustration
Illustration by Robert Grossman
The great criticism of Mitt Romney, from both sides of the aisle, has always been that he doesn't stand for anything. He's a flip-flopper, they say, a lightweight, a cardboard opportunist who'll say anything to get elected.
The critics couldn't be more wrong. Mitt Romney is no tissue-paper man. He's closer to being a revolutionary, a backward-world version of Che or Trotsky, with tweezed nostrils instead of a beard, a half-Windsor instead of a leather jerkin. His legendary flip-flops aren't the lies of a bumbling opportunist – they're the confident prevarications of a man untroubled by misleading the nonbeliever in pursuit of a single, all-consuming goal. Romney has a vision, and he's trying for something big: We've just been too slow to sort out what it is, just as we've been slow to grasp the roots of the radical economic changes that have swept the country in the last generation.
The incredible untold story of the 2012 election so far is that Romney's run has been a shimmering pearl of perfect political hypocrisy, which he's somehow managed to keep hidden, even with thousands of cameras following his every move. And the drama of this rhetorical high-wire act was ratcheted up even further when Romney chose his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin – like himself, a self-righteously anal, thin-lipped, Whitest Kids U Know penny pincher who'd be honored to tell Oliver Twist there's no more soup left. By selecting Ryan, Romney, the hard-charging, chameleonic champion of a disgraced-yet-defiant Wall Street, officially succeeded in moving the battle lines in the 2012 presidential race.

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1 comment:

siriusvoid said...

Romney is a 'Carpetbagger' just like the fake Democrat Obama is.
Neither brings any added value to OUR economy. They are both here to preside over the further cutting up and distribution of the spoils from the carcass of a once bountiful land, amongst their corporate sponsors.
Anyone not closely affiliated with elite financial circles will be hurt by either one of these vultures. They are here to help the PTB to peck out our eyeballs and rip out our entrails... Did you receive an invitation to this feast? No Like me , you were brought to it and served up on a platter. These critters are here to devour all they want, vomit, and then devour the rest.
The 'debt' issue in a land where 20% are living hand to mouth receiving food subsistence, and the majority of the rest, living from (bad) 'check to check, is a non starter. Just as the racial issue is...
A lazy, shiftless, no account, good for nothing liar and cheat, regardless of skin color, or religious preference, no matter how bright their smile, how fluorescent their skin, or how much natural rhythm they possess, is NOT qualified to be president of the US.
The ONLY valid issue for this election cycle is CORRUPTION. THE ISSUE which neither candidate can safely take on. Neither one of these compromised candidates is prepared to lead this nation back to a solid financial footing.
Debt repudiation, the reimplementation of Glass Steagall, and tariffs, should, and would be be the main planks in any REAL Democrat or REAL Republican platform or campaign.
Apparently the 'financial elite' have calculated the outcome of complete social and financial collapse into the equation of their private personal agenda.