Thursday, October 06, 2011

Romney, Inc

"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.” GB Shaw


""Romney is still trying to have it both ways -- to retain what little is left of his "moderate" persona while cheerfully appeasing the most extreme elements of the corporate and religious Right. He is banking on being able to get through the primary with both of his personas intact. Unfortunately for him, it's not working.

In fact, Romney's eagerness to appease has placed him solidly in the far-right -- and increasingly unpopular --Tea Party camp of the GOP.

Romney wears his pro-corporate politics with the pride of a Koch brother. He told an audience in Iowa recently that "corporations are people" -- a bold statement, even for a multi-millionaire who made his fortune partly on the profits from outsourcing American jobs. And he hasn't backed down from his claim -- in fact, he keeps repeating it. "

"Romney may think that corporations are people, but he seems to think that they deserve more care and concern from the government than working, tax-paying, family-feeding citizens. His economic plan calls for the vast deregulation of financial markets, whose lack of constraints in the Bush era led to the catastrophic economic collapse from which we're still digging our way out. In contrast with his policies as governor of Massachusetts, where he helped close a budget gap by eliminating $110 million in corporate tax loopholes, Romney has now signed a pledge rejecting all efforts to raise revenues by making the wealthiest pay their fair share in income tax or closing loopholes that help companies ship jobs overseas. Instead, he has called for reducing corporate income tax, which is already so low and riddled with loopholes that some mammoth companies didn't pay any last year. When a debate moderator asked the GOP candidates if they would accept a budget compromise that included $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in revenue increases, Romney joined all the others in saying he would reject it.""

Mittens was known as..Job killer while Mass. Gov.. Now he may have done good for workers--ones in Asia and Latin America at least, not Americans ( by farming out the work, the swinebuckets corporations can pay people a few dollars a day--say for assembling Apples--instead of the standard wages American workers receive. How globalism works).

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Relatedly: Steve Jobs enters Hell


Alas ,Jobs' 2nd career as a calligrapher was cut short. RIP

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