Romney’s new strategy nothing more than retooled jargon

Mitt Romney‘s “new” strategy to say whatever is necessary to steer voters away from the truth about whom he really is isn’t any different from what he’s been saying since day one. He’s just saying it louder and more cocky. While some may find such rhetoric entertaining in some way, we need to remember that ninety-nine percent of what Romney says about his opponent isn’t true. Much of it is taking the President’s record and words and twisting them into something totally different, amounting to no more than jargon or gobble-de-gook. And it really gets weird when Romney flip-flops on that jargon. Now that’s an art form for sure, but it’s not a reason to vote for someone as commander-in-chief of our country.

When will Romney and his Party get it that the American people are tired of sideshows, consisting of who can best dress up a lie and make it seem like the truth? We want the real truth and transparency. We want responsible discussion on substantive issues that matter to us in our daily lives. It’s not enough for Romney and his Party to constantly repeat the word “economy” or phrases with embedded lies about the President’s citizenship. Buzz words and phrases don’t pay bills or create jobs.

As for House Speaker John Boehner‘s comment, delivered with all manner of assumed righteous indignation, that the public is not interested in Romney’s tax records, of course we are. That’s part and parcel of the litmus test a person goes through when seeking to run this country. Is it intrusive? Absolutely; its how the public has the opportunity to kick the tire and go for a test drive before we buy the car. Romney’s unwillingness to participate in a test drive speaks volumes on the minus side. It’s like a used car salesman conjuring up all sorts of reasons why he or she can’t show you the car fact sheet, causing any reasonable prospective buyer to walk away from the deal, fast.

So while we wait for Romney to get serious about real issues and become fully transparent by disclosing his tax records (at least match what his father did), we do have his record  of his service as governor of Massachusetts. He cut taxes for millionaires and raised taxes for everyone else, and that added $2.6 billion to the state’s debt (reminiscent of the Bush tax cuts we’re still suffering from). His state lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs (twice the national average at the time) and was 47 out of 50 in job growth in the country. In addition, Romney outsourced call center jobs to a company in India. [….] For sure, lots of money was made but not by the 40,000 people who lost their jobs.

We can see the same business expertise being applied in the closure and outsourcing of the remaining jobs at Bain’s Sensata Technologies plant in Freeport Ill. It’s public knowledge that Romney owns about $8 million worth of Bain funds that hold 51 percent of Sensata’s shares. If Bain closes Sensata, Romney will most likely make more money from that closure. Sound business practice? Some say yes. But what about the hundreds of jobs lost over time at this plant?

It’s not just the job loss of people inside the plant, it’s also the loss of revenue and business by vendors who supply the plant, by cottage industries such as diners, restaurants and mom and pop stores, who loose out. Big chain stores move out of small towns when a factory closes taking with it jobs, taxes for municipalities and more. That kind of business talent is not what we need in a commander-in-chief. Every job counts.

None of this is new news; but it needs to be repeated and often. What’s missing from this picture is a lack of compassion and humanity for ordinary people and the communities they live in. Mitt Romney clearly show’s he gets it for those that have by both word and deed. His record also clearly shows that those who are less fortunate are expendable to suit the needs of a bigger picture shared by only two percent of the people in this country. His recent comments that the President begrudges, in so many words, the success of others is nothing more than campaign jargon.  Americans want and deserve something better. Instead of focusing on winning a campaign just for the sake of winning, Republicans need to start working with President Obama for the sake of  everyone.

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  1. Hey Jack, thanks for checking in! I’f like to get your thoughts about Romney’s bid for the White House. I understand your stance on health care so let’s hear from you regarding Bain Capital debacle, outsourcing jobs overseas, etc.

  2. jacksmith

    “Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!” – Patrick Henry

    What a brilliant ruling by the United States Supreme Court on the affordable health care act (Obamacare). Stunningly brilliant in my humble opinion. I could not have ask for a better ruling on a potentially catastrophic healthcare act than We The People Of The United States received from our Supreme Court.

    If the court had upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate under the commerce clause it would have meant the catastrophic loss of the most precious thing we own. Our individual liberty. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Supreme Court.

    There is no mandate to buy private for-profit health insurance. There is only a nominal tax on income eligible individuals who don’t have health insurance. This is a HUGE! difference. And I suspect that tax may be subject to constitutional challenge as it ripens.

    This is a critically important distinction. Because under the commerce clause individuals would have been compelled to support the most costly, dangerous, unethical, morally repugnant, and defective type of health insurance you can have. For-profit health insurance, and the for-profit proxies called private non-profits and co-ops.

    Equally impressive in the courts ruling was the majorities willingness to throw out the whole law if the court could not find a way to sever the individual mandate under the commerce clause from the rest of the act. Bravo! Supreme Court.

    Thanks to the Supreme Court we now have an opportunity to fix our healthcare crisis the right way. Without the obscene delusion that Washington can get away with forcing Americans to buy a costly, dangerous and highly defective private product (for-profit health insurance).

    During the passage of ACA/Obamacare some politicians said that the ACA was better than nothing. But the truth was that until the Supreme Court fixed it the ACA/Obamacare was worse than nothing at all. It would have meant the catastrophic loss of your precious liberty for the false promise and illusion of healthcare security under the deadly and costly for-profit healthcare system that dominates American healthcare.

    As everyone knows now. The fix for our healthcare crisis is a single payer system (Medicare for all) like the rest of the developed world has. Or a robust Public Option choice available to everyone on day one that can quickly lead to a single payer system.

    We still have a healthcare crisis in America. With hundreds of thousands dieing needlessly every year in America. And a for-profit medical industrial complex that threatens the security and health of the entire world. The ACA/Obamacare will not fix that.

    The for-profit medical industrial complex has already attacked the world with H1N1 killing thousands, and injuring millions. And more attacks are planned for profit, and to feed their greed.

    To all of you who have fought so hard to do the kind and right thing for your fellow human beings at a time of our greatest needs I applaud you. Be proud of your-self.

    God Bless You my fellow human beings. I’m proud to be one of you. You did good.

    See you on the battle field.


    jacksmith – WorkingClass:-)

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