By Roy Steele
This alleged corporate titan has informed us that corporations are people.
This family man who allegedly has Christian morals has revealed that “he’s not concerned about the very poor.”
Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama were both very concerned about the financial implications of a failed auto industry. That’s why they worked together to come up with a bailout. The auto industry was given loans totaling billions of dollars, which is largely paid back. This alleged corporate titan and family man, with alleged Christian morals, opposed helping the automakers.
This same individual claims that he can turn around the US economy, but has some trouble with math. He has said that President Obama has increased the federal deficit “by a factor of four or five.” According to factcheck.org:
The deficit was already running at $1.2 trillion when Obama took office, and it grew to more than $1.4 trillion during his administration — an increase of far less than 400 percent to 500 percent.An increase of 200 billion dollars is a 17% increase, not 400% or 500%. This alleged business expert can’t solve a basic math equation, but he’s going to straighten out our complex economy?
Willard Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, and the presumptive Republican party nominee for president, spent most of the past week trying to remember when he left his high paying job as a vulture capitalist at Bain Capital. A campaign spokesperson said that ”he took a leave of absence and in fact he ended up not going back at all, and retired retroactively to 1999 as a result.”
“Retired retroactively” would indicate to me that he decided to retire, and the effective date would be retroactive, or go back in time. If you retire retroactively, it would make sense that the sole shareholder, owner and chief executive of the company, would return the 6 figure salary that he was paid during that time. I think we all probably know what Romney did, but I won’t comment about that until we really know.
Why is any of this important? Romney says that criticism related to Bain Capital after 1999, which is when he now says that he “retroactively retired,” is unwarranted because he wasn’t there every day in his capacity as the sole owner, and CEO of Bain Capital. The problem is that he signed documents, attended meetings, and collected a 6 figure salary during the time that he said he wasn’t at the firm. He might not have been minding the store, but he signed documents and cashed paychecks for his no-show job.
To be frank, this unethical vulture capitalist is lying. If he continues on this trajectory, he can’t expect voters to trust that he has the capacity to tackle the largest economy on planet earth. I doubt he could handle the economy on the LDS planet Kolob. Either task requires some math skills, and he hasn’t shown a proficiency in arithmetic.
If anyone is looking for a huckster, or a carnival barker, I think WIllard Mitt Romney would be a perfect candidate to consider - as long as the job doesn’t require honesty or math.
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