The most disturbing myth about Romney is that he is a successful businessman and therefore the right choice to fix our economy and create jobs. In truth, he released only two tax returns (vs. twelve by Obama) so his business past largely remains a mystery. But the article “Where the Money Lives,” in Vanity Fair for August 2012, also available online, goes into more details on his known business practices.
As examples, it describes his use of multiple off-shore tax dodges and how he benefits from Bain Capital’s highly questionable practice of driving “formerly healthy” companies into bankruptcy to reap huge profits.
Romney’s latest flip-flop is also relevant. In 2011, he suggested abolishing FEMA and privatizing it. But just after Sandy hit, he changed his tune and said he would support it, though when asked by about a dozen different reporters that day if he would abolish FEMA, he didn’t respond to any of them.
Is Romney really the kind of businessman we really need as President?
Now that we are making real, if slow progress getting out of the deep hole, give President Obama the extra term he needs to clean up the economic mess he inherited, or, put in a write-in candidate who consistently follows your own principles.
Frank H, Winter
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