Mitt Romney ran for governor claiming his corporate experience made him uniquely qualified to grow the economy and decrease debt.Powerful. Hard-hitting. And there are plenty more stories and statistics where those come from, complete with references--about Romney's dismal record of increased debt as governor of Massachusetts; his dismal "reform" record; his astonishing expansion of government in Massachusetts ("six times the rate of private sector jobs"); his retrograde tax policies . . . and so on and so forth.
Here’s what Massachusetts got instead:
- Long-term debt: Increased more than $2.6 billion
- Bigger government: State spending increased more than $6 billion
- Slower job growth: 47th out of 50 states in job creation
- Higher taxes and fees: Increased by $750 million per year
Oh. And I have only touched on his government record. You may not want to look at his record at Bain Capital. That appalls me as well. Truly shocking. If you think the banksters' and large corporations' rip-off of taxpayers over the last four or five years was worthy of at least a few tsk-tsks (if not some hardcore lawsuits for fraud: How dare these men who drove their companies into the ground demand government aid to keep their companies going even as they pay themselves multi-million-dollar bonuses?!?) . . . --Maybe you want to look at Romney's record at Bain as well.
Oh, yes, there are only a "few" examples of open malfeasance and absolute destruction. But read the stories. They certainly give me pause.
And the Republicans want to offer this guy as an alternative to Obama?
What is particularly galling, however, is that this entire negative ad campaign and website isn't--and never was--sponsored by a Republican opponent of Romney. It's sponsored by the Obama campaign! Indeed, the Pandora ads end with Obama approving them.
Amazing! And he offers us something better than Romney? I don't think so! Do we have to go through the next five months of electioneering?