Letter: From Romney, strategic reinventing
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s obsessive pursuit of power entails a strategic reinventing of himself every so often. The American people shouldn’t be deceived by another dissembler pretending to be a “compassionate conservative.” Romney represents, even more than George W. Bush, the corporate oligarchy, the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and the robber-baron bankers of Wall Street, not ordinary people.
The real Romney, besides falsely maligning 47 percent of his fellow citizens as freeloaders in private before wealthy campaign donors, enjoys throwing working people out of their jobs. To him they’re disposable liabilities. That’s why he supports a national right-to-work for less law.
As CEO of Bain Capital Romney purposely loaded good companies up with debt and pillaged them before they were forced into bankruptcy, costing employees and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. That’s neither an acceptable business model nor the capitalism envisioned by Adam Smith.
Romney’s contempt for the average American is apparent as well in the other policies he’s advocating, like his perverse opposition to Planned Parenthood, a very important organization promoting women’s health which he once supported. Romney, after being given $37 million dollars by Wall Street, wants to re-establish bankers as middlemen for student loans, needlessly costing young people and their families billions of dollars.
Romney knows his plan giving states complete responsibility for administering Medicaid means millions of people who require services won’t receive them because they’ll be thrown off the rolls, but that’s the intention, a goal shared by fanatics like Ovide Lamontagne in New Hampshire.
JOHN S. HANCOCK