|The Jack Wade Show||
In commenting on Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his VP, John Boehner said that Romney and Ryan will “get the federal government out of the way of small business job creators.” I want to take exception to that on several levels. First of all, the greatest hazard that small businesses face these days is competition from giant corporate “job creators” or, to be more accurate, job exporters. Those giant corporate job exporters have been coddled by government for years. When I say government, I'm including the electeds of both parties, but especially the Republican party.
The small business “job creators”, the people who actually do create jobs are another matter. For the most part, our electeds, especially Republicans, treat small business people exactly the same way they treat ordinary working people, they ignore them. Big corporations who have high-powered lobbyists are another matter, they get almost anything they want. Do they want to offshore our jobs? No problem! Do they want deregulation that gives them an unfair advantage in competing with small business? No problem! Does small business need regulatory protection from unfair corporate competition? Problem!
Which brings me to this question: If the post Reagan implementation of Republican style “free” market economics for all these years hasn't helped small business, but has actually hurt small business by subjecting it to unfettered competition from mega corporations (can you say big box stores?), how will more of the same help? I think that the Republicans should come up with a new catch phrase, “job creators” has worn out its welcome!
8/23/2012 08:23:21 am
Even though Romney left Bain Capital on paper, he still receives dividends from Bain outsourcing jobs. In Freeport, Illinois a company called Sensata is outsourcing 170 more jobs to China. Mitt Romney will receive his payment for this, and these families will be out of work with no income. The kicker is, Bain made these employees train their Chinese counterparts on how to do their job. If you can stomach that, vote for Mitt Romney, The Outsourcer-In-Chief.
8/23/2012 10:01:49 am
Well said, Pete. Willard Romney is the Democratic Party's secret weapon. Given the real facts, no rational working person can vote Republican.
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