Saturday, July 14, 2012
The "Firestorm" About Romney and Bain Capital
"What did he know and when did he know it?"
The presidential campaign of 2012 is shaping up to be one of the dirtiest in modern history. The Democrats and the Obama re-election team seem to think they have come up with a scandal surrounding Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital. The madcap MSNBC team is calling it a "firestorm". To hear them discuss it, you would think Romney was the CEO of IG Farben when they were a main supplier for Auschwitz. In reality, the entire allegation comes down to...............
That's right. Outsourcing, that heinous crime that all the computer companies are guilty of. Have we all not had the experience of calling that 1-800 number for technical assistance and winding up speaking to India? (By the way, if you hit 2 for Spanish, you will be talking to someone in Mexico-and getting through much faster.)
But there is a question as to whether Romney was even involved with Bain Capital at the time they engaged in outsourcing. Supposedly, he had departed to work on the Olympics project, but his name still appeared in their records, but the company says it was in name only, but------Who cares?
Is this the best they can come up with? If you want to look at questionable financial affairs, how about that sweetheart house deal Obama got in Chicago, courtesy of Tony Rezko? How about that dramatic spike in salary for Michelle Obama at the Chicago hospital she was employed with when her husband became a state senator?
Here is another "felony" Romney may be guilty of, to use Jen Cutter's words. (She's with the re-election team. I get e-mails from her all the time. Me and Jen are tight.) Did you know Romney has money in banks in Switzerland and the Grand Caymans?
Now that might raise your eyebrows, but since its open knowledge, surely the IRS is aware, so it must be on the up and up. Puritans like Al Sharpton keep asking when Romney is going to release his income tax returns.......
Here's the point: Mitt Romney is a rich man. As long as he got it legally, that's fine with me. Here's another news flash: President Obama is a rich man. In fact, every president I can think of going back to who knows when has been a rich man. All 100 senators and most of the 435 congressmen and women are wealthy. If you don't believe me, ask Nancy Pelosi.
Here's a question for all you UC Santa Cruz Community Studies and History of Consciousness majors:
How was the Kennedy family fortune made?
a- Joseph Kennedy discovered buried treasure on a Caribbean island
b- Joseph Kennedy won the Massachusetts lottery
c- Bootlegging, insider trading, and market manipulation
The answer is c.
If the Democrats are so interested in outsourcing, I suggest they take a look at Operation Fast and Furious, which involved outsourcing guns to Mexico, hundreds of dead, and government officials committing perjury before Congress.