In a recent letter, a local Republican Party activist suggested that Democrats ought to consider a vote for Mitt Romney. When intelligent Republicans are questioning whether they should vote for Romney, why would Democrats even give it a fleeting thought?
Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts who quit after one term because his economic policies were a failure. While the U.S. economy did well, the economy of his state was in shambles during his term. Romney is also the same individual who has a revolving door position on every major issue. With each response he gives, one has to ask: Is this his current, his past or his future position?
The letter writer previously suggested that we vote for Tim Scott for the U.S. House of Representatives. Scott, along with Romney, supports the dismantling of all safety-net programs, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Programs that have served this country very well throughout the years, programs that primarily support women, the middle class and the poor.
Therein lies the key. These safety-net programs are not programs that the affluent need and therefore are not the concern of the Republican Party. Contrary to the writer's comments, by supporting budget proposals that gut the safety-net programs and are a frontal assault on women, the middle class and the poor, it is the Republican Party that incites class warfare. If you vote for these Republicans, say goodbye to the programs that common folk cherish.