Conservative Romney would show up for work

info@islandpacket.comNovember 4, 2012 

In a recent letter to the editor, a writer asked, "If Mitt Romney should become president, which Romney would show up in the White House?"

My guess is that it will be Mr. Severely Conservative. I base my belief on Romney's actions rather than his words, which he changes day to day. Romney's choice of Dick Cheney, John Bolton and other George W. Bush neo-conservative advisors speaks volumes. Do we really want the same people who ran two wars so poorly under Bush to be advising Romney on foreign affairs?

Romney has picked as his vice president Rep. Paul Ryan, an extreme conservative, who is against abortion for women for any reason, has voted against family planning numerous times, wants to dismantle the safety net for poor people and wants vouchers for Medicare.

Concerning job creation, Romney's actions as a businessman have been to orchestrate leveraged buyouts, "harvest" profits from companies, close them down and export jobs abroad. The most recent example is Bain Capital shutting down a company called Sensata in Freeport, Ill., and sending those manufacturing jobs to China. Sensata workers sent a request to Romney for help in stopping the closing of their plant. His response to them was not to respond.

In looking at these various actions, one has to conclude that Romney is the severe conservative he earlier claimed to be and not a moderate.

Mary Rosenstein


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