In the discussion thread: Mitt Romney Criticized By Franciscan Friars For Comments On The Poor [View all]
Response to highplainsdem (Original post)
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 04:31 PM
progressivebydesign (19,403 posts)
5. Good for them. They use religion in the best ways, to help the "least" of us, in biblical terms.
I was driving through Tacoma, Washington today. I live in a nearby suburb. I love to drive thru downtown Tacoma because it's beautiful in a gritty way, and I see so many different kinds of people from all walks of life. The one thing that I've noticed over the past 8 years, is how the neighborhoods are getting more and more run down, i've seen more and more street people and people who look as though they are just barely hanging on. They are getting poorer because of Bush's recession and people like Romney who engineered outsourcing to take away the jobs that could grow with a community like Tacoma. So many factories have been sold to larger corporations, or simply closed so that the mfg is now done in China. The job market has definitely improved here since 2009. At that time there were a handful of jobs listed on CraigsList (legit jobs) now there are pages of them, BUT it has not caught up to the unskilled young people who are coming out of school and have no path to college or vocational training, and for the numerous veterans whose jobs have gone to China and India.
Romney's very existence is the antipathy of America doing better as a whole. He hates poor people... The trouble with a guy like that is that he BLAMES people for their lot in life, using that "bootstrap" line that the GOP is fond of. Well, that may have been true at a different time in America's history, when all it took was working hard in order to get a home for your family, and send the kids to college or into a similar job you had when you were that age. Those days are gone. It's not enough to work hard. The jobs have been outsourced by the likes of Romney, and he blames the people left behind. He is the worst kind of business person.
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|part man all 86||Aug 2012||#3|
Good for them. They use religion in the best ways, to help the "least" of us, in biblical terms.
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