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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:40 PM

Here's Yet Another Scenario the Obama Campaign Should Take RE: Romney/Bain

First, I don't think the Obama Team could stress enough the FACT that the type of capitalism that Romney made his money in is damn near everything wrong with capitalism; it's predatory, conniving, and in a sane world: just plain unethical. It was in no way about creating jobs, it was about making a quick buck for them & them only. Legal, yes. Ethical? Not so much.

But I feel that the story is still incomplete. Obama should take the narrative a step further. He should clearly state to the American people that Mitt Romney not only loaded companies with debt into bankruptcy while reaping HUGE profits for doing so, but also explain the narrative of how Romney privatizes the profits and socializes the losses.

Explain to the American people how Romney carelessly laid off U.S. workers, while raking in ginormous amounts of money, only to in turn evade paying U.S. taxes, then siphoning off those newly unemployed workers onto the American taxpayers. That will paint a vivid picture for all to see: Romney fires workers & outsources jobs, makes huge profits, dodges taxes, sticks the unemployed onto the Fed, State & Taxpayers. Meaning, WE the People.

He can go even further by explaining how Romney and many many other billionaires avoiding taxes means less jobs here in America, less investment in the betterment of America and society, less text-books in school, less cops on the beat, less firefighters, less food for the struggling, less National Security, etc etc. All things which in turn only serve the prosperity of a few while hurting the huge majority of Americans.

The reason this message wins is due to the fact that Romney avoids most taxes which would greatly help the U.S., ESPECIALLY the middle class & small businesses, for the sole purpose of making himself & only a few rich. It also cuts the narrative that the super-wealthy are job creators when their tax dodging does more harm to the U.S. than all of their multi-millions they hoard does good. "Congratulations on making millions, how did you earn it? Killing America jobs? That's terrible!"

Of course personally, I would take it even a step further and remind people that Romney has been coddled and sheltered his entire life from the harsh realities most every-day Americans face & struggle with. After all, Romney DID inherit millions, hard to NOT be successful when you are born on third base yet take credit for hitting a triple.

PS: I think it would help get alot of Independents who think "Romney never laid me off, why should I care? Doesn't affect me". THIS will help show how it DOES affect them.

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Reply Here's Yet Another Scenario the Obama Campaign Should Take RE: Romney/Bain (Original post)
FarLeftFist Jul 2012 OP
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #1
FarLeftFist Jul 2012 #2
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #3
Solomon Jul 2012 #4

Response to FarLeftFist (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:04 PM

1. Shhh ... I've got a secret ...

 

Hint: Set your DVR for the Presidential Debates!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:17 PM

2. Yeah, I feel this is the narrative they're building up to.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:42 PM

3. Wouldn't you ...

 

Saying all that needs to be said at campaign stops or, even, Presidential addresses is open to media parsing ... Saying it live at the Debates would stop the media cold (except for maybe fox"news" that will suddenly lose the feed).

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Response to FarLeftFist (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:47 PM

4. The thing that roils me is that they would still be

super rich even if they paid taxes.

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