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Romney Silent on Bain Off-Shoring

"Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it." - John Steinbeck

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/mitt-romney-sensata-tax-break_n_1920396.html

Mitt Romney's company, Bain Capital, is outsourcing 200 manufacturing jobs in Illinois to China. Romney's response, despite outcries from the soon-to-be-displaced workers? Nothing. Not a word. How hard would it be for him to get on a microphone and say "hey, you know, this shouldn't happen here." Hell, he could even try to lay it at Obama's feet for 'creating the environment for this to happen' - as laughable as that would be. Its not like like Bain has any compulsion to do what Mitt suggests, he hasn't been directly connected to Bain management for years. He won't even make a hollow statement for these people for political points. Christ.

Ryan Shrugged

Lawrence O'Donnell did a rather scathing rant on Paul Ryan's flip-flops and "reimaginings" about some key aspects to his personal politics:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755883/vp/49157669#49157723

"In tonight's rewrite, Paul Ryan continues to rewrite Paul Ryan, on the many things Paul Ryan can no longer say now that he's Mitt Romney's running mate.

...SNIP

"I grew up reading Ayn Rand...it's required reading in my office for my staff. The reason I got into public service, if I had to credit one thinker, it would be Ayn Rand." When I had to point out Ayn Rand was an athiest, Paul Ryan was then forced to say this: "I reject her philosophy. It's an athiest philosophy."

Which was exactly what we were hoping he would say. In that same speech where Paul Ryan swore his devotion to an athiest radical Russion philosopher, he said this about Social Security: "Social Security right now is a collectivist system." So there was Paul Ryan, an elected Republican congressman at the time, calling this country's most popular public program a Communist system.

...SNIP"

Paul Ryan Says...

"Mitt Romney and I are not running to redistribute the wealth. Mitt Romney and I are running to help Americans create wealth."

What a load of crap, and here's why.
Wealth isn't created, or at least monetary wealth. There is, simply, a finite amount of value to be distributed. Sure, you can create my dollars - banks do it every time they create a loan - but thay simply devalues each dollar proportionately. The sum value of "america" remains the same.

I'll refer to Bill Maher's pizza tax analogy. Someone orders a pizza with 100 slices, open the box and the first guy grabs 80 slices. Ryan's saying "it's cool, bro, we're just gonna produce another pizza out of nothing, and you guys can have that one." Which is, of course, silly.

But even if you could - even THEN - what's stopping the first guy, when you crack open that second pizza, from swiping 80 slices of that one too? Point being that even if you create more pizza/wealth - which you can't - the poor guy at the end still goes hungry. The only way to feed everyone is to make sure that first guy doesn't take 80 slices, and if he does we damn well take them back.

n/t

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