An employer had made headlines recently for urging his workers to vote forif they want to keep their jobs, but did Romney himself push businesses to do just that? Listen to the attached audio and Judge for yourselves.
A newly released audio of the Republican nominee speaking during a conference call he made from San Antonio, Texas, on June 6, to the very conservative National Federation of Independent Business, has him saying this as part of his address after being introduced by CEO/president Dan Danner, “….I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama or whatever your political view I hope—I hope you pass those along to your employees. Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision and of course doing that with your family and kids as well...”
Note the “nothing illegal” phrase interjected here. The man studied law so he knows this is a slippery slope, but he wants to make sure employers listening to him don’t get uneasy about telling their employees they will be in the unemployment line if they vote for Obama. He words it just right to scale the illegal line. Now you see why he made millions? The guy is good at selling, especially behind closed doors to people he thinks are in his corner.
Before the not very subtle coercion, he had this to say, “What makes America’s economy go is individuals with dreams who take the risks, borrow money from their family, eh, max out their credit card, maybe get an outside investor but they open a restaurant, they open a software company, they put a business on the Internet—there are all sorts of business that gets open across American.”
Romney also added, “One of the things I find most frustrating about the current administration is that it has been hostile to small business and to business overall, with few exceptions. The policy of the Obama administration has made it harder for small businesses to grow, to decide to expand and to add employment.”
“Most hostile” even though President Obama has cut taxes 18 times for small businesses?
The former Massachusetts governor continued to hammer home that the Obama administration was “anti-business, anti-jobs, anti-trade” and that this collective agenda has prevented America from recovering from the recession.
Funny he should call the president ‘anti-business and jobs when his governorship was less than stellar in the jobs department. In fact under his leadership, Massachusetts ranked 47th in the country in job creation. Maybe that’s why his four year stint as governor is considerably down-played to the point of being almost erased from his talking points. His team pushes his “business acumen” as proof that making multimillions for himself and his investors qualifies him as the best man to fix the economy. But is that really true?
Romney is a financier, who made oodles of money not by creating products, coming up with innovative ideas or manufacturing goods but by swallowing up companies, flipping them for a profit and sometimes sending them into bankruptcy, adding to the unemployment lines. Was he good at what he did? Of course, he has the net-worth to prove it and this does tell us one thing—as a corporate shark, he is extremely wily but as a leader who has to look out for 100 percent of the population as opposed to 53 percent (the 47 percent moochers are on their own with this guy, don’t forget), I highly doubt it. Running a country is not like running an investment firm—for the investors are the “masses,” not the head honcho and his shareholders.
Romney also wants to make sure that as president, none of his policies get overturned when he leaves office. To make his stamp permanent, he told the NFIB during the teleconference that he would get Congress to vote on any legislation he puts on the table, saying,” First of all an immediate step on Day One, is I would execute an executive order which directed that all regulations not yet implemented be put on hold, all the Obama-era regulations be put on hold, and then we will review them one by one and those that hurt small business, those that kill jobs, we'll get rid of.”
He did not end there, “That’s Part One. Part two, I will institute a, a requirement that any agency that seeks to add new regulation must eliminate another regulation of equal size. Part Three is large regulation, major regulation that have a big economic effect on a lot of businesses I will insist gets approved by Congress as oppose to having them just be promulgated by some regulator. I want to make sure that even though I am no longer a president some day and we get another liberal in there, that we don’t have a run-away regulatory agenda ….“
So Romney doesn’t just want to be president, he wants to roll back whatever watered-down regulation the Obama administration has managed to impose on the financial sector and keep them there for posterity—the same financial sector that plunged us almost over the cliff during the meltdown of 2008.I say watered-down because we all see business as usual in full effect--the business of big bonuses, obscenely huge salaries and risky behavior still rampant at the “too big to fail" bailed out banks and other financial institutions.
Remember JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion lost and former governor/senator Jon Corzine, CEO of MFGlobal's hasty resignation after the company collapsed and $630 million were reportedly missing? (Read about it here: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-new
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