Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mitt Romney and The Bain Connection to Brutal anti-democratic Regimes and "Death Squads " & #FAIL : Mitt's Crony Capitalism Attack on Obama Misfires

I went down to the market
Where all the people shop
I pulled out my machete
And I began to chop
I went down to the park
Where all the children play
I took out my machine gun
And I began to spray

---Chant taught to U.S. troops to march to when they are in basic training
Quote from Veterans and Soldiers Against The War via The WE

Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or
a communist dictatorship.

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
Quote attributed to Hermann Goering from http://thinkexist.com/quotes/hermann_goering/
It is no real surprise that As a true blue American and capitalist and Christian /Mormon Mitt Romney of course supports authoritarian and brutally oppressive regimes that are friendly to American businesses and are extremeley anti-labor & anti-Union.

Thom Hartmann and guest Mike Papantonio discuss Mitt Romney's company's ties to "death squads" in El Salvadore and his support for various Latin American brutal anti-democratic regimes from the 1980s and beyond..

Hartmann also discusses Romney's wife unfortunate use of the term "you people" with Mike Papantonio which Papantonio says being from the South himself the term "you people" is used as an insult characterizing others as somehow beneath the speakers contempt.

The Bain and Mitt Romney Connection to Death Squads...

Published on 20 Jul 2012 by TheBigPictureRT

Mike Papantonio, Attorney, Host, Ring of Fire Radio joins Thom Hartmann. We already know Mitt Romney's run for the Presidency has received financial help from Chinese gangs - but now it turns out he's got past connections to El Salvadorian death squads too.

Can Romney stay in the presidential race with new bombshells dropping every day?

Thom Hartmann
We're #1 in Billionaires but not in Top 10 for Median Wealth

Published on 20 Jul 2012 by TheBigPictureRT
America likes to think of itself as the richest nation on the planet. It's basically considered common knowledge - which country is the richest on earth? America, of course! We hear it from our politicians, our school teachers, or news media. And looking strictly at total combined wealth, we are the richest....by a lot.

According to a 2011 study by Allianz - the United States has over $41 trillion in combined wealth. Second is Japan - with far less than half the wealth of the United States at just over $14 trillion. So we're number one right?!

Well, not exactly...Our nation's combined wealth IS astronomically high. But that's only because there are a heck of a lot of billionaires living here.

In fact, about a third of the world's billionaires live in America. That's 412 billionaires that live in America - and second on the list is China with only 115 billionaires.

So our total wealth is inflated by all the billionaires that live here. If you want a true measure of how wealthy the United States ACTUALLY is - then you have to look at median wealth, or how much Americans in the middle are making. Under that criteria - the United

States doesn't even crack the top ten in the world. According to a report by Credit Suisse, 15 OECD nations have a higher median wealth than the United States. That includes nations like Australia, Japan, and Israel. It also includes European nations that are in crisis like the Spain, Italy, and Ireland.

Rachel Maddow: Mitt Romney misfires by attacking pro-electric car program first started by George W. Bush .
The program was started to help fund high end electric cars to make electric cars more acceptable and "cool" for average Americans . This was supposed to stimulate more demand for electric cars and thereby encourage auto industry to build more modest affordable yet stylish electric cars that would be more appealing for average Americans.

Mitt Romney fails by characterizes this program as a government give away to the auto industry. But he doesn't know or doesn't mention that the program was first begun under President George W. Bush .

Meanwhile Mitt Romney is still refusing to make his tax returns public even though Romney's father when running for senate released 12 years of his taxes.

And Mitt's wife makes it all worse as we have seen with her preposterous defence that she and her husband are not obliged to share his tax returns to the American citizenry whom she unfortunately referred to as "You People" as pointed out by various commentators .

Rachel Maddow - Romney2012 a campaign in distress

Published on 20 Jul 2012 by Licentiathe8th
July 19, 2012
Rachel Maddow demonstrates the flimsiness of the latest "crony capitalism" attack by the Romney campaign on President Obama, as well as the terrible job Romney surrogates are doing explaining his refusal to be open about his tax returns, all pointing to the conclusion that Mitt Romney's is a campaign in distress...

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