Jose Lucero
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September 13, 2012
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LETTER: Romney is out of touch with the common man

Romney/Ryan's (R/R) sole program is to reduce taxes for the rich. This year's election is critical, they say, but R/R covered none of the important issues or topics of greater importance. We may have learned or perhaps already knew that America has become less competitive during the past 10 years but we learned nothing of what R/R will do to make us more competitive if they win.

Reducing Medicare expenditures is nothing more than a redistributive plan to reduce taxes for the rich. While repealing Medicare may make us more sickly, the plan to undo or repeal Medicare does nothing to make us more competitive.

We hear much complaining about slow growth, but this slow growth may be a harbinger of things to come. Slower growth may lead to a longer economic growth term. Fast growth tends to create large bubbles that no one sees coming except Wall Street as they line their pockets at investor's and pensioner's expense.

Still, this slow growth can be attributed to the "do nothing" Congress. According to Romney, Americans came together after President Obama's election. Hmmm, someone forgot to tell conservatives and tea partiers in Congress. The "do nothing" party did nothing to bring the country closer together or allow it to progress.

Romney says he learned real lessons about the economy by investing in companies, then tearing them apart for resale. What about the consequences for employees, Mr. Romney? Romney sees no consequences. Well sure laid-off employees had to go off and seek other employment or retraining. But that's OK. This is America, the land of opportunity. Let the workers fend for themselves. Romney may have invested in Staples and Sports Authority, but what about the companies he undid. Romney did not speak of undone companies nor did he mention the consequences of his decisions. Romney seems to have a real penchant for undoing at other's expense.

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