Monday, October 15, 2012

Willard's wild 'Welfare on Wheels' joyride

 Who in the hell is Willard Romney trying to fool taking the high ground on welfare reform after he was such a train wreck on the subject in Massachusetts?

Aside from his request for the very exemption about which he lyingly bashes President Obama, he went all in on a program he created to give welfare recipients free cars, which included AAA membership and state-funded insurance. His Democratic successor Deval Patrick shut it down due to the budget crisis he inherited.

 Under Romney’s Car Ownership Program, the state paid out one year’s insurance, inspection, excise tax, title, registration, repairs and a AAA membership for cars that were donated to welfare recipients. Under the plan, those who lost their jobs and ended up back on welfare were allowed to keep their free wheels. ...

The Patrick administration, mired in a fiscal crisis, hit the brakes on the program that year after a Herald front-page story sparked public outrage.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Is there ANYTHING American about Romney?

Romney, Bain buddies and dirty money in play.

First it was U.S. Olympic uniforms made in Burma.

Then it was American jobs shipped to Chinese sweat shops.

Throw in tax havens in about any country not the United States and you've painted a pretty grim picture of a man without a patriotic bone in his body.

Now, reports today throw his entire campaign into full-on foreigner category:
 Restore Our Future, the super-PAC supporting Republican Mitt Romney's run for president, received a $1 million donation in mid-August from reinsurance company OdysseyRe of Connecticut, a "wholly-owned subsidiary" of Canadian insurance and investment management giant Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.
Citizens' United, that gobsmack of a Supreme Court ruling, be damned -- the law of this country remains that it is illegal for a foreign national to either directly or indirectly contribute money to influence American elections.

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