Monday, January 30, 2012

Quotation for Today: Back To Failure, Mitt Romney's Campaign Theme?

Today's quotation, across the break, offers a bit of insight into Florida's Republican primary and how the 99 Percent are still suffering from the Republican policies of the George W. Bush presidential years. Those policies benefited mostly the One Percent and their Wall Street bankers; bankers who used residential mortgage-backed securities, credit default swaps and other, pernicious financial instruments to enrich the One Percent while sowing massive destruction on the Main Street economy.

"'One had those ethics violations,' he said of Mr. Gingrich, referring to his time as House speaker. 'As for the other one,' he said of Mr. Romney, 'he is just a liar.'"
George St. Pierre Jr.

Mr. Pierre is an airbrush artist who runs a novelty shop off Main Street near the Atlantic Ocean in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The article from which this quotation is excerpted reports on other Floridians living along the Interstate 4 corridor that runs from Tampa to Daytona Beach. People living along Interstate 4 (and elsewhere) are still suffering intensely from the Republican policies of the Bush presidential years  --  the policies that Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans wish to go back to.

Congressional Republicans, who refuse to ask the One Percent to pay their fair share of taxes, have continuously blocked President Obama's efforts to improve the economy for middle- and working-class Americans.  Here and courtesy of Jared Bernstein, you can read how the Congressional Republicans' efforts to depress the economy are being aide and abetted at the state and local level; where laying off teachers and cops are preferred over asking the One Percent to pay their fair share.

Saulny, Susan. "Years of Despair Add to Uncertainty in Florida Race." The New York Times 29 January, 2012: online edition. 

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