July 9th, 2012
By Bifford Caulfied -- Hey, Americans! The question is simple. Do you want a super rich guy making the rules between works and rich
people? Do you have an idea whose side he may come down on? Do you think that he knows what the concerns of middle-class workers and the working poor are, such that when he becomes President, he will empathize and do all he can to make things better for working Americans.
Sorry guys. I think Bain Capital and the way Romney has acted serially and repetively in putting profit over people in every instance in which he was forced to
choose one or the other -- shed a sad and disturbing light on a man who would presume to become President and lead the country. It's one thing to do whatever you have to do as a corporate raider, using all the lobbyist laws and loop-holes engineered by bought and paid for Congressional politicians for just that very purpose, it is another to say that because that predatory and reprehensible behavior enabled you to get rich -- now if eminently qualifies you to try and do the something to the whole country. I mean he touts his business acumen as his qualification to be President, but the office of President doesn't beg for a leveraged buyout, corporate predator.
People say all the time, that CEO of financial institutions and corporations have a fiduciary responsibility to earn a profit for their investor
shareholders. Come on, guys. If you are telling us that you make yourselves a rule saying that you have to make a profit at any cost -- even if it brings sordid misery and pain to working Americans on a massive scale for the sake of a few more dollars of profit for investors -- then I have a question for you.
What would make that any different than if a few thousand serial killers got together and formed a corporation and adopted rules saying
that they had a fiduciary responsibility to "kill people for profit", and then when they made a profit, used the money they made to bribe politicians to make special exceptions to the laws against murder -- permitting it if it was an avowed fiduciary responsibility of "Serial Murderers Corporation" to make money by murdering, maiming, or torturing the American people.
The simple point here is that if corporations adopted, or lobbied their Congressional alter boys and girls to pass laws empowering them to hide
behind the "fiduciary responsibilities" to make a profit -- they could just as easily -- if they wanted to -- adopt rules or lobby Congress to pass rules saying that the have a "fiduciary responsibility" to make a profit, as long as it did not result in the displacement of any American workers. The reason they don't is that they that not something they care about. They want to put profit before people -- and their behavior demonstrates that.
Furthermore, you can "sugar coat" it any way you want -- spin it -- talking point it -- sanctimoniously and reverentially invoke your religion of "free market monopoly crony capitalism" and your "fiduciary responsibility" to predatory profit-mongering all you want. But there is no way that putting all the bright media and bought and paid for politician lipstick on that corporate "all-for-profit" pig of yours -- will obscure the fact that what you have there is a predatory, profit-mongering harlot of a corporate enterprise that values money over people -- and which is giving political "aids" to democracy and "financial aids" to the chance at a decent standard of living and life for the 99% of earnest, sincere, hard-working ordinary everyday Americans that at one time trusted and believed in you. Shame on you scoundrels! Off with their heads!