Letters to the Editor

Not voting for Romney and Ryan

Mitt Romney’s latest makeover has repackaged him as a double-talking used-car salesman.

He’s pitching bait-and-switch deals, and not talking about what’s under the hood. Trouble is, his used vehicle was driven off a cliff during the Bush years and, armed with the filibuster, a GOP Congress made sure it never got fixed. As Newt Gingrich famously said, “We can’t let the President succeed because Democrats would get the credit.”

Romney has a vision for America, but it’s the same too-good-to-be-true deals promoted by his billionaire backers. Their real vision is to shrink government until it’s too weak to protect us from them. Their vision is to replace the middle class with a work force reduced to subsistence wages. They hate dipping into profits to pay for pensions, healthcare and safe working conditions. They hate paying to clean up their toxic messes. They hate regulations that interfere with their predatory tricks and insider games. They think insurance company profiteers should be making our healthcare decisions.

Their plan is to divide and conquer with disinformation campaigns that pit group against group and divert attention from their takeover agenda.Some billionaires have tipped their hands by declaring they will spend whatever it takes to buy this election. They know it’s a “winner take all” battle for control of our country.

Anybody who believes Romney and Ryan will side with us against their billionaire backers is in for a rude awakening.

Gene Bullock
Poulsbo

 

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