The old joke…A business owner has to cut jobs because of new regulations and a weak economy, so he walks out to the parking lot and jots down the names of those who have Obama stickers!
Flash forward to present day – Business owners are financially supporting Mitt Romney, knowing he’ll focus on the economy and use sound business principles to reform DC, he still has a few people he has to let go, he goes on Facebook and finds out who’s bashing Romney and jots down a few names!
If people really care about the economy and jobs, they’ll support the candidate who knows best how to address those issues for the business community and will support the ONLY candidate who hasn’t been a part of creating the mess.
The following is a response to a great friend on why I support Mitt Romney!
I’ve done extensive research on all the candidates and have always comfortable with and liked Romney. Many felt the same way in 2008 and he hasn’t changed.
In my professional life, I’ve had the opportunity to work with several executives from Bain Capital and consulted with companies these guys have worked with. He is incredibly respected, known as a man who always does what is honest and right for the employees and shareholders…and yet is also known as a shrewd businessman. His private sector business and his personal experience sets him apart from all the rest right now at this stage of our Country. The Federal Government needs to be methodically dismantled and revamped – not, I’ll get rid of this dept, or that, but all of it downsized and reigned in. WE’ve allowed it to run a mock for years and with multiple administrations.He’s also the only one who won’t cave to special interest, he doesn’t need any of them. He’s made his money the honest way.
I also lived in MA and know how liberal their legislature is. So when I started researching the facts of what he did, what he pulled to the center from the far left, etc., I understood and came to know him as a great Governor. I don’t love the MA Healthcare mandate, but I don’t think he does either. He fought lots of provisions in that legislation, but had to be careful as not to just get vetoed and overridden by a 85% plus liberal legislator.
I also believe that he’s an incredibly humble man with incredible integrity and character. I’d like my sons to actually be able to look up to the President again and think that it’s not just about respecting the office, but we put an example in office this time. He is that guy, personally and professionally.
And last but not least, he is 100% the only candidate who can win over the moderate democrat and Independent vote…and whether we like it or not, this election will come down to that.
I liked Romney in 2008 and I HATE this anti-Romney movement that was created by individuals who believe it’s the establishment or the media forcing a candidate…it’s simply not. I got a HUGE eye opener when I ran for Congress on what the establishment really was, and those people are backing the likes of Newt and Santorum, not Romney…and the reason why is that Romney won’t be pushed around or swayed by them – he’ll do what’s right for the Country and not just a political party.
… and why I couldn’t get behind Santorum….
Voted for extending and providing SS benefits to illegal aliens
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses …
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment to appellate court.
His endorsement and campaigning for Arlen Spector.
His “concern” about the Tea Party push for reform.
His vote in 2001 against eliminating the marriage tax penalty…..
The record goes on and on, and doesn’t even include Medicare Part D, debt ceiling increases, and funding the bridge to nowhere.
Social Conservative – Yes. Fiscal Conservative – Not so much.