Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vultures and thieves

Mitt Romney is a "vulture capitalist."

Mitt Romney "made a lot of money while people were going broke."

The allegations were that Mr. Romney's firm Bain Capital bought up struggling companies, laid off workers and sold what remained for a profit. The allegations were that Mr. Romney profited off the backs of the workers he fired.

But isn't that part of the destructive cycle of capitalism? Aren't the strong companies supposed to survive and thrive while the weaker ones fall by the wayside? Isn't that what competition is all about?

Were these the attacks of the Democrats? Were these the words of President Obama? What about the occupiers? Trade unionists? Commies? Athiests?


Those were the words of Mr. Romney's fellow Republicans - Gov. Goodhair and the Newt.

You just have to love the irony of it all. Two candidates who worship at the altar of the free market railing against another candidate because he is too much of a capitalist. Of course the Newt has since backtracked on his statements because, well, he's a politician and that's what they do. Mr. Perry, on the other hand, hasn't yet figured out what irony even means.

Here is the Newt's paean to capitalism:

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