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Obama SuperPAC: Mitt Romney Pretty Much Killed This Man's Wife

ushouldtalk Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 6:46 PM
Know how I can tell Mr. Septic is an Obama hack? It's not that he starred in this ad. It's not that he's blaming a total stranger (surely he's never met Romney) for a tragedy though that's common for liberalism. It's simply this: Had Bain NOT invested in the company and the company shuttered, we'd never see his face in this ad. A smarter person in the steel industry would have been able to recognize the economic shift in the industry and realize eventually that no amount of money stuffed in the hole of a sinking (yet at one time thriving) steel industry ship wouldn't save it. But that's liberalism and unionsism...it's somebody else's job to fix it and when the bottom falls out there's someone to blame.
lonewolfswift Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 7:14 PM
I was a bond trader in the "distressed securities" industry in the late 80's and early 90's... a vulture capitalist, if you will, and more often than not - it was the same old scenario with manufacturing (steel included) the unions would not conceed a millimeter to help restructure an insolvent company or save jobs EVER. As a young capitalist - this was mystifying to me and still is. Selfish pri*cks.
Nana82 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 8:31 PM
My experience with Unions as well!
Summers Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 7:00 PM
Unions are like parasites that kill their host and don't realize that once the host is dead, they die, too.

Unions ran our steel companies out of business. My brother's brother-in-law has a steel company, not unionized, that is still running, thank you.
Joseph64 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 6:56 PM
The steel industry in this country has been going downhill ever since military demand tapered off after WWII ended. From about the 1970's onward, the economies of the countries devastated by the war recovered enough where they could start exporting steel and products made from steel and they undercut US steel mills and producers of finished goods made from steel. By the end of the 80's, US steel producers were on the ropes. Most of them would have gone under long ago if not for reorganizations by Bain and other companies like them.

Democrats keep crowing about Barack Obama's "commanding" electoral college lead (it's a less than a mile wide and an inch deep), but for all their apparent cockiness, they strangely continue to go thermonuclear on Mitt Romney.  This ad from Obama's SuperPAC doesn't seem desperate at all:
 


 

When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my healthcare, and my family lost their healthcare.  And a short time after that my wife became ill ... And she passed away in...