Mitt Romney's Hard-Right Agenda - by Stephen Lendman
Mitt Romney represents destructive/corrupt money power in America.
Currently, five Republican presidential aspirants remain. Weak support caused others to suspend campaigns or drop out.
In November, voters have unpalatable options between a lawless/crime boss/militarist/pro-war/anti-populist/morally corrupt president, and a rogue's gallery of alternatives looking more like a police lineup than legitimate candidates.
Ron Paul's an exception for wanting the Fed abolished and America's wealth no longer squandered on imperial wars. At the same time, he stops short of endorsing peace, favors strong national defense policies, is uncompromisingly pro-business, and wants social spending ended, leaving America's least advantaged on their own.
In contrast, OWS and other progressives want long denied social justice. Voting Republican or Democrat assures continuation of America's dark side, including under Romney. He's a candidate no one should trust.
In mid-December, ABC News said he called himself "the ideal" Tea Party candidate because his views replicate theirs. Its platform calls for:
- tax cuts for the rich;
- eliminating the national debt, though doing so precipitously would wreck the economy;
- eliminating deficit spending immediately despite its beneficial stimulative effects when needed;