mitt romney didn't misspeak, he sees the U.S. as a business and we are all expenses that must be cut to increase the profitability of America for the 1% who have bought him his candidacy, his running mate and who expect a handsome return on their investment. This is from Mother Jones, you may also want to check out my earlier post Matt Taibbi: 'Mitt Romney Is One Of The Greatest And Most Irresponsible Debt Creators Of All Time' 29AUG12 & Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital SEP1012 http://bucknacktssordidtawdryblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/matt-taibbi-mitt-romney-is-one-of.html
and Uygur: Did David Koch buy Paul Ryan the VP slot? 25AUG12 http://bucknacktssordidtawdryblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/uygur-did-david-koch-buy-paul-ryan-vp.html
Romney must still be tired from last night's big hurrah. In his stump speech on Friday, he mistakenly referred to the United States as a "company." With his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), Romney told supporters, "We will reach across the aisle and find good people who, like us, want to make sure this company deals with its challenges. We'll get America on track again."
Here are Romney's full remarks on the US' tepid economic recovery:
"It's not that [Obama] wasn't trying, in my view. He was pulling the wrong direction. He didn't know what it takes to actually make the economy work. Paul Ryan and I understand how the economy works. We understand how Washington works. We will reach across the aisle and find good people who, like us, want to make sure this company deals with its challenges. We'll get America on track again."It's not surprising Romney would make this slip. He made his name—and his fortune—turning around failing companies first at the consulting firm Bain and Company, and then at private equity firm Bain Capital. Indeed, his experience turning around failing or bloated companies is central to his pitch to voters for why he should be elected president. But voters may not appreciate Romney confusing the USA with an LLC.