Saturday, October 27, 2012

Romney's Record and His Agenda

* Mitt Romney once declared, "I love teachers," but he is hoping that you take his word for it. Romney has not been on the side of public education, students, or teachers.

>  Mitt Romney on class size:
Political Ruminations posted this:

In his very first budget after being elected, Gov. Romney cut $248.7 million from K-12 education. 

>  Mitt Romney on a college education:

On a visit to Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio, Mitt Romney offered the following advice to students- (ABC News):

“We’ve always encouraged young people, take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business,” he said.

Most college students would agree that Romney's statement shows he is out of touch.

>  Mitt Romney, the mastermind of Bain Capital's outsourcing, would like to lower pay for workers.
Political Ruminations:

In yet another controversial quote from the secretly taped video (filmed at the Plutocrat fundraiser) that keeps on giving, Plutocrat in Chief Mitt Romney talked about how he’d like to fire masses of federal workers, and his anti-union sentiments:

I wish we weren’t unionized so we could go a lot deeper than you’re actually allowed to go.

 >   Mitt Romney also said this about the people in our community--


...Mitt Romney got a good deal more specific, claiming we do not need to hire more cops or firefighters specifically, which would, he said, cut against the interests of the American people. He also specifically named teachers.
Romney made the comments in response to Obama’s presser today, at which the president claimed the “private sector is doing fine.” Per CNN:
Romney said of Obama, “he wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

Romney and Ryan want to cut Pell Grants, privatize our public education system by giving it over to his corporate friends, abolish public workers unions, all while he cuts taxes on the rich.  If you throw in that proposal to use vouchers for Medicare (RomneyRyan call it "premium support"), it is certain that the middle class and the poor would suffer more under Romney and Ryan.

Here in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich made massive cuts to education which has resulted to higher tuition at state colleges, and school districts having to go to voters for tax levies. Kasich also cut money to local communities, which caused cities/counties to lay off police and fire fighters. We cannot afford to cut more from education, fire and police departments.

Personally, I like President Obama's plan to train and hire more math and science teachers. President Obama is looking forward on what it will take in the future world economy for our young people to succeed.  We've got to make things better, and that involves investment, not chipping away at our educational foundation or our community safety workers.

Support President Obama for our future, and women's reproductive freedom. We cannot go back.