Progressives should absolutely be pro-business, but the business interests we support and build coalitions with should be the kinds of businesses that build, not tear down, the middle class in this country.
Even amid the media firestorm over Mitt Romney's tax returns, there's been less attention paid to how he continues to profit from Bain Capital investments that carry out his legacy: maximizing profits and revenues without too much regard for the human consequences.
I was pretty confident that the public would make the ironic connection between the name of this villain and Romney's former company. And, as expected, incendiary conservatives like Rush Limbaugh have quickly made completely inaccurate and inane conspiratorial accusations.
The Romney Economy dictates that it is OK to turn places like Freeport, Illinois into what the "ghost towns" by shipping jobs to China if it results in Romney and other finance industry elites increasing their personal wealth.
Romney maintains he is totally within the law not releasing any more tax records than required. Yeah, well, in certain states gambling and prostitution and foie gras are within the law as well. Is this guy running for the presidency or trying to avoid the constabulary?
Once again, the always perspicacious Limbaugh deconstructed the whole "Bane-Bain" thing and apparently must have compared himself with Sherlock Holmes. Wow! Bane equals Bain! What eloquent deduction. The downside is that, for the most part, he doesn't know what he's talking about.
So, Romney is alleging that he is a super-capitalist who owned 100 percent of a company -- and had no influence over it whatsoever. Conservative economic guru Milton Friedman must be spinning in his grave.