Thursday, September 6, 2012

How Romney Also "Strapped People to the Roof"

At Dogs Against Romney, I've long believed Romney's cold decision to strap his dog to the roof of his car for 12-hour rides (while his luggage rode inside) transcended the dog. The dog suffered, no doubt - and that alone is enough for many people to abandon support for Romney - but what does this behavior say about Romney's attitude toward other living beings (especially humans)? Clues are not hard to find. Infamous Romney quotes include little gems like these: "I like to be able to fire people who provide services to me." and "I'm not concerned about the very poor, there's a safety net there." 

Beyond his words, I've now uncovered a chilling example of how Romney, while running Bain Capital, "strapped people to the roof," while he himself "rode inside," comfortably shielded from the tragic human consequences his behavior created.

In the 1990's, Romney bought an Illinois medical company called Dade International. At Romney's direction, Dade quadrupled the amount of money it owed to its creditors and vendors. Romney played with Dade International's  freed-up cash and forced the company to borrow even more money to pay Bain Capital management fees. Then, with Dade International now loaded down with crushing debt, Romney began "strapping people to the roof." He led the company through waves of layoffs to cut costs. Employees who were lucky enough to survive the layoffs were then "hosed-down" by Romney - told they had to accept a pay cut, or leave. 

Ultimately, 1,700 people lost their jobs. Dade International was forced to file for bankruptcy protection and tried to sue Bain for "unjust enrichment." All the while, Romney sat safely inside his luxurious office - making millions of dollars along the way. 

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ann Romney Defends Her Husband's Dog Abuse

In this ABC NEWS video, Ann Romney attempts to defend her husband's dog abuse. She explains that they strapped their dog, Seamus, to the roof-rack of their car while their luggage rode inside. Ann says they traveled this way "all the time." She explains that she and Mitt think it was kinder to strap the dog to the roof than to leave him home at a kennel for two weeks. 

What Ann fails to explain is this: WHY WAS IT NOT AN OPTION TO PUT THE LUGGAGE ON THE ROOF AND LET THE DOG TO RIDE INSIDE THE CAR WITH THE FAMILY?  







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Monday, September 3, 2012

Mitt Romney Profits from Animal Cruelty

Breaking: Mitt Romney reaps profits from imported coats made from dog and cat fur. 

12 years after "retiring" from Bain Capital, the investment firm he founded, Mitt Romney still reaps millions of dollars per year from it. 

Where does Bain get the money it pays to Mitt? A big chunk of it comes from Burlington Coat Factory, which is under investigation for "mislabeling" fur coats that have been proven to include the skins of dogs and cats killed in China.

What is it with Mitt Romney and animal cruelty? Why does he accept money from cruel and sleazy business practices?

Sources:

Chicago Tribune: http://goo.gl/5Mvu2

LA Times: http://articles.latimes.com/1998/dec/18/news/cl-55094

Business Insider: http://goo.gl/I9Sqs

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlington_Coat_Factory


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