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Campus Question – May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

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Campus Question – May 14, 2012

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Tonight’s Campus Question
President Obama’s campaign launched an ad and website attacking Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. One displaced worker in the video describes Bain’s operation as “like watching an old friend bleed to death,” yet Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) told a Manhattan audience “That is capitalism. There aren’t different kinds of capitalism. There’s the free market.” Is that the same ‘free market’ that created the fewest jobs ever during the George W. Bush erawhose agenda the Romney campaign said he will copy?


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  • addisnana

    I loved the new ad! The version I saw was a slide show and people could click at their own pace which I thought was a very nice touch for the slower readers among us. This is not “the free market” it is a free-for-all with the rules written by the rich so they can get richer at the expense of the people featured in the video.

    My day of gratitude included my first encounter with fire ants. I’ve never been tortured but the fire ants would be right up there with things I would consider torture. So much for enjoying nature. The fire ants are fierce little buggers.

  • Jim W

    The activities were not the activities of a “free market.” They were activities of leveraged buy out conspirators. The key to the operation is loans from banks that operated using a government guarantee that ended with a tax payer bail out.

    Beyond any one company, they poisoned the whole system so no company could accumulate capital for modernization or expansion into new product lines.

  • If Romney runs the country the way he ran Bain, or even if he follows Bush’s model, the end result for this country will be massive poverty, a few very wealthy people, and the country having a massive debt load. But hey, Mitt will do very well, probably enough to live in some other country after he’s tanked this one.