posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 01:51 AM
I was listening to conservative talk radio about to go to bed when I heard them talk about a interview Romney gave and even the radio host was
wondering how could say the things he said. Keep reading.
Mitt Romney embraced campaign finance reform on Tuesday. But rather than targeting unlimited corporate contributions or lending his support to
existing campaign finance legislation, Romney instead suggested limiting teachers unions' donations to politicians.
"I don’t know that I would prevent teachers from being able to strike,” Romney said, acknowledging that "allowing to teachers to strike on matters
such as compensation" is within their rights.
Instead, Romney said the focus should be on removing the teachers unions' money from the political equation.
“We simply can’t have a setup where the teachers unions can contribute tens of millions of dollars to the campaigns of politicians and then those
politicians, when elected, stand across from them at the bargaining table, supposedly to represent the interests of the kids," Romney said. "I think
it’s a mistake. I think we’ve got to get the money out of the teachers unions going into campaigns. It’s the wrong way for us to go. We’ve got
to separate that.”
Romney also noted that the unions tend to be particularly friendly to Democratic candidates.
In my opinion this is about givingan advantage to the REpublican party.Democrats generaly do not have as many huge corperate donars Unions generally
side with Democrats so this all about giving republicans an advantage. Can you guess what he thinks about limiting contributions from corporations?
Keep reading if you do.
The former governor's comments fall in line with arguments made against the Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United decision, in which the court
ruled that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts on campaigns under the First Amendment. Romney has previously declined to criticize the
ruling, telling the Portsmouth Herald's editorial board that he believed "their decision was a correct decision."
So if money equals speech according to the supreme court Romney would like to silence the voice of teachers. Most of Romneys campaign has been
financed by corporations and wealthy donors it seems he is all for their right to free speech and says nothing of limiting them. Everyone should be
outraged by this. He has to be the most corperate loving politician I have ever seen. When he said corperations are people but has he forgoten people
are people too?
You know how I feel about it but am I over reacting here. What do you think?
edit on 28-9-2012 by
Grimpachi because: (no reason given)