His record as Governor of Massachusetts is less than sterling. Mitt Romney left behind a legacy of rising debt, higher taxes and one of the worst economic records in the Country. When he left office the state was 47th among 50 states in job creation, taxes and fees increased by $750 million, long term debt increased more than $2.6 billion.
Then he was called to work his magic and "save" the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Utah state records show that Romney wasn't just the head of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, Romney was also a registered lobbyist for the organization. As lobbyist and president of the SLOC, he brought in a record $1.3 billion in federal dollars for the games and more from Utah. Romney last worked as a lobbyist on Dec. 31, 2000, according to a spokesman for the state lieutenant governor, who oversees the registry. His stewardship of the 2002 SLOC was not without controversy.
This brings us to Bain Capital. That subject has been discussed by every columnist for several months now. He has bought and broken companies, left employees out of work, lied about his involvements and his time spent there, and made millions of dollars through dishonest dealings. He claims that he left Bain in 1999 in order to fend off attacks that he is responsible for Bain layoffs or outsourcing.However, according to the Huffington Post, Romney noted that he regularly traveled back to Massachusetts. "There were a number of social trips and business trips that brought me back to Massachusetts, board meetings, Thanksgiving and so forth." The Boston Globe reports that "the SEC documents show that Romney stayed as Bains Chairman and President, owning 100 percent of Bain as late as 2002." Oh yes! While I'm at it, Mitt hides his money in offshore accounts, some of which do not require him to pay taxes. He plays by his own rules because that's the way he was raised. He's wealthy, you know!
Remember when Mitt Romney said "Let Detroit go bankrupt"? Everybody knew GM and Chrysler needed to go through a managed bankruptcy. The question was whether the companies would go through that process with or without the backing of the federal government. Romney wanted to let the companies go through bankruptcy on their own, however if that happened the entire industry would have been devastated. President Obama made a tough call—and took a huge political risk—when he put the weight of the U.S. government behind the auto industry. Mitt Romney would have done the exact opposite, and the results would have been disastrous. Romney claimed that if the U.S. took the path followed by President Obama, "you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye." Well, look where they are now - no thanks to Mitt Romney.
Romney finds it very hard to be honest. He admitted as much when he pledged to a group in Ohio "If I'm President of the United States, with your help, I will tell the truth".
WHAT KIND OF A MAN NEEDS HELP TO TELL THE TRUTH??