The former governor, on the campaign trail, likes to tell voters that government “gets in the way of creating jobs.” Romney apparently didn’t feel this way when he relied on government handouts as part of his business deals.
The Steel Dynamics example is especially interesting — the community even had to levy a new income tax to help finance Romney’s venture.
Funny, the campaign seems to have overlooked this detail in the new commercial.
Indeed, Steel Dynamics isn’t some isolated story from Romney’s past that he would just as soon see us overlook; this is a story that Romney considers proof of his job-creating expertise. The takeaway, apparently, is that the Republican frontrunner wants government to get out of the way of the private sector, but only after the government gave Romney some handouts that helped boost his profits.
Published: Jan 13, 2012