Posted in: Election 2012
Questions remain about Romney’s Bain
If a job applicant said you should hire him because of his experience successfully running a business, you’d check out just what that business was and just how he ran it, right?
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has defined himself largely on his experience as founder and CEO of Bain Capital, but lately he seems to take issue with the fact that the American public is asking some questions, such as: Just how many jobs did Bain Capital send overseas? How much did Romney profit from it, and where did those millions go? And what the heck does it mean to “retroactively retire”?
Education advocates are among those who are interested in the details, because families and entire communities suffer when the rug is pulled out from under workers. Students are at greater risk of slipping in academics and developing health or behavior problems when a parent loses a job, stability at home declines, and stress multiplies.
And anyone who doesn’t realize that doesn’t understand the economy as well as he thinks he does.
As educators, parents and voters it’s our job to vet Mitt Romney as we would any other candidate for our nation’s top job. (Get more information about Romney and Election 2012.)
If given the opportunity to ask Mitt Romney about his years at Bain, what would you like to know? Leave your questions in the comments below!
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