Romney a scary alternative

Yes, letter writer Michael Stevens ("Romney can create jobs," Oct. 17), Mitt Romney has shown that he can create jobs — in China. He has shown repeatedly that he has no concern at all for the American worker, throwing them out of work and sending their jobs abroad without any compunction or thought except to make even more money for himself. (And then to pay way less tax on that money than the people he put out of work were paying). He has shown dislike and disdain for the American worker and anyone who makes less money than he and his cronies make — as evidenced by his remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who he claims take no responsibility for themselves.

This man is scary beyond belief. This week, he has changed sides on almost all of the positions that he has advocated for years. He changes his policies almost daily to whatever seems popular today!

If he takes over the White House he has stated over and over that he will cut taxes by 20 percent across the board, so someone making $20 million a year will get tax cuts in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, while people who don't earn even enough to pay taxes will get no help.

Mr. Romney asked if we are better off now than we were four years ago, and I say, heck yes. Four years ago, we were in two wars and losing 800,000 jobs a month! Now we are out of one war, getting out of the second one and have had positive job numbers for 31 straight months. If he and the Tea Party Republicans didn't insist on sabotaging every move that President Barack Obama tries to make things better, we would be completely out of this recession by now.

But cooperation and moderation are unknown words to Mr. Romney and contemporary Republicans.

Let President Obama finish what he has started — with no help from the GOP — and pull us out of the mess that the Republicans got us into and Mr. Romney is determined to put us into again by cutting taxes on the already rich beyond belief and by removing any regulations on the banks and Wall Street to stop them from gambling with our money again.

David A. Liddle, Pasadena

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