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Mitt Romney, Corporate Raider
Both political parties today are little more than bagmen for Big Business, of course, but Republicans do provide a little value added to the Wall Street crime syndicate. They are true believers that the world belongs to the 1%.
I'm reminded of this reading an interesting account of Mitt Romney's days as a corporate raider. I'm old enough to remember a time when people expected to have careers with one company — both working- and middle-class workers, in the office and on the factory floor. But the "shareholder value" revolution that Romney participated in as a corporate raider shifted the priority of American business from stability, which had some value to workers, to short-term growth, which was good only for speculators.
This is the economy we have today. CEOs making hundreds of times more than the average worker; jobs exported to the most exploitative global labor markets; in short, a numbers game for the biggest high-rollers. Mitt Romney helped to bring it about. We need to remember that as he campaigns to be our next President.
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth. -- IWW
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