The SuperPAC Priorities USA Action is going after Mitt Romney with this hard hitting ad; they’re spending $4 million in swing states to ensure people know the history of Mitt Romney. This is how Mitt Romney became the $250 million dollar man; he never actually CREATED anything; this is vulture capitalism. We’ve written about GST Steel HERE:
Reuters explains how Mitt made millions by laying off hundreds of steel workers – article HERE:
Apparently they liked what they saw. Soon after, in October 1993, Bain Capital, co-founded by Mitt Romney, became majority shareholder in a steel mill that had been operating since 1888.
Less than a decade later, the mill was padlocked and some 750 people lost their jobs. Workers were denied the severance pay and health insurance they’d been promised, and their pension benefits were cut by as much as $400 a month.
What’s more, a federal government insurance agency had to pony up $44 million to bail out the company’s underfunded pension plan. Nevertheless, Bain profited on the deal, receiving $12 million on its $8 million initial investment and at least $4.5 million in consulting fees.
But the man in the video – Pat Wells – isn’t even a fan of Obama. In fact – he has voted Republican in at least the last 3 elections. That’s how visceral this has become for the people who have lost everything because of Mitt Romney.
“Right now, if Romney gets in, I am so disgusted that I will probably vote for Obama and I detest him. Anyone who is willing to put a predatory capitalist in office deserves to get Obama.”
Greg Sargent had a chance to interview Pat Wells in January of this year…here’s the interview - an excerpt:
I reached Wells today, and unlike Box, he tells me he’s a conservative, who has switched back and forth from Republican to independent, and says he voted for George W. Bush for president in 2000 and 2004 and John McCain in 2008. (He has also supported Claire McCaskill for Senate.) Yet despite his leanings, he was willing to conspire with MoveOn to produce this video, which is a pretty good preview of the sort of thing you’ll be seeing in ads in struggling Rust Belt communities against Romney, should he become the GOP nominee.
Indeed, Wells says he’s so furious with Romney that he says he’s open to appearing in TV spots against him in order to make the case he makes in the above video — even if it would mean helping Obama.
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