Romney will tell you that his policies will spur the private sector to create jobs, and hence help those who are struggling the most in this economy. He’ll tell you that by promoting economic growth, his policies will help poor and working people. But here’s what he won’t tell you: In addition to helping the poor and working people, there is a very real and significant danger that Romney’s policies will also benefit people who are not poor. And to anyone concerned about “fairness” in our society, the risk of such collateral damage is as bad as, well, cancer.
So there you have it. While President Obama is fighting the moral equivalent of cancer, Mitt Romney is pursuing his nefarious scheme to grow the economy. It’s not too late to stop Romney before he drowns us in a sea of jobs and economic growth. It’s not too late to help President Obama move us “forward” with a recession that’s “built to last.” Yes, we can!
David B. Cohen served in the administration of President George W. Bush as U.S. Representative to the Pacific Community, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, and as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He is the author of Left-Hearted, Right-Minded: Why Conservative Policies Are The Best Way To Achieve Liberal Ideals.