Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 30, 2012. As Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination for President of the United States, Charles C. Owen Jr., from Boston, blasted the former Republican governor:
“Mitt Romney was a disaster as governor of Massachusetts, where he tried to raise fees on everyone from the blind to the veterans getting care in the Chelsea Soldiers Home,” Owen Jr. said. “His record of outsourcing jobs and destroying American companies says something about his plans for the U.S. economy. So does the fact that he continues to hide his tax returns, even after we’ve learned that he parks millions of dollars overseas in shell companies and tax shelters.
“He’s succeeded in making millions of dollars, but he doesn’t understand that Main Street Americans want to come together to work on real solutions to our problems, not more tax cuts for billionaires. He wants us to return to the Bush policies of the past which got us into this economic crisis. That’s not the way to go. President Obama wants everyone to pay their fair share in taxes so that we can reduce the deficit and create new jobs. Romney and his corporate-backed allies in Washington would only make matters worse.”
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