” Under President Obama the rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse, and there are more people in poverty in America than ever before.” So said Mitt Romney at the meeting of the Republican National Committee in San Diego. With such an accurate diagnosis of our national condition, should SDUSA be thinking of endorsing him for 2016?
Just kidding, of course. We know that, having validated the social democratic view of what’s wrong (sounds as if he has been reading Socialist Currents), Dr. Romney will prescribe the same old snake oil that Republicans and corporate Democrats have been dishing out for thirty years: lower taxes for the rich, low minimum wages for the poor, high unemployment rates, union-busting, trade pacts that destroy jobs, ad nauseum. That patent medicine has created the conditions that Mitt decries, and a higher dose will only make things worse.