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News :: Education : Environment
Underreported Aspects Of Mitt Romney's History And Platform
20 Oct 2012
Please inform as many as possible of Romney's Massachusetts vetoes, corruption, connection to big oil, oppression of women, unionbusting, environment, animal abuse, environmental desecration, his links to general Republican megacrime etc
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Underreported Aspects Of Mitt Romney's History And Platform
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VETOES
1. While Romney claimed in the debate he worked well with political opponents,
Romney had a record breaking 844 vetoes as governor of Massachusetts. 707
were overridden by the legislature. There were several instances of unanimous
overrides, as the 13% of the legislature who were Republican joined in publicly
recording their opposition to his tactics.
2. Romney vetoed a bill which provided elevators to the disabled. Later he
would, in his 5th home, a 12 million dollar one, put car elevators in his 2
floor garage.
3. He vetoed a minimum wage bill.
4. He vetoed over the counter access to the morning after pill.
5. He vetoed $220,000 in shelters for the homeless.
6. He vetoed glasses for the poorest of the poor.
7. Shortly after election Romney proposed eliminating preferential hiring for
veterans.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/07/1141372/-ATTN-VETERANS-As-Gov-R\
TOED-Support-for-VETS
8. He vetoed a bill recognizing students' right to refuse to carve up living or
dead animals in biology or premed classes.
9. Romney claimed he worked well with Democrats in Massachusetts. In reality he
was an obstructionist governor whose vetoes were
so commonly overridden that he was an ineffective governor as well.

CORRUPTION
1 Romney was board member of Damon, a company indicted for Medicare fraud and
fined 83 million dollars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuUvq2ierHE
2. Romney raided pension funds, stole corporate assets. As workers fell into
poverty, Romney became a quarter-billionaire. Can such a man be trusted with the
Social Security Fund?
3. Romney under public scrutiny ended his Swiss bank relationship.
4. Romney is still evading taxes with Cayman Islands accounts.
5. In Massachusetts, Romney cut taxes only for the very rich.
6. Romney as head of Bain Capital bought Clear Channel radio network, itself a
network in violation of original FCC rules. Therefore
his radio station hosts are promoting his campaign 24×4.
7. Romney has raised over a billion dollars for his campaign which means that
after November 6th, he will have profiteered from all the ads that his campaign,
Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and Sheldon Adelson have run on Clear Channel
stations.
8. Republicans control over 81% of the voting machine companies in the US.
Diebold sold its machines to Dominion of Canada which
arranged for Governor Walker's recall. Election Systems and Software CEO Chuck
Hagel installed himself as a US senator from
Nebraska, counting his own votes. What other country allows the party of the
rich to control the count?
9. Romney's tax plan would give 500 billion in tax cuts to 120,000 families.
10. Romney is 20 points behind where he was a governor (Massachusetts) and 7
points behind where he lived (Michigan).
11. Romney ran an espionage operation against twice New Mexico governor Gary
Johnson, attempting to keep him out of the limelight.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/us/politics/gary-johnson-the-libertari\
s-presidential-nominee-worries-republicans.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

12. Gary Johnson on WNYC spoke of Republican operatives keeping him, twice governor of New Mexico, out of primary debates.

13. The New York Times reported that Romney paid people to spy on Gary Johnson's movements and to keep him out of Republican events such as one at the Iowa State Fair.

JOBS LOSS THOUGH ROMNEY CLAIMS HE IS A JOB CREATOR
1. Romney outsourced calls to India while governor.
2. In his term, Massachusetts was 47th of 50 states in job creation.
3. Romney fired tens of thousands of people as CEO and sole voting stock holder
of Bain Capital
4. Romney's tax plan would give tax credit to companies outsourcing to China,
Mexico and
other countries.
5. Romney tried to pressure the Pentagon into giving American jobs to Chinese
company Huawei, a company connected to the Chinese army.
6. Romney lost 44,000 manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/07\
eys_economic_record/
7. In his only political experience, Romney as 1 term governor of Massachusetts
brought the unemployment rate down less than 1%
8. Romney's Bain Capital is planning on exporting Freeport Illinois jobs to
China

WAR
1. There have been 3 Republican wars in the last 21 years... Iraq 1, Iraq 2 and Afghanistan... started by Bush 1 and Bush 2. . Ryan voted several times for more money for the 3 illegal Bush wars whose
cost has been greater than the US deficit and whose cost is a trillion a year in
interest to bankers in China, Japan, Israel, Switzerland, the UK, Canada etc. Romney publicly promoted them all.

2. Romney during the Bush years asked for 50,000 more troops for the illegal
Bush invasion of Iraq. Asked by a reporter about his own military service, he
had none. Asked about his 5 sons, none of them either had military service. Yet
he wanted to send others into harm's way for the agenda of warwagers, war
profiteers and petroplutocrat fat cats.
3. . Romney wants the war in Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires, to continue
endlessly. His position has flipflopped many times.
4. Romney wants 2 TRILLION more for military spending and war profiteering,
though the military has not asked for it. Ronald Reagan removed 2 TRILLION from
the Social Security Trust Fund.. and put it into the general fund for the
tripling of military spending to General
Electric (his mentor for many years and one of the nation's biggest
war profiteers).

WOMEN'S RIGHTS
1. Women cannot be elders in the Mormon church. Romney as a lifetime Mormon and
bishop for 10 years has tithed to this church and enforced its policies.
2. Romney has flipflopped on abortion and prolife issues with 4 different positions at 4 different times.

First Romney's position was women should not be allowed by men to have abortions.

Second he ran for governor in Massachusetts and in order to be elected said women (who could die in childbirth) had the right to control decisions about their own bodies.

Third, after election, he vetoed bills allowing abortion or access to over the counter morning after pills. (Such contraception takes money away from gynecologists and hospitals.)

Fourth: Now after many decades of saying otherwise he in the October 16th debate said women should have access to contraceptives.
3. Ryan authored legislation which would deny abortions to the victims of incest
and rape.
4. Romney as bishop enforced the Mormon church policy that single women must be
excommunicated or give their baby up for adoption... Peggy Hayes, victim of this, has taken her story to the Boston Globe and BBC.
5. He vetoed a bill which would have made over the counter morning after
contraception available......

6. Ryan voted against equal pay for women who do equal work

TREASON

1. Republican representative Duncan Hunter, candidate for president in 2008,
accused Romney of treason as Romney had tried to pressure the Pentagon into
giving contracts to Chinese army connected Chinese company Huawei.

DEFICIT
1. Romney increased Massachusetts government debt by 2.6 billion dollars.
2. He left the next governor a billion dollar deficit.
3. Under his thumb, Massachusetts had the highest per capita debt in the nation.
4 Romney wants 2 TRILLION dollars more spent in corporate welfare to war
profiteers.
5 . The federal government had to pay the pensions of workers whose companies he
dismantled and whose pensions he raided.
6. Romney has supported each of the 3 illegal wars of Bush 1 and 2, whose
combined cost is greater than the national deficit.
7. Romney increased the debt of the Massachusetts government

UNIONS

1. Romney attempted unionbusting by outsourcing Massachusetts jobs to India.
2. Romney's contempt for the coalminer is shown in his promotion of the coal
industry despite miner deaths in methane explosions, cave-ins, suffocating black
lung disease.
3. Romney's entire outsourcing has been the exploitation of cheap labor in
countries
where child labor, no worker or environmental protection are in play.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
1. The US is not yet among the 7/8ths of the world's countries which have banned
government murder, the death penalty.
2. Only 8 of 50 US states have murdered prisoners this year. Romney tried and
failed to bring capital punishment back to
abolitionist Massachusetts.

RACISM
1. While some were in Vietnam and others were conscientiously objecting to the
Vietnam war, Romney was in Paris in 1969 telling
French blacks they could not be elders or priests in the Mormon church.
Threatened with a boycott by the NAACP in the 70′s the
church changed its policy.

2. Tea Party supporters of Romney have excluded blacks from events in at least 1 state.

BIG OIL

1. Would the biggest oil companies around the world be giving hundreds of millionsof dollars in contributions to Mitt Romney if they thought he would lower oil prices?

2. Why doesn't Romney admit that our Alaskan oil is going to Japan and China and that's where the Keystone Pipeline, if he were through fraud to be elected, and were big oil to prevail in bisecting the US with water poisoning pipe, would go?

3. Why does Romney want more neurotoxin Corexitand oil spills in the Gulf.

4. Why is it that corrupt Republican governors Walker of Wisconsin,Kasich of Ohio, and Scott of Florida have returned billions to the Obama administration, money designatedfor earth protecting mass transit? Big oil.

CONSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT
1. As a counselor and bishop of the Mormon church in Massachusetts, Romney
enforced the Mormon policy that single women who have
given birth must each give her baby to the church for adoption or face
excommunication. That policy is in conflict with the laws of the
US.

HEALTH
1. Romney and Ryan want to voucherize Medicare, leaving the health of the nation
to profit oriented insurance companies which continually try to eliminate those
in most need of help.
2. Paul Ryan supports obesity and waste by arranging dairy price subsidies for
Wisconsin dairy farms while
campaigning against such waste. Milk is designed to make a calf a 1000 lb.
animal in a few months and is a factor in American obesity.
http://notmilk.com
3. Romney's reddish complexion during the debates indicates a condition of
blocked arteries

ENVIRONMENT
1. Romney supports removing regulations re coal. This would continue to crush
workers in mine cave-ins, continue miner killing
methane explosions, black lung disease, acid rain, and add to the thousands
of square miles in WV, KY, PA, OH and other states
which look like barren moonscape because of mountaintop mining which poisons
the watershed, kills animals and destroys their habitat.
2. Romney supports nuclear power, despite Three Mile Island, Fukushima,
Chernobyl, boric acid leaks at nuclear plants in Lake Erie etc.
3. Romney has stated that the government should not support green power. In
effect that means the government should not protect the
citizens nor Mother Earth.
4. Romney does not want subsidies for mass transit. He and the Republican
governors of Wisconsin, Florida and Ohio are pawns of the
industry. The governors have sent back hundreds of millions to Washington in
order that their states continue to be pricegouged by
the oil industry and choked by gas fumes.

GENERAL REPUBLICAN CORRUPTION

Despite the fact that Republicans
1. control the major tv networks and virtually all of radio
(our airwaves they lease for pennies on the dollar)
2. control the propaganda firms calling themselves pollsters (the worst of which are
Rasmussen, Gallup and Pew)
3. control at least 81% of the alleged voting machines Election Systems and Software and
Dominion (the new owner of Diebold which twice installed Bush)
4. control mammon through the obscene donations of many such as Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino owner of fleecing joints in Nevada, Singapore, China, as well as a hawkish Israeli newspaper) (Adelson hopes his candidate will win and follow Netanyahu's hawkish agenda and and exempt his foreign holdings from tax)

ANIMAL PROTECTION

In 1997 Romney bought German animal torture company Behring and expanded its
animal research to Miami, Florida renaming it Dade Behring. He invested in
slaughterhouse products, brought brutal rodeo into the nonviolent Olympics, had
an aggressive promotion of toxic animal flesh ads on Clear Channel, refused to
sign a bill acknowledging the right of students to refuse to dissect animals in
biology classes, filled the state wildlife agency with that 4.5% of the
population which hunts,
treated his family dog terribly while breaking Massachusetts law. He has harmed
millions of animals. He said "I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter." Rob
Portman, touted as a possible vice presidential candidate, is a leader of the
drive to bring hunters into the national parks, endangering citizens, their
children, and international tourists, not to mention the animals. Paul Ryan
voted no on protecting horses and burros. Ryan has voted consistently for
rancher and dairy industry subsidies which benefit Wisconsin agribusiness
cartels.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1638065,00.html

Romney initiated, despite the protest of many humane societies and animal rights
groups, brutal calf roping rodeos in the Olympics, events in which calves,
horses and bulls have their necks broken, their legs fractured. Romney,
prevented Massachusetts students from avoiding brutal dissection, kept hunters
and fishers disproportionately on Massachusetts agencies, bought vivisection
companies, tithes to the Mormon church which owns the biggest cattle ranch in
Florida etc.

1. ANIMALS KILLED IN WARS

Romney has supported and continues to support
every illegal animal-bombing war of our government, (wanting 50,000 more troops
but not his own 5 sons to go to war). In the wars he supported, bears have been
sealed forever into caves in which they hibernated, birds have been burned by
bombs, animals have been blinded, donkeys and dogs have been shot at
checkpoints, dogs have been blown apart as minesniffers, dolphins forced into
being bomb carriers, etc.

2. ROMNEY PURCHASE OR PROMOTION OF ANIMAL RESEARCH (VIVISECTION) COMPANIES

Romney bought a German vivisection company Behring in 1997 as CEO and the only
voting stockholder of Bain Capital, which entity he acquired with the help of
LDS capital. He renamed Behring Dade Behring and expanded its animal research to
include Miami Florida. That company is now Siemens. In addition he invited
vivisector (animal researcher) Bristol Myers Squibb to Massachusetts. He was on
the board of Damon Clinical Laboratories, an animal research company which had
to pay 83 million dollars in fines for Medicare fraud.

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/bristol-myer\
\
-shareholder-campaign.aspx

http://vet.sagepub.com/content/32/1/78.full.pdf

3. RYAN ROMNEY'S SELECTED VP CANDIDATE VOTED FOR HUNTING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS
Paul Ryan, Romney's pick for the Republican VP candidate, voted to bring hunting
to our national parks. Where do you stand, Mr Romney, on Mormon senator Tester,
a cattle rancher, leading the Senate Republican drive to have hunters stalk
animals in our
national parks? In addition, Senator Rob Portman, Romney's debate coach, once
touted by Romney operatives as a vice presidental possibility, is working to
have hunting in our parks, hunting
which endangers tourists, children, and animals.

4. ROMNEY INTRODUCED BRUTAL RODEO OVER OBJECTIONS INTO THE SALT LAKE CITY
OLYMPICS, TURNING THEM INTO BLOOD SPORTS PURVEYORS

Eric Mills of Action For Animals
http://afa-online.org was one of a group who
met with Mitt Romney and other animal guardians who asked him not to introduce
brutal rodeo to the Olympics. He would not cancel the rodeo, not even the most
brutal event: calf roping which breaks the necks and legs of the innocent
mammals. The Romneys sat in the stand cheering the calf roping event.

Rodeos frequently break the necks and legs of humans, calves and horses.

5. ROMNEY VETOED A BILL WHICH RECOGNIZES STUDENT RIGHT NOT TO DISSECT ANIMALS

Romney vetoed in 2004 a bill which would honor students' rights not to carve up
living or dead animals in biology and medical school classes. As an explanation
he wrote

. . . biomedical research is an important component of the CommonwealthÂ's
economy and job creation. This bill would send the unintended message that
animal research is frowned upon."

http://neavs.org

http://animalrights.net/2004/massachusetts-governor-vetoes-anti-dissecti/

6. ROMNEY BROKE MASSACHUSETTS LAW IN TRANSPORTING THE FAMILY DOG ON THE ROOF FOR
1200 MILES.

http://dogsagainstromney.com

7. PACKING THE MASSACHUSETTS WILDLIFE AGENCY WITH HUNTERS

Romney appointed a raft of animal unfriendly people to the state Fisheries and
Wildlife Board, says, HSUS, even though Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly
passed a ballot measure calling for more animal protection..

8.ROMNEY SELECTED A BOWHUNTER AS HIS RUNNING MATE

It is indeed ironic that Matthew Scully, author of Dominion, wrote the
convention acceptance of nomination speech for Paul Ryan, since this is what
Matthew Scully has to say about bowhunting.

"Bow hunting is not only cruel, it's highly ineffective, with a 50 percent
crippling loss, leaving victims to bleed to death, die of gangrene, or be killed
by other predators. Some `sport'! When was the last time you saw a Native
American use bow and arrows?

4.5% of Americans hunt, most for meat, some for trophies or to inflict
suffering. The only reason to use an arrow over a rifle is to inflict suffering
on animals.

9. ROMNEY HAS RECEIVED BY FAR MORE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BUTCHERS, ANIMAL
RESEARCHERS, FACTORY FARMERS, HUNTERS.

Romney's list of corporate contributions includes thousands of animal abuse
conglomerates such as those who contribute to the socalled Center For Consumer
Freedom, an animal rights attack site.

10. FAST FOOD CONGLOMERATES LOVE ROMNEY

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/07/why-fast-food-loves-mitt-romney

11. ROMNEY IS FINANCIALLY LINKED TO THE MORMON ESTABLISHMENT ANIMAL ABUSE

gave to and received millions from the Mormon establishment whose Utah senators
work to protect the many factory farms, ranches, and slaughterhouse operations
owned by Mormons. Mormon controlled Utah is one of 2 states which have outlawed
the filming of factory farms, slaughterhouses, fur farms, animal research
operations. The LDS church owns the biggest animal concentration camp in
Florida, Deseret Ranches, with holdings of over 312,000 acres in 3 Florida
counties, as well as Farmland Reserve Ind, owning 228,000 acres in Nebraska,
51,600 in Osage County Oklahoma etc. etc.and gave Romney money to buy Bain
Capital. When Ezra Taft Benson, Mormon, was Secretary of Agriculture in the
Eisenhower administration, he heavily promoted animal flesh and dairy products.

12. HIS NETWORK CLEAR CHANNEL PROMOTES ANIMAL SUFFERING

advertised animal flesh constantly on illegally acquired Clear Channel, itself
an illegal network. . Clear Channel stations constantly advertise animal and
fish flesh, eggs and dairy. The US has the highest rate of food ads in the
world. This is correlated to obesity, animal agony, and human disease. In
addition some Clear Channel stations advertise stores selling spring bows and
arrows, the barbaric sport of Paul Ryan. Romney's Clear Channel talk show hosts
with few exceptions cut off animal rights callers.

13. TROPHY HUNTING

It is largely Republicans who belong to the Safari Club, a gathering of rich
trophy hunters who go around the world murdering rare endangered species animals
from helicopters or with highpowered rifles. There is a higher percentage of
Republicans than Democrats who dine on osso buco (the flesh of a baby calf
electroded away from his mother), caviar (eggs ripped from sturgeons), on pate
de foie gras (made by forcefeeding geese with tubes stuck down their throats).

14. GLOBAL HEATING FROM REPUBLICAN POLICIES CAUSES FAMINE, DROUGHT TO ANIMALS AS
WELL AS PEOPLE

Those who like Romney are invested in animal slaughter must be silent about
their correlation to global heating, to famine, drought, many varieties of
cancer, heart attacks and strokes, food poisoning, kidney breakdown, etc.

15. AS HEAD OF BAIN CAPITAL ROMNEY INVESTED IN ANIMAL SLAUGHTER IN SEVERAL WAYS

invested Bain Capital in animal slaughter as its president, CEO and only voting
stock owner. Domino's Pizza is one of the meat purveyors that Romney bought.

16. IN MANY INSTANCES ROMNEY'S CLEAR CHANNEL STATIONS

advertise barbaric bow and arrow stores 14b. Some of them promote hunting by
having weekly or daily hunting shows.

17. HORSE SLAUGHTER

At the request of the Humane Society of the US, PETA, and other groups, Congress
passed a bill reintroducing horse slaughterhouses into the US, since the
transportation of the horses to Mexico and Canada was even worse, with more
cruel slaughterhouse conditions. This was a bipartisan effort about which
animal rights activists have been divided.

18. Unfortunately politics forces us to take sides. Please side with the
innocent voiceless and helpless animals.

********************************************************************************

The Mormon church to which Romney has given millions, a church which does less
charity than others and which funnels the virtually forced tithing of its
members into more businesses than other churches, helped Romney purchase Bain
Capital and forbids caffein, dioxypurine, but is silent about the far more
harmful and addictive trioxypurine (uric acid, pre-urine) in animal flesh, the
chief cause of crippling arthritis. A US government study comparing Adventists
(a religion promoting vegan diet) to Mormons, since neither group advocates
smoking or drinking. The study found that the average 7th Day Adventist lives 7
years longer than the average Mormon.

Recently a study by Harvard, itself the biggest gobbler of vivisection dollars
from the US Government with an investment portfolio heavily invested in animal
flesh, nevertheless found with a 28 year study of 21,000 people that those who
ate 3 ounces of mammal flesh daily were 13% more likely to die before the study
was completed.

***************************************************************

PAUL RYAN'S RECORD OF HARMING ANIMALS

Ryan is a member of the blood sports caucus of Congress.

Normally psychopathic serial killers like to hide their deeds, but many
bowhunters like Ted Nugent who threatened the life of President Obama recently
and was questioned by the Secret Service like to advertise their sadism. Serial
killers according to FBI and other profilers have had childhoods or young
adulthoods as butchers, hunters, laboratory researchers, or backgrounds as
trained killers in the military. Some bowhunters even form into groups called
"Christian Bowhunters", the diabolical opposite of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. In
the picture above, Rudolph has been slain but it is Ryan who has the red nose.
Rifles are more accurate and less painful than bowhunting. The only reason for
bowhunting is male ego or the desire to inflict pain. Arrow shafts go several
inches into the muscles, the tendons, the eyes, the nose, the testicles or other
parts of deer and other hunted animals. As Eric Mills and others have written,
half of the victims of bowhunters die of gangrene or other effects of unremoved
arrows. A former Cleveland Brown football player who has a talk show has stated
he doesn't like bowhunting. A fawn wandered into his back yard, able to walk on
only 3 legs with an arrow sticking out of the 4th.

Paul Ryan is a noodler. He likes to catch catfish barehanded, a practice illegal
in 38 states. Does he then a. strangle them? b. throw them in a corner slowly to
suffocate c. chop off their heads d. throw them back having harmed them for
`sport'.

Why does he enjoy inflicting pain on helpless voiceless creatures?

Wisconsin has had more acknowledged Mad Deer (cervine spongiform encephalopathy)
than any other state. Stalking hunters have been angered by the very careful
investigation by the natural resources department of the state, to the point
that Republican governor Walker, still in office because of Republican vote
fraud in Wisconsin, and other Wisconsin Republican leaders in the state have
promised to reduce the control of the wildlife department, thus endangering
stalking hunters and everyone else in the state who eats lethally infected
venison.

Only 4.5% of our nation kill mammals in blood sport or for meat. Nonegotistical
hunters who want meat for their tables but do not like to cause unnecessary
suffering use rifles not bows and arrows. One deer was seen still alive with 12
arrows sticking into him.

Ryan also in Congress voted against protecting horses as well as opposing
endangered species legislation.

As head of the House budget committee, Ryan engineered hundreds of billions of
dollars at a time to the illegal war in Afghanistan, thereby causing untold
numbers of animals, birds to be crushed by tanks, burned and bombed, etc.

*********************************************

Noodling catfish is illegal in several states. Has Ryan broken the law?

Catfish are bottom feeders, meaning that like shellfish they are coprophagous,
eating the waste of others… to eat them is a good way to contract hepatitis.

Picture is of bowhunter Paul Ryan with a deer he murdered.

Issues2000 does not consider the animal rights movement supported by billions
around the world to be important enough to list. Votesmart says it has no key
votes of Romney on this issue, underlining he has had no federal experience but
ignoring his 4 years as Massachusetts governor.

http://www.petitiononline.com/lovepigs

Whether you want to vote antiwar Libertarian, war ending in 2014 as Obama has
planned or other please vote against Romney.
http://garyjohnson2012.com
http://barackobama.com

VETOES
1. While Romney claimed in the debate he worked well with political opponents, Romney had a record breaking 844 vetoes as governor of Massachusetts. 707
were overridden by the legislature. There were several instances of unanimous overrides, as the 13% of the legislature who were Republican joined in publicly recording their opposition to his tactics.
2. Romney vetoed a bill which provided elevators to the disabled. Later he
would, in his 5th home, a 12 million dollar one, put car elevators in his 2
floor garage.
3. He vetoed a minimum wage bill.
4. He vetoed over the counter access to the morning after pill.
5. He vetoed $220,000 in shelters for the homeless.
6. He vetoed glasses for the poorest of the poor.
7. Shortly after election Romney proposed eliminating preferential hiring for
veterans.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/07/1141372/-ATTN-VETERANS-As-Gov-R\
TOED-Support-for-VETS
8. He vetoed a bill recognizing students' right to refuse to carve up living or
dead animals in biology or premed classes.
9. Romney claimed he worked well with Democrats in Massachusetts. In reality he
was an obstructionist governor whose vetoes were
so commonly overridden that he was an ineffective governor as well.

CORRUPTION
1 Romney was board member of Damon, a company indicted for Medicare fraud and
fined 83 million dollars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuUvq2ierHE
2. Romney raided pension funds, stole corporate assets. As workers fell into
poverty, Romney became a quarter-billionaire. Can such a man be trusted with the
Social Security Fund?
3. Romney under public scrutiny ended his Swiss bank relationship.
4. Romney is still evading taxes with Cayman Islands accounts.
5. In Massachusetts, Romney cut taxes only for the very rich.
6. Romney as head of Bain Capital bought Clear Channel radio network, itself a
network in violation of original FCC rules. Therefore
his radio station hosts are promoting his campaign 24×4.
7. Romney has raised over a billion dollars for his campaign which means that
after November 6th, he will have profiteered from all the ads that his campaign,
Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and Sheldon Adelson have run on Clear Channel
stations.
8. Republicans control over 81% of the voting machine companies in the US.
Diebold sold its machines to Dominion of Canada which
arranged for Governor Walker's recall. Election Systems and Software CEO Chuck
Hagel installed himself as a US senator from
Nebraska, counting his own votes. What other country allows the party of the
rich to control the count?
9. Romney's tax plan would give 500 billion in tax cuts to 120,000 families.

10. Romney is 20 points behind where he was a governor (Massachusetts) and 7 points behind where he lived (Michigan).

11. Romney ran an espionage operation against twice New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, attempting to keep him out of the limelight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/us/politics/gary-johnson-the-libertari

JOBS LOSS THOUGH ROMNEY CLAIMS HE IS A JOB CREATOR
1. Romney outsourced calls to India while governor.
2. In his term, Massachusetts was 47th of 50 states in job creation.
3. Romney fired tens of thousands of people as CEO and sole voting stock holder
of Bain Capital
4. Romney's tax plan would give tax credit to companies outsourcing to China, Mexico and
other countries.
5. Romney tried to pressure the Pentagon into giving American jobs to Chinese
company Huawei, a company connected to the Chinese army.

6. Romney lost 44,000 manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/07/

7. In his only political experience, Romney as 1 term governor of Massachusetts
brought the unemployment rate down less than 1%

8. Romney's Bain Capital is planning on exporting Freeport Illinois jobs to China

WAR
1. Romney during the Bush years asked for 50,000 more troops for the illegal
Bush invasion of Iraq. Asked by a reporter about his own military service,he had
none. Asked about his 5 sons, none of them either had military service. Yet he
wanted to send others into harm's way for the agenda of warwagers, war
profiteers and petroplutocrat fat cats.
2. Romney wants the war in Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires, to continue
endlessly.

3. Ryan voted several times for more money for the 3 illegal Bush wars whose cost has been greater than the US deficit and whose cost is a trillion a year in interest to bankers in China, Japan, Israel, Switzerland, the UK, Canada etc.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS
1. Women cannot be elders in the Mormon church. Romney as a lifetime Mormon and bishop for 10 years has tithed to
this church and enforced its policies.
2. Romney has flipflopped on abortion and prolife issues. Some say that in order
to be elected governor he took a temporary prolife stance.
3. Ryan authored legislation which would deny abortions to the victims of incest
and rape.

4. Romney as bishop enforced the Mormon

church policy that single women must be excommunicated or give their baby up for adoption...

5. He vetoed a bill which would have made over the counter morning after

contraception available......

TREASON

1. Republican representative Duncan Hunter, candidate for president in 2008,
accused Romney of treason as Romney had tried to pressure the Pentagon into
giving contracts to Chinese army connected Chinese company Huawei.

DEFICIT
1. Romney increased Massachusetts government debt by 2.6 billion dollars.

2. He left the next governor a billion dollar deficit.

3. Under his thumb, Massachusetts had the highest per capita debt in the nation.

4 Romney wants 2 TRILLION dollars more spent in corporate welfare to war
profiteers.
5 . The federal government had to pay the pensions of workers whose companies he
dismantled and whose pensions he raided.
6. Romney has supported each of the 3 illegal wars of Bush 1 and 2, whose
combined cost is greater than the national deficit.
7. Romney increased the debt of the Massachusetts government

UNIONS

1. Romney attempted unionbusting by outsourcing Massachusetts jobs to India.

2. Romney's contempt for the coalminer is shown in his promotion of the coal industry despite miner deaths in methane explosions, cave-ins, suffocating black lung disease.

3. Romney's entire outsourcing has been the exploitation of cheap labor in countries

where child labor, no worker or environmental protection are in play.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
1. The US is not yet among the 7/8ths of the world's countries which have banned
government murder, the death penalty.
2. Only 8 of 50 US states have murdered prisoners this year. Romney tried and
failed to bring capital punishment back to
abolitionist Massachusetts.

RACISM
1. While some were in Vietnam and others were conscientiously objecting to the
Vietnam war, Romney was in Paris in 1969 telling
French blacks they could not be elders or priests in the Mormon church.
Threatened with a boycott by the NAACP in the 70′s the
church changed its policy.

CONSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT
1. As a counselor and bishop of the Mormon church in Massachusetts, Romney
enforced the Mormon policy that single women who have
given birth must each give her baby to the church for adoption or face
excommunication. That policy is in conflict with the laws of the
US.

HEALTH
1. Romney and Ryan want to voucherize Medicare, leaving the health of the nation to profit oriented insurance companies which continually try to eliminate those in most need of help.

2. Paul Ryan supports obesity and waste by arranging dairy price subsidies for
Wisconsin dairy farms while
campaigning against such waste. Milk is designed to make a calf a 1000 lb.
animal in a few months
and is a factor in American obesity.

3. There's only 1 reason Romney signed a health care bill in Massachusetts. He vetoed 844 bills, of which 707 were overridden, some unanimously as Republicans too overrode him. He knew if he did not sign the health care bill it would be overridden.

http://notmilk.com

3. Romney's reddish complexion during the debates indicates a condition of blocked arteries

ENVIRONMENT
1. Romney supports removing regulations re coal. This would continue to crush
workers in mine cave-ins, continue miner killing
methane explosions, black lung disease, acid rain, and add to the thousands
of square miles in WV, KY, PA, OH and other states
which look like barren moonscape because of mountaintop mining which poisons
the watershed, kills animals and destroys their habitat.
2. Romney supports nuclear power, despite Three Mile Island, Fukushima,
Chernobyl, boric acid leaks at nuclear plants in Lake Erie etc.
3. Romney has stated that the government should not support green power. In
effect that means the government should not protect the
citizens nor Mother Earth.
4. Romney does not want subsidies for mass transit. He and the Republican
governors of Wisconsin, Florida and Ohio are pawns of the
industry. The governors have sent back hundreds of millions to Washington in
order that their states continue to be pricegouged by
the oil industry and choked by gas fumes.

ANIMAL PROTECTION

In 1997 Romney bought German animal torture company Behring and expanded its
animal research to Miami, Florida renaming it Dade Behring. He invested in
slaughterhouse products, brought brutal rodeo into the nonviolent Olympics, had
an aggressive promotion of toxic animal flesh ads on Clear Channel, refused to
sign a bill acknowledging the right of students to refuse to dissect animals in
biology classes, filled the state wildlife agency with that 4.5% of the
population which hunts,
treated his family dog terribly while breaking Massachusetts law. He has harmed
millions of animals. He said "I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter." Rob
Portman, touted as a possible vice presidential candidate, is a leader of the
drive to bring hunters into the national parks, endangering citizens, their
children, and international tourists, not to mention the animals. Paul Ryan
voted no on protecting horses and burros. Ryan has voted consistently for
rancher and dairy industry subsidies which benefit Wisconsin agribusiness
cartels.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1638065,00.html

Romney initiated, despite the protest of many humane societies and animal rights
groups, brutal calf roping rodeos in the Olympics, events in which calves,
horses and bulls have their necks broken, their legs fractured. Romney,
prevented Massachusetts students from avoiding brutal dissection, kept hunters
and fishers disproportionately on Massachusetts agencies, bought vivisection
companies, tithes to the Mormon church which owns the biggest cattle ranch in
Florida etc.

1. ANIMALS KILLED IN WARS

Romney has supported and continues to support
every illegal animal-bombing war of our government, (wanting 50,000 more troops
but not his own 5 sons to go to war). In the wars he supported, bears have been
sealed forever into caves in which they hibernated, birds have been burned by
bombs, animals have been blinded, donkeys and dogs have been shot at
checkpoints, dogs have been blown apart as minesniffers, dolphins forced into
being bomb carriers, etc.

2. ROMNEY PURCHASE OR PROMOTION OF ANIMAL RESEARCH (VIVISECTION) COMPANIES

Romney bought a German vivisection company Behring in 1997 as CEO and the only
voting stockholder of Bain Capital, which entity he acquired with the help of
LDS capital. He renamed Behring Dade Behring and expanded its animal research to
include Miami Florida. That company is now Siemens. In addition he invited
vivisector (animal researcher) Bristol Myers Squibb to Massachusetts. He was on
the board of Damon Clinical Laboratories, an animal research company which had
to pay 83 million dollars in fines for Medicare fraud.

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/bristol-myer\
-shareholder-campaign.aspx

http://vet.sagepub.com/content/32/1/78.full.pdf

3. RYAN ROMNEY'S SELECTED VP CANDIDATE VOTED FOR HUNTING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS
Paul Ryan, Romney's pick for the Republican VP candidate, voted to bring hunting
to our national parks. Where do you stand, Mr Romney, on Mormon senator Tester,
a cattle rancher, leading the Senate Republican drive to have hunters stalk
animals in our
national parks? In addition, Senator Rob Portman, Romney's debate coach, once
touted by Romney operatives as a vice presidental possibility, is working to
have hunting in our parks, hunting
which endangers tourists, children, and animals.

4. ROMNEY INTRODUCED BRUTAL RODEO OVER OBJECTIONS INTO THE SALT LAKE CITY
OLYMPICS, TURNING THEM INTO BLOOD SPORTS PURVEYORS

Eric Mills of Action For Animals
http://afa-online.org was one of a group who
met with Mitt Romney and other animal guardians who asked him not to introduce
brutal rodeo to the Olympics. He would not cancel the rodeo, not even the most
brutal event: calf roping which breaks the necks and legs of the innocent
mammals. The Romneys sat in the stand cheering the calf roping event.

Rodeos frequently break the necks and legs of humans, calves and horses.

5. ROMNEY VETOED A BILL WHICH RECOGNIZES STUDENT RIGHT NOT TO DISSECT ANIMALS

Romney vetoed in 2004 a bill which would honor students' rights not to carve up
living or dead animals in biology and medical school classes. As an explanation
he wrote

. . . biomedical research is an important component of the CommonwealthÂ's
economy and job creation. This bill would send the unintended message that
animal research is frowned upon."

http://neavs.org

http://animalrights.net/2004/massachusetts-governor-vetoes-anti-dissecti/

6. ROMNEY BROKE MASSACHUSETTS LAW IN TRANSPORTING THE FAMILY DOG ON THE ROOF FOR
1200 MILES.

http://dogsagainstromney.com

7. PACKING THE MASSACHUSETTS WILDLIFE AGENCY WITH HUNTERS

Romney appointed a raft of animal unfriendly people to the state Fisheries and
Wildlife Board, says, HSUS, even though Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly
passed a ballot measure calling for more animal protection..

8.ROMNEY SELECTED A BOWHUNTER AS HIS RUNNING MATE

It is indeed ironic that Matthew Scully, author of Dominion, wrote the
convention acceptance of nomination speech for Paul Ryan, since this is what
Matthew Scully has to say about bowhunting.

"Bow hunting is not only cruel, it's highly ineffective, with a 50 percent
crippling loss, leaving victims to bleed to death, die of gangrene, or be killed
by other predators. Some `sport'! When was the last time you saw a Native
American use bow and arrows?

4.5% of Americans hunt, most for meat, some for trophies or to inflict
suffering. The only reason to use an arrow over a rifle is to inflict suffering
on animals.

9. ROMNEY HAS RECEIVED BY FAR MORE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BUTCHERS, ANIMAL
RESEARCHERS, FACTORY FARMERS, HUNTERS.

Romney's list of corporate contributions includes thousands of animal abuse
conglomerates such as those who contribute to the socalled Center For Consumer
Freedom, an animal rights attack site.

10. FAST FOOD CONGLOMERATES LOVE ROMNEY

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/07/why-fast-food-loves-mitt-romney

11. ROMNEY IS FINANCIALLY LINKED TO THE MORMON ESTABLISHMENT ANIMAL ABUSE

gave to and received millions from the Mormon establishment whose Utah senators
work to protect the many factory farms, ranches, and slaughterhouse operations
owned by Mormons. Mormon controlled Utah is one of 2 states which have outlawed
the filming of factory farms, slaughterhouses, fur farms, animal research
operations. The LDS church owns the biggest animal concentration camp in
Florida, Deseret Ranches, with holdings of over 312,000 acres in 3 Florida
counties, as well as Farmland Reserve Ind, owning 228,000 acres in Nebraska,
51,600 in Osage County Oklahoma etc. etc.and gave Romney money to buy Bain
Capital. When Ezra Taft Benson, Mormon, was Secretary of Agriculture in the
Eisenhower administration, he heavily promoted animal flesh and dairy products.

12. HIS NETWORK CLEAR CHANNEL PROMOTES ANIMAL SUFFERING

advertised animal flesh constantly on illegally acquired Clear Channel, itself
an illegal network. . Clear Channel stations constantly advertise animal and
fish flesh, eggs and dairy. The US has the highest rate of food ads in the
world. This is correlated to obesity, animal agony, and human disease. In
addition some Clear Channel stations advertise stores selling spring bows and
arrows, the barbaric sport of Paul Ryan. Romney's Clear Channel talk show hosts
with few exceptions cut off animal rights callers.

13. TROPHY HUNTING

It is largely Republicans who belong to the Safari Club, a gathering of rich
trophy hunters who go around the world murdering rare endangered species animals
from helicopters or with highpowered rifles. There is a higher percentage of
Republicans than Democrats who dine on osso buco (the flesh of a baby calf
electroded away from his mother), caviar (eggs ripped from sturgeons), on pate
de foie gras (made by forcefeeding geese with tubes stuck down their throats).

14. GLOBAL HEATING FROM REPUBLICAN POLICIES CAUSES FAMINE, DROUGHT TO ANIMALS AS
WELL AS PEOPLE

Those who like Romney are invested in animal slaughter must be silent about
their correlation to global heating, to famine, drought, many varieties of
cancer, heart attacks and strokes, food poisoning, kidney breakdown, etc.

15. AS HEAD OF BAIN CAPITAL ROMNEY INVESTED IN ANIMAL SLAUGHTER IN SEVERAL WAYS

invested Bain Capital in animal slaughter as its president, CEO and only voting
stock owner. Domino's Pizza is one of the meat purveyors that Romney bought.

16. IN MANY INSTANCES ROMNEY'S CLEAR CHANNEL STATIONS

advertise barbaric bow and arrow stores 14b. Some of them promote hunting by
having weekly or daily hunting shows.

17. HORSE SLAUGHTER

At the request of the Humane Society of the US, PETA, and other groups, Congress
passed a bill reintroducing horse slaughterhouses into the US, since the
transportation of the horses to Mexico and Canada was even worse, with more
cruel slaughterhouse conditions. This was a bipartisan effort about which
animal rights activists have been divided.

18. Unfortunately politics forces us to take sides. Please side with the
innocent voiceless and helpless animals.

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The Mormon church to which Romney has given millions, a church which does less
charity than others and which funnels the virtually forced tithing of its
members into more businesses than other churches, helped Romney purchase Bain
Capital and forbids caffein, dioxypurine, but is silent about the far more
harmful and addictive trioxypurine (uric acid, pre-urine) in animal flesh, the
chief cause of crippling arthritis. A US government study comparing Adventists
(a religion promoting vegan diet) to Mormons, since neither group advocates
smoking or drinking. The study found that the average 7th Day Adventist lives 7
years longer than the average Mormon.

Recently a study by Harvard, itself the biggest gobbler of vivisection dollars
from the US Government with an investment portfolio heavily invested in animal
flesh, nevertheless found with a 28 year study of 21,000 people that those who
ate 3 ounces of mammal flesh daily were 13% more likely to die before the study
was completed.

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PAUL RYAN'S RECORD OF HARMING ANIMALS

Ryan is a member of the blood sports caucus of Congress.

Normally psychopathic serial killers like to hide their deeds, but many
bowhunters like Ted Nugent who threatened the life of President Obama recently
and was questioned by the Secret Service like to advertise their sadism. Serial
killers according to FBI and other profilers have had childhoods or young
adulthoods as butchers, hunters, laboratory researchers, or backgrounds as
trained killers in the military. Some bowhunters even form into groups called
"Christian Bowhunters", the diabolical opposite of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. In
the picture above, Rudolph has been slain but it is Ryan who has the red nose.
Rifles are more accurate and less painful than bowhunting. The only reason for
bowhunting is male ego or the desire to inflict pain. Arrow shafts go several
inches into the muscles, the tendons, the eyes, the nose, the testicles or other
parts of deer and other hunted animals. As Eric Mills and others have written,
half of the victims of bowhunters die of gangrene or other effects of unremoved
arrows. A former Cleveland Brown football player who has a talk show has stated
he doesn't like bowhunting. A fawn wandered into his back yard, able to walk on
only 3 legs with an arrow sticking out of the 4th.

Paul Ryan is a noodler. He likes to catch catfish barehanded, a practice illegal
in 38 states. Does he then a. strangle them? b. throw them in a corner slowly to
suffocate c. chop off their heads d. throw them back having harmed them for
`sport'.

Why does he enjoy inflicting pain on helpless voiceless creatures?

Wisconsin has had more acknowledged Mad Deer (cervine spongiform encephalopathy)
than any other state. Stalking hunters have been angered by the very careful
investigation by the natural resources department of the state, to the point
that Republican governor Walker, still in office because of Republican vote
fraud in Wisconsin, and other Wisconsin Republican leaders in the state have
promised to reduce the control of the wildlife department, thus endangering
stalking hunters and everyone else in the state who eats lethally infected
venison.

Only 4.5% of our nation kill mammals in blood sport or for meat. Nonegotistical
hunters who want meat for their tables but do not like to cause unnecessary
suffering use rifles not bows and arrows. One deer was seen still alive with 12
arrows sticking into him.

Ryan also in Congress voted against protecting horses as well as opposing
endangered species legislation.

As head of the House budget committee, Ryan engineered hundreds of billions of
dollars at a time to the illegal war in Afghanistan, thereby causing untold
numbers of animals, birds to be crushed by tanks, burned and bombed, etc.

*********************************************

Noodling catfish is illegal in several states. Has Ryan broken the law?

Catfish are bottom feeders, meaning that like shellfish they are coprophagous,
eating the waste of others… to eat them is a good way to contract hepatitis.

Picture is of bowhunter Paul Ryan with a deer he murdered.

Issues2000 does not consider the animal rights movement supported by billions
around the world to be important enough to list. Votesmart says it has no key
votes of Romney on this issue, underlining he has had no federal experience but
ignoring his 4 years as Massachusetts governor.

http://www.petitiononline.com/lovepigs

Whether you want to vote antiwar Libertarian, war ending in 2014 as Obama has
planned or other please vote against Romney.
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