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I saw a billboard with two messages on it. On one side there was a column with the heading “Romney’s Free Market,” with a list of Bain Capital investment of private dollars in the following companies: AMC Entertainment, Burger King, Burlington Coat Co., Clear Channel Communications, Dominos Pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts, Guitar Center, Sports Authority, Staples, Toys R Us and Warner Music. It has been years since Mr. Romney led Bain. Each of these organizations is still performing well and some employ thousands of people.

The second list was headed “Obama’s Socialism” – President Obama invested billions of taxpayer dollars in: Solyndra (bankrupt), Enter 1 (bankrupt), Beacon Power (bankrupt), Abound Solar (bankrupt), Spectra Watt (bankrupt) and Eastern Energy (bankrupt). Each of the above defunct organizations contributed money to President Obama.

Redistribution meets crony capitalism? Consider how the president sounded when he flippantly admitted the shovel-ready jobs weren’t quite shovel ready. Consider the fear in the hearts of 23 million underemployed and unemployed Americans.

This election is about jobs. Who do you think would be better at creating jobs during the next four years, the guy who has actually done it or the guy who has offered nothing but spending, deficits and failed government control?

—James A. Hofmann


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