Mitt Romney is by far the biggest liar that I can remember in Presidential politics. This latest though is just a step too far:
Despite his 2008 call to “let Detroit go bankrupt,” presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that he would “take a lot of credit” for his impact on the U.S. automobile industry’s comeback.
During an interview with WEWS-TV in Cleveland following a campaign stop, Romney said his views helped save the industry.
“I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy,” Romney said. “And finally, when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet. So I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.”
Here’s what Romney said in 2009 about Obama’s plan:
GM’s new proposal, clearly produced under government duress, is worse than virtually any of the alternatives. It would give GM to the UAW and the U.S. government and make taxpayers pick up the bills. Of course, billions more from government would be drawn down right away. But the UAW could also depend on the Obama administration to keep up the subsidy for years and years to come. Government and Union co-ownership: It would be as ineffective as it is un-American.
The right course for GM is an out-of-court restructuring or bankruptcy. Either would keep the company in business and rid it of burdensome costs, work rules and obligations. The government could backstop the post-restructuring debt, helping the company get on its feet. GM must not fail: If its costs are brought in line with its competition, it can ultimately thrive and grow jobs. What is proposed is even worse than bankruptcy–it would make GM the living dead.
The living dead? Really? And just three months ago in a Detroit op-ed Romney wrote:
Three years ago, in the midst of an economic crisis, a newly elected President Barack Obama stepped in with a bailout for the auto industry. The indisputable good news is that Chrysler and General Motors are still in business. The equally indisputable bad news is that all the defects in President Obama’s management of the American economy are evident in what he did.
Really, Mitt? This is what you “deserve a lot of credit” for?
People always say to never trust a politician. Mitt Romney is a perfect reason for this. His positions change constantly and he flat out lies to people. This lie today is so blatant though that any American, right or left, should look at him in disgust. If I was the GOP I would be cringing even more than the left, as the GOP has and still denounces the bailout ; something their candidate know wants a lot of credit for.