Ok, I've had it with Mitt Romney. Here's the scoop. Romney and McCain have been campaigning the past 2 days in Michigan for the upcoming primary. As Michigan has a large amount of auto-workers, jobs/outsourcing is obviously a key issue in the state.
Romney said the new auto standards that congress recently passed (would require auto manufacturers to increase fuel economy to a mean of 35 mpg by the year 2020 would "help the foreign manufacturers and hurt us." Romney also criticized McCain for asserting that state jobs lost overseas are "not coming back," calling it defeatist.
McCain, instead, said he would be "ashamed and embarrassed" if he were to claim that old jobs were coming back. Instead, McCain proposes improved retraining programs for those who lost their jobs.
I cannot believe the economic protectionist garbage that is coming out of Romney's mouth. He is pandering again!! That statement also shows that he is not committed to alleviating our dependence on foreign fuel and would rather make a few thousand voters in Michigan happy rather than worry about combating global warming and protecting the enviroment. Messing with free markets and momentum are not good things. You see, the best thing that could happen to the US and the world if for oil prices to skyrocket. That is the only thing that will real "fuel" an impetus to becoming a greener country and utilize more clean and renewable sources of energy. Competition for profits is the only thing that will inspire the movement of alternative energy. If gas prices are very high, then consumers want to buy more fuel-efficient vehicles, which motivates car manufacturers to create more efficient vehicles. If we artificially tamper with these free market forces, then will never break out from the shackles from our dependence on foreign fuel from terrorist-sponsoring countries.
Finally, as John McCain said last week in the debate, "We send $400 billion a year overseas to oil-producing countries. Some of that money will end up in the hands of terrorist organizations....we have to eliminate this dependency on foreign oil because it is a national security issue".
Please do not vote for the flip-flopping, pandering, slimy Mitt Romney. If you are going to vote Republican, vote for someone with some integrity like John McCain.