Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Capital Idea

What a difference a strongarm makes.

Back when he was a Fraud Candidate, Willard Mitt claimed to support campaign finance reform. His minions even claimed that he had "proposed an innovative financing plan that would shift the burden off taxpayers and onto candidates." (source: Worcester T&G, 10/17/2002)

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Burden Sharing.

Now that Willard Mitt has the power of taxation behind him, he's dropped his 'innovative financing plan' and seemingly moved to shift the burden off candidates, and onto corporations.

It seems that local corporations are flooding state GOP accounts with hundreds of thousands of dollars in new contributions. (source: Boston Globe, 9/21/2004)

Shortly after taking office, the Fraud Governor threatened to legalise expanded gambling in Massachusetts unless "gambling operators" in neighboring states forked over $20 million each. (source: UPI, 2/12/2003)

Romney's "plan" was immediately labelled for what it was: extortion.

So what did Romney promise the executives who lined the GOP accounts?

Or are they all 'reformers', too?


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