Romney’s motivation is personal wealth
We hear a lot of talk about Mitt Romney’s experience as a job creator, but I caution you to not be fooled by the sound bite. Let’s take a look at the true motivation for his success in the business world.
He was not driven by any deep ideological conviction that the creation of jobs was good for the strength of the nation. His motivation was wealth. And it wasn’t national wealth, but personal wealth. His tenure at Bain Capital shows a mixed record of creating jobs and also of eliminating them or “off-shoring” them. And those decisions were based on how that action would affect his personal wealth.
National wealth, as measured by our gross domestic product, is the result of working people who provide goods and services that have value. A prosperous middle class that is producing and consuming those goods and services will build a stronger economy than talking points from the right.