Middle Class on Mitt Romney: “If he wins, we lose.”

Brittany Battista, Advertising Manager

When you think of the word “politician,” what first comes to your mind? A tall man with slicked-back hair? Does he wear a suit with a price tag no middle class person could afford? Is he one of those people who only tells you what you want to hear? Mitt Romney fits this stereotype.

Mitt Romney is that classic politician you are warned about. One whose opinions change depending on the people he’s speaking to and whose accent changes depending on the state he’s in. It’s all a ploy to get votes.

I firmly believe that Mitt Romney is in the position he is now because of his money. That’s all these campaigns are. The more money you put in, the better the outcome. It’s not the 2012 Presidential Race, but the 2012 Money Race to see who can get the most money. It is completely outrageous that it is legal to raise millions and millions of dollars when the U.S. is so in debt.

I once heard Romney say the word “poor” during one of the past GOP debates. I have never witnesses anything more frightening. I don’t think he knows what poor is. He must only hear about us in rumors being spread around Bloomfield Hills, Mich., one of the top five wealthiest cities in the U.S. which Romney grew up in. Then again, we all would have more money if we had Romney’s tax rate, which is less than what most middle class families pay. It makes sense if you don’t think about it.

His income does not come from a salary, but earned money through stocks, shares and other investments taxed under the special rate. Romney doesn’t play by the same rules as the rest of us and it doesn’t stop there.  A study by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center stated that under Romney’s plan the top 1 percent of taxpayers would get a tax cut of more than $150,000. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Why would we want a president who has no idea what the middle class is like? He has not gone through the struggles of living paycheck to paycheck with dreams of sending kids to college. We cannot elect a president who cannot represent us properly.

Mitt Romney is a candidate for the rich. With the nation’s middle class becoming extinct, I think it’s important for the United States to have a leader who understands what we’re going through. We don’t need someone who can easily bet $10,000 like its pocket change. I’m all for working your way to the top, but when you come from money it’s pretty easy to get the kind of education that can take you places.

So all I ask is that come Election Day you all take a moment before handing in that ballot and think of yourself. Who can best represent YOU. Don’t vote for who has the most “electability,” vote for yourself. We have a voice and Romney can’t hear it while counting his money. He can’t represent majority of America. If he wins, we lose.