Post by Mike
Okay, this is a man who understands the problem from a business perspective. There is no class warfare or HOPEY CHANGEY wishing for utopia. He gets it. These are excerpts from a speech made by Mitt Romney. His remarks are in bold. Read them and ask yourself who is best fit to address our current problems.
We’re just so overleveraged, so much debt in our society, and some of the
institutions that hold it aren’t willing to write it off and say they made a
mistake, they loaned too much, we’re overextended, write those down and start
over. They keep on trying to harangue and pretend what they have on their books
is still what it’s worth.
The banks are scared to death, of course, because they think they’re going to
go out of business… They’re afraid that if they write all these loans off,
they’re going to go broke. And so they’re feeling the same thing you’re feeling.
They just want to pretend all of this is going to get paid someday so they don’t
have to write it off and potentially go out of business themselves.”
cascading throughout our system and in some respects government is trying to
just hold things in place, hoping things get better… My own view is you
recognize the distress, you take the loss and let people reset. Let people start
over again, let the banks start over again. Those that are prudent will be able
to restart, those that aren’t will go out of business. This effort to try and
exact the burden of their mistakes on homeowners and commercial property owners,
I think, is a mistake.
Link here: Mitt Romney's State of The Union