by Ralph Nader
| Sep. 21, 2012
Mr. Romney doesn't understand the double standard where government checks, whether already paid for or not, to people are called "entitlements"while far bigger checks to corporations are called "incentives."
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He thinks it’s perfectly fine for companies like Verizon, Boeing, Duke Energy, Navistar, Wells Fargo and Pepco to use all of our country’s government funded public infrastructures and services, and yet not only pay no income tax but actually rig the tax system so they can get billions back in "benefits"from the U.S. Treasury, as General Electric has done for years. At the same time, Romney never speaks out against 35,000 super-wealthy Americans who also do not pay any federal income tax.
He is, essentially, a corporation running for president masquerading as an individual.