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May 23, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Bain’s priority wasn’t job creation

Mitt Romney keeps insisting that he was a job creator at Bain Capital. Unfortunately for his argument, Bain’s goal, like every other private company, was to make money. Job creation was never a priority.

If a company they acquired needed more staff, they would hire. If one of their companies was in financial straits, they would close it down, firing the personnel. Making money was the central theme. When the Democrats brought up the closing of G.S. Industries and the loss of 750 jobs, the Romney camp replied that he was no longer in control of Bain at that time. But then the Romney camp turned around and added the hiring Bain was doing at that time to Romney’s job-creation claims.

He was a very successful businessman, but no job creator.

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