In state after state, local newspapers are highlighting the impact Romney economics has had on their communities. Florida, Nevada, and Iowa are just a few of the states with a direct connection to Mitt Romney’s history as a corporate buyout specialist:
The case of Dade Behring in Miami, where some 850 jobs were lost while Romney led Bain has been well-documented. But there’s a new wrinkle: The company under Bain’s leadership sought and received millions of dollars in tax breaks for creating jobs in Puerto Rico—shortly before closing its facilities, costing nearly 300 jobs. — The Miami Herald
Las Vegas, Nevada
In Winnemucca, 166 miles northeast of Reno, Rich Stone, owner of a dry cleaner next to the former Stage Store, remembers the retailer as a fine fit for the community.
Since it closed, residents of the small town of 8,900 and surrounding Humboldt County can’t buy non-Western-themed clothes there. They have to travel to Reno or shop online, Stone said.
“It’s a void,” said Stone, who is also a city councilman and a Republican. “We lose a lot of sales tax revenue.” — Las Vegas Sun
Des Moines, Iowa
“He led a pack of wolves that went in and fed upon these communities and took jobs away,” Sagar said.
Sagar pointed to two specific instances in which Bain profited from dismantling companies: Stage, a clothing store that had locations in many small Iowa cities, and GST Steel, a Kansas City steel firm. — The Des Moines Register
For the rest of the story about how Mitt Romney’s decisions impacted communities across the country, check out romneyeconomics.com.