To the editor:
Want to know what life in the United States will be like under President Romney? Just look at Spain, where the recession following the fiscal crisis in 2008 has become a real depression made worse by the austerity measures imposed by the Spanish government.
Romney, like King Juan Carlos, proposes to lower taxes on the rich and cut government spending. In Spain, these measures have deepened the financial problems of the 99 percent. In 2007, only eight in 100 people were out of work in Spain. Now, largely as a result of the austerity measures, nearly one in four people is out of work.
Meanwhile, King Juan Carlos goes off on an elephant safari that costs twice the average yearly salary of those Spaniards who do have a job. And we can bet that President Romney will be relaxing in his newly rebuilt $12 million oceanfront home in San Diego, similarly unworried about the people in the United States who have no jobs.
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