After Saying Foreclosure Crisis Needs to “Hit the Bottom,” Romney Pretends to be Concerned About Struggling Homeowners
Romney: Struggling homeowners need to “hit the bottom”
Romney: The banks are “feeling the same thing” that homeowners facing foreclosure are feeling
Las Vegas, NV – What’s next – he’s going to suddenly pretend that he likes being able to “hire people?” Last night, in a blatant attempt to paper over his comments last year to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the foreclosure crisis needs to “hit the bottom,” corporate layoff specialist Mitt Romney TRIED to express sympathy for struggling homeowners in his speech before the Republican National Convention.
Unfortunately for Mitt Romney’s weak attempt at masking his true beliefs on housing issues last night, the fact remains that Romney’s policies would only make things worse for struggling homeowners. Romney has already made perfectly clear what his plan is for the housing market – let it “hit the bottom.” Even worse, he actually told homeowners that the very banks that are foreclosing on their homes are “feeling the same thing that you’re feeling.”
“Mitt Romney’s feigned sympathy for struggling homeowners cannot change the fact that his policies would make things worse for them,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Mitt Romney wants to give more tax cuts for millionaires like himself while telling responsible homeowners that they need to ‘hit the bottom.’ Pretending to be concerned about homeowners keeping a roof over their heads two months before an election won’t paper over what Mitt Romney has already made clear - under a Romney Administration, struggling homeowners would be on their own.”