Romney economics up close

To the Editor:

Want to see an example of Romney economics up close -- and learn what it would means for the middle class? It will all be on view at the Littleton Diner right on Main Street on Wednesday morning, June 27, at 9:30 a.m.

Meet Randy Johnson, once a worker at a small but successful paper products company, who saw his career destroyed and his employer bankrupted when Mitt Romney and his partners at Bain Capital came to town.

Bain Capital acquired the plant in 1992, merged it with similar companies and loaded up the new entity with debt. When the interest payments bankrupted the company, the assets were liquidated. Randy and a lot of other workers were out of a job.

But in Romney world that didn't matter because Bain and their partners made more than $100 million on the deal.

That's the story of AMPAD (American Pad & Paper Co.). And Randy's too. He now lives in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is traveling the country to share his experience with Romney economic policy and what that disastrous record would mean for the nation.

Former state senator Peter Burling (D-Cornish), past board member of the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority, will also be on hand to give a New Hampshire perspective.

Both will be holding a roundtable discussion on the issues over coffee at the diner. Come and be a part of it.

Barbara Astone

Littleton, N.H.

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