Newt Gingrich is outraged that Mitt Romney "looted the companies, left people unemployed and walked off with millions of dollars.” Not to be outdone, Rick Perry attacked Romney and his ilk: "They're vultures that are sitting out there on the tree limb, waiting for a company to get sick. And then they swoop in, they eat the carcass, they leave with that and they leave the skeleton." So are Gingrich, Perry and other Republicans who are going after Romney's methods at Bain Capital ready to join the Occupy movement and call for reforms to protect the 99%? Hardly. As Robert Reich deftly explains below, Republicans have got nothing to offer to give "Americans more economic security," and the real question is "what serious reforms of capitalism Obama will propose when, assuming Romney becomes the Republican nominee, Obama also criticizes Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital."
By Robert Reich, cross-posted from his website