Regarding the May 22 news article “Obama defends his attacks on Romney’s career at Bain”:
It should come as no surprise that Mitt Romney’s campaign and public figures, such as Newark Mayor Cory Booker, with close ties to the world of finance desperately want to keep off-limits the story of the human cost of Bain Capital’s predatory successes. These deals document how the callous rush for enrichment of an already privileged few led to the detriment of the far less fortunate many, precisely mirroring the dynamics of our national economy.
Whether the senior managers at corporations such as Bain or JPMorgan Chase should be allowed to continue their imperious rush for wealth without concern for the public good or appropriate regulation is the key issue of the 2012 campaign. It must not be hidden.
James M. Statman, Brookline, Mass.